Frequently Asked Questions

What is included?

  • Exclusive hire of The Night Yard from 9am -11.30pm
  • Exclusive hire of The Night Yard from 9am -11.30pm
  • 60 x 40 ft clear sided frame marquee with wooden flooring and lining
  • 24 x 6ft trestle tables
  • 140 x limewash chiavari chairs with cream seat pads
  • 140 x wooden folding ceremony chairs
  • Parquet dance floor
  • Ambient lighting on dimmer control
  • Bar facilities
  • Toilet and cloakroom facilities
  • Garden furniture
  • Speech PA system
  • Car park
  • On site manager

Can I bring my own caterer?

As with any bespoke service we will be happy to discuss your requirements. Additional charges may apply and you must notify us of any outside catering choice before booking them.

Can I bring an ice cream kart, candy floss stand or similar?

We do allow for you to book additional food suppliers. We are happy to discuss your requirements with you. Additional charges of £50-£100 will apply depending on the supplier.

Can we drive into The Night Yard?

If it has been dry weather and your vehicle is not going to do any damage to the grass.

Do we hire in tables and chairs?

Chairs are provided for your ceremony and trestles tables and chairs are provided for your meal.

Can we have confetti?

Only if it is natural petal confetti. offer a 10% discount when using the code TNY116.

When we start unpacking our decorations can we get rid of rubbish at The Night Yard?

Unfortunately our bin can only hold our wedding rubbish. So please be aware that if you are not packing the decorations back up in the boxes then you will have to take rubbish away.

Can we have candles in bottles around The Night Yard?

Tealights in enclosed lanterns or jam jars are permitted as long as they do not constitute a fire risk.

We have hired a van to bring our decorations down can we leave it to the next day?

Yes you may and if you prefer it not on the car park we can tuck it round the back, but it is left at your own risk.

Can we have fireworks?

Yes you can as long as they are done by a reputable company with public liability insurance.

Can we have fire pits?

Yes as long as you use our preferred supplier. See supplier list.

Can we put signs up along the road?

You may do but please remember to take them down.

Can we move the logs/boxes/ladders etc that are in The Night Yard anywhere we like?

Yes, that is fine as long as they are returned to where you found them.

Do you have a music system?

There is a portable pa with a microphone included. This is suitable for the ceremony and back ground music not for a band or disco.

How can we fix decorations?

You can tie things around beams, use cable ties and blue tack. No screws and staple guns can be used.

Can I put some toiletries in the loos?

By all means we do provide the loos with hand wash and plenty of loo rolls (and stocked up through the event.) Although we do ask that no disposable wipes are put out as they block the loos up.

Can you order us taxis at the end of the event?

Unfortunately we don’t as we have too many people taxi swapping and we get the blame! Please see our Taxi list here.

When can my suppliers set up for my event?

Your suppliers have the same access to the venue as you do – 9am to 11.30pm the day of your event and between 8am and 8.30am the day after.

When can I begin setting up on my wedding day?

You can begin setting up from 9a.m. Our preferred suppliers have knowledge of the venue so setting up is normally very easy for everybody.

Are there any noise restrictions?

We would like you to keep it at 92decibels. Amplified live music must finish at 11pm.

Is there a bridal room and a grooms suite?

There is not although if you would to utilise the inside space you can do.

What happens if I want to go after 11.30pm?

There is a charge of £500 if you wish to have the bar open until 12.30am

How many car parking spaces are there?

The car park can hold 70 cars

Can I have access to the orchards?

Access to the orchards is available for photos only.

Can I provide my own drinks?

Our bar services are provided by Alberrys on location who can build a package to suit your needs including a corkage free option.

Can I have my civil ceremony at The Night Yard?

Yes we have two areas. Under the eaves and the internal room are both licensed.

Can I come in the day before?

Due to short notice bookings and a demanding maintenance schedule to keep the venue looking great for you, we aren’t able to offer you access to the venue the day before. If you would like access the day before or after you would need speak to us about hiring the day before.

What happens to all our decorations?

You will need to take down and remove your decorations at the end of the evening. Anything left behind will be placed in a storage area for you to collect between 8am – 8.30am the following morning.

Can people smoke at The Night Yard?

Sand filled bins are provided.

Do I need wedding insurance?

Having wedding insurance is a great idea to give you reassurance. A variety of different options can be found online.

Can we have hay bales?

No they cause too much of a mess!

Is there local accommodation?

Yes please see this link for local accommodation although there are many more in Canterbury City Centre.

What do our Clients think?


The best wedding venue in Kent, if not the world!

"A million, billion, zillion thank-you's to Charlotte, Justin and everyone at The Night Yard for making our wedding weekend totally perfect, everything we imagined and more! The venue itself is such a wonderful and unusual space."

Michelle & John