The Oak Barn

(11 reviews) 11 5
Frame Farm Iden Green Road Benenden Kent TN17 4EZ
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About The Oak Barn

Frame Farm, Iden Green Road, Benenden
Kent, TN17 4EZ

Elegance and rural charm within Kent's High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Begin your “happily ever after” in your own bespoke style at The Oak Barn - be it a lavish banquet or relaxed rustic wedding, our exclusive use farm, featuring two spectacularly restored barns and a weaving house, is the perfect venue for Your Wedding.

The awe-inspiring Oak Barn has a magnificent high vaulted roof, glass frontage overlooking the courtyard, hidden state of the art technology, underfloor heating and a cosy wood burning stove; every modern convenience in a breathtaking old threshing barn yet with an intimate feel. 


With classic elegance and tranquil views, The Byre offers a graceful space perfectly suited for ceremonies or more intimate receptions, or it can be transformed into an entertainment room for the children. The romantic terrace, waterfall and lily pond are a wildlife haven and perfect for a celebratory toast or photographs.

And at the end of your wonderful day, curl up and enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbles with your spouse in our sumptuous Wedding Cottage. With views across the surrounding sheep pasture you will love the magic of this romantic rural setting whatever the season. Combined with a warm welcome and personal service we are confident that your wedding will exceed all expectations.

• Exclusive use farm featuring 2 stunning barns and 5 luxurious cottages set within 25 acres of sheep fields. • Both The Oak Barn and The Byre are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. • Located in a picturesque and peaceful valley. • We can seat 135 for dinner and 200 for an evening reception • The romantic terrace, waterfall and lily pond are a wildlife haven and perfect for a celebratory toast or photographs • With an air-conditioning system, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove it is the perfect venue whatever the weather

Facilities at The Oak Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private 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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Oak Barn Reviews (11)

The Oak Barn is just the cherry on top
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By Charlotte Settle, on 09 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

We got married here in September 2019 and honestly had the best experience. Incredible venue, wonderful owners and truly amazing recommendations on suppliers. Beautiful grounds, stunning accommodation and the Oak Barn is just the cherry on top. Could not more highly recommend this for your special day.

The overall setting is idyllic
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By Richard Gregg & Mark Andrew, on 11 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2019

We had our wedding at Frame Farm in July this year. The venue has been converted with amazing attention to detail and the overall setting is idyllic. Both the inside and outdoor areas provided such great spaces for all aspects our day. The Byre gave us an intimate feel to the ceremony and accommodated our 100+ guests comfortably. The terrace was great for post ceremony drinks and was a secondary space for guests after our meal in the main barn. The courtyard enabled our guests to choose to relax outside or spend time on the dance floor. Tim and Deana were very helpful and attentive through our whole planning process and supported all our suppliers on the day. The accommodation for guests on site is stunning and helped make the whole weekend just perfect. I would have no hesitation recommending the venue and really encourage couples to opt to have the farm for the whole weekend, it made the day so less stressful and rushed.

Tim & Deana Maw, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:48:12

It was a great pleasure hosting your wedding here Richard. You and Mark were so creative in designing a very unique day here at The Oak Barn and we loved the 'Projection Cake' which summed up your lives together so beautifully. We are delighted it was the perfect start to your marriage and we wish you every happiness.

Wedding venue of our dreams
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By Nicola Hollingworth & Chris Gibson, on 11 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

Wow! This place was amazing! Wedding venue of our dreams. Deana and Tim were great. Our guests were raving about it. And we love your dog!

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:48:59

We are so pleased the weekend was everything you hoped it would be - it was a joy to have you here not just for your big day but also for the various visits during the planning stages. We (dog included!) wish you every happiness for the future and hope to see you here again soon.

Our Beautiful Barn Wedding
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By Melanie Wilkins & James New, on 11 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

We absolutely loved having our wedding at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm in early June 2019. Deana and Tim helped make our wedding such a special occasion, they were incredibly accommodating with all of our enquires, super friendly and easy to contact throughout our wedding planning process. We have received so many compliments from friends and family in relation to the Barn, many of whom were so incredibly amazed by how such a characterful venue could retain such charm and authenticity while having been modernised to such an incredibly high standard.

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:51:05

Well that is a lovely review and makes all the hard work over the past few years feel so rewarded. We are so pleased the renovation has become everything we hoped for and it is such a joy to see the barn in use for these special days - James and Mel, it was a delight to have you here at the farm throughout the planning and on the big day itself. Your wedding day had a magical vibe about it and we are so pleased it was 'the best day ever'. See you here soon!

The location is incredibly idyllic
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By Robert Hardman & Katy Lewis, on 03 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

We had our wedding at Frame Farm, on the 26/05/19. The location is incredibly idyllic, set in the beautiful Kent countyside, all of our guests were blown away with how amazing the venue was. Tim and Deana allowed us to visit the venue with our friends, family, caterers, photographer etc on numerous occasions, which made the preparation so much easier and they were on hand to assist or answer any questions when needed, over the entire period. We would recommend this venue to anyone, it's a perfect setting for such a special day and run by a lovely couple."

