The Barn

(88 reviews) 88 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 Kent Wedding Awards in both 2013 and 2016 and finalists in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

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 • Award winning venue • 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 Location

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

1 Lonsdale Gardens Mount Pleasant Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1NU
01892 510424
88 5

The Barn Reviews (88)

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.

Seamless and stress free!
Venue Service

By Kirsty and Chris, on 12 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2018

Janet and Philippe and all of your wonderful staff, thank you so much for a seamless and stress-free experience on our wedding day. We had the best day from start to end. The organisation was amazing and Janet was always on hand to answer my questions, however ridiculous they were. The barn looked absolutely beautiful and was perfect for our intimate wedding. Our guests were very complimentary about the delicious food and the fantastic service. DJ Luke kept me on the dance floor all night. We just couldn’t have asked for a better day, we are so grateful to you and the wonderful job you did. Thank you so much.

Our fairytale wedding
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By Anna and George, on 12 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2018

My husband and I got married at the Barn on Sunday 8 of April; Philippe and the staff pulled out all the stops to ensure that everything ran smoothly and flawlessly. You really can see why they are an award winning venue, nothing was too much trouble and they supported us every step of the way. The venue dressing, wedding breakfast and staff service meant that many of my guests told me that it was the one of the most enjoyable weddings they had ever been to. They made our fairytale wedding stress free and it was an absolute pleasure planning our wedding with them over the past year. They really deserve the highest accolade, I could not recommend them more. Xx

The best wedding day we could have asked for!
Venue Service

By Jess and Nick Royle, on 04 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2018

We got married at the Barn on 25th March 2018. I suppose we were a bit unusual as we didn't look at any other venues other than the Barn when we got engaged. It has been my local pub for 6 years now, and we knew it would be the perfect place for us to get married! Philippe and Janet were on hand to answer our many questions and where so fantastic at helping us to plan everything out in the coming months. They made everything so simple. The day itself was incredible... We could not have asked for anything more... Our decorations looked spectacular, Philippe did an amazing job laying out everything... It looked better than we could have imagined... It was magical! The venue really shines out in every one of our photos. The service in the conservatory was so intimate and beautiful. Everyone said it was a wonderful ceremony and we feel alot of that was due to the intimacy of the venue as well as the amazing job of the registrars! The staff behind the bar and in the kitchen were brilliant. We had so many compliments on the service and the food. Everyone meals came out hot and as ordered... And the food is always tasty at the barn... So much so that my mum always insists we go to the barn for lunch when she visits. The day ran so smoothly. We both spent the entire day with massive grins on our faces and most of that was because we could relax entirely, knowing that everything was in hand! We cannot thank everyone at the Barn enough for putting the 'special' into our special day!

Absolutely Amazing Wedding Day!!!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Kent, on 24 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jan 2018

We truly can't thank you enough Philippe, Janet and all your wonderful staff on our Wedding day. We and all our guests had the most amazing day and every single one of our wedding photos shows every one smiling! We had so many wonderful comments about the beautiful food served by smiling staff and portion size was great - food came out on time to all guests and was hot. We had given Philippe our chosen decorations the night before and we were both instantly blown away at how stunning the entire venue looked for the day and, once again, had so many lovely comments from guests saying what a perfect venue it was! DJ Phil (part of the Barn team) was absolutely phenomenal and at no point was the dance floor empty - good time had by all and fabulous photos of all the memories. Buffet food was lovely as well! We would, without any hesitation whatsoever, recommend The Barn to any future Brides and Grooms and cannot fault any of the day as it ran absolutely effortlessly thanks to Phillipe, Janet and the team who we cannot thank enough. Stunning, romantic and intimate venue. Absolutely 10/10 and truly wonderful day and wish we could do it all again! Thank you all for making our day so perfect!!

An amazing day!
Venue Service

By Francesca and Ben, on 27 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Sep 2017

We had our wedding here on the 24th September 2017. Have got to say we had the most amazing day, the whole team must have worked so hard to set everything up just as we envisioned. Philippe and Janet catered to everything we asked and didn’t mind answering our endless questions. The venue allows you to have such an intimate and personal wedding. We really could not have asked for a better day, thank you so much for everything the whole team did to help create it. We will be back for visits.

The perfect venue
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Lincoln, on 27 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2017

The Barn was the perfect place to have our wedding venue. All our guests loved the layout of the venue. I thought the layout was perfect for how many people we had, we had 68 people for the day and an extra 15/20 for the evening. I loved that it felt close and intimate. Philippe and Janet are amazing at what they do! They make everything so easy for you, the communication is fantastic they are always quick to email back but also to email you before different parts of the organising so you are always ahead. Philippe and Janet make you feel like nothing is too much trouble, you can ask any questions and don’t feel silly. They are passionate, helpful, kind, cooperative and perfect. If you want a wedding that is full of love and ease, this is the place to be! Thank you for helping to make our special day so relaxed and perfect.

