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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Situated in Pulborough in the West Sussex region of England, Bury Manor Barn is a barn venue that hosts weddings and special events. Set on the grounds of Dorset House School, this stunning barn dates back to Tudor times. Surrounded by acres of stunning scenery, this venue is perfect for events in every season.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bury Manor Barn offers a range of stunning spaces for couples to use as a backdrop to their special day. Couples exchanging their vows in the summer can make use of the amphitheatre, which provides spectacular views of the river and castle. The walled garden offers a remarkable setting for one-of-a-kind wedding photos and a serene space for walks through the blossoming shade. The woodland area also provides a splendid choice for pictures. The barn itself offers a remarkable setting for receptions. It split into two rooms to create a flawless flow throughout the events. The inner barn offers an elegant space for ceremonies, accommodating up to 120 people. Guests can then move into the outer barn, which can host up to 140 for banquets, before returning to the inner area for the dancing portion of the evening. This barn has a historical church within walking distance, offering easy access for those who wish to have a church wedding. Humanist, civil, and celebrant-led ceremonies can also be conducted on-site.

Services Offered

The Bury Manor Barn offers a range of services to ensure that newlyweds-to-be can enjoy the day of their dreams. With seated and buffet facilities available, this team welcomes outside catering companies from their list of preferred vendors. They offer the services of a dedicated event coordinator to help you through the planning process. For the dance portion of your reception, this venue offers facilities for both live bands and DJs and can also provide couples with the use of a dance floor. As there are no accommodations available at this barn, the team can recommend a list of hotels and guesthouses for guests to enjoy. Couples who choose to celebrate their day here can enjoy exclusive use of this venue.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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A&J Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you BMB for making our dreams come true!

We got married here on 5th August and it was PERFECT! From the initial look around with Julie and the in depth chats with Gemma throughout our engagement, we were put at ease, made to feel very looked after and made the whole process great fun and stress free. The venue is stunning and we have had so many compliments about it. Gemma provided so much support and insight about the decorations and she made the place look incredible. On the day we had all weather - sun, rain and thunderstorms...BMBs layout meant that the ceremony and tables could all be set up without having to usher guests outside which became really valuable to us with the forecast. The band could set up whilst we were having food so again no awkward 'get out whilst we take the tables down' etc. The grounds are stunning with lots of space for beautiful photos. Honestly so glad we picked BMB, such fond memories and amazing price for the amount of space you have - competitive with other venues around the area that were much smaller and only had one room for ceremony/food/dancing combined. Thank you BMB for making our dreams come true!
Hannah M. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Day

We had the most magical wedding at BMB in September everything was perfect and the team are amazing!
Emily M. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hidden gem situated in the South Downs✨

We got married at Bury Manor Barn in June 2023 and cannot recommend it enough, it's the perfect wedding venue. It's a hidden gem situated in the South Downs. The two beautiful barns are bright and airy; the grounds overlook the River Arun and the scenery is just stunning. Julie, Gemma and their team are excellent, such a pleasure to work with, always there to lend a helping hand and give advice. Our wedding day was better than we ever could have imagined - it was just perfect! We cannot thank them enough.
Georgina S. Sent on 24/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We hired Bury Manor Barn for our wedding in May

Could not recommend this venue more. From the outset Julie was so helpful and on the actual day itself Sarah and Lucy went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly so we didn’t really have to think about anything! The space is absolutely stunning with beautiful views over the South Downs, the two barns are ideal for the wedding breakfast and party afterwards - seamlessly moving across from one to the other. Everyone was so complementary about how well organised the day was, and that was definitely down to the BMB team’s expertise and their brilliant recommended suppliers. Couldn’t have asked for more!
Jacqueline N. Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, great team of suppliers that really care

So flexible, and a very personal yet professional service, stunning venue. Highly recommended. Love working here with other likeminded suppliers!
Emma B. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Bury Manor Barn - May 2023

We had such an amazing wedding day at Bury Manor Barn in May 2023! We wanted a DIY-style venue and it really delivered. The two inter-connecting barns meant separate spaces for ceremony and dinner, which is really hard to find with a barn venue. The beautiful white brick walls and beams provided the perfect backdrop for our styling and photos, with a soft warm light filtering through the barns. Despite the abnormally heavy rain, Bury had excellent ‘Plan B’ options (also hard to find elsewhere) with a large covered outdoor area which meant that we were still able to host our reception drinks outside and enjoy the incredible views over the South Downs and the River Arun! The grounds are gorgeous and there are so many different spaces which can be used throughout the day. Many guests commented on the beauty of the venue and the setting. Julie, Gemma and the team are all so friendly, calm, communicative and efficient! Nothing was too much trouble (in the lead-up or on the day) and it was a really personal service. We would highly recommend Bury Manor Barn! Thank you so much!
Clare W. Sent on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Setting, Nearby Church and able to put own stamp on your wedding!

We had a beautiful wedding day at Bury Manor Barn at the end of April 2023. We married in St John's church next door and were so lucky to just walk round the corner into reception drinks and music. The view from the lawns are stunning overlooking the river Arun, which provides a stunning backdrop for a wedding and photos and really felt special as we love the area and the South Downs. Our guests all said it was a beautiful venue! We were able to individualise our wedding day and certainly put our own stamp on things, it felt less like a wedding conveyor belt than other venues we looked round when starting our planning. We were allowed to visit lots and were able to set up the night before which allowed some personal touches and to get excited about the venue.
Julie, Gemma and the team were very flexible and so easy to contact, open and honest throughout our planning. It was never stressful working with them! They had some great contacts and links with suppliers include Jane from Forge Flowers and Eat the Street Caterers/ place settings. It was great there were two separate rooms to celebrate in - and enough to fit 130+ in, and a big enough dance floor for a silly choreographed first dance and the rest! We are very appreciative of all the help and tips and this really helped us have such an amazing day with all our friends and family. Thank you - Clare and Will
Amy R. Sent on 22/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue & team.

