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Large Barn Weddings

A modern, purpose-built banqueting barn in Kent perfect for larger weddings, celebrations and events.

Large Barn Weddings

The Thorne Barn can accommodate up to 150 seated guests, making it the perfect choice for a large wedding. It also enables you to invite 50 additional evening guests for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

A modern barn wedding in Kent is the perfect way to celebrate after you have got married! It’s charming and unique – not to mention it’s a lot of fun!

Your guests will be wowed by the setting, and you’ll have a blast celebrating your nuptials in such a fun and festive environment. Plus, there’s nothing quite like dancing the night away in a large barn created for parties!

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Looking for a Kent barn with a difference?

After the legalities (choose from either the outdoor Wild Apple Orchard or the indoor rustic converted barn, The Old Malt Granary), if you’re looking for a barn venue with a difference, Thorne Barn is the perfect contemporary space that suits any wedding style, whether it is boho, classic, eclectic, elegant, formal, semi-formal, or ultra-formal, modern, rustic, reflects the season, themed, or romantic.

This stunning venue is set in the grounds of a former cauliflower farm. The Thorne Barn was once home to a cattle shed. But built from the ground up, it is now surrounded by relaxing patios and quintessentially English paddocks. This ex-farm now offers a truly unique setting for your wedding reception.

From The Ground Up

At Chapel House Estate, we have built a barn for you that allows you to decorate it and celebrate your love in your own unique style. It has air conditioning and blinds, so you won’t have to worry if it’s too hot in the summer months.

Most barns in Kent date back to the 18th or 19th centuries and have been carefully restored to their original glory. Just like these old barns, Thorne Barn features high ceilings but with all the mod cons. The Thorne Barn is a modern ‘white box’, a minimal and fresh banqueting space built for your unique celebration in mind. Being able to embellish the modern barn in any colour or style is one of the elements of this incredible purpose-built venue that makes Chapel House Estate stand out from the crowd of barn wedding venue attendees. Thorne Barn is a blank canvas wedding venue just waiting for you to add your personal swoon-worthy palette style and dreamy attire.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors ensure the barn is flooded with natural light, which is perfect for eating. The doors slide open onto the north terrace with an open fire. Beyond the terrace is a grassed paddock that can be used for a stage, festival tents and fun fairs. In addition to the conditioning, there is heating if you are planning, for example, a Christmas wedding or party. And it is soundproofed!

We have installed electric blinds for the perfect summer first dance so you can cut your wedding cake and then have your first romantic dance under the twinkle of your DJ or band’s lighting.

The after party

 After the formalities, you can let your hair down and throw one hell of a party—one of our favourite reasons for you to get married! Thorne Barn, built in 2022, has been built with your wedding breakfast in mind and your ‘after party’! In addition to great food, the large barn enables you to book the best entertainment and put together a guest list packed with all of your favourite partygoers for one excellent memory-making occasion to treasure forever.

If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable wedding, a modern barn wedding in Kent is the perfect choice. With its picturesque setting and a number of experienced and professional wedding coordinators who can help you plan your perfect show-stopping barn celebration, we would like to think you’ve just found your perfect barn!

Styling your unique wedding on the Chapel House Estate

No two weddings or barns are alike. Styling the Thorne Barn is entirely up to you. The venue, your guest lists, and the décor are all factors that contribute to a wedding’s unique atmosphere. So, if you’re planning a barn wedding in Kent, how can you ensure your big day is unique?

Firstly, consider the setting of the barn. Although modern, it is within a rural area, so you might want to embrace the natural surroundings and decorate with wildflowers and greenery. But as a modern barn, you can still create a rustic feel by incorporating rustic elements such as burlap and lace or go for a chic or modern and glamorous black tie look.

How is this possible? At Chapel House, we have given you a modern blank canvas that enables you to add colour or go all white. Or you could, for an outdoor garden venue in spring, go for a floral theme or all-pink tropical disco-themed, orchard-inspired soft apple greens, choose a modern lavender, lilac, mountain mauves and a fresh peach combo (as featured on Rock My Wedding), or create a gorgeous heady mix of, for example, bold and vibrant cherry tomato reds, blacks and hot smoked salmon pinks.

Whatever colour combination or romantic theme you choose, we can’t wait to see your colour palette and style come to life.

The lobby

The lobby is perfect for adding your welcome sign or seating plan. The lobby contains the toilets, and there is a large disabled toilet within the barn.

The Downstairs Bar

The downstairs bar is a large bar from where we can serve tea and coffee along with cocktails. See our drinks menu

The Upstairs 1920s Bar

If you want a private ‘greenroom’ bar, the gorgeous upstairs bar can be hired for an intimate gathering.

Outside Thorne Barn

The Thorne Barn has a wrap-around terrace with seating, loungers, outside heaters and large umbrellas. In addition, there is an outside log-burning fire where we just know everyone will granite towards.

Finally, one of the most important ways to ensure your barn wedding is unique is to choose a Kent Barn Wedding venue that suits both of your specific needs and requirements. We understand that there are a number of stunning barns in Kent to choose from, so take your time to find the perfect one for you. We can’t wait to show you around the Estate and start planning your large, contemporary best barn wedding in Kent!

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