The BarnYard

(69 reviews) 69 4.99
The BarnYard Oak Lane Upchurch Kent ME9 7EZ
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About The BarnYard

The BarnYard, Oak Lane, Upchurch
Kent, ME9 7EZ

Your Dream Wedding Venue

Nestled in the heart of the Garden of England, surrounded by 150 acres of stunning Kentish countryside combining rolling hills, natural wooklands and romantic apple and pear orchards, The BarnYard is an enchanting setting for the most memorable day of your life.  Tranquil, charming and unique, licesed for Ceremonies and home to both a beautiful old barn conversion as well as a truly luurious grand marquee which can host lavish receptions for 50 to 300 guests.  Combing breathtaking scenery, outstanding service and fine locally sourced food, The BarnYard is the perfect setting for your most perfect wedding day!

Why choose The BarnYard?

  • Fantastic Kentish setting with the chance to theme the wedding exactly as you wish
  • Only one wedding per day
  • Various function rooms and areas for your exclusive use
  • Services of our dedicated wedding co-ordinators and team
  • Choice of wedding ceremony rooms to suit the British weather
  • Quality home-cooked, locally sourced Kentish catering with a great choice of menus
  • No charge for children aged 0 to 4 years but catering provided.  Children aged 5 to 11 years charged at half the adult package price
  • Use of all the grounds and buildings for fantastic unique photographs
  • Ample free on-site private parking for your wedding guests
  • A fully licensed bar at competitive prices
  • Accessible by car and public transport
  • An informal toast master
  • Excellent accommodation in the immediate locality
  • AND most importantly... no hidden costs!
• The luxurious Marquee is set amongst 150 acres of orchards. This beautiful landscape provides an enchanting and picturesque setting, creating stunning photo opportunities. • The BarnYard can hold lavish receptions from 50-300 guests. • The BarnYard is licensed to hold indoor ceremonies in their Elegant Marquee and outdoor in their stunning Breezehouse for Spring and Summer ceremonies. • The BarnYard provides a variety of food and drink packages to choose from, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create truly delicious dishes. • The Marquee is a permanent structure catering for all seasons with air con and heating • The Marquee features an impressive bar area, dance floor, atmospheric lighting, PA system and toilets.

Facilities at The BarnYard

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The BarnYard Reviews (69)

Our perfect wedding.
Venue Service

By Simon & Charley, on 15 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2018

We spent ages deciding on our wedding venue before we found The Barnyard. We knew almost immediately it was the right venue for us. The setting is absolutely beautiful; surrounded by apple orchards, deep in the Kent countryside. The layout and organisation of the venue allowed for a flawless and seamless day. All our guests commented on how beautiful and well-run the venue is. It really was a perfect day and we are very grateful to Claire and the rest of the team for making sure the day was as magical as possible.

Beautiful setting
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By Peter and Noel, on 09 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

We had a twilight wedding. We are a same sex couple and didn't want the traditional service which they were able to cater for. We also didn't want a massive wedding that why we chose the Barn. Everyone who attended said how lovely the venue was. The events team are all really lovely and helpful. Anyone in their team are ready to help. On The day the staff were friendly and helpful, one particular helped our boy who was feeling unwell. The venue looked amazing and decorated as requested and it didn't need too much anyway as it's so pretty. My friends all want to get married here now!

A perfect wedding venue!
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By Helen Endersby, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

The BarnYard is a fantastic venue for a wedding. My son and daughter-in -law got married yesterday and we had the reception there. There were about 145 guests for the meal and 200 in the evening. We have only positive things to say - it was perfect! The setting is amazing with the fields and orchards behind, the outside seating areas are excellent and the huge permanent marquee is beautiful. The food from start to finish was absolutely first class - delicious, well presented and so much of it! Everyone was very impressed. We did not go hungry! The staff were polite, friendly, professional and very helpful. The service was slick, smooth and unobtrusive. Thank you!

