Winters Barns

Canterbury

Information For Winters Barns

Winters is just on the southern outskirts of Canterbury and is surrounded by open fields and beautiful views, yet close to the many hotels and facilities of Canterbury.

Welcome to Winters Barns and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!

When you choose Winters Barns for your wedding, our secluded Kentish estate and historic barns become your home for the day, exclusively yours.

We deliver unequalled attention to detail so you can relax with confidence. We offer flexibility so that your wedding can be unique, and we guarantee exceptional service for you and your guests.We have all inclusive packages right through the year, mid-week and weekend. Our packages offer exceptional value for money without affecting quality and also offer flexibility within the package.

If you prefer, we can tailor a complete bespoke wedding for you and will quote individually for your requirements.

Wedding Co-ordinators & Support:
From booking you have access to our team to help plan and schedule your wedding. We offer unlimited phone and email support, co-ordinating site visits, menu and wine tastings and provide a dedicated team of wedding co-ordinators to be your personal assistants on the day. You will also have a planning meeting well in advance of your wedding to finalise and check all the details and produce a detailed schedule of the day.

Dressing Rooms:
We have two dressing rooms, so the wedding couple have a separate room each in which to get ready.
You can pre-order from our food and drink menu so that your refreshments are ready for you on your arrival.

Salon:
You and your bridesmaids can get ready in our large modern salon, with hair and beauty stations – lounging area – kitchen, full length mirrors. The Registrar and Celebrant will meet you here before your ceremony and you will be accompanied by our wedding co-ordinator to ensure everything runs smoothly.
You can bring your own hairdresser and beautician, or we can advise you of our local recommended stylists.

Pump Room:
This is our new dressing room with equal facilities to the salon.

Ceremony:
You have a choice of an outside or an inside ceremony. Outside ceremonies are in the beautiful open sided Cart Barn, approached by the oak wedding arch. Inside ceremonies are in the lovely oak beamed but light and airy 1750 Kentish barn – fully heated and air conditioned. Both areas sit up to 150.
For a church wedding, there are two pretty country parish churches nearby, and of course several churches in Canterbury, including the Cathedral. Even if you are having a church wedding you can still get ready in our salon and leave from Winters Barns.

Bouquet Throwing & Confetti Tunnels:
These traditions can enhance the day and create fantastic photo opportunities. Our wedding co-ordinator will orchestrate these if you wish.

Photo Locations:
At Winters Barns, there are endless photo opportunities, inside and outside, it truly is a venue for all seasons.
At night, the gardens and beamed oak structures are illuminated magically. See the galleries, videos and virtual tours on our website and follow our current weddings on Facebook.

Post-ceremony Drinks & Canapés:
After your ceremony at Winters Barns, or after returning from church, you will be greeted by tray service drinks and canapés.
These may be served either indoors or outdoors according to your preference and of course the season.

Reception:
The wedding breakfast is served in the most historic part of the barn. Here up to 150 can sit comfortably in a beautiful original oak framed 1660 barn, which is light and airy and a beautiful space day and night. We can cater for small or large receptions, with either banquet or round tables of different sizes to match your numbers.

Food:
Our aim is that you and your guests are wowed by the quality of our food and service. Our wedding menus are provided by Scott Anderson Ltd of Brogdale, Faversham. They provide free consultations and complimentary tastings at either Winters Barns or at Brogdale.
Tasting menus provide a ‘dress rehearsal’ for your special day. They enable you to sample your chosen menus and to create your overall look. They will talk you through every aspect of your wedding catering to ensure nothing has been overlooked.
We specialise in catering for any dietary requirements and where possible fresh produce is sourced locally from Kent.

Drinks:
Imagine a refreshing Pimm’s served in the gardens during the summer or a warm mulled cider served indoors on a cold winter’s day.
We run a fully stocked and staffed cash bar all day and we include a drinks package within our all-inclusive prices. Our English Garden Party option of wines include local award-winning Kentish wines.
Cocktails including your signature cocktail can be arranged.
Our licence for alcoholic drinks and amplified music runs to midnight Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, our bar licence runs to midnight but amplified music ceases at 11.00pm, you can still have background music on Sundays until midnight.
You will have a meeting before your wedding for a discussion about your requirements and you will be invited to a wine tasting.
Our bar prices are in line with average Canterbury pub prices.
First Dance
Our 1750’s area of the barns becomes the dancefloor for the evening. The mood changes and the party begins.
For our all-inclusive packages one of our excellent DJs is provided, or you can have a live band, or play your own music through our professional sound system.
During the day and for the ceremony you can have live music such as a string trio or harpist from our list of recommended suppliers.

Night’s End & Accommodation:
When your day is over and have waved goodbye to your friends and family, you can unwind and take your time leaving the venue. The newlyweds stroll over to their cottage on the estate. Others can walk to a local B&B or a short five-minute cab ride to the many Canterbury hotels.

Winters Barns at a Glance

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Price Range
£2500 - £6995
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Bedrooms
N/A
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Type of Venue
Historic
Barn
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 150
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
When you come to see our venue, you will be wowed by the grounds, the barns and our level of service. We offer one to one viewing appointments with our wedding co-ordinators seven days a week. Your dedicated wedding co-ordinator is on hand to help and guide you from booking to supporting you through your wedding day. Our all-inclusive packages are extremely flexible and are exceptionally good value. Both you and your partner have separate large modern dressing rooms with a lovely cottage to stay in on the night of your wedding. Winters Barns is proud to have been voted the winner of the Guides for Brides Customer Service award. Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 7930Bridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2HistoricBarn View More
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Top Wedding Tips

You want your day to run smoothly so careful planning with the venue and your suppliers will ensure there are no hiccups.

Choose your venue not just from the buildings but from the team who are just as important as the surroundings.

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Videos

Anna and William

Wedding Trailer at Winters Barns

Awards

Shortlisted for The UK Wedding Awards 2019
Shortlisted for The UK Wedding Awards 2019

Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier

Map

Winters Farm, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AY

Winters Barns

  • Winters Farm
  • Nackington Road
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT4 7AY
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Image of Key Person Lizzie and Sally
Lizzie and Sally

We are Lizzie and Sally the Wedding Coordinators. We will be working with you, to assist you from your initial viewing through to your wedding day itself, all with a personal service. We will ensure that working closely with you, everything is taken care of, leaving you to enjoy your wedding celebrations.