The Barn

(121 reviews) 121 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 (121)

An amazing place!
Venue Service

By Sue and Nick, on 20 Apr 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2019

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.

The best day of our lives!
Venue Service

By Matt and Tracey, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2019

We wanted to get back in touch with you all at The Barn to thank you for what was truly the best day of our lives and although we are now back to everyday life, we still continue to live in our little bubble of wedding day happiness. Sincere gratitude to you and all your staff at The Barn. We talk about the day non stop and look back again and again at our photos. Ourselves, family and friends all said how The Barn was the perfect place for our wedding and it was all I could have hoped for, a personalised, relaxed, happy flowing atmosphere, exceeding all our expectations. Wish you all at The Barn the best for the future, you deserve all the awards and all the recognition for your passion and knowledge that you have to make a couples dream wedding day come true!

The best wedding venue in Kent!
Venue Service

By Joshua and Sonnie, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2019

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Barn for making our wedding day so special. Everything went so smoothly throughout the day and the team were very helpful answering and guiding us with any questions we had. The team set up the decorations upstairs so beautifully and were even kind enough to move our candles outside in the evening so our guests could sit around candles in the garden as we were very lucky with the weather that day. Our day was exactly how described by you "intimate and personal" and we would not have changed anything about the day if we could. The food was out of this world, as was the service throughout the day. Luke the DJ was excellent and although the majority of guests were outside enjoying the warm weather there was always people on the dance floor or running in to a song they loved. We will recommend the Barn to any future brides and grooms and we hope to attend weddings there in the future. Our biggest thanks again to you all. You truly are the best wedding venue in Kent!

Stunning venue
Venue Service

By Danielle and Simon, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2019

From the moment we stepped into The Barn we knew this was the venue for our wedding day. Janet and Philippe were so warm and welcoming and spoke so highly of their tight nit team, it had a real sense of family around it. Janet was amazing from start to finish answering my many, many emails no matter how trivial be it day or night. Milo was brilliant throughout the day and really put us at ease when we dropped our decorations off the day before. We knew we were leaving everything in good hands and felt our anxiety turn to excitement for the next day! Thank you all so much for your hard work. All our guests commented on what a studding venue it is and how delicious the food was. We couldn't have asked for a better day and we look forward to seeing you for our complimentary first anniversary meal! (Such a lovely extra touch)

An amazing job!
Venue Service

By Jill and Nigel, on 05 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Mar 2019

Where do Nigel and I start to say what an amazing “job” that Philippe and his team did for us to make it so special? The tables upstairs were absolutely stunning and everything looked so professional – I was actually so proud of upstairs. Everything absolutely everything downstairs was perfect from beginning to end- the staff were amazing. With heart felt thanks

A massive thank you!
Venue Service

By Paul and Adele, on 05 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Mar 2019

A massive thank you to you and your staff. Your attention to detail and the way that the staff addressed us and our guests was truly outstanding. A truly unique and impressive wedding venue. Thank you for making it truly special for everyone that attended.

Thank you on behalf of us all!
Venue Service

By Simon, on 04 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2019

Dear Janet, we thanked Philippe and the team on the Day and when we went in on the Monday, but in the rush I don’t think we thanked you. On behalf of us all, I just wanted to say a very sincere thank you for all the excellent work you put in to ensure that Tom and Mirna’s big day went so well. It was great to be dealing with someone who was so on top of the detail and could help us make the best decisions. Mirna, Tom and all our family and friends had a wonderful time and many guests made a point of saying how much they liked the venue, staff and food.So, thank you again for all your help, patience and good advice. We would thoroughly recommend The Barn as an excellent venue for a Wedding or other social event. Regards and Best Wishes from us All,

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Carolyn and Neil, on 04 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2018

We would like to thank everyone at The Barn for helping to make our wedding so special. The Barn is so atmospheric with the beautiful beams and we had the bonus of Christmas decorations. All the staff were lovely. The food was delicious. Everything was amazing. Thank you. Carolyn & Neil x

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.

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