Hire Barns in Canterbury, Kent

Browse Barn Venues

Barns are an increasingly popular venue for rustic or festival style wedding receptions. We have 55 idyllic and picturesque barns in our catalogue available near Canterbury, Kent for you to consider.
#1

Winters Barns

Winters Farm Cottages, Nackington Rd, CT4 7AY, Canterbury, Kent
£9000 
Our magnificent barns and enchanting country gardens are the perfect setting for any wedding. The ambience inside is truly unique with expansive rooms decorated with antique vaulted beams.

Outside the charming courtyard and gardens provide delightful entertaining spaces. The colourful flowers, stunning views, and the chance to hold your ceremony under our wedding arch, make summer weddings something special.


But if the temperatures outside aren’t so pleasant, the welcoming atmosphere inside our barns can warm even the coldest winter. Our rooms are all fully heated and air-conditioned to create the perfect environment all year round.
#2

The Night Yard

Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5HW, Canterbury, Kent
£3000
Up to 350 guests
The Night Yard is an exciting and different venue for weddings, parties and events. It is very convenient for access from the A2 and is only a short distance from the historic city of Canterbury.

Every wedding is different because we give you the freedom to impose on our space your taste. We are on hand to advise and suggest but we are not here to impose.


Formal, Casual, Small, Big…you choose! We can accommodate seated dinners in our marquee for up to 150 guests. There is also space for up to 300 guests if you are going big but would require an additional marquee.


• Exclusive use- One Wedding per day

• Fully licensed bar

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Can accommodate up to 350 people

• Great midweek and out of season discounts

• Farm setting although close to Canterbury City centre
#3

Kingston Barn

The St, Kingston, CT4 6JB, Canterbury, Kent
his unique Village Hall nestles in the peaceful village of Kingston, situated about six miles to the south of Canterbury in Kent. Originally an 18th Century Tithe Barn before it was converted to a village hall in the 1930’s, it was substantially upgraded for the Millennium, and now provides a strikingly attractive venue

Primarily used as a resource for a wide range of local activities, The Barn is the village focus for a thriving Keep Fit group; Youth Club; Wives Club; Parents and Toddlers group; Village Society; Coffee Mornings and other local groups. The Barn is also a very popular venue for ‘Folk in The Barn’, a well renowned music event featuring artists of national repute about ten times a year.


The Barn is available for hire for all social occasions including club venues, meetings and receptions, dances, children’s parties, seminars, and commercial bookings, and is considered a particularly attractive venue for wedding receptions. The Trust is also keen to encourage local businesses and Local Authorities to use The Barn for daytime / weekday meetings and can offer very competitive rates.


There is one main hall with a mezzanine floor; a well equipped kitchen; and Ladies, Gents and disabled toilets. Adjacent to The Barn is a large car park with space for about 30 vehicles.


The Barn has a Premises and PRS/PPL licences for live and recorded music; exhibition of films and play performances and the provision of late night refreshments. A similar licence is held for outdoor activities on the adjacent King George V Playing Field.


Standing within 100 meters of The Barn is St Giles Church, a small and attractive medieval stone church. Parts of the church date back to Saxon times, and it has been in continuous use ever since, providing a place for worship, and also for christenings, weddings and funerals.
#4

The Old Kent Barn

Smersole Farm, Swingfield, CT15 7HF, Kent, Kent
£4500
Up to 200 guests
The Old Kent Barn is a family owned and run, award winning venue.

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, so guests can enjoy their surroundings in the evening.


• Beautiful and private family-run venue in Kent, the Garden of England

• The Old Kent Barn is 5-Start Gold Awarded Bed and Breakfast

• Shortlisted for Best Barn Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2016. Best Venue Winner in 2012 and Finalists in 2013/14/15

• 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
#5

Ruffynes Barn

Church Lane, Aldington, Kent, TN25 7EG, Kent, Kent
£5500
Up to 200 guests
Ruffynes Barn is approved by Kent County Council as a venue for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships. Guests often take the 5 minute stroll down the lane back to the barn after the church service in the beautiful local church, St. Martins.

With its original, exposed oak timber beams, Ruffynes Barn offers the perfect setting for you to create the wedding of your dreams.


The barn is family-run meaning you can be sure to have exclusive use of the barn and all its facilities for the full duration of your Kent countryside wedding.


Sympathetically renovated to be the perfect backdrop for your wedding day, Ruffynes Barn works equally well with brightly coloured flower arrangements, vintage creams or a country-style natural look – the barn always looks bespoke to your taste, making your special day even more fabulous.


