Ceremony Locations

3 places to tie the knot.

The 17th century ‘Kentish’ Barn can be used for civil marriages, the renewal of vows, naming ceremonies and civil partnerships on every day of the week.

This is a simple but enchanting open-framed wooden building which can seat up to 120 people for ceremonies and receptions. There is a maximum capacity of up to 150 guests in the evening.

The space is versatile and can be decorated and themed to your requirements, while we also have an number of suitable plans and table dressing ideas.

Licensed for outdoor weddings and blessings, this romantic island sits within the front lake at Preston Court.

Walk up the isle by crossing the pretty iron bridge.

Then have your intimate ceremony underneath the stunning wedding pagoda, craddled by an ancient yew tree.

Guests can watch the ceremony from rows of seating on the adjacent lawn.

Why not have a church wedding?

It’s now possible to marry in a church where you are not a member of the Parish.

St Mildred’s Church directly adjoins the gardens and farm at Preston Court, being less than 100 meters from the Kent Barn where receptions and celebrations can be held.

This gorgeous rural church has pre-Saxon origins and is surrounded by open farmland.

Church of England weddings are available at St Mildred’s, including to those with no prior connection to the parish, after agreement with the Reverend & Church Wardens. For further information please contact the Church Administrator, Emma Gray or you can email thecanonrybenefice@hotmail.com

Hold a dream reception.

In the Garden & Kent Barn.

A versatile canvas for your reception ideas: with both indoor and outdoor reception areas, Preston Court offers an amazing spaces to feed, entertain and celebrate with your friends and family.

…And then it’s time to celebrate!


  • The Bar

    Get the party rolling with a full range drinks, including local wines from Simpsons and Chapel Down Wineries.

  • The First Dance

    Start the party with some romance

  • Music in swing

    Make your wedding unique with your choice of band and D.J.

  • The Kent Barn

    Get the party rolling with a full range drinks, including beer from local brewer Shepherd Neame.

  • Dancing

    The Kent Barn offers an atmospheric experience

  • The Barn Yard Terrace

    A lovely place to gather on a summer's evening, there's a table service available to the mix of cafe style tables.

  • The Wood Burning Stove

    Cosy up on the sofa next to the wood burning stove when the evening gets colder.

  • The Victorian Carousel

    The magnificent carousel ride (merry-go-round) can be fantastic and unique addition to your celebrations. Part of the collection, it's available for hire.

  • The Showmans Van

    A great place to get away from the party for a few moments, to get changed or store your valuables

What they say.