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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: March 2024

If you are dreaming about a romantic countryside wedding, The Gardens is the venue you’ve been searching for.

The Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece, with 16 individual gardens surrounding the outside wedding gazebo. Each garden is styled in a different planting style, designed to make the most spectacular wedding photos. It was admired and visited by King Charles in the 1990s, who donated the breathtaking Victorian greenhouse.

Local Area & Amenities

Located in the quaint village of Yalding, the venue is only 6 miles from Maidstone Town Centre, and offers plenty of local transport and accommodation options. Suitable for weddings of up to 100 ceremony guests and 200 reception guests.

Wedding Packages

For 2024 weddings, packages start from £9,660 based on 50-day guests and up to 200 evening guests.

Packages include exclusive venue hire, a dedicated wedding coordinator, reception drinks, your wedding meal, wine for the guests, an evening buffet, a professional DJ, access to our exclusive online wedding planning tool, and much more.

We also offer an unbeatable Winter wedding package which includes rustic garden-inspired styling and our famous wonky crockery, with prices starting from £9,330 for 50-day guests and up to 100 evening guests.

Your Choice of Ceremony Areas

You will have a choice of three indoor and outdoor ceremony areas. These include the romantic gazebo in the gardens, the all-weather indoor ceremony tipis, and the beautiful barn with views across the gardens.

After the ceremony, enjoy your reception drinks on the garden lawn, before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the Nordic tipis adorned with twinkles.

Unforgettable Food

The in-house chefs pride themselves on providing a first-class dining experience, using only the freshest ingredients. They will collaborate with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences. Enjoy a three-course feast, hog roast, or BBQ across a range of cuisines.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for The Gardens

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Sarah M. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Autumnal wedding

We went to view The gardens last October and fell in love with it and immediately booked for the following October.
We dreamed of an autumn wedding at the gardens and they definitely delivered.
The service was great and they let you have the freedom to make the day personable to you.
Food was great and there was a lot of food options to chose from.
The beautiful surroundings of the gardens gave the guest lovely views to go and explore and even if it did rain the ceremony tipi is just as lovely.
I wouldn’t have changed anything about our day, would highly recommend.
Helen
Helen M. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Autumnal wedding of dreams

After getting engaged in July 2022 we knew we wanted to get married quickly. Choosing your venue is a big task so we narrowed down what we wanted from it! An important thing for us was to marry soon and on a weekend. Knowing that summer times would be busy we knew choosing an autumn or winter date would be best and fell in love with the idea of an autumnal/winter wedding. Oh gosh this place did not disappoint!! The venue looked absolutely magical and we received compliments all day about how the place looked. The tipis stole the show for sure. They were decorated with fairy lights and had a warm cosey feel. Aside from the decor the staff were exemplary. They respond promptly to every email, they adjust whatever you need doing and could not help you enough. The food….well the food is incredible!!! Best wedding food I’ve ever tasted and again we get compliments still about the food. If you’re considering an autumn wedding here then do not hesitate to book. It was the wedding of dreams x
Emily
Emily G. Sent on 15/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

The gardens team are fantastic! Everyone has said it was the best venue they have been too for a wedding and how beautiful it is! Worth every single penny! Everything we wanted to do they did with a smile on their faces, they were so welcoming and accommodating. Thank you all so much :)
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Michelle B. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just wonderful from start to finish.

We had what we can only describe as a perfect wedding day. It ran smoothly from start to finish and we genuinely can’t find fault in anything. The Gardens won’t disappoint, the team is so professional and on the ball, we’d love to do the day all over again! Thank you! X
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Charlotte S. Sent on 25/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Sep 2023

We had the most perfect day for our wedding at the Gardens. Not only is the venue obviously beautiful, the staff take all the stress off of your shoulders as the bride/groom and organise everything without even being asked. They ensured each part of the day happened as and when planned so everything ran so smoothly and the guests all really enjoyed themselves and the food. We feel so grateful to have had our dream wedding day- thanks so much to the Gardens team!
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Megan N. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Gardens is a dream

