The Setting

Kingshill Barn is a beautiful rustic Kentish barn in a truly extraordinary setting: the heart of a 3,300 acre private farm and National Nature Reserve on an island on the North Kent Coast, 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.

They are now fully booked for 2019 but are now taking bookings for 2020 so please get in touch. Their team would be delighted to hear from you!

The Vibe

Exclusive use of Kingshill Farm for the weekend

Kingshill Farm, set within the heart of the private family run National Nature Reserve on an island on the north Kent coast, is exclusively yours for the weekend. This includes Kingshill Barn which is the centre of your wedding weekend alongside award winning unique accommodation. It is your home for the weekend to create the wedding you want.

Three day hire period

The ethos at Kingshill Barn is that a wedding is more than just that day and should feel your own-the aim is to make Kingshill Farm your home for your time there. What makes it a really special event is the ability to spend time with your family and friends in such incredible settings. You have one full set-up day prior to your big day and are welcome to use the barn the day after your wedding for a relaxed brunch. Kingshill Barn only holds a small number of weddings each year and this long hire period is a really important part of weddings here as they believe your wedding should be personal to you.

Few restrictions

Elmley believe that weddings should be personal to you and you should be able to create what you want so they allow total flexibility in any suppliers you use. There is a great choice of recommended caterers to choose from, with a huge range to suit all tastes and budgets. The recommended suppliers list has been carefully curated over years of experience to help you in your planning and to recommend great service as well as to offer inspiration, but there is total flexibility if there is somebody else you would like to bring in. Live bands are positively encouraged for the evening as there are no sound limiters! For those overnight guests, acoustic songs around the fire pit till dawn are welcome! The only request is that everyone respects the nature you are sharing Elmley with.

Wow-factor setting

A rustic barn in the middle of a 3,300 acre National Nature Reserve! The miles of wilderness views, huge skies and atmospheric landscape are breath-taking. Elmley is the only National Nature Reserve in England you are able to stay overnight in so it is a truly unique experience for you and your guests.

Unique accommodation

Along with the use of the barn, you and your guests will have the use of very special accommodation over your wedding weekend for up to 114 guests. The six unique, luxurious and award winning 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 in the newly renovated Kingshill Cottage which sleeps up to 10 guests and the soon-to-be-renovated luxurious Kingshill Farmhouse, sleeping up to 12 guests. 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 believe in being very upfront with all costs so don’t charge corkage for daytime drinks and don’t receive commission from suppliers. The evening bar is run by their staff so they are on hand to help your guests with anything they could need. The accommodation options can be paid for separately if you prefer and all pricing quoted includes VAT.

Planning support

Throughout your wedding planning, you will receive plenty of support from the small, experienced team. They are always on hand to answer any questions or help chat to suppliers and finalise your plans. 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 which has been careful curated over years of experiences and meeting great people – Kingshill Barn is often used for photoshoots and so they have a rather special list of exciting suppliers!

2020 viewings and bookings are now open so please get in touch and the team would be delighted to meet you,  hear more about your plans and offer any advice!