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Barnsgate Manor

Barnsgate Manor

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Barnsgate Manor

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  • Lavish countryside manor wedding venue
  • Located in Herons Ghyll just off the A26
  • 27 years' wedding hospitality experience
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for up to 250 guests
  • Superb cuisine, talented team of chefs
  • Special air-conditioned disco/party room
  • Restaurant, bar and outside patio area

Barnsgate Manor is a romantic countryside retreat with the intermittent woodland of the South Downs in the distance. It is nestled within Herons Ghyll in East Sussex, on the A26 between Crowborough and Uckfield. It boasts a certain grandeur with its own bar, restaurant, patio area, listed buildings and a vineyard, all of which make the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photographs.

Barnsgate Manor has various facilities, including Ashdown Cellars, the purpose-built, air-conditioned disco and party room, and Ashdown Restaurant, with its own bar and attractive outdoor patio. In addition the catering team enjoy an enviable reputation and produce their own Barnsgate wines from the private vineyard. This truly is a perfect paradise and a venue that will not disappoint.


Barnsgate Manor has enjoyed 27 years of experience as a wedding venue, and it shows. The timber-clad exterior of the principal function suite suggests a rustic countryside feel, and the interior continues this theme with exposed ceiling beams and stonework, which lends a traditional atmosphere to the venue. They also have donkeys and llamas on site, which are sure to make your day!

Barnsgate Manor is idyllically located with stunning views across the South Downs and offers exceptional facilities, including their own restaurant, bar, patio area and a purpose-built, air-conditioned disco and party room, simply perfect for a wedding reception.


Barnsgate Manor offers a wealth of facilities, starting with the long picturesque driveway, which is perfect for a glamorous bridal entrance by vintage car or maybe horse-drawn carriage. Alternatively, there is a licence for a helicopter to land on their grounds.

Two rooms at Barnsgate Manor are licensed for civil ceremonies - The Marriage Parlour and The Museum Suite, seating 60 and 150 guests respectively. The Ashdown Restaurant comfortably accommodates 200 for a wedding breakfast and formal reception, while directly below are the Ashdown Cellars, revamped as a superb air-conditioned facility for after-party dancing entertainment.

Wedding Packages

Barnsgate Manor can offer two standard wedding packages - Gold for parties up to 50 guests and Platinum for larger gatherings.


This is an all-inclusive arrangement for a wedding breakfast and formal reception for up to 50 guests, and is charged per capita. Although primarily intended for receptions, the Gold package can be extended to include a civil ceremony, and a finger buffet can be served for up to 100 guests during the later evening party. However, either or both these elements will incur additional charge.

The three-course meal is served by their experienced silver service waiting staff ensuring you can sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding breakfast. Also included are chair covers with coloured sashes, floral arrangements of your personal choice with a larger display for the top table and decorative garlands for the top table and cake table, plus one large pedestal display at the entrance.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 50 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 50 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 100 guests


The Platinum Wedding Package covers ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception for larger parties of 50-200 guests, hosted in the listed Museum Suite and featuring everything mentioned in the Gold package. It also includes table place cards and personalised coasters for the tables, plus napkins for serving the wedding cake as well as the services of the regular toastmaster.

In addition, this package also offers entertainment by a string quartet, or, if not available, by a harp soloist; alternatively, you may choose to arrange your own live or pre-recorded music. They also offer their resident close-up table magician, as well as evening dancing in the Ashdown Cellars, their purpose-built disco, fully licensed to 1am, to music played by their regular, professional DJ.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 200 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 250 Guests


Barnsgate Manor offers delectable dining which is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. An example menu of their three-course wedding breakfast might be a mouthwatering melon, papaya and pineapple salad topped with ginger and mint syrup, followed by a rack of lamb served with rosemary jus and mashed potato, and concluding with a sensational apple Bavarois with cinnamon shortbread.

Bucks Fizz or Pimms and soft drinks will be served to you and your guests up to the wedding breakfast, then a choice of wines, mineral water and soft drinks throughout your meal, followed by fresh filter coffee and cream, finally a glass of sparkling wine to toast the Bride and Groom. Platinum package includes the provision of either a barbecue (weather permitting) or a finger buffet presented during the evening with no extra charge for additional guests attending the reception party up to a total of 250 overall.

The services of a professional Master of Ceremonies and a friendly wedding coordination team are included in the package fee.


Barnsgate Manor cannot currently offer accommodation, but the hospitality team have compiled a very helpful list of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in the nearby vicinity. There is free parking for 150 cars, and the venue is easily accessible for disabled guests.

To find out more info about wedding celebrations at Barnsgate Manor, simply use the contact details provided below.

Barnsgate Manor
Herons Ghyll
Near Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 4DB


  • Mr & Mrs Fairhall

    I just want to say how much we enjoyed Mark & Lucy's wedding at Barnsgate Manor. We had many compliments on the wedding breakfast, which was excellent. All the staff were charming and the setting was stunning, all making a very happy day.

  • Emma and John

    A huge thank you to all the team at Barnsgate Manor for making our Wedding Day so special. All our guests loved the food and thought our choice of venue was fantastic. Thanks for everything.

  • Donna and Andrew

    We had an absolutely fabulous day. It was so well organised. You really made us feel special and it exceeded all our expectations massively. Thank you really isn't enough.

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