Kent Life

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£100 pp for venue hire
Up to 100
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
Kent Life is licensed for Civil Marriages and is the perfect setting for a romantic vintage wedding with a difference. A picturesque, peaceful venue for an unforgettable day!
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Barn
Seated Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Venue
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
Kosher Catering
Cultural Experience
Vintage
Pricing & Costs
Packages
  • Maximum Price Per Head
  • £100
  • Minimum Number of Guests
  • 50
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Full Description
  • Kent Life is a licensed venue for Civil Marriages and is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding with a difference. A picturesque, peaceful environment for an unforgettable day with professional wedding co-ordinating and catering provided by Zest Creative Catering. There are three rooms in which you can hold your wedding ceremony/reception: The Wagon Store, Ulcombe Village Hall and the Old Wedding Chapel. The gardens, grounds and historic buildings all provide a beautiful setting for the wedding reception that will be remembered. Special Features Available Only at Kent Life; One wedding party only per day, Totalling unique setting, Up to three function rooms for your exclusive use, Professional guidance throughout your plans, Quality catering with choice of menus, Function Co-ordinator/Informal Toastmaster on the day, Use of whole site for your photographs - including the lovers seat, the dovecote and the herb garden and easy access by River Boat for those wishing to get married at the Archbishops Palace and having just their wedding reception at Kent Life. Choice of two hotels within a 5 minute walk of the venue.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Kerrie Gibbons
    If you are looking for something a bit different then Kent Life could be 'The One' - This is a unique, vintage, wedding venue set in the heart of the Kent countryside with three separate buildings licensed for weddings - The Chapel, The Wagon Store or the Village Hall! Our venue really is unique in every possible way and has a character all of its own to help you create that perfect wedding day!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2010
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    20
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
Press and Awards (1)
Rock My Wedding
Industry Awards (1)
We have never put ourselves forward for any wedding awards! We know we are fab
Photos
(27)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Lock Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Maidstone
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M20
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Maidstone East
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick or Stanstead
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FAQ
(10)
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All the weddings held at our venue are as unique and individual as the wedding couples themselves. I could not possibly offend anyone by picking a 'best' wedding! There all fabulous in their own way!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
This is your wedding! Do what YOU love. Invite the people you want. Dance to the songs that bring you most joy. Eat the best food. Enjoy all moments. Share the photographs with your children and grandchildren. Most of all spend the rest of your days with the person you love!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Every single wedding has personal touches that are individual to them and their relationship and I love to see the individuality of each wedding that happens here at Kent Life. To ensure I don't forget these personal touches I always take lots and lots of photographs which I like to twitter about!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique Vintage Quirky Fun Memorable
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
We have loads and loads and loads!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes, we have had a few here at Kent Life but we are sworn to secrecy!!! sssssshhhhhhhhhh!!!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Definitely the Fresh Cod and Chip Cone
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Cheese and biscuits! Lots and lots of Cheese and biscuits!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The original buildings which have been dismantled and painstakingly rebuild here at Kent Life. This includes the chapel brought over from Cuxton Village, The Village Hall brought over from Ulcombe Village and The Cottages brought over from Lenham Village.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are immensely proud of the team that work for us and who ensure that every single wedding is perfect from start to finish!