FAQ

Please get in contact with us and we would be happy to show you around, we can be quite flexible on times.

The bar serves until 11.30pm. We ask guests to book carriages for midnight and the venue closes at midnight.

We can seat anywhere from 50 – 150 people for the wedding breakfast and up to 250 guests in total. Weddings with ceremonies at the venue are limited to a maximum of 110 guests for the wedding breakfast.

There is ample parking at the farm, cars can be left overnight but we do ask that they are collected by midday the following day – there may be occasions where we will bring this time forward due to other events the following day.

We are a single level barn and as such there are no notable steps and have wheelchair access.

There is plenty of accommodation nearby – St Margarets Bay Holiday Park is closest and has a small hotel on site – this is about a five minute walk from the venue. The White Cliffs Hotel is nearby too, whilst both Dover and Deal have plenty of accommodation and are 10 minutes by taxi.

We use three recommended caterers for our venue – MK CateringBay Tree Catering or Blackbird Catering, all three are local to us; we know them well from having done many weddings here in the past and trust all of these to deliver you the service you deserve on your wedding day.

Unfortunately guests are not able to provide food themselves for the wedding breakfast or evening buffet – all food served on site must be served through one of our recommended caterers.

There is no corkage charge at The Barn at Reach Court Farm.

For 2017 and 2018, the wedding package we offer allows you to supply your own welcome drinks, table wine and toasts. This is up to a maximum of 3 drinks per person for welcome drinks, just under half a bottle of wine per person during the meal and a glass for toasts.

For 2019 weddings we offer a choice of 4 welcome drinks packages included in the price. We allow you to supply your own table wine and toasts, this is up to a maximum of just under half a bottle of wine per person during the meal and a glass for toasts.

Unfortunately we do not allow guests to bring their own alcohol for the evening, and all wine from the afternoon must be removed from the table at the end of the wedding breakfast (usually 6 – 6.30pm).

We have a fully stocked and staffed bar included in the hire price of the venue. There is no minimum spend at the bar.

We advise our guests to book taxis home with plenty of time to spare, sometimes there can be a long wait on a Saturday night as we are approximately 10 minutes from either Deal or Dover. Please book your taxis in advance – there are a list of taxi numbers on our suppliers page.

We allow access to the venue on the day before your wedding from 9am.

Bunting can be tied to the cables which run the length of the barn. The only thing we don’t currently allow are plastic wedding table ‘beads’ – we have gone through plenty of hoovers trying to pick them up. If there is anything that requires drilling holes or anything slightly unusual, etc. please just ask before doing.

Yes, we have ten round tables at 5 feet 6 inches that can seat up to 10 people and six trestle tables at 6ft by 2ft 2 inches which make an ideal top table. We also have 100 gold gilt padded chairs.

We have over 30 different colours from our supplier – there is plenty of choice. We also arrange additional tables and chairs for parties over 100 guests.

Candles must be in a safe and suitable container that enclose the flame.

We do, and a cake table cloth – all included in the price.

Non amplified live music is allowed until 9pm under the terms of our license.

We aren’t currently committed to using any one particular band or DJ. We can certainly recommend someone to you if you are looking for some guidance.

Generally these things are fine, there may be occasions where we might not be able to allow them – it is best to ask on a case by case basis. Bouncy castles must be able to fit on the lower lawn only.

Yes, we love ice cream!

Unfortunately our license dictates that fireworks are not allowed.

We prefer you to use bio degradable confetti if possible please.

We ask for a £1000 non-refundable deposit and then balance 6 full calendar months prior to the wedding date. We do not hold any dates until a deposit has been received.