Kingshill Barn is a beautiful rustic Kentish barn in a truly extraordinary setting: the heart of a 3,200 acre private farm and Nature Reserve, Elmley.
It is a special place with a stunning wild beauty and huge, evocative skies. It’s on a real island but is in easy reach – only an hour from London and close to the M2, M20 and M25 and the fast train.
As well as the breathtaking wilderness views, the coastal island setting also gives the light here a really special quality – Elmley is a photographer’s paradise. The south-east coastal setting also means that Elmley has more sunshine and less rain than the rest of Kent and the country. In fact for those geographers amongst you Elmley is on a 17 inch rain contour which means they have as little rain as parts of the Sahara! (Disclaimer: but we are making no guarantees… this is the UK afterall!)
This beautiful venue is very nearly full for 2019 and will open for 2020 in the Autumn.
Exclusive use of Kingshill Farm
Kingshill Farm is in the middle of a private family run National Nature Reserve and is exclusively yours for the hire period. The includes Kingshill Barn which is the heart of your wedding weekend.
Three day hire period
The ethos at Kingshill Barn is that a wedding is more than just that day. What makes it a really special event is the time you can spend with your family and friends both before the day, dressing the barn and doing the last minute exciting preparations, and on the day after to reflect, unwind (and laugh). Kingshill Barn only holds a small number of weddings a year and this long hire period is a really important part of weddings here. You have one full set-up day and are welcome to use the barn the day after your wedding for a relaxed brunch.
You are entirely free to use any supplier you like, including caterers. Live bands and good discos are positively encouraged! For those glamping, acoustic songs around the fire pit till dawn are welcome! The only request is that everyone respects the nature you are sharing Elmley with. This does mean that they can only allow a small number of additional evening guests.
A rustic barn in the middle of a 3,200 acre National Nature Reserve! The miles of wilderness views, huge skies and atmospheric landscape are breathtaking.
Along with the use of the barn you and your guests will have the use of very special accommodation over your wedding. The six unique– and luxurious – shepherd’s huts look out over miles of unspoilt landscape and receive incredible sunrises; a very special wake-up on your first morning as Mr & Mrs. There is also more on-site accommodation available in Kingshill Cottage and the soon-to-be-renovated luxurious Kingshill Farmhouse. You also have the option of having more guests on-site with a pop-up bell tent village for the Saturday night.
No hidden costs
Pricing at Kingshill Barn is honest and transparent. They don’t charge corkage and don’t receive commission from suppliers. The accommodation options can be paid for separately if you prefer and all pricing quoted includes VAT.
Throughout your wedding planning, you will receive plenty of support and you are welcome to visit in the run-up to keep your vision on track! In fact, if you’d like to stay over before your big day you are welcome to discounted stays in the Shepherd Huts so you can experience Elmley at night and create your vision at your leisure!
You will also receive a full list of their recommended suppliers ranging from caterers to florists – Kingshill Barn is often used for photoshoots and so they have a rather special list of exciting suppliers!
2019 viewings and bookings are now open so please get in touch!