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 another Open afternoon on Sunday 11th October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling us on 01303 844 270
We look forward to seeing you.
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 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
- 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.
Bank Holiday Date Available 2016!
We have just released Saturday 30th April 2016. This falls on the Bank Holiday weekend so it will be very popular.
If you would like to arrange a viewing of the Barn and discuss prices please call us on 01303 844 270
Late Availability - January to March 2016
We have recently reduced our venue hire prices dramatically for bookings in January through March 2016.
Venue hire starts at £2,250 for mid-week dates, up to £3,000 for a Saturday.
Please call us for more information and to arrange a viewing today on 01303 844 270.
At The Old Kent Barn our mission is to create a truly memorable dining experience.
Our location in the beautiful Garden of England allows our chef to pick the best seasonal, local produce, the highest quality meat and the finest sustainably sourced fish. We take pride in ensuring every dish is thoughtfully created, freshly prepared and beautifully presented.
For weddings from 2016 onwards you can view the menu below.
For 2015 weddings please contact us for the current 2015 menu.
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.
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.