Cooling Castle Barn
(also commonly referred to as just Cooling Castle
) is a justifiably popular Kent wedding venue and hosts over 300 weddings each year. It is readily accessible and is situated six miles north of Rochester. The main wedding venue is composed of three barns - the Tithe, or Great, Barn, the Fathom Barn and the Heritage Barn - which are situated next to the remains of Cooling Castle. The gatehouse, which greets you on arrival, in still in excellent condition and provides a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos.
One of the key advantages of a Cooling Castle Barn wedding is that you have everything you need on one site. No travelling between venues and losing guests en route. It's a nice compact venue but with a good variety of backdrops - good news for wedding photographers. It's also worth noting that you get a toastmaster with your wedding package who will help you keep your day on time (and will help your wedding photographer gather guests for the group shots). Outdoor ceremonies are catered for with a gazebo and the new Moat House enables brides to get ready on site.
I'm one of the preferred photographers at the Cooling Castle Barn Wedding Venue and have shot almost 50 weddings there and so am familiar with every nook and cranny. If you're planning on having your wedding there then please explore the galleries below and then email me for a quote.