The Oak Barn, Frame Farm

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£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

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Other
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. When it comes to your wedding, it's not just about finding a venue, it's about discovering somewhere to create memories that will stay with you forever. We are a family run venue and dedicated to ensuring that your day will be truly magical!

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
(19)
Sarah
Married in December 2020
January 2021
Incredible Team, Beautiful Venue
I can't praise the Oak Barn at Frame Farm highly enough. My partner and I were due to be Married there in 2020. We’ve had to change our plans and dates multiple times due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. Repeatedly postponing a Wedding has been frustrating, but it's been made so much easier by Deana, Tim and Polly, whose communication, efficiency, kindness, patience and support have been tireless. We haven't had our Wedding yet, but wanted to leave a review to say how brilliant the team have been and how wonderful the venue is. For the past year, we’ve been living down the road from the Oak Barn, and you can't help but gawp at this beautifully renovated, lovingly cared-for farm whenever you pass by. Every Season compliments the farm in its own way - the lambs in the Spring, the sunsets in the Summer (right over one of their fields), the colours in the Autumn, and the underfloor heating, wood-burner and fairy-lights wound around the old, oak-beams make it a magical Winter venue. It's a 5min walk to one of the best pubs in the area (The Bull - live music and pies), it's surrounded by footpaths through ancient woodland and 'areas of outstanding natural beauty', and Weavers Cottages and the Venue buildings and kitted out with everything you'd need to accommodate the perfect celebration or get-away. We’re very grateful to the Oak Barn team, and are so looking forward to celebrating our Wedding with them later this year.
Hannah & Alex
Married in October 2020
October 2020
Perfect wedding venue in the beautiful Kent countryside
We were lucky enough to get married at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm in October 2020 and would highly recommend this amazing venue to anyone looking to get married either during these COVID-times on a smaller scale, or in the future when normality resumes - you should absolutely have this venue at the very top of your list. It has been beautifully renovated and restored to the highest standards and the cottages on site are a huge plus – they have everything you could need, combining luxury with home comforts. The owners Tim & Deana have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We unfortunately had to postpone our original April wedding plans at the beginning of lockdown and Tim & Deana have been so understanding, flexible and compassionate throughout these difficult times, always responding quickly and positively to any queries and working with us to plan our special day. We decided to go ahead with our ‘mini-wedding’ this year and enjoyed a small, intimate celebration with our immediate family – the venue is perfectly suited to smaller scale events as well as larger weddings and we’ll be returning next year for the big party and wedding reception with all of our original guests – we cannot wait!
Craig & Clemence
Married in September 2020
September 2020
Awesome venue and amazing owners
Due to the constantly changing regulations on weddings due to Covid-19, we unfortunately didn’t yet have the chance to celebrate our wedding at the Oak Barn. We can though share how an amazing experience we have had so far despite the postponement of our wedding. Tim and Deana have been truly amazing, flexible and caring for us. Always putting our wishes and need first. All meetings have been a pleasure and always led to agreement on what is the best for us. We have had constant support in each step of the organisation and also to rearrange all for next year. We have full confidence that we will have a blast when we finally can celebrate our wedding there. Thanks so much to both Tim and Deana for their amazing service and dedication. The venue is absolutely beautiful ! Can’t wait to celebrate next year. Craig and Clemence
Katie
Married in August 2020
August 2020
Would highly reccomend
For anyone looking to book an event or wedding venue at the moment, I would highly reccomend the Oak Barn, Frame Farm. Due to restrictions, we made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding. Deana and Tim, who run the Oak Barn, have been absolutely amazing and supportive throughout. From the outset, they were extremely accommodating and have shown so much compassion, understanding and kindness. We feel very fortunate to have selected this venue, not only for its beauty, but because of the safe hands we're in with such a down to earth couple. They clearly want our big day to be the best it can be and have made this difficult decision, a seamless process. As a result, we are now looking forward to getting married in 2021 at this spectacular venue, even more than before.
Danielle Mitchell & Matt Gosling
Married in December 2019
April 2019
Stunning venue which ticked all the boxes
Stunning venue which ticked all the boxes for our December Winter Wedding. Deana and Tim were brilliant from start to finish. The natural beauty of the barn meant there was little additional decoration needed and having the use of The Byre as well as The Oak Barn allowed for rooms to be turned around at no inconvenience. The self-catering cottages are of a high standard and were brilliant for our older guests to retreat to later in the night. We had a fantastic wedding day at the Oak Barn, are forever grateful for all of their help to make this possible and we highly recommend for future brides & grooms!
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

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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FAQ
(5)

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

Enjoy everything about planning your wedding and your wedding day. Savour it!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breathtaking High-tech Unique Exclusive Tranquil

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from....the wildlife pond, the flowing grass garden, the rustic woodshed......

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are run sustainably and we are environmentally friendly so that we can help protect nature and our world.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are a family run venue and really care about all of our couples. This is such a special day and each wedding we host is unique and wonderful, and we love helping to ensure that their Wedding is magical!