THE WOW FACTOR OF THE BUTTERY & GLASSHOUSE
Hidden behind the 14th-century Bull Hotel, The Buttery & Glasshouse is totally unexpected, causing that spontaneous first reaction: “Wow!”
On one side couples can delight in the historic barn-style Buttery which offers the most intimate ceremony space full of character, gorgeous light, beamed ceilings, and an ancient stone wall.
While opposite, the newly built, ultra contemporary Glasshouse, with art gallery vibe, wraparound glass doors that open up onto the alfresco terrace and spectacular retractable roof, is a modern space flooded with natural light.
Merging contemporary and traditional, wedding days flow seamlessly from one stage to the next
“The best part about getting married at The Buttery & Glasshouse is the fact that everything will be under one roof”
Weddings at The Bull
Couples have been choosing The Bull for their weddings over several decades. Recently a couple told us that they got married at The Bull 24 years ago, and another client recounts that her parents had their wedding reception at The Bull 36 ago!
Even before receiving our first license to hold civil ceremonies in 2015, Martin himself organised wedding breakfasts and receptions in the restaurant as The Buttery function room hadn’t been redecorated to accommodate wedding receptions.
Our journey since then has been a wonderful one. Hosting weddings is a special and joyous occasion, and it has been source of great satisfaction for all of us.
The renovation in 2022
The whole courtyard was renovated to create an innovative and unique wedding venue, a hidden surprise you wouldn’t expect behind the splendid 14th century Grade II-listed Bull Hotel.
Merging the new contemporary Glasshouse, the traditional Buttery and the picturesque Veranda transformed the whole wedding experience at The Bull courtyard.
This gorgeous courtyard offers a variety of blank canvas spaces and an abundance of natural light where couples can showcase the elegance and the freshness of something new and unique to achieve their wow factor wedding day when the wedding theme will take centre stage.
Initially our wedding venue was The Buttery, first licensed in 2015. Originally, the 16th century oak-beamed barn was used as a large pantry to stock food, butts of beer and wine for the hotel.
The Buttery has its own charm which effortlessly delights every couple. With a captivating barn-style feel and historic appeal and has been holding memorable wedding ceremonies
Tour the venue
Throughout the year we host open days when the whole venue is set up for a wedding, with recommended suppliers and our full team available to take couples through a tour of the venue.
You are most welcome to arrange a viewing with the coordinators at any time to discuss your ideas and plans for your big day.
Kent Wedding Awards 2023/2024
Winner of the ‘Events Team Of The Year’ award
The team focus on building a relationship and building our couple’s confidence. It’s a journey we embark on and by the end our couples are reassured and ready to experience their wedding day…in the moment. On the day itself the wedding coordinator role comes into its own. Nothing is more important than ensuring that a married couple has relinquished all of their last-minute worries and wobbles. At the very heart of everything we do is an overriding sense of service to ensure that our couples feel confident, relaxed and at ease throughout the whole process.
The Buttery & Glasshouse impressed the judges: “Demonstrating both a very strong in-house and multidisciplinary team, to ensure that no part of the wedding planning process is left wanting, the Judges praised the Buttery & Glasshouse for its professional collaborative approach to customer care and a real need to ensure that every client’s wedding is the most important for them.”
Expect to see a spectacular retractable arched roof, south facing sliding glass doors to catch the sun, sleek glass and cool metallics – an elegant and modern wedding venue, flooded with natural light. The Glasshouse is an inspiring space which provides a lasting impact on guests’ memories of the wedding.
Facing The Glasshouse, sits the historic and timeless Buttery. Originally, the 16th century oak-beamed barn was used as a large pantry to stock food, butts of beer and wine for the hotel. More recently, The Buttery has been holding memorable wedding ceremonies.
Building up a relationship with the team
Our co-ordinators dedicate every single hour of their work life to make sure a couple and their guests have the most beautiful and happiest day of their lives, the wedding coordinators have been thrice finalists of the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards in the category wedding planners of the year.
With an open-door policy, couples visit The Bull Hotel on a number of occasions before their wedding day. Whether it’s for a drink, food or just a quick catch up, building up a fabulous relationship in the lead up to your special day.
When all the wedding planning has been done and the big day draws near, you might want to spend the night before with friends and relatives, enjoy some informal toasts and a wholesome meal.
Guests and family can stay overnight in one of the the 11 en-suite bedrooms. With bespoke interiors has been individually designed by Martin Deadman with heritage paints balanced with rich and lavish Laura Ashley wallpaper and soft furnishings.
Hotel capacity 20 adults plus the newly-wed couple.
8 Times Unique
1.Your wedding will be beautiful regardless the weather. The weather-proof venue.
2. 48-hours for you to set-up the day before, marry-up and say the final goodbyes the day after
3. The foody wedding venue in Kent that will impress your guests
4. In-house staff friendly and professional, with a home from home feel
5. Country inn with 1 bedroom for you and 10 for your guests.
6. Guest Stay & Dine offer for the closest ones making you company the evening before, dining and sleeping
7. Twice awarded Boutique Venue of the year and Wow Factor Venue of the year
8. Wow factor wedding venue
Forget the pressure to set up the venue on your wedding day. Forget driving away at midnight after partying. Forget looking for accommodation for your nearest and dearest.
Indulge yourself in a 48-hour venue hire, starting with the set up the day before, until the farmhouse style full English breakfast for the newlyweds and their guests the morning after.
Our weddings are crafted to each couple, and our goal is to create a relationship and friendship with the couples, to build trust and support.
We’re experienced and skilled wedding coordinators, that will ensure everything runs smoothly. We’re always on hand to answer any questions, listen to the desires and ideas and offer guidance.
With a variety of blank canvas spaces, we are dedicated to create a bespoke wedding to suit your dreams. Twilight ceremony, petite weddings, day-long to long weekend weddings, 30-guest wedding or 150 evening guests, we have a package for everyone.
Tell us your favourite time of the year, the number of guests, how you would like to entertain them, how many bedrooms you will need… then we will prepare a bespoke quote and payment plan everything for you.
Tailored to your needs
Far from one-fits-all, The Buttery & Glasshouse at The Bull Hotel is probably one of the only venues in Kent that really offers bespoke packages and payment plans.
Do share with us your plans and dreams, and we will work together to prepare a bespoke quote and payment plan for you.
Come for one of our open days or contact the wedding coordinators and book a private viewing, just use the contact form below.
A dedicated website for couples
The Buttery & Glasshouse website has been designed to provide the best experience for couples who are looking to choose the venue for their very special day. It is packed with information, real stories, pictures, packages’ features and news.
Our dedicated wedding coordinators will love to discuss your plans and show you the venue.
Tel 01732 789 800
Email the Coordinators: email@example.com