The Ferry House

Harty Ferry Road, Hartwell (Northamptonshire) ME12 4BQ Map · Telephone · Website
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About The Ferry House

The Ferry House is where your ‘happily ever after’ begins. You’ll find our beautiful 16th century venue tucked away in an idyllic ‘secret’ spot overlooking the Thames Estuary. Just an hour from London (with ample 4* accommodation), in the proverbial ‘Garden of England’, we sit pretty among beautiful rolling farmland, bird and nature reserves and our own lovingly landscaped wedding garden, with panoramic views across the water. 

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke wedding with everything on the wish list, or a perfect package with all you need for an extra-special occasion, you’ll be head over heels with our inhouse team of dedicated Wedding Coordinators. Friendly and ultra-organised, they take a personable and professional approach to planning and coordinating your big day, proving that actually, the course of true love does run smooth at The Ferry House.

Make the backdrop to your big day your own. Your ceremony can seat up to 200 guests; choose between our beautiful Oak Barn with high-gabled roof and statement beams decked with hanging hops and twinkling fairy lights, or our outdoor Oak Gazebo – the perfect vantage point for views across the estuary. Your reception is an equally elegant affair, with our Oak Barn seating up to 70, or our classic ‘white-wedding’ Event Suite seating up to 200 and 300 for the evening party.

Your dining options at The Ferry House are truly the icing on the wedding cake. Our extensive and varied menus are a showcase of quality local produce, with lamb and beef coming from our own family-farm, our free-range game birds home-reared on our local estate and fresh produce cultivated in our large kitchen garden. Whipped into mouthwatering culinary creations by our award-winning team of chefs, we have an AA Rosette to our name, as well as being two times winners of the ‘Taste of Kent Awards.'

To end the day in style and comfort we have eleven 4* guest rooms onsite, including our Bridal Suite with a super-king 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 five minutes’ walk from The Ferry House we also have the charming Mocketts Farm Cottages complex. These five 4* self-catering properties are available to book for 54+ guests – the perfect ‘next-stop’ for family and friends to stay, or to make a weekend of things!

Here at the Ferry House we have all you need to make your wedding everything you want it to be, from our luxurious ‘Powder Room’ to numerous add-ons… Our family-owned vintage tractor certainly makes a statement of your arrival in true country style, while dancefloor upgrades and our own fire-pit (complete with toasted marshmallows) make for an evening to remember! Perhaps most importantly, we understand that every wedding is as unique and individual as yourselves. That’s why you’re very welcome to decorate the venue as you please, with Exclusive Hire also available if you prefer to make The Ferry House ‘all yours’ on your biggest and most special of days…

