The Gardens

(13 reviews) 13 5
Benover Road Yalding Kent ME18 6EX
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About The Gardens

Benover Road, Yalding
Kent, ME18 6EX

Wedding Open Day - Sunday 30 September 2018 from 10.00am to 3.00pm

A fantastic opportunity to view The Gardens, The Barn and the Tipis, also to meet some of our recommended suppliers. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. No need to pre register.

Launched in May 2016, The Gardens is a truly memorable and unique wedding venue exclusively for you. Set in 12 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside, The Gardens is a magnificent setting to hold an unforgettable, bespoke wedding ceremony and celebration.

16 beautifully restored historic gardens are set around a contemporary barn and unique tipi’s offering plenty of opportunity to tailor a wedding exactly to your requirements.

In summer months ceremonies can be conducted outside in the beautiful gardens. During less favourable weather, large or small civil ceremonies can be held in the beautifully restored, contemporary barn.

Two tipis’ interlinked to the barn provide a unique and flexible space for entertaining and dining. Beautifully decorated they connect the inside to the outside seamlessly.

Using home grown produce where available, our exceptional catering team will deliver delicious food with plenty of flexibility to suit your requirements.

With such expansive and beautiful grounds, The Gardens is a photographer’s paradise offering countless photo opportunities to preserve the memories for a life time.

To find out more or to view The Gardens, please contact one of our experienced event managers to discuss your requirements and to arrange an appointment.

Finalist at the Kent Wedding Awards 2017/18 in two categories

-Venue of the Year

-Venue of the Year - Something Different

• The Gardens launched as a stunning wedding and events venue in May 2016. • 12 acres of stunning, historic gardens located in the heart of the Kent countryside. Exclusively for you. • Beautifully restored, contemporary barn with plenty of versatility to create the perfect wedding large or small. • Unique tipi’s connected to the barn and the breathtaking gardens provide a memorable setting for dining and entertaining. • The Gardens catering team will deliver first class cuisine to suit your requirements using garden grown produce where possible. • A dedicated, experienced event manager will work with you to create a bespoke, seamless wedding day to remember.

Facilities at The Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Gardens Reviews (13)

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.

The Gardens is all we could of wished for
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By Mr and Mrs Lang, on 14 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2016

Well where do we begin? Our wedding day at The Gardens is all we could have ever wished for! When we first got engaged we looked at venue after venue but none of them felt right for us. We were looking for something original, intimate and personal and we were over the moon when we found The Gardens. The whole day was perfect from start to finish. We felt really well looked after by all the staff and they made sure that our day ran smoothly. Every one of our guests commented on what an amazing venue it was, how delicious the food was and how friendly the staff were. We will always remember our wedding day at The Gardens and I hope that one day we can celebrate there again

Everything we could possibly of hoped for and more
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By Mr and Mrs Lee, on 20 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 07 Aug 2016

We were very lucky to be married at The Gardens and had the most perfect day. The venue is stunning, everything we could possibly have hoped for and more. The staff are absolutely brilliant, making the day run smoothly. The food was amazing, and all of our guests couldn't compliment it enough. We are so thankful we decided to use the gardens for our special day, and will always have lots of happy memories from it.

Truly magical
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By Louise Wakeham, on 06 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2016

We were married on 17th July in the garden at The Gardens. Perfect venue, perfect day. The venue is amazing and the staff made the day easy and stress free. It was truly magical and exceeded our expectations. Thank you all so much for helping us make some beautiful memories - and crazy pictures in the VW photo booth!

The most fantastic day of our lives
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By Mr and Mrs Crowley, on 06 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

We just wanted to say a huge thanks for everything you did on Saturday. It was the most fantastic day of our lives and surpassed all of our hopes and expectations for the day. The number of people who have said how brilliant/fantastic/magical the whole day was is extraordinary. Whilst we were of course blessed with beautiful weather and found a fabulous venue, you guys all made it just fantastic. Every element was perfection - fantastic food, drink, service - a huge number of guests made particular mention of the great staff, including the gardeners for a garden which according to one guest was better than Kew!! Thank you (the very happy) Mr and Mrs Crowley

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