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The Old Kent Barn

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Starting at £5,000
20 to 250 Guests

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Starting at £5,000
20 to 250 Guests

The Old Kent Barn is a multi-award winning venue (including 2 National accolades) situated in the glorious Kent countryside. Family owned and run since 2005, The Old Kent Barn offers exclusive use for you and your guests along with calm, precise and supportive management of your day.

There are 2 barns on site; a purpose-built open plan oak framed barn for indoor weddings and receptions for up to 150 guests and the original 'Old' barn for accommodation, built over 225 years ago.

The barns are set in manicured landscaped grounds and surrounded by picturesque Kent countryside making it the perfect backdrop. The 2 ½ acre gardens, with formal parterres, are planted with romantic roses, sweeping curved hedges and an informal lake garden with a lit fountain all set against a backdrop of mature trees. Dedicated gardeners are here on a daily basis.

The paved seating area for outdoor ceremonies has a rose and wisteria covered aisle along with glass canopies to accomodate up to 150 guests. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas have a high quality sound system so all your guests can hear the ceremony and music clearly.

Mouth-watering and memorable dishes from our in-house kitchen along with our renowned attention to detail from our expert team.

Atmospheric up-lights and fairy lights have been placed throughout the grounds, for you and your guests to enjoy the surroundings in the evening.

We pride ourselves on the quality and warmth of the service we offer, and we personally work tirelessly with our staff to ensure your wedding is perfect in every way for you, your family and your guests.

The Wedding Industry Awards South East Countryside Venue of the Year 2020

Kent Wedding Awards Event Team of the Year 2020

British Wedding Awards Barn Wedding Venue 2019

3-time winners Kent Wedding Awards - Winner of Wedding Venue of The Year

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Melissa Married on 14/03/2020
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    Cannot thank you enough

    We cannot thank you enough for all your help and support. Our day was amazing in large part because of the Old Kent Barn staff. Lauren was a fab coordinator (and taxi buddy)

    Thank you so much

    Mr and Mrs Evans
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    Rebecca Married on 22/02/2020
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    Could not have wished for a better venue or team

    Thank you to everyone at the Old Kent Barn! You made our day so special! We couldn’t of wished for a better venue or team.

    Thank you again.

    Mr and Mrs Oliver 22.02.2020
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    Charlotte Married on 15/02/2020
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    Everything I dreamt of and more

    The staff at OKB have been amazing – the girls especially Ashleigh made our day run so smoothly. I cannot thank you all enough! My day was everything I dreamt of and more.

    Thank you so, so much.

    The New Mr and Mrs Harris x
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    Emma Married on 14/02/2020
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    Food was out of this world

    Thank you so much to everyone at the OKB. Had the most wonderful day, thank you for all of your help to make our day so amazing. Food was out of this world, couldn’t have asked for a better day.

    Love Emma and James xx
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    Lucy Married on 24/03/2019
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    Nothing was too much

    We got married at the barn on Sunday. We were absolutely blown away with how stunning the venue was and how amazing the staff were from start to finish. Nothing was too much and they guide you through the whole day. We have had endless comments from our guests. I can now see why the barn and staff win so many awards. It truly is amazing!! Thank you for making our day more than we could have dreamed of. Joe and Lucy x
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    Kirsty Married on 28/12/2018
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    The barn went above and beyond

    My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of getting married at this stunning venue last Friday. The barn went above and beyond in every aspect of the day. Team Bride coordinator Helen was fantastic and the whole bridal party just loved her so much - she put us all completely at ease! Joe was also great for Team Groom! Our guests had the BEST time. The food was stunning. There is genuinely nothing we would change about our day and this is largely due to The Barn and it’s staff. Thank you so much! Mr and Mrs Collins
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    Alex Married on 07/12/2018
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    The day could not have been more perfect

    We had our wedding here on the 7th of December and the day couldn’t of been more perfect. Thanks to TOKB.
    Everything from booking the venue to Joshua on team groom ironing our shirts on the day was amazing.
    Chessie looked after our wedding and was incredible, she made us aware of everything that was going on throughout the day. Making sure that everything ran smoothly for us.
    Brandon was amazing and couldn’t do enough to help us and our guests.
    The only disappointing thing is that now our wedding is done.
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    Ella Married on 06/10/2018
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    We had our wedding at The Old Kent Barn on Saturda

