The Old Kent Barn

(8 reviews) 8 5
Smersole Farm Swingfield Kent CT15 7HF
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About The Old Kent Barn

Smersole Farm, Swingfield
Kent, CT15 7HF

Kent Wedding Awards - Winner of Wedding Venue of The Year 2012, 2016 & 2017/2018

Based in the picturesque county of Kent, the Garden of England (less than an hour by High-Speed train from London), this stunning venue is the most perfect and tranquil setting for your special day. The Old Kent Barn provides a truly impressive yet intimate and secluded setting for wedding parties, who also get exclusive use of the entire venue throughout the day.

Our wedding ceremonies are either held outdoors in our picturesque gazebo (during the Spring and Summer months) or in our contemporary oak framed barn all year round for up to 150 guests. However, the magnificent barn is available all year round.

The beautiful new oak-framed barn for your wedding reception can accommodate up to 150 seated guests for the Wedding Breakfast and 250 for the evening.  Out dining area, licensed bar and dance floor are all in the same barn, keeping your party together.  

Now in its 12th year of running, The Old Kent Barn is a passionate award winning family run wedding venue that has also secured its place as a 5-star Gold Awarded Bed and Breakfast.

No matter what your desires for your perfect wedding day, we aim to help you fulfil this and we offer couples a complete hospitality service plus catering and a licensed bar.  Come and experience the quality and warmth of the service we offer for yourself and contact us to arrange a viewing of our stunning venue. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your wedding day is everything you dreamed it would be, proving an unforgettable day for you, your family and your guests.

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Phone - 01303 844270

• Beautiful and private family-run venue in Kent, the Garden of England • The Old Kent Barn is 5-Start Gold Awarded Bed and Breakfast • Kent Wedding Awards Finalists in 2013/14/15. Winner of best wedding venue in Kent 2012, 2016 & 2017/18 • Fresh, local produce and only the finest high quality ingredients are used by our chef • Open-air terrace seats up to 150 guests and the barn can hold up to 250 for evening receptions • A licensed bar, can offer BBQ or Hog Roasts

Facilities at The Old Kent Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
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
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Old Kent Barn Reviews (8)

We had our wedding at The Old Kent Barn on Saturda
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By Ella Carey, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

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

you were all amazing and went above and beyond
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By Lousie Kelsall, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Aug 2018

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

The Old Kent Barn was the first venue we saw and n
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By Marysia Wills, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2018

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!

it is an amazing venue and we fell in love straigh
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By Aimee Farrance, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

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

Our day went perfectly, we could not have asked fo
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By Aaron Harlow, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018

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

the team at The Old Kent Barn are amazing
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By Becky Cook, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2018

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!!

We had our wedding at The Old Kent Barn on Saturda
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By Hayley Holding, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2018

We had our Disney/fairytale themed wedding here in June and had the most amazing day. We fell in love with this place from the moment we viewed it back in 2016 and immediately decided to book our wedding here even though it was the one and only place we had viewed. Everyone at The Old Kent barn are absolutely incredible. The stunning venue speaks for itself and all the staff here are completly dedicated and make sure that not only your wedding day is perfect but the whole process leading up to your special day. The food was delicious and we went for the bbq option which was great, the evening food was great too and we had plenty to go around. The whole day was perfect and everyone here help to make this happen. Thank you all again. ?? xx

Wow! This is the most amazing place in the world
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By Penny Shepherd, on 16 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

Wow! This is the most amazing place in the world ?? we got married at TOKB 8 weeks ago and the only word that can describe it is perfect. The whole experience from start to finish has been absolutely amazing, the venue is absolutely stunning and all the staff are incredible. A big thank you to Kylie and Joe who looked after us on our wedding day. The venue looked exactly hope we dreamed it would and Kylie kept me and the girls calm throughout the whole day & kept my 2 year old niece who decided to have a tantrum entertained! Nothing was too much for Kylie or Joe and they truly looked after us and made us feel so special! I will never be able to thank you enough for giving us the most amazing wedding day. Mr & Mrs Shepherd xxx

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