Hall Place and Gardens is an eye-catching and striking Tudor house with an award winning 65 hectares of beautiful gardens along with lots of history in Bexley, Kent. A Grade I listed building it was originally built in 1537 for the former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys. The design and construction of the house, much of which still stands today, displays Tudor splendour with the grand Great Hall, Parlour and Chambers. The outside architecture is of the distinctive checker board pattern that Tudor times displayed so well.
In 1649 Hall Place sold to Robert Austen who added more spectacular beauty to the building. You can still see the plastered ceiling within the Great Chamber which was added in 1650. The Dashwoods hen became owners of Hall Place in the 18th Century and then for much of the 19th and 20th century it has been rented to a number of tenants. During the 2nd world war the US Army Signal Corps took residence within Hall Place to operate the interception station which was code named Santa Fe”. This was set up to intercept the Morse signals of the German Air Force and Luflwaffe.
The Great Hall is one of two rooms that can host your civil service wedding ceremony with private access to the courtyard for your drinks reception. The Great Hall makes a wonderful setting for your wedding comfortably hosting up to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast. With secluded beautiful gardens and topiary lawns to capture wonderful photography on your special day, you are sure to have some amazing memories of your special day.
If you are holding a small and intimate wedding, take a look at the Great Chamber with is wonderful 17th century plastered ceiling décor. The Great Chamber room is next to the Long Gallery with displays views across the gardens and topiary gardens from the great bay windows. Hall Place will create an everlasting memory for you and your guests on your wedding day