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The Gardens

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Menus from £133
30 to 240 Guests

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Menus from £133
30 to 240 Guests

The Most Beautiful Country Garden Wedding Venue in Kent.

Rustic, romantic and breathtakingly beautiful. Nestled in 12 acres of grounds with 16 individual gardens to explore, The Gardens in Yalding is an exclusive-use wedding and events venue offering an unforgettable place to say “I do.”

Finalist in the 2020 Kent Wedding Awards. As featured in Rock My Wedding and Your Kent Wedding.

One Venue, Three Stunning Ceremony Options

The Gardens is licensed for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies, and you’ll have the choice of three stunning options:

  • The Gazebo is our outdoor ceremony option, suitable for up to 130 of your friends and family. Situated in the centre of our grounds, it offers 360-degree views of stunning English country gardens. After the ceremony, you can enjoy a romantic stroll around our 16 individual gardens with photo opportunities at every turn.
  • The Croft is our indoor ceremony option and perfect for more intimate affairs, seating up to 80 guests. Situated above our barn, it’s flooded with light and can be decorated and styled as you wish.
  • The Barn is our second indoor ceremony option, suitable for up to 130 guests. It provides a versatile space for wedding celebrations with large windows overlooking the gardens to bring the outside in. In the evening, The Barn transforms into the perfect space for your wedding celebrations with a fully stocked bar and dance floor suitable for up to 240 evening guests.

Romantic Tipis with Fire Pits and Cascading Fairy Lights

Connected to The Barn, our bespoke interlinked tipis add the wow factor to any occasion. Romantic fairy lights cascade from the stunning wooden beams, while fire pits exude subtle light and warmth, creating the perfect atmosphere for a magical wedding breakfast. The Tipis seat up to 130 guests for a sit down meal and 240 for a buffet.

Between November and February, the Tipis transform into our Tipis Restaurant and a celebration of Kent, the Garden of England. With styling from Hire Love and a rustic, warming menu of seasonal British meals, the tipis offer the perfect location for a cosy wedding during the winter months.

Your Dedicated Wedding Planning Team at Glow Events

Weddings at The Gardens are run by the exceptional event planning team at Glow Events. It’s their mission to make your wedding planning journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, and they’ll work with you to create the day of your dreams.

You’ll be supported by a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who will be by your side throughout your planning journey, and you’ll also enjoy access to Glow’s exclusive online planning tool.

As part of your wedding package, you will benefit from creating your dream wedding menu with a professional and experienced catering team. Glow’s chefs pride themselves on providing a first class dining experience, and they will work in collaboration with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences.

Food and tasting appointments are available to ensure that every choice is the right one for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Tisha Married on 16/09/2019
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    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 Married on 16/03/2019
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    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 Married on 22/12/2018
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    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 Married on 24/09/2018
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    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 Married on 14/09/2018
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    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 Married on 22/08/2018
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    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 Married on 14/08/2018
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    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 Married on 14/08/2018
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    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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    Demi Married on 08/08/2018
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    Truly the best day ever

    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
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    Laura Married on 19/07/2018
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    The perfect setting for our beautiful day

    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
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    Louise Married on 11/07/2018
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    The most wonderful day!

    The gardens was an amazing venue to get married in. I just wanted to say that the whole team at the venue from the Chef, bar staff, managers were amazing. Such a fantastic team. I had the most wonderful day and so did everyone else who joined us there. Thank you everyone for all your hard work
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    Sam Married on 08/06/2018
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    We got married at The Gardens at the start of June and it really was everything we could have hoped for and more! The venue is perfect, the staff are amazing and the food was incredible. When we were originally venue hunting, we didn’t find anywhere that provided the flexibility that The Gardens does – they really want you to have everything exactly as you want it, while also providing a package including catering, dj, etc, that makes the planning so much less stressful! Thank you so much to Carrie and all the team for all of your hard work on the day, we really did have the best time ever thanks to all of you and The Gardens will forever be a special place to us! From The Stevensons xxx
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    Megan Married on 30/04/2018
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    Despite the weather, we had the most perfect day. Jenny our event manager went above and beyond to make sure our day was amazing. The staff were so helpful in every aspect and the day ran so smoothly. Thank you for the best wedding day.
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    Lisa Married on 26/04/2018
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    The Gardens made our wedding day very special from start to finish the whole day was a success. The staff were very attentive and Jenny our event manager was supportive and happy to lend a helping hand whenever we needed. The food at our wedding breakfast was very satisfying and our guests were amazed by the stunning tipi and venue. We just couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day at a perfect venue. We would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that prefect-wedding venue, The Gardens will not disappoint. Thank you to all once again. Mr and Mrs Sampson x
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    Kerrie Married on 06/04/2018
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    Beyond what we could have imagined

    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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Dreaming of a smaller wedding? Our intimate wedding package is suitable for up to 30 of your closest family and friends on selected dates in 2021. Personal and romantic, you will enjoy exclusive use of the venue, ceremony, three course dinner, and so much more.

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The Gardens is proud to offer up to £1,500 in wedding extras for Blue Light Card holders. It's our way of saying "thank you" to those working in the NHS, police, fire service, ambulance, HM Coastguard, RNLI and anyone in the Armed Forces.

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Benover Road ME18 6EX Nettlestead (Kent)

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