The Old Kent Barn

Smersole Farm, Swingfield Minnis (Kent) CT15 7HF Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £5000
Number of guests 20 to 250
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About The Old Kent Barn

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

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Welcome to The Old Kent Barn
The Water Garden
The Water Garden
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Blue skies and barn views.
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Garden Ceremonies
Garden Ceremonies
The Gazebo
The Gazebo
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Guest Numbers
Winter Weddings
Winter Weddings
Landscaped Gardens
Landscaped Gardens
Wedding Styling
Wedding Styling
The Dressing Room
The Dressing Room
The Dressing Room
The Dressing Room
Magnolia Room (Second On-Site Dressing Room)
Magnolia Room (Second On-Site Dressing Room)
Morning Preparations
Morning Preparations
Coordinators for both partners
Coordinators for both partners
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TOKB TAXI
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The Old Kent Barn 63
Glass Canopies
Glass Canopies
Wisteria Covered Aisle
Wisteria Covered Aisle
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Outdoor Ceremonies
Barn Ceremony
Barn Ceremony
Indoor Ceremonies
Indoor Ceremonies
Fairy Lit Gardens
Fairy Lit Gardens
Confetti Moments
Confetti Moments
Seasonal Backdrops
Seasonal Backdrops
Canapés
Canapés
Starter
Starter
Seasonal Menus
Seasonal Menus
Dessert
Dessert
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Service
The Bar
The Bar
The Dance Floor
The Dance Floor
The Barn by Night
The Barn by Night
The Orchard - Summer
The Orchard - Summer
The Orchard- Winter
The Orchard- Winter
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The Pergola - Spring
The Pergola - Summer
The Pergola - Summer
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The Wisteria - Winter
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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Melissa and Stuart · 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

    Sent on 19/03/2020
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    Rebecca and John · 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

    Sent on 14/03/2020

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The Old Kent Barn FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Asian Wedding
    Historic
    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
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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