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Preston Court, Canterbury

Set within 550 acres of private estate, this listed Georgian manor house and Kentish barns provides the perfect place for a relaxed informal day. From bluebell woods, lawns, lakes and paddocks to peacocks and even a vintage carousel. This wedding venue certainly combines traditonal beauty with artistic, fun touches.


Want a magical memorable wedding – maybe on a lake surrounded by water, or in a dreamy Kentish Barn, or even in the wonderful church on site? Whatever you fancy this charming, flexible and stylish venue has it all.

Set within 550 acres of private estate, the listed Georgian manor house and charming 17th Century oak barns offer the perfect place for a relaxed informal day.


Preston  Court is a dynamic, multi-functional, old fashioned farm, Georgian Country House with bluebell woods, lawns, lakes, paddocks, Kentish barns, peacocks – it’s even got a few fairground attractions, like a vintage carousel. This wedding venue certainly combines traditonal beauty with artistic, fun touches.


Delicious local food can be cooked outdoors, over open fires, and paired with award-winning, local sparkling wines from Chapel Down and Simpons vineyard down the road, as well as local craft ales and ciders, and a pop-up cocktail bar.

They have their own in-house street food for the evening with ‘Wilfie’s Wood-Fired Pizza’ served from a vintage horse box. Late licences are available too.

Over the years, the venue has accumulated an extensive list of trusted suppliers for bands, cars, florists, photographers and more. You can also choose from a fantastic selection of caterers.


You can sleep under the stars in the Luxury Glamping available on site, a short stroll away, for 50 plus guests. The venue, just outside Canterbury, is surrounded by great hotels, including the swish Pig Hotel at Bridge Place. There are also some delightful Kentish properties to be rented by groups over the wedding period.


For your wedding ceremony, there are three fantastic choices:

  • The gardens are perfect for an outdoor event; Juliana’s medieval moated island boasts a pretty pagoda in which to say your vows.
  • Alternatively, the timeless 12th Century St. Mildred’s Church stands within the estate.
  • Or you can choose the gorgeous Kentish Barn where the organs sit surrounded by hundreds of twinkly lights, with reception to follow.


At Preston Court they can tailor and decorate to suit any style; from rustic to vintage, festival, country house, boho or woodland. Plan your special day, with key party features offered at this venue:

  • The wonderful Victorian Carousel and 1920’s Art Deco mechanical fairground organs are available for hire to wow your guests and are the perfect additions for a ‘Vintage Fairground’ theme.
  • The Kentish barns accommodate up to 120 people, this can be extended to 250/ 350 with a beautiful stretch tent.
  • Accommodation on site: ON SITE Glamping for guests of fab local boutique hotels and quirky cottages.
  • Giggle Box – Video & Photo booth which takes place in the beautiful Granary building (optional hire)
  • Twilight Weddings available

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