Your Dream Garden Wedding Venue in Kent

Exclusive Use
Wedding Venue

3 Indoor & Outdoor
Ceremony Options

12 Acres of English
Country Gardens

Welcome to The Gardens, a luxury country garden wedding venue in Kent, where vows are made surrounded by blooms and birdsong. Located in the quaint village of Yalding, The Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece with 12 acres of grounds divided into 16 landscaped gardens. Family owned, with weddings run by the exceptional team at Glow Events, The Gardens is deeply loved – you’ll feel it from the moment you arrive.

Exclusively yours for your wedding, enjoy a choice of three stunning ceremony locations. From the wooden gazebo with panoramic garden views to our two indoor ceremony areas in the barn, create your dream day with expert support every step of the way. After your ceremony, you’ll love the quintessentially English photo opportunities that can be found at every twist and turn. Think tumbling vines, whimsical forests, and our grand Victorian greenhouse donated by Prince Charles in the 1990s.

The bespoke Nordic tipis adjoining the barn provide the perfect location for your unforgettable wedding breakfast. Draped in fairylights and warmed with fire pits, you’ll enjoy an exceptional, locally sourced menu designed in partnership with our talented in-house catering team. As the sun sets and The Gardens transforms into a twilight oasis with endless festoon lights, you can dance the night away in the barn with your guests.

Memories that make you glow

Weddings at The Gardens are run by the expert team at Glow Events, whose mission is to ensure you have the day of your dreams. With years of experience, they will guide you through the wedding planning process to ensure a stress-free experience that won’t leave you feeling frazzled by the time you reach the aisle. All our couples are granted exclusive access to Sonas, our online planning tool that’s dedicated to reducing time-consuming wedmin. On the day of your wedding, you can relax in the knowledge that every detail is taken care of by our team.

Explore The Gardens Virtually

  • Exclusive use
  • Packages start from £6,000 
  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • Online planning tool
  • Ceremony Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 240
  • Licensed for ceremonies
  • Disabled facilities
  • On-site bridal suite
  • Local accommodation options
  • Child-friendly
  • Free on-site parking
  • In-house bar & professional catering

Your Choice of Ceremony Options

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The Gazebo (Up to 130 Guests)

Surrounded by nature with stunning views at every turn, The Gazebo is set within the center of our magnificent gardens. After the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy exploring the 16 surrounding individual gardens.

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The Barn (Up to 130 Day Guests and 240 Evening Guests)

The Barn provides a versatile space for wedding celebrations. During the winter or for those days when the weather is less kind, The Barn offers a stunning location for your ceremony. It’s also a wonderful space for an unforgettable party.

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The Croft (Up to 80 Guests)

If you’re looking for a more intimate occasion, The Croft offers the perfect ceremony location. Flooded with light for those all-important photographs, it’s the ultimate blank canvas to hold your dream wedding ceremony.

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Your Bridal Suite

Within your package, we are pleased to offer you exclusive use of our dressing room. The dressing room is located on the upper level of the barn and is available from 9am on the day of your wedding right through to midnight.

Your Wedding Reception

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The Tipis (Up to 130 Guests for a Sit Down Meal and 300 for a Buffet)

Connected to The Barn, our quirky tipis add the wow factor to any occasion.

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Romantic fairy lights cascade from the stunning wooden beams while the fire pits exude subtle light and warmth, creating a serene ambience for your wedding breakfast or event.

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Professional Catering

Using the best of seasonal ingredients, our professional catering team will work with you to create your dream wedding breakfast menu. Food and wine tastings are available for all of our couples.

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The Gardens

When holding your wedding ceremony or reception at The Gardens, you will enjoy exclusive access to 12 acres of breathtaking English country gardens for you and your guests to enjoy.

Book Your Tour at The Gardens

“From the moment we arrived at The Gardens, we knew it was the one. The venue speaks for itself but the team was incredible from the get-go. They were in constant contact with us both during our 9-month planning stage. The food was OUTSTANDING and everything ran without a hitch on the day. We couldn’t recommend The Gardens enough and all of our guests were blown away.”

Sammi

Our Wedding Packages

FULL PACKAGE (our most popular option)

Everything you need for the perfect English country garden wedding ceremony and reception. Created specifically for you, based on the time of year you would like to get married, your preferred day of the week, and your total number of guests.

Prices start at £7,950

TWILIGHT WEDDING PACKAGE

There is something so romantic about the sun setting over The Gardens and a twilight wedding captures the moment perfectly. As the sun sets and the venue lights up with endless festoon lighting, your ceremony will start at around 5pm surrounded by your family and friends. 

Prices start at £7,500

TIPIS WEDDING PACKAGE

In autumn and winter, The Gardens transforms into the breathtaking Tipis Restaurant. This brand new package allows you to book Tipis exclusively for your wedding. Enjoy stylish interiors, cosy corners, and locally sourced British food served from wonky crockery.

Prices start at £6,000

3 Steps To Your Dream Garden Wedding

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Tipis Restaurant will return in Autumn 2021

As featured in The Telegraph

Tipis Restaurant at The Gardens is now closed for our wedding season but will return in autumn and winter 2021, serving locally sourced British food in the most breathtaking of settings. Dates will be announced shortly.

To find out more about Tipis Restaurant, click here.

CONTACT US:
01622 814650 | [email protected]
FIND US:
The Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, Maidstone, ME18 6EX
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