    We had our wedding at The Old Kent Barn on Saturday and it was everything I wanted it to be! Kylie was amazing! She ensured the whole day from getting ready to the evening was so stress free and we enjoyed every minute of it. They really thought of everything and nothing was too much trouble. This was the only place I ever wanted to get married and I’m so happy we did. I was so worried due to the weather that we wouldn’t be able to get married outside but we did it! My two nieces were flower girls and were so nervous and Kylie sat with them and coached them and after 5 minuted with her they were so excited to pave the aisle with flowers for us. Thankyou so much, The new Mr and Mrs Carey xxx
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    Lousie Married on 23/08/2018
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    you were all amazing and went above and beyond

    we dont even know where to start! just a big thank you to everyone involved you were all amazing and went above and beyond!! thank you to kylie you are honestly amazing at your job, you were there everystep of the way giuiding us and making sure it was perfect! the venue looked amazing and everyone couldnt say enough about how good the food was so thank you to the chefs! nothing was too much! due to the weather our ceremony had to be moved inside but within 10 mins it was all set up and looked absolutley beautiful! me martin and all our guests had the best time! so thank you!!! xx
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    Marysia Married on 20/08/2018
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    The Old Kent Barn was the first venue we saw and n

    The Old Kent Barn was the first venue we saw and nothing compared for us! It was everything we had had hoped and more. We had the perfect wedding day and everything worked like clockwork with minimal input from us on the day. All of our guests said how lovely our wedding was. The staff are all extremely friendly and want nothing more than for you to have the perfect day!
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    Aimee Married on 17/08/2018
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    We fell in love straight away

    Me and my husband Paul looked around a few venues at first then we came to The Old Kent Barn well what can I say it is an amazing venue and we fell in love straight away and booked for us to have our wedding there. We got married on Friday 17th August 2018 from start to finish was fantastic, I have to say the staff are amazing and nothing is to much to ask. I have to say a big thank you to Chessie you are amazing at your job you made me feel so at ease and we’re happy to help my 2 little girls get in there dresses and help with mine. And also a huge thank you to Joe you are also amazing at your job you are all so professional I was feeling a little on edge when you guys said you was finishing now and then you introduced Brandon (I hope that’s right) he was an absolute star helping us in the evening he helped get my 2 girls there pjs so I would just like to say a big thank you to you all. And if anyone is looking for a fantastic venue you definitely have to look at The Old Kent Barn
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    Aimee Married on 17/08/2018
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    it is an amazing venue and we fell in love straigh

    Me and my husband Paul looked around a few venues at first then we came to The Old Kent Barn well what can I say it is an amazing venue and we fell in love straight away and booked for us to have our wedding there. We got married on Friday 17th August 2018 from start to finish was fantastic, I have to say the staff are amazing and nothing is to much to ask. I have to say a big thank you to Chessie you are amazing at your job you made me feel so at ease and we’re happy to help my 2 little girls get in there dresses and help with mine. And also a huge thank you to Joe you are also amazing at your job you are all so professional I was feeling a little on edge when you guys said you was finishing now and then you introduced Brandon (I hope that’s right) he was an absolute star helping us in the evening he helped get my 2 girls there pjs so I would just like to say a big thank you to you all. And if anyone is looking for a fantastic venue you definitely have to look at The Old Kent Barn
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    Aaron Married on 03/08/2018
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    Our day went perfectly, we could not have asked fo

    We got married here on 03.08.18, the venue is stunning. From this first time you walk into the grounds and barns it takes your breath away, so much care goes into everything they do here. Everything about TOKB is beautiful. All the staff are amazing, so nice and helpful, they do everything they can to make the day run smoothly and help you at every chance they can. Our day went perfectly, we could not have asked for more. The food was amazing all our quests were so complementary of the food and the venue, they are so good with dietary requirements, provided us with alternative choices. Organisation is crucial with a wedding and they are so good here that it took a lot of the stress away from planning. Could not have asked for anything else, the day was perfect! Massive thank you to all at TOKB, would very highly recommend. Much love Mr & Mrs Harlow xx
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    Becky Married on 19/07/2018
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    the team at The Old Kent Barn are amazing

    I loved every minute of our wedding and the team at The Old Kent Barn are amazing. They are so organised it is impossible to be late and they really do go the extra mile to make your day special. Literally the expert in weddings! Kylie was our wedding coordinator for the day and she was spot on with everything from entertaining the pageboys before walking down the isle with talks of paw patrol to calming my new husbands nerves. The diner service was outstanding and everyone commented on how lovely the food was. We had friends and family from abroad and they were stunned that there was such a venue like this in England. Thank you to TOKB Team I cannot recommend you enough!!

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