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Goodnestone Park

Address: The Street
Please tell the venue that you found them on venuefinder.com
Tel: 07711 420702
Website: visit website
Contacts: Patrick Rogers
 - Finance Manager
Delegate Rates:
Daily:   From  £65.00
24 hour:   From  £295.00
Rates are exclusive of sales tax (VAT)
Payment Methods:Mastercard Maestro Visa Visa Delta American Express
Meeting Capacity: 24 (max)
No. of Meeting Rooms: 6
Catering Capacity: 40 (max)
No. of Bedrooms: 12
Check-in time: 09:00
Check-out time: 18:00
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Location & Parking: Goodnestone Park is 12 miles south of Canterbury and 70 miles from Central London via the M2/A2. Frequent fast train services from London St Pancras to Canterbury West take 59 minutes from where it is a 20 minute taxi ride. There is ample free, secure parking for cars, minibuses and coaches and space for helicopter landing.
Restaurants: Excellent dining is provided in the dining room and breakfast room. Please contact us to discuss various menu options which are included in the Venue Rates: lunch in the Day rate; lunch, dinner and breakfast in the 24 hour rate.
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what our customers say

Kelly Brennan (Account manager), TMP Worldwide Ltd
"The most beautiful house I have ever been to, it was amazing with great service and perfect for our needs. Everyone said it was great fun and fantastic team building with great instructors. Many thanks, Kelly."
Gareth Neame (Chief Executive), Carnival Film & Television Ltd
"Thank you so much for everything you did to make my event go so well. All my guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved Goodnestone and the sumptuous rooms that we all stayed in. It is a beautiful house which has been stunningly renovated and it really is the perfect venue for such an event. An impressive house with fascinating history, but at the same time extremely comfortable and somewhere we surprisingly all felt very much at home! Gareth Neame, CEO Carnival Film & Television Ltd, producers of Downton Abbey."
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Goodnestone Park was built in 1704 and has been lived in by the FitzWalter family ever since. Frequently visited by Jane Austen after her brother married into the family and reputedly the inspiration for Pride and Prejudice, the house has recently undergone an extensive and widely praised renovation under the supervision of Julian Plumptre, 22nd Lord Fitzwalter. It is set amongst extensive woodland and meadows, boasts its own cricket ground and has beautiful formal gardens surrounding the house for visitors to enjoy.

Today Goodnestone Park is available year round for private hire on an exclusive basis for day and overnight business meetings with fully catered breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The beautiful formal Dining Room seats 24 for board meetings (and dinners, too) whilst the more informal Breakfast Room seats another 12 for ‘break out meetings’. The Round Room seats 24 in auditorium layout or can be used as another ‘break out’ meeting room. The stunning Drawing Room overlooking the parterre and the Library stocked with books and a TV/DVD player provide spaces for informal discussions or relaxation.

On the first and second floors there are 12 stylishly and individually decorated bedrooms, 10 with en-suite bathrooms. The Austen Room on the first floor, with views overlooking the cricket ground, provides another quiet room for private talks.

There is croquet on the lawn, a large terrace for outdoor entertaining and a range of exciting team building activities can be arranged or just enjoy walks through the extensive grounds. There is ample free parking and space to land a helicopter.  Goodnestone Park provides total privacy for confidential business meetings and can also be hired on an exclusive basis for other corporate events, weddings and private functions.

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