The Barn

(101 reviews) 101 5
1 Lonsdale Gardens Mount Pleasant Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1NU
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About The Barn

1 Lonsdale Gardens, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN1 1NU

The Barn .... a more personal Wedding Venue

The Barn is unique in many ways not least in that it has been rebuilt from a centuries old Elizabethan barn which was originally constructed in a Kent village and re-erected on its present site some years ago.  It reflects the traditional Kentish style with oak beams and columns and this creates a truly wonderful atmosphere, just perfect for a wedding venue.

We can offer the sole and exclusive use of our entire venue and gardens with absolutely no venue or reception hire charges. Fully inclusive packages start from £2,995 for 50 guests.

We are licensed for civil ceremonies which are held in our beautiful new Orangery overlooking the lovely award winning courtyard style gardens. During warmer months the windows open out allowing the outside in.

Guests are seated in the pretty and atmospheric restaurant for the wedding breakfast and uniquely given a choice of menu for each course. As your wedding day is such a celebration our inclusive drinks package includes Champagne as standard and at no extra cost.

We can accommodate up to 150 guests for the evening reception and as dusk falls the venue and gardens are illuminated with an abundance of twinkling lights to give a truly romantic backdrop for your celebrations.

Philippe, the General Manager of over 25 years fully understands that there is no more important event than that of your wedding day.  He offers a wealth of experience and friendliness to all his couples and everyone becomes part of the family throughout the planning process.

We are passionate about weddings and are proud winners of the 2019 Kent Wedding Awards having previously won this prestigious award in 2016 and 2013.

Philippe would really love to meet with you and show you how The Barn could be the perfect venue for you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.


  • All inclusive packages from £2,995
  • No reception or venue hire fees
  • All guests are given a choice of menu
  • Exclusive use of the entire venue
  • No wedding co-ordinators, just the personal attention of Philippe
  • Fully inclusive with no hidden costs
  • Champagne included in all wedding packages
  • Accommodating 70 lunchtime guests and up to 150 evening guests
  • Kent Wedding Award winners
  • Passionate about delivering a more personal wedding celebration
• Why choose The Barn? • Sole use of our entire premises including our lovely garden with no venue hire charges • We will design the food and drink offering to your personal requirements and offer your guests a choice • Kent Wedding Award winners 2019, 2016 and 2013 • Fully inclusive Packages from £2,995 with no 'hidden' costs • Most importantly, we are a more 'personal venue'

Facilities at The Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted

The Barn Reviews (101)

Massive thank you
Venue Service

By Sheila and Michael, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2018

On behalf of Michael and myself, we would like to say a massive thank you to Janet, Phillipe and the team that looked after us on our wedding day on the 18th November. We were well looked after and the day went smoothly and better than I could have ever imagined

Massive thank you
Venue Service

By Sinead and Michael, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2018

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the team at the Barn. The wedding was perfect in every way and was everything I could have dreamed of. All of our guest said how lovely the food was and how nice the staff were, nothing was too much trouble for them. Really can’t thank you all enough.

The best day of our lives!
Venue Service

By Kat and Andrew, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2018

Firstly we would like to thank Philippe and Janet for all your help every step of the way. They are both very lovely people and took a lot of stress out of the wedding planning. The Barn is the most perfect wedding venue, all the staff are very helpful and friendly. We would recommend them to everyone. Our wedding was everything we dreamed off and more. The venue had been decorated beautifully by Philippe. A number of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and how incredible the food was. The day ran smoothly and was very relaxed and calm, we loved it! We can't say thank you enough.

Heartfelt thanks
Venue Service

By Suzy and Eve, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2018

We both really wanted to give you our most heartfelt thanks, for making our special day on Sunday so magical. I don't think we can even begin to put into words just how special it was. We received so so many compliments on the food, the service, the vibe, the people and the location to name but a few. The day was seamless and we felt so looked after. It was everything we had hoped it would be and more. We can't stop talking about it, nor can any of our guests! I said to Phillipe that I will have to send you weekly emails (!!!!!) We will miss your kind and wonderful emails very much. As I mentioned earlier there just doesn't seem to be adequate words to express our gratitude. Sending you both our love and thanks.

A dream to work with
Venue Service

By Sarah and Michael, on 16 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2018

Can't recommend The Barn Team highly enough, from start to finish they were a dream to work with. Thank you all for your hard work to make our day more than we could have hoped for.

