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Last update: November 2023
The Old Kent Barn is a wedding and event venue in Swingfield Minnis, a village in Kent, England. Situated in the glorious countryside, this historical setting has been family-owned and -operated since 2005. The onsite barns, lush gardens, and high-quality service will ensure that you and your guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Facilities and Capacity
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 two-and-a-half-acre gardens, which feature 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 and glass canopies to accommodate up to 150 guests. Atmospheric up-lights and fairy lights have been placed throughout the grounds for you and your guests to enjoy the surroundings in the evening. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas have a high-quality sound system so all your guests can hear the ceremony and music clearly.
The Old Kent Barn offers exclusive use for you and your guests along with calm, precise and supportive management of your day. The team prides itself on the quality and warmth of the service they offer. Mouth-watering and memorable dishes are available from the in-house kitchen, along with their culinary team's renowned attention to detail. They personally work tirelessly with their staff to ensure your wedding is perfect in every way for you, your family and your guests.
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The Old Kent Barn
Paul Read Photography
Scott Kendall Photography
Tom Jeavons Photography
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The most perfect venue there ever was
Amazing! Fantastic! Wonderful!
Cannot thank you enough
Thank you so much
Mr and Mrs Evans
Could not have wished for a better venue or team
Thank you again.
Mr and Mrs Oliver 22.02.2020
Everything I dreamt of and more
Thank you so, so much.
The New Mr and Mrs Harris x
Food was out of this world
Love Emma and James xx
It is just the most stunning venue
From the moment we walked into The Old Kent Barn to look around a year ago, we absolutely fell in love with it, and when we looked at other venues, none of them matched up. It is just the most stunning venue - we feel incredibly lucky to have had our wedding here.
But what makes it even more special is everyone who works there. You really are such a lovely group of people and it was a real pleasure to share our day with you.
We had the best day of our lives and we are so grateful for everything you have done for us.
Nothing was too much
The barn went above and beyond
The day could not have been more perfect
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.
We had our wedding at The Old Kent Barn on Saturda
you were all amazing and went above and beyond
The Old Kent Barn was the first venue we saw and n
We fell in love straight away
it is an amazing venue and we fell in love straigh
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