The Gardens

(17 reviews) 17 5
Benover Road Yalding Kent ME18 6EX
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About The Gardens

Benover Road, Yalding
Kent, ME18 6EX

Exclusive use venue set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds. A truly magical setting for your dream wedding with endless photographic opportunities and amazing indoor and outdoor ceremony options.

The beautiful barn has been lovingly restored in a contemporary style to provide you with the ultimate blank canvas to create your unique and dream wedding celebration. This seamless renovation makes a versatile setting for wedding ceremonies large and small. If you are looking for something different, something to make your wedding stand out from the crowd, then this is the venue for you. Connected to our barn are two interlinked tipi’s to add that wow factor to your wedding. Romantic fairy lights cascade from the stunning wooden beams whilst the fire pits exude subtle light and warmth creating a serene ambience. The sides of the tipi’s can be lifted, revealing impressive views of the gardens and creating an extended magical space.

Our delightful gazebo, situated in the centre of the gardens provide the most picturesque setting for your outside ceremony. With space alongside for up to 140 guests you really can create the perfect wedding day. You and your guests can enjoy a romantic stroll around the 12 acre gardens and photographers love the exquisite backdrops capturing every moment so that you can cherish your day forever.

If you and your guests want to take a few minutes out to soak up the atmosphere or reflect on the day then our viewing platform is an amazing break out area. With magnificent views across the gardens, it gives you time to relax and maybe enjoy the perfect sunset too.

Included within your wedding package at The Gardens, we are delighted to offer you exclusive use of our very own bridal dressing room located on the upper level of the barn. Available from 9am on the day of your wedding through to midnight. A place where you can escape from the whirlwind of wedding preparation and concentrate on you and your bridal party, maybe even enjoy a few bubbles. It's a tranquil retreat where you can make your final preparations, be pampered, and relax ahead of those all-important vows. A great opportunity for those pre-wedding photographs too. Your space to enjoy. 

We would love the opportunity to discuss your wedding plans and to find out what would make the perfect package for you. Contact our team to arrange a viewing, we look forward to meeting you.

• Exclusive and unique wedding venue in Yalding, Kent • Set within 12 acres of stunning and historic gardens with endless photographic opportunities • Beautifully restored contemporary barn and unique tipis for your dream wedding • Experienced and dedicated team to support you every step of the way • Professional catering team providing a first class dining experience using the best seasonal ingredients • Nominated Kent Wedding Awards finalist for Venue of the Year and Venue of the Year Something Different

Facilities at The Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Gardens Reviews (17)

We couldnt recommend this venue enough
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By Sammi and Luke, on 18 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Sep 2018

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.

Our dream wedding came true
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By Jenni and Richard, on 18 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Aug 2018

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!

Truly the best day ever
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By Demi & Kieran, on 18 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2018

I can’t describe how perfect our wedding day was. All of guests loved the wedding venue and couldn’t stop talking about it. The whole team at the gardens couldn’t of made our day any better, it was so relaxed, everything ran so smoothly and I constantly talk about wanting to my wedding day all over again. I don’t know when the feeling of doing it all over again will stop as it was truly the best day ever. A massive Thank you to everyone at the gardens

The perfect setting for our beautiful day
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By Laura and Matt, on 18 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2018

Wow, where do I start!? We knew we wanted to get married here as soon as we pulled up on the drive. It had the relaxed vibe we were looking for but the ‘wow factor’ too...and it really didn’t disappoint on the day. All of the staff were incredibly professional and nothing was too much trouble. But even more than that, it felt like they were part of your day and like they really cared. The food was also incredible!! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Thank you for providing the perfect setting for our beautiful day

Beyond what we could have imagined
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By Kerrie and Richard, on 13 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

The Gardens is a beautiful Venue inside and Out and we knew from our first viewing that this was the venue for us. Staff are professional and exceptional in their job and our event co-ordinator Carrie put us at ease and provided us with reassurance that our wedding would run as smoothly as it did. We had the most perfect Wedding Day and couldn’t have asked for more from all The Gardens team and our recommended suppliers. Even the Sunshine put in a Surprise appearance for us! Thank you to everyone at The Gardens for making our day as perfect as it was and beyond what we could have imagined.

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By Jennifer Fulton Mother of the Bride, on 02 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2018

The staff at The Gardens are brilliant - from the offices in Maidstone, the servers at the wedding venue and everyone in between! Over the 2 year planning period, all our questions and queries were answered in a timely manner and our minds put at rest. On the wedding day itself, the staff on duty were helpful, courteous and attentive, but not intrusive. The wedding meal was excellent and we had only compliments from our guests. The whole day ran like a well-oiled machine and absolutely nothing could be faulted. As a result we all had a wonderful time and everyone went home with happy memories. I would HIGHLY recommend The Gardens. It's just a shame they can't take charge of the weather too - if they could, they would make a good job that was well!!

The Baker wedding 17.03.18
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By Laura and Aaron, on 13 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience from the day we booked it, always on hand through email, phone or on the songs app. The venue is out of this world, staff are very accommodating and friendly, and our day was absolutely magical. If I could do it all again I would ?

A fantastic venue
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By Lyn Davis, Mother of the Bride, on 07 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2017

My daughter married on 27th December. I cannot thank the staff enough for all that they did on that day. The waiters and waitresses were very efficient getting everyone served, everyone said how delicious the meal was and how good the service was, plus the bar staff who worked very hard throughout the day and evening. It is a fantastic venue which is complimented by its brilliant staff who couldn't do enough for us and our guests.

The perfect backdrop for our autumnal wedding
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By Michelle and Andrew Pemble, on 14 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2016

Autumn is our favourite season of the year so we were looking for a venue with the perfect backdrop for our autumnal wedding, The Gardens provided just that. The ceremony took place in the gazebo surrounded by gardens in their autumn beauty. Our guests joined us in the rustic teepee's for what they described as the best wedding food they have ever tasted. We danced the night away in the contemporary barn. For us this was the perfect day created by the fantastic team at the Gardens. Thank you for making it everything we dreamed of and more.

The secret is out....
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By Amy and Matt, on 20 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2016

We had our wedding reception at The Gardens in September and had the most amazing day. It is a fantastic venue, Jenny, Daniel and Nikki helped us to create our perfect day in the grounds of these beautiful gardens. The food and service were faultless. I think the secret is out now as all of our guests simply fell in love with the place. Thank you for everything

Perfect day
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By Martin, on 08 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

My wife and I were married in the gardens in September and what a magical day we had !!! The staff are professional and truly care about your special day. Warm thanks to Nicki for her flawless management of our day. And Daniel !!! A true gentleman and an asset to the venue. Food was fantastic. Surroundings are flawless. The venue is a blank canvas ready for you to build your bespoke wedding and staff are always on hand to assist. I'm considering a fast divorce so we can remarry here :) My thanks to the team.

The Gardens surpassed our dreams & expectations
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By Natalie and Tim Wright, on 14 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

Tim and I would just like to say a massive thank you for helping us to have the most amazing wedding in August. It surpassed all of our dreams and expectations. Our family and friends were in awe of the Gardens. Tim and I don't think we have ever seen it looking so beautiful! From the moment we sent a request to view the gardens you have all been so friendly, supportive and professional, especially with helping a bride who had so many questions! Our wedding day itself ran so smoothly and we all had such a fantastic day. Thank you all so much. The Gardens will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We could not recommend it highly enough as the perfect wedding venue.

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