Describe the best wedding that happened at The Old Kent Barn?
Rather than the best wedding (because in our opinion they are all so special) we feel the best weddings are when everyone truly relaxes, enjoys all the day has to offer and then dances the night away, memories to cherish.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take everything step by step. Start with your ideas and research, choose your ceremony and reception location. From there, add each element/supplier as you would need them throughout the day from beginning to end.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Our couples are fantastic choosing their personal touches, we love to see them! Some of our favourites are personalised miniature funny pictures of the guests as their name places, sometimes these have been animated too, always a joy to allocate these to their corresponding table place during the morning and seeing their delight later when they find their place at the table.
Describe The Old Kent Barn in 5 adjectives
Welcoming, passionate, supportive, enthusiastic & consistent
Where’s the best photo spot at The Old Kent Barn?
We are fortunate to have so many favourites, the illuminated Orchard is particularly magical.
TOKB Top Tip! Check what time the sun is due to set at the time of year you are marrying, if for example in the Summer, the sun will set later and you may need to book your photographer longer to capture any night time shots.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Old Kent Barn?
We've welcomed a range of celebrity guests over the years, all of whom have been very lovely and a pleasure to look after at the barn.
What’s your favourite canapé?
It has to be the mighty parmesan arancini. These delicious crunchy parmesan risotto rice balls Japanese-style breadcrumbs, quickly deep fried are such a delicious warm treat, they even have their own following! Our honey and mustard sausage bites are a close second!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Wedding cake! We always make sure there is some wedding cake in our couple's overnight suite so they have a chance to have some cake if they have been too busy during the evening.
What is The Old Kent Barn most unique feature?
The old barn, it has been stood for over 250 years within the grounds, and has proudly been part of over 1400 weddings to date. It's unique character and welcoming feel makes it the perfect location for overnight stays, with views over the grounds in addition as a great backdrop for wedding photography.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The family of staff, who all work tirelessly looking after each couple and their wedding, we are incredibly proud of them and all of the work that they do.