Magical Day
Venue Service

By Leanne, on 16 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2017

Kris and I had our wedding at the Barn on the 3rd of September. From start to finish it was flawless and everything ran so smoothly. Philippe from the first time I met him he had a warming presence and straight away made me feel comfortable and calm, every time we had a question he was always there to assist and nothing was too much trouble for him. The Barn staff was amazing from start to finish and were attentive and very friendly. Also, Jan was also amazing with replying back to emails even late at night always attentive and very helpful. We had a magical day and would love to do it again and if we did we wouldn’t have changed a thing. So, a huge thank you from us.

Personal and intimate venue
Venue Service

By Sherry, on 11 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2017

Russell and I were both so overwhelmed at how wonderful the day was and how smoothly everything went. This lovely little personal and intimate venue have their wedding organisation down to a tee! We didn’t look at any other venues than this one as we knew we wanted small, intimate and personal for our special day, and having had a search on the internet we found this little gem! We went for a lovely little meal here one night to see what it was like and we immediately knew this was our special place, and right from when we booked our wedding a year and a half in advance, both Philippe and Janet were just so helpful and welcoming and made the whole organising process of the wedding so relaxed and easy. Janet was so helpful with all of the administration bits and bobs and I feel I must have asked some silly questions at points leading up to the wedding, but she was only too happy to help. Philippe and all his staff leading up to, and on the day were little stars! We dropped off a box of decorations the evening before the wedding and Philippe took them and made them look even better than we’d imagined within the setting! You can tell that he is passionate about making sure that his guests wedding days are as perfect as they imagine them to be, and making sure everything goes as perfectly as it can. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful this little venue is, and how the service and food were fab too! Everyone enjoyed their 3 course meals and the evening Buffett too! This is such a lovely little place that Russ and I will hold in our hearts forever.

Beautiful, quaint and romantic!
Venue Service

By Pauline and Pete, on 16 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2017

From the moment Pete and I walked into The Barn we knew that this was the venue for our wedding and it far exceeded our expectations. We loved that is was so beautiful, quaint and romantic and fell in love with it. Philippe and Janet were amazing and made our wedding so special they are experts at what they do and can see how much they enjoy making everything perfect for our special day. The staff were also amazing helpful and polite and also made our special day. The 3 course meal was amazing and all of our guests loved their meals the whole day was fantastic and I just want to take this opportunity to thank Philippe and Janet and all the staff for making our day so special we will definitely recommend it and will be going back for occasional meals.

Book this venue for your wedding!
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By Nicola and Dan, on 10 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2017

There are no words to describe how happy we are that we chose The Barn as our venue. The Barn was the only venue we looked at, after doing a fair bit of research online. Pictures and previous reviews were all amazing and my heart was set on it after visiting and meeting Philippe. From the day we booked until the Wedding day, nothing was too much trouble. Everything was just so easy! Janet was always on hand to answer my (sometimes stupid!) questions and was a great help when it came to doing the seating plan/arranging decorations/picking food choices etc. I didn’t want to over decorate the venue, as it’s already so pretty, but I had some decorations which I dropped off the day before the wedding. When I arrived the next, I was blown away at how Philippe and the team had decorated. They did an amazing job and I was overwhelmed at how beautiful it looked! The Food – GORGEOUS. Every single course was delicious and all our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the meal and the evening BBQ buffet. Especially the sticky toffee pudding and the cheese tower! I really liked that each guest could choose their own starters, mains and desserts. I also had some vegan and Coeliac guests which were accommodated with no drama! Philippe commented on how calm I was before the ceremony – I honestly believe that was because I knew we were in the hands of the professionals and our day was going to run smoothly with them around! I can’t thank Philippe, Janet and the team enough for all their hard work – nothing was too much trouble and everyone is so friendly! We had the most amazing day and we wouldn’t change a thing!

Stress free wedding!
Venue Service

By Kim and Mitch, on 10 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Apr 2017

I am 55 and have never written a review before now but I felt the need to share my experience of holding my wedding at the barn. From start to finish; enquiring about the venue, visiting it, booking and planning our wedding nothing was too much trouble for Philippe the manager and his partner Janet. We had only 3 months from booking the venue until our wedding day and they guided us through the whole process making it stress free. On the day of the wedding we had as much access to the venue as we needed prior to the ceremony and the Barn and the courtyard garden looked beautiful, it exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely attentive. We had 49 adult guests and 15 children at the ceremony and formal wedding breakfast and an additional 30 guest in the evening, plus a live musician, all fitted in comfortably in the barn.If you want a small to medium intimate wedding venue then the Barn is the place for you. We are still receiving compliments from our friends and family on the choice of our wedding venue and I have no hesitation in recommending this venue to anyone who is thinking of getting married, as know that they will not be disappointed. Thank you to Philippe, Janet and the rest of the team at the Barn for making our wedding day so special!

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