The Winding House

Dover, Kent

 The award winning Winding House is a unique spectacular restoration of an old Kent Coal Heritage Building near the picturesque village of Coldred (previous winner of Kent’s Best Kept Village).


  Set between Canterbury and the Coast in a quiet country lane at the top of the North Downs amongst corn fields and the beautiful estate of Waldershare Park.


An imposing Victorian building which is over 100 years old, and has undergone a dazzling “grand designs” conversion to provide an intriguing mix of old and new.


Perfect to ensure your wedding day is a day to remember and able to cater exclusively for 100 daytime guests and a further 50 evening guests.

The Winding House have handpicked a carefully selected group of Caterers & Mobile bar providers for you to choose from too on their website. 


They also have a comprehensive list of service providers including DJ’s, Florists, Cake Makers, Photographers, Hair & Makeup Specialists and more, whom they have tried and tested and know that they offer a brilliant service

Make a dramatic entrance across the bridge into the ceremony room, with soaring ceilings and bathed in natural light by huge arch windows, where all your guests who are already seated on the spacious Atrium Balcony, will be afforded a fantastic view of your arrival.

The Winding House is an award winning wedding venue, built by the Victorians in the early 1900's and formed part of the Kent Coal Fields. It has been lovingly restored and transformed into an intriguing mix of contemporary and old. The 2015 Kent Wedding Awards - Venue of the year - Something Different Winner, where the judges were wowed by the amazing layout, and dramatic entrance. 


The Winding House is a unique venue and open for a  limited number of days per year for couples to create their perfect wedding day. Every detail is taken care of and the owner will be on hand to help you every step of the way should you so wish. The Winding House is neutrally decorated ready to be beautifully styled to suit your taste and personality on your most important day, they really want you to make the place your own.


Have the bespoke luxury wedding of your dreams in a striking venue between Canterbury and the Kent coast nestled down a peaceful country lane, yet still easily accessible. The Winding House provides free transport to the ample nearby accommodation.

Welcoming You

After an intimate ceremony, you can welcome your guests with drinks and canapés on our sunny terrace, weather permitting or alternatively there is the option of starting your celebrations inside using the cathedral like reception room, with its wow factor of a 65ft high ceiling.


When you are ready you can then make your way into the Dining Room, where your wedding breakfast will be served on crisp linen and elegant tableware by your chosen caterer from our carefully selected list.


Their caterer’s reputations are second to none and are able to provide you with mouth watering food from an informal buffet to a delicious 3 course meal with discreet and attentive service. 

Get The Party Started

Sweep onto the dance floor for your first dance as the married couple, while the white washed walls of the reception room gently change colour and  the DJ ensures your guests have a party to remember.


As the drinks flow, there is ample space for an evening buffet for all your guests if required. 

Your Carriage Awaits 

The Winding House runs a complimentary minibus service to and from local hotels or a local pre-arranged pick up point. Enabling your guests to fully enjoy the hopsitality without the worry of driving. 


Despite the rural setting they are only a couple of miles from several large hotels where they have preferential rates and easy access to road and rail networks.