The Ferry House

(122 reviews) 122 4.97
Harty Ferry Road Harty Isle of Sheppey Kent ME12 4BQ
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About The Ferry House

Harty Ferry Road, Harty, Isle of Sheppey
Kent, ME12 4BQ

The Ferry House is a charming 16th Century venue, just an hour from London, with 4* accommodation, tucked away in an idyllic ‘secret’ spot alongside the Thames Estuary.  Sitting amongst rolling farmland, renowned bird & nature reserves and specially designed wedding gardens, the panoramic views across the water and countryside provide unrivaled backdrops for your day.

We offer bespoke weddings, tailored to each couple, or package weddings, so you can have your perfect day exactly the way you want it. Our dedicated Events Team will take a personal approach to your day and will be on hand to ensure your big day runs smoothly.

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in both the Oak Barn or outside in Oak Gazebo for up to 200 guests. To follow the ceremony, you have the choice of hosting your reception in either the Oak Barn, seating up to 70, or our Event Suite seating up to 200.

For the main event (or as we see it, the food!) we offer extensive and varied menus to suit all different styles of weddings. As members of Produced in Kent, we are incredibly proud of the quality of our ingredients; the Lamb and Beef are from our very own family farms, the Game is from our own shoot and all our fresh produce is grown in our on-site Kitchen Garden. The Ferry House Inn was awarded Kent Dining Pub of the Year in 2014 and 2018 and was runner up in 2019.

Our Evening Reception options include Barn only receptions for up to 100 guests, Barn and Dancefloor options which include an additional private wedding bar for up to 150 guests or our entire Event Suite is available to use all day to host the wedding breakfast with a dancing area screened off during your meal, which is then revealed in the evening. This option also includes the private wedding bar from after the ceremony and is suitable for up to 300 guests.

To end the day in style and comfort, we have eleven 4* B&B rooms on site for you and your guests; including our Bridal Suite with a super king sized sleigh bed, spa bath, lounge area and views across the wedding Patios, Gardens and Estuary. Wake up to an award-winning local breakfast and reminisce on the day before. Just off-site, we also own Mocketts Farm Cottages, a complex of five 4* self-catered cottages available to book for 54+ plus guests. The perfect ‘next-stop’ for family and friends to stay or to make a weekend of things!

Every wedding here is individual and unique. Our couples are welcome to decorate the venue as they please, and Exclusive Hire of the entire venue is available for weddings who would prefer a more private affair. We offer lots of varying add-ons including a family-owned vintage tractor ride to arrive in true country style, dancefloor upgrades and even our own fire-pit with toasted marsh-mellows for the evening!

• Bespoke celebrations tailored to your personal taste and budget • Countryside location at the water’s edge, with views across the Estuary • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the oak Barn or oak Gazebo • Receptions in the oak Barn or Event Suite overlooking to gardens and Estuary • Four-star accommodation for 76 overnight guests • Delicious menus featuring beef and lamb from the family farm and local game and Kentish Pork

Facilities at The Ferry House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
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
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Ferry House Reviews (122)

Perfect day
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By Mike and Sue, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

Mike and I would really like to thank Victoria and her team in helping to deliver the perfect day for us. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. The food and service were both excellent and their chef was very accommodating to the needs of our guests. All our guests did comment that The Ferry House Inn is a beautiful venue in a unique setting and we would like to once again thank you and we hope to see you all soon.

We all loved it
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By Emma & lee, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

Everything went perfectly, the staff were excellent, the food was amazing and everyone loved it, there was a great choice of food as well. Every recommended supplier i.e. toast master and DJ were brilliant and we were not disappointed. Victoria was excellent in helping us arrange everything and her support was brilliant. The day was very well organised and perfect. Firework display was great value for money and they looked very professional and added a massive wow factor highlight.

Fell in love
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By Richard and Gemma, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

My friend told me about it and said lets go have a nose, after months of viewing different venues around Kent including castles, hotels, halls I thought what have I got to lose? First impressions when arriving were really good, amazing views over the estuary, beautiful outside seating areas. We decided to have lunch in the bar before our meeting, we were not disappointed the food was delicious and good value for money. All of the staff were friendly and inviting. Once our lunch was over we were greeted by the wedding coordinator who took us through to the barn and in that moment not only was I blown away I cried as I knew that this was the venue for us! Two days later I took my fiancé back and he too fell in love ! We then spent many an afternoon coming for lunches and drinks with friends and family! Sure enough two years flew and it was our wedding day and it was most definitely the best day of our lives, all of the staff made our vision and dreams of our day come to life! There is no doubt that The Ferry House Inn will continue to go from strength to strength which is evident to see within the last three years the popularity and great reputation of such a beautiful place! From start to finish nothing has been too much trouble even with endless emails of questions and requests from me! We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and patience with us!

