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.
45 Reviews for Preston Court
Recommended by 100% of couples
Amy and James Pope · Married on 31/07/2018
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!Sent on 04/01/2019
I just wish that we could do it all over again!
Lina · Married on 30/04/2018
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.Sent on 14/05/2018
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 :)
Olu & Agniete · Married on 29/09/2017
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! #happyeverafterSent on 19/04/2018
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