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The Barn

Tunbridge Wells, Kent View map Visit website
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Menus from £49
Up to 100 Guests

About

Unique in many ways, The Barn is a centuries-old wedding venue beautifully reconstructed in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Intended for deeply personal events, this barn effortlessly reflects the traditional Kentish style. Its oak beams and columns come together in a sweet harmony that creates a truly distinctive atmosphere. Delightful in every imaginable way, the team is pleased to extend the sole and exclusive use of this historic setting with absolutely no hire charges and ample room to make it your own.

Facilities and Capacity

The Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, which can be held with great flourish in the new Orangery. Overlooking the award-winning courtyard-inspired gardens, this chic country space is a perfect blend of rustic style and easy elegance. During the summer months, the windows can opened while the scents and sunlight drift inside.

For the wedding breakfast, 70 guests can dine and regale in the characterful restaurant, soaking in its charm as they muse over each course menu. After the meal has come to a close, the venue opens up to accommodate up to 150 evening guests who can indulge in drinks and dancing. As dusk envelops this enchanting setting, you and yours can revel in the romance as the venue and gardens ignite in a crescendo of twinkling lights.

Services Offered

As the General Manager of The Barn for over 29 years, Philippe understands the importance of your upcoming wedding day. His extensive experience instils him with deep knowledge and a cordial nature that you are sure to adore. He will be there throughout the planning process, giving you endless attention and support that will leave you feeling like part of the family.

The team is passionate about weddings, and as proud winners of the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards in 2019, 2016, and 2013, it certainly shows. They have also won a Highly Commended Award in 2021/2022.

Philippe looks forward to meeting with you and showcasing how The Barn could be the perfect venue for you. Indeed there are many possibilities:

  • All-inclusive packages from £3,295 for 50 guests, with exclusive use and no reception or venue hire fees

  • Food and drink designed to please all personal requirements

  • A choice of menu for every guest

  • Champagne included in every package

  • Lunchtime availability for 70 guests

  • Generous space for 150 evening guests

  • The assistance of a team passionate about delivering a more personal wedding celebration

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
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

Other Features:

Confetti Permitted

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    Charlotte H. Married on 26/09/2021
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    Truly Magical

    My husband and I had our wedding at The Barn in September 2021 and the venue was truly magical. We had the most memorable day; one we will never forget.

    We instantly loved the venue when viewing photos online, and when we viewed the venue for the first time in February 2019 alongside Philippe, who was so welcoming, we booked the venue straight away without wanting to see any other venues.

    Our wedding was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020, but due to COVID it was pushed back several times. Luckily, after waiting 18 months, we finally tied the knot in September 2021.

    Janet was absolutely amazing throughout and was always there to answer our questions. It took us five attempts, but we got there in the end, and Janet could not have been more accommodating.

    The Barn is such a beautiful venue and perfect for the 64 daytime guests we had. It was intimate, especially the ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Phillipe and the rest of the team decorated the venue so beautifully; it was honestly better that we could have ever imagined. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and this made the day run smoothly. The food was amazing; from the canapes, to the sit-down meal and then the evening buffet. They also have so many wonderful additions that you can include in your package and we opted for the sweet cart, which everyone loved, and even made use of The Barn's "Mr & Mrs" canvas and easel for our welcome sign.

    The venue is in a fantastic location, with great transport links and a beautiful park across the road, which is where we had our gorgeous wedding photos taken.

    The Barn provide a list of outstanding wedding suppliers, which was a great help when planning our wedding as we didn't really know where to begin. We were fortunate enough to work with some of their recommended suppliers; Helen England as our photographer, Cut Above Productions as our videographer, Colonnade Florist and Luke Swift as our DJ. All are AMAZING and we would highly recommend each of their services.

    We cannot recommend The Barn highly enough. It is the perfect wedding venue and all our guests adored the venue. Janet and Phillipe, from the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you enough! We will certainly be returning each year for food and drinks, and to reminiscence our special day.

    Many thanks,
    Charlotte & Ben x
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    Jo Larkin Married on 24/10/2021
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    A fabulous venue

    We had our wedding at the Barn yesterday. We can not recommend the venue high enough. From our very first viewing we knew it was the place for us. Phillipe, Janet & all the staff are just amazing. They transformed our ideas into so much more then we could have ever imagined. Their professionalism and welcoming attitudes are second to none. They are totally upfront with all the fee’s and will do everything to give you the day you want.
    If you are looking for an intimate, inclusive wedding venue, We seriously suggest you go and look at the Barn
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    Mrs Married on 15/12/2019
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    Brilliant

    The barn is a perfect place for a wedding the service is perfect the food was tasty and cooked perfect They did everything for you without any problem. The staff were pleasant. The event was. Trouble free making it a perfect day.
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    Tracy Married on 01/09/2019
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    Magical!