The Gardens not only is breath taking venue, but the team are absolutely brilliant. Right from the moment of booking their communication was fantastic, using their online software made planning our wedding so easy and they were so quick to get back to any questions we may have had. No question seemed to phase them. On the day they were truly extraordinary, our guest kept commenting on just how professional they all were. They went out of their way to make sure they day went smoothly and went above and beyond in everything.
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Juliana Sent on 01/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

We could not be happier with our wedding at The Gardens. The food was amazing and we had all of the support on the day and leading up to the event.
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Tisha Sent on 21/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing

I would like to give all the staff a really big thank you for making our day so special. It all went amazing and everybody commented how beautiful the venue was.
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Katie Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking venue

From start to finish our day was just perfect! Outstanding service and a breath-taking venue. We would relive the day and not change a thing.
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Zoe Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating
The Gardens was the most beautiful and perfect location for our wedding and we could not have been happier to have picked it for our special day. The team and everyone who helped out could not have done enough for us and it was clear that it was their main aim to make sure everything went smoothly and ‘just right’. In the lead up to the wedding everything was handled in such an efficient and professional way that we were so much less stressed than we could have been and trusted in all that you were doing. The most picturesque, stunning location for our ceremony which surpassed anything that we could have imagined. We are so grateful to everyone at The Gardens for making our dream wedding a reality and for giving us so many beautiful memories to treasure…and now we just want to do it all over again!
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Sammi Sent on 18/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt recommend this venue enough

My husband and I got married here on 24.09.18. We don’t have a single bad word to say. From the minute we walked in the venue, we knew it was the one. The venue speaks for itself but the staff were also incredible from the get go. They were in constant contact with us both during the 9 month planning stage. The food is OUTSTANDING and they catered for some odd requests without question. Everything ran without a hitch on the day. Carrie was excellent and the waitresses and bar staff had great humour and were extremely pleasant. Although we knew the hard work that they put into the day, we barely knew they were there. They weren’t intrusive and went above and beyond to help the wedding party and guests. We both want to say thank you to every single person at The Gardens. Down to the personnel who keep the grounds as beautiful as they are. We couldn’t recommend this venue enough and all our guests were blown away by its beauty.
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Jemma Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Looks brilliant day and night!

The gardens was the perfect venue for our wedding day. We loved the great mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. The guests love the uniqueness of the venue. We wanted to create a more relaxed wedding day playing on our love of festivals and the gardens created a brilliant canvas for us to create our own theme. It looks brilliant day and night. We decided to have a BBQ which was delicious and the guests were very complementary about the food. The staff at the gardens offered a very high level of customer service and ensured the day went without a hitch. They were a pleasure to deal with and always happy and smiling.
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Heather Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue!

We cannot recommend The Gardens enough. It was the most perfect venue for a relaxed wedding. Our guests were blown away and we loved every minute. The staff are outstanding, the food is incredible and the venue is breath taking.
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Jenni Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding day come true!

From the moment we visited The Gardens we fell in love with the relaxed and beautiful setting. It really didn’t disappoint, and on a gorgeous sunny day in August our dream wedding day came true.
Every member of staff, from Carrie our fantastic Event Manager to the bar/waiting staff, everyone made the day seamless. The food is to die for and every guest has commented since the day just how delicious every course was and how professional the waiting staff were.
The support from the venue before and throughout the day allows you to feel completely relaxed - we can't recommend this venue enough!
A big heartfelt thank you to every single member of the team at The Gardens for giving us the best day! Jenni & Richard x
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Jenni Sent on 18/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding came true

From the moment we visited The Gardens we fell in love with the relaxed and beautiful setting. It really didn’t disappoint, and on a gorgeous sunny day in August our dream wedding day came true. Every member of staff, from Carrie our fantastic Event Manager to the bar/waiting staff, everyone made the day seamless. The food is to die for and every guest has commented since the day just how delicious every course was and how professional the waiting staff were. The support from the venue before and throughout the day allows you to feel completely relaxed - we can't recommend this venue enough! A big heartfelt thank you to every single member of the team at The Gardens for giving us the best day!
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Date: From 09/06/2024 to 09/06/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 20:00
Place: Benover Road, Nettlestead, Kent

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Benover Road ME18 6EX Nettlestead (Kent)
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