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Smallhythe Place

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£1500 - £1500 for Venue Hire
Up to 75
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The Barn Theatre is an intimate venue for your wedding. Get married on stage and have exclusive use of the cottage garden with scenic views of the rolling Kent countryside.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
08:00 PM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
The historic stage at Smallhythe Place has known theatre greats such as Sir John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, and more recently Dame Eileen Atkins. Now you can have the starring role by getting married in our 17th century Barn Theatre nestled in the Kent countryside. Ceremonies can be held on closed days in season, so you'll enjoy exclusive use of this characterful theatre and garden for your special day. As it's a theatre, the space can be dressed to impress. We want to make your day unforgettable, so if you have a particular idea in mind then we'll be happy to discuss it with you. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for a reception, but we welcome celebratory drinks and canapes in the garden after the ceremony. Please note that currently we are only able to offer hire on our closed days which are Mondays and Tuesday (excluding bank holidays) from April - September.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rosie
Hello and congratulations on your engagement! If you're looking for a slightly different and definitely unforgettable venue, then the Barn Theatre is perfect for you. If you'd like to be shown the space or discuss any ideas you may have then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Rosie


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG, England

Travel Notes

Smallhythe Place is along the B2082 between Tenterden and Rye.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Rye or Headcorn

Nearest Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We've had beautiful, more traditional ceremonies and very unconventional and quirky weddings - perhaps the most memorable being rainbow themed!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure your vision reflects who are you are - there are no rules.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Providing a polaroid camera that guests could use to take photos and add to an album that displayed moments the photographer may not have caught.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, intimate, enchanting, memorable, picturesque.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The blossom-framed path in the garden, or on stage in the seventeenth century barn theatre.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's a seventeenth century barn theatre.