Voted Best Wedding Venue in Sussex 2023!
Muddy Stilettos Awards
We are delighted to have you consider Southlands Barn as the venue for your special day.
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We are a family-run business offering a laid-back, beautiful venue, full of rustic charm that is exclusively yours for your special day. We operate for Weddings April through October every year.
Our Sussex Barn, newly renovated Cattle Barn and stunning outside Pergola Ceremony Area are the perfect settings for seating up to 150 guests and we can accommodate up to 170 total guests for dining and evening guests.
The farm dates back to the early 17th Century with unspoilt views of the South Downs National Park to the south and Southlands 17th Century listed farmhouse above the courtyard.
There are two barns (our 17th Century Sussex Barn and our newly converted dining hall, named the Cattle Barn).
The Barn itself is situated in the heart of the farm surrounded by 120 acres of farmland, with views of the South Downs and our lake.
We are located on the outskirts of the village of West Chiltington and the venue comes with magnificent views across our fields toward the South Downs.
Photo Credit: Daniel Hills Photography
The Sussex Barn
Ceremony / Wedding Breakfast / Reception
Our stunning Sussex Barn dates back to 1714 and was used as a cattle-holding barn.
With our fairy lights and hand-cut bottle chandeliers, the Sussex Barn is a truly magical place to exchange your vows.
Benches or chivari chair seating for up to 150 guests makes this a more intimate ceremony or reception choice.
Our Sussex Barn has an integrated sound system for your Live Music or a DJ to dance the night away.
Photo credit Olive Joy Photography
The Cattle Barn
Ceremony / Wedding Breakfast
The Cattle Barn was used as a holding barn for our carving cattle during our farming days.
This Newly refurbished barn with bifold doors makes the most stunning venue for your reception. Round tables and chairs are included in the venue hire for up to 150 Guests.
The Cattle Barn is ideally used after a ceremony in the Sussex Barn, for an easy flow to the day and making use of the entire venue space which is exclusively yours.
Photo Credit: Olive Hoy Photography
The two barns are connected by our beautiful courtyard and full bar area, where you will also find our toilet and shower facilities (including disabled) as well as our games room equipped with a pool table.
Our stunning, fully-licensed outside ceremony area takes place under our Pergola with beautiful views of the South Downs and our freshwater lake.
With a seating capacity of up to 150, it is the perfect, romantic setting for taking in West Sussex at its finest.
We are here to help
We guarantee to give you the best possible service from start to finish, so if you have any specific requirements then we would be delighted to discuss them with you.
As ‘mother of the bride’ it was a great relief to have the occasion in such safe capable hands and we appreciated all the work and assistance that you all willingly gave.
Special thanks to the team that made the lunch food look so special!Christine & Brian