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Last update: November 2023

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 be 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 30 years, Philippe understands the importance of your upcoming wedding day. His extensive experience instills 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 2022/2023, 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 £3,395 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

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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Confetti permitted
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130 reviews
Sammie
Sammie C. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue with incredible staff

Wow!! As soon as I visited The Barn I knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding and I was right! Our day was absolutely perfect and everything went so smoothly thanks to every one at The Barn! Everyone made you feel so comfortable and nothing was ever too much for them! They set up the venue exactly how I had visioned it and all the guests loved the food! We love going back now for a drink or food and they are always so welcoming still!
Julia
Julia T. Sent on 20/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Wonderful Wedding Venue

We recently had our wedding at The Barn and from the moment we contacted Philippe we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. With only 4 months between booking and event it was great that communication and planning with Janet was easy, flexible, timely and supportive – from our plans with various music playlists needed on different sound systems to arranging our rehearsal the day before, all the little details were accommodated.

The location of The Barn is really accessible being in the centre of town, with plenty of places for guests to stay nearby, yet it feels very private as it is set away from the main road down a private street with no passing traffic. It is a gorgeous venue, really intimate but with plenty of space for our 70 guests, and the team had done an excellent job of setting up and laying out our table decorations beautifully; it was a wonderful space for us to connect with our guests.

All the staff were professional, friendly and helpful throughout the event; many of our guests commented on how lovely they were, along with how fantastic the venue was.

The food was delicious, guests choose from 4 meals on each course, and every one of them looked amazing, we’ve heard many compliments of every option. Service throughout the meal was excellent, a good level of attentive, efficient and unobtrusive, they served a large room at a good pace.

The whole running of the day was done smoothly, changing areas worked really well, we hardly noticed the hard work going on downstairs while we had our meal.

We can’t thank the team at The Barn enough for helping us have such a wonderful day and we highly recommend this wonderful venue!
Chloe
Chloe Sent on 13/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

November 2022 wedding ✨

We had our wedding here in November & ourselves & all of our guests had the best day. The staff were nothing short of amazing, so attentive & really couldn’t do enough for you. The food was brilliant, everyone said how they enjoyed every course & the evening buffet too! You got to choose out of a big list per course, so you could give your guests 4 options per course to choose from which is very very rare with wedding breakfasts! It really is such a beautiful & intimate venue with exceptional prices. They decorated it perfectly, exactly how we imagined. We dropped 5+ boxes off the night before & a description of how we’d like everything & the staff did it perfectly. Not one thing was wrong. We had outside suppliers for a couple of decor/sweet Cart items who failed to turn up, I found out as I was about to walk down the aisle so was upset and stressed. The Barn staff, especially Phillippe, sorted everything and to my surprise in the evening we had a stocked sweet table decorated downstairs for us & our guests, they really do go above & beyond for you. We have no complaints or reservations at all about this venue & would 100% recommend it to everyone. The ceremony room looked so pretty too, with the chairs covered & the pretty twig trees, we didn’t need any more decor in there than that, the orangery is such a pretty room on its own. As is the rest of the venue with gorgeous wooden beams, it can suit all sorts of wedding themes. Thank you to everyone at The Barn for making our special day, the best day ever!
Christine
Christine L. Sent on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful Wedding Venue

Patrick and I had our wedding reception at the Barn on the 31st July 2022 and we could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our special day.
On viewing The Barn, we both instantly fell in love with this beautiful venue which is also in such a perfect location in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, so convenient for our guests, many of who would be staying in nearby hotels. Having a smaller wedding, we were also thrilled that we could have the exclusive use of the venue for the whole day which later proved to add to the relaxing atmosphere of the occasion.
Philippe was so friendly and helpful in guiding us with our choices which made everything so much easier and ensured all ran smoothly on the day.
Throughout the process, Janet was amazing too and always answered my questions promptly, nothing was too much trouble.
Like many couples who get married here, we had our photos taken in Calverley park, which is just across the road from the venue, again so convenient as we did not have to leave our guests for too long.
The food was delicious, and we had many compliments, it was also wonderful to be able to offer our guests individual menus from the various choices available, a feature I would not have previously thought was possible. The welcome canapes and the evening buffet were also very well received.
Luke Swift, the resident DJ, was great too and kept the dancers on their feet.
We are so pleased that we chose The Barn for our wedding and can not recommend this venue highly enough. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and all our guests had a fabulous time.
Dear Janet and Philippe, we so appreciate everything you did to make our day so special and one that we will always remember.
Thank you so much,
Christine & Patrick x
Charlotte
Charlotte H. Sent on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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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Tom N. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day

Amy & I celebrated our marrage at the barn which couldn't have been better.

The staff were very friendly and extremely organised, going out of their way to make sure everything flowed effortlessly.

This put us both and our guests at ease to enjoy every moment.
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Carl S. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever

I cannot thank everyone at The Barn enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. It's hard to put into words how perfect everything was. From start to finish every detail was well thought out, every change of plan and sudden request was catered for and throughout you knew you were in safe hands. The venue is beautiful, staff are incredibly friendly, polite and helpful. Food and drink is amazing. The list goes on and on. All I can say again, is Thank You. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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Mark T. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Speechless!

There’s no words to describe the barn or their team. If you haven’t already booked a wedding with them, do it, and don’t think twice!

Philippe and Janet are amazing, from our initial emails and queries, through to the booking and the meeting to discuss our options etc. We were presented with a lovely folder containing all of the information, and some sample menus - given plenty of choices to give to guests (allowed up to 4 of each for adults, and 2 of each for children - loads more flexibility than a lot of other venues)

We dropped off our decorations the day before, and it’s lovely to see local businesses working together to support each other and the area (they supply discount codes for local hotels), and the Hotel were happy for us to leave a car in the car park overnight before.

When I arrived at the venue, the team had decorated it just how we wanted it, with all of our name places out, activity packs, favours etc.

Nothing was too much trouble, we had vegetarians, coeliacs and allergies - all the food was impeccable. Every single person commented on how great their sea bass was, or how tender (and huge!) the rack of lamb was, it’s safe to say they catered for everyone (gluten free ice cream, gluten free bread rolls etc). Even catered for a vegetarian child at short notice !

Their house DJ (Luke Swift) did a great job too, keeping the music flowing and people up on their feet - a real crowd pleaser.

The bar staff, were incredible - smiles all round, enjoying the day as much as we were - making it extra special.

The sweet cart, patisserie selection and cheese tower looked great too (even supplied gluten free crackers for that too)!

Philippe, Janet, Andrew, Jack & Toby (and the rest of the back of house team), thank you so much for making our day so memorable, every single one of our guests said how great they day was, and you’ve even secured a few new restaurant customers (from as far as Greenwich) who are coming back as they want to taste the other food options 😂!!
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Jo Larkin Sent on 25/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 17/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 23/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 23/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 23/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 23/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
J
Jacquie Sent on 23/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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