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Bartholomew Barn

Bartholomew Barn

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Bartholomew Barn

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  • Located in Kirdford, West Sussex
  • Authentic barn with oak beams and a rustic feel
  • Perfect for your countryside wedding
  • Nearby parish church available for religious ceremonies
  • Courtyard can hold ceremonies for 150 guests
  • Erect a marquee on the front lawn for larger parties

Nestled in the rolling Sussex Downs and surrounded by beautiful woodland, this Grade II-listed barn allows you plenty of flexibility in planning your dream wedding. In the springtime, the fields are covered in dainty bluebells. On warm summer nights you can hold your evening reception on the candle-lit courtyard, and when the days grow colder the rustic barn can be transformed from an intimate ceremony space to a fantastic reception room.

This brilliant wedding venue can be decorated to create any atmosphere or mood you and your partner desire, and Bartholomew Barn's dedicated owner Frances will be on hand to help you plan your special day. For larger wedding parties, the front lawn makes the perfect space for a marquee, and for couples wanting a religious ceremony the medieval church of St John the Baptist is only a short drive away.


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.


Couples are able to choose their preferred caterer for their wedding breakfast and evening meal at Bartholomew Barn. The large kitchen comes well-equipped, and is connected to the Barn for ease. Bartholomew Barn have a list of their recommended suppliers, or if you're stuck for ideas why not view our catering suppliers in West Sussex here.

To find out more about this versatile country wedding venue, request a brochure using the buttons found on this listing.

Bartholomew Barn
West Sussex
RH14 0LN


  • Diane and Paul

    Bartholomew Barn was the perfect setting for the perfect day. Thank you so much for everything that you did to make the barn, the courtyard and the surroundings look so beautiful. It was like a fairy tale.

  • Colette and Simon

    Thank you for providing us with the most beautiful venue for our wedding. The barn and gardens looked absolutely stunning and we have had countless comments from our guests on how amazing the venue was.

  • Katy and Lee

    Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for providing the most perfect, special and beautiful setting for our wedding day. Everything went without a hitch and an amazing time was had by all.

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