The Oak Barn, Frame Farm

(47)
£8000 - £14800 for Venue Hire
Up to 135
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£8,000
Maximum Price
£14,800
Exclusive use of three 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 • All 3 barns are licensed for civil ceremonies, alcohol sales, events and music • Fully equipped commercial kitchen • Ladies and Gentlemens' toilets in The Oak Barn with up-cycled horse trough basins • Disabled toilet in 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
10
Sleeps No. of People
20
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Other
Full Description
Heritage, character and rural beauty all combine in perfect harmony at The Oak Barn. Nestled in an idyllic valley in the heart of Kent's High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, every detail of this exclusive Grade II listed venue has been designed to make the perfect setting for your special day. Frame Farm has a series of stunning buildings dating from 1607 which include three reception barns, The Oak Barn, The Byre and the Pole Barn, as well as six luxurious Weaver's Cottages for you and your guests. The awe-inspiring Oak Barn has a magnificent high vaulted roof, glass frontage overlooking the courtyard, hidden state of the art technology, underfloor heating and a cosy wood burning stove; every modern convenience in a breathtaking old threshing barn yet with an intimate feel. With classic elegance and tranquil views, The Byre offers a graceful space perfectly suited for ceremonies or more intimate receptions, or it can be transformed into an entertainment room for the children. The romantic terrace, waterfall and lily pond are a wildlife haven and perfect for a celebratory toast or photographs. The Pole Barn, our large open fronted barn offers a more rustic style and comes complete with fairy lights and power. Used as our wood store and home to a working 1956 Fordson Major tractor, the chopped wood, original oak door from The Oak Barn and rusty decorative screens make this another unique location for nuptial vows, photographs and games within our farmyard. And at the end of your wonderful day, curl up and enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbles with your spouse in our sumptuous Wedding Cottage. With views across the surrounding sheep pasture, you will love the magic of this romantic rural setting whatever the season.

