Licensed Wedding, Civil Partnership & Handfasting Venue in Kent


What's Included


Blank Canvas Hire Fee includes the following:


  • Exclusive use of The Oak Grove, parking field and surrounding meadows
  • Exclusive use of all three magically lit stretch tents with wooden floor throughout
  • Use of licensed ceremony area and Handfasting space
  • Furniture and toilet facilities for up to 120 guests (160 in evening)
  • The ability to use your own suppliers or friends for catering, drinks etc. with NO corkage or other fees
  • Access to the site the day before your booking for you and your suppliers to set up and decorate
  • Access to the site the day after the event for your suppliers to clear away and for your guests to collect cars
  • Clear up and recycling (not including food waste)
  • Guest and car park assistants
  • Swedish fire logs
  • Meetings and site visits prior to event
  • Supplier liaison and support via email and telephone
  • Up lighting of the trees within the Oak Grove
  • Car Parking and overnight parking for guests
  • A 15 Kva single phase power supply
  • A water supply
  • Details of some of the best local suppliers to make the day your own
  • We do not charge VAT


Do you live in Upchurch, Lower Halstow or the immediate area? If you do then contact us for special pricing.

Prices for 2018 onwards


  • May - £5,850
  • June - £6,350
  • July & August - £6,850
  • September - £6,350

Price Breakdown


Whilst we don't offer the site as a land only option, the following breakdown gives an idea of the costs of putting together a similar package from scratch:


  • Rental of site £2,000
  • Charge to co-ordinate deliveries from various suppliers £500
  • Rental of Stretch Tent (1.5 times as much floor area as triple hat Tipi) £5,500
  • Rental of solid floor £500
  • Rental of toilets £650
  • Rental of generator £250
  • Rental of tables and chairs £600


Total £10,000 plus the hassle of organising a number of suppliers.

Not Included


  • Fuel for heating
  • Catering and catering facilities (other than tent)
  • Bar and drinks
  • Staff for serving food and drink
  • Entertainment
  • Wedding insurance to cover non refundable expenditure


Grove T&Cs


  • Visits and viewings; please contact us by e-mail or phone to arrange a time to visit. We will do all we can to accommodate you!
  • Firm bookings require a signed contract and 50% deposit. The balance payment and £1,000 security deposit are due 12 weeks prior to your event
  • Music must be finished by 11.00pm
  • Taxis should be booked no later than 11.30pm
  • While we’re happy for you to make the Grove your own, we ask that any no decorative alterations are made to the tents themselves and that you are sympathetic to our lovely oak trees
  • There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, so only very well behaved dogs and guide dogs are allowed
  • The site is bounded on one side by the River Medway, there is also a shallow 'swale' within the grove - so we ask that the hirers are responsible for making sure that children and others are kept safe

© The Oak Grove 2017