The Oak Barn, Frame Farm

(15)
£3140 - £8500 for Venue Hire
Up to 135
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are open for Farm Showrounds as well as Personalised Virtual Tours so please do contact Tim, Deana or Polly via info@the-oak-barn.co.uk or 01580 441571 as we'd love to have a chat about your Wedding.
Begin your “happily ever after” in your own bespoke style at The Oak Barn-our exclusive use farm, featuring two spectacularly restored barns and a weaving house, is the perfect venue for Your Wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,140
Maximum Price
£8,500
Exclusive use of two stunning Grade II listed barns with terraces, a courtyard and wildlife pond set in a romantic country setting in Kent's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • Both barns are licensed for civil ceremonies, alcohol sales, events and music • Fully equipped commercial kitchen • Ladies and gentlemen's toilets in The Oak Barn with up-cycled horse trough basins • Disabled toilet n The Oak Barn with baby changing facilities • Ambulant toilet in The Byre with baby changing facilities • Stage • Outdoor sofa set, eight tall bar stools and two chairs for civil ceremonies • Easel, 20 oak benches (three are 1.85m and 17 are 2m), two oak tables (150cm x 60cm) for use of civil ceremony or presents, four tall oak bar tables, and a movable oak bar all made from a dead oak felled at Frame Farm in 2016 • The option to add a 9m x 9m marquee on the south side of The Oak Barn, if additional space is required • Terrace with breath-taking views down the valley or secluded courtyard for your drinks reception • A picturesque wildlife pond with a waterfall and pontoon for a peaceful stroll and photography • Sculptured grass and perennial garden forming a wonderful backdrop for photographs • High tech mood lighting system in The Byre and The Oak Barn • High tech PA and sound system with wireless microphone in The Oak Barn, including the toilets • High tech sound system in The Byre • Wifi in all areas • Under floor heating system in both barns • Contemporary log burner in The Oak Barn with a basket of wood for a cosy evening • Air cooling and heat extraction system in The Oak Barn for hot balmy nights • Ample onsite parking
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
135
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
The Oak Barn is a stunning 18th Century threshing barn that lies at the heart of Frame Farm, a traditional farmstead of 25 acres. The current restoration retains all the historic features yet with the most up to date technology, and provides a stunning, versatile space for your bespoke wedding breakfast and celebration. The barn has a magnificent high vaulted roof, amazing views of the surrounding countryside and a cosy wood burning stove, giving you every modern convenience in a beautifully traditional building that is perfect in all seasons. The Byre has breathtaking views down the valley and is ideal for hosting your civil ceremony, partnership or renewal of vows. Glass doors now enclose this open fronted animal shelter and in fine weather you can enjoy a celebratory drink on the terrace and around the lily pond. The luxurious Weaver's Cottages dating from 1607, can accommodate 18 people and includes five cottages. The sumptuous bridal cottage is perfect for brides and their bridesmaids to prepare for their grand entrance. You will love the beauty of the farm whatever the season, from the impressive barns to the lily pond and tranquil flowing grass gardens. A warm welcome and personal service will ensure that your wedding is everything you ever dreamed of.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tim & Deana
Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a special time for you both and we are here to ensure that you have the wedding of your dreams. We would love the opportunity to show you around The Oak Barn and our stunning farm and for you to see why it will be the perfect venue for your celebration.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(15)
Charlotte and Guy
Married in April 2019
May 2019
Naturally beautiful and eco
Our day was breathtaking beautiful at the Oak Barn. The setting on its own was beautiful but with a few simple flowers it came alive! Excellent facilities that fit into our eco lifestyle and Deana and Tim were extraordinarily helpful and really went out of their way to help us achieve our dream day!!!
Melanie Wilkins & James New
Married in June 2019
April 2019
Our Beautiful Barn Wedding
We first visited Frame Farm in March 2018, before the Oak Barn had really began its main construction, and we reserved our wedding date based on paper floor plans and computer generated images. When we returned for the launch in January 2019 we could not have been more overwhelmed by the Barn's unbelievable transformation - we knew we had made the best decision choosing The Oak Barn for our wedding reception. You will not be disappointed if you choose to get married here. The Byre and Weavers Cottages add such fantastic opportunity to your event, you can arrange the day however you like. We are living on all the wonderful memories, we wish we could do it all over again and cannot wait to visit Deana and Tim again soon at Frame Farm. Thank you for everything, we had the best day ever and couldn't have asked for anymore.
Nicola Hollingworth & Chris Gibson
Married in August 2019
April 2019
The Oak Barn itself is beautiful
We had an August wedding here and couldn't recommend it more. This venue was everything we hoped for and the day was perfect. Where to start... the Oak Barn itself is beautiful. If you have a barn in mind this will be how it looks. Plus, it's been upgraded with smart lighting and a great sound system. It has a bar space inside you can use, plus lots of nice touches - like tables made from a tree on site. We also made use of the Byre for the ceremony itself. Lovely open views of the fields (we wanted the sheep to be visible which they kindly helped facilitate) and it opens onto a terrace for refreshments afterwards. Using this made it super easy for us as the Barn could already be set up for us to use for the breakfast. No stress setting it up between ceremony and food. We also loved the cottages on site and used them before and after the day. They've been furnished to a great standard and the convenience of being on site both nights cannot be overstated. The outside spaces are perfect for pictures, and combined with the nice weather meant everyone had a wonderful time mingling. Finally, Tim and Deana were the best hosts, giving us helpful suggestions and supporting us throughout the stressful planning. Plus, their dog is the best!! All in all this venue literally ticked every box for us. And it was the second one we looked at! Don't hesitate to use it if you like what you see.
Catherine Bee & Robert Sibley
Married in December 2019
April 2019
It will forever hold a dear place in our heart
Most fun we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality, your kind words, brilliant communication, your help and stunning venue. It will forever hold a dear place in our heart.
Richard Gregg & Mark Andrew
Married in July 2019
April 2019
A Perfect Weekend
We had our wedding at Frame Farm in July this year. The venue has been converted with amazing attention to detail and the overall setting is idyllic. Both the inside and outdoor areas provided such great spaces for all aspects our day. The Byre gave us an intimate feel to the ceremony and accommodated our 100+ guests comfortably. The terrace was great for post ceremony drinks and was a secondary space for guests after our meal in the main barn. The courtyard enabled our guests to choose to relax outside or spend time on the dance floor. Tim and Deana were very helpful and attentive through our whole planning process and supported all our suppliers on the day. The accommodation for guests on site is stunning and helped make the whole weekend just perfect. I would have no hesitation recommending the venue and really encourage couples to opt to have the farm for the whole weekend, it made the day so less stressful and rushed.
Jennifer Bailey & Matthew Sussman
Married in March 2019
April 2019
It was exactly what we were looking for
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for allowing us to host our wedding at the beautiful Oak Barn. As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. You have done an incredible job and I'm sure it will see the start of many happy marriages
Location & Contact Details

Address

Frame Farm, Iden Green Road, Benenden, Kent, TN17 4EZ

Travel Notes

you can't miss us, we are the stunning barn and Oast house in the valley between Benenden and Iden Green. What3words:///stuns.onlookers.seriously

Nearest Town

Cranbrook

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 5

Nearest Train Station

Staplehurst

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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