The Oak Barn

(15 reviews) 15 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

Heritage, charator and rural beauty all combine in perfect harmony at The Oak Barn.  Nestled in an idyllic valley in the heart of Kent's High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, every detail of this exclusive Grade II listed vneue has been designed to make the perfect setting for your special day. 

When it comes to your wedding, it's not just about finding a venue, it's about discovering somewhere to create memories that will stay with you forever. Frame Farm has a series of stunning buildings dating from 1607 and include two reception barns, The Oak Barn and The Byre, as well as five Weaver's Cottages for you and your guests.

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
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
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 (15)

Stunning venue which ticked all the boxes
Venue Service

By Danielle Mitchell & Matt Gosling, on 22 May 2020Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2019

Stunning venue which ticked all the boxes for our December Winter Wedding. Deana and Tim were brilliant from start to finish. The natural beauty of the barn meant there was little additional decoration needed and having the use of The Byre as well as The Oak Barn allowed for rooms to be turned around at no inconvenience. The self-catering cottages are of a high standard and were brilliant for our older guests to retreat to later in the night. We had a fantastic wedding day at the Oak Barn, are forever grateful for all of their help to make this possible and we highly recommend for future brides & grooms!

It will forever hold a dear place in our heart.
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By Catherine Bee & Robert Sibley, on 22 May 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2019

Most fun we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality, your kind words, brilliant communication, your help and stunning venue. It will forever hold a dear place in our heart.

Beautiful Oak Barn
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By Alexandra Hirst & Tom Newell, on 30 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

We cannot put into words how thankful we are to have gotten married at your . From start to finish, working with you both was an absolute pleasure and nothing was ever too much or too complicated to organise. The barn is a really special venue, from the small details right up to the overall design, everything has been meticulously thought about, which makes the memory even more special. You both made our day so memorable and were on hand throughout the whole process (right up until the last guest was in the taxi!) to help with queries and questions. Not only the Barn, but also the cottages were a great base for our guests and we had so many compliments about the comfort of each room. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much. We loved every part of it.

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.

It has The WOW factor but in a natural way
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By Lesley and Chris Chubb, on 26 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

Chris and I would like to say a big Thank you for making Chloe and Nick's day so special. The venue is of course magical and how wonderful to see the vision you shared with us last year come to life. We feel it really does have 'The WOW' factor but in a relaxed, natural way which was perfect for us. All of our guests commented on what a wonderful venue and in the last few years there have been many weddings all different so it was great for Chloe to have something unique and different to her friends. It was everything we wanted as we wanted our guests to feel relaxed and have fun!

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
Venue Service

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!
Venue Service

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.

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