Beautiful venue
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By Edward and Joanne, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

The Ferry House Inn was the perfect venue for our wedding. Not only was the venue beautiful, the staff were amazing and did everything you could want. Our whole experience from our first quote to picking up our things after the day was fantastic.

Will recommend!!
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By Rachel, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

?We would not hesitate to recommend The Ferry House Inn as a wedding venue to anyone who would listen! The staff are both professional and friendly, the atmosphere throughout our wedding day was so relaxed and the food incredible. We couldn't have asked for more.

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By Ashley & Dan, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

?We had our wedding reception here, following our ceremony at the beautiful church around the corner. Fantastic reception venue. Beautiful barn which serves as gorgeous rustic dining/reception area, which in its basic form is perfectly lovely, but once styled in the wedding decor it was just breathtaking! We also hired the 9x9 marquee with the LED dance floor, and giant LOVE letters for the evening part, it looked fantastic and created a great space for people to dance. This meant we got a private wedding bar in the barn, this kept all the guests in one part of the venue, creating a busy party atmosphere. The wedding coordinator Kelci was fantastic, from booking over a year in advance, right up to the day she was so helpful and knowledgable, she gave us lots of good advice which we followed, and the result was a wedding day so far beyond all of our expectations. The staff on the day of the wedding were fab, the service was impeccable And ran like a well oiled ship. The food was perfection, with many guests commenting that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The rooms above the venue were lovely, and we rented all the mocketts farm cottages too for the weekend, which were fab. We can't recommend The Ferryhouse Inn highly enough. So thank you to all at the FHI for helping us to have the very best day of our lives Ashley & Dan xxxxx

Perfect venue
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By Christine, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

?We have wanted to be married for 5 years, but with 2 children we had neither the money or time to plan our wedding. We came across The Ferry House Inn by recommendation and after we visited, we knew we had found our venue. The price list is very clear and detailed; meaning we could tailor our wedding to suit our preferences (and budget). Leading up to the wedding, we were supported by Emily, (our wedding planner) along with the other staff members to ensure everything went perfectly. We had to make some short notice changes and The Ferry House were very accommodating. We are very pleased with how our wedding went and the food was delicious! We have already recommended it as a venue for a friend's wedding. Couldn't be more happy. Thank you!

Just right
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By Richard, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

?My wedding was just how I wanted it, the staff at the ferry house inn was amazing very friendly and professional at all times.

Memorable Day
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By Justine & Liam, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

?The Ferry House Inn seemed like such an easy choice as our wedding venue. The location, the venue, the food, the relaxed/informal atmosphere all played a part in making the most memorable day of our lives. We also can't thank the staff enough - they really do become a part of your day, they listen, they respond and most of all they understand. Our memories and those of friends and family will last for a a lifetime - Thank You!

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By Alexandra, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

We had our wedding here Dec 17. It was amazing!!!! The location speaks for itself, making an excellent backdrop for our photos. They truly do look stunning. You won't be disappointed with the planning or running of your day either. Every member of staff could not be more helpful or accommodating, ensuring we had a glitch free day. The attention to detail, along with all the other attributes really does make this venue incredible!

Hard working team
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By Olivia Lea, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

We had our amazing wedding here on 7th July 2018 and couldn’t have asked for a better day! The team really do the best job, putting in so much hard work but making it seem so effortless! They looked after all the finer detail allowing us to relax and enjoy ourselves whilst everything ran smoothly in the background. That’s not even mentioning the location with that view

A venue to fall in love with.
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By Rosie, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

It was a venue I fell in love with from start to finish. When we first went to view I loved the scenery and layout of the venue. It's very diverse and you can make it fit your vision and numbers! During wedding planning we made several changes (numbers, ideas etc) and Emily and Victoria were nothing but helpful and organised throughout! The day came around and Emily was fab. She was organised and answered everything I needed running up to the day and a few on the day too! There was nothing that was too much trouble for this gorgeous venue. There recommend supplier list is one to stick too! The quality of the food was second to none! We felt like a King and Queen on our wedding day and spent our time enjoying it! We didn't have to worry or stress about a thing. Thankyou so much to the whole team for everything you did. The FHI was the perfect wedding venue for us and I wish I had a reason to do it all over again!

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