Should you wish the barn has plenty of space for a well-seated top table, but both the indoor and outdoor space are intimate enough to provide a lovely warm atmosphere.


• Recently renovated barn venue located in Kent

• Family run venue which guarantees exclusive use of the venue and all facilities on your day

• Plenty of space inside the barn, comfortably seating more than 150 guests

• Outdoor lawn space is perfect of champagne and canapés before the wedding breakfast

• Just a stones throw away from the stunning local church, St Martins

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships
#6

Leeds Castle

Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, Maidstone, Kent
£8250
Up to 250 guests
Just a few months before Lady Baillie died in September 1974, she put in place plans to create a charitable foundation to which the Castle and grounds would be transferred, so that they could be preserved for future generations to visit and enjoy. Her lifelong friend Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd became the first Chairman of the Trustees of the Leeds Castle Foundation, and he set about ensuring the financial stability of the newly established charity.

An endowment of £1.4 million was invested and a further £400,000 was realised from the sale of furniture, so that improvements could be made to the Castle to attract paying corporate conferences. It was quickly realised that these alone would not support the ongoing costs of running the Estate, so in 1975 the gardens were opened to the public, and the following year the Castle was also made available to visitors.


The reputation of Leeds Castle as a leading visitor attraction and conference venue grew, and in 1978 it was chosen as the location for the Middle East peace talks that preceded the Camp David Accords of the same year.


Since then Leeds Castle has become one of England’s top tourist attractions and welcomes over 600,000 visitors a year, as well as hosting weddings, conferences and caring for the beautiful gardens and Castle interiors.


• Known as "The Loveliest Castle in the World"

• Additional accommodation of 42 bedrooms, all with breakfast served the next morning: 20 in the Castle, 5 in the Maiden’s Tower, 17 Stable Courtyard

• Catering for between 50-200 guests with the marquee on the Cedar Lawn catering for larger numbers

• On-site florist and catering

• Spectacular setting for photographs

• Available for civil ceremonies and partnerships
#7

Cooling Castle Barn

Cooling Castle, Cooling, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8DT, Rochester, Kent
£6000
Up to 250 guests
We are a family owned and family run venue. That’s not to say that we do it all ourselves, we have loads of lovely people that work alongside us to make sure that we are the best that we can be. Everyone here has a very very important role in making sure that we deliver what we say we will. We don’t just employ seasonal people on a seasonal basis, the great thing about being busy means that in the main our staff are permanent and have been with us and stay with us for a long time.

Staff training is paramount and every member of the team is well trained and has a huge sense of pride in our offerings.


We have our own kitchens and are proud of the fact that we don’t provide processed food and everything that we can, we make from scratch. No microwaves in our kitchen! We have an in house laundry to ensure that we have control over the quality of our bed and table linen. We have our own bore hole to ensure that we always have beautiful lawns, flowers and hanging baskets. Even in the rare event of a drought. We even dare we say it, pump our own waste water – being out in the county you can’t be too sure. We feel very strongly about our environment and recycle as much as we can.


Finally, we have a strong sense of fairness and value for money. We wouldn’t provide anything for our guests that we wouldn’t use ourselves and aim to provide excellent service for a fair price.


• Exclusive use available with the choice of inside or outside ceremonies

• Beautiful backdrops for photographs

• Seated wedding breakfast for up to 160 guests in the Tithe Barn and up to 250 evening guests

• Fantastic menu choices - three-course meal prepared by in-house chefs

• Resident DJ included in all wedding packages

• On-site accommodation, plus our honeymoon suite
#8

The Cherry Barn

Clayton farm, Peasmarsh, TN31 6XS, Rye, East Sussex
£5000 
The Cherry Barn wedding venue is a stunning 17th-century East Sussex oak framed venue available for weddings and events located just outside of Rye and in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We offer exclusive 48-hour hire periods and can seat up to 150 guests comfortably. The Cherry Barn is licensed for weddings but for those wanting a religious ceremony, the Norman church of St Peter and St Paul in Peasmarsh is only a short stroll away. Our oak framed gazebo means we can also offer outdoor ceremonies.
#9

High House Weddings

High House Farm, Old Heath Road, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6EW, Althorne, Essex
Up to 150 guests
High House is a stunning wedding venue set in six acres of landscaped gardens and rolling meadow in the Essex countryside. Offering a luxurious yet quaint setting, High House is exclusively yours for your perfect wedding day.

Winner of 'Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside) - East of England' at the Wedding Industry Awards 2018 and 'Wedding Venue of the Year - Something Different' at the Essex Wedding Awards 2017.


