Up to 230
9 Bedrooms
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UP TO 20% OFF VENUE HIRE FOR LAST REMAINING 2020 WEDDING DATES! An idyllic countryside exclusive-use wedding venue, with nine on-site guest bedrooms including a Newlywed Suite!
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
Full Description
Selden Barns, at Old Selden Farm, is set within over 50 acres of the South Downs National Park; the idyllic rural retreat for your wedding day. This exclusive-use venue features beautiful, characterful barns, with Old Selden Farmhouse at the venues heart, and beautifully kept lawns and terrace overlooking open farmland and forests. Selden Barns also benefits from nine Guest Bedrooms, accommodating up to 22 of your wedding guests, including the ‘just married’ couple in the Newlywed Suite. Breakfast is cooked to order and served in the Farmhouse kitchen. Wedding ceremonies are licensed for up to 100 guests in our stunning Ceremony Barn; a converted barn adjoining the Farmhouse with original oak beams, fireplace and exposed brickwork. To add a little extra sparkle, fairy lights entwine the beams overhead whilst you make your wedding vows. For ceremonies of up to 150, our Grand Barn is also licensed. Enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapes on one of our lawns within the walled gardens, or terraces adjoining the Grand Barn; the location for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. With capacity to seat up to 200 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 250 for your evening reception, this versatile, flexible wedding space is second to none. With beautiful ivory pleated drapes, swags and tails, vintage chandeliers and a fairy light canopy, you and your guests will enjoy grandeur during your wedding day. For your evening wedding reception, party the night away on our raised, chequered dancefloor with provision for a DJ or band and the bar located just a ‘boogie’ away! And for those warm, summer nights, step off the dancefloor and on to the splendid terrace and lawns to enjoy your favourite drink and look up at the stars. Your venue hire package includes tables, chairs, fully stocked bar and staff, wedding décor items such as table centre pieces, gift and cake tables, post box for cards, easel for your table plan, as well as ample parking. Book your one-to-one viewin

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Spencer - Venue Manager
On behalf of the Weddings & Events team, we are looking forward to meeting you to show you around our beautiful venue, and assist you in creating your perfect wedding day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ellie & Boyce
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Beautiful barn and expert staff!
We loved our wedding day at Selden Barns- Rachel made us feel so welcome and relaxed at the venue. The venue itself was great for us as it gave us opportunity to put our own personality in an already beautiful setting! Also we loved the outdoor photos in the nearby fields, and having the stunning views right outside. A great all rounder venue that are experts at running weddings!
Avril & Pierre
Married in July 2014
June 2018
Thank you
We Just wanted to say thank you to Selden Barns. The staff, the venue and the day were all perfect. We wouldn't change a thing.
Location & Contact Details


Patching, Nr. Worthing, West Sussex, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A27 and A24

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our weddings are unique and wonderful. Our couples are at the heart of what we do, and genuinely, we love each and every wedding day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have an open mind! When planning your wedding day, the choice and inspiration and advice can be overwhelming. A couple may have their heart set on an idea or theme that may not be achievable or practical within their chosen venue or a supplier, so work with the experts in their field, be prepared to compromise and be open minded to the creativity and experience offered by suppliers and other wedding professionals - you wont be disappointed!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

When a couple adds any personal and meaningful touch to their wedding day, no matter how insignificant or grand the touch may be, if its original and created and totally unique to the couple, we are delighted! And we always suggest this to our couples; add their personalities and make their day their own.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Idyllic, peaceful, characterful, grand, welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The formal lawns, enveloped by the flint walls and trees, with panoramic views over the South Downs National Park and open farmland

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Relatives of the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini roast beef in Yorkshire puddings!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Irish Coffees

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Grand Barn, with all its grandeur of the hanging drapes and fairy light canopy.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

With out doubt, the team. Each and every person at the venue genuinely loves Selden Barns and the passion is infectious. The team as a whole are like one large family, and at the centre of the family is the Farmhouse itself, which is home for us all.

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