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Southend Barns

Donnington, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7PS United Kingdom


  • Accommodation
  • Alcohol license
  • Buffet facilities
  • Capacity: Dairy Barn - 120
  • Capacity: The Threshing Barn - 120 guests dining. 200 guests total
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Church nearby
  • Civil license
  • Disabled Access
  • DJ facilities
  • Dry Hire
  • Entertainment
  • Evening Reception
  • Exclusive use
  • Live band
  • Onsite Wedding Planner


Set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Southend Barns has been lovingly restored to offer a magical setting for your wedding celebrations.

The collection of buildings includes the magnificent Threshing Barn. Over 250 years old, it radiates rustic charm and offers plenty of space for dining (120 guests) and entertaining (200 guests), with vast windows framing the picturesque landscaped gardens on either side.

Fully licensed for all civil ceremonies and partnerships, The Dairy Barn has a serene and tranquil ambiance with simple but romantic styling to complement all wedding day themes. For those looking for an outdoor ceremony, The Secret Garden is a hidden gem. Lined with elegant benches, the sweeping 50-foot aisle leads to a sheltered pagoda where you will exchange your vows.

The venue also has various unique accommodation options including a luxurious bridal suite, Shepherd’s Hut and new collection of bell tents for the summer months.

Surrounded by luscious landscaped gardens with hidden courtyards and a terrace bar complete with roaring fire pit, you and your guests can enjoy a real piece of paradise.

Roots, the in-house catering team, provide a varied and imaginative menu with dishes to suit all tastes and requirements. With a focus on local and home grown produce, the Roots team offer a glorious range of menu options, from fine dining to stonebaked pizzas and exquisite cocktails to decadent desserts.


Barns, Country havens, Glorious gardens, Venues
Threshing Barn more
A magnificent space for a wedding reception and party, the Threshing Barn exudes countryside opulence with exposed wooden beams and original features. Offering plenty of flexibility for all sizes and styles of wedding reception, it is the perfect backdrop for your evening celebrations.
Dairy Barn more
Fully licensed for all civil ceremonies, The Dairy Barn is a beautiful space with simple but romantic styling to complement all wedding day themes. An idyllic setting to exchange your vows; the barn can also be used later in the day as another reception space for you and your guests.
The Secret Garden more
Nestled in a peaceful spot between the alpaca’s field and the flint walls of the Dairy Barn is the outdoor ceremony garden. Lined with elegant benches and surrounded by beautiful borders, the sweeping 50-foot aisle leads to a sheltered pagoda, a dreamy setting to exchange your vows.
The Collecting Yard and Gardens more
Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and picture-perfect hideaways, Southend Barns provides a romantic haven all year round. The central courtyard offers a safe and sociable area where you can also find the all-weather Collecting Yard complete with terrace bar, sheltered alfresco seating and roaring fire pit.

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