Set on a stunning working farm in the beautiful West Sussex Countryside, Southend Barn has been lovingly restored with rustic charm and romantic touches. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and peaceful courtyards, it is a truly magical setting for your wedding celebration.
To help keep your wedding plans in motion during this difficult time, Southend Barns are now running virtual viewings. You’ll be able to see their beautiful barns, explore the gardens and discover their outdoor ceremony area and bridal suite accompanied by their venue coordinator on a live tour. Click here to find out more or book a viewing.
Dine and dance the night away in the magnificent 200-year-old Threshing Barn which emits warmth and character, with its authentic wooden beams and wrought iron chandeliers. The large windows provide views of the gardens and stunning sunsets over the surrounding fields. The barn can accommodate up to 150 for a sit down meal which is catered for by their in-house team, Roots Catering.
Sitting adjacent to this is the Dairy Barn, which is fully licensed for all civil ceremonies and partnerships. With its exposed beams and muted color scheme, the wedding barn can be kept simple or styled to suit your theme. The barn can seat up to 90 guests on sweet chestnut benches and has a beautiful sweeping aisle and plenty of natural lighting to create the perfect setting for a romantic wedding ceremony.
Nestled in a tranquil spot between the venue’s resident alpaca’s field and the romantic flint walls of the Dairy Barn is the outdoor wedding ceremony area. Using beautiful natural elements that complement the rest of the wedding barn, The Secret Garden is a hidden gem that features a stunning 50-foot aisle set amidst peaceful scenery.
Couples can also make use of the calm and luxurious surroundings of the bridal suite, which is located in its own private courtyard. Once used as a dairy parlour it has now been revamped with contemporary interiors complete with driftwood mirrors, lavish rugs and log fire, which will be lit and ready for the couple’s return with a bottle of local Sparkling Wine followed by a special breakfast hamper delivery in the morning.
There is ample outdoor space with a picturesque courtyard that lies at the heart of the venue, with its luscious lawn, well-kept pots and Cornish slate patio lined with dairy inspired milk churns – it is the perfect spot for photographs and for mingling with guests over drinks and canapés.
As evening falls, the gardens are lit with romantic up-lights that show off the fantastic flint and log walls of the wedding barns. Here guests can gather around the relaxing Collecting Yard with its sumptuous sofas and fire pit to enjoy a truly magical evening setting; the perfect end to a perfect day.
Time to dive into the gallery folks… It’s divine!
The Dairy Barn is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and we also have a fully licensed outdoor ceremony area known as The Secret Garden.
No, our catering is provided by our own in-house team, Roots.
The Threshing Barn suits weddings and events of all sizes. We can make the space feel more intimate by installing organza drapes or bamboo screens. We can also change the furniture layout and move an outdoor sofa in to the barn to create a relaxed bar area in addition to your tables.
Yes, our Milking Parlour has been revamped into a luxurious bridal suite which is located in its own private courtyard. Once used as a dairy parlour it has now been refurbished with contemporary interiors complete with driftwood mirrors, lavish rugs and log fire.
In order to conform with our premises licence, all music must cease by 23:30 and taxis should be booked to arrive by 23:45. Guests must have left by midnight.