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Duncton Mill Fishery
  • Exclusive use wedding venue
  • Dry hire only
  • Four serene lakes
  • Space for a marquee
  • Local church nearby
  • 14ft boat available to hire
  • Beautiful backdrop
  • Complete flexibility

Duncton Mill Fishery is located in the stunning Barlavington Estate in West Sussex. Regarded as one of the best lakeside wedding venues in the area, it offers a relaxed, friendly and authentic experience.

The real beauty of this waterside venue is the complete flexibility and individuality offered. They do not believe in pre-packaged weddings as each couple is unique therefore their wedding day should reflect this. Choose your own marquee, caterer and florist without restrictions and regulations. This venue is perfect for you if you are looking for a stunning backdrop and the control to create your own wedding day.

Duncton Mill prides itself on offering a personalised experience and that means only hosting a limited amount of weddings beside the lakes each year. The marquee can go up days prior to the big day, allowing you and your family the opportunity to enjoy the decorating process at more of a leisurely pace.


Duncton Mill is perfectly positioned in the foothills of the South Downs National Park in beautiful West Sussex. This tranquil quiet oasis has brilliant transport links being close to Petworth and Chichester; perfect for wedding guests coming from near and far.

With four serene fishing lakes and a natural spring trickling from the South Downs, the venue offers a wedding haven for couples looking for a relaxed wedding day.

If you are looking for a church wedding then the Holy Trinity Church of Duncton is within walking distance - what could be more perfect!


This beautiful space is available on an exclusive use dry hire basis, allowing you to build your very own dream wedding. Cutting free from the rules and regulations you can make your own choices and create something truly unique and magical.

Moored off the lakeside jetty is Rosie, the 14ft rowing boat, the most perfect quintessential addition to your wedding day. Decorated with bunting and cushions, Rosie is available to hire for the bride's anticipated entrance.

The area is licensed for up to 180 guests to enjoy good food, great wine and even better company. Complimentary parking is included, with disabled parking also available.


Offering total flexibility, Duncton Mill does not dictate the use of set suppliers. You are welcome to use any style of caterers or even do the catering yourself.

Another fabulous point to note is that they do not charge any corkage fees so you and your guests can dance the night away with plenty of bubbly!

If you are stuck and would like a helping hand with choosing suppliers the team will be more than happy to recommend some reliable companies in the local area.

If you love the sound of this relaxed wedding venue then please use the contact buttons to get in touch with them directly.

Duncton Mill Trout Fishery
Dye House Lane
Duncton (near Petworth)
West Sussex
GU28 0LF


  • Lucy and Rob

    Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special and memorable, you were both a massive support on the day and leading up to the big day itself. We hope you have many more happy and enjoyable weddings at your stunning venue. Thanks again, Lucy and Rob

  • Vicki and Steve

    We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so special, your venue really made a big impression with us and our guests and all the help and effort you put into the day meant so much to us – our wedding simply wouldn’t have been as good without you two. Vicki and Steve

  • Jamie and Nic Scott

    We can't put into words how grateful we are for all the help and advice you gave us throughout all our wedding planning. Duncton Mill is a beautiful venue but your warm and welcoming guidance and exceptional kindness makes it a priceless place to celebrate the greatest day of our lives. Jamie and Nic Scott

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