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Barn Wedding Venues in Sussex

Pangdean Barn, Brighton, East Sussex

Pangdean Barn is an amazing wedding venue with indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces as well as a large garden. Nestled in the South Downs, Pangdean is only 5 miles north of Brighton just off the A23. It's a family run business and they cater to each couples individual needs to create an extra special day. They have an incredible catering team and staff to serve your guests with a delicious three course meal. The day always runs smoothly due to the experienced staff, this is very important as it relieves you of any stress as you know everything is under control. The Old Barn is very rustic and romantically lit by the fairy lights on the roof, it seats 50 - 190 guests and is perfect for ceremonies and receptions. They have lovely grounds, an outdoor ceremony area and a large grass area which is great for garden games and drinks receptions. It's important in this country to have indoor and outdoor options at a wedding venue as you can never trust the weather. Pangdean has two smaller rooms attached to the main barn where guests can hang out in between the barn being changed round from the ceremony to the reception or just to sit inside in the evening. If you walk up the hill there are views over the South Downs which is great for photos. It's a lovely venue but the barn is very dark so if you're looking for bright photos this may not be the venue for you.

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pangdean barn outdoor wedding ceremony brighton

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Hendall Manor Barns, Uckfield, East Sussex

Hendall Manor Barns is the perfect venue for smaller, intimate weddings. It has a beautiful stone wall interior and a large outdoor terrace and lawn. It is split over two levels; the top level usually used for the drinks reception and the lower level for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and dance floor. The great thing about this venue is that Nicola and Peter (the owners) encourage couples to make the space their own, they want them to get creative and make it special. There are no set packages so it's completely custom to each couple. They have a large covered parking area for all of your guests as well as lots of grounds to explore and use as backdrops for your couple photos. They also have a separate barn which can be used as accommodation for up to 6 people or for getting ready. This barn has wooden beams and brick walls, perfect for couples who like the rustic look.

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Highdown Vineyard, Worthing, West Sussex

Highdown Vineyard is located just off of the A259 in Worthing. The barn has stunning views of the vineyard and the South Downs behind it. In the summer months the vineyard is a beautiful backdrop for photographs. This venue is versatile and can cater for small or large weddings, it has a large main room and a smaller room attached usually used for ceremonies. You also have the option of having a marquee outside. They have their own caterers and offer different menus to choose from including cream tea, hog roast, BBQ and traditional wedding breakfast.

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Cissbury Barns, Findon, West Sussex

Cissbury Barns is a beautiful venue with rustic features and lots of outdoor space. There are trees and fields surrounding the venue making it very secluded as well as the barns being exclusive use to ensure privacy. They have two barns and an outdoor ceremonial area which are all registered for civil ceremony use. They can host 60-120 day guests and up to 200 evening guests. This venue is perfect for couples who want a nice relaxed wedding day with beautiful scenery. There are lots of places for photos including the horse fields, the walled gardens, the driveway and the woodland areas. The venue feels very intimate as everything is close together, the two barns, the lawns, outdoor seating areas and under cover bar. Having two barns is great as you don't have to wait for staff to turn the room around you can just use one for the ceremony and one for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. For your wedding breakfast there are amazing caterers at Cissbury; Ren's Kitchen made the best roast I've ever had. I highly recommend Cissbury Barns.

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Long Furlong Barn, Worthing, West Sussex

Long Furlong Barn is a stunning wedding venue situated in the South Downs National Park in Worthing. They have a beautiful outdoor ceremony area overlooking the fields and two barns. The Cartshed barn has exposed brick and wooden beams, it is used for ceremonies seating up to 130 guests. The Granary barn is used for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions seating between 50 and 120 guests with a maximum capacity of 150, it is a medieval style tithe barn which dates back to the 1800's. There is no accommodation but there's plenty of local hotels in Worthing.

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long furlong barn wedding venue in West Sussex
long furlong barn wedding venue in worthing, West Sussex

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Upwaltham Barns, Petworth, West Sussex

Upwaltham Barns is one of the prettiest barn wedding venues in Sussex and offers you the perfect setting for your special day. It's based near Chichester in the South Downs and has stunning countryside surroundings. The East Barn is perfect place for ceremonies, the rustic barn has a wonderful atmosphere and has great natural light from the large windows. After your ceremony, your guests can go out into the flower-filled courtyard to enjoy the drinks reception. The spacious South Barn is the ideal setting for your reception, the wooden beams and neutral colour scheme will complement your decorations perfectly.

