Kent Life

(27 reviews) 27 5
Lock Lane Sandling Maidstone Kent ME14 3AU
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About Kent Life

Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone
Kent, ME14 3AU

Kent Life is a delightful and completely unique country wedding venue. Set within 28 acres of stunning rural surroundings, this is the perfect venue for a romantic wedding with a difference.

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, Kent Life has a pair of beautiful spaces to choose from when it comes to saying your vows; the restored, traditional Ulcombe Village Hall and the beautiful Old Wedding Chapel, which can accommodate 80 guests, are both available. Following the ceremony, you can enjoy a toast and snap those all-important photographs in the picture-perfect gardens.

For your reception, you will be offered use of both function rooms – Ulcombe Village Hall and the Wagon Store. The Village Hall’s rustic wooden floor is perfect for dancing the night away to your choice of entertainment, there’s no fear of disturbing neighbours here!

With professional wedding coordinators on hand at every step of the planning process and a range of delicious menu options from Vincents Catering Catering, you’re in great hands with Kent Life. Call today to book a viewing and see this magnificent venue for yourself. 

• Total package available - no hidden extras • Truly flexible service for tailor-made weddings & civil ceremonies • Easy access by boat to Archbishops Palace for those marrying there, reception only packages available • Choice of two hotels only 2 minutes walk away • Exclusive use of 3 stunning and historic function rooms available • Plenty of free on-site parking with exclusive area reserved for wedding guests

Facilities at Kent Life

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Kent Life Reviews (27)

Quirky and Magical Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Kat and Becky Vallely, on 20 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Apr 2018

In 2015 we attended a wedding event at the Museum of Kent Life, where we were introduced to Claire and Jo. From the moment we met the two lovely ladies we decided that this was the place we wanted to get married. The whole wedding journey was an absolute joy and there was not one point where either us felt overwhelmed, stressed or confused with the planning and preparations. With there being two brides, we seemed to have double the amount of questions in comparison to other couples, often sending weekly emails seeking clarification, or asking questions. But this never appeared to frustrate the amazing team. The responses we received as well as the consistent communication we experienced, cannot be faulted. We were fortunate enough to work with all members of the Zest team. We started planning the wedding with the incredibly calm and thoughtful Claire, who then handed over to Grace who ensured we had the smoothest day imaginable, and this was complemented by Jo who ensured the subtle yet vital touches occurred throughout the day. Each member of the team had different qualities that they used when working with us, and we feel that they individually helped to shape our wonderful wedding day. On the day the catering and bar staff were remarkable and did not stop working, the food was exquisite and the hospitality faultless. Since the wedding, numerous guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and a huge part of that is due to the venue, but more than this, it is thanks to the spectacular team who played such an important, yet discrete role in our wedding. We would highly recommend this venue to all couples who are looking for a quirky, yet magical wedding day to remember.

Superb Wedding Venue and Staff!
Venue Service

By P JEFFERY, on 16 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2017

Thanks for all your help in making Sam and Becca's wedding party on Fri 1st Sept the great success it was. All the food was excellent and the venue looked fantastic. A special mention must be made to the bar and catering staff,who worked very hard and are a credit to your company.Please send our thanks to all of them. We will definitely recommend your venue to family and friends, Thanks again, Kind regards, Phil and Maureen Jeffery.

Amazing Wedding Day, Amazing Wedding Venue!
Venue Service

By Emily Carberry, on 16 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2017

Me and Neil just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the team. We had the most amazing day on Friday, we could not fault anything and all the staff, especially Grace, were amazing. Please pass on our thanks to everyone!

Thank You Team BarnYard
Venue Service

By Siobhan Link, on 16 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

Just wanted to say thank you to Kerrie the wedding coordinator for everything your and your team did for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly and we had an amazing time. Many of the guests complimented the food, so thank you.