    Well what can I say about The Barn – So, so much! They well and truly deserve to be Boutique wedding Venue winners. Absolutely amazing venue & staff.

    We renewed our vows here Sunday and boy did they deliver. From the beginning they have been there every step of the way.

    Thanks to Jan for answering my many emails and sorting last minute changes.

    Phillipe you are one of the loveliest men ever you listened to everything I asked and put them into place making sure it was just perfect, it was even better than I imagined it could be, so huge Thanks to you!

    Compliments to the chef & kitchen team the food was outstanding and we had many guests saying it was the best Wedding food they’d ever had. The bar staff were amazing keeping everyone well ‘lubricated’ with not a queue in sight well done guys no mean feat with us lot!:)

    Everything went beautifully & it really was the Best day Ever!!

    To sum up the day it was Magical! And we’d like to Thank Phillipe and the team for making the day run so smoothly and working tirelessly throughout. You guys Rock!! Thank You. We appreciate all the work and effort you all put in to make our day extra special.
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    Amy Married on 25/08/2019
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    Amazing value for money

    We had our wedding at The Barn on 25.8.19 and it was a fantastic day!

    Phillippe, Janet and the whole team went above and beyond to give us our perfect day in 31°c temperatures.

    So many of our guests have complimented us on the food and the relaxed nature of the venue. The wedding breakfast was amazing and the wine was gorgeous and flowing very generously.

    Everyone LOVED the evening BBQ, we’ve heard some guests had 4 burgers as they were just so tasty! It was set up beautifully with our decorations and flowers and the garden looked beautiful as always. Nothing was too much trouble for them (including building our cake stand and setting up a doughnut tower with 2 tier cake on top!) and it was so reassuring throughout the whole process knowing that Janet would answer any query almost immediately!

    Luke Swift the resident DJ was also brilliant, even doing a kid’s disco and dance competition and doing an amazing job of our requested UK Garage hour!

    We are so pleased we chose to hold our wedding at The Barn and would recommend it to any couple considering it for their wedding, especially as their offering is the most amazing value for money too. They even gave us a box with all the leftover wine from our wedding breakfast, so I got over the post wedding comedown by remaining pleasantly sozzled for a fortnight! Thank you, so much!
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    Natalie Married on 04/08/2019
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    What an amazing venue!

    Amazing Wedding Day. Had my wedding at The Barn on 4th August. What an amazing venue.

    From start to finish the staff were amazing, venue was decorated beautifully and the food was delicious.

    Everyone that came commented on what a lovely wedding venue it was and how lovely the food was and I cannot recommend this place enough for making my day so special and easy for me.
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    Matthew Married on 28/07/2019
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    Far beyond expectations

    Our special day 28/07/2019. I cannot praise the staff at the Barn highly enough.

    From our first visit to this venue, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married.

    Contact with Janet and Philippe throughout the year leading up to the day and on the day itself was excellent. They took care of everyone attending, going far and beyond expectations.

    The food, service, attention to detail, commitment and value for money were incredible and we had many comments from guests to back this up. We can now see why you have won so many awards as a wedding venue, it looked beautiful on the day, very quaint and personal.

    Thank you so much for everything and we look forward to returning!
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    Jacquie Married on 14/07/2019
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    Beautiful venue

    We recently had our wedding at this beautiful venue!!! The whole experience was amazing!! The owners of the Barn are so professional and do everything possible to make your day perfect!! In fact all the staff were amazing! Our wedding day was perfect in every way!! The food was amazing!! The Barn looked exquisite!! And my husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing.

    All our family and friends loved the Barn and everyone said what a wonderful day it was, some even said it was the best wedding they had ever been too!!

    Thanks so much to Philippe, Janet and all the wonderful team at the Barn for making our wedding day so perfect! Jacquie and Paul
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    Kirsty Married on 07/07/2019
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    The best day of my life

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect. You and your team were amazing and all the guests had a wonderful time. Some have even said it was the best wedding they have been to!

    After all the planning in the months leading up to the wedding, it was so lovely to be able to relax and enjoy our day without worrying about anything, the restaurant looked exactly as I had imagined. The food was fabulous and everyone loved it.

    Thank you Janet for all your help with the last minute guest and table changes ,

    It really was the best day of my life and I just wish we could do it all again!!

    If you want me to add this to your Facebook page then I will be happy to do so - I would definitely recommend The Barn to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue.

    Thank you again!
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    Harrison Married on 30/06/2019
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    Would love to do it all again!

    On behalf of my wife and I can I please say a massive thank you for everything you, Philippe and The Barn did for us on Sunday 30th June 2019.

    From when we first saw your beautiful pub online on NYE 2018, we fell in love with it instantly. Everything after, you guys made it seem-less for us and catered to all our needs with care and attention. Which is amazing as we know how busy you guys are!

