Wilderness Wedding Venue

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£7000 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Complimentary Reception Drinks By The Lake
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
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Midweek Offer Available
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Complimentary Fire Pit worth £250
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This is one of the most STYLISH wedding venues in the UK- Oak barns, vintage musical organs, vintage carousel, church, alfresco dining in the courtyard, magical gardens, lakes & Glamping on site.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£7,000
Maximum Price
£10,000
This price includes exclusive hire of the entire venue, trasnport to and from the venue of private buses (or travel in style in Vintage charabangs), the meadow field, bluebell woods, 3 extra large kata tipis, lighting, flooring, stage, furniture and furnishings, catering tent, power, heating, glasswear, hire of the rustic Champagne shack bar, Woodsman's Cabin, Boat zebo, The Victorian shepherds hut and a fully coordinated wedding - we provide 2 Event Managers to run the day, as well as up to 14 bar staff. The only thing you need to choose is your caterer from our list of 6 accredited professional caterers - outdoor BQQ, grazing stations, sharing bowls, Host the Roast, feasting menus, and you can even make your crepe!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£30
Maximum Price
£60
We work with some incredible local professional caterers - their food it really exceptional.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£7,000
Maximum Price
£12,000
Number of Guests Included
120
The choice of 2 different ceremony locations, 3 giant kata tepees, flooring, lighting, The Champagne Shack Bar, All indoor and outdoor furniture, props, lighting, decorations, easel for table plan, giant log sofas, large outdoor fire pit, cake table, stage, staffing, AMAZING bathrooms, Vintage Shepherds hut, Catering area, Wedding Coordinator, planning meetings, specialist advise on suppliers. Accommodation is also available on site.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Venue

Water View
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
One fo the most stylish and boho wedding venues in the UK. Every last detail has been designed and carefully created...even the bathrooms are incredibe. The Wilderness is a gorgeous green 600 acre valley with a boating lake, ancient woodland, water meadows with huge open skies, and incredible views over the farmland and beyond. We have two separate licensed areas on site for legally binding Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships on the lake, the architecturally designed Woodsman's Cabin with Chapel Tent and a beautiful upturned wooden clinker boat. You can choose to legally marry on in either the enchanting rustic Woodsman's Cabin, or outside in the open air, surrounded by nature and wild flowers. We even have the best bathrooms you will ever see at an events venue! The best crafts people have designed and built the quirky tin tabernacle chapel which is the coolest place to take a tinkle and and powder you nose! The Wilderness is a paradise full of wild birds, butterflies, foxgloves, swans, magical oak trees and meadow flowers. Receptions take place in THREE magnificent interconnected 'Kata' (big hat) tipis which are set up for the wedding breakfast and evening celebration. Guests are seated at hand crafted long wooden tables with benches, and can feast on all manner locally sourced and foraged 'feasting' menus. Our caterers are all highly creative and willing to take on any challenge. We also have our own purpose built, up-cycled wooden Champagne shack bar, which serves some woodland inspired cocktails and even locally grown Kentish wines from our favourite suppliers Chapel Down, Simpsons Wine Estate and the new exclusive 'Chartham Vineyard.' Our staff are on hand to create the most magical day for you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anna
Hello and a very warm welcome to The Wilderness, which is one of the most stylish venues in the UK. Think, boho, rustic and festival. Even the bathrooms are incredible! Please do come and see The Wilderness - its a magical place full of wild birds, butterflies, ferns and flowers. The magical tepees are set in amongst the woodland and we have the 20 acre water meadow with rustic cabin and Chapel tent. We have luxury glamping available on site for up to 60 people.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(11)
Grace and Patrick
Married in September 2021
September 2021
Wilderness weddings know what they’re doing
I wanted to say a massive thank you for such an amazing day! We loved every minute of it. Wilderness weddings know what they’re doing. Everybody we met has been so lovely. We are blessed to have had such a beautiful day. Best wishes, Grace & Patrick xxx
Jack and Danielle
Married in September 2021
September 2021
You all made our wedding day absolutely perfect and stress free!
ess, Colin, Rosie and Luis were all fantastic (and everyone behind the scenes). You all made our wedding day absolutely perfect and stress free! We had the best day of our lives, and all our guests loved the wilderness!
Katie and Ryan
Married in September 2021
September 2021
The weekend was truly perfect and we couldn’t of wished for anymore
The weekend was truly perfect and we couldn’t of wished for anymore. The on the ground team on the day were excellent and we are very thankful.
Tim & Lydia
Married in September 2021
September 2021
he whole day was perfect and exactly how our vision of our special day would be.
Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful place to get married! The whole day was perfect and exactly how our vision of our special day would be. Your event team was incredible and looked after Lydia and I all day - please send our kindest regards and thanks to them.
Charlie and Joel
Married in September 2021
September 2021
The venue looked absolutely amazing, everyone was completely blown away!!!
Thank you so much!!!! We are on cloud 9 right now laughing and crying (mainly me!) about the day - can’t believe it’s actually happened!! It truly was so happy and we are so grateful for your help. The venue looked absolutely amazing, everyone was completely blown away!!!
Nicole and Mark
Married in September 2021
September 2021
Thank you so much to you and your team, we had an absolutely brilliant day.
Thank you so much to you and your team, we had an absolutely brilliant day.

OPEN DAY

26th September 2021
Open Day on Sunday 26th September 2021. Showcasing some of our favourite suppliers
Location & Contact Details

Address

Preston Canterbury, Kent, England

Travel Notes

We are just just 56 mins from London on the train from London St Pancras to Canterbury West, then 15 mins in a taxi from Canterbury. Or use google maps to find us and we are about 1 hour 20 mins drive from Gatwick airport - please come and see us! The luxurious Pig Hotel is near to us where you can have delicious food, spa treatments and sleep in the amazing house or beautiful Hop Pickers Huts. Or go surfing or paddle boarding in Broadstairs or kite surfing in Margate.

Nearest Town

Canterbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every Wedding is truley unique and amazing - there are too many to choose one.

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

Look at at least 5 venues in person to work out what you really want as it might not be what you first imagine it is.

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

The Grooms surprised his new wife with a black and white cocker spaniel puppy.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stylish, Boho, relaxed, Dreamy & Festival

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many places to take photos but the sunsets here are incredible.

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

Yes quite a few. Jesse Ware, Mumford & Sons.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Roast Beef, Horseradish and Yorkshire puddings.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Crepes with chocolate or honey and lemon.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The landscape and the setting is truely breath taking.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The venue and the staff - we all love working here and take special care to ensure each wedding is perfect.

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