Swallows Oast

£900 - £1,950 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Swallows Oast offers a wonderful 19th Century wedding venue and banqueting hall located in a beautiful rural setting.
Swallows Oast Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
£900 will be for a lunchtime hire from 12-5pm, £1950 will be an all day hire until midnight. All charges are exclusive of VAT. We offer hire options for venue day before and accessories plus options for Ceremony only, Ceremony and Reception or just Reception. Catering is priced on a per head basis. Other options include Marquee attachments, Bridal Suite & Make up room + glamping.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
All catering costs include; staff, cutlery, crockery and glasses, everything on top of the tablecloth. No Corkage applies for after Ceremony or throughout the meal.
What is included in this pricing:
Cutlery included
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
No corkage fee
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Swallows Oast 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

Ceremony & Reception

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


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Swallows Oast Full Description
license to perform civil ceremonies inside and outside. Different forms of catering available from sit down to barbeque/ spit roast or buffet. capacity can be increased to 200 with the use of an attached marquee. exclusive use of grounds to include a woodland trail, a lake with pagoda, stunning views and a camping field with the option of glamping/ bell tents. all forms of entertainment can be supplied or brought in, from live bands to DJs. bridal suite to accommodate the happy couple, the possibility of staying the night before with bridesmaids and preparation facilities. no corkage charged for after ceremony and throughout the meal .

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mark
Swallows Oast is a family run business, and we pride ourselves in offering a friendly, personalised service. no two weddings are ever the same and we offer couples the flexibility to make the venue theirs for the day. We have recently received permission from East Sussex Registration to allow us to hold outside Weddings in three new locations on the site; The Woodland enclave, The Oaks and The Lakeside Pagoda. Check these out as they are all very special.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex & Darol
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Amazing venue !
I cannot recommend swallows oast highly enough! From our first visit to our amazing day everything was perfect. All staff go above and beyond to make sure your day is truly magical. I cannot Thankyou all enough!
James and Sarah
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Everything we could of wished for
A BIG thank you to Swallows Oast! We couldn't have wished for a better day and it was everything we hoped for! Our guests have said it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to and how beautiful it was. Also, Russell did an amazing job on the food, from canapés (which we decided to include last minute and it was absolutely no problem), our BBQ style wedding breakfast to evening food. Everything was just perfect. We have many happy memories to look back on now and highly recommend Swallows Oast to anyone. It was the most amazing day from start to finish. Thank you again!
Kat and Louise
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Lou’s and Kat’s wedding
We had the best wedding day we could have imagined. We can not recommend Swallows Oast enough for any people thinking of getting married in a barn style venue in Sussex. They were very understanding of the type of wedding we wanted, were happy to take requests to make our wedding as personal as possible and went above and beyond to make the day special. The bridal suite was amazing, and the homemade scones the next day were a fantastic touch. The barn venue and marquee allowed us to have enough space for our 100 guests and I had the outdoor wedding ceremony I dreamed of. There were many options where you could have the ceremony too, by the lake, outside the barn and in the woodland which were all picturesque and provided gorgeous photos to treasure. Swallows Oast were very helpful in recommending fantastic suppliers to work with. The main feedback I had from the guests were all the staff were lovely and the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding and I have to concur. A massive thank you to Russell for producing a fantastic menu and the amazing dessert platter that my family and friends will never forget. A massive thank you to Mark and Clare for all the organisation and helping the day come together perfectly. Such a fantastic team at Swallows Oast and would recommend so highly.
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
A brilliant venue, run by lovely people
We were very nervous of having a big wedding that felt like it was 'off the shelf' but also didn't have a massive budget to spend.... As a result we feel hugely lucky to have found Swallows Oast - it was exactly the kind of beautiful, laid back approach that we were looking for. The food was extraordinary, the organisation beforehand was clear without being overbearing and there were a thousand little touches throughout the day and the morning after that were really classy and made the day really special. (Also, Swallow's Oast is the barn, but also there's a glade on the site surrounded by birch trees that is a magical place for a reception. As a result it also felt a bit like having two venues in one) Mark, Russell and the team are superb. We felt in such safe hands, and free to enjoy the day as a result.
teresa and paul barton
Wedding: May
May 2022
amazing wedding
My son and his new wife just had their wedding ceremony and their reception here . Absolutely stunning venue with the ceremony outside , followed by a lovely wedding breakfast in the barn . From start to finish the whole experience was fantastic . mark and his staff and the brilliant chief did an amazing job . Everything ran smoothly the staff were very helpful and just made the day the best day ever . highly recommend
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
The most perfect day!
We have just had our wedding at the Swallows Oast and all I can say is that if you're considering booking then do it! We had the most perfect day from start to finish. All of our guests were asking how we found such a hidden treasure of a venue.....its simply stunning! The food was also absolutely delicious, in particular the canapés and everyone was raving about it. To top it all off the staff were amazing! So attentive and nothing was too much trouble. One bit of advice would be to book the bridal suite, it's so beautiful 😍 Mark, Russell and team - thank you so much for making our day more special than we could have ever imagined ❤ xxx
Swallows Oast Location & Contact Details


Gibbs Reed Farm, Pashley Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HE, England

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Swallows Oast Press & Awards

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Industry Awards (1)

LTG Wedding Venue of the Year South East 2019

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Swallows Oast?

The Best Wedding we have had was the first one after the Lockdown, although small it was very intimate and such a pleasure after such a difficult year.