£399 - £1949 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Kent Life is licensed for Civil Marriages and is the perfect setting for a romantic vintage wedding with a difference. A picturesque, peaceful venue for an unforgettable day!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£399
Maximum Price
£1,949
Kent Life charge a venue hire fee for exclusive use of the Wagon Store, Ulcombe Village Hall and associated wedding area from 9am until midnight (entertainment and bar closes at 11.30pm). However for a small fee we can allow an extension on this time to 1am (entertainment and bar closes at 12.30am). The venue hire remains the same whether you want your wedding ceremony (in Ulcombe Village Hall) and reception on site or just your wedding reception.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£83
Maximum Price
£105
Included in this price: - Waitress served hot and cold Canapés with reception drink after your wedding ceremony or upon arrival at the venue if married elsewhere. - Four course sit down wedding breakfast or luxury BBQ. - Drinks package - please enquire for further information. - Evening party menu (from the various choices). Please note any additional guests invited to the evening party that you wish to cater for will be charged at £15.00 per head for 2022 and £16.00 per head in 2023/2024. - Services of an informal Toastmaster to facilitate your wedding. - Provision of waiting staff under professional supervision. - White table linen to include tablecloths and napkins (folded beautifully), white china, cutlery and glassware (vintage china available at extra cost). - Fully staffed bar opening after your wedding ceremony has finished and staying open throughout your day until the end of the evening.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Exclusive Use

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Kent Life is a licensed venue for Civil Marriages and is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding with a difference. A picturesque, peaceful environment for an unforgettable day with professional wedding co-ordinating and catering provided by Vincents Catering. There are three rooms in which you can hold your wedding ceremony/reception: The Wagon Store, Ulcombe Village Hall and the Old Wedding Chapel. The gardens, grounds and historic buildings all provide a beautiful setting for the wedding reception that will be remembered. Special Features Available Only at Kent Life; One wedding party only per day, Totalling unique setting, Up to three function rooms for your exclusive use, Professional guidance throughout your plans, Quality catering with choice of menus, Function Co-ordinator/Informal Toastmaster on the day, Use of whole site for your photographs - including the lovers seat, the dovecote and the herb garden and easy access by River Boat for those wishing to get married at the Archbishops Palace and having just their wedding reception at Kent Life. Choice of two hotels within a 5 minute walk of the venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tracy Locke
If you are looking for something a bit different then Kent Life could be 'The One' - This is a unique, vintage, wedding venue set in the heart of the Kent countryside with three separate buildings, two being licensed for weddings - The Chapel or the Village Hall! Our venue really is unique in every possible way and has a character all of its own to help you create that perfect wedding day!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(8)
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Luke & Adele
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Our amazing wedding
Our day was even better than we could have imagined, from start to finish Belle made sure that everything was perfect and nothing was too much trouble. We got married in the little pink chapel, had a food in The wagon store and our party in the village hall. We played tug of war and the kids loved the freedom and seeing the animals at the farm. Our guests loved our quirky venue and we wish we could do it all over again x
Z
Zoe & Anthony
Happy couple married in November
December 2021
Thank you so much for such a perfect day!
We got married at Kent life on Sunday, from the very first meeting I knew we had made the right choice picking this venue. Communication was spot on and nothing was ever too much trouble even a BBQ in November. Tracy, Emma and the whole team done an excellent job, the food was plentiful and tasted amazing and everything ran so smoothly! Thank you so much for such a perfect day! Zoe & Anthony xx
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Rebecca & William
Happy couple married in September
December 2021
We had the most perfect wedding at Kent Life!
We had the most perfect wedding at Kent Life! Emma and Tracy are brilliant, they have the answer to every question and nothing is too much trouble! Our day went so smoothly - the team took care of absolutely everything and Emma was amazing. We had so many compliments on how unique and beautiful the venue was and got so many gorgeous photos. Lovely food, lovely setting and lovely team! Would definitely recommend this wedding venue!
N
Nicola & Paul
Happy couple married in August
December 2021
Faultless!
We had the most wonderful day. Emma and all the team from Kent Life and Vincent’s Catering worked their socks off. Communication and planning from the very beginning has been excellent. Guests all commented on the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and Kent Life as a venue itself. Faultless! Thank you so, so much to everyone involved. Nicola & Paul Carragher. 21.8.21 💕 — with Paul 'Jasper' Carragher.
H
Hollie & Andrew
Happy couple married in July
December 2021
We had our wedding at Kent Life on 10/07/21 and it was just perfect!
We had our wedding at Kent Life on 10/07/21 and it was just perfect! Tracy and Emma did an amazing job, their communication and organisation before the day was brilliant, in particular working around all the restrictions, and on the day they couldn’t have been more helpful. Emma even came down to find us whilst we were having our photos done with a tray of canapés! The food was delicious, we opted for high tea and a bbq, and there was loads of it! The bar and catering staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so friendly and relaxed. It’s a great venue to get married at, really fun and informal and so pretty. We didn’t want our day to end! Thank you so much Kent Life and Vincent’s catering x
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Rachel & Will
Happy couple married in July
July 2018
Thank you
We both wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making the day run so well and really take some of the stress out of it all. Since meeting you we knew everything was in very safe hands and could see on the day our intuitions were correct. All of our guests kept coming back and commenting to us about how good the food was and many preferred the BBQ to a standard 3 course wedding breakfast. Please pass on our thanks to the chef and his team as the food really was amazing.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Lock Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Maidstone

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20

Nearest Train Station

Maidstone East

Nearest Airport

Gatwick or Stanstead

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Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Rock My Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

We have never put ourselves forward for any wedding awards! We know we are fab
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All the weddings held at our venue are as unique and individual as the wedding couples themselves. I could not possibly offend anyone by picking a 'best' wedding! There all fabulous in their own way!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

This is your wedding! Do what YOU love. Invite the people you want. Dance to the songs that bring you most joy. Eat the best food. Enjoy all moments. Share the photographs with your children and grandchildren. Most of all spend the rest of your days with the person you love!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every single wedding has personal touches that are individual to them and their relationship and I love to see the individuality of each wedding that happens here at Kent Life. To ensure I don't forget these personal touches I always take lots and lots of photographs which I like to twitter about!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique Vintage Quirky Fun Memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have loads and loads and loads...28 acres worth of fantastic photo opportunities!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, we have had a few here at Kent Life but we are sworn to secrecy!!! Sssssshhhhhhhhhh!!!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Definitely the Fresh Cod and Chip Cone

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese and biscuits! Lots and lots of Cheese and biscuits!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The original buildings which have been dismantled and painstakingly rebuild here at Kent Life. This includes the chapel brought over from Cuxton Village, The Village Hall brought over from Ulcombe Village and The Cottages brought over from Lenham Village.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are immensely proud of the team that work for us and who ensure that every single wedding is perfect from start to finish!