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On since 2021

Last update: April 2024

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Cooling Castle Barn

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Danielle Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue, go above and beyond!

I cannot recommend the venue highly enough - all of the staff are amazing, and the day just runs like clockwork! Communication up until the day is easy and so helpful! We had the best day ever.
Carmel C. Sent on 05/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic day

My daughter and son in law were married there on 30/11/22 and from the moment we arrived till the time we checked out our experience was superb . The staff catered to our every need , nothing was too much trouble . This only enhanced my daughters wedding wedding day as we felt we were in capable hands . All the staff were amazing . The accommodation first class . Food was excellent .and the decorations . Were just amazing . Everyone we have spoken to have said they had an amazing day , how beautiful the whole thing was . I鈥檓 truly grateful for my daughters special day being so beautiful . Thankyou Cooling castle for making this happen
Fabiana Sent on 11/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Mother of the Bride

Just a quick words to describe how satisfied we are ,they did everything for the date be perfect , the staff was very nice, polite and friendly . The place was wonderful , the food was very good , they chose Spanish food , I can鈥檛 describe how good it was , we really had a wonderful time with all the guess .
Thank you so much .
Mrs Sent on 20/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Mother of the groom.

What a fantastic venue to be married. Myself and all the guests were blown away with the beauty and character of Coolings barn. The staff were excellent,polite, friendly and willing to help anyway they could. I couldn't fault a thing. Thankyou for an excellent and memorable day for my son Michael and his new wife Lisa. Just a little footnote, I was in room 6 and the mattress on the bed was rock hard.!!!
Hetty Sent on 08/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

No words can describe...absolutely amazing!

We got married at Cooling Castle Barn on 20 June 2017 and honestly had the most incredible day. Like many others on our first visit we were blown away with the barns and the surroundings and immediately knew it was the venue we both wanted. The staff are fantastic, all very passionate in what they do and simply give every effort to ensure you have the best day. I am sure this has been said before but the duty managers honestly took every worry away and gave us the most special day that we will treasure forever.

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
Maria Sent on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating


From the initial word go -16 months ago, we have all been suitably impressed by the professional caring and warm welcome by the entire Cooling Castle Team from initial enquiries at the front desk with the reception team and co-ordinator's to end on the day following the wedding at check out- everything was superb!

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!!
Carlie Sent on 04/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating
My daughter got married on the 2 nd of march and I can only have the highest of praise for cooling castle staff the venue was perfect as well as the grounds the ceremony was beautiful we did not want for nothing all day the organisation of all staff is second to none always letting us know change of staff and what was going to happen next , we did not have to worry about a thing , the wedding breakfast was delishous well done to all the kitchen staff , the new coach house was breathtaking, we have so many happy memories of the day , if you want the best wedding day that is organised and well run with exceptional staff this is the wedding venue that's a must thank you all cooling castle staff xxx
Joan Sent on 21/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day

Cooling castle barn is amazing place which offer a first class service it can not be faulted for anything.Staff are amazing very welcoming,polite they can't do enough to help to make sure everyone is happy.The wedding breakfast,evening bbq and breakfast in the morning was first class.The toast master was great.Drink prices were very reasonable no more expensive than going to a pub.The hotel rooms were amazing,everything was there you could need.Grounds are beautiful,clean and well kept.
Anonymous Sent on 10/04/2015
5 out of 5 rating

25th March 2015

We had a truly magical day and we couldnt fault a thing! Vow renewal a huge possibility! The staff on our day were simply outstanding and a real credit to you.

Kindest Regards
Mrs & Mrs Fairfax
Dartford, Kent
Lisa Sent on 26/03/2015
5 out of 5 rating

6th Feb 2015

It was a perfect day, we could not have wanted for more - thank you!

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
Greenhithe, Kent
6th Feb 2015
Libby Sent on 26/03/2015
5 out of 5 rating

8th Feb 2015

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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
Becky Sent on 24/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

31st August 2014

As we live in Wigan and our Bridal party were spread accross the country - the planner and services you provided were brilliant and really helped everything run smoothly.
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so amazing!
Anonymous Sent on 24/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

21st September 2014

As a wedding venue you provide a fantastic service. It was perfect! The staff were brilliant. All our guests had a great day and we couldn't be happier. The food was excellent.
Thank you very much for our brilliant day!
Ann Sent on 24/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

23rd September 2014

Stunning venue. You made us feel valued and special. It certainy didn't feel like one in one out, which it could easily do given how busy you are. Well done staff and thank you.
Amy Sent on 24/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

14th July 2014

To all the incredible staff at CCB,
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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Cooling Castle ME3 8DT Rochester (Kent)
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