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Last update: February 2024

The Ferry House is an enchanting wedding venue dating back to the 16th century located in Sheerness, Kent. Tucked away in an idyllic spot overlooking the Thames Estuary, this establishment provides a secluded setting filled with natural beauty. Though just an hour away from London, the venue offers all the charms of the countryside, such as rolling farmland and landscaped gardens. Here, you and your partner can host a heartfelt celebration that marks the next chapter of your happily ever after together.

Facilities and Capacity

The Ferry House offers several settings where milestone celebrations can be held. Their 'readying rooms', The Powder Room and brand new Garden Lodge are lovely spaces for you and your wedding party to relax as your glam team get you aisle ready. The venue's beautiful Oak Barn is available for ceremonies with up to 180 guests. Offering a rustic, whimsical ambience, the interior features a high-gabled roof and statement beams embellished with twinkling fairy lights. Couples can also exchange vows in the open air at the Oak Gazebo, also available for up to 180 guests, which provides the perfect vantage point for views across the estuary. After, elegant receptions with 70 loved ones can be held in the Oak Barn or, for larger parties, 180 guests in the glittering Event Suite. Then dance the night away with up to 250 guests in our event suite with starlight ceilings and DJ included. To end the day in style and comfort, those celebrating can benefit from the 11 onsite guestrooms. A separate wedding suite complete with a super-king sleigh bed, a spa bath, a lounge area, and views across the property is also available. The following day, an award-winning breakfast will be served. Just five minutes away from the venue is the Mocketts Farm Cottages complex which can comfortably accommodate up to an additional 61 guests.

NEW for 2026 weddings! The Ferry House has announced plans to build a beautiful new wedding barn in time for spring 2026. Under the plans, The Ferry House will remain open for weddings until 30th September 2025, after which their diary will close for weddings until Sunday 12th April 2026. They are currently in the design phase of the development and are excited to be able to share plans by 10th January 2025, at the latest. Couples can secure their 2026 date now free of charge, paying a booking fee only once drawings for the new Barn have been confirmed. For more information, please get in touch with their weddings team.

Services Offered

When booking The Ferry House, couples will have access to numerous services and amenities to ensure that their unique vision is realised. The dedicated in-house team of wedding coordinators will be available to offer support each step of the way. To-be-weds can choose from several celebration packages which can be customised with add-ons. The venue also provides a number of tantalising dining options to be enjoyed during special celebrations. The culinary team's extensive menus showcase high-quality local produce, such as lamb and beef from a family-owned farm and fresh produce cultivated in the large kitchen garden.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Kirsty
Kirsty B. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream come true!

The dream venue - the team at the ferry house couldn’t have made our day more perfect. The service on the day, the help throughout the entire wedding process, the flexibility of the entire staff to accommodate my bridezilla requests - cannot fault them in any way. I want to do it all over again and would always choose the ferry house!
Rachel
Rachel N. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything and more!

This venue was honestly a picture postcard dream come true and the staff that work their absolutely match this with their level of service. From initial meetings through to our big day the event teams efficiency, attention to detail and just all round attentiveness to us was more than we could have hoped for. On the day everything was beyond smooth and the food was exceptional. I'm still now (nearly 3 months on) having people comment on the quality of their meals!
If I could do it all over again I would still choose The Ferry House.
Forever grateful!
Rebecca
Rebecca S. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Panting Wedding 09.08.23

To the incredible staff of The Ferry House,

Where do we even begin to express our heartfelt gratitude? From the very moment James and I set foot in The Ferry House, we were met with warm smiles and a sense of belonging that instantly captured our hearts. It was clear to us that this was the venue where our dreams would come to life.

Throughout the entire planning process, your team made everything seamless. At every step of the journey, we had someone by our side to help, guide, and support us. Your kindness, care, and exceptional dedication were evident in every interaction we had. You all went above and beyond, ensuring that we felt supported and at ease on our big day.

