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A countryside paradise for your wedding day

A romantic haven set in the glorious Sussex countryside; our beautifully restored barns offer the perfect balance of charm and contemporary luxury, for a truly unique wedding venue.

Our highly experienced events team work with you to ensure your celebration is absolutely perfect. From wedding styling to food and drink we are dedicated to helping you make your dream wedding day a reality.

Southend Barns caters to parties of all sizes. Our outstanding amenities, top-tier caterers and on-site staff take care of every element of your big day to exacting standards – allowing you to relax, enjoy, and create beautiful memories.

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Love At First Site Open Evening

Wednesday 12th June 4pm – 8pm

If you are newly engaged and have begun the search for your dream wedding location, join us for our next Open Evening on Wednesday 12th June from 4pm – 8pm.

Enjoy a glass of fizz, coffee or luxury hot chocolate and truffles from our team at Roots Catering while you explore the barns and gardens, full of rustic charm with modern features.

The venue will be beautifully decorated and dressed as though a wedding is taking place, offering lots of inspiration for your wedding plans.

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A secluded wedding venue with endless possibilities

For many of our valued guests, intimacy and privacy are essential. Our captivating spaces are a retreat from the world, enveloping you in comfort, luxury, and breath-taking surroundings. Our carefully designed wedding venue places a focus on ensuring the vows, love, and laughter on your special day are shared only with the important people in your lives.

The wedding venue

Tucked away in the countryside on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Chichester and just a short drive from the soft golden sands of West Wittering, Southend Barns is nestled amongst beautifully manicured gardens and courtyards creating an intimate yet sociable, romantic paradise.

Offering a real feeling of escapism, our wedding venue combines luxury with plenty of charm. From the flexible ceremony spaces and magnificent reception barn to the unique accommodation, every last detail has been carefully considered and designed to ensure you and your guests have everything you need for an unforgettable day.

Our wedding venue is accessible via all major travel routes, just a short distance from the closest A roads and rail connections. We can provide you with a list of reputable local transport providers and recommendations for nearby hotels and accommodation options.

At Southend Barns, every practicality is taken care of, ensuring you and your guests can truly soak in the tranquillity of our luxury wedding space and treasure every moment of your wedding day.

Beautiful Sussex wedding location

An established and innovative family-run business, we have been hosting weddings at Southend Barns for over a decade. Our close-knit team prides itself on pouring passion, energy, experience and creativity into every celebration, making your dream day a reality.

It is our privilege to play a part in an event as significant as a wedding. Our team go above and beyond to do everything we can to ensure you have the wedding day of your dreams – a perfect celebration of you and your loved ones.

The Southend Barns team has years of experience in crafting beautiful weddings and is always delighted to discuss ideas and inspiration to create your perfect wedding day. With capacity to cater to all manner of requests, our wedding venue boasts an established in-house team of the finest chefs, front-of-house staff, servers and event managers.

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The Dairy Barn
Mama Lou Shepherd’s Hut
The Secret Garden
The Threshing Barn
The Milking Parlour
The Collecting Yard & Gardens
Luxury Bell Tents
Alpaca’s Field
Roots Kitchen Garden

Choosing Southend Barns as your wedding day venue

We have been organising stunning weddings in Sussex for over a decade and are happy to lend the full extent of our knowledge and expertise to our couples, providing as much or as little input as you require.

From overnight wedding accommodation and customised catering menus, to our exquisite wedding barns and open spaces, we provide a comprehensive array of options. With advice available during every stage of the wedding planning process, our team are dedicated to putting the perfect finishing touches to your remarkable day.

All of our exclusive wedding spaces are reserved solely for your use, with multiple stunning indoor and outdoor locations perfect for wedding photography which will capture the magic and grace of your day.

Book a private tour of Southend Barns

The Southend Barns event management team based at our Chichester wedding venue is excited to rise to any challenge. Whether you dream of an outdoor wedding surrounded by greenery and birds, a cosy fire pit to warm your guests throughout an evening of entertainment and dancing, or a thematic wedding based on your personality, tastes, and preferences.

Our private tours are an excellent opportunity to visit each space our wedding venue has to offer. This is a great time to envisage potential layouts and seating plans, select spectacular focal points and work out where you’d like to exchange your vows or take those first photographs as a married couple.

We are proud of our beautiful wedding venue and are happy to welcome members of your wedding party as well as any other professionals to your viewings. Including photographers, family members, and videographers, to ensure details are all managed and planned well ahead of time.

Meeting in person is a fantastic way for us to get to know you, discuss your vision, and show you first-hand what we can offer. Please get in touch at any time to discuss your wedding dates or for guidance from our friendly, skilled wedding planners – we would be thrilled to make Southend Barns in Chichester, West Sussex, the setting for your wedding.

Intrigued to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about Southend Barns or arrange a viewing of our wedding venue, we’d love to hear from you.

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