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The Night Yard

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Menus from £30
Up to 240 Guests

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Menus from £30
Up to 240 Guests

Set in the beautiful Kent countryside just outside historic Canterbury, The Night Yard is a very versatile and flexible venue with plenty of character and perfectly styled with modern and contemporary amenities. The Night Yard originally started as a ‘Night Yard’ which was the farms dairy herd sleeping quarters and has over the past five years been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue.

Dress it up if you want or simply admire the character of the space. The Night Yard offers complete exclusivity for the day of your wedding and the flexibility in order that you can create Your Day exactly how you want it! We can accommodate up to 240 guests utilising both the great indoor & outdoor spaces.

The Night Yard is a quirky barn with a centralised courtyard. The courtyard houses a stunning Glasshouse which offers all year round weddings and is edged by cloistered barns. The acoustics are fantastic for live music, which can often bring a festival vibe to Your Day.

We appreciate that as every couple is different there is no set structure as to how Your Day will run. However our highly skilled team of Wedding Coordinator's will work with you to advise and make suggestions and to ensure everything goes to plan on Your Day.

Your Day

Exclusive use of the venue from 9am - 11pm (Monday - Thursday) and 9am - 11.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

Benefits Include:

  • The Glasshouse - holds up to 140 guests to dine plus a further 100 guests for your evening party
  • The Gallery - soft seating area
  • The Snug - a flexible private space
  • Spacious courtyard
  • Flexible outdoor seating
  • Fantastic sound system throughout the venue
  • Car parking for up to 80 vehicles
  • Disabled access
  • Choice of two designated ceremony areas (Under the Eaves and The Glasshouse)
  • A Fully staffed, stocked and licensed bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Seasonal photographic opportunities available
  • Situated in a beautiful farm setting just outside Canterbury
  • Pre-wedding meetings and coordination both of the day and on the day
  • We do not charge extra for holding your ceremony at The Night Yard (KCC costs apply)

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

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

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

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

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    Jemma B. Married on 20/09/2020
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    COVID Wedding!

    The team at the night yard were fab in ensuring our day still went ahead, despite numerous set backs and a global pandemic. We had a wonderful day and it really is such a beautiful venue, we are so happy we still went ahead.

    The Night Yard's reply:

    Hi Jemma
    Thanks so much for the great review it is very much appreciated.
    Hope married life is treating you, Scott and your two gorgeous daughters well.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Alison & Chloe xx
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    Rebekah K. Married on 10/09/2020
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    Absolutely beautiful venue and amazing staff

    The Night Yard is an incredibly beautiful venue and we are so happy we found it for our wedding! The staff are so friendly and put in a lot of time and effort to make the wedding day as perfect as it can possibly be. We got married at the Night Yard during the pandemic so it was a very difficult time to organise a wedding for everyone however the Night Yard staff were very understanding and did all they could to keep the day as special as it could be under the guidelines. I would definitely recommend the Night Yard to anyone looking for a beautiful relaxed charming wedding venue! Thank you to everyone for all their work!
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    Nema Married on 26/05/2019
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    As soon as we stepped into the venue on our first

    They say a bride just knows and it feels right when she finds the dress, well we got this feeling with our Venue! As soon as we stepped into the venue on our first viewing we knew it was for us, our kids instantly ran off to explore leaving us feeling confident this was the perfect venue for our relaxed child filled wedding. I love how the venue can be dressed completely to suit your style, but then is beautiful and rustic as it is. The planning journey was well organised and reassuring as Courtney and the rest of the team had it all in hand. You don’t feel like just another booking, it was always nice to catch up. Thank you, especially Courtney you helped bring our vision to life, we just want to relive it again and again!
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    Caroline Married on 10/10/2018
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    This is a most sincere Thank You

    This is a most sincere Thank You for hosting such a perfect day for us. Our wedding was absolutely perfect...The Night Yard as our chosen venue was complimented by every guest as the most beautiful and relaxed environment for such an occasion which we agree wholeheartedly.

