The Night Yard

£3200 - £7150 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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Set on a working farm, The Night Yard provides a beautiful, unique and flexible wedding venue for Your Day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Exclusive use of the venue from 9.00am the day of your event until 11.30pm on the day specified on the booking form. Midweek dates have access until 11.00pm Accommodate receptions up to 240 people (140 day guests and an additional 100 evening guests). We also offer bespoke packages for smaller or larger weddings Onsite Venue and Events Manager A professional and experienced team of Event Manager's on hand from the booking stage to Your Day Choice of two designated ceremony areas (Under the Eaves and The Gallery) The Gallery Modern toilet and cloakroom facilities The Snug Vintage 'chill out' corner Fully staffed, stocked and licensed bar Fully licensed wedding venue Complimentary Wi-Fi Stunning new Glasshouse with festoon lighting, oak-engineered wooden flooring, dimmable bespoke lighting with room for formal dining for up to 140 guests 12 variegated decorative trees in rustic wooden baskets Vintage cake table 6ft trestle or round tables Lime wash Chiavari chairs with velvet cream seat pads Wooden folding ceremony chairs Flexible outdoor seating Grass courtyard Great photographic opportunities with Bertie our vintage tractor and in the apple orchards Overnight storage facilities for wedding memorabilia Car parking for up to 80 cars Indoor and outdoor power sockets Portable PA system for background music and two wireless microphones for speeches Complimentary use of the fire pit (usual hire £150) Well behaved pets welcome at the owners responsibility We do not charge extra for holding your ceremony at The Night Yard (KCC costs apply) The venue hire charge includes pre-wedding meetings and coordination both of the day and on the day
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
We work on a commission basis with a selected list of local caterers (please see our handpicked list of suppliers for full details). We work with them to ensure we deliver against our shared customer service ethos. These caterers have worked many times at The Night Yard and know the venue well. We have ensured they have the correct certificates, license's and insurance. We hope that this selection will give you plenty to choose from.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Set in the beautiful Kent countryside just outside historic Canterbury, The Night Yard is a very versatile and flexible venue with plenty of character and perfectly styled with modern and contemporary amenities. The Night Yard originally started as a ‘Night Yard’ which was the farms dairy herd sleeping quarters and has over the past five years been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. Dress it up if you want or simply admire the character of the space. The Night Yard offers complete exclusivity for the day of your wedding and the flexibility in order that you can create Your Day exactly how you want it! We can accommodate up to 240 guests utilizing both the great indoor & outdoor spaces. The Night Yard is a quirky barn with a centralized courtyard. The courtyard houses a stunning new Glasshouse which offers all year round weddings and is edged by cloistered barns. The acoustics are fantastic for live music, which can often bring a festival vibe to Your Day. We appreciate that as every couple is different there is no set structure as to how Your Day will run. However our highly skilled team of Wedding Coordinators will work with you to advise and make suggestions and to ensure everything goes to plan on Your Day. Your Day Exclusive use of the venue from 10am - 11pm (midweek) and 10am - 11.30pm (weekend) Benefits Include: The Glasshouse - holds up to 140 guests to dine plus a further 100 guests for your evening party The Gallery - soft seating area The Snug - a flexible private space Spacious courtyard Flexible outdoor seating Car parking for up to 80 vehicles Disabled access Choice of ceremony area A fully stocked and licensed bar Late license available on request Pet friendly Seasonal photographic opportunities available Situated in a beautiful farm setting just outside Canterbury

