Kent Life Weddings

£750 - £2,600 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Exclusive Bridebook Deal
Bridebook Couple Discount
Late availability
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!
Kent Life Weddings Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Kent Life charge a venue hire fee for exclusive use of the Wagon Store, Marquee, 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)

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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 £16.00 per head. - 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
Kent Life Weddings Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Kent Life Weddings 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 area’s in which you can hold your wedding ceremony The Ulcombe Village Hall, the marquee and the Old Wedding Chapel. New to 2024 we have a beautiful Marquee to hold your ceremony/ reception. It's situated at the top of the site with perfect views of the North Downs. The Marquee seats up to 150 guests and then an additional 100 guests for the reception. You have use of the 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 2-5 minute walk of the venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lindsay Wanstall
I am the wedding coordinator at Kent Life along with Belle. I am dedicated to making your wedding day perfect and for everything to run smoothly, from your initial viewing, to making your booking, to the day itself and taking away any stress you may have! I will be a constant support throughout the whole process and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Matthew & Louise Rogers
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
The best wedding we've ever been to!
My husband and I cannot thank Kent Life enough for executing our rather quirky wedding! Lindsay and the team did a fantastic job on helping us plan our Steampunk Pirate day and we are thrilled that they enjoyed it as much as we did. We will never forget this magical day nor this place. With Love Matt & Lou x
Sarah & Greg
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Wonderful day
Hi Lindsay. Me and Greg would just like to thank you so much for everything you and the staff at Kent Life done for our wedding. You truly were amazing, and so helpful. We had a wonderful day. Thank you for letting us have access to the pumpkin patch so our photographer could take some pictures of us too! Everything went as planned thanks to you! Thank you once again Kind regards Mr & Mrs Cole. ☺️
Yasmin & Libby
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Better than we ever dreamed of
We had the most amazing wedding day at kent life. It was everything we ever dreamed of & more, Lindsay was fabulous and her attention to detail and care towards us was exceptional, her & the team made our day go smoothly without a hiccup in sight. The venue looked stunning & our guests all commented on the quirkiness and beauty kent life offered on the day. Thank you for the best day of our lives. Yasmin & Libby x
Yasmin & Libby
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Our special day
Hi Lindsay Me and Libby just wanted to say thank you to you and every body who helped on our special day. It really was everything and more than we could have dreamed of. You were so attentive to both of us and made our day feel so relaxed and stress free! Thank you again and it was a pleasure meeting you and the rest of the team :-) Regards Mrs & Mrs Martin :-) <3
Madii & Iwan
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Our big day
Hi Lindsay, I cant believe we're married and we've had our big day!!! Iwan and I just wanted to express our deepest thanks for the amazing job you did of coordinating our wedding on Sunday. You were so informative throughout the whole day making sure we knew what would happen and making sure our guests knew were to get food, drinks etc - and you kept me topped up on bucks fizz most importantly! :D Everyone there said what an amazing venue it was and commented on how smoothly the whole evening ran! Honestly it was a dream and you kept us reassured in the lead up to the wedding, even if I did keep asking wacky questions!! We left some of our wedding cake at the venue, I hope you found this and shared it out with the team (I left a note on it). I also left some of the sash buckles behind the bar for the lovely bar lady who asked if she could have some for her upcoming wedding :) Thank you so much, we'll never be able to say it enough. All our warmest regards and best wishes, The Cherry-Moretons
Jodie & Mark
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Absolutely perfect
Dear Lindsay, Mark and I wanted to send you a quick email with a massive huge thank you for everything you did in the lead up to and during our wedding day. The day was absolutely perfect and everything was so well organised and smooth. The food was incredible and all I've heard all day is compliments about the crème brûlée. Most people are saying, it's the best they've ever had. Our guests loved seeing the animals especially the goats with bowties. Thank you again Jodie and mark hurt
Kent Life Weddings Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Maidstone East

Nearest Airport

Gatwick or Stanstead

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