Longton Wood is part of our family run farm. In fact, the venue was created by our family for the weddings of the two farmers daughters to their respective husbands! The idea was dreamt up following years of walking and riding through the clearing and of course after watching the twilight wedding. Longton Wood is set amongst beautiful Kentish countryside in the north Kent downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The woodland itself is an ancient bluebell wood with a mix of pine tree (twilight trees!) and natural English woodland. The venue has large all-weather car parking, space for glamping, a woodland blessing area as well as the main reception space. There is a woodland pathway that leads guests from the car park through the different areas, this is lit by festoon lighting and in spring lined with bluebells. The reception space is completed with a tree swing, wishing well and long sofas, carved from tree trunks around a firepit. We have a standard hire period which includes the day of, day before and day after your wedding, couples and their guests are welcome to camp/glamp here for the entire period, our aim is for your wedding to be an event not just a day!
We don’t offer packages as we hire the site as a blank canvas and primarily as a DIY venue. All hire is exclusive use for a three-day weekend usually Friday – Sunday. Whilst we allow our couples to freely choose their suppliers we do have a number of different suppliers who we can put you in contact with to help you with planning and whom can put together packages if desired. We also work with a wedding event company who if you wish will take on the planning and co-ordination of your entire wedding. We have an area for camping/glamping the area can fit 16 x 5m bell tents (these sleep up to 6), we have the capacity to accommodate more if needed and can make space for campervans if needed. Alternatively, there is also b&b accommodation at the farmhouse, 2 minutes away. There are hotels and B&Bs locally too.