£8930 - £18250 for a package
Up to 130
Bedrooms
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Welcome to your dream garden wedding venue in Kent. 12 acres of romantic English country gardens and your choice of three ceremony options. Award-winning with an exceptional team.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,930
Maximum Price
£18,250
Number of Guests Included
50
Wedding packages for The Gardens are bespoke and created with careful consideration based on your exact requirements. Contact the team for a package price that's tailored to your dream day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
130
Reception Capacity
240
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet-Friendly

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Nestled in the Kent countryside, you'll find The Gardens, a wedding venue like no other. Say your vows surrounded by 16 breathtaking country gardens which are exclusively yours to enjoy on your wedding day. The Gardens were created in 1995 to showcase organic gardening methods before being lovingly restored in 2016. The venue is 2 miles from Yalding train station and 6 miles from Maidstone Town Centre, with plenty of local accommodation options and ample free parking. Weddings at The Gardens are run by the exceptional team at Glow Events, who will be by your side throughout your wedding planning journey.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenny & Lilly
Congratulations on your exciting news! I can’t wait to meet you, hear about your vision, and show you our breathtaking English country garden. With years of experience in wedding coordinating and hundreds of five-star reviews across all of the major sites, I’ll be by your side throughout your entire planning journey so that you can concentrate on the fun bits of wedding planning, with none of the stress.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
150
Reviews
(65)
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Abbie & Oscar
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Perfection
We had the most incredible wedding day and the venue played the biggest part in that. The staff were incredible, I cannot fault a single thing. Big shout out to Katy for making sure everything ran smoothly. The food was absolutely amazing. We got complimented on everything shout the venue so thank you so much!!!!!
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Henry & Zoë
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Amazing venue, naturally stunning
Gorgeous setting with beautiful natural gardens for a rustic outdoor-sy wedding. The ceremony within the gardens was the perfect location. The tipis for dinner were cosy and welcoming and the barn for the evening was the right size. We comfortably had 92 for the day. All staff were friendly and well trained. Special mention to Lilly our wedding planner. She was incredible from start to finish. No problem she couldn't sort out and she was always on hand to help on phone or email. Made the day go smoothly. I would recommend visiting as the photos don't do it justice. Our 1 small issue was with the band we had booked. The speakers in the ceiling made it difficult for a singer with a microphone to stand anywhere near the dancfloor (feedback was mad!). So a word of warning. The DJ was brilliant and knew exactly what songs we wanted as well. The price is very reasonable considering how much is included in that price. Optional extras are plentiful so you can build the perfect unique day there.
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E and J
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Best day ever!
This is what I wrote to the team who hosted us, once we’d had a chance to process our fantastic wedding day: I just wanted to say how much we absolutely loved Saturday, and want to thank you so much for all you did to make the day so special for us. You were such a fantastic host, so many guests commented on how friendly the staff were, how everything ran so smoothly, the phrase ‘slick operation’ was thrown around more than once! The food was absolutely delicious, the gardens looked so beautiful and it was the perfect atmosphere all day. We want to thank Katy so much for doing the hard work in the morning, decorating the tables so beautifully you and your team were brilliant, Jamie had some excellent nuggets of wisdom and there was absolutely nothing for me to stress about which left me and the bridesmaids free to enjoy getting ready and chill and rehearse our walk up the aisle without falling over! I also want to thank Dan who looked after us in the evening as I think the guests were enjoying themselves a little too much towards the end but he was so helpful and chilled. The dj did a great job at getting everybody in the party spirit later on. We just had a great time and that’s hugely down to every person in the team, but also the general smoothness of how things run at the gardens. Thank you so so much for a day we’ll never forget! I really hope we get to attend again as guests another time!
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Amy and Dom
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
The most perfect day
We had the best day ever. There was nothing too much trouble for the staff at the Gardens, I couldn't have asked for a better team to help look after us and keep me calm. Even when the rain looked like it was never going to stop they stuck by my decision to have the ceremony outside as it was my dream to be married outside luckily everything payed off as the sun came out just in time. It was a beautiful day in such a beautiful setting. All our friends and family had nothing but compliments for the venue and the staff. If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony in a beautiful setting with amazing tentative staff then look no further, the Gardens is the venue for you! Thank-you so much to everyone at the gardens for making our day so perfect.
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John & Louisa
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Wonderful day, assisted by wonderful staff at a beautiful venue
From booking all the way through to the day after the ceremony (we left a few bits behind!) the staff here were absolutely phenomenal. The venue itself is simply stunning, the food is amazing (get the lamb, you're welcome) but the staff are the true heroes. They answered a thousand ridiculous questions from a couple that had no idea how to plan a wedding with infinite patience and helpfulness and on the day went above and beyond to ensure we had the dream day!
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Thomas & Katrina
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Brilliant, brilliant venue
We booked this venue in early January for an August wedding. Overall, we have been delighted by how our wedding day went and everything in the leadup to it. About the venue: it's a gorgeous location. There is plenty of surrounding greenery on site, guests can stroll around and explore, and importantly for us, we were able to have an outdoor ceremony - something that was high on our list of wants. The food for the wedding breakfast was excellent: a good variety of options to choose from and the quality was very good indeed. The staffing during the wedding breakfast was _excellent_ - food came out promptly, was hot, and no mistakes reported. The staff: excellent as well. The Gardens assigns a wedding coordinator who helps with the prep work getting the day ready and then on the day ensures the schedule is adhered to by being quietly efficient in the background. Other notes: The Gardens uses a web portal to help organise the wedding. It's a really good tool, and you basically track every conceivable aspect of the day in it... - all guests are listed, together with things like contact details and allergies - food choices are added here - table configuration and layout is all set up here - any extras being brought in (either little things like outside items being brought in to dress the tables in the Tipi, or noting who your photographer is, or hairdresser coming on site). - the schedule for the whole day is documented. This helps the venue work out what needs to happen next and not be caught out by anything unknown Overall, what a wonderful day. We were complimented by our guests on how relaxed the whole day was and - combined with the glorious weather - we couldn't have asked for a better day.

