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.
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.
'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.''
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.
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.
Beautiful Preston Court Wedding... In August I had the privilege to 2nd shoot with the lovely Eliza Claire, Michelle & Peter’s beautiful wedding. Preston Court is amazing full of quirks and treasure troves such as a fairground carousel, old steam engines and amazing old organs in the huge barn.
Wow!! Preston Court was the best location and venue I had seen on my initial hunt for the perfect wedding. Quirky, unique, creative and more importantly, somewhere that you can inject a bit of your own personality into. All the staff are super easy to deal with and managed my "control freakiness" with ease!!!!! Nothing was too much trouble and with their stellar recommendations, I had a wedding that Pinterest would be proud of!! I can't recommend these guys enough if you're looking for something less ordinary. AND Gigglebox is very fun. I loved watching the edit and seeing all my mates reactions on film. Great idea and so glad we did it!! A day we'll never forget.xx
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.
This is definitely one of the nicest venues I have ever worked in. I was photographing a wedding a while ago and I could definitely see the things from a suppliers experience. The venue not only has fantastic facilities and lots of great places/lands to take photos but also they are very professional and accommodating. They could turn place very quickly from an outdoor ceremony to indoors, depending what the weather would be like. The food was amazing, the staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommended
I don’t think there is much about this wedding that I don’t love and I just know you guys are going to fall head over heels too... Keeping to a clean ivory colour palette there were pretty flowers, bridesmaids in the loveliest dresses and crafty touches galore.
Everyone at Preston Court were so helpful, friendly and made our wedding day in October so very special. It is an amazing and beautiful venue and we couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else. Everyone at the wedding commented on how unique the venue was and how lovely the staff were. Thank you for making our day so wonderful and one we will remember forever.
We would recommend Preston Court to anyone planning their wedding. It really was the most amazing day and a huge amount of that was due to the incredible staff and beautiful grounds at Preston Court. From our initial point of contact, they were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We fell in love with the venue immediately online and after viewing it, we loved it even more. They made the whole process really easy when it come to securing the date, paying the initial deposit and a clear programme was in place for the run up to the wedding and booking in handy meetings to discuss everything from where an easel was going to go to how many glasses of fizz where needed, when. The day itself was a dream. This sounds odd but we promise it is a massive compliment but, it was like the staff were not even there as it ran SO smoothly and was so well organised. However, when you needed anything extra, they were there at a drop of hat to help. All our guests commented on the staff for being so approachable and accommodating. Furthermore, they all said how stunning Preston Court was and how the day 'flowed' with all the beautiful areas and spaces available. The best venue and team - thanks a million for the most wonderful day!
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