The Night Yard

£3450 - £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 special day.
Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive use of the venue from 09:00am on the day of your event until the time as specified in your Confirmation of Booking email. Friday and Saturday dates have access until 11:30pm and midweek dates have access until 11:00pm. (Twilight Weddings are available with an access time from 13:00) Accommodate receptions up to 240 people (140 day guests and an additional 100 evening guests). The venue hire charge includes pre-wedding meetings and coordination both of the day and on the day. A professional and experienced team of Event Managers on hand from the booking stage to Your Day Choice of two designated ceremony areas (Under the Eaves and The Glasshouse) The Gallery Toilet and cloakroom facilities The Snug  Vintage 'chill out' corner Fully staffed, stocked and licensed bar. Fully licensed wedding venue. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Stunning Glasshouse with festoon lighting, oak flooring, dimmable lighting with room for formal dining for up to 140 guests. 12 variegated decorative trees in rustic wooden baskets  Vintage cake table  6ft round tables Lime wash Chiavari chairs with velvet cream seat pads Wooden folding ceremony chairs Outdoor seating Grass courtyard Great photographic opportunities with Bertie our vintage tractor and in the apple orchards. Overnight storage facilities.   Car parking for up to 80 cars. Indoor and outdoor power sockets. Fantastic sound system throughout the venue.  Two wireless microphones for speeches are available on request. Well behaved pets welcome at the owners responsibility. We do not charge extra for holding your ceremony at The Night Yard (KCC costs apply)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering

Cultural Specialists

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, perfectly styled with modern and contemporary amenities. The Night Yard originally started as a ‘Night Yard’ which was the farms dairy herd sleeping quarters but has now been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. What is so special about this venue is you can dress it up if you to your taste 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 to 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 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 to ensure everything goes to plan. Your Day: Exclusive use of the venue from 9am - 11pm (midweek) and 9am - 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 in-house bar Pet friendly Seasonal photographic opportunities available Situated in a beautiful farm setting just outside Canterbury


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ellie and Rory Swann
Happy couple Married on September
November 2021
Our Perfect Wedding
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all of your help in helping us create our perfect wedding. We truly had the best day with the best venue we could ever have hoped for. We hope our friends choose you and The Night Yard for their weddings so we can come back!
Rebekah and Kieran
Happy couple Married on October
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
Happy couple Married on October
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
Happy couple Married on October
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
Happy couple Married on June
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
Happy couple Married on November
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.
Location & Contact Details


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

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London Gatwick

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

A Kentish Ceremony

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?

We 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 Exclusive 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.