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:53:27

This was a very special day for us too - Robert and Katy, you were the first couple to view the barns early in the restoration. It was great to have our first truly local wedding; a bride from the village and so many talented suppliers from within a few miles of the farm to create your magical day. It was a real pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you soon in the village.

The venue was so beautiful!
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By Charlotte Smith & Guy Diprose, on 03 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

We cannot thank you enough for helping us make our day so special! You have been accommodating, helpful and you were wonderful when Caterergate struck! The venue was so beautiful and the day was such a happy one but it was the quality of our communication that helped make everything go so smoothly and (relatively) stress free

It was exactly what we were looking for
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By Jennifer Bailey & Matthew Sussman, on 03 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for allowing us to host our wedding at the beautiful Oak Barn. As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. You have done an incredible job and I'm sure it will see the start of many happy marriages.

helped us to achieve the cosy, boho chic vibe
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By Chelsea Reay, on 27 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

A massive THANK YOU. The venue looked incredible and many guests commented on how gorgeous the barn was. It helped us achieve the cosy, boho chic vibe we wanted. We barely had to decorate as the architecture of the barn is so beautiful that it created the perfect ambience. The space is very flexible, enabling us to get the intimate atmosphere we really wanted for our wedding ceremony. Having two spaces was perfect - we could have a band and not worry about sound checks, your set-up was ideal for our needs. Although the weather was fairly grey, the countryside views from The Byre were gorgeous and we loved being able to get some photographs on the pontoon by the pond. We loved the bridal cottage - the lovely little finishing touches like soft towels, nice shampoo and conditioner in the showers, a really comfy bed and well equipped kitchen made it feel like a luxury experience. We loved staying on site with our closest friends and family, and the fact it’s gated was perfect for our daughter to toddle around and go and see the field of sheep whenever she wanted! Thank you so much to both of you as well for being so wonderful to work with. From the outset you’ve been incredibly efficient and informative, super accommodating and generally lovely and friendly - we didn’t have this experience with some of the venues we looked at before choosing The Oak Barn, it really makes a difference! Thanks also for being on hand during the day to deal with any little things that cropped up. No event will ever run 100% smoothly and it’s often how these little niggles are dealt with that make or break the day, and you certainly ensured our day was made.

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:50:20

We would love to have you all back for your first anniversary party! Your wedding day was fabulous and we are so pleased it was everything you hoped for. Thank you for having faith in us and booking the barns when they were still derelict and so fragile. How wonderful to have them restored to their former glory and back in use! Best wishes for the future.

Memories were created that will last us a lifetime
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By Emma Stanton & Andy Cummins, on 21 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2019

We got married at The Oak Barn - Frame Farm in Feb 2019. It was such an amazing day where memories were created that will last us a lifetime. The venue is peaceful and calming nestled in the Kent countryside. It manages to balance modern and rustic perfectly, creating an intimate and private atmosphere with multiple spaces that can be used in a variety of ways for entertaining guests. it was exactly what we wanted, I just wish I could do it all again.

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:52:35

Emma and Andy, it was wonderful to host you here at the farm on such a beautiful February day - Who would have thought you would be outside in glorious sun! We are so pleased the venue was everything you hoped it would be. Our very best wishes for the future.

It looked magical when filled with love ones
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By Kate Hamp, on 05 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

What a wedding venue! We were lucky enough to be the first wedding at The Oak Barn in February 2019 and honestly cannot recommend it enough. The venue is absolutely stunning, we looked at many barns in the area and The Oak Barn is totally unique venue for any season. It’s one of the only barns to be able to host a winter wedding....there is a beautiful log burner and heated flooring. It is so beautiful even when empty, so looked magical when filled with love ones and simple decor. The lighting in the barn is really special and as it got dark it became even more romantic. The barn was the perfect size for us to have real atmosphere at our wedding...the dance floor was never empty. The bridal cottage and other cottages on site are beautifully furnished and it was so lovely to get ready on site with our friends and family. The Byre (smaller separate barn) allowed us to host our drinks reception against a stunning backdrop of the valley. The venue speaks for itself but the owners Tim & Deana have made an incredible effort to make this a really special (and high spec) venue and have absolutely nailed it. They were a pleasure to work with when planning our wedding and were completely invested in making our wedding exactly what we wanted. They worked brilliantly with our suppliers and gave us lots of local recommendations. It was so lovely to have them be part of our day and I truly wish them every success for the future. I will look forward to looking at pictures of many more weddings at The Oak Barn in the future and have no doubt it will become one of the most sought after venues in the area.

Tim & Deana, owners at The Oak Barn responded to this review on 09/10/2019 13:49:32

Kate and Michael, it was a great pleasure to have you marry here and celebrate in such style for our first wedding. A memorable day for so many reasons including the snow which added to the magic. It was a truly wonderful day and we wish you every happiness for the future.

A romantic vision of what a country can be
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By Peter Horne, on 22 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

Yesterday we were guests at Kate’s and Mike’s wedding. Your facility is a romantic vision of what a country can be. Great organisation of the property, good parking, several options of ancillary rooms, and brilliant views. This was a winter event so the outdoor space was just a view of sunlit snow dusted fields, come spring it will be even more amazing when the terraces can be used as well.

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