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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.

Services Offered

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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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Unusual weddings
Historic
Woodland and festival
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Preston Court

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Amelia O. Sent on 30/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing venue

All of our guests were in awe with the venue and had such a brilliant day. We loved all the staff who were so attentive on the day and in the lead up too. Special shout outs go to Jess, Lizzie, Lotte & Ally. The dream team!
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Amy Sent on 04/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The venue of our dreams!

We got married at Preston Court on 31st July 2018 and it was the most perfect day of our lives. From the weather on the day to the staff ensuring everything went smoothly, we couldn’t have imagined a more amazing wedding day. We got married on a Juliannas Island, followed by drinks and nachos on the lawn and then a BBQ wedding breakfast in the barn, followed by a night of music and dancing. We ended the night glamping in the on-site teepees, and continued the celebrations with a lovely Breakfast and even a game of rounders the next morning. The venue is nothing short of stunning, with steam engines and even a showmans wagon for beautiful and unique wedding pictures. Nothing was too much for the staff, they clearly love what they do and do it very, very well!
I just wish that we could do it all over again!
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Lina Sent on 14/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding amidst the Kent Flood

Preston Court is a magical venue. We fell in love with it the first day we set foot on the grounds and booked it straight away after that. The day of the viewing was a beautiful sunny day and we planned the wedding to be half outside and half inside as the grounds are just stunning. Sadly on our wedding day last day of April this year, it was the worst weather of the year - with 1 degree, flooding all over Kent due to massive amounts of rain and I truly thought this will ruin our day. But the Preston Court team made sure we still had the best day ever. They adjusted the schedule at the last-minute and even though most of the running order was made for outside/inside combo, they did a marvellous job adjusting on the day and making sure all the suppliers and guests knew about the changes. I (bride) didn't have to do a thing and it turned out to be an amazing day despite the weather conditions.
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 :)
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Jen Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We cannot thank everybody at Preston Court enough

We cannot thank everybody at Preston Court enough for all their hard work, continued support and always going the extra mile to ensure we had our dream wedding. When we looked round the venue in summer 2015 with Anna and Jen we knew it was the venue for us and booked it! (Over 2 years in advance!)
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
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Jennifer Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Anna and the team are friendly and professional

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!
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Olu Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Happy Ever After

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
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Sabrina Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

I can't recommend these guys enough

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
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Kelly Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It is an amazing and beautiful venue

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.
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Charlotte Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much for hosting

Thank you so much for hosting such an incredible venue and thank you girls for helping us plan our best day!
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Katharine Sent on 03/04/2018
4 out of 5 rating

A beautiful place to get married!

I, and my husband, adored this venue. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating (with the lead up to the big day, the day before and the actual day itself). The wedding day was simply gorgeous. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, and just really made the day fantastic. Our guests all said how picturesque the place was, and they all loved the carousel.

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!).
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Sophie Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

They could not get over how amazing Preston Court

''Just a quick one as we're mid packing! Thanks so much for your email. We had a great time and Tiggi and Emily were amazing with helping us the whole day and evening and offering to go to Canterbury to get pizza, was so nice to have that support. It must be so knackering for them but you could never tell.
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!!''
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Lisa Sent on 11/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

It was even better than we could have imagined. Married on the 24th of September 2016.
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Felicity Sent on 11/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day

We had the best day ever thank you to all your staff! Felicity and James.
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Christopher Sent on 11/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Loved Every Minute

Wow what a brilliant day, we loved every single minute of it. Married 4th June 2016.
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Jamie Sent on 11/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Want to do it all again!

Please can we do it all again, it went too fast. From Jamie and Nicola.
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