Much-loved Kent wedding venue, The Ferry House, has announced plans to build a beautiful new wedding barn in time for spring 2026 weddings. Set beside the stunning Swale estuary between the wild meadows and wetlands of the Isle of Sheppey, the existing Oak Barn, Oak Gazebo and Event Suite have hosted countless celebrations.

Chris Blackledge photography at The Ferry House in Kent

Photographer credit: Chris Blackledge

The new plans mark the latest in a series of enhancements to the venue over the last decade, including landscaped wedding gardens, a waterside Gazebo, The Coach House luxury accommodation and, most recently, the Garden Lodge – a second ‘readying room’. The next, exciting chapter is to replace the current Event Suite with a stunning new Wedding Barn.

Wedding couples can now head to the Kent countryside to make their own wedding rings

Want to make everlasting memories as well as making your very own wedding rings? Even with no previous experience you can make beautiful wedding rings in Shoreham under the expert guidance of Elizabeth Anne Norris.

Take some time out from wedding planning in a rural setting, just a short hop from the city.

Spend a fun-filled afternoon on a picturesque Victorian Dairy Farm creating your own wedding rings together.

Do something completely different to walking into a shop and buying generic wedding rings.

This wedding is an absolute beauty!!! Faye & Dean styled their day with a fantasy book theme (I’d be on the Rain Wilds table, which I love!) The gorgeous pair got wed at The Ferry House, one of our favourite Kent wedding venues. Danny Jack was their photographer. The images are out of this world, and Danny gets a glowing review from Faye & Dean below!

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Danny Jack

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We were thrilled to learn that Chapel House Estate has been named Wedding Venue of the Year by the prestigious Beautiful South Tourism Awards. Chapel House Estate joined English Wedding in March 2023 and was only established in July 2022. They’ve had incredible success with all the hard work they put in to making this a dream wedding venue, and we’re over the moon to share their good news! Chapel House Estate won the gold award for Wedding Venue of the Year and was commended for being an ‘essential and exquisite destination wedding venue’.

That’s Friends with a capital F… and a part of Katie and Dean’s elegant and subtly funny wedding theme! Keep scrolling for gorgeous little Digby and his puppy dog eyes; for stunning blooms and the most romantic of days. Katie and Dean both look amazing (as all couples do on their wedding days: grooms and brides really do have that happy glow!) – and the images by Steve Barber are sublime. See if you can spot their “hidden Mickeys” – and check out more beautiful pics on our English Wedding instagram.