The Old Kent Barn is a family run, privately owned venue. We pride ourselves on the quality and warmth of the service we offer, and we personally work tirelessly with our staff to ensure your wedding is perfect in every way for you, your family and your guests.
Open Afternoon for new Brides and Grooms
We’re holding an Open afternoon on Sunday 11th January from 12-5pm for new enquiries. Please contact us to register before the day.
We’ll have guided tours and there’ll be information packs for you to take home.
Please register your details for this event by emailing us on email@example.com, or calling us on 01303 844 270
We look forward to seeing you.
Late Availability early 2015
Venue hire for January to May 2015 has been heavily discounted.
- Mon-Thurs from £3,750
- Fri & Sun from £4,000
- Saturdays from £5,000
Call us on 01303 844 270 to arrange a viewing.
We can provide a price for your wedding day if you send us your numbers and preferences from the list below.
- Year of planned wedding
- Preferred months
- Preferred days of the week
- Daytime guest numbers
- Evening numbers (inc day guests)
- Food preference (eg 3 course sit down/buffet)
A pre-written email which needs filling in can be accessed by clicking here.
For hire costs please view the PDF below. It also includes late availability prices for this year.
Our price includes
- Glamorous dressing room available for bridal party the morning of your wedding
- Complete wedding planning service
- Gazebo or New Barn for ceremony
- Master of Ceremonies
- New Barn for wedding reception with starlight ceiling, dance floor, tables, chairs, linen, glassware
- Fully serviced bar
- Wedding night in Bridal Suite
- Venue capacity day: 150
- Venue capacity evening: 250
- Landscaped gardens
- Ample guest parking
- plus more
Registrar’s fees are extra & paid direct to them.
The catering is crucial to the success and overall enjoyment of your wedding. That’s why we have a creative in-house caterer, supported by a team of trained waiters and waitresses. We offer a variety of foods for your wedding breakfast which can be anything from a simple buffet to a BBQ or a lavish five-course meal.
Meals are prepared from fresh locally produced ingredients. You can choose from a wide selection of menus and can also develop a menu specially suited for your needs.
Our wine lists and bar
The Old Kent Barn is licensed to serve pre reception and reception drinks and our bar is fully staffed and licensed to serve drinks from when guests arrive until 11.30pm on the day of your wedding. The bar service is included in our venue hire price.
View Wine List
The Old Kent Barn is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about 15 minutes’ drive from Canterbury, Folkestone, and Dover.
It’s a beautiful part of the world, and as such there are lots of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs nearby. Please see our recommended list below.
We are producing a new list of recommended suppliers. In the meantime, please ask us directly for any recommendations for your wedding day.