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
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(47)
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Emily & Ollie
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
The most perfect day- AMAZING VENUE
We had the most perfect day celebrating our wedding day at The Oak Barn in Benenden. Hayley, Deana and Tim were fantastic in ensuring our day went as smoothly as possible and made it just magical. We had originally planned our wedding for 2020 but unfortunately had to postpone twice due to the pandemic. The farm is just so beautiful and we were lucky enough to have the lovely sheep roaming in the fields opposite the Byre. The barn is just wonderful and we spent the day before decorating it beautifully which was so much fun! We were extremely lucky to have amazing weather so we had some gorgeous sunset photos in the field. So many lovely photo spots including the bridge over the pond and the tractor. Cocktails and canapes on the patio in the sun with our band playing was another lovely hilight. We hired the cottages over the weekend which were brilliant- so gorgeous inside and spacious, perfect for our close family and friends to stay the night. We had breakfast altogether the next morning too, croissants heated up in the ovens which was lovely. We would recommend The Oak Barn to anyone who is looking for a stunning and rustic venue with a super friendly and helpful team! :) Many thanks, Emily & Ollie xx
M
Mark Farrington & Harriet Farrington
Wedding: April
May 2022
Thank you both so much for making our day so special
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding celebrations so special. We’re sure like many of your couples that had to go through the drama of rearranging their wedding on numerous occasions, it’s not been an easy path for us to get here, but throughout the whole process, you were both extremely kind and patient with us and the end result is a day we’ll look back on in many years to come with big smiles and laughter. Your team on the day were fantastic. Everyone went above and beyond. When we saw The Oak Barn all those years ago, we fell in love with the place and it’s amazing to see how the place has continued to grow. You’ll be pleased to hear we had so many compliments from friends and family about the venue, particularly about the barn itself with its beautiful beams and architecture.
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Deborah O’Mahony & Steve English
Wedding: April
May 2022
The Oak Barn and the service you provided more than surpassed my expectations!
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your endless time, patience and willingness to accommodate our somewhat quirky requests. You and your team were so professional and went over and above to make the day run seamlessly. I can't thank you enough for managing the logistics and really allowing us the opportunity to sit back and enjoy our special day. The venue is absolutely stunning and, by all accounts, raised quite a few 'oohs' when our guests arrived. It truly is an extraordinary venue and having researched plenty of places from traditional wedding venues to National Trust venues to gastropubs to fields where we could have a Tipi festival style wedding, I am so happy we chose The Oak Barn. With my job, I am used to having to source venues, hotels, houses etc. which have a level of luxury and attention to detail that consequently makes my own expectations in a personal capacity that much higher. I can categorically say The Oak Barn and the service you provided more than surpassed my expectations - it really was just perfect. It met all our requirements from the authentic barn that still retains its rustic interior whilst having the modern eco-friendly additions to the view out of The Byre to the cottages with the luxury interiors. Your incredibly hard work turning a derelict barn and outbuildings to this truly wonderful venue is much to be proud of. There were times later on in the process where I questioned should we have booked a dry hire venue because of the extra organising of furniture, bar etc., but that was partly down to me working extraordinarily long hours and not always having the time to dedicate to it, but I can say it was absolutely 100% all worth it because I could bring my vision of the wedding I wanted to life with your help, something that would not have been possible in a traditional wedding venue. I feel I keep saying 'I' or 'my vision' as though Steve didn't have a part of it, but he was just happy to let me get on with it and as far as he was concerned, it was 'a nice day out'. Obviously as the day unfolded, he was utterly blown away about the venue and how it all came together. We have had such positive feedback from our guests about the day itself and how it is the best wedding they have ever been to. We could not have done this without you, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
C
Craig & Clémence
Wedding: November
May 2022
They genuinely care about you and your needs
Our wonderful November Wedding. We recently enjoyed our wedding day at the Wonderful Oak Barn. Where to begin as there are so many outstanding qualities! First, Tim & Deana are wonderful. They genuinely care about you and your needs. You’re not ‘one of their customers’ but instead treated like a VIP from minute one. Any requests are handled. They are very organised and attentive, even in the face of the usual last-minute snag! The barn is a lovely place to be overall and the grounds around make for perfect pictures, seemingly all year round. The cottages located on site are perfect for guests and make the whole experience relaxed and enjoyable. It really is the perfect location and host for your special day. We can only recommend them!
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Rebecca and Mike
Wedding: October
May 2022
A huge heartfelt thank you
Where do we even begin! What an absolutely beautiful venue, run by the most welcoming and friendly couple. Thank you so much, Tim and Deana, for making our wedding planning such and enjoyable memory. You were incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating every step of the way and even gave us some ideas to incorporate into our special day. We feel incredibly lucky to have found The Oak Barn to host of wedding reception and know that it will be a day that will be remembered by our family and friends for a very long time. It is absolutely stunning and allowed us to host the most gorgeous autumnal wedding, more than we could have ever even imagined! A huge heartfelt thank you!
J
Jenn and Sam
Wedding: October
May 2022
FAULTLESS!
In one word - faultless. We had our wedding at The Oak Barn a few weeks ago, but right from day 1 we had a great feeling about the place. Tim/Deana clearly take a lot of pride in the venue they've created. They are enthusiastic, super responsive and helpful and have supported us with the million questions that have come their way. Not to mention, the dreaded moving of our wedding date when the virus got in the way. The venue is gorgeous, surroundings tranquil, and exactly the peaceful (pre-party!) wedding that we wanted. Many of our guests also commented on how lovely the venue was. Tim & manager Matt seamlessly took care of multiple things on the day/evening without us even realising. The Cottages on site were perfect for our immediate family and friends and they made for such a comfy stay on the night of the wedding. We whole-heartedly recommend this venue to anyone considering them. DO IT! You won't be disappointed!
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 Pole Barn......

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!