Grittenham Barn

£3,000 - £5,750 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
15% Off
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
Free bottle of Champagne!
A beautiful grade II listed Sussex barn in the heart of the South Downs set in stunning gardens complete with lake and orchard - all with breathtaking views over glorious countryside and to the South Downs
Grittenham Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Access from 9 am the day before until 12 pm the day after
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
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Grittenham Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Grittenham Barn Full Description
Grittenham is set in the heart of West Sussex in the South Downs National Park. The barn, farmhouse and outbuildings form a historic site that was mentioned in the Domesday Book. We do a maximum of 40 weddings a year which means that each one is unique and there is no feeling of being on a conveyor belt. Couples and their friends and family have access from 9 am the day before their wedding until noon the following day giving you plenty of time to set up to enable you to enjoy your big day to the full. Our historic Sussex Barn has been carefully and thoughtfully renovated. It features a stunning central fireplace, vaulted ceiling and traditional iron chandeliers which look incredible adorned with flowers. The space is beautiful but flexible; with lighting, flowers, and candles, you can easily create the mood you want for your wedding - be it elegant, relaxed and romantic or dramatic. The barn seats 120 people comfortably or 250 standing. Tables, chairs and lighting are included in the hire price. A lovely, traditional canvas marquee is also available to hire; this was made specifically for the grass area next to the courtyard, and works brilliantly for reception drinks, music or as a chill-out area. Grittenham Barn is set in 7 acres of stunning grounds with many beautiful garden areas to enjoy with your guests. We also have two beautiful self contained accommodations with open-plan living room/kitchen, double bedroom and bathrooms which are available for couples and their family to book. Admire the views of the South Downs and neighbouring vineyard, visit our donkeys and pigs, or watch the ducks paddling on the lake. The opportunities for stunning wedding photographs are endless! Grittenham Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, both inside the barn and in the grounds, or you can choose to get married at one of the beautiful local country churches. Tillington church is spectacular and features in a number of Turner paintings. Please come and visit.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicola (owner) and Katherine (office manager)
Grittenham has been my family home since 2001 when we purchased it off the Mitford estate (my brother) where it had been tenant farmed for many generations. The farm and surrounding buildings have been completely restored with love and attention and we have created a beautiful garden from what was just farmland. We are very proud of the result of our hard work. We are very lucky and love sharing this beautiful, historic place with wedding couples and their guests on their most special day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
A perfect winter wedding! Grittenham Barn is simply magical!
If you are looking for a rustic barn, with beautiful grounds and super chilled owners, Grittenham Barn is the absolute perfect place. We had our day just a few days before Christmas and from beginning to end, it was wonderful. Having access to the barn the day before and option to stay on site just makes setting up and the morning of so much easier. We were able to decorate the barn exactly how we wanted with nothing too much trouble for the venue to accommodate. The team at Grittenham are really chilled out, helpful and fun. What we loved most is that our day did not feel like a conveyor belt wedding with lots of restrictions and completely impersonal where you are chucked out after the day ready for the next couple. The entire process from viewing, booking and the months before could not have been more exciting and with outstanding support. We had 'Eat the Street' (Frankie & Michelle) provide the catering & event support and 'Grittenham Bar' (Charlie) for our evening bar service. Could not recommend both of these suppliers enough. So professional, kind and personable. Both Charlie & Michelle on the day just made everything run so smoothly with incredible attention to detail. We were so grateful to have them there on the day. I could rave about this venue for paragraphs- don't even get me started on the donkeys who are such a gorgeous addition! But overall, I cannot think of a downside to this venue if you are looking for a unique, warm, intimate and rustic barn and are keen to have a creative input. If you are looking for a larger, more corporate experience where someone plans your day in the same way they have so many others before you- it is not the best choice for you. Thank you Grittenham Barn- our guest and I will remember this wedding for the rest of our lives!
Adam & Eleanor
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Couldn't have been more perfect
Grittenham was the best wedding venue we could have found. Not only is the cost seemingly so much better than other venues, but you get the venue to yourselves for the weekend without worrying about other weddings. The choice of paying extra to stay at one of the on site cottages (the other went to the bride's parents) was nice too. The venue staff were very responsive and helpful, and helped ensure the day ran really smoothly. The venue itself was very cosy in our autumn wedding with the fire going. Great stuff there too like the lights, mic and speaker system. It was nice to have the ceremony and reception in the same building, it made our wedding more intimate. Being able to go around the grounds as well was good for photos and also our guests loved it! Big thanks to the Grittenham team.
Tamsyn & Josh
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
I wish everyone could experience the magic of.....
I wish everyone could experience the magic of getting married at Grittenham. What a beautiful location, which made our day so special. Thank you so much for all your help through everything. All the best, Tamsyn & Josh x
Tamsyn & Josh
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
The most stunning location
After searching for what felt like forever we came across Grittenham Barn. We instantly fell in love with the pictures online and were so excited to arrange a viewing. When we arrived we were stunned at how gorgeous the place was! Not only is the rustic, picturesque barn absolutely beautiful but there are glorious grounds you can use too! From walled gardens, to a lake to a donkey and pigs, it was truly a magical place. The lead up to the wedding was very enjoyable and Katherine who was our point of contact was very friendly and helpful. We were able to get in the day before from 9am to set up which was such a lovely relaxed day. On our wedding day, it was a dream! We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and all our guests loved being outside sitting on the patio furniture and wandering around the grounds. I can’t stress enough what an absolute gem Grittenham Barn is. I hope all future couples getting married get to experience the magical day we had at this venue. You will be so happy you booked this venue for your wedding day. I want to do it all over again!!
Kim and Scott
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Stunning venue and amazingly helpful team created the perfect day for us
From the beginning the team at Grittenham were super helpful and flexible to support us in creating a personalised and super special day - especially as we were organising it from Australia! The venue is stunning - we received so many comments from our guests about how pretty and well kept the venue is. They also loved the addition of the donkeys and pigs. The barn is a perfect size for our 70-80 guests and we loved having the separate bar/dancefloor area for the evening. We also loved having the option of the walled garden for the outdoor ceremony. The bridal party stayed overnight in the cottages and it was so relaxing waking up at the farm, having a stroll and watching the sunrise. Overall, the flexibility, price, kind staff and relaxing atmosphere made Grittenham perfect for us. We are so happy we found this venue.
Faith & Lewis
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
we had the most wonderful day
I just wanted to say that we had the most wonderful day on Saturday. We cannot thank yourself and the staff at Grittenham for making our day so special and everyone was so so helpful in being flexible at the last minute due to the weather!
Grittenham Barn Location & Contact Details


Grittenham Barn, Tillington, West Sussex, GU28 0PG, England

Travel Notes

Put in google maps but you will see a large pink sign on the A272 for Grittenham and we are 1/3 of a mile down a track from there.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Pulborough or Haslemere

Nearest Airport


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