Kingshill Barn is a beautiful rustic blank canvas 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.
Exclusive use of Kingshill Farm for the weekend
Kingshill Farm, set within the heart of the private family run Elmley 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.
Exclusive three day hire period
The ethos at Kingshill Barn is that a wedding is more than just that day and should be your own – Kingshill Farm is 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 by having the onsite accommodation for two nights, making the farm exclusively yours. 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 you should have the time to relax and create a wedding that is personal to you.
Elmley believe that weddings should be personal to you and you should be able to create what you want therefore they allow total flexibility in the suppliers you use.
There is a great choice of preferred caterers to choose from, with a large range to suit all formalities, 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, once the barn has closed acoustic songs around the fire pit till dawn are welcome! The only request is that everyone respects the nature you are sharing Elmley with.
A rustic listed 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.
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. All of the accommodation looks out over miles of unspoilt landscape and receive incredible sunrises; a very special wake-up on your first morning as newlyweds.
The six hand crafted, luxurious and award winning shepherd’s huts offer their own escape. The newly renovated Elmley Cottage, which sleeps up to 10 guests, is a wonderfully relaxing light open plan space. Kingshill Farmhouse, sleeping up to 12 guests, is a beautiful 18th Century farmhouse which has just opened following a loving and extensive restoration and offers the experience of true luxury. The onsite accommodation is completed with the option of having up to 80 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. There is flexibility within the package to suit your own budget, the accommodation options can be paid for separately if you prefer and all pricing quoted includes VAT.
Planning and on the day support
Throughout your wedding planning, you will receive plenty of support from the small, friendly and experienced team. They are always on hand to answer any questions or offer any advice and help chat to suppliers to finalise your plans.
You will also receive a full list of their recommended suppliers and preferred caterers, which has been carefully curated over years of experiences and meeting great people, alongside a planning pack which guides you through each step of creating your dream wedding. From the day your book until the time you arrive at Elmley for your special weekend, the team are there for you to assist with anything no matter how big or small.
The team then offer background coordination on the day, making sure your day runs smoothly and to time, coordinate all of your suppliers and make sure your plans become reality. They are on hand should you need anything so you are able to relax and enjoy your special day.
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!
Chloe & Mitch
Gemma & Chris
Stef & Paul
As I’m sure you can imagine, a lot of tears have been shed over making the decision to postpone our wedding, and I just wanted to say how much we appreciate your kindness and the way you have stayed in contact with us throughout this very difficult time. We feel that we have been looked after the best possible way, during the worst possible time, and for that we are truly grateful.
Helen & Andrew
We just wanted to send a LONG overdue note to say thank you soooo much for the lovely gift that you sent for our original date – it was so thoughtful and honestly made us well up (in a really good way). We had a gorgeous day celebrating what would have been our wedding day, and getting excited about what a day we know it will be next year. We both feel so incredibly lucky to have found Elmley – because it’s beautiful (obvs) but also because you’re exactly the sort of team we want in our corner when the day does come around.
Ruth & Phil
Honestly thank you so much – you’ve obviously all thought through a lot on your end and the level of detail and thought you’ve all gone into really helps to put us at ease – so really REALLY appreciate it.