Preston Court


Preston Court



Not just a barn and a garden, Preston Court Wedding Venue is full of wonderful surprises! It's a large farm with many heritage buildings and a pretty rural church forming a conservation area.

Inside many of the old farm buildings are housed a...large and unique collection of steam engines, fairground rides and musical organs (including the Victorian Carousel), with the large Gothic style Oast House being home to Victorian beam engines and other curiosities. Dotted around the farmyards and barns you will see all kinds of antique traction engines and steam locomotives. Part of The Steam Museum collection, these form a unique backdrop to add another dimension to your celebrations.

The Kent Barn:
The 17th century ‘Kentish’ Barn can be used for civil marriages, the renewal of vows, naming ceremonies and civil partnerships on every day of the week.

This is a simple but enchanting open-framed wooden building which can seat up to 120 people for ceremonies and receptions. There is a maximum capacity of up to 150 guests in the evening.

The space is versatile and can be decorated and themed to your requirements, while we also have an number of suitable plans and table dressing ideas.

Juliana's Island:
Licensed for outdoor weddings and blessings, this romantic island sits within the front lake at Preston Court.

Walk up the isle by crossing the pretty iron bridge.

Then have your intimate ceremony underneath the stunning wedding pagoda, craddled by an ancient yew tree.

Guests can watch the ceremony from rows of seating on the adjacent lawn.

St Mildred's Church:
Why not have a church wedding?

It’s now possible to marry in a church where you are not a member of the Parish.

St Mildred’s Church directly adjoins the gardens and farm at Preston Court, being less than 100 meters from the Kent Barn where receptions and celebrations can be held.

This gorgeous rural church has pre-Saxon origins and is surrounded by open farmland.

Church of England weddings are available at St Mildred’s, including to those with no prior connection to the parish, after agreement with the Reverend & Church Wardens. For further information please contact the Church Administrator, Shannon Pemberton on 07505 331832, or you can email

Hold a dream reception - In the Garden & Kent Barn.

A versatile canvas for your reception ideas: with both indoor and outdoor reception areas, Preston Court offers an amazing spaces to feed, entertain and celebrate with your friends and family.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Chapel on Venue
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Countryside Location
  • Manor House
  • Barn
  • Historic
  • Sporting
  • Outdoor Licence
  • Tipis and Yurts Permitted
  • Marquees and Tents Permitted
  • Woodland
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Grand (150 - 300)
  • Epic (300+)
  • Accommodation
  • For Wedding Couple
  • For 1 - 10 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 10 - 20 guests (dependent on availability)
  • Nearby usually available
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Allows private catering
  • Alcohol licence
  • Corkage option

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Marquee Available
  • Dance Floor
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Sky Lanterns Permitted
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster
  • Confetti permitted
  • Car parking
  • Helipad
  • Pets welcome