The Average Wedding Cost


This information is designed to give you a clear idea of the amount you can expect to pay if you hold a wedding at Layer Marney Tower. The wedding venue charge is fixed, so the more people you have the less you pay per person.

Sample 1 – Wedding ceremony and reception for 80 daytime guests and 30 evening guests
Sample 2 – Wedding reception for 120 daytime guests and 50 evening guests
Sample 3 – Wedding ceremony and reception for 30 guests, without dancing

There is a fixed fee of £750 that is charged for a wedding ceremony. These usually take place in the Corsellis Room which can seat up to 120 guests. Other rooms such as the Hall of the Gatehouse and Tuke’s Chamber are also licensed and may be suitable for smaller numbers.

The prices that are charged for a reception vary with the day of the week and the month of the year. The reception price includes the bridal suite and use of our stately wedding Rolls Royce.

Wedding ceremony and reception for 80 daytime guests and 30 evening guests


Day of event: Friday in May 2022
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Corsellis Room, Layer Marney Tower
Wedding Reception Venue: The Long Gallery, Layer Marney Tower
Number of guests: 80 by day, 30 additional guests in the evening

Three course menu, chosen from Bouquet Garni’s menu selection:

  • Fresh bread and butter
  • Proscuitto with shavings of Charentais Melon
  • Slow roasted shoulder of lamb with rosemary jus and gratin dauphinoise
  • Honeycomb Cheesecake with Red Berry sauce
  • Tea, Coffee and Chocolates

Price per person: £45.40 +VAT

Item Item Price Total inc. VAT
Wedding Ceremony Fee £750.00
Wedding Reception Fee £3,600.00
Use of 1931 Rolls Royce, taking bride from home to Layer Marney Tower Complementary
3 Course Wedding Breakfast 80 @ £45.40 +VAT £4,358.40
Evening paella, catering for half the 80 day guests and all of the 30 evening guests 70 @ £12.45 +VAT £1,045.80
Wine Service Charge for drinks reception and wedding breakfast. 80 @ £3.50 +VAT £336.00
Use of the de Zoete bridal suite Complementary
Total Cost £10,090.20

VAT will be applied at the prevailing rate. These prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Wedding reception for 120 daytime guests and 50 evening guests


Day of event: Saturday in July 2022
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Corsellis Room, Layer Marney Tower
Wedding Breakfast: The Long Gallery, Layer Marney Tower
Wedding Reception: Quintin’s Barn, Layer Marney Tower
Number of guests: 120 during the day plus 50 in the evening

Three course menu, chosen from Bouquet Garni’s menu selection:

  • Fresh breads and butter
  • Pan Fried Citrus and Pepper Prawns
  • Roasted Rib-eye of Beef with shallots, red wine jus and fondant potato
  • Strawberry Eton Mess
  • Tea, Coffee and Chocolates

Price per person: £49.20 +VAT

Item Item Price Total inc. VAT
Wedding Ceremony Fee £750.00
Wedding Reception Fee £5,950.00
Additional charge for use of both the Long Gallery and Quintin’s Barn. £1,000.00
Use of 1931 Rolls Royce, taking bride from home to Layer Marney Tower Complementary
Drinks reception in the gardens with hot and cold canapes served to guests Canapes 120 @ £4.50 +VAT £648.00
3 Course Wedding Breakfast 120 @ £49.20 +VAT £7,084.80
Evening pizza from the Citroen Van, catering for half the 120 day guests and all of the 50 evening guests 110 @ £9.10 +VAT £1,201.20
Wine Service Charge 120 @ £3.50 +VAT £504.00
Use of the de Zoete bridal suite Complementary
Total Cost £17,138.00

VAT will be applied at the prevailing rate. These prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Wedding ceremony and reception for 30 guests, without dancing


Day of event: Thursday in November 2022
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Tuke’s Chamber, Layer Marney Tower
Wedding Reception Venue: The Corsellis Room, Layer Marney Tower
Number of guests: 30 guests

Three course menu, chosen from Bouquet Garni’s menu selection:

  • Fresh bread and butter
  • Gin cured Salmon with Mustard and Honey dressing
  • Rump of Lamb with Lemon Zest and Parsley with Redcurrant sauce and sable Potatoes
  • Raspberry and Chocolate Torte with vanilla crème and raspberries
  • Tea, Coffee and Chocolates

Price per person: £49.25 +VAT

Item Item Price Total inc. VAT
Wedding Ceremony Fee £750.00
Wedding Reception Fee £1,400.00
Use of 1931 Rolls Royce, taking bride from home to Layer Marney Tower Complementary
3 Course Wedding Breakfast 30 @ £49.25 +VAT £1,773.20
Wine Service Charge for drinks reception and wedding breakfast 30 @ £3.50 +VAT £126.00
Use of the de Zoete bridal suite Complementary
Total Cost £4,049.20

VAT will be applied at the prevailing rate. These prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%

Wedding Catering at Layer Marney Tower


Our aim is to give you excellent food, first class service and real value for money. We endeavor to make our charges as fair and transparent as possible. Prices are set a year in advance to assist you in your budgeting.

Rob Staples – Bouquet Garni Caterers Ltd

If you require further information regarding the catering by Bouquet Garni, please telephone them directly on 01206 393244 or email email us.