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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

The Moat Barn & Tap Room is an award winning, historic wedding venue located in the quaint village of Wrotham, Kent. Our 15th century barn is perfect for couples who dream of a beautifully designed space, picturesque gardens, jaw dropping cuisine, thrist quenching beverages and a lively night of entertainment.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue is sure to inspire your photographer and guests alike, from its rustic barn-style interiors and flagstone to the original fireplace. The indoor reception space can accommodate 150 people for your wedding meal and is beautifully decorated with vintage furniture and warm lighting. During the summer months, you and your guests can enjoy the secret courtyard and beautifully landscaped gardens with our stylish unique huts for your first drink as a married couple. You will have exclusive access to the venue's barn, taproom and courtyard. From a romantic ceremony to a late-night reception, The Moat Barn & Tap Room welcomes you for each memorable wedding milestone. To complete your perfect day, we offer six beautifully designed king bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy adjacent to the venue. This includes a luxurious bridal suite for the bridal party on morning of your wedding to get ready and a place to rest your head on the first night of marital bliss. The following morning enjoy an in room continental breakfast provided by our talented chef team.

Services Offered

Couples can choose from our various wedding proposal packages, based on their guest numbers. Our packages include delectable in-house catering, a full-service bar, and one-on-one support from your event management staff. After saying 'I do,' treat your guests to a cocktail hour in our private courtyard or beer garden, enjoy half a bottle of carefully hand picked wines per person and lead a champagne toast. Our culinary director Laura boasts 'Best of British' cuisine, however her skills do not stop there, her and her team of chefs love to express their passion through various cuisines. Your dinner menu can be bespoke and catered to your taste. Whilst you are enjoying your Drinks Reception enjoy our selection of delectable canapes. Our Traditional Three Course Wedding Breakfast, complete with an option to add delicious fourth course of an artisanal cheese board, is the perfect way to enjoy the delights of dining in our 15th century barn. Our expert bartenders are busy serving up a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails in our beautifully designed Tap Room. The Moat Barn & Tap Room is known for its lively entertainment, are happy to recommend professionals nearby; the venue provides everything you need to enjoy the most memorable day of your lives!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Asian wedding
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Moat

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
99% recommend it
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Alice R. Sent on 30/01/2024
4.4 out of 5 rating

Authentic rustic wedding venue

We got married here in October 2023
This was a great venue, with a rustic barn and a large tap room. The service during the meal was excellent and we lots of positive comments from our guests about the high quality of the food.

Some minor points:
1. Tea and coffee were to be available in the evening however the bar staff were reluctant to offer this, we had to speak to the wedding coordinator to make this available.
2. The garden space with the pods, where we had some photos had dogs mess on the grass, this meant we had to warn guests. This was not acceptable.
3. The pods were also dirty inside, which was disappointing since the staff knew we were going to use this area for photos and games.

Despite the above we would still highly recommend this venue. We were able to view the venue multiple times. Rebecca was a great co-ordinator and very helpful throughout. We had a very special wedding day.
Kim C. Sent on 30/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience from start to finish

All the team at The Moat made our wedding day so memorable and Amanda & Rebecca such a calm approach and their organisation skills were second to none.

The day ran smoothly and all our guests have complimented us, even a few months on about the venue and food.
The barn, garden and bar suited our needs perfectly, and the team made the whole experience stress free.

Alice C. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Hardy

The Moat was everything we hoped it would be for our May'23 wedding and more! All the staff were so accommodating and The Moat's in house wedding planner, Rebecca, was so helpful and made our wedding stress free and so enjoyable. The venue is beautiful and so central to all of our guests with lots of options for accomodation nearby. Out of all of the venues we looked at, this venue and their range of wedding packages were the best value for money for our ceremony and reception. The food was delicious and all our guests said how brilliant it was! We cannot recommend The Moat as wedding venue enough! Thank you for making our day so special.
Terence B. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue

This venue was amazing. All our guests loved the whole experience and said what an amazing place the Moat is.
Myself and my wife thought our big day was perfect. All the staff and wedding planners made it so perfect and helped in every way possible. Even when we asked for a change in the menu it wasn’t a problem and the food was fantastic.
Kristina C. Sent on 23/03/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue and staff

We had a December wedding at the Moat and it was absolutely gorgeous. The venue is beautiful, inside and out. The waiters and bartenders were great all night long. Always ensuring we always had a drink and food was served to us first, such genuine lovely people. Our guests couldn't compliment the staff and the venue enough! The lead up to the day had some rocky patches in terms of communication between the 2 wedding co-ordinators. We dealt with becky most of the time, she was great with all the details and answering all of our questions but sometimes wires were crossed and the other co-ordinator contradicted what becky had arranged. It caused a little bit of unnecessary stress leading up to the day, thankfully the day ran smoothly and they did a great job on the day.
Kai O. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Special Day

