£4000 - £4000 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
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Gote Barn, is a 450 year old barn located just outside Lewes in Sussex so is nestled away in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, it makes a truly idyllic venue to host your wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,000
Maximum Price
£4,000
Venue Hire for 2022 is £4000 and includes 6ft Round tables & Classic Gold chairs, brand new toilet building, wooden bar, raised stage, car parking facilities, outdoor drinks reception space, and fairy lights decoration. At the moment we do not have a license for ceremonies at the venue – there are a number of local ceremony venues we can recommend.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£69
Maximum Price
£82
Our wedding menu packages start at £69 per head inclusive for our BBQ/Hog Roast/Sharing Platter menus, our Three Course Menus begin at £75 per head, drinks packages start at £23.40 per person, all inclusive of VAT and crockery, cutlery, glassware linen and staffing. Drinks Packages start from £23.40pp
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Venue

Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access
Pet-Friendly

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Perfect for a beautiful countryside wedding, with the barns rustic and original charm as the background for your big day, the venue has a capacity for up to 180 seated guests for the day and up to 250 in the evening. With a lawn for drinks & canapes, and a stretch tent for shelter when required, the barn is perfect if you are looking for a charming blank canvas venue to personalise The venue runs from May-October each year and has a minimum daytime requirement of 80 adult guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sara
We're delighted to hold weddings at this gorgeous rustic venue, which has so much character and suits couples with a creative vision for the day! With a wealth of wedding planning experience and know-how we can help you bring your vision to life for the big day. From foodie questions, to the venue itself and decor, to the bar we'll manage all of that in house for you and be there on the day to see it all come to life.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(7)
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S & L
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
Everyone had a happy day!
Thank you so much for everything you did to facilitate and help us with the wedding reception on Saturday. Everything seemed to go well and everyone had a happy day!
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Bridget & Tom
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
There are No Words
Dear Sara, Thank you so much for Everything you did to help us before our day! We honestly could not have loved our day more and are still on an absolute high! We will absolutely be recommending circa and Gote barn!! I have done the review below. I couldnt add it on Google yet because I’d don’t have a Google’s account but I will add it on trust pilot tomorrow! Thank you so much Sara for everything you did xxxx Dear Circa, We would like to say a massive thank you for everything that was done to make our wedding at Gote barn last Saturday the most amazing day of our lives! Through planning, Marc and Sara were so wonderful at keeping us in the loop, helping us plan the different stages and answering questions promptly when they arose! On the day (and the day before) we were supported by the amazing Event manager Katie. Nothing was too much for her, she assured us the day before that everything would be done for us and sure enough… we didn’t lift a finger all day! Some of our guests even had their dress sewn up after a dress disaster by one of the lovely staff who had sewing kits on them! Our guests were taken care of, individual needs catered for and all our guests comments on how amazing Gote barn was and his incredible the food and staff were! The Mediterranean feast went down an absolute treat…especially on the hot weather we had! Everyone asked how we had found this amazing place! A big thank you to Will and Polly who own the barn. It was so wonderful having it as a place that didn’t feel like a corporate place or that we were the fifth people having a wedding there that week! We felt thought about! There aren’t the words to say how much we loved having our wedding at Gote Barn with Circa. Thank you to everyone who helped make this the best day of our lives. Bridget and Tom :)
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Amy & Ed
Happy couple married in June
January 2023
It was extraordinary!
A huge thank you for creating and making our beautiful day happen. It was extraordinary. We couldn’t have picked a better venue in your team at Circa. The way you handled the pandemic and the various changes along the way has been exemplary. We sing your praises to anyone who will listen. You and your team were fantastic on Saturday. Just the best. We really enjoyed working with you. Thank you for making it relaxed, fun and flexible. It’s a very special place and we had the best day.
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Ed & Amy
Happy couple married in June
January 2023
Incredible!
We couldn’t have picked a better caterer/venue manager in the team at Circa. We sing their praises to anyone who will listen. We got married in summer 2022, postponed from Summer 2020. Circa are an incredible team and I’d highly recommend them to anyone! They have a stunning selection of places they look after but special mention to Gote Barn, our glorious venue in the South Downs. We ended up being in contact with Circa for 2.5 years about our wedding due to the pandemic, and they had the utmost professionalism throughout. The way they handled the changes and the pandemic was exemplary. We had three date changes and a venue change! They were considerate, understanding and communicated superbly. All we could ask for in what was a difficult time for everyone. In the run up to our wedding day the entire team were helpful, always responding quickly and very patient with all our last minute requests. Sara and Liv were exceptional in helping us plan the day, and Ben and his team were brilliant on the day itself. They were just the best and made every moment relaxed, fun and flexible. They were always there - but never intrusive, just making everything went smoothly behind the scenes. We chose Circa because they are 'food led’. And the food didn’t disappoint. It was plentiful and divine. I am still thinking about the prawn taco canape and the BBQ food and salads. It was all stunning. And the gelato bike was very welcomed by all! We loved our wedding day and Circa played a massive role in making it the success it was.
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Emma & Aidan
Happy couple married in June
January 2023
Thank You
Dear Circa Team, We just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and support in preparing for our wedding, and on the day itself. It was the most amazing day and we could not have asked for anything more. All of our guests said how wonderful the food was and how kind and helpful the staff were, so thank you immensely. Best wishes, Emma and Aidan
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Emma & Aidan
Happy couple married in May
January 2023
Thank You!
Dear Sara and all of the Circa Team, We just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and support in preparing for our wedding, and on the day itself. It was the most amazing day and we could not have asked for anything more and are very grateful. All of our guests said how wonderful the food was and how kind and helpful the staff were, so thank you immensely. Please also pass our thanks to Polly and Will at Gote Barn for everything they did to make the barn look so beautiful and having the cows in the field (at my mum's request)! Best wishes, Emma and Aidan
Location & Contact Details

Address

Gote Farm, Lewes, East Sussex, BN85HY, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Lewes

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A27

Nearest Train Station

Glynde

Nearest Airport

Brighton Airport

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our Operations Manager got married here - so that has to be a fave!

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

Enjoy the day! Put your effort into the planning and then on the day let us do the worrying and enjoy your day :)

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

One couple this year were both scientists so had lots of nods to their passion for science - the barn looked amazing!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic. Blank Canvas. Historical. Unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

All your guests on the Front Lawn

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

Note yet...

What’s your favourite canapé?

For me it's got to be the Golden Cross Goats Cheese, Peppered Flat Pastry, Smoked Chilli Jam - so yummy!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The Pizza Van is a firm favourite

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's age (it's over 450 years old!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

I just love the personal experience you get with Circa. We build great relationships with our clients and seeing it all come together on the day is just wonderful!