Preston Court

(45 reviews) 45 4.96
Preston PRESTON Canterbury Kent CT3 1DH
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About Preston Court

Preston, PRESTON, Canterbury
Kent, CT3 1DH

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.

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.

• Ceremonies can take place outside in a variety of fabulous locations, for civil or religious weddings including magical saxon church, for C of E ceremonies. • 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)

Facilities at Preston Court

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Allows fire ceremony
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Preston Court Reviews (45)

Loved Every Minute
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By Christopher and Elaine, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2016

Wow what a brilliant day, we loved every single minute of it. Married 4th June 2016.

Want to do it all again!
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By Jamie and Nicola, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Apr 2016

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

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By Katie and Peter, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2015

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

Thank You
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By Sarah and Mike, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 20 Jun 2015

The grounds are just amazing and it has so much to offer. Everyone helped to make it such a special day. Thank you.

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By Louise and Jack, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 14 May 2015

Thank you for all your help along the way, your staff were brilliant. Louise and Jack

Wow what a venue
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By Cara and Sandy, on 14 Oct 2010

The garden and island is just magical, everything woorked so well and with so much charm and yet very relaxed. All our guests said they would like to marry at Preston Court.

Thanks again for everything.
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By Lucy and Shaun, on 14 Oct 2010

We really did have the perfect day. Everyone remarked on how wonderful the stting was but your hard work and attnetion to detail also made a big difference on the day. We wish you every success with everything and have no doubt that you'll be extremely busy.

The perfect day.
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By Nickie, on 14 Oct 2010

We can thank you and your team enough for the most amazing day at the most beautiful venue.

The carousel really toppped our day off.
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By Sarah, on 14 Oct 2010

Just a note to thank you again for helping us to make our wedding day so special. We are really glad we could use Preston Court. Anyone who has their wedding day with you will have special memories to last a lifetime.

Thank you sooo much for a really fantastic day on
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By Lesley, on 14 Oct 2010

The venue was stunning at just took people's breath away and youstaff were so much fun and so relaxed about everything, it was great.

Super gardens, super service!
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By Joss & Luke, on 16 Apr 2010

Despite the inclement weather we still managed to use the gardens and have our photographs taken, armed with umbrella's. Our family & guests loved it and all said how lucky we were with finding the venue.

Beautiful Grounds
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By Sarah Kinders, on 14 Apr 2010

We were lucky to find this one as we really wanted somewhere where we could have a vintage theme and an English country garden party. We were really lucky with the weather and we managed to have a Champagne reception on the lawn in front of the manor house. Lovely!

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