A countryside paradise for your special day... A romantic haven set in the glorious Sussex countryside; our beautifully restored barns offer the perfect balance of charm and contemporary luxury.


Where can we have our Civil Wedding Ceremony?

The Dairy Barn is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and we also have a fully licensed outdoor ceremony area known as The Secret Garden.

Can we bring our own caterers in?

No, our catering is provided by our own in-house team, Roots.

We are planning a small wedding. Will the barn feel too large?

The Threshing Barn suits weddings and events of all sizes. We can make the space feel more intimate by installing organza drapes or bamboo screens. We can also change the furniture lay out and move an outdoor sofa in to the barn to create a relaxed bar area in addition to your tables.

Do you have a Bridal Suite?

Yes, our Milking Parlour has been revamped into a luxurious bridal suite which is located in its own private courtyard. Once used as a dairy parlour it has now been refurbished with contemporary interiors complete with driftwood mirrors, lavish rugs and log fire.

What time do we have to finish the party?

In order to conform with our premises licence, all music must cease by 23:30 and taxis should be booked to arrive by 23:45. Guests must have left by midnight.


Southend Barns, To the DREAM TEAM! What can we both say other than a massive THANK YOU! You have all made this day more than we could have dreamed that it would be. Organising a wedding from Dubai was not easy, however you were all there & so supportive whenever we needed you. The venue & your team have made this day so very special! Thank you again for everything.

Laura & Lizzy

Where to start!! There is a lifetime of build up to a wedding, people dream about that day so for us to be able to say that it was more than we could have imagined is a huge thing. Every detail was looked after, nothing was too much and you made us feel like the most special people in the world! The day was seamless, from arriving & having a bottle of champagne ready for the groom, to how safe you made me feel before I took my first steps down the aisle. The food was breathtaking, we both wish we weren't so nervous so we could have eaten more. The beef and pavlova were the stars of the show. You have given us the most incredible memories that we will keep for a life time, we can't thank you enough! Can we come and do it all again??

Jessica & Nathan

To all the team at Southend Barns & Roots Catering, We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day so amazing. It really was the best day of our lives and we are incredibly grateful for all the hard work you guys put in to ensure everything ran smoothly.

Amy & Carlos

A woefully late thank you to you all (Sophie, Amie, Marc, Mariella and everyone else) for having us last week. We had the best day and can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make it happen. We can’t believe that it was our “take 3” wedding - it exceeded all our expectations! So a huge thank you again. Pete’s sister has already decided to have her wedding with you (and she’s not even engaged!). 

Sophie & Peter

To everyone at Southend Barns. Thank you so much. You helped us get through all of our changed plans, months of uncertainty and many ups and downs of wedding planning and we ended up having the most perfect day! We are so appreciative of everything you did to make our day special. P.S we’re still all thinking about those salted caramel profiteroles.

Charlotte & Josh

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