The Oak Barn

Benenden

UKbride 5 Heart Rating
5 EXCELLENT
11 Reviews

Information For The Oak Barn

Elegance and rural charm within Kent's High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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 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.

And at the end of your wonderful day, curl up and enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbles with your newly wedded 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. Combined with a warm welcome and personal service we are confident that your wedding will exceed all expectations.

"Yesterday we were guests at Kate’s and Mike’s wedding. Your facility is a romantic vision of what a country can be. Great organisation of the property, good parking, several options of ancillary rooms, and brilliant views. This was a winter event so the outdoor space was just a view of sunlit snow dusted fields, come spring it will be even more amazing when the terraces can be used as well," Peter Horne. 3 February 2019

The Oak Barn at a Glance

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Price Range
£3000 - £8000
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Bedrooms
9
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Type of Venue
Barn
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 135
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Exclusive use farm featuring 2 stunning barns and 5 luxurious cottages set within 25 acres. Both The Oak Barn and The Byre are licensed for civil ceremonies. Beautifully restored farm with hidden state-of-the-art technology With an air-conditioning system, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove it is the perfect venue whatever the weather The romantic terrace, waterfall and lily pond are a wildlife haven and perfect for a celebratory toast or photographs We can seat approximately 130 for dinner and 250 for an evening reception Pricing Category : LuxuryMinimum Price : 3000Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 18Barn View More
Wedding Contact : Deana or Tim MawNumber of People In Team : 2Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : CranbrookNearest Airport : GatwickNearest Motorway : M25, M20Nearest Train Station : Staplehurst, Robertsbridge, Headcorn, EtchinghamChurch Within Walking DistanceUniqueUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedExternal Catering PermittedPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSound Systems Available Public Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceWater ViewGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsModern RomanticRusticStylishConference CentreGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

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The Oak Barn Reviews

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Charlotte Settle & Tom Mabelson
Wedding Date
14 Sep 2019
The Oak Barn is just the cherry on top
We got married here in September 2019 and honestly had the best experience. Incredible venue, wonderful owners and truly amazing recommendations on suppliers. Beautiful grounds, stunning accommodation and the Oak Barn is just the cherry on top. Could not more highly recommend this for your special day.
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CharlotteandGuy Diprose
Review Date
30 Sep 2019
we had our wedding here in April and Deana and Tim could not have been more helpful. We had a last minute cancellation issue with one of our providers and they bent over backwards to help us. Our day was wonderful and went so smoothly. Lovely venue and lovely people.
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Melanie Wilkins & James New
Wedding Date
01 Jun 2019
Our Beautiful Barn Wedding
We absolutely loved having our wedding at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm in early June 2019. Deana and Tim helped make our wedding such a special occasion, they were incredibly accommodating with all of our enquires, super friendly and easy to contact throughout our wedding planning process. We have received so many compliments from friends and family in relation to the Barn, many of whom were so incredibly amazed by how such a characterful venue could retain such charm and authenticity while having been modernised to such an incredibly high standard.
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Richard Gregg & Mark Andrew
Wedding Date
20 Jul 2019
A Perfect Weekend
We had our wedding at Frame Farm in July this year. The venue has been converted with amazing attention to detail and the overall setting is idyllic. Both the inside and outdoor areas provided such great spaces for all aspects our day.

The Byre gave us an intimate feel to the ceremony and accommodated our 100+ guests comfortably. The terrace was great for post ceremony drinks and was a secondary space for guests after our meal in the main barn. The courtyard enabled our guests to choose to relax outside or spend time on the dance floor.

Tim and Deana were very helpful and attentive through our whole planning process and supported all our suppliers on the day. The accommodation for guests on site is stunning and helped make the whole weekend just perfect.

