Wedding Barn Venue in West Sussex

We live and breathe weddings here at Southend Barns Wedding Venue and will always go that extra mile to ensure you have the perfect day. From pre-wedding planning and viewings to preparations on the day, which can mean hoovering the lawn, removing puddles and providing little extras such as marshmallows to toast on the fire pit, flowers for the bathrooms, umbrellas, blankets and goodies for the bridal suite – no detail is too small!

To find out more about having your wedding day here with us you can read our wedding FAQs for guests and couples. If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration, we have put together some of our favourite themes from over the years and have handpicked a list of suppliers that we can highly recommend to help you create your dream wedding day.

Civil Ceremony


Our Dairy Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. With its exposed beams and muted color scheme, the wedding barn can be kept simple and stunning or styled to suit your theme. The barn can seat up to 90 guests on our sweet chestnut benches and has a beautiful sweeping aisle and plenty of natural lighting to create the perfect setting for a romantic wedding ceremony.

Our local registry office is based on Orchard Street in the nearby city of Chichester, West Sussex. As registrars operate separately to venues, it is important that you reserve your registrar prior to confirming your booking with us. The registry office can be contacted on 01243 642122.

Outside Ceremonies

Nestled in a tranquil spot between our resident alpaca’s field and the romantic flint walls of the Dairy Barn is our new outdoor wedding ceremony garden.

Using beautiful natural elements that complement the rest of our wedding barn venue, The Secret Garden is a hidden gem that features a stunning 50-foot aisle set amidst peaceful scenery. Taking inspiration from the Dutch term gezellig, the garden will be a celebration of togetherness, comfort and enjoyment – the perfect place to take those first steps together into married life.

Wedding Receptions


Our stunning 200-year-old Threshing Barn with contemporary polished concrete floor and original wooden beams provides a beautiful setting for evening receptions.

The space is completely flexible, allowing you to choose from many different layouts for your wedding breakfast. The maximum capacity for a sit-down meal is approximately 140 guests, which can be achieved with a variation of different table sizes and styles. 



At Southend Barns Wedding Venue we love that no two wedding is ever the same and we enjoy hearing all about the plans for your big day. Whether you have dreams of a romantic, rustic wedding complete with hay bales and lanterns or an elegant soiree with a champagne reception, we are here to help.

Please call 01243 641247 or email to arrange an initial viewing.

Once you have booked

We understand that having a clear idea of the space available is a big part of planning for a wedding, therefore we welcome our brides and grooms to book in and visit Southend Barns as much as they desire. We always want to be sure we can give you our undivided attention, answer any questions and understand how we can help to make your special day perfect, so just send us an email or give us a call and we will look forward to helping you make your dream a reality.

As your wedding approaches, we like to book in one further meeting with you, just to ensure that your mind is completely put to rest in the run up to your big day. This meeting is the perfect opportunity for you to hand over all the little details you have in mind, so you can relax and focus on yourselves during the final days.

Seasons at Southend Barns

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