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Hendall Manor Barns Wedding Guide

This blog should give you all the information you need to know about getting married at Hendall Manor Barns. Let's start with location, the venue is in Uckfield East Sussex, in the heart of the countryside giving you a private space for your wedding. It's family owned so they are able to give their couples extra care and attention. There's no set wedding packages and they encourage you to make the space your own, it's dry hire so it's a blank canvas for you to get creative with.

bride and groom dip kiss at the pond at hendall manor barns winter wedding

The Stone Barn

The main space in the venue is the Stone Barn, the split level barn can host intimate ceremonies, formal dining for your wedding breakfast and then turned into the dance floor for the evening. It has rough stone walls with large windows to let in lots of natural light, it also has underfloor heating which is great for the winter months. It's best suited to smaller wedding parties of around 60 guests as there's not a huge amount of indoor space. There is plenty of outdoor space but if it's raining your guests will be inside. The Stone Barn is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies so you can legally get married there or you could use a celebrant for a more personal ceremony. It's a beautiful blank canvas barn for you to decorate and layout however you like.

wedding ceremony in the stone barn at hendall manor barns in sussex
bride and her dad walking down the aisle at hendall manor barns wedding ceremony
wedding breakfast set up at hendall manor barns wedding venue
bride laughing holding glass of champagne at wedding breakfast at hendall manor barns wedding
the stone barn with Christmas tree outside in the winter at hendall manor barns wedding venue
wedding reception decor at hendall manor barn winter wedding
bridesmaid in blue dress standing giving a speech at hendall manor barns wedding
velvet entertainment guitarists playing at hendall manor barns wedding
bride and groom cutting the cake at their winter wedding at hendall manor barns uckfield
bride and grooms first dance at hendall manor barns winter wedding

The Terrace and Lawn

The outside space is perfect to hold your drinks reception if you have good weather. The lawn is a great place to set up garden games, it's enclosed so you can let the kids play without worrying where they are. The terrace has wooden tables and chairs with umbrellas and benches for the guests to sit and relax, it could also double as a space for a musician or band to play during the drinks reception. There are festoon lights running along the terrace wall which light up in the evening. If you're having a summer wedding make the most of the outdoor space by hiring lawn games for the guests to play like mini golf, giant jenga, connect four etc.

hendall manor barns venue photo of the barn and the lawn in the summer
wedding guests on the terrace at hendall manor barns summer wedding
wedding guests during drinks reception on the terrace at hendall manor barns wedding

Parking and Accommodation

They have undercover parking for 42 vehicles and a separate disabled parking area next to the barn. They have a 2 bedroom holiday cottage which can be rented the day before and after your wedding and can be used as a getting ready space for the bride on the morning of the wedding. It's a beautiful space with wooden beams and exposed brick walls, there's natural light from the windows and lots of space in the living room area for everyone to get dressed. The first room has a king size bed and the second room as 3 single beds and a day bed so it can sleep up to 6 people.

simple elegant wedding dress from lily Jacobs bridal hanging from a wooden beam at hendall manor barns holiday cottage
bride getting ready with her bridesmaid at hendall manor barns
bridesmaid doing up the brides dress at hendall manor barns


Hendall have a list of recommended caterers for you to choose from, they are local companies who cover different tastes and budgets. Your chosen caterer will have access to the kitchen but they responsible for hiring staff, equipment, any tableware you may need and they'll be in charge of serving drinks as well. The venue do not charge corkage.

canapés for summer wedding at hendall manor barns wedding in sussex

Photo Locations

There's lots of great locations for your couple photos at Hendall Manor Barns including the doorway of the house, the pond, the wooden swing, the arches at the back of the house, the orchard field and the footpaths around the venue.

Note: The venue do not allow confetti.

bride and groom walking down the stone path at hendall manor barns winter wedding
bride and groom standing between the arches at hendall manor barns with a christmas tree in the house window
bride and groom walking on the lawn at hendall manor barns
bride and groom in a field at winter wedding at hendall manor barns
bride and groom walking down the path at hendall manor barns during couple portraits at winter wedding
bride and groom kissing by the pond at hendall manor barns in the summer
bride and groom sitting on the tree swing at hendall manor barns

All photos by Phoebe Rossi Photography

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blueprint of hendall manor barns

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