7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Sussex Barn Wedding
Posted by Zoë on 23.09.2018
If you're more of a traveller than a tourist then you'll be wanting your wedding done your way. If you're a DIY bride (and probable Pinterest addict) you can really get your teeth into organising a barn wedding...
1. Sussex barn weddings are a blank canvas
With a blank canvas, anything goes. Choose your own decorations, lighting, caterers, favours, canapes, reception drinks, table plans and stationery - the lot. All the quirks you could want.
If a DIY wedding is your bag then check out The Yoghurt Rooms in East Grinstead. They cater for all tastes and budgets. Within the hire, you get the fields, the barn, glamping accommodation and space to do whatever you like. Great for outdoorsy, boho style weddings!
2. Sussex barn weddings give you tons of space
Barns are big, most of them were constructed to house livestock or crops so they can accommodate a large wedding party. One massive space to get married, have a wedding reception and an evening party all in one. All on one level they cleverly blend indoor and outdoor space giving Sussex barn weddings an even roomier feel.
For a large Sussex barn wedding take a look at Laughton Barns. Set in the heart of the Sussex South downs in 84 acres of greenery they can seat as many as 200 guests for a wedding breakfast.
3. Sussex barn weddings are family friendly
A fancy hotel ballroom or a historic house isn’t always an easy place to welcome your littlest guests. For safety reasons castles sometimes don’t allow guests below the age of 5. But if you want to include children on your guest list, a Sussex barn wedding is a great idea. Outdoor space is abundant for little ones to run around and play, and with minimal furniture and stone floors, parents don’t have to worry as much about spills on expensive carpets and furniture.
For your outside area offer space hoppers, giant Jenga, bats and softballs and hula hoops and watch as your adult guests can’t resist joining in the play!
4. Sussex barn weddings are rich in history
Barns often have a rich history. Even purpose-built barns tend to be housed on sites that are historically rich. Their history and stories give them extra charm, character and interest for your guests.
If you’re looking for a Sussex wedding barn venue with a few stories to tell then you should consider Northease Manor. This elegant manor is set amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of the South Downs and the Queen Anne Manor House is a 17th century Grade II listed building. Rich in history and full of character it has a Tudor hall style with a thatched roof. Inside it has many original features including the most beautiful oak beams.
5. Sussex barn weddings are always a picturesque setting
Sussex barn weddings make the very most of the countryside setting and have tons of character like high ceilings, exposed oak framed beams and flagstone walls and floors. They are often situated on working farms giving your guests another point of interest on your wedding day.
If you're looking for a picturesque Sussex barn wedding venue then The Sussex Barn in Hellingly takes some beating. This one really does do what it says on the tin. This 400-year-old Grade II listed this oak framed barn is situated on a working farm in the parish of Hellingly. It has beautiful panoramic countryside views. We love it because it’s how a barn should be! Full of beams, rustic character and charm. You just add your personalities to it and you’re off!
6. Sussex barn weddings allow you to party in privacy
A Sussex barn is most likely situated on a farm surrounded by acres of green pastures with no nearby neighbours. So you and your guests can be laughing, singing and cutting shapes on the dance floor without fear of upsetting the neighbours or waking up other hotel guests. So if you’re looking to end your day with an EPIC wedding party then go ahead, book the DJ and the live band. You won’t be disturbing anyone!
7. Sussex barn weddings allow you to embrace the great outdoors
How could you get married in Sussex and not make the most of the amazing Sussex landscape? Most of West Sussex is made up of the beautiful South Downs National Park, throw in elegant stately homes, fairy-tale castles, chocolate box villages and colourful gardens and the Sussex countryside offers you the most stunning backdrop for any wedding.
If you want a Sussex barn wedding with spectacular views of the Sussex countryside then why not go for Farbridge Barn in West Dean (just outside Chichester). Farbridge Barn nestles in the rolling downlands of the South Downs National Park, a quiet oasis of natural beauty giving the most romantic of backdrops in your wedding photographs.
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