My husband & I recently got married at The Moat after a short 5 months of planning! We found the venue and quickly fell in love. Rebecca made all of the quick planning so easy and supported us being in regular contact and helping with any questions! She is a lovely person and helped me with nerves and suggestions that I needed! On the day everything tan so smoothly and the team behind the bar , servers and everyone involved helped to make it so perfect! I would recommend this beautiful venue for anyone’s wedding , it was perfect and the package they offered was everything we wished for at a great value! Was the perfect day for us and everyone shared such lovely words about our venue and how we choose to plan our wedding. Thank you so much Team Moat & Rebecca!
Bethany F. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Wedding Venue

Highly recommend. Was professional from start to finish. Food was delicious, couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day!
Carrie B. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue and food

Our experience with The Moat and the people who work there has been perfect from the moment we enquired.
Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and all our guests loved the venue and the food.
Charley H. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect party wedding!

Our wedding was perfect for what we wanted. We loved The Moat’s offers of Twilight ceremonies and roaming food, instead of a full sit down meal. This meant we got straight to the party after the wedding. Everything ran so smoothly and we felt really taken care of by the team. The food and DJ were also fantastic 10/10.
Shannon C. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Donnelly June 23

The Moat is a beautiful venue, we knew that it was where we had to get married the moment we stepped through the door.
Rebecca was amazing she made sure that everything run smoothly & was perfect!
The food was delicious, many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. The chef was also accommodating to our requested evening grazing platter.
Our wedding day was everything we hoped for and more! We would highly recommend anyone looking for a wedding venue to go and have a look around, you won’t be disappointed.
Jay Sent on 04/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue, Perfect food, Perfect day.

We discovered this beautiful, charming venue when we booked for a family lunch and realised they host weddings. A few weeks later, we met with Rebecca, who is an amazing wedding coordinator; she gave us a tour, walkthrough and explained how the day could look. We booked The Moat as our wedding venue within a week, as we instantly fell in love with the place. The lead up to the big day was faultless and Rebecca and her team ensured that all requirements and special considerations were met. As for the day itself, the entire staff were outstanding. The food, the staff, the service, the venue all helped make it the perfect day. Rebecca went out of her way to meet the needs of all guests and nothing was too much. The overall package was very competitive and the sheer quality and service was matched by the passion that the staff had to ensure that the day went according to plan. As this was a winter wedding, The Moat barn and tap room were already beautifully decorated with Christmas trees and garlands. It was such a warm and cosy environment and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful the barn was to have both the ceremony and our wedding meal. Having exclusive use of both the 15th century barn, with its warm charm of wooden beams, fireplace, hops and fairy lights in contrast with the modern bar and tap room for drinks and evening reception provides a great space. The package also included a DJ for the evening, arranged by The Moat, which was one less thing for us to worry about. He made sure all our guests had fun in the evening. There is also plenty of hotel accommodation 5 minutes drive away, which was perfect for all our guests. Accommodation was also being built on site for 2024. We also hired the most amazing wedding singer to perform, who we met at one of The Moat’s wedding events. If you are looking for a venue then do try and visit one of their showcase open days as the range of suppliers they present will compliment a wedding at The Moat perfectly. We could write so much more, however, our words cannot convey the sheer happiness, thanks and appreciation that Rebecca, Miles and the rest of the staff did for us for what was one of the best days of our lives. Thank you!
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06 Oct
Open Door

Join them at their Venue Showcase Sunday!

If you are looking for a unique and charming wedding venue, with everything you need in one place, then don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take a look around The Moat Barn and Tap Room. The combination of their newly refurbished bar space alongside the 15th century listed barn means the setting is truly versatile, which you can choose to decorate as much, or as little, as you wish.

Grab a drink from the bar, savour a delicious canapé and allow their friendly event staff to show you around this remarkable venue. The cosy barn and candle-lit Tap Room will be dressed by their fabulous venue suppliers to get your creative juices flowing and help you envisage your wedding day with them.

Whilst you are visiting, don’t miss talking to the variety of local, leading suppliers who will work together with them to ensure your special day goes without a hitch. To finish, why not drop by the restaurant next door and enjoy a romantic and mouth-watering three course meal with your loved one. The perfect way to celebrate finding your wedding venue!

Date: From 06/10/2024 to 06/10/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 16:00
Place: London Road, Wrotham, Kent

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London Road TN15 7RR Wrotham (Kent)
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