Kent Life

Maidstone

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5 EXCELLENT
5 Reviews

Information For Kent Life

Kent Life is a delightful and completely unique country wedding venue. Set within 28 acres of stunning rural surroundings, this is the perfect venue for a romantic wedding with a difference.

Kent Life is a real hidden ‘gem’, a totally unique venue delightfully set in 28 acres of beautiful rural surroundings - the perfect setting for a romantic Kentish wedding with a difference.

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, Kent Life has a pair of beautiful spaces to choose from when it comes to saying your vows; the restored, traditional Ulcombe Village Hall and the beautiful Old Wedding Chapel, which can accommodate 80 guests, are both available. Following the ceremony, you can enjoy a toast and snap those all-important photographs in the picture-perfect gardens.

On your wedding day a member of Vincents team will warmly welcome you to Kent Life and be on hand to oversee your entire day, acting as an informal toastmaster to guide you, your best man and your guests effortlessly through all the formalities.

The Wagon Store can accommodate up to 100 guests for your Wedding Breakfast and there are a variety of room configurations and layouts depending on numbers but we are happy to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your requirements. The Wagon Store is a ‘blank canvas’ which you are free to decorate in any way you wish although you may feel that this room should be left as it is – simply stunning!

During the evening you have use of both function rooms - Ulcombe Village Hall and the Wagon Store where there is a maximum occupancy using both rooms of 200 guests. Your evening entertainment i.e. disco, band etc are free to set up in the Village Hall whilst you are enjoying your wedding breakfast in the Wagon Store.

Your evening buffet is then laid out in the Wagon Store for you and your guests to enjoy or if you are having the BBQ or Hog Roast option our Chefs will be cooking under the fairylit pergola outside the Wagon Store and serving the food either outside or inside this room (depending on weather).

With professional wedding coordinators on hand at every step of the planning process and a range of delicious menu options from Vincents Catering Catering, you’re in great hands with Kent Life. Call today to book a viewing and see this magnificent venue for yourself.

Kent Life at a Glance

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Historic
Barn
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Exclusive Use
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Up to 100
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Only one wedding per day Two or three function rooms in your own exclusive wedding area Free parking in VIP area for wedding guests Two hotels within a two minute walk Easy access by river boat to/from Maidstone’s Registry Office (Archbishops Palace) Use of the whole site for photographs with plenty of alternative rooms should weather conditions prevent outdoor photography HistoricBarnNearest Town : MaidstoneNearest Airport : Gatwick or StansteadNearest Motorway : M20Nearest Train Station : Maidstone East View More
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Katie Woolmer
Wedding Date
09 Jun 2016
Perfect wedding day
Everything from start to finish was perfect. Everything had been well taken care of in advance that the day went without a hitch. Kerrie as ever was so helpful and in control I didn't need to worry about a thing. The venue was lovely, the food delicious, I really couldn't have asked for a better day!
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Jessica & Paul Ingle-Wood
Wedding Date
29 Jun 2016
Magical!
From the moment we had our first show round with Kerrie we knew this was the place we needed to get married! It was so different to the other places we had seen and felt so homely! It was so great how much we could personalise and add our own touches to the venue. We were married in the Chapel which is so beautiful and dinner in the Wagon Store with the hops is just lovely - and everyone loved the food! The Village Hall for dancing later on was perfect! Kerrie was amazing throughout the process answering all our questions, she is someone you can instantly trust to know everything will go smoothly! We were also lucky enough to have Claire look after us too! She also ensured everything went perfect and was a life saver when my veil started to fall off as I was about to walk down the aisle, phew!! We can't thank Kerrie, Claire and their team for giving us the most magical day! xxx
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Siobhan Link
Wedding Date
29 Jul 2017
Thank you so much!
Just wanted to say thank you to Kerrie the wedding coordinator for everything your and your team did for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly and we had an amazing time. Many of the guests complimented the food, so thank you.

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Emily Carberry
Wedding Date
04 Aug 2017
Amazing Wedding Day, Amazing Wedding Venue!
Me and Neil just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the team. We had the most amazing day on Friday, we could not fault anything and all the staff, especially Grace, were amazing. Please pass on our thanks to everyone!
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Kat and Becky Vallely
Wedding Date
05 Apr 2018
Quirky and Magical Wedding Day!
In 2015 we attended a wedding event at the Museum of Kent Life, where we were introduced to Claire and Jo. From the moment we met the two lovely ladies we decided that this was the place we wanted to get married. The whole wedding journey was an absolute joy and there was not one point where either us felt overwhelmed, stressed or confused with the planning and preparations. With there being two brides, we seemed to have double the amount of questions in comparison to other couples, often sending weekly emails seeking clarification, or asking questions. But this never appeared to frustrate the amazing team. The responses we received as well as the consistent communication we experienced, cannot be faulted. We were fortunate enough to work with all members of the Zest team. We started planning the wedding with the incredibly calm and thoughtful Claire, who then handed over to Grace who ensured we had the smoothest day imaginable, and this was complemented by Jo who ensured the subtle yet vital touches occurred throughout the day. Each member of the team had different qualities that they used when working with us, and we feel that they individually helped to shape our wonderful wedding day. On the day the catering and bar staff were remarkable and did not stop working, the food was exquisite and the hospitality faultless. Since the wedding, numerous guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and a huge part of that is due to the venue, but more than this, it is thanks to the spectacular team who played such an important, yet discrete role in our wedding. We would highly recommend this venue to all couples who are looking for a quirky, yet magical wedding day to remember.

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Kent Life, Lock Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Kent Life

  • Kent Life
  • Lock Lane
  • Maidstone
  • Kent
  • ME14 3AU
  • United Kingdom