A wedding venue like no other

The family-run nature of Southend Barns is showcased in everything we do, and we pride ourselves on impeccable presentation and highlighting the history, romance and organic ambience of the land and buildings we are so delighted to care for.

We know that no wedding is the same so our close-knit team will work with you to ensure every stage of your planning and preparation is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. On the morning of your wedding you’ll often find us mowing stripes on the lawns, sweeping away the puddles, putting out blankets and stoking the fire – no detail is ever too small!

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.

Venue Styling

We endeavour to take the pressure of organising and planning from your shoulders, providing an inclusive service with expertise from wedding events managers with years of knowledge, listening carefully to your ideas and aspirations, and using that to create intricate, delicate, and comprehensive styling throughout.

As well as offering a range of props and finishing touches, we have developed a beautiful collection of styling selections. With themes including Boho Blush, Champagne Rose, Wild & Green and Elegant Ivory - there is something to suit every couple. Each selection includes table linen, candles, table numbers and centrepieces. Find out more below.

Our Styling Selections

We have created materials available to download to help you compare and contrast some of our most popular wedding day themes in your own time, combining candlelight, luxury linens, antique embellishments, centrepieces, bespoke script, and ambient lighting.

If you have alternative styling in mind, never hesitate to share your thoughts with our talented wedding team to discuss how we use this to tie into a central theme. To learn more about each of our styling selections, view and download our PDF brochures below...

Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is an occasion of significance, and we love the opportunity to participate, providing exquisite hosting and beautiful surroundings. Our grounds, properties, and Sussex hospitality are bracketed by traditional farms and our charming herd of llamas.

One of the superb aspects of Southend Barns is that we combine a variety of traditional buildings with contemporary additions, such as our pagoda, and can replicate themes across open spaces, wedding breakfast banquets, private accommodation and, of course, your wedding aisle.

From the scent of a warming fire pit to sourcing English cuisines, local wines, and floral bouquets, designing custom menus and tailoring lighting to providing visually captivating backdrops for your wedding photography, these finer points add up to deliver an unforgettable day with personal service at every stage.

We make every effort to adapt, customise and tailor your celebrations, event spaces, catering, and facilities to make each aspect of your dream wedding come true, with renowned attention to detail and support from an outstanding team of event-hosting experts.

Southend Barns has been an exclusive wedding venue for over ten years. Our wedding services are grounded in excellent quality, as recognised in our wonderful reviews from previous guests.

You are welcome to meet our events staff and management in person, explore our grounds, secret courtyards, and beautifully inviting accommodations, or share your wedding décor inspiration to help us create a memorable twist perfectly suited to you.

Please get in touch via our convenient contact form below, and let's discuss how to deliver your magical wedding day.

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