Maidstone is the county town of Kent, situated on the River Medway, and features a fabulous selection of wedding venues within the town and its surroundings. It boasts a beautiful register office in the form of the Archbishop's Palace. Heading out east on the A20 leads to a triumvirate of spectacular venues - Turkey Mill, Leeds Castle and The Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham. South on the A229 leads to Boughton Monchelsea Place. West on the A26 leads to the Grange Moor Hotel and Oakwood House, then south on the A228 leads to The Hop Farm. Northwest on the A20 leads to Bradbourne House in East Malling. North on the A229 leads to the Museum of Kent Life and then Kits Coty Brasserie on Blue Bell Hill. Major hotel chains are well represented with the Marriott Tudor Park, Best Western Russell Hotel, Mercure Great Danes Hotel and Hilton.