The Ferry House

(129 reviews) 129 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 (129)

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By Tanya & Matthew, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

Beautiful but relaxed venue with great reviews and able to take care of every aspect of your day. Pick a venue like the FHI that can take care of everything, it takes away all the stress. Thank you so much, it was perfect

Good Food
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By Virginia, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

The whole thing felt really relaxed. You took all the effort out of the day and were really helpful with our endless queries in the run up to the wedding. We wanted something informal and rustic and FHI fitted the bill. Also it is somewhere we go and know how welcoming everyone is and how good the food is.

The food was exceptional
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By David & Caitlin, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

The venue was a stunning setting for our wedding, and the staff decorated both the barn and marquee perfectly. We really liked having the use of these two separate spaces as well as the outdoor area, to allow for photos with different backdrops, and bring variety to the day for guests. The staff and suppliers on the day were brilliant, and ensured everything ran smoothly. The food was exceptional - all of our guests commented on what a wonderful wedding breakfast it was, and we love that it is locally and organically sourced! Having a barn for the ceremony was something we were keen on, but the fact there was also a marquee for the breakfast and a beautiful outdoor area with lovely views, meant we got the best of both. We were also really keen to have a venue where guests could stay on site or close-by, to allow us to make a weekend of the event. Mocketts farm and the new coach house was perfect for this.

Most magical day
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By Kerri, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2019

The whole experience from the moment we booked to the actual day was incredible. Emily was fantastic at keeping in contact with us and ensuring everything we requested was exactly as we wanted. She made suggestions, helped with our ideas and made us feel special and confident throughout our planning. On the day every single member of staff from each department were on the ball, friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. The outstanding scenery and the choice to be both outdoors, and inside the barn and marquee made for fantastic settings and a whole range of different photography. The Ferry House Inn gave us the most magical day, one even better than we could of hoped for and both us and all of our friends and family loved every second. You will be so looked after at The Ferry House Inn, we 1000% guarantee it!

Most amazing wedding
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By Becky & Oly, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Jul 2019

We loved the attention to detail and the food was incredible. The venue on the day was just as beautiful as we had hoped for! The accommodation at Mockett cottages was what first attracted us to the venue but it was the beautiful barn and what the team provided that made us choose the ferry house inn. We had the most amazing wedding and can’t thank all the team enough for the effort and organisation of our day.

Fireworks were absolutely unbelievable
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By Bobbie & James, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jun 2019

Myself and James would just like to say thank you so much for everything during our planning down to everything you did for us on the day. We could not have been happier with our whole day, the set up was perfect, food was amazing, fireworks were absolutely unbelievable and Ian the DJ put on such a great party for us, we couldn’t fault anything and we are so grateful to you all for helping to make that happen.

Service was amazing from start to finish.
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By Jennifer, on 04 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

Service was amazing from start to finish. Not matter what the query Emily and the team dealt with it straight away. We could not have asked for more. We had a comfortable feeling soon as we walked through the door for our initial visit. Fell in love with the venue from the first moment.

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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