Facilities Bartholomew Barn offers a beautiful setting for your countryside wedding. The romantic barn is the perfect space to hold your wedding ceremony, and on warmer evenings the courtyard lends itself as a unique buffet area. With plenty of opportunity for you to add your personal touch, Bartholomew Barn makes for a stunning wedding venue amidst the serenity and beauty of the Sussex Downs. The Barn A country wedding inside the Barn has an almost magical atmosphere. The high roof, authentic oak beams and exposed brick walls give the Barn a rural feel, and with Frances's help you are able to create any theme you want within this versatile space. Whether you are holding an intimate affair with only close friends and family, or celebrating with a large number of guests, the Barn makes the perfect location for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Ceremony capacity - up to 100 guests Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 120 guests The Courtyard On summer weddings, the Courtyard is often used for evening receptions. Set up a barbecue or hog roast for your guests to enjoy out in the beautiful countryside, or bring in a bar and share a drink under the stars. If the air begins to get chilly the patio heaters can be turned on, and the space can be decorated with candles, fairy lights and more to set your desired atmosphere. For weddings with larger numbers, the Courtyard can also hold your civil ceremony, and looks truly beautiful when dressed in flowers and elegant décor. Ceremony capacity - up to 150 guests Outdoor Spaces The front lawn at Bartholomew Barn is a wide space that can hold large numbers under a marquee. Whether you hold your wedding breakfast under canvas or use the lawn as a place for games and drinks, you'll be able to bring the idyllic Sussex countryside into your wedding theme. Religious Ceremonies For those looking to have a religious ceremony, the medieval church of St John the Baptist has beautiful stained-glass windows, Sussex marble and rich history. The church, situated in the nearby village of Kirdford, is only a short drive from Bartholomew Barn, so after you have said your vows you can return to the Barn for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.