High House provides the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. Nestled within the rolling countryside, our six acres of elegant English country gardens offer a spectacular backdrop to your day.


Our couples have the option of having their ceremony in either the rustic Essex barn, or outside in the grounds under our beautiful thatched gazebo.


As the venue is exclusively yours, the decision on where your ceremony will be held can be decided on the day.



Couples wishing to hold their civil wedding ceremony at our venue can opt for an outdoor service under our thatched gazebo. Offering simply stunning views down to the aptly heart-shaped lake, an abundance of wildlife and pretty country flowers fill the view providing a simply stunning backdrop for your vows.


Pretty, elegant white folding chairs surround our rustic aisle pergola offering the Bride and her bridal party a very special entrance.



Our restored Grade II listed Essex Barn is by no means a lesser option for your ceremony. Dating back to 1750 and lovingly restored, the barn retains its wonderful character with rustic oak beams and exposed red brick. Full height windows flood the space with light, providing couples with a very special setting to say 'I do'.
#10

Manor Farm Barn

New Barn Rd, Southfleet, DA13 9PU, Gravesend, Kent
Up to 100 guests
History and heritage meet modern magnificence at Manor Farm Barn - a stunning place to enjoy fine food and drink in Southfleet.

Originally an 18th-century barn, it was lovingly restored in 2001, becoming Britain’s first 21st-century thatched pub and the winner of a CAMRA Pub Design Award.


The thatched roof is, quite literally, the crowning glory here - but it’s only part of the pub’s appeal. Inside, original oak timbers have been painstakingly restored, while two spacious floors, a dramatic high ceiling and swathes of natural light make the pub a truly special place to relax.


As for the food and drink on offer, it’s worthy of the sublime setting. Foodies travel for many miles to sample our delicious restaurant dishes, while beer fans can savour award-winning ales and lagers from Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. There’s an extensive collection of wines here too - perhaps best enjoyed outside in the sun in our spacious patio garden.


And when you really want to raise a glass to toast a big occasion, there’s the option to hire our restaurant exclusively for your group. A special setting for a special day, there’s no finer spot in Southfleet for a ‘barnstorming’ celebration…
#11

Hazle's Pottery Barn

Hazle’s Pottery Barn Units 33 – 35 Barleylands Craft Centre Barleylands Rd, CM11 2UD, Billericay, Essex
Welcome to Hazle’s Pottery Barn.

Based at Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay CM11 2UD. We have creative fun for all ages – with no artistic abilty required!Publication1


tyrtyJoin us for Pottery Painting Lunch Days, Parties for adults and kids, Potter’s Wheel Have A Go sessions & classes, Open Evenings, Baby & Toddler hand prints in ceramic, or painted on pottery items, pet paw prints too. Plus a wide range of personalised ceramic gift ideas, which the team can make for you—or help you to make!


Children at school, retired, member of an active group, why not make time for yourself (groups also welcome) and we will help you find your creative side. Our Day time and Evening classes are always fun, and the varied programme including Potters Wheel, Hand Built Clay and Martha Stewart Stencils always offer something new to try!DSC_0029


Hazle’s Pottery Barn is part of Hazle Ceramics, a company formed in 1990 creating unique collectable ceramics which are sold all over the world, so when you visit us you will meet a team with all the experience and knowledge to help you get the most out of your visit.
#12

Brightling Park

Brightling Park, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5HH, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Up to 400 guests
Brightling Park offers a truly memorable event space combining a quintessentially British landscape with the benefits of privacy, ease of access and the freedom to create your own personalised event. Whether you’re planning the perfect wedding reception, private party, sporting event, music festival, open-air entertainment or corporate function, we have the facilities to create a truly unique occasion.

Brightling Park is situated at one of the highest points in East Sussex so delivers incredible views over the parkland, towards the sea and towards the South Downs. A range of venues across The Park are on offer, please scroll down for image galleries.


Unlike many venues, we aim to give you the autonomy to do whatever you wish to make your event special to you. There are also no time restrictions for events so you are free to continue late into the night if you wish or even camp. There are no restrictions on who you use in terms of marquee companies, caterers etc however if you would like us to be more involved with the organisation of your day, we are happy to recommend suppliers.


• Magical, different and memorable

• Located among 600 acres of English countryside

• Private and secluded location

• No curfew

• No supplier restrictions

• Ease of access i.e. parking
#13

The Plough and Barn at Leigh

Leigh Road, Hildenborough, TN11 9AJ, Kent, Kent
Up to 150 guests
Our wonderful beamed 17 Century Barn with minstrels gallery and extensive garden makes it the perfect venue for your Special Day. From 2016 our barn will be licenced for Your Wedding Ceremony.

