With plenty of history, our rustic venue is a versatile, blank canvas ready for your vision. Couples fall in love with the Buttery at first sight, it’s just perfect!

Situated in the historic village of Wrotham, near Sevenoaks and Maidstone, this 600-year old coaching inn boasts charm and character. The Bull is a licensed wedding venue and can hold your wedding in the 14th century Buttery function room for the civil ceremony, wedding breakfast, reception and party.

Each wedding is unique and our coordinators work closely with the couple to tailor an individual and personalised day.

 

The Bull Hotel is a family-run hotel, restaurant and function space providing a friendly and inviting one-stop wedding venue. We accommodate all the elements of a seamless wedding day, flowing from ceremony to wedding breakfast and evening reception. The 11-ensuite rooms at The Bull are full of character and old world charm. Each room is beautifully decorated and our spacious bridal suite provides the perfect space for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding and for the couple to enjoy their first married night together.

The Bull has a number of accolades such as

• Listing in The Michelin Guide 2018-2019
• Two AA Rosettes for the ‘mighty tasty’ food
• Four AA Silver Star for the accommodation
• The AA Notable Wine List Award 2019 (only 5 awarded restaurants in Kent)
• One of the 16 best pubs in Kent according to The AA Pub Guide 2020
• Four in a Bed winner 2018
• Open Table Diner’s Choice
• Finalist of The Kent Wedding Award 2019 – Boutique Venue and Wedding Planner categories

The Buttery Wedding Venue

Our licensed room for civil ceremonies is called The Buttery.

• A historic barn style building that can accommodate the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception.
• A blank canvas venue space with a rustic charm, beautiful exposed beams, high ceilings and stone walls.
• French doors open to a spacious courtyard for alfresco reception drinks with ample space for a marquee.
• Lush ferns on the ancient courtyard walls create a thematic backdrop.
• A setting lending itself to many different decorative themes. These include a boho chic theme, twilight wedding or simply classic and traditional. Current wedding trends also complement the rustic character with decorative foliage, winter wonderlands and summer BBQ’s.

WHY IS THE BUTTERY DIFFERENT?

With such a broad spectrum of venues from those with partition walls and tiled suspended ceilings to those with glamorously decorated rooms, chandeliers and statement wall papers; here at The Bull we have a blank canvas offering our couples the freedom to reflect their style and flair to dress and decorate the venue according to their own personal style and vision.

For this reason, couples fall in love with The Buttery.

The Buttery flows out onto the veranda and courtyard where guests can enjoy reception drinks after the ceremony with a stunning backdrop ideal for photographs. The versatile courtyard space outside allows for alfresco reception drinks in the Summer months and plenty of room for a marquee in the Winter months.

Our Ethos is Flexibility

No two weddings at The Bull fit the same mould and we like to embrace all the details that we know are so important to our couples. The nature of the venue and the fact that we allow a whole weekend to focus on one wedding alone, encourages our couples to design the wedding day they truly desire.

We pride ourselves on our extreme flexibility. At The Bull, the planners make a point of adjusting and reworking the mould every time, to ensure that all the elements that make each day special and individual are accommodated. Couples will be able to decide on:

• Menu choices
• Suppliers
• Payments
• Decorations
• The big day itself
• Also children, pets, entertainment, any time of the year, tiny wedding, medieval banqueting, candlelit ceremony, Chinese pagoda, a ring bearer dog… the list is endless!

Our Food

Food & drink is one of our biggest passions at The Bull.

We are immensely proud our award-winning quality wedding food. We embrace local suppliers and seasonal flavour within our outstanding wedding breakfast menu and for those looking for a more relaxed, informal affair, we offer a unique signature smokehouse feast alternative.

Every single dish is cooked in our kitchen, from scratch, by our own team of talented chefs.

We believe wedding food should set a precedent for consistency, beautiful presentation and deliciousness. The kitchen team aim is to serve up dishes which will fill up the room with that comforting smell of fresh cooking and put family and friends at ease by catering for all those special dietary requests.

The smokehouse feast option becomes a feature of the wedding day, with a dedicated chef cooking on the BBQ in front of the guests. All our meat is smoked on site, in our imported Texan smoker (the only one in Kent), guaranteeing that authentic flavour and smell, adding to the ambience of the big day.

The Rooms

The 11-ensuite rooms at The Bull are full of character and old-world charm and steeped in history. Each room is beautifully decorated with Laura Ashley furnishing and interior design and recently renovated to incorporate all the modern facilities, with high end linens and quality toiletries.

The couple will enjoy their wedding night in the bridal suite. This spacious suite creates the perfect space for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding and prepare for the special day ahead.

Wedding guests can party then stay overnight to wake-up and enjoy a cooked to order full English breakfast together in the morning.

Packages & Finance

Our packages are designed to be affordable and achievable without compromising on quality.

We fully understand what saving and budgeting for a wedding entails and want to relieve the stress as much as possible with no big up-front costs and individualised payment plans to help spread the cost. Wedding packages for 50 guests start from £8,000.

There are 4 options of wedding packages The Buttery Wedding, The Festival Wedding, The Pub Wedding and The Tiny Wedding and our capacity is from 12 guests up to 150, depending on the package you choose.

CAPACITY

Our capacity varies according to the type of wedding package you choose.

Ceremony in The Buttery up to 65 guests

Wedding breakfast 50 for sit-down meal and 100 for barbeque or festival style food

Evening reception 150 guests for full exclusivity hire

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Contact us today

Please contact our wedding coordinators Leigh Anne and Sangita on 01732 789 800 to discuss your plan for your wedding.