The Old Kent Barn

Up to 150
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Old Kent Barn is a passionate family business offering the very best facilities, a first-class service and a high attention to detail. Our venue is exclusive to you and your family.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We pride ourselves on the quality and warmth of the service we offer, and we personally work tirelessly with our staff to ensure your wedding is perfect in every way for you, your family and your guests. Set in an idyllic rural location, there are 2 barns on site; a purpose-built 110ft oak framed barn for indoor weddings and receptions and the original 'Old' barn for accommodation which was 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 2 ½ acre gardens, with 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 along with a canopy to shelter up to 150 guests. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas have a high quality sound system so all your guests can hear the ceremony clearly. Atmospheric up-lights and fairy lights have been placed throughout the grounds, both you and your guests can enjoy their surroundings in the evening.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kerry Godden
Welcome to The Old Kent Barn, we are always happy to help with any questions you may have, we have fantastic team here we call The Old Kent Barn family, all dedicated to you and your wedding. We look forward to hearing from you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Daisy & James
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best Day EVER!
Where do I even begin with this place! If I could give 10 stars I would give 11! What a venue, what amazing staff. I literally don’t even have the words to say how unbelievable this place is. From the day we viewed it nearly 2 years ago to getting married 2 days ago they have been incredible. There was not one thing I had to question. They have this under so much control it doesn’t seem believable. From arriving first thing to the the food, the bar, the staff (unreal), the grounds, absolutely everything, they couldn’t do enough for us! Thank you Sam, our Coordinator on the day, amazing. Thank you so much to Josh also for sorting the boys out. James said you couldn’t help him anymore than you did, we really appreciate it.My guests have said there is not one thing they could fault about this day. Will never be able to thank you enough for one hell of a day! Thank you so so so much. I’ve never been so calm in all my life knowing I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Thank you again. Mr & Mrs Read xxxxx 07.12.19
Correna Stingemore
Married in October 2018
November 2018
old kent barn
This venue has it all ,it ticked all our boxes . you have the option of getting married outside in the beautiful gardens with your guest under a glass canopy or if the weather turns as ours did it got very cold so it was turned around in no time indoors still looking pretty with twinkle lights and white vials around dance floor . Food was amazing our whole day was run so smoothly if there was any issues we didn't know about them . they will ask you so many questions about how you want your day but this is how they make your day is perfect
Natalie & Calvin
Married in July 2018
November 2018
1st class venue with 1st class service
The wow factor ! Words can not describe how amazing this venue and its staff is . From start to finish we had a perfect experience at The Old Kent Barn . It’s immaculate , beautiful and just stunning . Every staff member is lovely and so helpful . My guests were amazed by this venue and not one fault could be found . If you want the perfect wedding , this is your venue .
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Natural and beautiful venue
When we first went to the old Kent barn, we was never planning on falling in love with the place we was simply coming to view other suppliers, the team fulfilled all our needs and everything we could want for our wedding on the 3rd July 2020 so we booked the same day on viewing. I have brought family members to come and view and they all compliment the staff and the beautiful setting and just how organised and clean the venue is kept. I have spoken with many suppliers who have all agreed that although the structure of getting the work done can be very scheduled and precise that they can really admire how much the staff put in for the bride and groom so that there Is no worry on the day. OKB we love you
Debbie Gobbett
Wedding: May 2017
November 2017
Fabulous venue, attentive staff and amazing photo opportunities!
We filmed and photographed a wedding at The Old Kent Barn back in May 2017. The welcome from the team was exceptional, the service outstanding, and the food incomparable - we were very impressed, and, seeing as we film and photograph weddings most weekends all over the UK, this is high praise indeed!
Location & Contact Details


Smersole Farm, Swingfield , Kent, CT15 7HF, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Folkestone West

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