The start of a new year can be a bit of a blur, it is easy to look to the future and gloss over how much was achieved in the previous twelve months. So, here at Southend Barns we are taking a moment to stop and celebrate 2018, and all of the wonderful moments it has given us.
One of the highlights of the year – in addition to helping lots of lovely brides and grooms tie the knot – was when our Sussex wedding venue enjoyed national acclaim in The UK Wedding Awards! We were absolutely delighted to take the top spot in the Best Barn Wedding Venue category which was voted for by over 118,000 people.
Another moment which had us beaming with pride was the opening of our beautiful new outside ceremony area – the Secret Garden. We officially opened the garden in July at a Tinwood filled launch party, celebrating alongside lots of the fantastic suppliers who work so hard at our barns throughout the year. The Secret Garden has already been a great success with several couples getting married under the wooden pagoda during 2018. In October the garden was transformed for a styled photoshoot which saw us working with some fabulous suppliers. Photos from the shoot are due to be featured on CoCo Wedding Venues later this month.
During 2018 our wedding venue was included in lots of lovely wedding publications including Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Sussex Life, Wedding Venues & Fashion, Doily Days and Your Sussex Wedding.
Finally, in December we welcomed one particularly special bride and groom through our barn doors when Alice, our lovely Venue Coordinator, and Pat celebrated their winter wedding here. It was a wonderful end to a truly fantastic year.