Words cannot adequately convey the depth of our gratitude for providing us with the most incredible wedding day. Our expectations were not only met but exceeded in every possible way. The flawless execution, the breathtaking grounds, and the exceptional food left us in awe.

More than just a venue, The Ferry House became a warm and welcoming home for our families and friends. Your staff’s outstanding hospitality and the homely atmosphere captured the hearts of everyone present.

The beauty of the grounds was matched only by the incredible dedication of your staff. Each and every one of them is outstanding, going above and beyond to ensure that every detail was perfect. We truly couldn’t have asked for more.

Choosing The Ferry House as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we made. From day one, you made us feel special, and that feeling continued every minute of our wedding day. We are simply blown away by everything you did for us, and our hearts are filled with love and appreciation.

You made us the happiest couple in the world, and our wedding day was beyond special and unforgettable. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for hosting the wedding of the year and for creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With all our love and gratitude,
The Pantings
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Lorin C. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Amazing Day

Our wedding here was superb. The staff, the venue, the setting, the views, the food, the drinks! Everything was perfect, and all of our guests were amazed at what a real gem this place is. Many of our guests have said they will return to sample a meal or overnight weekend break here. You won't be disappointed if you choose this venue!
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Elaine B. Sent on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Venue

From start to finish - with covid in between - The Ferry House have been amazing.
Venue and location stunned all our guests
Food and drinks were the best at any event we’ve attended. Delicious plentiful and presentation superbly executed.
Hotel and cottages can not be faulted.
Our wedding planner Jess was flexible approachable and professional.
We felt we were special and important to them - not just another couple getting married.
All the staff are friendly and helpful.
The planning process and the technology works and prompt replies are so important. Totally stress free and fun.
If you want to wake up the day after your wedding wishing for “Groundhog Day” book it at this venue.
Jennifer
Jennifer S. Sent on 01/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We love working with these guys...

We love working with The Ferry House. They are consummate professionals whilst remaining personable and friendly... And as for the location! Wow. So beautiful and such an amazing surprise at the end of a long country lane. The food is stunning too (we had to test it for ourselves, of course!) It's always a pleasure delivering and setting up.
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Hannah W. Sent on 14/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Everyone at the Ferry House was amazing on our special day! It was a perfect day in a beautiful venue. The food was fantastic and all our guests had a great time, the team were always quick to adapt and make sure it went without a hitch!
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Megan D. Sent on 20/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue

The venue was absolutely perfect and our fay was made so special by the incredible staff. We really appreciated everything they did to make the day run smoothly. The food was incredible too, definitely got 5 stars from everyone!
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Laura H. Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have asked for a better weddig venue!

The venue is absolutely stunning and the staff couldn't be more helpful! The food is amazing, the accommodation really lovely and everything is so well thought out.

If you like an organised event then the Ferry House is for you. Everything had been thought of, from the decor drop being arranged a week before the wedding, to the powder room to get ready in and making sure we had our wedding corrdinators phone number on the day. The whole day ran smoothly and all the staff were attentive whilst giving us and all our guests privacy.

The staff were more than happy to set up and pack away our decor. The venue even had some free decor you could use on the day, something that is so rare in the wedding industry! Everything extra normally comes with a price tag.

We had a small intimate wedding and it was the ideal venue for it. Most of our guests stayed over and we all had breakfast the next morning together, which was a lovely way to end the wedding.

I am so impressed with the whole set up for weddings at the venue and was surprised it fit well within our budget.

