Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Suitable for Asian Weddings
Suitable for Jewish Weddings
Dry Hire Available
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
Outside Caterers Permitted
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Luxurious guest accommodation for up to 18 guests
- Country wedding
- Exclusive use wedding venue
- Collection of Grade II listed barns
- Wedding venue near London
- Additional marquee space
- Family run venue with a personal touch
- No corkage
- Hidden sound and LED lighting systems in the fabric of the historic buildings
- 22 acres of sheep fields
- Eco friendly - biomass boiler, solar panels & biodigester
- Upcycled during restoration - horse trough sinks & stable posts used on the pontoon
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, both The Oak Barn and The Byre are licenced for ceremonies.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, you can have your guests seated outside on The Byre's terrace, adjacent to the pond and waterfall.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
No, and our suppliers do not charge either.
Can we use our own caterers?
We have an Approved caterers list, all of whom are fabulous and all offer something different. If our caterers are unable to provide the cuisine that you desire then we are happy to discuss a caterer of your choice.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
If you have a weekend wedding then you can access the barns from 12 noon on Friday. If you choose a one day wedding then you have access to the barns from 8am.
What time does the reception need to finish?
The bar and the music would need to finish at 11pm and you have half an hour to say goodbye to your non resident guests. We have a late license on New Year's Eve until 1am.
Are fireworks allowed?
No fireworks or lanterns, but we love sparklers!
Is confetti allowed?
Yes but only real petals outside the barns please.
Are candles allowed?
Yes but only LED.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes we have a sumptuous Wedding Cottage with a 4 poster bed and a velvet black sofa.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes we have 5 cottages that can sleep up to 18 people across the courtyard from The Oak Barn.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes we have The Bull and airB&Bs walking distance and within a 10 minute drive we have the villages of Cranbrook and Hawkhurst with lovely B&Bs, boutique pubs and airB&B.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
We have a sound limiter that is set to 96 decibels, which is extremely loud.
Special Guides for Brides offers
The Oak Barn wedding deal
The perfect venue for your Micro Wedding!
You are unique and The Oak Barn allows you the flexibility to create your perfect Wedding.
Heritage, character and rural beauty all combine in perfect harmony at The Oak Barn. Nestled in an idyllic valley in the heart of the Weald of Kent, every detail of this Grade II listed venue has been designed to make the perfect setting for your intimate wedding.
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.
The Oak Barn is a series of stunning buildings situated in a beautiful rural location that bring an authentic elegance to your wedding.
Whether you are 4 or 30 the 22 acre farm is a stunning venue for your Wedding. You have the choice of hosting your ceremony and/or reception in The Byre, with its simple elegance and all-encompassing views, or in the magnificent high-vaulted Oak Barn. Both barns have underfloor heating and The Oak Barn has a cosy woodburner.
Stepping outside The Byre takes you to the secluded terrace, where you can enjoy time with friends or simply take a moment together, watching as the sun sets down the valley.
At the end of the evening, you do not have to go far to find your sanctuary. Just across the courtyard sits Weaver’s Cottages, five sumptuous cottages for our wedding couples and their guests. The cottages have all been finished impeccably and tastefully decorated with a mix of modern and classical furnishings to create individual spaces that combine elegance, comfort and luxury.
Terms and conditions
We realise that these are uncertain, heart breaking times. We are committed to our couples and if their Wedding is affected by covid-19 we listen to their wishes and help them find the best alternative Wedding plan:
"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 planning a wedding or other special event. The Oak Barn and the on-site cottages have been beautifully renovated and restored to the highest standards, combining luxury and comfort. The owners Tim & Deana were a pleasure to deal with from the very beginning, and although we unfortunately had to postpone our original April wedding plans due to the pandemic, they made such a positive difference to our wedding planning experience through these difficult times. They are understanding, flexible and so helpful, 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 close 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!” Hannah, intimate wedding on 17 October 2020 and postponed reception to 2021
About The Oak Barn
Begin your “happily ever after” in your own bespoke style at The Oak Barn-be it a lavish banquet or relaxed rustic wedding. Our exclusive use farm, featuring two spectacularly restored barns and a weaving house, is the perfect venue for Your Wedding.
The Oak Barn, Frame Farm is our spectacular Grade II listed threshing barn, is a versatile space that retains historic character. The magnificent high vaulted roof, floor to ceiling glass doors and latest technology will ensure both you and the barn are beautifully lit day or night. Underfloor heating and a wood burning stove will keep you cosy and warm in winter, and in summer our air-conditioning system will keep you cool throughout your function.
The Byre has classic elegance and tranquil views down the valley and across the pond, and flows onto the terrace through floor to ceiling glass doors and into a sheep field. Wandering away from the terrace you will discover a picturesque wildlife pond and listen to the trickling music of our waterfall. Both barns are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.
Weaver's Cottages dates from 1607 and offer refined contemporary accommodation. Rich tones and sumptuous upholstery blend elegantly with an eclectic mix of contemporary and classically styled furnishings, and all feature an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with full height glass doors that lead into the secluded courtyard.
You will love the beauty of the farm whatever the season, from the impressive barns to the lily pond and tranquil gardens. A warm welcome and personal service will ensure that your wedding is everything you ever dreamed of.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.