Wedding menus

Wedding menus

At Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham, Kent, food is our passion.

We regard your wedding reception as one of the most important events you will host and to that end will tailor make menus to your specifications.

We offer a range of seasonal dishes that where possible use local produce. Should you have any ideas or requirements, please speak with our team and we will be delighted to discuss options with you. 

DIETARY: we cater for a range of dietary requirements

SEASONAL: our menu selection is updated seasonally with fresh local ingredients

PERSONAL SERVICE: the below is a sample selection but we can accommodate your wishes so tell us about your requirements

Fiona Mobbs

Revenue and Events Co-ordinator

01622 853322   Email

Package details


  • Roasted tomato and basil, herb oil
  • Carrot and coriander soup
  • Cream of mushroom baked with stilton and herb crumb, port wine syrup
  • Ham hock and root vegetable broth


  • Field mushroom baked with stilton and herb crumb, port wine syrup
  • Tomato and mozzarella tart, basil pesto, rocket leaves
  • Terrine of pressed ham hock, apple and apricot chutney, seasonal leaf 
  • Warm smoked bacon and tomato quiche, apple salad, balsamic reduction
  • Caramelised onion and goats cheese tart, frisée leaves, balsamic reduction - £1 supplement per person
  • Classic prawn cocktail, fresh lemon, paprika - £2 supplement per person
  • Terrine of confit duck with salad, plum chutney, toasted brioche - £3 supplement per person
  • Traditional smoked salmon platter, fresh lemon, capers and buttered wholemeal bread - £3 supplement per person


  • Smoked salmon and chive tartlet
  • Melon, strawberry and Champagne smoothies
  • Mini beef Yorkshire puddings
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Filo pastry king prawns
  • Chilli beef sticks
  • Goats cheese and tapénade crostini
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Salmon and dill fish cakes
  • Cheese and pesto straws
  • Beer battered salmon, tartare
  • Red onion and blue cheese tart
  • Smoked bacon muffins
  • Vegetable samosas

Selection of 3 - £7.50

Selection of 5 - £10.50

Minimum of 3 items per person

All canapé items are £2.50 each

  • Roast breast of chicken, cocotte potatoes, fine green beans and chantenay carrots, shallot jus
  • Confit belly of pork, apple and sage compote, roast cocotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables, shallot jus
  • Pan fried salmon, crushed new potatoes, spaghetti of vegetables, lemon and herb cream
  • Fillet of sea bream, pak choi, crushed new potatoes, sauce vierge
  • Goats cheese, roasted red pepper, basil wrapped in filo pastry, potato and green bean fricassée, balsamic reduction
  • Grilled courgette and tomato tart, vegetable ratatouille, basil pesto
  • Wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with a grilled artichoke salad - £2 supplement per person
  • Braised blade of beef cocotte potatoes, fine beans, chantenay carrots, red wine jus - £3 supplement per person
  • 5oz roast rump of lamb, dauphinois potatoes, vegetable ratatouille, chantenay carrots, red wine jus - £3 supplement per person
  • 5oz dry aged fillet of beef, dauphinois potato, fine beans, honey glazed carrots, horseradish and thyme jus - £9 supplement per person
  • White and dark chocolate mousse, caramel sauce
  • Apple and plum crumble, vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberry and blackcurrant glacé soufflé, white chocolate flower, red berry coulis
  • Lemon tart, chantilly cream, sauce Anglaise 
  • Vanilla panna cotta, berry compote 
  • Pear and almond tart, sauce Anglaise
  • Raspberry shortcake, vanilla cream - £2 supplement per person
  • Strawberry pavlova (available July to September) - £2 supplement per person
  • Passion fruit parfait, dark chocolate sauce - £2 supplement per person
  • Assiette of white and dark chocolate, mandarin coulis - £3 supplement per person


  • Amuse-bouche of homemade soup served in a demitasse cup - £1.50
    • Roasted tomato and basil
    • Carrot and coriander
    • Cream of mushroom with tarragon croutons
    • Ham hock and root vegetable broth
  • Traditional salmon gravlax, lemon mayonnaise - £3 supplement per person

Intermediate courses

  • Sorbet course - £3 supplement per person
    • Raspberry and Champagne
    • Kir royal
    • Passion fruit
  • Pan seared scallop, parsnip purée, pancetta - £5 supplement per person
  • Brandade of salt cod, bean salad, sour dough - £5 supplement per person

Extra touches

A selection of seasonal vegetables (served family style) - £2 per person 

Platter of English and continental cheese served with a selection of cheese biscuits, grapes, celery and homemade fruit chutney - £7 per person. Cheeses included are:

  • Cornish Yarg - a nettle covered semi hard cheese from Cornwall
  • Colton Bassett Stilton - a rich and creamy farmhouse stilton 
  • Keens Farmhouse Cheddar - a six month matured cheddar with a nutty flavour from Somerset
  • Reverend Brie - Artisan brie made in Nanterre, France, creamy soft and tender texture

Wedding finger buffet menu

Includes a selection of sandwiches plus your choice of five items per person from the hot and cold menu below:

Selection of mixed bloomer sandwiches

  • Mature cheddar, pickle
  • Egg mayonnaise, watercress 
  • Smoked chicken, spring onion mayonnaise
  • Home cured ham, wholegrain mustard 
  • Pastrami, salad
  • Smoked salmon, lemon, dill cream cheese 

Cold selection

  • Red onion and goats cheese tart
  • Poached salmon, lemon mayonnaise wraps
  • Assorted pastry straws
  • Mixed vegetable quiche
  • Parma ham, blue cheese brochette
  • British cheese platter
  • Selection of homemade salads
  • Dessert selection

Hot selection

  • Chicken tikka drumsticks
  • Olive, rocket and sun blushed tomato pizza
  • Tempura king prawns
  • Chinese pork ribs
  • Chilli chicken wings
  • Mini gourmet savoury pastries
  • Vegetable samosas

The above menu options are included within the Exclusive Use, Coach House and Manor House packages.

  • Additional guests - £22 per person.
  • Additional items - £2.50 per person.

Evening buffets must cater for at least 80% of your total evening guests.

Summer options

BBQ with a selection of salads, available between April and September - £28*

Pork hog roast with a selection of salads, available between 1st April and 30th September - £28

Lamb available, supplements may apply

Ideal for midnight feasts

  • Bacon, sausage, vegetarian or chip butties - £8.50 per person
  • Hot roast baps - £10 per person

Unconventional choices

  • Platter of cold meats including cured ham, chorizo, salami displayed with capers, mini gherkins and fresh breads - £6 per person (minimum order of 10 servings per platter)
  • Cheese platters containing 3 cheeses, grapes, biscuits and chutney - £7 per person (minimum order of 10 servings per platter)

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If more information about allergens is required, please ask a member of the team.


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