Winters Barns

Canterbury

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4.9 EXCELLENT
121 Reviews

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.

Photography is important for your memories – research carefully, meet for a pre-wedding shoot, it is important to feel comfortable with your photographer.

Winters Barns Reviews

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Kerry Anne Marsh
Review Date
10 Oct 2019
Lizzie and the team are incredible. Nothing was too much, bridesmaids broken shoe even! Honestly, we couldnt of wished for a better venue for our summer wedding. The photos have arrived and just reminded me of how amazing Winters really was! Thank you! Mr and Mrs Marsh married 09.08.19.
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Klaire Lauren
Review Date
07 Sep 2019
If there was an option to put 'Perfect' or 'Outstanding' then they would be chosen in a heartbeat. From the moment we first looked around Winters Barns, the team were fantastic. Answering emails quickly, making note of every little detail and being absolutely flawless on the day. The staff take every worry away and give the most amazing service. Lizzie and Liz were fantastic at the beginning with the planning stage and Sally was fantastic with the final details. We cannot thank her enough for her support and dedication on the day. Another massive thank you to John behind the bar whose service was impeccable, polite and nothing was too much trouble. A number of guests have commented on his all round positivity. Another thank you to Camilla and the Scott Anderson staff who were incredibly professional and made the day flow seamlessly. Our wedding was absolutely magical and we are so lucky that we found this gem of a venue. Thank you everyone. Mr and Mrs Ford.
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Carly and Olly
Wedding Date
31 Aug 2019
Winters Barn was just amazing!!!!
We had the most perfect and romantic day at Winters Barns for our wedding in August. Every details was carefully managed by the staff. I take my hat off to Lizzie as there was so much to bring together on the day and she managed it effortlessly. John, the caterers and the bar staff looked after us so well and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. All of our guests commented on how beautiful and well presented the venue was and we overwhelmed by the service we received... it was simply amazing.
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Neala May
Review Date
25 Aug 2019
I cannot begin to thank winters barns and in particular, Lizzie, enough for bringing the vision Stephen and I had for our special day to life. 2 years in the making, Winters were attentive and supportive from word dot- constantly answering my emails with requests and queries right through to the most exceptionally planned schedule for the day. The setting took my breathe away the second I saw it and nothing made me happier than all our guests saying it did the same for them on our day. A big shout out goes to John the bar manager- the guests loved him and felt he was a great host. I hope he enjoyed my Irish dancing!! As previously mentioned, we believe our days success sits hugely with Lizzie. She makes you feel so at ease and oozes passion and love for what she does. Thank you I feel so sad that we don’t have a reason to drive into the beautiful setting again, walk over that bridge or stand in front of those signature doors. Thank you winters barns, you made our dream day a reality. Neala and Stephen xx
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Lucy Whitten
Review Date
11 Aug 2019
Had my wedding here just recently, I fully recommend this venue for anyone wanting to get married. The team and staff did an absolutely fabulous job making it the best day of my life!! xx
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James Brown
Review Date
29 Jul 2019
James and courtney We got married here on the 13-07-19 was one of the best days of our life such amazing venue beautiful in every way possible staff are very helpful they listen to what you want and spend as much time as you need to make your day perfect. The food was also amazing couldn’t of asked for anything better just perfect in every way. The Dj Iain Baker was the best made our day perfect done everything we asked couldn’t of asked for anything better we loved everything.thanks James and courtney
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Liza
Wedding Date
25 Jul 2019
Hottest day on record!!
Winters Barns.... Where to start...
Perfect, stunning, beautiful, picturesque, welcoming, romantic, just wow wow wow. There are so many more words to describe this incredible venue.

This venue has everything you could need and want for your wedding day and more. We were incredibly impressed with their attention to detail and all their extra touches. The layout and size of the venue will not disappoint, there is an area and space for everyone.

Their customer service is exceptional, Lizzie was perfect from day 1. She knows exactly what she is doing and how to meet your needs, lizzie is the control and stability you are looking for in your wedding planning. And on your big day her experience shows, she is one incredibly talented and kind lady.
Everyone within the office is also very friendly and helpful, their customer service is perfect.
Their suppliers and contacts are also perfect and suit the needs of all.

I 100% recommend this venue, send them an email, visit them. It will be the best decision you will make. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you again to Lizzie and everyone at Winters Barns. Our wedding day was perfect, allbeit very very hot, we had the best time couldn't have asked for a better place to get we'd and to celebrate!
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Katie Johnson
Wedding Date
08 Jun 2019
Perfect in every way
Winters Barns was the perfect venue! We fell in love with it the moment we walked in, it is absolutely stunning in every way and just keeps getting better and better with the new groom salon, updated bar, bridge, added fairy lights and so much more - Winters Barns surpassed all our expectations and blew us away.
The staff at Winters Barns are incredible, they helped us stay relaxed in the lead up to the wedding – with no question being too much trouble and even allowing us to come and visit the venue multiple times to scout out where we could put decorations and just to have another nose around! On the day itself, Lizzie was an absolute dream! She looked after us in every way possible, helping to make sure we had the perfect day! I was so calm and relaxed on the morning of the wedding and that was all down to Lizzie! I felt completely reassured that she had everything under control and knew exactly what I wanted, meaning that I could relax and enjoy the morning getting ready with my bridesmaids!
All of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful venue they have ever seen and how everything was so organised and professional, but still had the relaxed atmosphere that we wanted. I honestly couldn’t think of a better venue than Winters Barns and I can’t thank you enough for making our day perfect in every possible way! We will never forget it! xxx
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Michelle Handley
Review Date
29 May 2019
We are still buzzing from our incredible wedding day at Winters Barns in early May 2019 and could not recommend it enough! We knew we were in safe hands with Sally who took care of everything with such friendliness and professionalism. We had lots of small extra details that had to be left to the venue to sort as we were getting ready off-site but everything was taken care of and placed exactly as we had imagined. Sally was so accommodating of all of our requests from our initial booking to the wedding day itself, offering reassurance throughout. The day went flawlessly and so many guests commented on how stunning the venue was. We couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else.
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Kirstie McGonagle
Review Date
13 May 2019
We cannot thank Winters Barns enough for hosting our wedding on Friday 19th April 2019! It will be a day that we will never forget for all the right reasons. Lizzie is not only one of the nicest ladies that you will ever have the pleasure of meeting, she also makes you feel like you are the only people to ever have got married. She, along with the rest of the Winters Barns staff take the pressure off you, nothing is too much and I honestly felt like the luckiest bride. Also, John, the bar manager goes above and beyond and is just the nicest guy! He made our evening and all the guests loved him!!! The venue is beautiful and I loved how everything was in one place but with its separate areas (no travelling around or being moved out of one room to clear it etc.). All of our guests commented on the venue and were also very impressed. Thank you just doesn't seem enough! Kirstie & Harry McGonagle
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Upcoming Fairs at Winters Barns

Winter Open Day 01 Dec 2019
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Awards

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

Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier

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

Winters Barns

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

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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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.