Not only is Bury Manor Barn an absolutely stunning venue but Julie, Gemma and team running weddings are the most likeable, reasonable and professional individuals! Our wedding here in April 2023 was absolutely perfect, we knew after visiting many venues that this was absolutely the one for us, the combination of spectacular views, beautiful grounds and a large spacious barn divided into 2 met all of our requirements for the day. Unlike many other venues we had the flexibility to come in the day before for set-up which was lovely for us as we wanted a very hands-on wedding as well as come back at a leisurely pace the next day for picking up items.

The team here are just outstanding, Julie's responsiveness and her succinct communication style is commendable, even replying to me on Easter Monday to a few quick questions. Gemma was absolutely perfect on the day (well worth paying the extra for a venue coordinator!), she had an eye over everything to make sure it went smoothly and even in the morning acted as a go-between between myself and my partner to share little snippets of how the other one was doing which was a really sweet touch.

For anyone looking for a beautiful venue with a team that's accommodating, flexible and genuinely dedicated to giving you the most perfect day, look no further.
Katie Sent on 14/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Flawless experience

I am so glad we picked Bury Manor Barn. The view alone is perfect, let alone the beautiful manor backdrop and the barn itself.

Julie and her team are wonderfully helpful and reassuring on every detail. They are so generous with the space, and it felt like everything we asked was always a yes. The on the day coordinator ran everything flawlessly.

On the day we consistently had guests comment how gorgeous the venue and setting was, and half of our friends are now considering moving to Bury or Amberley!

I'm so glad we picked Bury Manor Barn, the best decision!
Jake D. Sent on 02/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, fantastic management team, highly recommend!

Beautiful venue with stunning views at an affordable price, what's not to like! Julie at Bury Manor Barn has been a joy to deal with, very accommodating and flexible, always easy to get hold of and very friendly. She's answered all of our many questions and filled us with confidence that we've made the right choice to have our wedding at this amazing venue!
Ben H. Sent on 22/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Ever

From the first time we visited Bury Manor Barn and met Julie, we knew this was the place for us.
We had initially been reticent about going with a dry hire, but Julie made the whole process really simple. The list of suggested suppliers was really helpful and we were able to find the right people for us.
One key element for us was being able to live stream our wedding, and Julie worked closely with our Live Streamer Moritz Schmittat to make sure the technical side was taken care of.
On the day Gemma and Sarah were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly and we had a fabulous day.
We would highly recommend Bury Manor Barn. Not only is it set in glorious surroundings, we felt totally confident in Julie and her team's hands.
Danielle S. Sent on 20/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and amazing all over!

We viewed the Bury Manor Barn by whatsapp video in January and new from that it was our venue! The gorgeous scenery of the South Downs and the River Arun, as well as beautiful trees, shrubs, flowers and grass on the grounds of the venue. The Church right in front of the venue was perfect, so we were able to walk round the back of the church to the venue terrace to have our champagne reception after the service! The day flew and we had our service as 1pm, would recommend earlier service if you can and definitely pick the Bury Manor Barn. The photos were amazing with all the surroundings and the barn decorated with fairy lights around the oak beams and circle wreaths hanging added that extra style to the barn. As it is such a beautiful barn not much decoration was needed as it was gorgeous as it was. Julies communication was amazing, really quick with emails and nearer the time extra phone calls to go through all, really helpful and wanting to help where can. Thank you again Julie and Bury Manor Barn for our absolutely amazing wedding day/reception! We would not have changed one thing!
James H. Sent on 01/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The prettiest wedding venue in Sussex

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful wedding location in the south of England - especially on a warm and sunny August day. The Dorset House team were exceptionally accommodating and attentive from the moment we made contact - even answering our texts and emails at 10pm on a Saturday night.
The photos of the venue speak for themselves: this is an idyllic, picturesque location with lots of space that’s far away from busier rural areas, so it not only feels safe and secluded, but you feel like you have access to the entire venue. It was also very good and safe for young kids and dogs.
We got married in the adjacent church, and there’s a walkway round the back which allows direct access for guests, which was very helpful for older guests who couldn’t walk far. We also made use of the pub in Bury for those final celebratory drinks before getting hitched.
The two large rooms at Dorset House allow for space for meals and partying, without having to put tables and chairs away throughout the day. There are also many photos opportunities across the grounds, almost all of which was open on the day, and we also made use of the bank next to the river, for the bride-groom shots.
We’d thoroughly recommend Dorset House to anyone looking to create a personalised, special, and unforgettable day. The service was impeccable and the Dorset House team were always welcoming and in constant communicable contact, which made those final few days leading up to the wedding that much easier. Thank you for the memories.
Holly B. Sent on 27/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A truely stunning wedding venue

From the moment we first went to look around Bury Manor we were hooked. The views of the the river and across the South Downs as well as the beautiful gardens and stunning barn made it the perfect venue for us. Both Gemma and Julie were exceptionally helpful both in the build up and on the day and happy to accomodate any requests where possible. On the day everything ran exceptionally smoothly and Gemma went above and beyond to ensure our dream day became a reality. Couldn't recommed this venue enough! The style of the barn gives you a blank canvas to work with so that you can tailor your day to make it your day. Another huge huge thank you to everyone who helped!! Bury Manor will always hold a very special place in our hearts. (Holly and Ottis Haines)
Caroline L. Sent on 24/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Trustworthy and friendly

We are caterers that often work at Bury Manor Barn. The team are an absolute pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend this venue to couples who are looking for a somewhere they can trust and can be flexible with all weather options. Caroline
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