The Great Barn

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£2,700 - £3,100 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The Great Barn is a unique & distinctive venue in beautiful surroundings - the perfect venue for the perfect day.
The Great Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,700
Maximum Price
£3,100
Venue hire charge is £3100 from 1st April to 31st October during our main wedding season, with the venue hire price being negotiable from 1st November to 31st March.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
The Great Barn Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
160
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted

Venue

Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
The Great Barn Full Description
The Great Barn is a listed Kentish barn in Rolvenden which is available for private hire for weddings and parties. This fine barn dating from the 18th century forms part of a range of traditional brick and timber farm buildings last used for agriculture in the mid-1980s. It is constructed entirely of a heavy timber frame with the outer walls clad in weatherboard under a tiled roof. The Great Barn is full of character in a rural situation and being a dry hire venue, is a magnificent setting in which clients can create their own distinctive event.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Liz Knight
Thank you for looking at our profile & many congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! I feel extremely privileged to be the Manager of such a stunning venue & just love working with all the couples & their families from the initial enquiry right through to the culmination of all their plans on their special day. The barn is so versatile & I am constantly fascinated at how our couples dress the space & we pride ourselves on giving them the opportunity to make the barn their own for the day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2004
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(6)
Megan & Jake
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
We had such an amazing wedding day
Liz was such an amazing help with our wedding day. The barn and surrounding areas are so gorgeous, Our photos turned out amazing. Having the barn from the Wednesday to set up for our wedding on the Saturday was such a massive help & meant that the set up was less stressful and more enjoyable for us! We love the freedom you have to make it exactly how you want it to be. We have no faults at all, such an amazing wedding venue!
Response from the venue
Thank you so much Megan & Jake for your great review and I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful day at the barn. It was a great pleasure to work with you both and your families to ensure that your special day went smoothly and everyone at Great Barn Weddings and Hole Park Estate would like to wish you every happiness for the future together.
Venue responded
Genevieve & Alex
Wedding: July
August 2023
Fabulous Setting
Thank you for all your help in the run up to Genevieve and Alex’s wedding. The Barn was a fabulous setting, and we had a lovely ceremony there.
Steve & Liz
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
Thank you!
Thank you so much for everything - the day was everything we hoped for and more. It was amazing at a wonderful venue! Thank so much for all your help both in the lead up to and during the day.
Liz & Steve
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
Couldn't have asked for anything better
We got married at the Great Barn in June 2023, and had the best day we could possibly imagine. For those looking for a space where you have creative freedom, and that provides a stunning backdrop, there simply can't be many better venues. Liz, the host, was so helpful throughout the whole process from initially showing us around the venue, through to booking, helping us find suppliers, answering increasingly stressed questions and being there on the day to help ensure everything went without a hitch. The venue is amazing both internally and externally. The grounds mean that (weather providing! we were very lucky!!) you can choose to have your day inside or out which made it even better. Since we got married, so many of our guests have praised the venue and the informal style of wedding that it allowed us to hold. We really couldn't recommend the venue more highly!
Response from the venue
Thank you so much Liz & Steve for your fantastic review and very kind words. It was an absolute pleasure meeting and working with you both and I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful day at The Great Barn. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you every happiness for the future on behalf of everyone at Great Barn Weddings and Hole Park Estate.
Venue responded
Chris & Sarah
Happy couple married in September
August 2023
Such a wonderful venue!
Chris and I wanted to send a big thank you to yourself and everyone at The Great Barn for hosting us with such a wonderful venue for 6 days and making our wedding day perfect in every way on Saturday 3rd September.
Victoria
Wedding: July
September 2023
The Perfect Venue
Just a quick note to say what a perfect venue The Great Barn was for my daughter's wedding. Everybody commented on its beautiful peaceful setting and it all looked so pretty with the meadowsweet growing in the ditch and the wild flowers round the apple trees in the orchard. The Barn itself is unique in its unspoilt, rural feel. A number of guests commented on how historical and grounded in the land it felt - we loved that too. Please don't ever tart it up! It worked so well for us having the ceremony on the upper floor and then the wedding breakfast on the lower floor whilst the upper level was converted to a bar area. The fabulous caterers then moved enough tables to create a dance floor and the party continued! There was plenty of space for the guests to move around and find sun or shade according to their wishes. As you probably saw I went to town with the decorations! I couldn't have done it without being able to start on the Wednesday so that was an added bonus for me. I also really appreciated being able to go over there at various times in the last year to help me with my planning. Everyone at Great Barn Weddings was super helpful at all times and I was impressed at the speed at which you answered my questions and dealt with my requests. I will of course recommend it to everyone I know and most my local guests are already hoping to have their daughters' weddings there! Sadly I only have boys left!
The Great Barn Location & Contact Details

Address

Halden Place, Halden Lane, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JG, England

Travel Notes

What 3 Words: match.sprouting.spots

Nearest Town

Tenterden

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20

Nearest Train Station

Staplehurst

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Describe the best wedding that happened at The Great Barn ?

Too many to choose from .....

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

Research, research, research! There are so many fantastic suppliers out there!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Stunning table decorations

Describe The Great Barn in 5 adjectives

Rural, beautiful, rustic, quiet, stunning location

Where’s the best photo spot at The Great Barn ?

There are many but the orchard is my favourite

What is The Great Barn most unique feature?

Its charm

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Prompt, personal service