Type of Ceremony
Outside Caterers Permitted
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Tranquil Location
- Barn Weddings
- Beautiful Grounds
- Extensive free parking
- Blank canvas
- A licensed bar at affordable prices or bring your own wine (corkage applies)
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Our venue is first and foremost a centre of worship and pilgrimage. Whilst the Barn is exclusively yours to use the site will still be accessible and used by the public.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
We are a Reception only venue
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
We are a Reception only venue and cannot host ceremonies
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
No, until 6pm you provide your own beverages with no corkage fee and are later expected to use our fully staffed and licensed bar.
Can we use our own caterers?
Yes, our Self catered package is very popular
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access is from 5pm the evening before the date of your wedding until 10am on the day after
What time does the reception need to finish?
Last orders at the bar are 11pm, entertainment is to stop at 1130pm and everyone needs to have vacated the barn by midnight.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
There are currently no noise restrictions, however as the barn is located near a residential area we do ask guests to be respectful.
Are fireworks allowed?
No, due to our wildlife, fire restrictions and on-site residents this is strictly prohibited.
Is confetti allowed?
No, due to our wildlife
Are candles allowed?
Unfortunately not due to fire regulations given that this is a wooden barn. Battery operated candles are welcomed.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
There is a double, en-suite bedroom available for wedding couples to use which is included in the cost of hire
Is there accommodation on site?
yes, there is a retreat house which can sleep up to 80, viewing of this is essential as this is a retreat house and not a hotel.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
There are multiple alternate venues which have accommodation in close proximity but would require a taxi to get to them due to our semi-remote location.
About Aylesford Priory
Stunning Aylesford Priory is the perfect wedding venue based in tranquil grounds in Aylesford, Kent. The venue has a fully restored beautiful 17th Century barn for wedding reception hire. An amazing setting for a romantic wedding with a difference.
The North Barn and Pilgrims' Hall are available for wedding receptions. There is also a marquee extension in the North Barn for the use of caterers. Both venues include the use of a licensed bar