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.
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.
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.
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.
"I have a GORGEOUS wedding for you today brought to you by the super talented Debs Ivelja. It takes place in one of, if not my favourite wedding venue in the UK, Preston Court, which is as amazing as it sounds! Complete with a carousel, paper pom poms, a beautiful first look and Tiffany Grant Riley planning the whole event, this wedding is FULL of amazing details and looks stunning!"
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
MICHELLE & PETER’S PRESTON COURT WEDDING - Photos at http://elizaclaire.com/
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
Listed by Artcadia as one of their "TOP 5 UK WEDDING VENUES", June 10, 2013.
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!
Thank you Susie. We really appreciate your help. We are hearing all sorts of horror stories from friends getting married and I can honestly say that I cannot recommend Preston Court enough! From your open day to now, you guys have been amazing. Thanks again and speak soon, Emma and Dan
"A spellbinding Kent venue full of magic and mystique."
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.