Weddings

Preston Court

Premium
Wingham, Kent View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   45 reviews
Menus from £60
15 to 250 Guests

About

Menus from £60
15 to 250 Guests

Looking for something extraordinary? Preston Court is a rare find and one of the most stylish venues in the UK.

We are family owned and run venue, combining traditonal beauty with artistic, fun touches. Barns, barnyard and heavenly gardens with lakes and a medieval island, bluebell woods, vintage carousel and mechanical organs and live entertainment. Delcious local food can be cooked outdoors over open fires and paired with award winning local sparkling wines from Chapel Down and Simpons vineyard down the road, as well as local craft ales and ciders, and a pop-up cocktail bar. You can sleep under the stars here in our luxury on-site glamping a short stroll away.

We are less than one hour onf the train from central London and we are surrounded by great hotels, including the new Pig Hotel at Bridge Place. We have Luxury Glamping available on site too for 50 plus guests.

Set within 550 acres of private estate, the listed Georgian manor house and charming 17th Century oak barns offer the perfect place for a relaxed informal day.

For your wedding ceremony, we offer three fantastic choices. Our gardens are perfect for an outdoor event; Juliana’s medieval moated island boasts a pretty pagoda in which to say your vows. Alternatively, the timeless 12th Century St. Mildred’s Church stands within the estate, or you can choose our gorgeous Kentish Barn where the organs sit surrounded by hundreds of twinkly lights, with reception to follow.

At Preston Court we have a few special features which lend themselves perfectly to a variety of styles. Our wonderful Victorian Carousel and 1920’s Art Deco mechanical fairground organs are available for hire to wow your guests and are the perfect additions for a ‘Vintage Fairground’ theme. We have our own in-house street food for the evening with 'Wilfie's Wood-Fired Pizza' served from a vintage horse box. Late licences are available too.

We can tailor and decorate to suit any style; from rustic to vintage, festival, country house, boho or woodland.

Over the years, we have accumulated an extensive list of trusted suppliers for bands, cars, florists, photographers and more. You can also choose from a fantastic selection of caterers.

We have agreed special rates with many local boutique hotels and fabulous restaurants. There are also some delightful Kentish properties to be rented by groups over the wedding period. Why not stay a few days, or even a week, to discover all this beautiful part of Britain has to offer...We are just 15 minutes from trendy Margate which is full of retro antique shops, quirky private galleries, cool cafes and beachfront bars and Bistros. There are art galleries, including the new Turnery Contemporary, incredible pubs and gorgeous sandy beaches with dreamy sunsets. Historic Canterbury is also close by, as is hip Whitstable with its pebble beaches and award winning oyster restaurants.

  • Get Married on a lake surrounded by water, or in the dreamy Kentish Barn, or even our wonderful church on site?
  • Our Kentish barns accommodates up to 120 people, this can be extended to 250/ 350 with beautiful stretch tent.
  • Optional hire of our original Victorian Carousel and vintage fairground organs
  • Amazing Local Food, Our ow In -house Street food, 'Wilfie's Wood-Fired Pizza from a vintage horse box, open-fire cooking, Sharing and Feasting Menus, Street Food...
  • Accommodation on site: ON SITE Glamping for guests of fab local boutique hotels and quirky cottages.
  • Giggle Box - Video & Photo booth which takes place in the beautiful Granary building (optional hire)-
  • Twilight Weddings

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Sporting
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

45 reviews

Write a Review
Rating
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
  • Quality of the Service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value for Money
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • A
    Amy Married on 31/07/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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!
  • O
    Olu Married on 29/09/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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
  • J
    Jen Married on 16/09/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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
  • S
    Sabrina Married on 15/09/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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
  • K
    Kelly Married on 27/08/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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.
  • K
    Katharine Married on 26/08/2017
    Rating 4 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 4.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 4.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 4.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 4.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 4.0 out of 5

    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!).

    Preston Court's reply:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback Katharine and we are pleased to hear how much your guests enjoyed the day and how you both adored Preston Court.
    Since last summer, we have planted a hedgerow across the upper field between the glamping meadow and the Carousel which backs on to the top of the glamping field. The Tents are scattered across the lower field and as the hedgerow matures, the carousel and structures beyond are obscured from sight.
    All our couples are offered exclusivity of the Glamping Meadow at the time of booking their Wedding and since this isolated incident last summer where glampers did wander up to the courtyard area, guests are briefed at check in on any events taking place whilst they are staying with us.
    There is a separate car park and entrance for the glamping meadow . If couples do not take the accomodation for their wedding guests, it is run as an independent luxury glamping experience with guests to the camp well informed of Weddings that may be taking place around neighbouring Preston Court and the beautiful courtyard framed by the barns and carousel.
  • J
    Jennifer Married on 04/08/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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!
  • C
    Charlotte Married on 20/07/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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!
  • S
    Sophie Married on 20/05/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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!!''
  • L
    Lisa Married on 24/09/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Incredible

    It was even better than we could have imagined. Married on the 24th of September 2016.
  • F
    Felicity Married on 25/08/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Best Day

    We had the best day ever thank you to all your staff! Felicity and James.
  • C
    Christopher Married on 04/06/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Loved Every Minute

    Wow what a brilliant day, we loved every single minute of it. Married 4th June 2016.
  • J
    Jamie Married on 02/04/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Want to do it all again!

    Please can we do it all again, it went too fast. From Jamie and Nicola.
  • K
    Katie Married on 28/08/2015
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Beautiful

    All the guests loved the carousel! From Katie and Peter, wedding date 28th August 2015.

Badges

Preferred Suppliers

Map

Preston CT3 1DH Wingham (Kent)

Location of(Preston Court)

Other suppliers in Kent for your wedding

Wedding Venues