The Redfords band always enjoy performing at Winters Barns because its friendly. The team always help to make the day the very best it can be. The band can set up quickly and soundcheck quietly, so as not to disturb the wedding party.
Where in Kent
Winters Barns is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury and in the heart of the Kent the garden of England. There are panoramic views across the countryside . The venue is a restored Kentish barn. It is constructed with oak timbers and feather edge cladding under a Kent peg tiled roof. The beam work is exposed internally and exudes charm. It is a truly “Darling Buds of May” experience.
The bride and bridesmaids have a fully converted salon so they can prepare for the wedding. The groom and best men also have a dedicated male salon. The boys are separate and discreetly away from the girls.
Open Air Ceremonies
Winters Barns have the facilities for open-air Weddings. Ceremonies are conducted in an open-fronted barn for summer weddings. These take place in the garden and adjacent to the very pretty mill pond which has beautiful with a white arched bridge over it. In the winter or if you prefer and indoor wedding there is a specially allocated ceremony room so every eventuality is catered for. The Redfords acoustic duo often play at open air ceremonies.
After the ceremony
After the wedding, dining for the bridal party and guests takes place in the main barn. It has striking fully exposed oak beams and an impressive timber floor. Following the wedding breakfast and the traditional cutting of the cake, the double doors from the main barn are opened, revealing the adjacent room where the band will invite the wedding party to join the bride and groom for the first dance to their specially chosen song. This heralds at the start of a wonderful evening in a wonderful venue.
A typical wedding for The Redfords at Winters barns starts with their arrival at 6 pm at the rear of the ceremony room. where it is able to load in onto the raised stage without any disruption to the proceedings which are taking place at the wedding breakfast.
Once set up the band will normally leave the venue to go and have dinner and return in good time to change and be ready start. Their performance usually around 8 pm or whenever the bride and groom request.
Over night accommodation
Accommodation is available onsite in beautifully converted brick built outbuildings. The bride and groom and special guests can relax and enjoy the whole wedding experience. Two newly converted self-contained timber buildings have been added to the tasteful and well-appointed accommodation the venue has to offer.