Preston Court

Canterbury, Kent

Beautifully kept gravel yards are surrounded by flowers and beautiful wooden barns, a Gothic style Oast House with it’s 3 Kilns and Dutch style coachhouse, a granary barn, sit raised above the ground on special ‘staddle stones’. Not only are there peacocks roaming around the barnyard at Preston Court but there are all manner of weird and wonderful things, from steam engines to old paddle boats, mechanical fairground organs, not to mention the carousel. 


This lot positively encourage couples to be creative and visionary in their design and structure for their day.

You’ll find beautiful gardens full of exotic plants, as well as lakes, Juliana’s Island which is fully licensed for outside ceremonies, this is a stunning island situated in the lake directly in front of the house. Wedding blessings and other ceremonies will take place in a pretty rose arch bower, cradled by an ancient yew tree.

They also have the barnyard with two gorgeous old oak barns which house the fairground organs. The Kent Barn is a large, traditional wooden framed agricultural building, originally used for storing threshing and other farm equipment. The dramatic space inside can be complimented by pretty fairground organs, while there’s a dance floor and a raised stage area for bands and D.J.’s to perform from.

Think fairground, circus, think bo-ho, tea party, think festival or rustic, this venue really can be what you want it to be. Preston Court has a licence for people to marry on the gorgeous Juliana’s Island, in the amazing barn or even in the church. There is a beautiful Victorian carousel and they are very flexible with their approach, encouraging all couples to be creative.

License to Marry?

Yes for garden ceremonies outside on Juliana’s Island and also in the magnificent Kentish barn which houses the mechanical organs. There is also a Saxon church on site for religious ceremonies.

Possible Guests

120 for the day and 200 in the evening.

Venue Accomodation Available?

There is loads of really cool accommodation close by and the venue can supply a list for you, alternatively take a look at our accommodation section we have some truly unique places perfect for honeymoons including A Secret Garden and  Treehouse Hideaway.


They have 6 amazing preferred caterers but if you have your hearts set on brining street food you can it by them. 

Bar and Drinks

Fully licensed bar and corkage available on wine and fizz. 

Other facilities

For the kiddies? Oh just the carousel!! Doggies welcome too. 

Available times


Venue Quirks     

Fairground Rides | Old Paddle Boats | Peacocks | Organs