Preston Court

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£7000 - £10668 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Nestled in beautiful countryside near Canterbury, the historic Preston Court is a 600-acre private estate and farm offering three exceptionally unique spaces for your wedding celebration.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£7,000
Maximum Price
£10,668
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
300
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Unique and beautiful, memorable weddings with incredible service.
Full Description
Preston Court is one of the most stylish venues in the UK. Nestled in beautiful countryside near Canterbury, the historic Preston Court is a 600-acre private estate and farm offering three exceptionally unique spaces for your wedding celebration. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, your wedding can take place either in a magical moated island, in an enchanting fully-decked 17th century barn, or within the walls of an ancient 12th century Saxon church. Meet farmyard animals or take a ride on a glorious Victorian carousel set on their extensive grounds. Exclusive use of this exceptional estate in Kent is a haven for the most captivating wedding photography and the best celebration you can imagine. Luxury Glamping ins available on site including duluxe Bridal 'Emperor' Bell tent.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anna
Welcome! Thank you very much for looking at Preston Court - we really do love every single wedding we do here at my family home and each and everyone is different. We have small and very dedicated and experienced team who love what they do. We are currently offering Virtual Viewings by Video platforms such as Facetime and Whatts App etc. Please get in touch for a viewing - there is so much to see here and we are continually striving to improve to have the very best.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
15
Reviews
(10)
(10)
Married in December 2017
March 2018
I know it's a cliche but we had the best weekend o
Thanks so much for all your help over the weekend. I know it's a cliche but we had the best weekend of our life. Everything seemed to come together really well and it felt like a little festival in the evening. :)
Married in December 2017
March 2018
Thank you for making our day so wonderful and one
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.
Married in November 2017
March 2018
Wow!! Preston Court was the best location and venu
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
Married in November 2017
March 2018
#happyeverafter
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
Married in October 2017
March 2018
It's a beautiful, unique venue; I can't recommend
We got married here in August and had a fantastic experience. The venue is perfect as it is with bunting and blankets in the bar, and fairy lights in the barn. However, the staff are also great at allowing for all the little quirks you want to add yourself. They were happy to accommodate everything from home brew to glitter stations and even cleared everything up ready for collection the next morning! Anna and the team are friendly and professional and quick to help with any questions big or small. It's a beautiful, unique venue; I can't recommend it enough!
Wedding: October 2017
March 2018
All our guests, without exception, were impressed
Before I address those, I just want to say (though you must be told this countless times) that your venue was excellent. Admittedly the fine weather on the day helped, but the buildings and setting looked quite beautiful, and Jenny was a tower of strength throughout. All our guests, without exception, were impressed, and all commented on the special nature of the Preston Court offering, so as a very satisfied (and now very relieved) father-of-the-bride I wanted formally to record my thanks to you and your team.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Preston Court, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1DH, England

Travel Notes

We are 1.5 hours drive from central London or 56 minutes on the train from London St Pancras.

Nearest Town

Preston Canterbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Totally enchanting and unique- so much charm. The steam engines, the 'white' Victorian carousel, the mechanical fairground organs, Juliana's Island, the lakes, the manor house, the Showmans wagon, 17th century oak barns, the on site luxury Glamping for 30 guests.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Look at a few different venues in person to really get a true understanding of what you are looking for - you might not know until you view 'the one.'

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The beautiful bride had gorgeous orange flamed hair and whilst discussing the choice of wedding colours, she joked with her groom that they must make sure nothing is orange as the colour of hair was enough ginger for everyone!! The groom took it upon himself to secretly make things 'ginger' to make a point that he LOVES her 'gingerness' and he can't get enough of the beautiful colour. They had orange cocktails (Aperol cocktails) as their reception drinks, orange napkins and the favours were male and female gingerbread men. Needless to say, the bride thought it was hilarious and very sweet of her groom. We were really moved by how simple little things can bring laughter.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming Quirky Idyllic Picturesque Majestic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Wow, that is very difficult as one of our many highlights is the variety we offer for beautiful and artistic photo opportunities, what with the manor house, the lake, Julianna's island, the horses, the vintage steam engines, the showman wagon, the organs. However, if we had to choose one it would be the bride and groom riding the carousel with the sun setting behind, which transforms the sky into a glowing backdrop of stunning caramel and peach colours.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Gary Barlow & Jesse Ware have performed for weddings here.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Beef Wellingtons.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Crepe Suzette.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Steam engines, the fairground rides and organs.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The overall experience we offer and the beautiful surroundings.