    Ed and I appreciated Courtney's help so much. Courtney...you were outstanding and went above and beyond...looking after our chorus singing dog when he threatened to drown out the ceremony...distracting the children whilst we were decorating...adjusting the climate control to accommodate our guest's needs...everything you did was appreciated so very much.

    Our wedding was the happiest day we have had, and The Night Yard made it happen.

    So again...Thank you. We thoroughly recommend you all for anyone wanting to hire a venue as the perfect choice.

    With appreciation
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    Rachel Married on 30/08/2018
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    The most incredible place!

    When we discovered The Night Yard online we had a feeling it was going to be something very special. From visiting, we fell in love with it.

    The Night Yard offers the most amazing space and even with quite a lot of rain on the day on the day every contingency was thought of by the team!

    Courtney, Nancy and all of The Night Yard team were hugely supportive throughout our planning process and had an incredible list of contacts who could facilitate every aspect of what we wanted to pull together.

    It was clear - whether it be correspondence via email, conversations on the phone or as a face-to-face meeting - that the team knew what we were after. Their help and advice throughout was second-to-none.

    Our wedding was the most incredible day and so many people commented on how wonderful The Night Yard was as a venue.

    The Night Yard really really is a hugely special venue.

    Now, just to figure out how we can do it all over again!
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    Amy Married on 25/08/2018
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    Amazing Wedding

    Words can't describe how incredible this venue and the team are. From the moment we booked in 2016 right up until yesterday, The Night Yard has been amazing. We were super confident in their abilities and the team helped up plan and pull of an amazing Wedding, helping us with things we'd not even considered, and working with all our suppliers to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day. So many of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and the team proved how right we were to book here.

    Shout specifically to Julia, Nancy, and Courtney, and also to Brendan the bar manager, your help and support has been incredible.

    I was so sad to say good bye when it was all over, and I'm currently mulling over what other events we can put on just so we can go back.

    I'd recommend this venue to anyone and particularly if you are looking at having some DIY elements, you can truly put your own mark on this place.

    Thank you so much team!!
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    Caroline Married on 23/08/2018
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    Amazing!

    AMAZING!! The staff and venue are just fantastic. I had the best wedding day I could have wished for and its thank to this amazing team. Courtney is so helpful, nothing is too much trouble for her. She completely takes all the stress out of the day. All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was even in the rain. Would highly recommend.
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    Georgina Married on 02/08/2018
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    Staff were fanatic and on the day

    We had our wedding on the 2nd August it was everything a more we could have wanted. Staff were fanatic and on the day they were there to support if needed. Courtney was a massive help and keep communication with us at all times. We had a very laid back chilled day which is just what we wanted. Every guest commented on how amazing the venue was and the kids all could play safe why the parents relaxed at the bar as its all enclosed.
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    Michael Married on 21/07/2018
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    Thank You!

    I just wanted to thank Courtney and everyone at The Night Yard for helping to make the wedding of my daughter Francesca to Rob on 21 July such a wonderful occasion. It was a magical day. Would you be good enough to pass on my thanks to all of your partners (eg DJ/MC, caterers, bar) who contributed to the day.
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    Mike Married on 20/07/2018
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    Flawless venue

    On 20th July, the night yard held our greatest day.
    The venue was perfect for what we wanted; a laid back, fun, chilled but massively enjoyable wedding.
    So many of our guests commented on how much they loved the venue.
    We would like to thank Courtney and Nancy who were fantastic. Every base covered and always there when needed, so chilled but on it at all times.
    Brendan and his team on the bar are worth their weight in gold. We had a lot of guests who enjoy a tipple but never a wait, outstanding service.
    If you are considering The Night Yard DO IT!!!!
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    Nicole Married on 14/07/2018
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    There are not enough words to descried my feeling

    When we first booked the night Yard in 2016, we were the first booking for 2018 at the time so we had a long wait! We finally got married on 14th July 2018 and there aren’t enough words to describe my feelings about the day or the venue, it was just incredible.

