Introducing the Ultimate Luxury Wedding Venue in Sussex
It is our privilege to offer a luxury wedding venue. With a stunning backdrop for weddings and civil partnerships, providing every couple with exclusive use of our extensive grounds, lovingly restored wedding barns and immaculate lawns, with a secret walled garden that is ideal for intimate wedding celebrations.
With an elevated position overlooking the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Southend Barns provides a timeless and sophisticated wedding venue with exceptional views across the rolling hills of South Downs National Park. What better way to mark such a special occasion than in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Our accomplished wedding planners can consult on every detail, ensuring you and your guests embrace the joy of your big day with precision planning and exceptional décor and finishes to create a seamless theme throughout the grounds, adapting our spaces to your style for the entire day.
Customising Our Sussex Wedding Venue to Your Style and Theme
As a family-run business, Southend Barns offers a truly personalised service where we make your dream wedding a reality and work diligently in the background to ensure your day is absolute perfection – using our creativity, expertise and passion for astonishingly beautiful weddings every step of the way.
From lighting and seating arrangements to glassware, linens, and gorgeously scripted signage, our talented wedding staff pride ourselves on adding sophistication and polish to every element while retaining a sense of enchantment and romance.
The idyllic setting within our heritage barn lends itself to any colours, décor, fabrics or themes and looks as magical in drapery and rich, deep shades for classic winter luxury weddings in the rural landscape as when finished in airy cream hues and natural foliage for a spring-based exclusive wedding day.
What our couples say...
Mr & Mrs Attree
To say you were accommodating, reassuring and just lovely throughout the process would be a complete understatement. We can’t thank you enough for how you treated us; it really helped keep that feeling of excitement in a very difficult and uncertain time. So thank you again so, so much!
Mr and Mrs Ratcliffe
I just wanted to say, the biggest THANK YOU in the world for everything with our wedding. We cannot possibly thank you enough. Last Friday was one of the best days of my whole life, you couldn’t have done more for us and we are so grateful. You’re all such lovely girls and it makes the world of difference on such an important day. We can’t wait for December now, whatever that’ll be like with however many people we’re allowed. Thank you so much for all your efforts and for looking after us.
Mr and Mrs Turrill
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Southend Barns for helping us have the most perfect, magical wedding we could have hoped for back in August. Everyone was so kind and professional, we have had numerous guests compliment the seamless running of the day. From how lovely Alice was from day one, so caring and understanding, to the most amazing wedding food we have ever had! (if we do say so ourselves). You made our dreams come true and we will forever be grateful to you for being part of our special day. Love Katy and George
Mr and Mrs Saunders
We just wanted to say THANK YOU again so much for making our day so special and magical. We really haven’t stopped raving about how amazing you guys were! Everything was better than we could have ever imagined and that’s down to all your AMAZING staff going above and beyond to ensure all our guests were treated like royalty. Best wishes, we miss you!
Mr and Mrs Thomas
We had such a brilliant day, our guests were very impressed with the surroundings and the food. Thank you for making our special day run so smoothly, and allowing us to both arrive on the day knowing everything was in hand. We cannot fault a single thing, the food was amazing, the service was great and the little details such as pizza in the bridal suite just made it better than we could have imagined. The only downside was that it had to end.
Touches of Elegance to Expect From Our West Sussex Wedding Venue
We believe every wedding day in the beautiful Sussex countryside should be effortless for the couple and their guests. Alongside the gorgeous views and charm of our unique stunning venue, we provide a hand-selected menu, along with artisanal dining and drinks menus formulated by our very own in-house chefs and culinary experts.
There is nothing like a summer luxury wedding set outdoors on our landscaped lawns, sipping a faultlessly chilled glass of vintage champagne and sampling our handmade canapes while your choice of musician performs behind you.
Moving into the evening, your bespoke wedding menu provides a huge array of delicious food options, from sharing feasts and modern plant-based dishes to grazing tables and delicately prepared plates, with any number of guests and dietary requirements catered for with ease.
When it comes to entertainment, we are always happy to assist, whether you envisage a gently flickering fire pit and comfy outdoor seating, joyful sparklers and twinkling lights, or a classic musical performance to delight your loved ones.
Why Choose Southend Barns as Your West Sussex Wedding Venue?
Your exclusive wedding day is a moment in time that will last forever, and Southend Barns provides a perfect setting that is yours to customise, tailor and use as you wish. Everything is at your disposal, from charming private accommodations and spaces for you to get ready, areas that work beautifully for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and practical aspects such as spacious guest parking.
Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, our magical location makes us one of the premier Sussex wedding venues, with expansive grounds and indoor spaces from our romantic pagoda to the farmhouse beams of The Dairy Barn and the sweeping vaulted ceiling in The Threshing Barn.
Support From the West Sussex Wedding Venues Event Management Experts
We recognise that selecting the perfect wedding venue in West Sussex and making key decisions about your theme, styling, colours, decor, food, flowers and seating arrangements can seem like a daunting task; our warm, welcoming team can assist at every stage, and provide custom recommendations to ensure the planning process is stress-free.
Should you need inspiration or wish to see how other couples have used our spaces – large and small, we can happily provide some examples or share our curated selection of venue styling packages, from the subtle, delicate tones of Champagne Rose to Elegant Ivory all based, as you would expect, on a wedding day designed with luxury in mind.
Ready to start your wedding journey?
To find out more about holding your wedding day here, please get in touch.