What a day!! Absolutely brilliant
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By Mark Hadley, on 28 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2018

Where do I start?! Firstly thank you so much for a brilliant day. The venue looked simply stunning and so many guests complimented how wonderful it looked. Claire and Grace are such a brilliant team, nothing was ever too much fuss or hassle. We’re so grateful that they looked after our ring bearer (Obie the dog) whilst the ceremony happened and the best man ‘forgot the rings’. All the staff were fantastic , compliments to the chef for the amazing wedding breakfast. I haven’t heard one guest say they didn’t like the food. So many superlatives were thrown about it was unreal. Once again, thank you so much for everything in the run up to the wedding everything ran so smoothly and we’re forever grateful. Despite the weather , it was a perfect day and couldn’t have asked for a better venue and staff. The new Mr & Mrs Hadley

wedding venue
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By Mr & Mrs Wheat, on 27 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2018

The Barnyard is a lovely venue for a wedding . The Marquee staff were very , very good. The food hot and very tasty. Your teams attention to detail really made our daughter’s wedding day special Thank you

Even better than I had imagined.....
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By Emma, on 13 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2018

We feel in love with The Barnyard online but even more so when we visited in person. The team were so helpful, giving us idea's, things we needed to consider, advising on suppliers, where to stay, etc. it made the whole planning a lot less stressful! The day of the wedding was just perfect, everything went to plan and the whole team worked together seamlessly. No request was to great. The food was amazing both at the wedding breakfast and the buffet. It was the perfect day. Most of our guests commented that it was the BEST wedding they had been to! This was not just because they enjoyed celebrating with us; they also commented on the beautiful setting of the venue and the lovely team behind the scenes. Thank you The Barnyard for making our special day the best of our lives - I cannot recommend highly enough!

Could not have wished for more.
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By Craig and Jo Fordham, on 07 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2017

A massive thank you to Kerrie and the wedding team for making the day so special and memorable for us. The setting is beautiful and we had the perfect weather, everything ran so smoothly. The high tea wedding breakfast was superb and went down a storm with all our guests. We cannot recommend you highly enough.

A truely magical day - thank you!!
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By Felicity & Rob, on 26 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Sep 2017

Dear Kerrie, We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support organising our wedding. We couldn't have wished for a better day. The Barnyard looking stunning and with the exceptional weather we had a truely amazing time! We will forward you some photos in due course! We have had so many positive comments from our guests about how amazing the venue was. Thank you for the care and attention you and your team gave Felicity and myself on our special day, nothing was too much trouble. The entire day will be forever in our memories! Warmest regards, Flick (Felicity) and Rob.

Our Perfect Wedding Day!
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By Mrs Key, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2017

We got married at The Barnyard and since the new management have taken over it feels like a new lease of life has been breathed into this beautiful place, having booked our wedding 2 years ago. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, the food was out of this world amazing - hot, fresh and delicious, and the staff could not do enough for my husband and I and all of our guests. Nothing was too much trouble and the venue was spotlessly clean, the staff and owner were friendly and enthusiastic and we truly felt like we were the first and last people to ever marry at The Barnyard they made the experience so special. Our guests have since commented on how impressed they were - with everything from special dietary requirements, to assistance with elderly relatives and children, and the beautiful venue itself. We have since been for another visit and had a lovely Sunday roast, despite the restaurant hosting a hen party at the same time. I can't thank and praise The Barnyard enough - well worth a visit!

A Perfect Day!
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By Mrs Kemsley, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

My daughter had the most amazing day on Saturday Her dream came true as she married Mr Richard Kirby Jo and her fantastic team made her day most magical They were attentive to her and guests nothing was too much trouble The whole day was a magical event The wedding breakfast and buffet was first class The decorations superb A PERFECT DAY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Silver Wedding Celebration
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By Annie Evans, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

We had a wonderful evening with family and friends at this very attractive venue. Drinks to start outside on a beautiful evening in a lovely setting. The food was delicious, hot and nicely presented and there was plenty of room to eat inside or outside. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It made a very special occasion even more memorable

Fantastic Wedding Celebration
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By Julie Sullivan, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2017

We held our wedding celebration in the barn itself (not the marquee) after getting married overseas. It was quite simply the perfect venue, beautiful and romantic, and the courtyard with its twinkling fairy lights is completely magical once darkness falls. All the staff were professional and friendly, couldn't fault them at all. Special thanks go to Tom and Brian with whom we made all the arrangements beforehand - but really I would mention everyone by name if I knew them, as everyone made the evening special to us. We wanted exclusively vegetarian and vegan food, which was outside of their usual offering, but they were helpful and obliging about this and really went the extra mile for us. Everyone commented that the food was totally delicious and attractive, and there was plenty of it, so many thanks for that. All in all, a special, beautiful place with great staff.

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