What's the hire period?
The Cherry Barn is an exclusive 48-hour dry hire! This means couples and suppliers set up the day before and only take it down the day after. Yes, this means on the day of the wedding your only focus is to have fun!!!!
Are tables and chairs included in the hire?
No, however, we recommend amazing local suppliers that will supply a personalised style worthy of Rock My Wedding! We will also guide you throughout the way!! The best way to picture The Cherry Barn, is as if you found the perfect location, but instead of having a tipi or a marquee, you have the most amazing barn, with a commercial kitchen, proper bathrooms (phew! no portaloos needed!), and no need for generators! Have I mentioned the lights?
What's the capacity of The Cherry Barn?
Our smallest wedding was 15 people and our largest 200 people! They both looked amazing!!!
Can we bring our own alcohol and caterers?
Bring your own alcohol during the day and in the evening it comes with a fully stocked and staffed paid bar! We'll also make sure we have the drinks you would like to drink (it's local pub prices!). We also work with 10 amazing caterers who will work around you (not a cookie cutter here). You can also bring an external professional caterer for an extra kitchen fee and they need to have liability insurance and hygiene certificate. Top tip: Caterers will make or break your wedding, so don't cut corners on this one. Food trucks are welcome:-)
Entertainment!! Can we choose our preferred band or DJ?
Yes please!!! It's your wedding and you should be able to have the entertainment you love!!
Dear Mel and Steve, Thank you so much for all of your help and advice before and on the big day itself. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue, so many guests commented on how perfect the barn is. We both wish you the best of luck and many more years of hosting fabulous weddings! Whenever we're visiting Rye, we'll be sure to stop by and say hi. Love from, Jonathan & Lauren x
Dear Mel and Farmer Steve, Where to begin?! We loved the barn and you guys from the very start and with every visit (and there were a few!!) that only grew stronger! Thank you for providing such a wonderful setting and experience for the best day of our lives! The kindness, generosity, help and friendship you showed to us really meant the world and made us feel so at home. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better outcome! Everything was perfect and that was largely due to your effort that we know you put into every wedding to make the couple feel so very special! We're so grateful for it all and hope to stop by for a visit next year! Love to you and your family! Danie and Pat xxx
Dear Mel and Steve, So, so much for letting us use the beautiful Cherry Barn for our wedding and for all your help creating the most perfect day. You really did go above and beyond, sharing all your wedding wisdom + supplier advice, and of course coming to our rescue when our gin ran out! We couldn't have had such a wonderful day without your amazing energy, enthusiasm, passion so THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Hope to see you on our next visit to Rye! All our love, Laura & Kal xxx
Dear Mel We have finally come back down to earth after the most incredible day of our lives. We wanted to take a moment to Thank you for everything. The Cherry Barn was amazing and the venue we thought was only ever in our dreams. You are just the kindest and loveliest person, and we couldn't have found anyone nicer to help pull off the day of our dreams. Every single one of our guests were so complimentary of the venue and understood instantly why we'd picked it. Thank you for everything. All our Love Alex and Vikki xx
Hi Mel and Steve, Just want to massively second everything in the email below! Thank you so much for all the support you gave us in the run up to, and on the day of, the wedding. Everything went so much smoother than I ever imagined and so much of that is down to you - thank you! So, so glad we chose to have our wedding at the Cherry Barn ???? Love Emily and Sam xxx ------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Mel and Steve Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for all your support and hard work in making Emily and Sam’s wedding such a success last week. Your professionalism and enthusiasm both in the run up and on the day really helped them to achieve the laid back wedding they wanted. Your friendly light touch organising and running of the day was just perfect for us. Everyone was so impressed. The Cherry Barn is such a delightful location. We are so glad that they chose your venue. Well done for organising the sun too!! Kind Regards Karen and Steve Brewster
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