Kent

Venue Fact File: Kent Life

09 Nov 2016

For a venue that offers all the special touches, find out more about Kent Life

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There are so many reasons why Kent Life is unique to other wedding venues. Its heritage, rustic charm, gardens, orchards, unique period buildings and beautiful pink wedding chapel on-site are just a few stand-out features. There is lots to see and do on-site as well. The team can coordinate ferret racing, lamb feeding, cute animal cuddle corner and Tug of War rope. There is also a vintage sweetie bicycle, tractor and trailer rides and vintage china hire for couples who wish to have that extra special touch.

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Facilities

Kent Life offers a beautiful unique Kentish setting unlike anywhere else. Facilities and services include:

  • Two or three function rooms in your own exclusive wedding area
  • Entrance to and use of all attractions for you and your guests on the day (and evening if required)
  • Exclusive use of Kent Life grounds after 6pm in the summer and 3pm in the winter
  • Three choices of room for your wedding ceremony: Ulcombe Village Hall, the Old Wedding Chapel or the Wagon Store, all situated around the rustic village green
  • Free parking in VIP area for wedding guests
  • A fully staffed and licensed bar at competitive prices
  • An informal toastmaster
  • Easy access by river boat to/from Maidstone’s Registry Office

Availability and prices

The venue is available to book seven days a week every month of the year. Venue hire starts from £499 and catering package prices start from £90 per adult.

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Best spot for photographs

You are literally spoilt for choice to get that unusual photography shot – from the hop garden to the beautiful oast house to the rustic Kentish village green with its very own red telephone box.

Team and catering

Wedding services at Kent Life are provided by Zest Creative Catering, run by dedicated directors, Joanne McInnes and her husband, experienced chef David McInnes backed up by a team of smart, enthusiastic staff who will help to deliver your perfect day. Joanne along with experienced wedding co-ordinator, Claire, will be on hand to assist you with your preparations.

Zest Creative Catering are the wedding caterers at Kent Life. Only the freshest local ingredients are used to produce the very best food and menus can be tailored to your requirements.

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Accommodation

Accommodation is available from two hotels within a five-minute walking distance.

Customer testimonial:

“Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect. We had a really fantastic and memorable day. The venue, food, everything was amazing. We especially liked the little touches we hadn’t known about in advance such as the blackboard congratulations notice and the tractor rides for the guests. So many of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was. You really took a lot of the stress out of the planning for us so we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. Thank you again for giving us a day we will never forget.” Jane and Roger

Maximum guest numbers:

Ceremony - 80 guests (chapel); 110 guests (village hall and wagon store)
Reception - 110 

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www.kentlife.org.uk

Read more about Kent Life in the Kent Venue Guide 2016/17