120 people during the day and up to 160 people at night.
Yes you can. You will need to speak directly with the Reverend but it is definitely possible. You can also have a Catholic ceremony in St Mildred’s Church, when the ceremony is shared with the Rev.
Yes, in some circumstances this can be arranged.
Yes. Most of the venue is on ground level and there are no large steps. The ground is made up of gravel and lawn or concrete and stone.
There’s ample parking: Space for around 50 cars on in the gravel Oast House and Barn Yard, plus overspill for hundreds more in the adjacent field.
Yes. You can come back next morning to collect everything (unless we have another events taking place).
Yes, as long as they have relevant insurance and up-to-date hygiene certificates.
Yes, there is power on the Juliana’s Island.
Yes, there are tables and chairs and benches in Barn Yard, as well as chairs and benches in the gardens.
Unfortunately fireworks are not allowed, but you are welcome to bring hand-held sparklers. (The farm is home to horses and other animals which can be dangerously alarmed by fireworks).
Yes, both barns have heating, including a cosy wood burning stove in the Long Barn. There are also outdoor stoves (patio heaters) available.
No, this works very well and helps make everybody happy – as it means that there are two lovely indoor spaces, each with a slightly different vibe.
For those wanting to go wild on the dancefloor, the Kent Barn is an amazing space, while the smaller Long Barn – which houses the bar and wood burning stove – offers a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, perfect for guests to take a break, sit and talk in a cozy atmosphere. The Long Barn offers somewhere for arriving guests to meet and to say their goodbyes at the end of the night and is also great for the little ones.
In any case, we offer table service within the Kent Barn so guests don’t need to move!
Yes, the Showman’s Wagon is perfect – It sits within the barnyard and can be reserved for the Bride and Groom only. Additional footwear or clothing can be stored in the Showmans wagon, as well as anything valuable.
Preston Court has good relations with one or two local taxi firms and it’s easy to arrange economical transport for you and your guests.
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Hopelessly In Love With...Preston Court. Preston Court is a jaw droppingly stunning venue, nestled between Canterbury and Sandwich and new to weddings, with a rich history dating back to the 17th Century.
It was a pleasure and such a delight to hold one of the most important days of our lives at this beautiful venue full of professional, friendly and hard working staff, fairytale kind of envirnoment, beautiful decor, and fantastic location. We truly had a dream wedding that you can only expect to see in movies, therefore, we cannot thank Preston Court enough for making our day so special not just to ourselves but our guests too! Our expectations were not only just met but definitely 120% overexceeded! THANK YOU! #happyeverafter
Dear All of Preston Court. Thank you for the most incredible day - it really was dreamy and all our guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and helpful the staff. It exceeded all our wildest expectations.
Listed as one of the world's 10 best barn venues, according to Bridal Musings. A 17th century Kentish barn, near Canterbury, England, Preston Court is perhaps one of the prettiest and most iconic barn venues in the UK. Whimsical, beautiful and utterly unique, the traditional barn is home to some stunning fairground organs, with the choice of a vintage carousel outside to match. This epic venue can hold up to 120 for dinner, with a variety of catering options and table set-ups. The wider estate is home to a pretty stone church, and an atmospheric island garden for outdoor weddings. If you’re looking for a barn venue in England with wow factor, this is probably, The One.
Dear Preston Court team, Thank you so much for your help and hard work throughout 18months of our wedding planning and our special day. We loved every single minute - Preston Court will forever stay in our hearts. We wish we could do it all over again. Lots of Love Chris and Julija Adams.
Everyone LOVED the venue, we had so many people say it was the best wedding they'd been to and that they couldn't get over how amazing Preston Court was. The garden was stunning and everyone loved the carousel, the organs and the peacocks. We loved being able to spread the reception between the grassy bit and the courtyard and I think the guests loved it too. We can't believe how lucky we were with the weather, it all looked stunning. We were very sad to leave yesterday after collecting our stuff thinking it would likely be our last time there.
MICHELLE & PETER’S PRESTON COURT WEDDING - Photos at http://elizaclaire.com/
We cannot thank everybody at Preston Court enough for all their hard work, continued support and always going the extra mile to ensure we had our dream wedding. When we looked round the venue in summer 2015 with Anna and Jen we knew it was the venue for us and booked it! (Over 2 years in advance!) This venue is so unique as it has those extra touches like the incredible carousel, gigglebox and resident peacocks Dave and Steve. The staff are incredibly friendly- always! We want to say a special ‘thank you’ to Tiggi for her excellent venue styling, signage making (which will go up on our walls at Home!) and just listening to us and getting our vision for our day. Don’t bother with any other venue styler, she is everything you need and more and is absolutely lovely as are all the staff at Preston court! Thank you, thank you and thank you Preston Court! Adam and Jen Burrage xxx
'Thanks to Tiggi, Charlotte and the team for making to day run so smoothly. I felt like I was in such safe hands throughout the day and allowed me to relax and enjoy the day. Preston court was a fairytale venue from the ceremony on the island to the dinner in the barn, everything looked so beautiful. And a big shout out to the weather fairies that help that storm out until the last guests had got home.''
"A spellbinding Kent venue full of magic and mystique."
Listed by Artcadia as one of their "TOP 5 UK WEDDING VENUES", June 10, 2013.