Weddings and venue hire at Smallhythe Place
Hire the unique 17th-century Barn Theatre for an event or function and enjoy the idyllic countryside views at Smallhythe Place. The theatre in Kent is ideal for work and personal occasions such as weddings and conferences, where guests can also appreciate the pretty cottage gardens at the historic home of Victorian actor Ellen Terry. Find out what's available for venue hire space at Smallhythe Place.
Book a special event at The Barn Theatre
The Barn Theatre is a charming location for an event or function, including a birthday party or anniversary. The historic venue is also ideal for office gatherings including conferences and work social events.
The theatre is set within the picturesque cottage garden at Smallhythe Place, where guests can enjoy the surrounding Kent countryside.
The historic stage has welcomed many theatre legends including Sir John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, and Dame Eileen Atkins.
Wedding days at Smallhythe Place
The 17th-century theatre provides an intimate and unique venue for your wedding day. Couples can get married on stage and have exclusive use of the cottage garden, ideal for wedding photographs with guests.
Wedding ceremonies can be held on closed days in season, so couples can enjoy the exclusive use of the characterful theatre and the scenic views.
Although the venue is unable to cater a reception after the wedding, guests can enjoy celebratory drinks and canapés with friends and family in the cottage garden.
Help with organising an event
The team at Smallhythe Place regularly host a wide programme of events in The Barn Theatre and can offer their experience in organising functions. They are happy to discuss any suggestions for an event and will help guests plan their special occasion.
As the venue space is a working theatre it can be dressed to impress by the team, who can help with event decoration or wedding ceremony ideas.
Contact Smallhythe Place to hire The Barn Theatre
National Trust places are very popular for proposals and weddings. Read some stories from real couples to find out why they chose us for their special day.
From castles and ruins, to abbeys and even pubs, we have a wonderful selection of venues for your wedding day.
Find out what makes Smallhythe Place a unique house to visit with its cottage garden and historic working theatre.
Discover this charming cottage garden surrounding the house, with borders packed full of flowers, an orchard underplanted with bulbs and roses tumbling over the front of the house.
Find out about the Victorian actor Ellen Terry as you browse through the rooms in the house, which have been lovingly turned into a museum packed full of artefacts from her life.
Discover the history of Smallhythe Place, from a centre for royal ship building to the home of Ellen Terry, one of the most famous Shakespearean actors of the Victorian times.
Joanna Lumley follows in some famous footsteps as patron of the Barn Theatre. Discover how her local connections, love of the stage and acting pedigree make her the perfect choice.
Find out about the work we do in the winter months to maintain and conserve the museum, house, theatre and garden at Smallhythe, ready for the next season, including costume conservation.