The Kent Barns
Cooling Castle Barn, which dates back to the 17th century, is in a tranquil village setting adjacent to Cooling Castle, located only 10 minutes from all major transport links and within easy reach of London. Consisting of three barns surrounded by idyllic walled gardens, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere; it is the perfect venue for your wedding.
The original architecture of the barns and the outstanding beauty of the surrounding rural countryside will captivate your guests. Each of our three barns has its own individual character, charm and purpose - which is perfectly complimented by our luxury onsite accommodation. An enclosed complex, Cooling Castle Barn creates a haven and distinct landmark in amongst the wilds of the North Kent Marshes.
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The Tithe Barn is the largest of our three barns and has been sympathetically renovated to provide a traditional and atmospheric environment for all styles of event. Offering high exposed beams and natural brickwork, it can be decorated to suit every taste and style.
Used for your wedding breakfast & evening celebrations, this space creates an elegant but understated backdrop that is sure to impress your guests. This barn can seat up to 160 guests for a served meal, 250 guests for evening events, and holds 200 theatre style seats for conferences.
In the grandeur of our enchanting Fathom Barn we conduct the civil ceremony. The dramatic entrance of the Bride starts from our beautiful adorned balcony, continuing down the staircase – enabling everyone to fully admire the bridal party and creating a spectacular and memorable start to everyone’s day.
The bridal entrance concludes with a 60ft promenade down the aisle towards the ceremony dais decorated with flickering candles. Alternatively, within our beautiful landscaped garden is our pavilion, which is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies.
Being our newest and most contemporary barn, it is light and airy overlooking the well-maintained gardens. This barn is a fantastic meeting point for your guests upon arrival.
With a warm and welcoming feel, comfy sofas & plenty of seats, it is a relaxed environment for your guests to enjoy refreshments and socialise.