The Oak Barn, Frame Farm – An Eco-Friendly Haven for Timeless Celebrations

Written by Caitlin Hoare
Image by Jackson & Co.
Rustic, relaxed, friendly, flexible, eco-friendly, exclusive and unique.

We are delighted to reintroduce The Oak Barn, Frame Farm to you today—an inspiring venue in Kent that continually captures our attention and admiration. Here, owners Deana and Tim have meticulously crafted an inclusive, eco-conscious wedding retreat that profoundly respects its history whilst fully embracing a sustainable future. Their commitment to the environment is evident in every detail, from solar power to a landscape rich with newly planted trees.

We always look forward to hearing from The Oak Barn Frame Farm team because not only are they passionate about sustainability and have an exceptional venue on their hands, but at the heart of each wedding is the ethos that a wedding is a whole experience and not just the day. Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful barn wedding venue as we hand over to owner Deana…

Notes from the Venue

Our Venue

Welcome to The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, our eco-friendly barn wedding and events venue nestled in an idyllic valley on the Kent and Sussex border within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here, amidst the enchanting setting of nature, we invite you to breathe, connect, and celebrate love in a place where every detail is a testament to sustainability and timeless romance.

The story of Frame Farm dates back to 1607, but it became our beloved family home in 2015. Since then, we have lovingly transformed it into a working farm and wedding and events venue, seamlessly blending heritage, contemporary design and environmental mindfulness to create a rustic yet modern space. The estate comprises The Oak Barn, The Byre, Pole Barn and Weavers’ Cottages, all thoughtfully designed with wheelchair accessibility, including one of our cottages. This inclusive feature adds a unique touch to your wedding experience, ensuring that every guest can seamlessly navigate and fully enjoy the happy occasion. With the addition of 22 acres of pristine gardens and grounds, our venue offers a truly breathtaking backdrop for bespoke wedding celebrations.

Eco-Friendly Ethos

Beyond being a beautiful venue, The Oak Barn, Frame Farm is committed to sustainability. Our farm has won multiple awards for sustainable practices, a testament to our dedication to minimising our environmental footprint from day one. Every aspect of our operation is designed to give nature a helping hand; from the meticulous restoration of the Grade II listed threshing barn to the planting of 500+ trees and the use of renewable energy across the estate, our eco-friendly ethos is ingrained in every detail and considered at every decision.

Multi-Day Weddings

At The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, we believe that love should be celebrated at leisure, which is why we extend an invitation not just for a day but for an entire weekend of festivities. We invite you and your loved ones to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the picturesque Kent countryside with exclusive access to our versatile spaces. Whether you envision a grand three-day affair or an intimate gathering, The Oak Barn, The Byre, and the Pole Barn offer enchanting settings for each phase of your wedding, ensuring a seamless flow from ceremony to reception and beyond.

A Personal and Flexible Approach

What sets us apart is our unwavering belief in a hands-on, personal approach; in fact, this forms the essence of our wedding experience. From the initial planning stages to the execution of your celebration, we prioritise responsiveness, ensuring that queries are met with prompt and thoughtful solutions. As a family-run venue, we are deeply invested in the happiness of our couples and their special day, which translates into genuine care, a personal touch tailored to each couple’s vision, and a dedication to crafting moments that resonate with your unique love story.

We also know that flexibility is key to crafting your dream wedding, and our venue provides just that. Choose from five idyllic ceremony sites, each offering a unique but equally beautiful backdrop for your vows, no matter what nature has in store. The Oak Barn, with its sky-high ceilings and historic features, and The Byre, a more intimate and contemporary space with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, are just two options among many, including indoor and outdoor with far-reaching countryside views, and the charming local church. Retaining the character of its humble origins, the Pole Barn is our most versatile events space, perfect for a laid-back drinks reception and memorable couple’s portraits.

Our personal, flexible approach, paired with exclusive hire, allows you and your family and friends to indulge in your own private country estate for the entire weekend. Relax on the private terrace, explore tranquil gardens, and meander through far-reaching fields shared only with our beloved sheep.

Approved Caterers

We’re incredibly passionate about partnering with trusted local catering suppliers, ensuring that your wedding feast celebrates local flavours and sustainable practices. From exquisite banquets to relaxed sharing feasts, our catering partners work with you to craft a menu showcasing the best of Kent’s local produce.

As a no-corkage venue, you can bring your own beverages if you wish. Alternatively, speak to our catering partners about their carefully curated selection, which includes local wines, craft beers, and bespoke cocktails.

Planning Advice

One piece of advice for a couple planning their wedding at a venue such as The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, would be to fully embrace the multi-day wedding experience. Booking a venue with this option means you can enjoy an exclusive retreat for the entire wedding weekend, allowing you to savour each moment with your loved ones, create lasting memories, and celebrate love in a leisurely and genuinely personalised manner.

With versatile spaces like The Oak Barn, The Byre, and the Pole Barn available, couples who book our venue can not only curate a diverse range of experiences, from intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations, but they can also take advantage of the luxurious accommodation at our Weaver’s Cottages, allowing you to make the most of the joyous moments spent with your closest friends and family.

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