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alison Wallis
Thanks for taking a look at our gorgeous venue set amongst Kent apple orchards. The space in The Night Yard is really charming and we do recommend you take a look in person as the photos do not do it justice. Please do get in touch if you would like to visit us or if you have any more questions that we might be able to help with.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rebekah and Kieran
Married in October 2020
October 2020
Absolutely beautiful venue and amazing staff
The Night Yard is an incredibly beautiful venue and we are so happy we found it for our wedding! The staff are so friendly and put in a lot of time and effort to make the wedding day as perfect as it can possibly be. We got married at the Night Yard during the pandemic so it was a very difficult time to organize a wedding for everyone however the Night Yard staff were very understanding and did all they could to keep the day as special as it could be under the guidelines. I would definitely recommend the Night Yard to anyone looking for a beautiful relaxed charming wedding venue! Thank you to everyone for all their work!
Jemma and Scott
Married in October 2020
October 2020
COVID Wedding!
The team at The Night Yard were fab in ensuring our day still went ahead, despite numerous set-backs and a global pandemic. We had a wonderful day and it really is such a beautiful venue, we are so happy we still went ahead.
Ashleigh and Tom
Married in October 2020
October 2020
The Night Yard - Everything I dreamt of and more
"The Night Yard is the most mesmerizing venue I’ve ever seen. From the moment I stepped out of my car I had the feeling of you know this is the one... The venue is so flexible with whatever needs and creations you may want to fill for your day. No matter what imagination and vision you have, the team will ensure your vision is delivered no matter what. The entire run up to my wedding day was everything I’ve dreamt of and more thanks to all at The Night Yard. To see the venue on the day of my wedding filled with all that I had chosen and to see the team at The Night Yard ensuring my day went smoothly was one of the most memorable moments I have ever had."
Nema and John
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Beautiful and Rustic
They say a bride just knows and it feels right when she finds the dress, well we got this feeling with our Venue! As soon as we stepped into the venue on our first viewing we knew it was for us, our kids instantly ran off to explore leaving us feeling confident this was the perfect venue for our relaxed child filled wedding. I love how the venue can be dressed completely to suit your style, but then is beautiful and rustic as it is. The planning journey was well organised and reassuring as Courtney and the rest of the team had it all in hand. You don’t feel like just another booking, it was always nice to catch up. Thank you, especially Courtney you helped bring our vision to life, we just want to relive it again and again!
Caroline & Ed
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Such a perfect Day.
This is a most sincere Thank You for hosting such a perfect day for us. Our wedding was absolutely perfect...The Night Yard as our chosen venue was complimented by every guest as the most beautiful and relaxed environment for such an occasion which we agree wholeheartedly. Ed and I appreciated Courtney's help so much. Courtney. you were outstanding and went above and beyond...looking after our chorus singing dog when he threatened to drown out the ceremony...distracting the children whilst we were decorating...adjusting the climate control to accommodate our guestws needs...everything you did was appreciated so very much. Our wedding was the happiest day we have had, and The Night Yard made it happen. So again...Thank you. We thoroughly recommend you all for anyone wanting to hire a venue as the perfect choice.
Katie and Matt
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Fantastic wedding venue
An intimate venue for that DIY look !! Perfect for a couple that want to put there own stamp on their day. We loved it from the moment we saw it and it was the most special venue all our guests said how amazing it was.

Venue Showcase

12th October 2019
We are hosting a fabulous Venue Showcase! This is a great opportunity for couples to visit The Night Yard. You will get to meet the experienced team and our Handpicked List of Suppliers 11:00-16:00.
Location & Contact Details


Highland Court Farm, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5HW, England

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Press & Awards


Wedding Ideas
Perfect Wedding Magazine

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Boho Wedding Directory
Coco Wedding Venues
Creative Brides
Your Kent Wedding

Industry Awards (3)

Bridebook South East Venue of The Year 2018
Kent Wedding Awards Finalist 2017 'Something Different' Venue
Kent Wedding Awards Finalist 2016 'Something Different' Venue

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

Work out how many items you need for each of your tables and take a notepad to the venue to jot down what's required to decorate the different areas of your space

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

I love the trees in upturned apple bins they add some height and great for hanging photos or lanterns from. I also love when couples get in some quirky furniture or venue styling. The Night Yard allows well behaved pets which makes it truly personal to those wanting their pets to be part of their special day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Festival vibe Family friendly Rustic Pet friendly Flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have numerous fantastic photo opportunities but The Glasshouse and under the eaves have proved so far to be the most popular.

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

That would be telling!!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Being lovers of food... We love them all!!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Marshmallows cooked over the fire pit.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The fabulous new Glasshouse stands proud in a central courtyard surrounded by a beautiful cloistered barn. These features are what make the whole venue quite unique.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The guests instantly feel at ease in the venue which creates a fantastic atmosphere. Children and well behaved pets are welcome at The Night Yard. We are proud to be a LGBT friendly venue and disability confident employer.