Wedding Showcase (11am - 4pm)

29th October 2022
We can't wait to welcome you to our autumnal wedding showcase on Saturday 29th October. Meet the team and explore the exclusive use wedding venue, twelve acres of grounds, and nordic tipis.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Benover Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6EX, England

Travel Notes

The Gardens is situated in the village of Yalding between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It is seven miles from Maidstone, 11 miles from Tunbridge Wells and 35 miles from London. There is plenty of local accommodation for guests. Sat nav postcode for The Gardens is ME18 6EX.

Nearest Town

Paddock Wood

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Yalding

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Press & Awards
(4)

Industry Awards (1)

Kent Wedding Awards, 2020 (Finalist)
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

One of the most memorable weddings at The Gardens involved a groom who worked with horses. He wanted this passion reflected in his wedding, so we worked with him to arrange the most magical ceremony entrance we've ever seen from a groom. He arrived on horseback, like a knight in shining armour, riding his way down the aisle towards the gazebo (much to the delight of his guests). During the outdoor ceremony, his horse happily grazed on the grass as the pair said their vows. It was so romantic and a true reflection of a lovely couple, we've no doubt their guests are still talking about it now.

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

Throw away the rulebook, forget what's in fashion, and focus on what matters to both of you. This is a celebration of you and your relationship, so we always recommend couples think about ways they can incorporate little touches of their personalities throughout their day.

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

It's always so lovely to see couples incorporating a nod to those who are no longer with them, it's such a special and personal touch.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breathtaking, rustic, magical, earthy & sustainable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There's too many to count - your photographer will be in paradise! We have 12 acres of grounds with 16 individual, beautifully designed garden ‘rooms’ each with their own characteristics, mood and colour. A very popular photo spot is our stunning victorian greenhouse, which was donated to The Gardens by HRH Prince Charles in the 1990s. And for Spring weddings, our famous tumbling display of lilac wisteria gets a LOT of attention.

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

One of our lovely brides went on to become a Finalist in The Great British Bake Off.

What’s your favourite canapé?

It's hard to choose, but we love our Beef Sirloin Steak, Pomme Frite & Bearnaise Sauce. It's indulgent and truly delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our stunning, Nordic hat style Tipis add the wow factor to every wedding breakfast. Romantic fairy lights cascade from the wooden beams, while the fire pits exude light and warmth, creating a really magical atmosphere. They're spacious - seating up to 130 guests for a sit down meal and 240 for a buffet - while feeling really intimate and special.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We're really proud of our commitment to making wedding planning fun and stress-free for couples. When you get married at The Gardens, you'll be looked after by Glow Events, a team which includes experienced wedding coordinators, exceptional chefs, and professional waiting staff who are committed to ensuring you have the day of your dreams. You’ll also benefit from access to our exclusive online planning tool, Sonas, which makes organising your wedding simple, so that you can focus on the good bits.. like sampling our food!

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