Wedding Venues in Kent You Don’t Want to Miss

As a female wedding photographer in Kent, I have had the privilege of capturing the most beautiful and memorable moments in some of the county’s most stunning venues.

From charming countryside manors to elegant barns, Kent offers a variety of options for couples looking for the right location to say “I do” – a natural and authentic setting where you can create the day you long for..

In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my favourite wedding venues in Kent you don’t want to miss. Venues that offer a lovely setting and endless opportunities for photography. 

Let’s dive into the hidden gems of Kent and discover the perfect backdrop for your wedding gallery.

The couple during their outdoor wedding ceremony at their wedding venue in Kent

5 Wedding Venues in Kent

The Secret Garden in Ashford

Nestled in a tucked away corner of Ashford, The Secret Garden is a truly enchanting venue that offers a perfect private setting for capturing love stories.

Inside this hidden gem you are surrounded by beautiful gardens, filled with vibrant flowers and greenery, creating a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

As one of their recommended wedding photographers, I have had the pleasure of documenting countless love stories at The Secret Garden, and each time, the beauty of this venue never fails to amaze me. 

Whether it’s the charming gazebo or cosy chapel where couples exchange their vows or the enchanting gardens where we capture candid moments, every corner of this venue offers endless opportunities for stunning and natural wedding photos. The glass house is a gorgeous, unique space for an intimate wedding ceremony or wedding breakfast and the coach house is a versatile room offering great light and opening up onto their sun drenched terrace. 

This wedding venue in Kent offers serene surroundings which provide the ideal backdrop for gorgeous portraits, authentic moments and timeless memories. From the golden hour sunsets (one of my favourite times of day for photographs) that cast a warm glow over the gardens to the delicate light that filters through the trees, every moment is bathed in natural beauty.

The team at the Secret Garden are as wonderful as the surroundings. They are well versed in providing you with amazing service, great food and a wonderful wedding day experience. 

Trust me when I say, your wedding album will be filled with images that perfectly encapsulate the magic of the day you dreamed of.

The Oak Barn at Frame Farm in Benenden

Tucked away in the idyllic countryside of Benenden, The Oak Barn at Frame Farm offers a charming and rustic setting.

The Oak Barn is a wedding venue in Kent that exudes class and a sophisticated but cosy atmosphere that immediately makes you feel at home. With its exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings and immaculate finish, it’s the perfect place to create a warm and welcoming ambience. It is an amazing choice for eco conscious couples too.

The natural light that filters through the barn’s large windows bathes the space in light. But for a smaller more contemporary space, you could choose the Byre. With doors and windows all along one side, offering views across the countryside valley, there is no shortage of gorgeous light in here either. 

Surrounded by rolling fields and breathtaking views, The Oak Barn offers endless opportunities for photography – from the candid moments and details, to the group shots and beautiful portraits. The valley with amazing views as the sunsets, the pond with weeping willows and the sweeping long drive. You really are spoilt for choice.

With beautiful onsite accommodation this venue really does offer everything and provides a backdrop that will make your wedding album truly extraordinary.

At The Oak Barn, your love story unfolds in a setting that feels both intimate and grand. It’s a place where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime.

Relaxed couple at sunset on their wedding day at Oak Barn

Preston Court in Canterbury

Preston Court in Canterbury is the perfect wedding venue in Kent for immortalising your wedding day and creating memories.

With its lovely grounds, picturesque lake, and unique barn, Preston Court offers many photography opportunities and settings for your day. The vintage fairground charm of the venue adds a touch of fun to your wedding album.

From portraits against the backdrop of the carousel to shots amidst the greenery on the lake, every moment at Preston Court is picture-perfect.

The venue’s tranquil surroundings create a warm and inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for your relaxed but exciting day. Whether you choose to exchange vows in the barn or under the gazebo or on the lawn, this venue provides a backdrop that is uniquely magical.

The venue’s unique and captivating features, fun fair games and amazing carousel combined with my love of storytelling through photography will ensure that every moment is beautifully preserved and full of joy.

Winters Barns in Canterbury

In a beautiful corner of the charming countryside of Canterbury, Winters Barns is a truly enchanting wedding venue in Kent.

From the moment you step onto Winters Barns, you will be transported to a world of rustic charm. The beautifully restored barns, with exposed beams and gorgeous features provide a cosy atmosphere for you and your loved ones.

Every detail of your day has been thought out at Winters Barns. From the preparation rooms with baskets to keep all your bags tucked away to stunning spaces for everything without the need to turn them around in the day, it offers the perfect, smooth running day that you dream of. 

An amazing coordinating team, delicious food, on site accomodation and beautiful grounds, Winters Barns’ idyllic setting creates a warm and inviting vibe for you and all your guests.

Buttery and Glasshouse in Wrotham

In the historic village of Wrotham, Buttery and Glasshouse offers a private, relaxed and romantic ambience.

The Buttery and Glasshouse offer a unique combination of rustic charm and contemprary space. The historic buttery, with its exposed beams and rustic brick walls, provides a cosy space for your ceremony and reception.

The adjacent glasshouse, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and retractable roof creates a light and airy atmosphere but still cosy perfect for celebrating with friends and family. It really does bring the outside in.

This wedding venue in Kent offers a relaxed atmosphere, 11 individual boutique rooms and award winning food. With beautiful photo opportunities just outside in the gorgeous village it really is worth a visit.

So, if you’re looking for a venue that exudes allure and style but relaxed and intimate, The Buttery and Glasshouse is the perfect choice for your wedding day.

Natural Wedding Photos of Your Day

One of the most beautiful aspects of wedding photography is capturing the real moments that truly reflect the day you created.

When it comes to documenting your wedding, the last thing you want is forced poses and stiff smiles. That’s why choosing a venue that allows for natural and spontaneous moments is crucial. Fortunately, the wedding venues in Kent that I have featured offer exactly that.

Choosing a venue that complements your style and allows for natural wedding photography will ensure that your wedding album is filled with authentic and heartfelt moments.
I am a wedding photographer based in Kent and cover surrounding areas – get in touch today so we can arrange to chat about your story, the wedding you have planned and to see whether we are the ideal match!

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