Exclusive Party or Corporate Hire | The BarnYard

The BarnYard can offer the perfect setting for your party celebration, ‘later in the day’ wedding ceremony or large corporate function. We now have three very different and very separate offerings to suit all tastes, budgets and requirements. Alternatively, we are able to offer a total exclusive hire package where all three areas can be hired at the same time.

Whatever the occasion let The BarnYard’s experienced and dedicated team help to ensure organising your celebration is stress free and enjoyable. Our attention to detail will guarantee you can relax and celebrate in style while our chefs can prepare for you exquisite food to tempt all tastebuds.

The Apple Barn And CourtYard

Our recently renovated and converted Apple Barn with integral courtyard is simply gorgeous – strung with thousands of fairylights spanning the oak rafters inside the barn and festoon lights spanning the skyline above the CourtYard outside the barn – just one word is needed – WOW !! The new oak folding chairs match the rustic wooden trestle tables we have purchased for this area which can be set out in a manner of ways. This, along with the pretty oak gazebo which sits within the Courtyard area makes this an extremely versatile space.
The Barn is equipped to the highest standards with a state of the art lighting system and fully integrated sound system. The in-house DJ decks are set high above the dancefloor situated within a darkened DJ booth which looks down onto the guests.


Our elegant marquee is a permanent structure which means that, unlike other marquees, ours is available all year round and is equipped to the highest standards with a state of the art lighting system (to bring your chosen colour scheme into the marquee) to include rotating large mirror ball and blackout twinkly ceiling, moveable stage and dance floor and fully integrated sound system with PA system, 18ft long ‘shabby chic’ white painted solid oak bar, beautiful fairylit and decorated ceiling, deluxe indoor toilets, powder room area and thermostatically controlled heating (for those long winter evenings). As a blank canvas the marquee allows you complete creativity and use of themes without compromise with a floor space which can be changed and adapted to your requirements.

Be it a black tie canapé reception and sumptuous dinner, school prom, afternoon tea party or a relaxed informal delicious BBQ The BarnYard will provide a unique setting while beautiful grounds surrounding the Marquee will ensure a stunning backdrop (both daytime and evening) and fantastic outside space to spill out onto.

Restaurant And Bar

Our beautiful oak beamed barn restaurant, mezzanine area, quirky bar and patio area are available to hire for exclusive use allowing for intimate gatherings of 25 to larger parties of up to 200 making it an ideal location for celebrations ranging from wedding reception, birthdays, anniversaries, office parties, christenings and wakes.

Our rustic bar is fully stocked with all the usual requirements and kegs of Kentish real ale can be hired in to complement what we usually offer.

The patio area is magical in the evenings with the sound of water cascading from our fabulous central copper tree fountain and all beautifully lit from both uplighters in the foliage and fairylights strung from the trees – absolutely stunning!

To enquire about our private parties please contact us – events@the-barnyard.com
We also offer private dining – please click here to find out more.

Twilight / Party Booking Menus

We offer a great selection of menus for these Twilight style weddings (or party functions) – the below examples are not exhaustive as we can prepare for you basically any catering requirement you have.

(Note for Twilight weddings – we stipulate you have to cater for ALL of your invited guests. Party functions – we stipulate a minimum of 80% of invited guests have to be catered for).

Evening BBQ - £30

Classic 100% pure Beefburger Patties served with Fried Onions

BarnYard Speciality Sausages

Marinated Chicken Tikka Drumsticks or choice of flavour Chicken Wings

Vegetarian Chargrilled Kebabs topped with Halloumi

Selection of Bread Rolls

Seasonal Leaf Salad

Potato & Chive Salad

Three Cabbage Coleslaw Salad

Beef Tomatoes & Red Onion Salad

Hot Fork Buffet - £30

Choice of two plus a vegetarian dish (if required)

Beef Goulash, Paprika, Red Peppers

Madras/ Tikka / Jalfrezi (Chicken or Lamb), Chutney, & Poppadoms

Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Mango & Fresh Mint Yogurt

Chicken with Chorizo, Basil & Sun Dried Tomato

Sauteed Pork, Cider, Sage & Mustard Sauce

Traditional Cottage Pie

Swedish Style Quorn Meatballs in a Rich Tomato Ragu (v/vg)

Depending on the choice this will either be served with rice or a suitable potato dish

Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork ‘Hog Roast Style’ with Crackling - £26

