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Ruffynes Barn is approved by Kent County Council as a venue for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships. Guests often take the 5 minute stroll down the lane back to the barn after the church service in the beautiful local church, St. Martins.


Ruffynes Barn can be hired for concerts. Both the barn and garden are lovely settings for concerts. Classical, folk, country – the acoustics in the barn make it a great venue for many different types of music!


With over 500sq metres of space Ruffynes Barn is perfect for events such as poetry, photography, literature and art exhibitions. The indoor and outdoor space of the barn can be used for pretty much any event!

About The Barn

2021 Weddings – some availability
2022 Weddings – taking bookings now
2023 Weddings – taking bookings now

With its original, exposed oak timber beams, Ruffynes Barn offers the perfect setting for you to create the wedding of your dreams.

The barn is family-run meaning you can be sure to have exclusive use of the barn and all its facilities for the full duration of your Kent countryside wedding.

Sympathetically renovated to be the perfect backdrop for your wedding day, Ruffynes Barn works equally well with brightly coloured flower arrangements, vintage creams or a country-style natural look – the barn always looks bespoke to your taste, making your special day even more fabulous.

Should you wish the barn has plenty of space for a well-seated top table, but both the indoor and outdoor space are intimate enough to provide a lovely warm atmosphere.

  • Award Winning Restoration

    The first phase of the restoration project of Ruffynes was completed in 2007, winning a Conservation Award. The barn buildings were lovingly restored in 2012 with the same attention to detail.

  • Beautiful Kent Countryside

    Situated in the lovely village of Aldington, Ruffynes Barn is 75 minutes drive from London, 30 minutes drive from Canterbury and its only 38 minutes on the Javelin train to Ashford from London.

  • Capacity of 150 seated

    Many guests enjoy using the lawned garden for champagne and canapés before easily seating more than 150 people in the barn itself. The perfect blend of space and atmosphere.

  • Caterer, Marquee & Photographer

    You may already have the caterer, photographer, cars, band and church sorted. We’re happy to introduce you to our local caterer and other superb suppliers who will make your day extra special.

What our guests say about us

Ruffynes Barn looked fantastic in the winter twilight. We had 100 people join us for mulled wine and canapés after our daughters Christening. The twinkling lights, festive decorations and wonderful venue were perfect. I have no hesitation recommending Ruffynes Barn as a venue.

Paul & Vicky’s Christening PartyDecember 2013

It was a joy turning the barn into a winter wonderland for a fabulous New Year’s Eve bash complete with 20 foot Christmas Tree and fondue for 40 after a champagne reception for 100.  Ruffynes Barn is a terrifically versatile venue for all manner of events

James & Vicky’s New Years FeastDecember 2013

We are so glad we chose Ruffynes Barn as our wedding venue. The barn is stunning and exactly what we wanted for our rustic Kentish wedding. James and his family could not have been more helpful in the run up to the event, answering all of our questions and meeting with us on multiple occasions. Their ‘blank canvas’ approach allowed us to have the day exactly as we wanted it and the recommended suppliers were fantastic. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

Lucie & James WeddingJune 2016

We picked Ruffynes barn for our wedding for its flexibility. We loved that we could decorate as we wanted, provide our own catering, music and alcohol. We spent 2 days decorating the barn in the run up to the wedding. The barn is beautiful, and we were so happy with the finished product. This is a great venue for a relaxed couple who want to provide a beautiful venue to host a great party. Thank you to the Lloyd family for all your help in making our day such a special one!!

Rosa & Sam’s WeddingJune 2016

We had the most perfect day in your beautiful barn, it was great having a venue we could put our own stamp on and personalise! You were so helpful from the very beginning, recommending local suppliers (Sally was brilliant!) and helping to put my mind at ease about any concerns we had. It was the English country wedding we had dreamed of.

Anna & Will’s WeddingJuly 2016

We were delighted with Ruffynes Barn, its the perfect spot, and we highly recommend it. The barn itself is absolutely stunning – utterly beautiful with a really warm and special atmosphere. Wonderful to be able to have the ceremony there too. Finally, James was an excellent host – always so helpful, a great calming influence both in the run up and on the day!

Lizzie & Simon’s WeddingAugust 2016

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