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Laughton Barns, Lewes, East Sussex

Laughton Barns is great for country style weddings as it's got 84 acres of land with two lakes and beautiful views. The Apple Barn is for wedding ceremonies, your guests will be seated outside on the grass with the option to be covered by a marquee. There is an outside paved terrace area for your drinks reception. Then there's The Crown Barn which is perfect for wedding receptions, accommodating 80-180 guests for your wedding breakfast. The barn has been fantastically finished with exposed beams and chandeliers, the features are rustic and provide the ideal blank canvas. The best part is that an entire side of the barn can be opened up to let the outside in, you can have the feel of an outdoor event without the commitment to unpredictable weather which is a dream for UK weddings.

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The Secret Barn, West Sussex

The Secret Barn is an authentic barn on a working farm with wooden beams and original flooring. It's the perfect venue for a laid back wedding, there's a paddock for camping, an orchard for outdoor ceremonies, a lawn for games and canapés, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows, and it's at the foot of the Southdown's. They have a second barn which can be used for your wedding service or as a back up for your drinks reception if it rains. They only take a limited number of bookings so that their couples aren't rushed in and out, you get Thursday and Friday to set up and Sunday and Monday to pack away. The barn can seat between 90-110 guests for dinner, 150 standing in the evening, and 40 people can camp there. Petal and Feast are the sole caterers and florists.

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Bartholomew Barn, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Bartholomew Barn is set in the South Downs, surrounded by woodland and farmland, it’s a great venue for couples looking for a country barn wedding. The barn is licensed for civil ceremonies throughout the year, and can also be the venue for your wedding breakfast, seating up to 120 guests. The two large windows fill the barn with lots of natural light, there are also fairy lights wrapped around the beams giving you romantic evening lighting. You can use the front lawn for your drinks reception, garden games, a bouncy castle or for putting up a marquee. The bluebell woods at the back of the venue are perfect for couple photos.

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Bartholomew barn West Sussex wedding venue

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Swallows Oast, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Swallows Oast is a beautiful wedding venue, the barn can comfortably seat 100 guests downstairs. An adjoining marquee can be extended from the Oast to the Courtyard, this is an optional extra to create more space, popular during the winter months. If you choose to have the ceremony and reception in the barn the staff will change the room around after the wedding breakfast to make space for the evening reception dance floor and entertainment. The Swallows Pavilion holds a full licence to perform a civil ceremony fit you're hoping to have an outside wedding. Inside The Oast there is a spiral stairway which leads to a spacious gallery which can be used for extra tables, buffets, musicians or singers. There are lots of beautiful locations for photography here including the Swallows Trail which leads to amazing countryside views. There is also a playground and willow maze at the top of the trail for children.

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swallows oast East Sussex wedding venue

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The Sussex Barn, Hellingly, East Sussex

The Sussex Barn is a beautiful 400 year old grade two listed oak framed barn situated on a working farm in Hellingly. They can hold Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies both inside the main barn and outside in the courtyard. They offer exclusive access to the barn and the courtyard one day before your wedding day and the day after allowing you plenty of time to create your perfect setting. The enclosed and private courtyard on the east side of The Sussex Barn gives you a wonderful space to greet your guests after your ceremony or perhaps a place for an evening hog roast or BBQ. The barn is only available for hire from May to September. They only hold one event per weekend so the barn, courtyard and grounds are exclusively available for you.

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The Cherry Barn, Rye, East Sussex

The Cherry Barn is located on a 400 acre working sheep and fruit farm in the Sussex countryside. With its backdrop of orchards and farmland, is a stunning location for a rural wedding. The traditional oak framed barn has been fitted with full height glass doors and windows that overlook the orchard and give views of the surrounding countryside. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of elegance, romance and rustic charm, then The Cherry Barn is the place for you. It offers an enchanting blank canvas for those wanting to add their own style to a wedding or party. The main barn can seat up to 150 guests. The venue is available for 48 hour rentals so it is exclusively yours for the whole weekend. The oak framed gazebo means they can also offer outdoor wedding ceremonies. For those looking to celebrate their union in the woodland or under an oak tree, a celebrant led blessing is the perfect solution. The venue has so many amazing features including a pond with a white bridge, cherry trees, a gazebo for outdoor ceremonies, an orchard, a patio, and lots of land which can be used for parking and/or glamping.

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