The Ferry House

(133 reviews) 133 4.97
Harty Ferry Road Harty Kent ME12 4BQ
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About The Ferry House

Harty Ferry Road, Harty
Kent, ME12 4BQ

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

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
Asian Wedding
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 (133)

Perfect for a Winter wedding
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By Thomas Furnell, on 02 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2019

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!

Everyone was so friendly , helpful and accommodati
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By Louise & Sean, on 22 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Dec 2019

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.

exactly how I imagined
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By Karen & Steve, on 22 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2019

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.

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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.

We had the most amazing day
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By Nicola, on 22 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

Emily was there though out always replying to emails keeping up to date with us regularly and even on the day still leaving it up to us to pick If we still wanted to get married outside due to weather, she was amazing! We just want to thank the whole team all round we had the most amazing day a big thank you!

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.

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