Now I’m sure most of you are aware by now that as well as supplying you all with daily inspiration and ideas to create an epic wedding, we also promote our very own festival and woodland wedding venues which can be found under our Land Hire/Venue Page. These stunning venues have all been hand selected by us for their natural beauty, festival vibe and of course free spirited ethos. Each one has something very unique to offer and we are proud to say we have now helped over 200 couples find the perfect venue for their wedding.

Today we are sharing with you one of those venues. A brand new secluded woodland that I have been so looking forward to sharing with you all! Not only is it in Kent, our most popular area for enquiries, it also has 2019 availability. If you have just got engaged and were hoping for a wedding next year, get ready to be excited because this venue is truly stunning. It has a woodland ceremony area, a large meadow with plenty of space for a tipi or alternative marquee, a camping field and so much more. Bluebells and wild garlic bloom when in season and the venue is completely private with nothing but countryside for miles.

Ladies and Gents, allow me to introduce you to our beautiful Secluded Woodland, Meadow and Camping Field, a new woodland wedding venue that is exclusive to Festival Brides…..

Hidden within a beautiful part of the Kentish countryside, just outside of the quaint village of Hawkhurst, is The Wild Meadow Kent. A gorgeous outdoor festival wedding venue in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that offers the perfect setting for your wedding. Say ‘I do’ under a canopy of ancient woodland, pitch your tipi and tents in the 14-acre meadow, lose yourself in the tree maze and take advantage of the plethora of photo opportunities this amazing woodland venue has to offer.

Secluded and Private…..

The Wild Meadow Kent offers you a completely secluded and private location to hold your wedding blessing and reception. There is a stunning woodland ceremony area, a gorgeous tree lined meadow with plenty of space to pitch a giant hat tipi, marquee or alternative tent, a camping area, a fire pit, a tree maze and unlimited parking. It also comes with a capacity of 300 people and the freedom to use your own suppliers. A huge bonus if you are hoping to plan your very own festival wedding!

Your Arrival….

A leafy lane just off a main road will lead you to a private entrance, taking you into the car parking field. From here, a very pretty pathway will take you through the wildflower meadow to the main wedding field, glamping/camping area and the entrance to the woodland. It’s a beautiful short walk on flat ground that allows your guests to take in the full beauty of the venue as well as your wedding set up.

The Woodland Ceremony Area….

If you have dreamed of a romantic ceremony in the middle of the woods then this area could not be more perfect. When in season, Bluebells bloom between the diverse range of trees offering an awe-inspiring natural ceremony backdrop. Accessed from the wild flower meadow, a pretty woodland path leads you across a bridge, over a stream and into a large natural clearing where up to 150 of your guests can fit comfortably whilst enjoying the peaceful sounds of the woodland. This area can also be used for your welcome drinks, a silent disco, an area for an acoustic band to play or a chill out retreat for you and your guests. It will also offer you the most beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. The meadow also offers plenty of beautiful spaces to hold your personal ceremony if you have more than 150 guests or you would prefer to marry in an open space with the countryside as your backdrop.

The Wedding Field and Tree Maze….

Situated close to the woodland entrance with ancient trees as it’s backdrop, this open hay and wild flower meadow offers the perfect space for you to pitch your tipi, canvas pole tent, yurt or marquee. It boasts stunning views of the entire venue and has a natural tree maze with hidden clearings which would make the perfect space for you to create quirky entertainment for your guests to explore. You could even pitch a honeymoon camping tent for two within the central clearing. The choices are endless! The wedding field space is flat and easily accessible from the car park and woodland and can comfortably accommodate 300 people. You can also use this field for glamping or BYO camping if you wish.

Getting There….

Access to the venue is excellent with good links to the A21, A26, M20 and M25. Etchingham train station is 5 miles away and has direct links to London and the South Coast as does Ashford International Station which is 20 miles away. The quaint village of Hawkhurst is only minutes away and is home to some fantastic accommodation and food options. There are also some lovely local churches nearby. Alternatively, the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is only a 30-minute drive and comes with a plethora of hotels, restaurants and a very grand Victorian registry office.


Hire Fee for 2018/19 is £2,400 and includes the following:

  • Exclusive use of the entire venue for 3 days (only 1 day for your event)
  • Up to 300 Guests
  • Unlimited Parking
  • Mains running water
  • Amplified music until 11:00pm (1am for a silent disco)
  • Standard Hire Period: Friday 10am-Sunday 12pm


  • This venue is not licensed for legal ceremonies
  • Camping is available on request
  • Event Management is available on request
  • Fire Pits and bonfires are available on request
  • Fireworks are not allowed
  • There is no electricity available
  • This venue has good disabled access
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking


  • Marquee, Tipi, Alternative Tent, or Yurt
  • Catering Tent
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Generator
  • Seating for ceremony areas (hay bales are available to hire at £5 per bale)

This venue comes with an extensive list of recommended suppliers. Please ask for more details or visit the Festival Brides wedding directory.

Open Day Saturday 29th September…

The venue is joining forces with the fabulous Timber and Canvas to bring you The Wedding Tent Roadshow! Come and see this stunning venue in action and meet with some of Kent’s best local suppliers. Walk around the giant tipis and sailcloth tents, listen to the ‘Tent Talks’ by event professionals, meet a selection of wedding suppliers and get style advice and trend predictions for the coming season. I (Laura) will also be there offering personal viewings of the venue.

For more details or to arrange a viewing appointment, please contact You can also purchase your free tickets from Eventbrite: The Wedding Tent Roadshow (South East)

Want to look around?

Email us at to arrange a viewing.

Big Wedding Venue Love

Laura xx


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