The Oak Barn

Frame Farm

Why get married at The Oak Barn Events Venue?

If you are planning a rustic-themed wedding, as recommended caterers, we want to introduce you to The Oak Bar, Frame Farm, Events Venue, run and owned by Tim and Deana.  Frame Farm is a totally charming and elegant exclusive wedding venue, nestled in a peaceful valley below the village of Benenden.

The stunning Grade II listed barn has been carefully restored by Deana and Tim to create a versatile and unique space, that retains its wonderful historic character.   With a magnificent high vaulted roof, you are going to fall in love with the barn.  It is perfect for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and you will be sure to have a joyful day in beautiful surroundings.

What is the best time of the year to get married at The Oak Barn, Events Venue?

As the recommended caterers, when we meet couples for the first time, we are often asked what’s the best time of year to get married at The Oak Barn.  You will be delighted to learn this rustic barn perfectly marries the old with the new and offers you a blank canvas waiting to be transformed any time of the year. In the summer there is air-conditioning and the glass doors, that let the sunshine flood into the barn all year round, can be opened to enable guests to wander out into the courtyard.  But, in cooler months or during inclement weather, there is also luxurious underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove, to keep you and your guests cosy on the first night of your married life.

The gardens are naturalistic in style, with terraces softened with waving grasses that create a backdrop to the year-round colour from perennials.  Beyond the garden, there are 20 acres that enable you to explore the rolling countryside with your photographer, for those more intimate shots.

What else does The Oak Barn in Benenden, event venue have to offer recently engaged couples?

Within the 25 acres at Frame Farm, there are two spectacular barns; The Oak Barn and The Byre and in addition, the fabulous accommodation in Weavers Cottages.  All have been lovingly restored and modernised and can be hired for your wedding, event (corporate, celebration of life and special occasions), or just to get away for a retreat.  And guess what? We are a recommended caterer, and we can’t wait to share your big day or event!

The venue and cottages are all grouped around a traditional, now paved, farmyard, making it easy for your guests.  The Weavers Cottages converted from an old weaving house built in 1607, has been beautifully renovated to offer five cottages with contemporary interiors.  Weaver’s Cottages features seven double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms and can sleep up to 18 guests.

What it means to be a recommended caterer at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, Events Venue

We are so proud to be a recommended caterer at The Oak Barn in Benenden, Events Venue.  Its charming historic, rustic setting, with all the contemporary features, makes it the perfect venue from which to start your married life together or event.

This classic Barn is incredibly versatile, seating up to 130 people for dinner or it can be used for more intimate weddings or events.  We offer a full catering service which can include canapes, formal or informal, grazing and sharing wedding breakfast along with evening food but also cutlery, linen, tea and coffee etc. and by request, we can manage your drinks and help to style your wedding, by working with a team of amazing suppliers to include furniture hire, flowers, cakes etc.

Touchays barn wedding food ideas, perfect for The Oak Barn in Benenden, Events Venue

If you are considering a more laid-back, but chic wedding, then a ‘rustic wedding menu’ should be the perfect wedding style for you. We always recommend letting the season and local produce help shape your menu to some extent; that way you will not only get the best value but also the best ingredients, the bedrock of a successful wedding menu.

  • Instead of canapes why not introduce a cocktail hour food station option where everyone can feast on their favourite ‘love bites’
  • For your starters, you could include sharing platters and now we even offer rustic sharing boards for your mains that might include roast chicken or lamb with vegan alternatives
  • At Touchays, we love how grazing tables have taken centre stage at weddings. Grazing tables enable you to provide a colourful spread of food, in a modern and contemporary way, that guests just love feasting from and which can even include your deserts
  • An ice cream bar will be a firm favourite for everyone especially if it’s a sunny day
  • For your evening reception, you can include an on-trend, irresistible, range of great handmade pizzas at a pizza station or go for a more traditional BBQ station
  • For the evening, let us present the most delicious looking cheese tower, using local cheeses surrounded by artisan breads, crackers and homemade chutneys and for those with a sweet tooth doughnut tower or two!


Kind thanks to the amazing Photographers

Nicola Dawson Photography

Natalie Evans Photography

Will Fuller Photography

Matilda Delves Photography

 John Knight Photography

Rebecca Carpenter Photography

Venue | @theoakbarnff The Oak Barn

Stylist |Locate to Create

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Kerryann Makeup

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