Most Amazing Day - Loved by everyone
Venue Service

By Frances Goode, on 21 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2017

We fell in love with Kent Life the first time we looked around in October 2014. It was a little bit stressful in the beginning as Kent Life was going through a tender process so we had a little wait to find out how that all went and what the rates for the weddings would be. We also had a few lack of communication issues with Zest who run the weddings but when Claire took over as our wedding coordinator we couldn't have been happier. She is great at responding to any queries and happy to help with whatever we asked, no matter how big or small. She made sure our day ran smoothly (despite a couple of hiccups out of all our control) and we had the most amazing, fun, chilled day, so much so I want to do it all again! The venue itself is amazing, if you want a chilled out, fun atmosphere with that vintage feel Kent Life is the place. We didn't have many children at our wedding but that didn't matter, the adults loved it! We can't thank Claire and everyone that contributed to our day enough and I wouldn't recommend Kent Life as a venue to any bride and groom. Thank you!

Venue Service

By Jessica & Paul Ingle-Wood, on 12 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2016

From the moment we had our first show round with Kerrie we knew this was the place we needed to get married! It was so different to the other places we had seen and felt so homely! It was so great how much we could personalise and add our own touches to the venue. We were married in the Chapel which is so beautiful and dinner in the Wagon Store with the hops is just lovely - and everyone loved the food! The Village Hall for dancing later on was perfect! Kerrie was amazing throughout the process answering all our questions, she is someone you can instantly trust to know everything will go smoothly! We were also lucky enough to have Claire look after us too! She also ensured everything went perfect and was a life saver when my veil started to fall off as I was about to walk down the aisle, phew!! We can't thank Kerrie, Claire and their team for giving us the most magical day! xxx

Perfect wedding day
Venue Service

By Katie Woolmer, on 09 Jun 2016

Everything from start to finish was perfect. Everything had been well taken care of in advance that the day went without a hitch. Kerrie as ever was so helpful and in control I didn't need to worry about a thing. The venue was lovely, the food delicious, I really couldn't have asked for a better day!

Amazing day!
Venue Service

By Kelly Tomlin, on 23 May 2016

We had our wedding at Kent Life in May. From start to Finish the support from Kerrie was amazing and nothing was ever an issue! The venue itself was perfect and all of our guests commented on what a beautiful place. We got married at Arch bishops Palace and then took a boat down the river to Kent Life where we all took a tractor ride up to the venue. I loved that we could decorate the venue ourselves and put our own special touches in. Plenty of gorgeous pictures opportunities, food was Amazing and plenty for everyone of all ages to do and enjoy. I would defiantly recommend for your big day... We had the best day of our lives and want to do it all over again, made even more special by the help of Kerrie and her team. X

Incredible Wedding Experience
Venue Service

By Laura Barnden, on 04 May 2016

We had to leave a review of our incredible wedding held at Kent Life in April 2016. From show around until the day after the whole process was flawless. Communication with Kerrie, the wedding co-ordinator, was first class and nothing was too much trouble. Having her on the day was like a having a friend look after the biggest day of your life. The venue still has guests talking now as its so quirky and unique and the range of photo opportunities we got were stunning. Even on a grey and drissly day. Dont be concerned about the weather! The food was delicious and there were many special touches- plates, signs etc put on by Kent Life. My tip- pay extra for the pink chapel- its so worth it!!

Our Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Lynsey Holmewood, on 26 Apr 2016

The most amazing magical setting for a wedding. We wanted a true Kentish Wedding and that's exactly what we received. The staff were all outstanding and help make our day so memorable. Would highly recommend people to consider this venue to hold there special day at.

Amazing wedding at Kent Life
Venue Service

By Gemma & Ian, on 08 Mar 2016

We were looking for a relaxed wedding venue with a country feel and knew from the moment we first arrived that Kent Life was the one. Kerrie, the Wedding Coordinator was very welcoming and supportive through out the planning process. There were no questions left unanswered and no request that seemed too much. We got married on 5th March 2016 in the beautiful vintage Village Hall and had our reception in the Wagon Store nearby, it was the most incredible day! If you are looking for that unique, relaxed wedding then we cannot recommend Kent Life enough!

Great Venue, Great Team, Thank You
Venue Service

By Ceri & Rich, on 15 Oct 2015

Thank you to Kent Life and Zest Creations for a fantastic wedding. Jo and Kerrie were ever helpful and easy to work with, even though we planned most of our wedding from Australia! The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing and we had the perfect day, as did our guests, including the kids as there is lots of great stuff that can be included to keep them entertained. Kent Life is the perfect for any couple and is a truly unique venue, Thanks again!

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