A breathtaking Grade II listed oak-beamed barn, Bartholomew Barn can be exclusively yours for your special day. Set in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex, close to the Hampshire and Surrey borders, this romantic venue is perfect for both lavish and intimate celebrations.
Tie the knot in the barn itself, with magnificent views over rolling countryside on one side and of the picturesque courtyard on the other. During summer months, invite your guests to sit outside, surrounded by the sweetly scented roses and clematis in the courtyard, while you say ‘I do’ in the pretty doorway of the barn. Couples looking for a religious ceremony may choose the local parish church in Kirdford, just a short drive away. Bartholomew Barn is perfect for weddings throughout the year – the warmth of the wonderful wood burner keeping the barn cosy during winter months, and the double doors letting the light and air flood in on a summer’s day.
Following your ceremony, you might choose to celebrate over drinks and canapés in the romantic walled courtyard, or on the vast front lawn – just the place for garden games and a summer party. When it comes to the wedding breakfast, many couples dine in the barn itself, soaking up the magical atmosphere and seating up to 100 while larger weddings can opt for a marquee on the front lawn, heading back to the barn for their evening party.
As the sun goes down, dance the night away in the barn, feast on a barbecue or hog roast from our open-sided barn in the courtyard, and enjoy the romantic lighting from fairy lights in the trees and around the oak beams.
At Bartholomew Barn, we want you to have your wedding, your way. We don’t have an in-house caterer and we don’t insist you use any of our recommended suppliers, but we are here to help with your planning and share our great list of contacts if you would like them. Summer or winter, rain or shine, formal or informal, intimate or grand… we know your wedding at Bartholomew Barn will be just… perfect!
9 Reviews for Bartholomew Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
Nic Crilly-Hargrave and Helen Alexander
Our wedding in August 2013
We had out wedding at Bartholomew Barn and it was one of the most perfect places to celebrate it. Organising a wedding from Australia is particularly difficult but owner Frances was always on hand by email and phone to assist with plans and recommendations of her trusted suppliers for catering, flowers etc.Sent on 25/08/2013
The venue is in a secluded area in Kirdford where you are a world away from life and you truly have the guests to yourselves.
The barn is the perfect size for a small to medium sized wedding (we had 60 people) and the courtyard is in full bloom during spring and summer. Our day progressed with no problems and Frances stuck her head in a few times to check whether she could do anything to make things better - but all was perfect.
Wow! how pleased were we to choose this Barn!
"What a fantastic venue! The Barn is perfect, rustic and charming and the gardens are stunning. Set with fields surrounding you truly are away from everything. Frances, the owner, really looks after you and gives you a personal touch. We were absolutely delighted with the Barn and so pleased we found it !! Everyone who came said what a perfect day it was" Emma and EddieSent on 27/09/2006
Louise and Peter
I would highly recommend this venue
Having looked at almost every other venue in Surrey and Sussex we wished we had come here first. The location is so tranquil and idyllic and it really made the day. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the location was and asked how on earth we''d found it. The venue owner was fantastic, always welcoming and accommodating and I would highly recommend this venue.Sent on 22/08/2006