£7300 - £14996 for a package
Up to 130
On-Site
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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
£7,300
Maximum Price
£14,996
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
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
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
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
Reviews
(40)
Katie and Lawrence
Married in January 2022
January 2022
Simply the Perfect Wedding Venue
Everything ran smoothly from start to finish . The venue is spectacular and the feedback from our guests was the best wedding food and drinks they ever had!
Crystal Powell
Married in October 2021
November 2021
The most perfect venue for a wedding
The entire team at The Gardens were amazing throughout the entire process. They were so accommodating to all our queries and Monica, who was in charge of our big day, was just wonderful! All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and how beautiful the venue was. My husband and I went for a very minimalist wedding because the venue itself is so picturesque it really didn’t need much else. Thank you to everyone at The Gardens for making our day perfect!
Mr & Mrs Hayes
Married in September 2021
September 2021
The wedding we dreamt of!
Thank you so much to the gardens for letting us have the most amazing day! We can’t thank you enough for it all flowing so well! The staff are great and always willing to help! This was the day we dreamt of for 2 years! It was like a dream come true! Cant recommend this venue enough! And the venue is SO beautiful xxxx
Louise and Chris
Married in September 2021
September 2021
You made our day so special!
Just to say thank you to you both and the team for making our day so special and seamless. We had an amazing day and still can’t stop chatting about it! The venue is stunning and we had so many compliments on it and also the food! Thank you again
Mr & Mrs Gonella
Married in August 2021
August 2021
Our perfect day at the Gardens
Jenny and the staff at the Gardens went above and beyond for our wedding day. We were treated like VIPs and waited on us hand and foot. We opted for a bbq for something different and they didn’t disappoint. All our guests said how nice it was and such a unique venue. I wish we could do it all over again. One minor thing I would change is having a band over a DJ to get the crowd going and dancing a bit more but that’s personal preference x
Kevin & Aleena
Married in August 2021
October 2021
Such a memorable day! Will remember it forever!
Kevin & I got married on the 8th of August 2021 at The Gardens and it was the best day ever. As cliché as it sounds it really was amazing & memorable. With only two months of planning we were so happy that everything went according to plan (& that is was available to book!). The staff on the day were so so friendly, professional and helpful. Helen eased all our worries on the day and she kept making sure that Kevin & I were looked after. The food was phenomenal - we’re already planning on visiting again this winter when the Tipis Restaurant opens! The Gardens is beautiful, you don’t even need a lot of decorations to bring out its beauty. Each corner is very picturesque and our guests enjoyed taking so much pictures! The fact that our ceremony & reception were both in the same place meant that our guests did not need to worry about transport from different venues but instead just enjoyed themselves with the unlimited ice cream & Prosecco straight after the ceremony! All in all, we are so so happy that we got married in The Gardens! Thank you so much to the entire team for making our day unforgettable and extra special.
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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