Wilderness Wedding Venue

(6 reviews) 6 5
Preston Court, Court Lane Preston KENT CANTERBURY Kent CT3 1DH
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About Wilderness Wedding Venue

Preston Court, Court Lane, Preston
Kent, CT3 1DH

If you have ever dreamt of your dream woodland wedding venue with a magical lake, enchanting woods full of wildlife, incredible views, nature and peaceful surroundings, Wilderness Wedding Venue in Kent, would be it.  

Wilderness encapsulates everything you could want, a private rural location, hidden away in the idyllic Kent countryside, old oak trees, meadows, rolling green fields as far as the eye can see, a picturesque lake with wild swans and spectacular sunsets.  We even have Glamping available on site in a privaate meadowfield.  Bell tents are fully kitted our with chandeliers, hardwearing flooring and proper raised wooden beds with crisp cotton bed linen, duck down pillows, with fluffy hot water bottles and  snug throws, as well as sheep skin and Persian rugs.  So it would be more Glamping than camping, with hot shower and clean loos!   A breakfast picnic hamper is provided too and hot tea / coffee for the morning.

The Glamping meadow fields are within each walking distance from each venue.

The fun starts from the word go!  You and your guests get to enjoy a mysterious journey into the Wilderness on fun vintage buses arranged for you by the venue, so your day unravels in a extraordinary way…..Guests are intrigued as to where they are going and love their group adventure – they arrive along the winding lanes for the big reveal…2 incredible Tipi tents sit against the skyline, nestled in amongst the hillside, vintage swing boats, a rustic champagne shack bar and intriguing wooden walkways In the wilderness and woodland beyond. 

There are 3 lands here at Wilderness, Deerson Lake & meadow, St Mildreds wood and Wilderness valley.  Your guests are guided throughout the lands, and what ever the weather they can take shelter in the magnificent tipis or woodland cabin.

The food here is heavenly – we have hand picked local caterers who have foraged, sourced and even grown their own fodder – delicious BBQ’s, traditional hog roast, feasting menus and pretty much anything from around the globe or even grown in the field next door.  Local Kentish lamb, beef, free range chicken and fish caught in nearby Whitstable.  As the food it such an important element to the day, we make sure it is theatrical, mouth watering and fun. 

The Atmosphere....This incredible private rural location, hidden away in the idyllic Kent countryside with old oak trees, meadows, woodland, a picturesque lake with wild swans and rolling countryside as far as the eye can see. The site is also famous for its spectacular sunsets and was the inspiration behind some of the best work from the famous painter Turner.

Getting to Wilderness.... You and your guests get to enjoy a mysterious journey into the Wilderness on fun vintage buses arranged for you by the venue. Guests will arrive along the winding lanes for your big reveal…2 incredible Tipi tents which sit against the skyline and are nestled in amongst the hillside.

The Site... There are three lands at Wilderness: Deerson Lake & Meadow, St Mildred’s Wood and Wilderness Valley. Your guests are guided throughout the lands, and whatever the weather they can take shelter in the magnificent tipis or woodland cabin.

A Woodman's Ceremony….The woodman's cabin is nestled in the wild ferns and statuesque trees.  You can marry inside whilst looking out at the lush green fields beyond. This space is large enough for 120 guests and your drinks reception can be served ne

• A Magical Journey into Wilderness on the private buses for all your guests and even vintage Rouetmasters or the Bluebird bus can be arranged • Three majestic Giant Tipi tents for the Wedding Breakfast & Reception - Accommodate 120 people seated • Licenced lake side Boat- Zebo for Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships • Fully licenced Woodman's Cabin where Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships take place • Rustic Champagne Shack Bar • Luxury Glamping on site for your guests.

Facilities at Wilderness Wedding Venue

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Wilderness Wedding Venue Reviews (6)

Natural and Rustic With Water & Tipis
Venue Service

By George, on 23 May 2019Date of Wedding - 14 May 2019

This venue has everything and more. We loved arriving on the buses and it made it all the more fun for everyone, like a real festival experience. The woods are to die for and the staff made us feel at home.

The Wilderness Is just Beautiful
Venue Service

By Sarah, on 23 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

We had the best time and were so well looked after. This is the only truely unique venue, which is why we booked it and the sunsets are magical.

Wow Wow Wow
Venue Service

By Aiden, on 23 May 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Charlie and I married at Thw Wilderness and cannot recommend it enough. We wanted a festival themed wedding and the team helped us to create this. Please can we do it all over again?

Awesome Venue
Venue Service

By Andrew and Silvia, on 23 May 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2018

We looked at ab out 20 different outdoor venues and this one stood out from the crowd by miles. Its so diverse and they have thought of everything. We love the outdoor bar and so many guests commented on how they loved the location.

We cannot sing the praises of Wilderness enough
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By Clare, on 05 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Our wedding was so much more than we could ever have hoped for. In large part, this was down to the amazing location that was Wilderness Weddings, Kent. The team at Wilderness made this possible with their vision for a wedding in the rolling picturesque Kent countryside, complete with stunning woodlands, fields and a lake by which the ceremony was held (check out the pictures!) The team were so creative in turning this setting into an almost dreamlike venue. But at the same time, they were never overbearing and were very clear that it was our wedding and that they were happy to accommodate all our ideas and suggestions for doing things. You simply don't get this freedom at a conventional wedding venue, just one of the things that attracted us to Wilderness! With a woodland wedding like this, you are putting a lot of trust in the venue and organising team. But given their track record in running weddings at the stunning, nearby Preston Court, we were confident that the team's style would fit exactly the kind of look and relaxed, informal vibe we were going for. They did not disappoint. Organising a woodland wedding requires a lot of planning. Like all those small things you usually take for granted, like vehicle access and power! But the team thought of every last detail. Like the brilliant vintage buses provided to take all the guests there and back. And, whilst for our day, the weather was great, the team also put a lot of effort into developing some really great alternative options in case the rain came.

Location is out of this world, show stopper!
Venue Service

By Francis and Lydia, on 04 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Oct 2016

We visited Wilderness Wedding venue and absolutely loved the location, the views, the sunsets, the tipis and the concept. The fields are beautiful and its so peaceful and serene. The staff are helpful too. We fell in love with it.

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