I would have no hesitation recommending the venue and really encourage couples to opt to have the farm for the whole weekend, it made the day so less stressful and rushed.
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Melanie Wilkins & James New
Wedding Date
01 Jun 2019
Our Beautiful Barn Wedding
We first visited Frame Farm in March 2018, before the Oak Barn had really began its main construction, and we reserved our wedding date based on paper floor plans and computer generated images. When we returned for the launch in January 2019 we could not have been more overwhelmed by the Barn's unbelievable transformation - we knew we had made the best decision choosing The Oak Barn for our wedding reception.
You will not be disappointed if you choose to get married here. The Byre and Weavers Cottages add such fantastic opportunity to your event, you can arrange the day however you like.
We are living on all the wonderful memories, we wish we could do it all over again and cannot wait to visit Deana and Tim again soon at Frame Farm. Thank you for everything, we had the best day ever and couldn't have asked for anymore.
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Robert Hardman & Katy Lewis
Wedding Date
26 May 2019
The location is incredibly idyllic
We had our wedding at Frame Farm, on the 26/05/19. The location is incredibly idyllic, set in the beautiful Kent countyside, all of our guests were blown away with how amazing the venue was. Tim and Deana allowed us to visit the venue with our friends, family, caterers, photographer etc on numerous occasions, which made the preparation so much easier and they were on hand to assist or answer any questions when needed, over the entire period. We would recommend this venue to anyone, it's a perfect setting for such a special day and run by a lovely couple."
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Jennifer Bailey & Matthew Sussman
Wedding Date
30 Mar 2019
It was exactly what we were looking for
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for allowing us to host our wedding at the beautiful Oak Barn. As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. You have done an incredible job and I'm sure it will see the start of many happy marriages.
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Chelsea Reay
Review Date
31 May 2019
The most incredible wedding venue! The Oak Barn was still being built when we decided to book it for our wedding in March 2019, but even at planning stage we knew it was going to be something special. It didn't disappoint; the architecture is stunning, everything is finished to the highest standard, and the owners Tim & Deana are warm, friendly and efficient. It was the perfect blank canvas for us to put together the day of our dreams, with two different barn spaces and on-site accommodation for our wedding party. We could not have wished for more - can we justify booking it again for a first anniversary party?!
Response from The Oak Barn
We would love to have you all back for your first anniversary party! Your wedding day was fabulous and we are so pleased it was everything you hoped for. Thank you for having faith in us and booking the barns when they were still derelict and so fragile. How wonderful to have them restored to their former glory and back in use! Best wishes for the future.
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Chelsea Reay
Wedding Date
23 Mar 2019
helped us to achieve the cosy, boho chic vibe
A massive THANK YOU. The venue looked incredible and many guests commented on how gorgeous the barn was. It helped us achieve the cosy, boho chic vibe we wanted. We barely had to decorate as the architecture of the barn is so beautiful that it created the perfect ambience. The space is very flexible, enabling us to get the intimate atmosphere we really wanted for our wedding ceremony.

Having two spaces was perfect - we could have a band and not worry about sound checks, your set-up was ideal for our needs. Although the weather was fairly grey, the countryside views from The Byre were gorgeous and we loved being able to get some photographs on the pontoon by the pond.

We loved the bridal cottage - the lovely little finishing touches like soft towels, nice shampoo and conditioner in the showers, a really comfy bed and well equipped kitchen made it feel like a luxury experience. We loved staying on site with our closest friends and family, and the fact it’s gated was perfect for our daughter to toddle around and go and see the field of sheep whenever she wanted!

Thank you so much to both of you as well for being so wonderful to work with. From the outset you’ve been incredibly efficient and informative, super accommodating and generally lovely and friendly - we didn’t have this experience with some of the venues we looked at before choosing The Oak Barn, it really makes a difference!

Thanks also for being on hand during the day to deal with any little things that cropped up. No event will ever run 100% smoothly and it’s often how these little niggles are dealt with that make or break the day, and you certainly ensured our day was made.
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Emma Stanton & Andy Cummins
Wedding Date
23 Feb 2019
Memories were created that will last us a lifetime
We got married at The Oak Barn - Frame Farm in Feb 2019. It was such an amazing day where memories were created that will last us a lifetime. The venue is peaceful and calming nestled in the Kent countryside. It manages to balance modern and rustic perfectly, creating an intimate and private atmosphere with multiple spaces that can be used in a variety of ways for entertaining guests. it was exactly what we wanted, I just wish I could do it all again.
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Frame Farm, Iden Green Road, Benenden, Kent, TN17 4EZ

The Oak Barn

  • Frame Farm
  • Iden Green Road
  • Benenden
  • Kent
  • TN17 4EZ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

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Tim & Deana Maw, Owners

We believe that a warm welcome, personal service, stunning barns and tranquil views will ensure you are captivated by the magic of Frame Farm. It is a very special place that we look forward to sharing with you and your guests.