FAQ's

 

What is included?

  • Exclusive use of the venue from 9.00am the day of your event until 11.30pm on the day specified on the booking form. Midweek dates have access until 11.00pm
  • Accommodate receptions up to 240 people (140 day guests and an additional 100 evening guests). We also offer bespoke packages for smaller or larger weddings
  • Onsite Venue and Events Manager
  • A professional and experienced team of Event Manager's on hand from the booking stage to Your Day
  • Choice of two designated ceremony areas (Under the Eaves and The Gallery)
  • The Gallery
  • Modern toilet and cloakroom facilities
  • The Snug 
  • Vintage 'chill out' corner
  • Fully staffed, stocked and licensed bar
  • Fully licensed wedding venue
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Stunning new Glasshouse with festoon lighting, oak-engineered wooden flooring, dimmable bespoke lighting with room for formal dining for up to 140 guests
  • 12 variegated decorative trees in rustic wooden baskets 
  • Vintage cake table 
  • 6ft trestle or round tables
  • Lime wash Chiavari chairs with velvet cream seat pads
  • Wooden folding ceremony chairs
  • Flexible outdoor seating
  • Grass courtyard
  • Great photographic opportunities with Bertie our vintage tractor and in the apple orchards
  • Overnight storage facilities for wedding memorabilia 
  • Car parking for up to 80 cars
  • Indoor and outdoor power sockets
  • Portable PA system for background music and two wireless microphones for speeches
  • Complimentary use of the fire pit (usual hire £150)
  • Well behaved pets welcome at the owners responsibility
  • We do not charge extra for holding your ceremony at The Night Yard (KCC costs apply)
  • The venue hire charge includes pre-wedding meetings and coordination both of the day and on the day

Ceremonies at The Night Yard

We have two ceremony licensed areas; Under the Eaves and The Gallery. Unlike many other venues, we do not charge an additional ceremony fee. We set-up the ceremony seating and remove it afterwards at no extra cost.

As your chosen venue we register your ceremony for you once you have confirmed the time you would like it to be held. A member of the Kent County Council Registry Team will then be in contact with you.  The Night Yard does not charge for registering your ceremony. More information on Notice of Marriage and Ceremony fees charged by KCC can be found at www.akentishceremony.com.

Venue Times

The venue is exclusively available to you from 9:00am - 23:00pm mid week (Monday - Thursday) and 09:00 - 23:30pm (Friday and Saturday) on the day or your wedding. An extension to the quoted times may be possible but additional charges will apply. This is subject to licensing regulations and any restrictions on your chosen date.

Setting Up

You can begin setting up from 9:00am on the day of your wedding. Our preferred handpicked list of suppliers know our venue well so setting up is normally very easy for everybody.

Access the day before

It is not possible to have access to The Night Yard the day before your event.

Styling

All items used for styling must be removed from the venue at the end of the evening and The Night Yard team will assist with this. We would appreciate a small group of designated guests from your wedding party to help with this in order to speed up the process! 

There are numerous styling opportunities; cable ties and blue tack may be used, but we do not allow screws, nails or staple guns.

The Night Yard Furniture

You may move the furniture (except for our vintage tractor Bertie) but this will need to go back to its original place by the end of the evening. 

Disabled Access

We are a disabled friendly venue. We have a designated parking space directly outside the main venue gate. The venue is all on one level and also includes a disabled WC.

In-house Catering

We work on a commission basis with a selected list of local caterers (please see our handpicked list of suppliers for full details). We work with them to ensure we deliver against our shared customer service ethos. These caterers have worked many times at The Night Yard and know the venue well. We have ensured they have the correct certificates, license's and insurance. We hope that this selection will give you plenty to choose from.

Drinks

The Night Yard Bar is located onsite which ensures great value for money, fantastic service and a wide range of drinks packages to choose from. 

Supplier Set-up

Suppliers have access to The Night Yard from 09:00am to set up and are allowed to re-enter the venue for up to an hour after the wedding has finished to take down and remove any decorative items. 

It is the suppliers responsibility to ensure that all their decorative items are removed from the venue within the specified timeframe above. 

Sound System

The Night Yard has a portable PA system with two microphones. This is usually suitable for the ceremony, speeches and background music. The volume for any music cannot exceed 90 decibels. 

Driving to The Night Yard

The sat nav and the post code for the Night Yard is CT4 5HW. 

On arrival please follow the signs to The Night Yard car park.

Our country roads are suitable for coaches and double decker buses. 

Guests and suppliers cars may be left in the car park until 11:00am the day after your wedding. 

Taxis

We are very happy to advise on local taxi firms if required. We suggest that guests book their return taxis 15 minutes in advance of the end of your wedding to ensure all guests vacate The Night Yard by the time specified on your contract.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in The Night Yard Bar, The Glasshouse, The Snug or The Gallery.

There is a designated smoking area is available Under the Eaves.

Access to The Orchards

Access to the orchards is available for photos of the couple only as we are situated on a working farm.

Pets

We are a pet friendly venue and the courtyard is ideal for all well behaved pets. However, any mess must be cleared up and the owner must take responsibility for their pet/pets throughout the event.

Confetti

Only natural petal confetti is permitted at The Night Yard. 

Candles and Fire Pit

Safety for all is a key priority at The Night Yard. We will work with you to assess any particular fire risks. Tea lights in enclosed lanterns or jam jars are permitted as long as they do not constitute a fire risk. Please note we do not permit naked flame candles. We offer a fire pit free of charge (usual hire price £150). Please speak to your Event Manager for more details.

Testimonial

Five Star weding venue in Kent

"The Night Yard is the most mesmerising venue I’ve ever seen. From the moment I stepped out of my car I had the feeling of you know this is the one...

The venue is so flexible with whatever needs and creations you may want to fill for your day. No matter what imagination and vision you have, the team will ensure your vision is delivered no matter what. The entire run up to my wedding day was everything I’ve dreamt of and more thanks to all at The Night Yard. To see the venue on the day of my wedding filled with all that I had chosen and to see the team at The Night Yard ensuring my day went smoothly was one of the most memorable moments I have ever had."

Ashleigh and Tom
September 2020