Southend Barns Wedding Venue

£3000 - £7750 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Full of rustic charm and romantic touches, Southend Barns is a wedding venue like no other.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Cutlery included

(total price)

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Number of Guests Included
Mid-Week Offer Exclusive use of Southend Barns on your chosen date Use of the Milking Parlour and Mama Lou Shepherd's Hut for the night of the wedding (accommodation for 2 adults per location) Dedicated venue and catering managers to assist throughout your planning and on your wedding day Reception drinks to include two glasses of Lunetta prosecco per person Homemade focaccia with flavoured butter 3 course set menu (see page 2 for details) Coffee & tea with homemade chocolate truffles Half bottle of Lubin wine per person with the meal Glass of Lunetta prosecco per person for speeches Evening snacks based on bacon rolls and chips in cones Elegant Ivory Styling Selection to include: • Green and ivory silk floral wreath placed on mirror plates • Hurricane vase with ivory pillar candle • Antique tealight holders with 8 hour burn tealights • Glass and silver table numbers • Long and low silk flower arrangement for top table and registrar’s table • All set up and clear down of the in-house styling package Marquee style fairy lights ceiling canopy in Threshing Barn White table linen and napkins All tableware Use of our selection of props including drapes, sheepskin rugs, cake stand, cake knife etc. Additional guests can be added, the price is detailed below. The offer is available during November 2022, January, February, March & November 2023 and January & February 2024. The offer is for Thursdays and Fridays within these months excluding school holidays.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

In-house Catering

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Cultural Specialists

Muslim Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Set on a working farm in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Southend Barns has been lovingly restored to create a wonderful wedding barn venue. Surrounded by 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 sweeping aisle, exposed wooden beams and benches made of sweet chestnut, the wedding barn is a truly idyllic setting for couples to exchange vows. Nestled in a tranquil spot between our resident alpaca’s field and the romantic flint walls of the Dairy Barn is our outdoor wedding ceremony garden, known as The Secret Garden. You can dine and dance the night away in our magnificent 200-year-old Threshing Barn which radiates rustic charm, with its authentic wooden beams and wrought iron chandeliers. The large windows provide you with stunning views of the surrounding gardens and sunsets over the South Downs. A picturesque courtyard lies at the heart of the venue, with its luscious lawn, well-kept pots and Cornish slate patio lined with dairy inspired milk churns – it is the perfect spot for photographs and for mingling with your guests over drinks and canapés. As evening falls, the gardens are lit with romantic up-lights that show off the fantastic flint and log walls of the wedding barns. Here guests can gather around the relaxing Collecting Yard with its sumptuous sofas and fire pit to enjoy an enchanting evening setting.The Collecting Yard has subtle glass screens so you and your guests can still enjoy being outside whatever the weather. Relax and prepare for your big day in the calm and luxurious surroundings of the bridal suite, which is located in its own private courtyard and rose garden.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
The Varriers
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
The best venue!
We had our wedding day at the end of August and had the best day! Every single person we had contact with throughout the whole process was kind, helpful and approachable - nothing was ever too much trouble. The venue is amazing and my guests haven't stopped talking about the food. If you're thinking of getting married here, don't hesitate. I want to do it all over again!
Fran and Danny
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
An AMAZING wedding venue
The three things we loved about our wedding venue was: 1. The layout - it’s such a beautiful set up and allows your guests to all be where they feel most comfortable (at the bar, on the dance floor or getting some fresh air) but without being too spread out. 2. The staff- they were sooo helpful from day 1 all the way to cleaning up at the end of the night. I never felt they were too busy to answer a question or support on the day. 3. The food - having a family that loves good quality food this was important to us. Roots created an incredible menu and topped it off with what everyone said was the best pizza they had at the end of the night. A massive thank you to Southend Barns!
Tanya & Gary
Happy couple married in July
July 2020
Beautiful venue and grounds
Beautiful venue and grounds. Staff were attentive and demonstrated attention to detail throughout the whole process. It will always be remembered as the best day of our lives thanks to Southend Barns. Our wedding planners were always prompt with any questions or query and this helped put our mind and ease so much, especially on the day. On the morning of the wedding they liaised with my bridesmaids and best man so we have no stresses. So organised! Ceremony area (outside) is sleek and stylish and is sufficient for small and large groups. We opted for the BBQ option with Roots. They had recently taken over when our wedding date came around. Taster evening was such a great idea and really helped cater for all our party. The Michelin star pastry chef designed and created our wedding cake too on site (Croquembouche) - it was a first but didn’t disappoint.
Mr & Mrs Wilson
Happy couple married in February
July 2020
Everything was just amazing
Dear everyone in the team at Southend Barns, We cannot even begin to come close to thanking you for everything you did or us! You guys were absolutely incredible and nothing was ever too much trouble! The fact you catered for everyones allergies without a second thought, and decorated your beautiful venue exactly how we dreamed of! Let alone actually dealing with the delightful weather we had on the day and making plans to deal with it without us having to worry! We cannot imagine our special day being anywhere else. Despite the weather, we had a beautiful day. Everything was just amazing. Thank you so much for everything! With Love, Mr & Mrs Wilson xx
Amy & Carlos
Happy couple married in December
August 2020
best day of our lives
To all the team at Southend Barns & Roots catering, We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day so amazing. It really was the best day of our lives and we are incredibly grateful for all the hard work you guys put in to ensure everything ran smoothly. Love from, The new Mr and Mrs Gomez.
Hannah & Will
Happy couple married in October
July 2020
best day of our lives
Dear Southend Barns Team, What can we say?! Thank you all so much for giving us the best day of our lives. We knew from the moment we walked through those gates we had found the perfect venue, but all of you made our day what it was. Thank you! Lots of Love, Hannah & Will xxx
Location & Contact Details


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.

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Chichester Train Station

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Love My Dress
Your Sussex Wedding
Rock My Wedding

Industry Awards (1)

Best Barn Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2018
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It is impossible to describe just one wedding!

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

Once you've secured your wedding date, get booking your key suppliers such as photographer and florist.

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

It's so difficult to just pick one. There's a couple that have stood out though, personalised rubber ducks for the guests favors from The Duck House. A couple hanging polaroid photos on the Christmas tree, that played a big part in the engagement. A memory table with old wedding photos from grandparents and parents is also lovely touch.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Barn, Rustic, Tranquil, Country, Luxurious

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The surrounding farming fields at sunset

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

Maybe one or two .. a venue never tells.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Courgette & Onion Bhaji with mango gel, the teams absolute favourite.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It has to be the Sensational S'mores cart from our in-house catering company Roots, they are just divine.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Collecting Yard with fire pit and outdoor sofas is always popular with guests. With subtle glass screens, the area can be enjoyed in all weathers and throughout the day and evening celebrations. Guests love to huddle around the fire pit toasting marshmallows and eating s'mores!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We try to be as sustainable as possible, from the eco-friendly materials used in the refurbishment to the bio mass boiler and our home-grown produce which features in our menus.