    The day itself was amazing and although the we had the horrible news of my grandad passing that morning, I would personally like to thank you for keeping the ship steady during what was a whirlwind day of emotions for the whole party.

    We’ve had nothing but good feedback from everyone who attended you venue that day. We would love to do it all over again and believe me we’re trying:).

    Thank you again.
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    Georgia Married on 09/06/2019
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    The most amazing day

    I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at The Barn, we got married here on 9th June 2019.

    Our day was just perfect, exactly what we had dreamed of and more, we wanted the relaxed feel and honestly our guests said that’s exactly how they all felt! We went off to the park opposite to have some traditional photos taken - this had over run, so we were around an hour late to sit down for dinner, however this didn’t seem to be a problem for the barn - so we just headed upstairs a hour later! The food was amazing, During the meal they kept on top of the table wine, ensuring there were bottles on the table at all times! Everyone commented on how generous they were with the wine!

    Janet - the lovey lady behind the emails! Thank you so much for answering my 1000s of questions, and making me feel like nothing was to much!

    The staff - the staff are brilliant, they were just in the background tidying and keeping the day flow amazingly, but never intrusive. There was never a wait at the bar - and we had over 100 guests in the evening!

    Philippe - throughout the planning process he was amazing, he helped with everything and when I dropped off my many boxes of decorations, with 100 things to tell him he just listened and decorated the venue exactly how I had imagined it.

    I just couldn’t put into writing how amazing everyone and everything was at the barn. Thank you for the most amazing day!! xx
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    Joanna Married on 26/05/2019
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    A huge thank you

    Dear Janet, Philippe and all of the team at The Barn.

    We wanted to write to you all to say a huge thank you for all your efforts leading up to and on the day of our wedding. I knew I would be writing this message from the moment we booked our wedding with you; partly because of the reviews we had already read before coming to visit you for the first time, partly because of all of the beautiful photos we’d seen on social media sites, but mainly because of the relaxed, welcoming and professional atmosphere at The Barn. We were not disappointed!

    Echoing what many others have said before us, the service received leading up to the day, from Janet via email and from Philippe in person when we visited, was faultless. When the day arrived, we were so relaxed about everything, knowing it would be wonderful.

    Philippe and the team decorated the venue exactly as we’d imagined it – thank you so much! On the day, our guests were commenting endlessly on how lovely the venue was and how much they enjoyed the food. We were looked after very well – my wine glass magically refilled itself!

    We have already booked the honeymoon suite again for our first anniversary and are looking forward to our anniversary meal with you already! (I do like to plan ahead!!) Thank you, thank you, thank you! Best wishes
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    Sadie Married on 06/05/2019
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    A day we will remember forever

    Hello Janet, saying thank you just doesn’t seem enough – what an incredible wedding day. Everything was perfect, which I know is a lot to expect on your wedding, but it really was.

    All of our decoration instructions were carried out better than I could have organised myself and each stage of the day ran seamlessly due to your incredible team.

    You have a beautiful venue, the food received compliments all day long and its a day we will remember forever.

    A special thanks to Philippe who seems to be able to read the day better than anyone and ensured it was a huge success. A personal thanks to Milo whose attentiveness to the family went above and beyond.

    We will continue to sing your praises to anyone we can, all the awards you have won are well deserved. Thank you again for everything xxx
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    Iain Married on 05/05/2019
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    A truly magical day

    To Janet, Philippe and the whole team at The Barn. We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you all did to make our wedding such an amazing day – we wouldn’t change a thing about it.

    From the moment we booked The Barn we knew it would be the perfect venue and we were right! From start to finish the whole day ran smoothly, the staff were absolutely fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. All of our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue looked, how delicious the food was and how great the atmosphere at The Barn is. Janet, you answered my many emails(!) quickly and nothing was ever a problem. Philippe and the team you made everything look so much better than we expected, the arrangement of the decorations and layout of the restaurant was excellent. DJ Luke was great and played a varied selection of music that had everyone dancing throughout the evening!

    Thank you again for making our wedding day a truly magical day that was enjoyed by everyone that attended, we can’t wait to return to The Barn for dinner very soon.
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    Sue Married on 28/04/2019
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    An amazing place!

    What an amazing place for us to have our wedding, Janet and Philippe were the perfect hosts, the venue was beautiful and there was nothing too much trouble to accommodate. The food was delicious and all served hot and within good time. I cannot fault anything and can heartily recommend the Barn for your occasion.

    Ours was a little different as our guests thought they were coming to an Engagement party and we surprised them by announcing the wedding 20 minutes before the ceremony – needless to say, the arrangements were complicated by our unusual event, but Philippe and Janet and their team entered into the spirit of the whole event and were brilliant.

    Thank you so much for making our day the most fabulous and special day of our lives.

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