Type of Ceremony
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Dry Hire Available
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Rent my Field, your wedding your way with a choice of marquee options
- Years of experience running weddings in fields across the UK
- Field Venue with optional licensed ceremony packages on site
- Camping available onsite or a range of local BnB's and Hotels nearby
- Blank canvas venue with a choice of hand picked suppliers
- Complete package options to take the stress out of your wedmin
- Wedding Coordination Included
- Exclusive Venue who value the personal touches of wedding planning
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, The whole of the Festival Fields are for your exclusive use from Friday 12pm - Sunday 12pm (Based on a weekend hire)
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
As with most outdoor venues, the fields themselves don’t hold an official wedding license, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hold your civil ceremony here. The priory itself has 2 licensed areas for civil ceremonies which you have the option of hiring out. If you wish to have your ceremony in the field then you still have the option of a Celebrant style ceremony but you’ll just need to pop to your local registry office to sign the official documents at another time to legalize your commitment to one another.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes you can, however it can't be a legal civil ceremony. You can have a celebrant style ceremony outdoors.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
This will depend on the catering company you choose and their licensing terms.
Can we use our own caterers?
Yes you can. We offer you a list of options with regards to catering companies we have worked with before and trust. However if you wish to go with another company that's fine with us.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
You can access the venue from 12pm the day before your wedding.
What time does the reception need to finish?
We ask the party to finish at 12am with all guests who are not camping to leave the site by 12.30am please.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
We are limited to 95db on the dancefloor which is the legal limit. Most bands will be used to this as it is a reasonable and safe level for inside a temporary structure.
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately because of the close proximity of horses we can't allow fireworks.
Is confetti allowed?
Confetti is fine as long as its biodegradable.
Are candles allowed?
Candles are allowed as long as they are in sealed containers. E.g Lantern style holders
About Bilsington Festival Fields
Set within the stunning 500 acre Bilsington Priory Estate, the Festival Fields are the perfect blank canvas to hold your unique wedding in the heart of the Kent countryside.
We are pleased to offer you exclusive use of the festival fields for the duration of your celebrations and we have multiple fields and locations for you to choose the view and set-up that suits you.
With A stunning 13th century Priory and elegant Edwardian Manor House on one side and endless woodland and valley views on the other you are provided a unique and beautiful backdrop to your celebrations in the fields and endless photo opportunities throughout the day.
The location is ideal for couples wanting a wedding with a more relaxed feel or festival vibe. Greet your guests with sweeping views towards the Romney Marsh and celebrate your big day in the peaceful surroundings of the Kent countryside. The fields are the ultimate blank canvas for your big day. Hosting an outdoor wedding can sometimes be daunting with so much to think about, however our event manager will happily talk you through the process. You will have a number of different structure options varying in style to choose from and we will be happy to go through these with you, ensuring you make the right choice for your big day.
We offer a unique opportunity to make your special day exactly what you want with a great selection of our hand picked suppliers. Together we will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.
*We still have availability for peak dates in 2021 and 2022*
Please contact us today to arrange a viewing. We look forward to hearing from you.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.