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Last update: November 2023
Have a wedding day to remember at Cooling Castle Barn's event venue in Rochester, Kent. The property boasts unrivalled surroundings, providing the perfect backdrop for your day. These stunning views, plus the exceptional service on offer, makes this setting a truly special wedding venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Cooling Castle Barn has three interconnecting timber-framed barns, perfect for each part of your day. The barns provide the perfect setting for weddings all year round. Upon their arrival, your guests will be warmly welcomed at the Heritage Barn before being led to the Fathom Barn for your romantic ceremony. Following your ceremony, a delicious wedding breakfast and reception will be held in the Tithe Barn. This venue can accommodate for 160 seated guests to dine and up to 250 for the evening festivities. The gorgeous landscaped grounds are sure to inspire and impress your guests. The beautiful surroundings, complete with castle turrets and blooming floral gardens, offer the perfect backdrop for your all-important photos.
Cooling Castle Barn is available for your exclusive use, as they only hold one wedding per day. Not only will you be able to enjoy a private celebration with your closest friends and family, but you will also receive the team's undivided attention. The staff will be on hand to cater to your every need, ensuring that your special day is unique to you. The talented in-house chefs will create a delectable three-course meal for your wedding breakfast. They're available seven days a week to ensure that everything runs smoothly and the planning is as enjoyable as the big day itself. All of the venue's wedding packages include the entertaining services of their resident DJ.
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Amazing venue, go above and beyond!
Mother of the Bride
Thank you so much .
Mother of the groom.
No words can describe...absolutely amazing!
Anybody thinking or considering getting married here it will be the best decision you will ever make. We have had such great comments from all of our guests on the venue, the food, the staff, there honestly wasn't a single thing we would have changed.
Thank you to everyone involved as I know there are so many of you behind the scenes that we didn't meet but all played a part in our special day!
Darren & Hetty Williams
20 June 2017
My son Matt married Rebecca here last Friday and boy what a day!
I could not fault a thing!
The grounds were immaculate and manicured to precision. Even my best friend the fussiest gardener I know made comment!!
The team were amazing- nothing was too much of a request- all of which were dealt with a smile and efficiency.
My special thanks to Theresa- the day manager and to Chris- the evening manager. Their teams were fabulous. The poor girl( forgive me I forget your name...was it Kirsty or Regan?) who held up our toppling wedding cake until the photos were taken and not a grimace anywhere!!
The food was brilliant- not a complaint from anyone. The lamb was succulent, the fish perfect. The desserts were fabulous.
The hog roast was a genuine touch for our evening guests perfectly sliced and served.
Breakfast the following day was simply fabulous and such a choice.
The accommodation was great, no complaints there!
Immaculate bedding and super clean and shiny rooms.
The whole experience turned out to be a glowing success echoed by all of our guests and unsurprisingly we had a very happy bride and groom who had the most amazing day!!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cooling Castle Barn for your wedding venue.
I could not have asked for better!!
25th March 2015
Mrs & Mrs Fairfax
6th Feb 2015
Everything ran like clockwork and the staff were wonderful, it was as if this were their first wedding and not just something they do day in day out.
Completely stress free and everyone who came couldn't say enough good things about the venue and how it was run. Well done and thank you.
Lisa & Dave
6th Feb 2015
8th Feb 2015
Our daughter's wedding at your beautiful venue on Sunday was a special and magical day and exceeded all our expectations in every way.
When we visited last year and had a look around we all knew it was the perfect place but sometimes things don't live up to your hopes. This is definitely not the case with you and we couldn't be more grateful and happy. The staff were absolutely wonderful. Nothing has been too much trouble, both in the build-up and on the day itself.
Everyone was so friendly and so helpful and seemed genuine in their concern that everything should be perfect - it was!
The food was absolutely wonderful and we had so many people commenting on it, particularly the seafood starter and the lamb. The waiting staff were attentive but discreet and the way the room was transformed without fuss or disruption for the evening was faultless.
The accommodation was first-class and the breakfast the next morning was beautifully prepared and so tasty.
I could go on and on but I am sure you get the picture! We really cannot thank you enough.
With our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved,
Libby & Bill Mesquitta
31st August 2014
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so amazing!
21st September 2014
Thank you very much for our brilliant day!
23rd September 2014
14th July 2014
A quick note of thanks for all of your support in making our day so perfect!
With your help we were able to pull of the "dream wedding" that all Brides dream of. Feedback from our guests was overwhelming and 100% perfect - so thank you!
All our love
Amy & Andrew Higgins
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