Southend Barns Wedding Venue

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Up to 140
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Full of rustic charm and romantic touches, Southend Barns is a wedding venue like no other.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
1
Sleeps No. of People
2
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Full Description
Set on a stunning working farm in the beautiful West Sussex Countryside, Southend Barn has been lovingly restored with rustic charm and romantic touches. Surrounded by truly beautiful landscaped gardens and peaceful courtyards, it is a truly magical setting for your wedding celebration. Our simple yet romantic Dairy Barn is fully licensed for all Civil Ceremonies and partnerships. With a delightful sweeping aisle, exposed wooden beams and benches made of sweet chestnut, the Wedding Barn is a truly idyllic setting for couples to exchange vows. We have also launched a new fully licensed outdoor ceremony area, The Secret Garden. You can dine and dance the night away in our magnificent 200-year-old Threshing Barn which emits warmth and character, with its authentic wooden beams and wrought iron chandeliers. The large windows provide you with stunning views of the surrounding gardens and stunning sunsets over The South Downs. The Collecting Yard and Garden is a romantic and tranquil setting that features quiet hideaway, and provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding. As night falls, the gardens will come alive with the twinkling of the lanterns and the crackling of the roaring fire pit to make an enchanting evening setting. You can prepare for one of the biggest days of your lives at Southend Barn in the calm and luxurious surroundings of our Bridal Suite, which is in its very own private courtyard within the grounds of Southend Barns. Situated just half a mile up the road is The Blacksmiths, our relaxed and stylish pub with three uniquely furnished bedrooms.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(31)
Russell & Julia
Married in March 2019
March 2019
Perfect setting, buildings & staff
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at Southend Barns March 2nd 2019 and the reputation they have for excellence is completely deserved. The buildings are all first class in a high end spa meets old barn type of way but what really made the day was the attention to detail that the staff have. All the staff are super friendly and so helpful too and really do make sure the day is exactly as you imagined. So many of our guests complimented on the food provided by the in house catering team as the best wedding supper they’ve ever had. Throughout the buildup & on the day they filled us with so much confidence thinking of every little detail and suggesting some fantastic local suppliers. During a final meeting in the week running up to the wedding we dropped off all decorations and the staff set all those up for us (and took them all down again) which made the evening before and morning of our wedding day so relaxing. If you’re thinking of Southend Barns there’s not one reason we can think of that would suggest you to look elsewhere, it was perfect. Book it and thank us later! Russell & Julia x
Alice & Rob
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Honestly? Southend Barns were incredible. The venue itself is stunning, from the ceremony barn, through to the reception barn and the beautiful outdoor grounds with the fire pit. My guests have not stopped complimenting me on the day, saying it was the best wedding they’ve been to - and the venue had a lot to do with that. The team were also amazing and made the day really fun and relaxing!
James & Melissa
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Everything we wanted, and a little bit more.
The staff at Southend Barns made our day run smoothly and helped us to relax and really enjoy our day. We didn't have to worry about what should be happening next or whether things were in the right place, they organised everything for us, and did it exactly how we had asked. They even went the extra mile and dressed the venue with flowers we had brought along from the church after the ceremony without being asked. The venue is stunning by itself and doesn't take much, if any, decoration, we only added a few personal touches for our day. We booked the Bridal Suite and it was lovely that is was so close. It is very spacious with separate bedroom and bathroom a large communal area with sofa and dining table. It is like your own private apartment. Another nice addition was that we didn't have to do any tidying up. The staff cleared everything away and put all of our belongings into one area for us to easily collect the next day. It was lovely that we didn't have to do much the day after our wedding.
Rachel & Fraser
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Southend Barns - Incredible venue
From the very beginning Southend Barns provided outstanding service. Their facilities are second to none and the staff could not do more to help you. They were flexible and supportive in helping us achieve the wedding of our dreams. I could not think of one fault and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a stress free and perfect day.
Lucy & Jamie Keable-Hallitt
Married in August 2018
August 2018
The perfect wedding day
We got married at Southend Barns on 3rd August 2018. The most important thing for us was always the venue; as well as having all the essentials, it had to all be in one place to save travelling between venues, it had to have a bit of a "wow" factor and it needed to accommodate around 100 guests of all ages. We viewed a handful of venues but Southend Barns won hands-down because of the outside space and the friendly and welcoming staff. We got married inside - as it was 30C degrees and didn't want our guests to burn/die of heatstroke - but the recently-built outside ceremony area is absolutely stunning, so we would recommend booking a viewing even just to see it! The venue is absolutely flawless, the staff are extremely organised and catered for our (very specific) needs! My husband sang me down the aisle and they made sure everything was in place to make this possible, including several practice runs. Alice was absolutely brilliant. She completely put us both at ease and on the day she kept my husband calm and collected beforehand. Every detail was thought of, and - whilst that means more time planning the day - it meant that we all knew what was happening and literally EVERYTHING went to plan. Not one thing went wrong and we just couldn't believe how smoothly the whole day went. Thank you SO much for hosting us and all our guests, for organising the big day and giving us the most stress-free and perfect wedding possible!
Sarah
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
From our initial email enquiries to 100's of...
From our initial email enquiries to 100's of venues Southend Barns stood out from the rest. We felt we were the only ones getting married not at the bottom of a long list of Brides and Grooms. As we drove up to the venue we knew it were there we would be married. Communication over 12 months was seamless, visits to the Barns welcome and queries dealt with. The day was perfect from 7am to 11.30pm, the staff could not have done more - especially Alice and Laura, complete stars!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wophams Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7PS, England

Travel Notes

From the A27 at Chichester, come off at the Stockbridge roundabout and take the A286 towards the Witterings. Follow the A286 until you see Chichester Marina, then turn left towards Donnington into Wophams Lane. At the end of Wophams Lane turn right into Southend Farm and follow signs for Southend Barns.

Nearest Town

Chichester

Nearest Train Station

Chichester Train Station

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

Love My Dress
Rock My Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Best Barn Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2018