We can seat up to 130 guests for a formal Wedding Breakfast and up to 200 for an evening party.


We are happy to offer you a tailor-made package of your choice..


• Stunning beamed barn and traditional 17th-century pub

• Idyllic countryside setting with good access from the motorway

• Enchanting gardens for your reception and photos

• Delicious, seasonal and fresh cuisine from individual menus

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Barn

• Ample free parking
#14

Crondon Park

Stock Road, Stock Essex, CM4 9DP, Stock, Essex
£4985
Up to 200 guests
Crondon Park has established a reputation as the premier wedding venue in Essex. Set in the beautiful valley of Crondon, with stunning views across the Essex countryside and our championship golf course, it’s no wonder that we are considered in Essex as ‘The Venue for All Occasions’. We have been staging weddings at Crondon Park since our opening in 1994, so we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that your day runs smoothly. As Essex’s best wedding venue, we have a responsibility to strive for improved standards. Our family owned business is constantly looking for ways to cater for our valued guest, and we’re keen to make your experience an unforgettable one.

Our main function room is The Baronial Hall. Built circa 1600 out of light oak, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Tudor/Jacobean Barn. It has a charm of its own, a very special atmosphere and that wow factor when you first see it. We have enhanced its medieval feel by adding atmosphere lighting; this charming Essex wedding venue can then be colour matched to the theme chosen for your wedding. The solid rosewood floor was acquired from County Hall London twenty years ago, and a hundred years after it was laid there. The Baronial Suite includes The Ryder Room, which is licensed to perform Civil & Partnership Ceremonies. It also has a Bridal Suite, allowing the bride to prepare herself prior to the ceremony and a private room to escape to. The private gardens are totally enclosed. It has a very private feel and cannot be overlooked by anyone. The trees are theme-lit to match the lighting in the Baronial Hall. The whole wedding venue suite is exclusive and self-contained.


The best wedding venues in Essex, and specifically Chelmsford, are extremely well represented, so we have to be vigilant and professional to stay ahead of our competitors. Crondon Park has recently been nominated and shortlisted for ‘The Best Wedding & Barn Venue in the United Kingdom’, which is a true honour. Whether you’re looking for a large wedding venue or a small wedding venue in Essex, we can accommodate for weddings of all sizes. All our catering is in house, we only use fresh produce, and we pride ourselves on presenting tasty foods for all of our wedding guests. There is a wide choice of menus to satisfy all tastes and special dietary requirements.


We welcome the opportunity to meet you, so that we may show you around our wedding venue and its incredible facilities. Contact us today to discuss your special day and your requirements.
#15

Crabbs Barn

Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9AX, Colchester, Essex
£1500
Up to 150 guests
Welcome to Crabbs Barn set in open countryside, conveniently situated on the outskirts of the quiet village of Kelvedon in Essex, it is proving to be a popular choice for both weddings and corporate functions.

We can seat up to 90 guests in the barn itself on round tables and comfortable upholstered chairs. Extra seating can be accommodated in the adjacent garden room. This stunning extension becomes a delightful reception area with French doors to the veranda overlooking the pond. It has been designed to complement the barn, with its exposed oak beams and vaulted ceiling.


For your outdoor entertaining, and situated next to the Barn, we offer the use of the Cart Lodge, complete with patio furniture. This provides the ideal setting for a hog roast or barbeque. The Gazebo is also at your disposal for those special photographs.


Our bar facility offers a wide selection of drinks; prices compare favourably with the local pubs.


The Barn


The Barn is a stunning 15th century building set in beautiful grounds with a picturesque pond. It had been in agricultural use until bought by the current owners, who have paid a great deal of attention to the renovation and conversion to the beautiful venue it has now become.


Our Location


Easily accessed from the A12, directly off the north- bound Kelvedon slip road, with good parking facilities and first class bed and breakfast facilities close by, should you require overnight accommodation. Near Braintree and Chelmsford.


• Crabbs Barn is licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

• You will have exclusive use of Crabbs barn for your special day ensuring privacy for you and your guests and our personal attention throughout.

• Crabbs Barn has seating for up to 120 guests and can cater for an evening reception of up to 170 guests.

• To ensure quality of catering and service we have specially chosen caterers that offer you excellent cuisine at very realistic prices.

• Our staff will be at your disposal to co-ordinate the smooth running of your Special Day.