  • Bespoke celebrations tailored to your personal taste
  • 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
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Confetti Shots
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Waterside photos
Waterside photos
Outdoor wedding ceremony with waterside views
Outdoor wedding ceremony with waterside views
Gazebo wedding ceremony
Gazebo wedding ceremony
Barn Wedding Breakfast
Barn Wedding Breakfast
The Event suite
The Event suite
The Gazebo
The Gazebo
Wedding breakfast in the barn
Wedding breakfast in the barn
Harty Church Ceremony
Harty Church Ceremony
Barn Ceremony
Barn Ceremony
Country Wedding
Country Wedding
Barn Wedding Ceremony
Barn Wedding Ceremony
Rose Arch in the Wedding Gardens
Rose Arch in the Wedding Gardens
The gazebo in the evening
The gazebo in the evening
Square top table in the barn
Square top table in the barn
Dog Friendly Wedding Venue
Dog Friendly Wedding Venue
The Ferry House Inn
The Ferry House Inn
Private Wedding Bar
Private Wedding Bar
The Secret Orchard
The Secret Orchard
The Ferry House
The Ferry House
Barn Views
Barn Views
First Dance
First Dance
Mocketts Farm Cottages
Mocketts Farm Cottages
Sunsets by the Estuary
Sunsets by the Estuary
Firepit with a waterside view!
Firepit with a waterside view!
On-site luxury country style rooms sleeping 22
On-site luxury country style rooms sleeping 22
The wedding gardens
The wedding gardens
Evening Receptions in our reception suite
Evening Receptions in our reception suite
Christmas weddings in the barn
Christmas weddings in the barn
Event Suite wedding breakfast
Event Suite wedding breakfast
Outdoor ceremony
Outdoor ceremony
Dog Friendly Wedding Venue
Dog Friendly Wedding Venue
Luxury accommodation sleeping 22
Luxury accommodation sleeping 22
Wedding Gardens
Wedding Gardens
The Secret Orchard
The Secret Orchard
Feature top table with a view
Feature top table with a view
Cosy Barn wedding ceremony
Cosy Barn wedding ceremony
The Event Suite
The Event Suite
Barn wedding ceremony
Barn wedding ceremony
The Powder Room
The Powder Room
Our Signature chocolate brownie wedding cake
Our Signature chocolate brownie wedding cake
Beautiful Barn wedding ceremony
Beautiful Barn wedding ceremony
First Dance
First Dance
Mocketts Farm Cottages
Mocketts Farm Cottages
The Powder Room
The Powder Room
Middle of nowhere bliss, just an hour from London
Middle of nowhere bliss, just an hour from London
Barn Wedding Breakfast
Barn Wedding Breakfast
Arrive from Mocketts Farm on our vintage tractor
Arrive from Mocketts Farm on our vintage tractor
We have the most amazing sunsets at Harty
We have the most amazing sunsets at Harty
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Waterside photos
Waterside photos

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Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Thomas Furnell · Married on 23/12/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect for a Winter wedding

    Everything was taken care of for us, it made planning and setting up the day easy. The service was amazing and all staff were attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much effort.

    The venue had everything we needed and looked beautiful, cosy and warm, perfect for a winter wedding..and the smell of the fire!

    Sent on 02/01/2020
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    Louise & Sean · Married on 12/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everyone was so friendly , helpful and accommodati

    Nothing was ever too much trouble for the FHI team , they went above and beyond, to make my ideas come to life
    They gave us added extras with the decor that we did not expect, which was amazing

    Everyone was so friendly , helpful and accommodating. The venue is stunning and speaks for itself.

    Sent on 22/12/2019
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    Karen & Steve · Married on 30/11/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    exactly how I imagined

    The whole team were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and took so much stress away. Supplier recommendations were spot on and really gave us the atmosphere and wedding day we hoped for.

    We booked here because of how friendly the team were, the style of the barn and that we could have the Christmas tree up for a festive venue!

    Thank you so much to the whole team, and particularly Steven, who was amazing on the Friday helping to sort out last minute accommodation and who looked after us so well - he really made a difference to easing the stress and panic I first had when I arrived on Friday and Emily for everything running so smoothly on the day and looking exactly how I imagined it to.

    Sent on 22/12/2019

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The Ferry House FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Sporting
    Small Hotel
    Pub or Restaurant
    Coastal Weddings
    Unusual Weddings
    Asian Wedding
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Church
    Barn
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    2020 Elopement Package

     Exclusive Elopement Package - up to 17 guests at The Ferry House Inn & Mocketts Farm Cottages

    - Ceremony for up to 17 guests at the Ferry House, in either the gazebo or barn
     - Two nights stay in our beautiful new Farmhouse at Mocketts Farm for 17 guests
     - Use of the Powder room to get ready and the grounds for couples photos
     - Either a grazing table or afternoon tea set up in the Farmhouse after your ceremony
     - Complimentary first anniversary meal

    £3765 for Monday - Thursday dates / £4265 for Friday - Sunday dates 
    (Only available for 2020)

    Bespoke elopement packages also available for 4-50 guests (depending on government guidance). Please contact us for more information.

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