The Gardens

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£9,160 - £19,190 for a package
Up to 100
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The Gardens is a romantic garden wedding venue in Kent. Twelve acres of unique English country gardens, beautiful barn, and rustic Nordic tipis. Awarded Best of Bridebook 2022.
The Gardens Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£9,160
Maximum Price
£19,190
Number of Guests Included
50
Contact us for a wedding 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.)
The Gardens Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
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
The Gardens Full Description
If you are dreaming about a romantic countryside wedding, The Gardens is the venue you’ve been searching for. Awarded Bridebook County Champion and Best of Bridebook in 2022. The Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece, with 16 individual gardens surrounding the licensed ceremony gazebo. Each garden is styled in a different planting style, designed for the most spectacular wedding photos. It was admired and visited by King Charles in the 1990s, who donated the breathtaking Victorian greenhouse. Located in the quaint village of Yalding, the venue is only 6 miles from Maidstone Town Centre, and offers plenty of local transport and accommodation options. Suitable for weddings of up to 100 seated guests and 200 evening guests. For 2023 weddings, packages start from £9,160 based on 50-day guests and up to 200 evening guests. Packages include exclusive venue hire, a dedicated wedding coordinator, reception drinks, your wedding meal, wine for the guests, an evening buffet, a professional DJ, access to our exclusive online wedding planning tool, and much more. We also offer an unbeatable Winter wedding package that includes the above plus rustic garden-inspired styling, with prices starting from £8,610 for 50-day guests & up to 100 evening guests. You will have a choice of 3 indoor and outdoor ceremony areas. These include the romantic gazebo in the gardens, the dedicated ceremony tipis, and the beautiful barn. After the ceremony, enjoy your reception drinks on the garden lawn, before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the Nordic tipis adorned with twinkles. The in-house chefs pride themselves on providing a first-class dining experience, using only the freshest ingredients. They will collaborate with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences. Enjoy a three-course feast, hog roast, or BBQ across a range of cuisines. We can’t wait to meet you and show you around our beautiful venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenny & Lilly
Thank you for considering The Gardens for your wedding day. We have years of experience, and will be by your side throughout your wedding planning journey to ensure you have the day of your dreams. We can't wait to meet you and show you around our beautiful countryside garden wedding venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
135
Reviews
(86)
Felix Slack
Wedding: September
October 2023
The staff were all so welcoming and friendly
We went to a friend of mines wedding here yesterday and we had such an amazing time. The venue was absolutely stunning and the gardens were amazingly beautiful. The staff were all so welcoming and friendly, but I want to give a special mention to one of the waitresses who went above and beyond to accommodate for my girlfriend and her many allergies. So very thoughtful and caring and she made the night very stress free for us and we thank her and everyone of your staff members so much.
Ben and Phoebe
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
An outstanding venue with amazing staff
The Gardens at yalding is phenomenal. We booked this venue due to the beauty of the setting and how welcoming the staff were. We did not expect to have such a beautiful, effortless day. Our amazing wedding manager had everything in hand. The groom took our decorations to the venue and they set everything up for us. The team were so professional and helped massively towards making our day as stress free as possible. They couldn’t do enough for us. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. It has beautiful miniature gardens that have different themes. We’ve visited in different seasons and on every season it has been equally beautiful. We had a set meal for our wedding breakfast and an evening buffet. The food was divine. All of our guests have said they wanted to eat at their restaurant when it opens due to how amazing it was. There was even an incident where a guest was being awkward about their food, our wedding manager was kind enough to have something completely different made for them. Whatever you do, add this venue to your list to view because it was an experience that I will never forget. Our wedding day was perfect.
Frankie and Brent
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
Our dream wedding day at The Gardens
The Gardens was the only wedding venue we went to visit and we fell in love straight away. We wanted a relaxed but beautiful garden party vibe and this really delivered!! The gardens themselves are so well looked after and the flowers were in full bloom on our day in August, the tipi was the perfect place to host our 120 guests and the food was incredible - we've had so many guests say how much they enjoyed it. The staff before and during the day were incredibly attentive to detail and made sure things ran exactly how we imagined. Special thanks to Jenny our coordinator and Callum, who was fantastic on the day, we definitely felt like we were in safe, experienced hands! The day went without a hitch and if anything did go wrong, the staff were there in a flash to sort it out - as bride and groom we felt totally relaxed all day. If you want a beautiful, fun, outdoor wedding then you should definitely look into The Gardens as a venue!
Nicole Blunden
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
AMAZING
Wow, not only is the venue absolutely stunning, the staff were so helpful and accommodating. Upon arrival on my wedding day, the staff straight away came up to me, took all my table decorations and little accessories from me and put them exactly where I wanted them and also gave me their honest opinion (which I wanted) when asked. I could not recommend this venue enough. Perfect day!
Liz Carter
Wedding: August
October 2023
An absolutely fabulous venue, highly recommend
What an absolutely fabulous venue. My son got married here, staff very friendly and efficient. Beautiful grounds for wedding photos and for any children to play in. Beautiful dining space with great food. Plenty of parking close to venue. Highly recommended
Emma and Tom Best
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
Simply the “BEST”
All the gardens team were amazing from the start until the end. They couldn’t do enough for you and helped make it such a relaxed experience. The Venue is stunning and we had so many comments to say how wonderful the venue was and no wonder why we choose The Gardens. Thank you all so much <3
The Gardens 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 6 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 Train Station

Yalding

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The Gardens Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (3)

Kent Wedding Awards, 2020 (Finalist)
Best of Bridebook, 2022
Bridebook County Champion, 2022

Bridebook Awards (2)

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Describe the best wedding that happened at The Gardens?

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 The Gardens in 5 adjectives

Breathtaking, rustic, magical, earthy & unforgettable.

Where’s the best photo spot at The Gardens?

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 King 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 The Gardens?

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 The Gardens 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.

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