• We are easily accessed from the A12, with good parking facilities and first class bed and breakfast facilities close by, should you require overnight accommodation.
#16

Cressing Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD, Braintree, Essex
£5400
Up to 300 guests
Cressing Barns is the perfect venue for weddings, civil partnerships and ceremonies.

We can cater for small or large events of up to 300 guests in one of our medieval barns and also cater for smaller ceremonies in our Walled Garden. If you require larger numbers a marquee can be arranged.


All of our packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements and all events come with a dedicated co-ordinator who will be on hand in the run up to the event and on the big day.


• Cluster of medieval barns in Braintree

• Can accommodate both small and large celebrations

• Can hold up to 300 guests in one of our barns, or larger events can be held in a marquee

• Intimate celebrations can be accommodated in the Walled Gardens

• Dedicated wedding coordinator assigned to you

• All packages are tailored to suit your requirements
#17

The Barn

Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE, Colchester, Essex
£73.5
Up to 130 guests
Extravagant Wedding Reception Venue

The Barn is an immaculately preserved 16th Century Grade II listed timber building and is one of the largest thatched barns in England. With its wonderful ambience, top quality service and award winning cuisine,


The Barn has established itself as one of the preferred wedding venues in Essex.


We are a romantic wedding venue in a lavish country setting with flawless service where nothing is too much trouble. Delicious fine canapés and sparkling reception drinks greet your guests and elegant grounds offer picture perfect moments.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• NO HIRE CHARGE for the 500-year-old, grade II listed barn

• Capacity for 130 seated guests and 250 for the reception

• The courtyard area is perfect for drinks and canapés

• Ample free parking for your guests

• Flexible menus to suit your personal requirements
#18

Sussex Barn

Park Farm, New Road, Hellingly,, BN27 4EW, West Sussex, West Sussex
The Sussex Barn offers you the flexibility to create an individual wedding day unique to you. You have exclusive access to the barn and the courtyard one day before your wedding day and the day after allowing you plenty of time to create your perfect setting.

The enclosed and private courtyard on the east side of The Sussex Barn gives you a wonderful space to greet your guests after your ceremony or perhaps a place for an evening hog roast or barbeque.
#19

Tudor Barn

Tudor Barn Eltham Well Hall Pleasaunce Well Hall Road, SE9 6SZ, London, Greater London
Tudor Barn is a truly unique venue holding the distinction of being the only existing Tudor Barn in London. Situated within our historic building is a Gastro Pub and Restaurant perfect for casual dining as well as celebratory meals. We also have a newly refurbished fully stocked bar.

Surrounded by thirteen acres of parkland and a medieval moat it is also the perfect location for weddings, parties and corporate events. Our Tudor Gallery hosts events all year round from small intimate wedding ceremonies of 40 to large parties of up to 250. Tudor Barn dates back to the 16th century making it a true hidden gem in Royal Greenwich. Don't just take our word for it;
#20

The Red Barn

Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LL, Lingfield, Surrey
Up to 250 guests
We are in the wonderful position of having several different areas available for events and celebrations of any kind. The Red Barn is particularly perfect for wedding receptions and our experienced team can make things as formal or informal as you wish.

THE PANTRY


Warm and cosy on the coldest of nights or with the windows thrown open to catch the summer breeze, The Pantry can take 30 people seated in comfort, either at one long table in grand style or at a group of smaller more intimate tables. The aga at one end may well be the place your slow-roasted leg of lamb is brought straight to your table from and we like to think there’s no more homely place to enjoy the company of friends and family


SITTING - 30

CAPACITY - 50


THE PADDOCK


What’s that you say? The sun is shining and the birds are singing? Best have a big ol’ garden party with us in the delightful grounds surrounding The Red Barn - we’ve got an outside bar and are just itching to lay on a BBQ, hog roast or dance for you and 150 of your guests! It’s an idyllic place for a wedding and the backdrop of the rolling Surrey hills makes for magical photos.


STANDING - 150

SITTING - 100


THE BARN


With its vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, central fireplace and oodles of old-world charm, The Barn is a space which can turn any event into a night to remember. It can seat up to 140 people in a wide variety of lay-outs if a grand feast is required, or up to 200 standing for a glorious buffet if you want something a little less formal. There’s plenty of space for a dance floor, bands and other entertainment while still having secluded little areas for guests to relax in before re-joining the fun and it can be as relaxed or as formal as you like.


STANDING - 140

SITTING - 200


• 300-year-old converted barn wedding venue in a countryside location

• Fresh, British food and home cooking

• Paddock and Garden for outdoor drinks and receptions

• Live music and dancing in the Barn

• Hotels in Lingfield

• Dedicated Wedding Events Team

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