£2750 - £13850 for a package
Up to 130
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Due to the national lockdown, we are offering virtual video viewings with our wedding co-ordinators until further notice. You can also hold your ideal wedding date for a £100 fully refundable deposit until you're able to visit us in person.
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Rustic, whimsical and breathtakingly beautiful 🌿 Country garden wedding venue in Kent 🌻 Choice of three stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options 🌸 2020 Kent Wedding Awards Finalist 🏆
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£2,750
Maximum Price
£13,850
Wedding packages for The Gardens are bespoke and created with careful consideration based on your exact requirements. Contact the team for a package price that's tailored to your dream day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
130
Reception Capacity
240
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet-Friendly
Full Description
The Gardens is an exclusive-use, family-owned wedding venue nestled in 12 acres of grounds with 16 individual gardens to explore 💒 Each garden has its own characteristics, mood, and colour for guests to explore, providing endless backdrops for your intimate wedding photos 🌻 The Gardens is proudly managed with a conscience, and this includes nurturing native wildflowers and using onsite beehives to keep plants pollenated 🐝 Inspired by the location, in the heart of Kent, The Gardens sources food ingredients from local suppliers and its own orchard, fruit and vegetable allotments 🧑‍🌾 It offers the choice of three stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options 👰 Weddings at The Gardens are run by the exceptional multi-award-winning team at Glow Events 👩‍💻

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenny Bonner
Congratulations on your exciting news! I can’t wait to meet you, hear about your vision, and show you our breathtaking English country garden. With years of experience in wedding planning and hundreds of five star reviews across all of the major sites, I’ll be by your side throughout your entire planning journey so that you can concentrate on the fun bits of wedding planning, with none of the stress.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Reviews
(29)
Emma & Tom
Married in September 2019
December 2020
Absolute perfection from start to finish
We had the wedding day of our dreams at The Gardens. It’s a stunning venue with an exceptional team who helped us every step of the way. The grounds are beautifully maintained, split into individual gardens centred around a gazebo which we were luckily enough to enjoy our ceremony in. The venue is the epitome of the English Kent countryside, it’s absolutely perfect with so many photo opportunities. The grounds and tipi even looked magical when the sun set, with lots of twinkles and festoon lighting. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect day. We couldn’t have done without our incredible event planner. The bar service was quick and efficient - which our guests definitely appreciated! And the chef did a fantastic job with the food, we received endless compliments on the quality and quantity of it. Our day was absolute perfection from start to finish, thank you all so much.
Tisha & Jason
Married in September 2019
December 2020
Everybody commented on how beautiful the venue was
I would like to give all the staff a really big thank you for making our day so special. It all went amazing and everybody commented on how beautiful the venue was.
Katie and Michael
Married in March 2019
December 2020
Breathtaking venue
From start to finish our day was just perfect! Outstanding service and a breathtaking venue. We would relive the day and not change a thing.
Zoe & Jamie
Married in December 2018
December 2020
Surpassed anything that we could have imagined
The Gardens was the most beautiful and perfect location for our wedding and we could not have been happier to have picked it for our special day. The team and everyone who helped out could not have done enough for us and it was clear that it was their main aim to make sure everything went smoothly and ‘just right’. In the lead up to the wedding everything was handled in such an efficient and professional way that we were so much less stressed than we could have been and trusted in all that you were doing. The most picturesque, stunning location for our ceremony which surpassed anything that we could have imagined. We are so grateful to everyone at The Gardens for making our dream wedding a reality and for giving us so many beautiful memories to treasure…and now we just want to do it all over again!
Sammi & Luke
Married in September 2018
December 2020
We couldnt recommend this venue enough
My husband and I got married here on 24.09.18. We don’t have a single bad word to say. From the minute we walked in the venue, we knew it was the one. The venue speaks for itself but the staff were also incredible from the get go. They were in constant contact with us both during the 9 month planning stage. The food is OUTSTANDING and they catered for some odd requests without question. Everything ran without a hitch on the day. Carrie was excellent and the waitresses and bar staff had great humour and were extremely pleasant. Although we knew the hard work that they put into the day, we barely knew they were there. They weren’t intrusive and went above and beyond to help the wedding party and guests. We both want to say thank you to every single person at The Gardens. Down to the personnel who keep the grounds as beautiful as they are. We couldn’t recommend this venue enough and all our guests were blown away by its beauty.
Jemma & David
Married in September 2018
December 2020
Looks brilliant day and night!
The gardens was the perfect venue for our wedding day. We loved the great mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. The guests love the uniqueness of the venue. We wanted to create a more relaxed wedding day playing on our love of festivals and the gardens created a brilliant canvas for us to create our own theme. It looks brilliant day and night. We decided to have a BBQ which was delicious and the guests were very complementary about the food. The staff at the gardens offered a very high level of customer service and ensured the day went without a hitch. They were a pleasure to deal with and always happy and smiling.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Benover Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6EX, England

Travel Notes

The Gardens is situated in the village of Yalding between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It is seven miles from Maidstone, 11 miles from Tunbridge Wells and 35 miles from London. There is plenty of local accommodation for guests. Sat nav postcode for The Gardens is ME18 6EX.

Nearest Town

Paddock Wood

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Paddock Wood

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Press & Awards
(4)

Industry Awards (1)

Kent Wedding Awards, 2020 (Finalist)
FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

One of the most memorable weddings at The Gardens involved a groom who worked with horses. He wanted this passion reflected in his wedding, so we worked with him to arrange the most magical ceremony entrance we've ever seen from a groom. He arrived on horseback, like a knight in shining armour, riding his way down the aisle towards the gazebo (much to the delight of his guests). During the outdoor ceremony, his horse happily grazed on the grass as the pair said their vows. It was so romantic and a true reflection of a lovely couple, we've no doubt their guests are still talking about it now.

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

Throw away the rulebook, forget what's in fashion, and focus on what matters to both of you. This is a celebration of you and your relationship, so we always recommend couples think about ways they can incorporate little touches of their personalities throughout their day.

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

It's always so lovely to see couples incorporating a nod to those who are no longer with them, it's such a special and personal touch.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breathtaking, rustic, magical, earthy & sustainable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There's too many to count - your photographer will be in paradise! We have 12 acres of grounds with 16 individual, beautifully designed garden ‘rooms’ each with their own characteristics, mood and colour. A very popular photo spot is our stunning victorian greenhouse, which was donated to The Gardens by HRH Prince Charles in the 1990s. And for Spring weddings, our famous tumbling display of lilac wisteria gets a LOT of attention.

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

One of our lovely brides went on to become a Finalist in The Great British Bake Off.

What’s your favourite canapé?

It's hard to choose, but we love our Beef Sirloin Steak, Pomme Frite & Bearnaise Sauce. It's indulgent and truly delicious.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our stunning, Nordic hat style Tipis add the wow factor to every wedding breakfast. Romantic fairy lights cascade from the wooden beams, while the fire pits exude light and warmth, creating a really magical atmosphere. They're spacious - seating up to 130 guests for a sit down meal and 240 for a buffet - while feeling really intimate and special.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We're really proud of our commitment to making wedding planning fun and stress-free for couples. When you get married at The Gardens, you'll be looked after by Glow Events, a team which includes experienced wedding coordinators, exceptional chefs, and professional waiting staff who are committed to ensuring you have the day of your dreams. You’ll also benefit from access to our exclusive online planning tool, Sonas, which makes organising your wedding simple, so that you can focus on the good bits.. like sampling our food!

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