Preston Court

£7,550 - £14,095 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
10 Bedrooms
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Not only are we family run, Preston Court is wonder-filled! Complete with Merry-go-round. 56 mins on train from London St Pancras; Oak barns, Barnyard, church, lake, an island for garden ceremonies, incredible scenery & luxury glamping on site.
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1. Hire of the Victorian Carousel all day until 9.30pm. 2. 120 Glasses of Prosecco for your guests. 3. A dedicated and Experienced Wedding Day Coordinator, in addition to 8-12 bar/ waitering staff. 4. Three planning meetings are also offered in the lead up to your wedding. 5. Hire charges include the EXCLUSIVE use of TWO BARNS, gardens, mediterranean barnyard with elegant seating & hundreds of twinkly lights etc. 6. Kentish Barn: Use of large 17th century Kentish barn licensed for wedding ceremonies and receptions. 120 people. Two beautiful mechanical organs, one of which is Art Deco and the other is Art Nouveau. 7. Juliana’s Island: Outdoor garden ceremonies take place on Juliana’s Island. 8. Long Lodge Barn. Use of long lodge barn as reception space. Wood burning stove, sofas with wonderful interior styling. 9. 1907 Showman’s Living Wagon: This is the bride and Groom's private space for the day. 10. Bar: Fully licensed & staffed cash bar well stocked with champagne, wine, local ales & artisan beers, spirits cocktails and soft drinks. Table Service available in both barns. 11. Glasswear. 12. Luxury permanent Ladies & Gents W.C’s, with separate large unisex W.C and baby change facility. 13. Furniture: Round wooden banqueting tables & cross back chairs with cream coloured seat pads. 14. An easel for table plan, & cake table. 15. White folding chairs and benches are provided. 16. Outside seating on terrace with tables and chairs. 17. Use of LED, fairy, festoon, & other theatrical lighting. 18. P.A System for speeches & ceremonies. 19. Stage. 20. Giant Disco ball suspended above stage. 21. Drinks Table in Garden. 22. Food Preparation area. 23. Heating.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers

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Preston Court Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
We have out own vintage merry-go-round.

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Preston Court Full Description
Preston Court is not only family run but it is one of the most stylish venues in the UK and just that little bit bonkers. Nestled in beautiful countryside near Canterbury, the historic Preston Court is a 600-acre private estate and farm offering three exceptionally unique spaces for your wedding celebration. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, your wedding can take place either on a magical moated island, in an enchanting, fully-decked 17th century barn, or within the walls of an ancient 12th century Saxon church. Meet farmyard animals or take a ride on a glorious Victorian carousel. Luxury Glamping is available on site including duluxe Bridal 'Emperor' Bell tent. We plant a tree on the farm for every wedding we host.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anna
A warm-hearted hello from Anna! We started hosting weddings at her parents farm 14 years ago. It's a family affair here, and when you marry with us you become part of the family. This magical wonderland really is different. When you arrive at Preston Court you will see a dreamy gardens, a gorgeous country house, rolling green fields, an ancient church, peacocks, twinkly lights, timber clade barns, farm animals, beautiful flowers& trees, a carousel, an island on a lake...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Douglas Stevens
Wedding: June
June 2024
Thank you for a Great Experience .
My wife and I went to a Fabulous Wedding on Saturday the 15 th June .My wife was in a wheel chair and I cannot praise the owner and staff at the way we were looked after . Although it did not rain but was rather blowy and cold blankets were provided for my wife and cannot thank you all enough . The facilities Barn and bar together with the canapés and the meal were outstanding and would not hesitate to recommend your services . Thank you for a Great Experience .
Micky & Jess
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
The the magic flowing from start to finish
We had our wedding at Preston Court in late-May 2024. The venue is magical. That is clear for all to see and strikes you the second you walk into the courtyard, we decided we were going to have our wedding there before we even finished viewing it. However, it’s one thing having a magical venue, it’s another thing bringing it to life and keeping the magic flowing from start to finish. The team at Preston Court have absolutely nailed it in that regard. Every single member of staff that we inter
Leo and Liz
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
We are so grateful to Preston Court, thank you!
We celebrated our wedding at Preston Court in May - what a beautiful and magnificent place to get married! Not only is the setting stunning, but what really makes it is the amazing team. Before the day Jess was brilliant, answering our many, many questions, nothing seemed too much trouble, and she definitely put us at ease. The whole process, which can seem overwhelming was made so much easier with their help, and they really do think of everything! On the day Jess and Nuta (and the rest of the
Paul Driscoll
Wedding: June
June 2024
Beautiful venue, very helpful and attentive staff.
Beautiful venue, very helpful and attentive staff. Set up for outdoor and indoor and, there is a Carousel! This was clearly not their first event!
Carl and Sharren
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Simply stunning venue, amazing staff. We shall mis
The most amazing and beautiful venue for our wedding on 18th May 2024, the staff are perfect, helpful, nothing is too much trouble, they make sure your day runs smoothly, in a relaxed manner. We had the first wedding of the season in the wilderness and it was truly special. We wish we could do it all again. Simply stunning venue, amazing staff. We shall miss everyone. Carl and Sharren x
Hannah Light painter
Wedding: May
June 2024
Absolutely incredible venue
Preston Court is an absolutely incredible venue and is one of, if not the most unique venues you will come across! The carousel being one of my favourite parts as not only is this great entertainment and a wow factor for your guests but also makes SUCH good photos! Also the outdoor ceremony location is in a gorgeous secluded spot over the lake which is stunning! The more you wander around Preston court, the more little unique elements you will find. But I think what really sets this venue apart
Preston Court Location & Contact Details


Preston Court, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1DH, England

Travel Notes

We are 1.5 hours drive from central London or 56 minutes on the train from London St Pancras.

Nearest Town

Preston Canterbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West

Nearest Airport


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