Preston Court

£7,000 - £14,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
10 Bedrooms
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This is one of the most STYLISH wedding venues in the UK- just 56 mins on fast train from London St Pancras. Oak barns, vintage musical organs, Victorian carousel, church, alfresco dining in the courtyard, magical gardens, lakes & Glamping on site.
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1. Hire of the Victorian Carousel all day until 9.30pm. 2. 26 bottles of our delicious House Wine. (£600 worth) 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
Preston Court Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

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

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 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 in 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.

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
Hazel and Bertie
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
The most perfect wedding venue with the loveliest
The most perfect wedding venue with the loveliest team you could possibly wish for. We got married at Preston Court in early October and can't sing the praises of the team enough. The venue is beautiful, and the team were so incredibly friendly and professional right from our first viewing all the way until the day of and beyond. There were so many little details we wanted involved in our day, and Preston Court completely took them in their stride, ensured the day ran totally smoothly so that w
Justin & Anna
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Thank you will never be enough, we really mean it.
Thank you will never be enough, we really mean it. You are the most amazing team. We felt so at home and so looked after.
Leila and Stephen
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
There’s not a single thing we’d change.
Stephen and I wanted to send you all a massive “thank you” for our incredible wedding this weekend. It was hands down the best wedding we’ve ever been to. We didn’t stop smiling all day and haven’t stopped smiling since. The whole thing was totally magical. We knew the team were great and the whole process to get to the big day has been personal and seamless - but it’s not until you’re in the midst of it all, that you realise just quite how unbelievable you all are. Your attention to detail.
Monika & Mike
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
We want to relive it all again
It was such an amazing day - Jessica and Lizzy were amazing from start to finish. Both Monika and I had such a brilliant time, we want to relive it all again! Huge thank you to you as well for all your help with everything!
Lily & Jakes
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
Our guests said it was the best wedding they'd bee
WOW, where to begin? Me and my husband got married at the Wilderness in July this year. Everything from the communication leading up to the big day, to the little touches throughout were incredible. All the staff during the day were extremely professional and friendly and kept the drinks flowing all night! All our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and has redefined modern weddings for them now.
Jenny & Will
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
The team are top notch - efficient, welcoming
We got married here in June and had the BEST DAY! The venue is beautiful in its indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as the decoration flourishes throughout. The team are top notch - efficient, welcoming and detail-orientated - and made sure everything ran without a hitch on the day. All of our guests were obsessed with the carousel - would highly recommend :)
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Preston Court?

Totally enchanting and unique- so much charm. The twinkly maypole of lights, the Victorian carousel, the musical organs, Juliana's Island, the lakes, the manor house, the Showmans wagon, 17th century oak barns, The beer canoe Bar, Ari Aperitivos, Wilfie's Pizza truck, the on site luxury Glamping for 30 guests.

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

Look at a few different venues in person to really get a true understanding of what you are looking for - you might not know until you view 'the one.' At Preston Court we have developed out own planning tool which we make available to every couple. You will be given your own personalised online planning documents, specific to Preston Court, which act a planning guide to help you share information with us, so we can make sure the wedding day is everything you hope for.

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

The beautiful bride had gorgeous orange flamed hair and whilst discussing the choice of wedding colours, she joked with her groom that they must make sure nothing is orange as the colour of hair was enough ginger for everyone!! The groom took it upon himself to secretly make things 'ginger' to make a point that he LOVES her 'gingerness' and he can't get enough of the beautiful colour. They had orange cocktails (Aperol cocktails) as their reception drinks, orange napkins and the favours were male and female gingerbread men. Needless to say, the bride thought it was hilarious and very sweet of her groom. We were really moved by how simple little things can bring laughter.

Describe Preston Court in 5 adjectives

Charming Stylish Idyllic Picturesque Relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at Preston Court?

Wow, that is very difficult as one of our many highlights is the variety we offer for beautiful and artistic photo opportunities, what with the manor house, the lake, Julianna's island, the horses, the vintage steam engines, the showman wagon, the organs. However, if we had to choose one it would be the bride and groom riding the carousel with the sun setting behind, which transforms the sky into a glowing backdrop of stunning caramel and peach colours.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Preston Court?

Jesse Ware has been a guests & performed for weddings here.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Beef Wellingtons.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Crepe Suzette.

What is Preston Court most unique feature?

The Maypole, The Steam engines, the fairground rides and organs. We also have designed our own digital planning tool specific to Preston Court. When you book you will be given your own personalised planning documents which will act as a guide to planning every aspect of your day. As they are online they can be accessed from anywhere and it means that all of your 'wed-min' is in one safe place.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The fact we are small family owned and run venue and we have a super duper team of brilliant staff. Plus we plant a tree on the farm for every wedding we host here.

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