We are both still buzzing from the wedding and a large part of that is down to the Ferry House team. We were so well looked after, including my 9 month old nephew, and we will definitely be back for our anniversaries!
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Emma C. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A day we will never forget

28/09/2023 is a day we will never forget.
The team at the Ferry House were amazing from the start, they responded quickly to any questions and were always willing to help.
We used all accommodation including the cottages for 2 nights and our guests said it was an amazing stay & lovely to be all together.
Everything ran like clockwork and we honestly can’t thank the team at the FH enough. The venue is stunning and our day was everything we could have dreamed of, there isn’t a thing we would change. I just wish we could do it all again!!
We got so many compliments on the food, styling and venue and that everyone had an amazing time, we couldn’t have asked for more.
Thank you!!
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Natalie S. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My wonderful wedding

We got married at the Ferry House in January 23. From the first visit through to our first dance, it was a truly wonderful experience. The friendliness and helpfulness of the wedding coordinator was wonderful, the food and drinks out of this world, accommodation spectacular and the location beyond words.

We wanted a winter barn wedding, with sparklers and twinkly lights and this is exactly what we got.

I cannot praise this venue and the staff highly enough. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special for us and all our guests.

Natalie and Ian
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Amy C. Sent on 09/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day of our lives

From the moment we arrived to view the venue we knew it was special, in its own little world down on the estuary The Ferry House is a unique and beautiful venue our friends and family still cant stop talking about. The wedding planning team are wonderful, so quick to respond and encourage you to tailor the day to you and your style. They have a list of trusted suppliers for any and every wedding requirement you have. We had the best wedding and i wish we could go back and do it all again. You have a choice of ceremony locations, Wedding breakfast locations and menu, we got married outside in the Gazebo and our photos look incredible with the water behind us. Our wedding breakfast was in the events suite and we where able to decorate the beautiful and light room to the style we wanted with hanging flowers, centre pieces and chair covers. The barn was used in the evening for all our extras such as sweet tables etc and it was the most magical place to have a wedding.
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Sarah D. Sent on 08/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical!

Alan & I was recently married on the 4th December. We can't thank you enough. An amazing team, the day ran smoothly, thanks to Jess and the team. Absolutely magical.
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Nat Sent on 14/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue - Great Day!

We recently got married at Ferry House Inn and couldn't have been happier with our venue choice. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating with planning (& re-arranging due to covid) the wedding - and as the venue package covers food, DJ etc the process was kept nice and simple, with us only adding the extras that we wanted. The location is beautiful, and the venue itself is lovely - we had many compliments from guests & a great day!
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Alexandra A. Sent on 07/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding August 2021

We had the most beautiful day at the Ferry House Inn. We got married at a local church and had our wedding breakfast and evening reception at the Ferry House. We booked in 2019 before the pandemic and all the way through we were kept informed of changes and our minds were always put at rest. It turned out we had a restriction free wedding which was amazing. The food was divine ( we had so many complements) and the venue itself provides amazing photo opportunities. Many of our guests described it as a hidden gem.
All staff were so helpful right from booking to the day itself.
We can’t thank the Ferry House enough.
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The Ferry House Real Weddings

Vikki & Michael
37 photos · 29/08/2023
Christina & Jonathon
51 photos · 23/10/2022
Candida & Khalid
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Francesca & Dilan
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Fran & Dillon
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Events

20 Apr
Open Door

Join them for a wonderful Spring wedding showcase. Idyllic and Co will be styling a Barn ceremony and Event Suite wedding breakfast. Come along, have a chat about your wedding day and pick up a brochure. Bookings are available from 11 am - 3 pm.

Date: From 20/04/2024 to 20/04/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Harty Ferry Road, Leysdown-on-sea, Sheerness, Kent
25 Apr
Open Door

Join them for their first ever evening showcase. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see The Ferry House at dusk, with the festoon lights glowing, the fire pit burning and the sun setting over the fields. You can simply come along, have a chat about your wedding day and pick up a brochure. Viewings are available between 5 pm - 8 pm.

They look forward to seeing you there.

Date: From 25/04/2024 to 25/04/2024 Schedule 17:00 - 20:00
Place: Harty Ferry Road, Leysdown-on-sea, Sheerness, Kent

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Harty Ferry Road, Leysdown-on-sea ME12 4BQ Sheerness (Kent)
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