Preston Court is an extraordinary Georgian manor wedding venue nestled in the gorgeous countryside of Canterbury, Kent. One of the UK's most stylish settings, this family-owned and operated venue blends traditional elegance with innovative, artistic details. Primed with beautiful barns, blossoming gardens, and a lake with a medieval island, couples can host a truly unique celebration here.
Facilities and Capacity
Surrounded by 550 acres of private grounds, Preston Court has a wealth of indoor and outdoor spaces available for your festivities. Couples can host their ceremony within the manicured gardens, with bluebell woodlands and a glistening lake as their backdrop. Juliana’s medieval moated island features an elegant pagoda where you can say your vows. For a classic indoor ceremony, the 12th-century St. Mildred's Church sits within the estate and provides a traditional atmosphere steeped in charm. The Kentish Barn offers a rustic setting for your ceremony, or you can opt to have a lavish reception with up to 150 guests. For grand soirees of 250 to 350 people, a stretch tent can be added to make space for all your loved ones. The venue comes brimming with one-of-a-kind additions to your wedding, such as the Victorian Carousel and the 1920s art deco mechanical fairground organs. Couples can also avail of the in-house street food caterer, Wilfie's Wood-Fired Pizza, serving delicious cuisine from a vintage horsebox. Sleep under the stars at Preston Court's luxury glamping site, with comfortable accommodations for up to 50 guests. The estate is one hour away from central London by train and close to fantastic hotels, meaning your guests can rest easy after your joyful occasion.
Seasoned professionals at hosting weddings, the dedicated Preston Court team is more than capable of bringing your vision to life. Couples can personalise the venue to suit any style, whether a rustic festival, vintage fairground, or country house theme. With years of experience in the industry, the team have curated a list of trusted suppliers, from florists and transport to photographers, caterers, musicians, and more. They will ensure every detail is to your liking and that you enjoy a blissful milestone occasion.
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The most amazing venue
The venue of our dreams!
I just wish that we could do it all over again!
Magical Wedding amidst the Kent Flood
Yes, the venue is beautiful, but the staff deserves 5* as well as they were very accommodating, their email communication across the 7 months of planning was great and on-time, they answered all my questions, helped with all the suppliers and were just wonderful on the day as well. Thank you a million times for turning a rainy day into a ray of sunshine for us :)
Happy Ever After
We cannot thank everybody at Preston Court enough
This venue is so unique as it has those extra touches like the incredible carousel, gigglebox and resident peacocks Dave and Steve.
The staff are incredibly friendly- always! We want to say a special ‘thank you’ to Tiggi for her excellent venue styling, signage making (which will go up on our walls at Home!) and just listening to us and getting our vision for our day. Don’t bother with any other venue styler, she is everything you need and more and is absolutely lovely as are all the staff at Preston court!
Thank you, thank you and thank you Preston Court!
Adam and Jen Burrage xxx
I can't recommend these guys enough
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
It is an amazing and beautiful venue
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.
A beautiful place to get married!
We only had one problem throughout the whole thing, and that was on the day, due to the glamping being on the venue. We unfortunately had strangers walking around on the venue which ruined the feeling of exclusivity of the day. The exclusivity was one of the main reasons we booked the venue, and something I as the bride had always imagined my big day to have. Despite the amazing job everyone did, we may not have booked here if we had known that strangers were allowed to be walking around taking pictures. The staff did apologise and spoke to the strangers, but it was a bit of a let down and something that could have been better organised.
It honestly was almost a perfect day, and we would definitely suggest it to other people, but just not to those looking for an exclusive venue (unless something has been done to stop strangers walking in!).
Anna and the team are friendly and professional
Thank you so much for hosting
They could not get over how amazing Preston Court
Everyone LOVED the venue, we had so many people say it was the best wedding they'd been to and that they couldn't get over how amazing Preston Court was. The garden was stunning and everyone loved the carousel, the organs and the peacocks. We loved being able to spread the reception between the grassy bit and the courtyard and I think the guests loved it too. We can't believe how lucky we were with the weather, it all looked stunning. We were very sad to leave yesterday after collecting our stuff thinking it would likely be our last time there.
It feels very strange and a little depressing that it's all over but we're going to the Maldives for a week today so that should help!!''
Loved Every Minute
Want to do it all again!
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