Served with Sweet and Sticky BBQ, Honey & Thyme or Spicy Korean Dressings

Wraps and Baps

Three Cabbage Coleslaw Salad


Cranberry and Apple Sauce

Pasta Station - £26

Selection of Pastas served with the following sauces




Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

Garlic Bread

Basil Oil

Burger Bar – ‘Build your own Burger’ - £26 per head

Choose two of the following to be served:-

Classic 100% pure Beefburger, Lamb Burger or Chicken Burger (Falafel also available)

Onion Rings




Tomato Slices




Condiments – Chilli Jam, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Sriracha, Mayo

Bread Rolls / Baps

(This can also be offered as an ‘add on’ to our popular BBQ option for an additional £6.95 per head)

The BarnYard Bowl Food

Small but perfectly formed, bowl food dishes are a perfect middle way between canapés and a full formal dinner. A brilliant alternative to finger and fork buffets, bowl food is served in small bowls and designed to be eaten standing up while you mingle with your guests. Prices start from £33.00 per head.

Luxury Waitress Served Cold Fork Buffet

Why not treat your guests to a sumptuous luxury cold fork buffet consisting of foods such as dressed whole Scottish Salmon garnished with King Prawns and Lobster to beautifully carved, medium cooked Sirloin of Beef. A great alternative to a formal sit down meal. Prices start from £36.00 per head.

Optional Extras

The following can be purchased in addition to your chosen food above:-

Waitress served Reception Drink – from £7 per head

Why not consider adding pre-purchased waitress served reception drinks (Champagne, Prosecco, Bucks Fizz, Pimms, Cocktails etc) to be served immediately after your wedding ceremony.

Reception Drink / 3 x Canapés per person - £16 per head

As well as a pre-purchased reception drink, and to be served at the same time, we also offer 3 canapés per person, chosen and created by the chef on the day, as a little appetiser before the main serving of food later. If you wanted a larger choice of canapes per person you can add these at £3 per canape per person.  Please ask for further details. 

Pancake and Waffle Station - £8.95 per head

Served warm from our chafing dishes

With a selection of ‘add your own’ toppings and sauces

Luxury 3 or 4 tier Cheese Tower - POA

Why not add a luxury Cheese ‘Tower’ to any of the above menu options. This makes a great alternative to the traditional wedding cake and looks superb – beautifully decorated.  Ask a member of our events team for further details and costings.  

Dessert Table - £8.95 per head

A selection of classic desserts – we can even include your all-time favourite!

Cookie Station - £6.95 per head

You and your guests can help yourselves to warm freshly baked cookies – variety of flavours

Cheeseboard - £6.95 per head

A selection of popular cheeses with chutney, apple, grapes and savoury biscuits – served on a board.

The following options are available but will depend on various factors. So please ask a member of our events team for further details on this.

Mediterranean Grazing Board - £30 per head

Selection of Mediterranean Cold Meats, Pigs in Blankets, BarnYard Sausage Plait, Fruit, Mixed Olives, Crudité with Caramelised Onion Hummus and Dip, English Cheeses, Chutneys, Pickled Onions, Flatbreads and Baguettes.  Served on a large board(s) for you and your guests to help themselves to.  (Note – only available for smaller seated parties i.e. not buffet style).

Traditional Hog Roast - £32 per head

(Regardless of amount of wedding guests invited, a minimum of 80 guests will need to be charged for)

Traditional pulled Hog with Crackling (visible in the BBQ area to you and your guests unless very cold weather when the actual hog will not be visible as will need to be cooked inside our kitchen area).  Served with apple sauce, various condiments, baps, garden salad and coleslaw.

BarnYard Finger Buffet - £30 per head

Our Chefs can prepare for you and your guests a cold finger buffet – ask a member of our events team if interested in this option.

All prices quoted are per head & include VAT at the prevailing rate, waitressing staff, white napkins, crockery & cutlery. Tablecloths charged extra if required.

 The above menu options and prices are for functions in 2022. For bookings made for future years this price may be subject to inflationary price increase and will be available in the January of the year in which you are having your function. Please ask for further details.

For more information on either the Twilight wedding offering or to enquire about a private party please contact our events team on events@the-barnyard.com who will be delighted to give you more details and any guidance required.

For more information on baby showers, baby naming ceremonies, christenings, day-time party celebrations please contact our restaurant team on restaurant@the-barnyard.com.