Information about the venue
Whatever time of the year you’re getting married, Bartholomew Barn in West Sussex is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a charming and romantic rural wedding venue nestled in rolling open countryside and woodland. The magnificent, Grade II listed barn was built in 1884 and is located midway between Chichester and Crawley, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, and is easily accessible from Petworth, Midhurst, Billingshurst and Pulborough.
The barn is indeed a stunning place to exchange vows with your loved one, and the idyllic location offers many wonderful photographic opportunities to capture memorable moments of your Special Day spent with friends and family. Take a look inside the cosy barn and you can’t fail to be impressed by the tall vaulted oak-beamed ceiling, the exposed mellow brick walls, dazzling chandeliers and full-height windows that flood the room with natural light, while the doors lead outside in to the courtyard. At one end of the barn is a huge wood burner with a roaring fire – ideal for a winter wedding ceremony or on chilly autumnal days. The barn can accommodate up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast.
The quirky Potting Shed that has been stylishly converted and has a spacious room with en suite bathroom, and is used as a dressing room for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in before the ceremony, and sip Champagne perhaps! It also offers a haven of peace for the newly married couple to retreat to during the hectic day.
The picturesque Courtyard is a suntrap and just perfect for celebrating outside, accommodating over 150 people for a civil ceremony, with optional large overhead umbrellas offering shade from the sun or rain. Here, your guests can mingle and enjoy al fresco dining at its best, a drinks reception and barbeque in the evening. The large fishpond is a superb feature and, surrounded by plants, offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. Informal seating and patio heaters make this a cosy space to spend the evening, with twinkling fairy lights in the trees above. In addition to the main barn, an open-sided barn runs the length of the courtyard. Amassed with flowers, this is the place to accommodate an outdoor bar and evening barbecue or hog roast.
The Summer House has stylish seating and colourful cushions, and is a peaceful place to meet with the registrar before the ceremony, and a charming, comfortable and quiet space for guests to go during the evening’s entertainment.
If “relaxed, warm and friendly” are top of your list of criteria for a perfect countryside wedding venue, then look no further than Bartholomew Barn. And you can be assured that my beautiful photographs will provide you with wonderful memories that you will cherish forever.
If Bartholomew Barn isn’t quite what you had in mind, why not take a look at some of the other beautiful wedding locations I’ve photographed in Sussex.
Previous Weddings at Bartholemew Barn
“Thank you so much for the photos, we are still looking through them all and taking them in, but we are delighted with them. There are so many beautiful shots to remember our day by, and some fantastic pictures of the two of us.” – Kerry & Paul
Address: Bartholomew Hurst, Kirdford RH14 0LN.
Phone: 01403 330049
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