Bartholomew Barn

(9 reviews) 9 5
Bartholomew Hurst Kidford West Sussex RH14 0LN
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About Bartholomew Barn

Bartholomew Hurst, Kidford
West Sussex, RH14 0LN

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!

• Civil wedding license with licensed areas inside the beautiful barn or with guests seated in the picturesque courtyard. • Stunning oak-beamed barn with seating for up to 100 guests for ceremony and wedding breakfast. • Fairytale courtyard with open-sided barn, just the place for welcome drinks and your evening celebration. • Spacious front lawn, suitable for a marquee, drinks or garden games. • A relaxed environment, allowing you to create your wedding your way with your chosen suppliers. • Local parish church for couples choosing a religious ceremony.

Facilities at Bartholomew Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests

Bartholomew Barn Reviews (9)

Our wedding in August 2013
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By Nic Crilly-Hargrave and Helen Alexander, on 25 Aug 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. 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. #WeddingoftheYear

Wow! how pleased were we to choose this Barn!
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By Eddie, on 27 Sep 2006

"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 Eddie

I would highly recommend this venue
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By Louise and Peter, on 22 Aug 2006

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.

Dream wedding venue!
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By Nicky Greenfield, on 28 Jun 2006

I recently had my reception at bartholomew barn, and Frances couldn't have been more helpful. You not only get a wonderful location, but Frances is there on the morning of the wedding making sure everything is set up and to your liking. I fell in love with this barn as soon as i saw it, it provided a wonderful setting for photos and all the guests have commented since on the ideal location. We had 85 people to sit down, and 150 in the evening, which didn't feel crowded. It's a must see venue!

Elegant but magical
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By Helen Rankin, on 27 Aug 2005

I had my wedding blessed at Bartholomew Barn on 25th June 2005 and my day was just fantastic. We wanted something low-key but elegant and that is exactly what we got. It was great to be able to bring our own drinks as that kept the cost down and Frances, the owner couldn't have been nicer about helping us out with our queries and making suggestions. As it was June, the flowers were all out in the garden and it was as my father in law said 'magical' (and he's not a man given to sentiment! Would thoroughly recommend and am happy to provide photo's for anyone who'd like to see it in action.

Beautiful setting with excellent service
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By Eleanor Tong, on 05 Jul 2005

We had our reception at Batholomew Barn on 2nd July 2005. The venue was beautiful with the gardens in full bloom. All of our guests loved the setting as did we. The Barn itself was just as lovely and the owners could not have been more helpful. Their relaxed approach before and on the day was much appreciated and their attention to the little details that make the day special were second to none. I would highly recommend this venuw and only wish I could do it all over again!!

I couldn't have imagined or asked for anything better!!
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By Kelly, Brighton, on 19 Oct 2004

The venue is truly magical, and it was a beautifully sunny day, 4th September 2004. The barn looked wonderful with all the tables set up but the best part was that we spent most of the day outside, the children playing in the forest, people chatting by the pond, we even had our first dance and ate dinner out there. Everyone that came was so impressed with Bartholomews Barn and I could truly not have had a more prefect day!!

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By suepigden, on 24 Aug 2004

My son held his wedding reception at Bartholomew Barn on 31st July and everything about the venue was just perfect - it is a fairytale setting and photographs extremely well, and there was a lot of help with arranging caterers, florists locally etc.A day to remember.

Beautiful wedding venue, very helpfull owners
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By Kate Brown, on 18 Aug 2003

My sister has just held her wedding reception at Battlehurst Barn. It was truly amazing. The barn is nessled in the corner of a field, with the owners house opposite, which is surrouded by well kept gardens, ideal for photographs. The barn also has a walled courtyard beautifully designed and filled with flowers, and a raised pond with fish. The owners of the barn were so friendly and helpful, nothing was to much for them, and their relaxed and open approach was very welcoming.(also the tea and cake!) An amazing pretty venue which is well loved.

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