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.

Header image by fabulous Lake District wedding photographer Jaye Peg Photography

We are lucky to have a diverse landscape and some spectacular venues for weddings in England. Here are some absolute faves from our real wedding archives to inspire your wedding venue search! Is yours on the list?

1. The Lake District

I’m biased: I am SO biased. But home for me is on the edge of the Lakes and I can’t think of anywhere more beautiful to get wed than the Lake District. You can catch up with all our latest Lake District weddings on the blog. Favourite venues include Broadoaks Country House, New House Barn, and The Gilpin Hotel.

English Wedding member The Ferry House is delighted to reveal a new, second ‘readying room’; The Garden Lodge, just one of a long list of exciting developments at their waterside barn wedding venue in Kent.

In a secluded spot of their 1.5 acre Kitchen Garden, it’s the ideal space – far enough from the venue that you have privacy to help settle any big day nerves, but close enough so that you still feel part of the action. Enjoy brunch platters of freshly baked pastries, a selection of homemade rolls, sweet fruit picked from your garden surrounds and a fruit juice or few glasses of fizz on the terrace – perfect for that bit of calm and fresh air before you say ‘I do’.

Featured image by Steve Barber Photography

Would you like a little peek around a gorgeous wedding venue?

All of our lovely wedding suppliers, venues and photographers get their very own page on English Wedding, and we’ve just added this wonderful video tour to our listing for The Ferry House in Kent.

If your vibe is rustic yet refined, and you love the idea of being surrounded by nature in tranquil surroundings, this award winning Kent wedding venue could be perfect for your best day ever!

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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’.