Worlds best wedding venue!
Venue Service

By Paige and Dan, on 16 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2018

The world’s best wedding venue! So I’m not even sure where to begin leaving this review. From start to finish Philippe, Janet and all the team were absolutely incredible. They couldn’t have been more accommodating to us and our somewhat out there ideas! Nothing was too big or too small; from singing waiters, face painters and crisp sandwich buffets. They handled the day amazing, all the intricate details. We didn’t have to worry about a thing; which was perfect with being 4 months pregnant and being sick. The food was perfect, the staff on the day perfect, just all round PERFECT. I could so get married all over again just to have it at The Barn! So from us, the biggest and best thank you! You made our day.

Pure perfection!
Venue Service

By Kirsty and Gary, on 16 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2018

Our wedding day at The Barn was pure perfection we can not thank the staff at The Barn enough for their hard work and dedication to making our day a success. The food was outstanding, the organisation professional and the passion for excellent customer service excelled our expectations. Highly recommend. Thank you so very much for a truly wonderful day.

Amazing day!
Venue Service

By Sarah and Steven, on 16 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

Amazing day for our wedding on 8th July. Philippe and Janet and all the staff could not had made the day easier for us. Helped and advised us every step of the way. Janet leading up to it probably dreaded my daily email but was always happy to help and answer any questions I had. Philippe and the guys on the day were amazing, setting everything up to look so beautiful. The day was carefree and relaxing and definitely the place I’d recommend anyone to get married. The personal touch, thank you

Magical wedding
Venue Service

By Kate, on 30 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2018

I attended a magical wedding here last week. The venue looked absolutely stunning, the food delicious and plentiful, a well stocked bar and great space for dancing with an amazing DJ. The pretty garden was well used especially on arrival and for the evening bbq. The Barn was clean and smelt fresh. However what really shines through is the staff. They really make you feel like everybody matters. They work effortlessly together with such ease and enthusiasm, it makes this place rather special. I shall look forward to returning here

A beautiful and intimate venue
Venue Service

By Carmen and Blake, on 30 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2018

Blake and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you both and everyone involved for making our day run so smoothly and for everything that went into making the day so special. All our guests complimented us on choosing such a beautiful and intimate venue. That is all thanks to you. We could not have chosen a better place to get married. Blake and I will return every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Barn and relive every moment together from now on. Thank you again.

Exceptional Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Gardiner, on 12 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 20 May 2018

Janet from day 1 was the most helpful, informative and efficient person I've ever emailed and spoken to. She responded so quickly to every single detail of the many emails I sent her in the months before the wedding. Nothing was too much for her and she never once made me feel like a pest (I emailed a lot!)... and Phillipe, well where do we start! He is the nicest, most passionate, honest and enthusiastic man we've ever met! He goes above and beyond for his wedding guests. We dropped our wedding decorations off the day before and ran through briefly how we wanted things. He took in every detail of what we said and made it 1000 x better!! We couldn't actually believe our eyes, that our "lazy planning" was made into something so spectacularly beautiful! Their entire team ensured us and our guests were looked after all day and night! Always smiling and happy. DJ Luke also did a smashing job with my music requests. As a venue, The Barn is the most honest business we have come across. There are NO hidden charges, it's all set out for you easily, they actively encourage what they think will suit you best and not in the direction of higher prices but actually to save you money if they think they can! This is what we think sets The Barn above any other venue, you really don't feel like you are being tricked into spending more. Post wedding, we even got back absolutely everything! Including left over wine from our meal and cheese from our cheese tower!! We couldn't believe that! Thank you is not enough for them. We couldn't have been happier! You made our day exceptional, so much more perfect than we could ever have hoped for.

Truly amazing
Venue Service

By Malc and Gill, on 30 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 13 May 2018

Philippe and Janet, we are just packing for our holiday to Norway and we have been chatting about our wonderful wedding day last Sunday. We have lots of magical memories of the day. This was all made possible by the smooth operation at ‘The Barn’, The staff, the food, the preparation, the attention to detail, the ‘seamless’ delivery of the food and drink and, of course, how you managed to remove the rain and obtain the sun is a mystery to us. Philippe/Janet, we want to thank you for making our day perfect. For everything you did for us – it was truly amazing. We were inundated by our guests saying what an unbelievable venue we were in and they all wanted to say a big ‘Thank You’ to you and your staff – and they truly deserve it. It goes without saying that we will be recommending ‘The Barn’ as the perfect venue for weddings.

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