    Courtney is so on the ball and helped us through the build up, asking all the right questions, things that we had no idea about! And on the day she was there making sure everything was on time and prompting us when needed.

    Brendan (the bar manager) is also a top guy and was so accommodating to what we needed and wanted, he knows his stuff. A great addition to the night Yard.

    We might have an anniversary party here just to be able to come back!

    Absolutely loved everything about it!
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    Holly Married on 12/07/2018
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    We fell in Love with the night yard the first time

    We fell in Love with the night yard the first time we saw it, it was a bright spring day and as we walked around I was already planning our Wedding day!
    The night yard was the first and last venue we looked at, we were sold!
    From the initial viewing to the day itself the staff at the Night yard were a pleasure to work alongside, they were so professional and accommodating and couldn’t do enough to help bring our vision to life.
    We already had a good idea of what we wanted but the expertise and experience that the staff brought to the day was invaluable and the recommended suppliers that the Night yard promote are all first class.
    We were made to feel empowered with every decision we had to make as opposed to stifled and the balance of support they offer is just spot on.
    The day itself came around so very quickly and again the staff were great, the whole journey was so smooth and expertly planned that there was no doubt in our minds that our wedding day would be anything other than magical.
    Each and every one of our guests were swooning over the venue and having such a big family with lots of children for us, the needs of the children were paramount, the venue is as such that the children are safe in a huge outdoor space and the options for entertaining them were endless. I would like to thank each and every member of staff who helped make our day the best day of our lives, we have memories to treasure and possibly a 40th party to plan at the Night Yard once I’ve talked my husband round!
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    Clare Married on 05/07/2018
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    Perfect for our laidback festival wedding

    Dear Courtney and Nancy
    Just a quick line to thank you once again for hosting our wedding day. The venue was fantastic and we knew that it exactly suited us for the laidback festival wedding that we envisaged. What we didn’t truly appreciate until the day was all the hard work done by your team and especially Courtney on the day to ensure that it all went off to plan. So thank you so much for making this so fantastic for us. It really was the best day ever. So many of our guests have said to us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and how relaxed and fun it was. We just wish we could do it all over again!!
    With love Clare and Maurice
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    Vicky Married on 01/06/2018
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    We couldnt have wished for a nicer venue

    I just wanted to say a huge huge thank you. The Night Yard was the most perfect venue for our wedding...everything I could have wanted - from the beautiful openness of the space to the quirky little features dotted around.
    I want to say a special thank you to Nancy who helped so much with organising everything and more so settling my nerves, replying promptly to my many emails and making me feel like everything was being looked after (which is so was!). Also a special thank you to Courtney, she was absolutely amazing on the day, behind the scenes making sure every thing was ok and running smoothly as well as ensuring myself and Martin was happy throughout the day. What a great team you guys have.
    We couldn’t have wished for a nicer venue or a more perfect day (plus we have had many many complements ??)
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    Scarlett Married on 26/05/2018
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    Everything was perfect down to the last detail

    We got married at The Night Yard at the end of May, and it was just our dream wedding come true. We very much wanted to a put our mark on the venue and have our own styled wedding, and it’s such a versatile place that nearly anything is possible.
    Everything was perfect down to the last detail and the venue and its staff were incredible, Courtney and Julia especially being our main venue coordinator for the build and the big day, maintained everything to a good speed, and helped us achieve our vision. It was nice to have input from all aspects about the day from the management to the general logistics.
    It was the only venue we viewed as we knew we had found the right place. Any couple wishing to make a “D.I.Y.” wedding and with their proper mark on it, look no further. They will help and advise as much as you want, but also just let you know what you can do and what is possible.
    Shout outs too Brendan on the bar too who runs a tight ship and will get any sort of party off on the right foot!
    We can’t thank you enough! We might get a divorce just so we can get married here again.
    Thanks so much.
    Ben & Scarlett xx

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