Your Sussex Wedding - October/November 2020 (Issue 87)

SOUTHEND BARNS 01243 641 247 | Set on a working farm in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Southend Barns has been lovingly restored. Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and peaceful courtyards, it offers a magical setting for your wedding celebrations. The courtyard lies at the heart of the venue with its luscious lawn, well-kept pots and Cornish slate patio – a lovely spot for drinks and mingling. As evening falls, the gardens are romantically lit to show off the fantastic flint and log walls of the barns. Your nearest and dearest will love gathering on sumptuous sofas around firepits. The Secret Garden is a hidden gem. Taking inspiration from the Dutch term gezellig, the garden is a celebration of togetherness, comfort and enjoyment and is an idyllic spot for your vows. The Dairy Barn boasts a wonderful 22-metre aisle, exposed beams and benches made of sweet chestnut. It can also be used after the “I dos” for drinks or an entertainment room for children, and can accommodate 120 guests. The Threshing Barn, on the other hand, radiates rustic charm and offers plenty of space for dining (120 guests) and entertaining (200 guests), with vast windows across both sides. The in-house catering team, Roots, has launched some fun informative menu-tasting evenings where you can sample the canapés and main menu options. There’s also live music and plenty of wedding advice from suppliers. www.lydi www.sara THE CARTLODGE, HORAM MANOR FARM 07736 317 602 or 07903 089 206 The Cartlodge is a restored barn at Horam Manor Farm with rustic beams, clean crisp walls and a glass frontage. Set amongst the picturesque surroundings of the farm estate, it offers countless idyllic backdrops against which to capture the day’s memories. Bookings can also include use of the large grassed area and the rustic wooden Granary Barn. Furthermore, the onsite silver jeweller offers an unforgettable opportunity to make your own wedding rings. You can also create your own rustic venue decorations with expert willow-weaver Dominic Parette. Plus, there’s a florist at the farm who can bring your vision to life. Celebrate in style in the Cartlodge Hall, gardens and Granary Barn. There’s seating capacity for 60, but with a marquee this can easily be expanded. 33 BARN VENUES