Situated in Pulburough 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 who are 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, as well as 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. Alternatively, humanist, civil ceremonies and celebrant-led ceremonies can also be conducted on-site.
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.
7 Reviews for Bury Manor Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
19 User photos
Jake D. · Getting married on 04/06/2022
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!Sent on 02/07/2021
Bury Manor Barn's reply:Thank you so much Jake. Yes, we are very lucky with our location - as a photographer recently said to me "there are no bad views!".
Danielle S. · Married on 21/08/2021
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!Sent on 20/09/2021
Bury Manor Barn's reply:Hi Danielle & Dave
James H. · Married on 03/08/2019
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.Sent on 01/03/2021
Bury Manor Barn's reply:Thank you James for your wonderful review and kind words. We were so pleased to host your wedding. Here at Dorset House/Bury Manor Barn we love to share the venue for weddings. The views, barns and gardens are unique and very special. We always strive to make the day personal to you and your guests.
Some Saturday dates still available for 2021 -
18th September, 9th October, 20th November, 18th December, 31st December.
COVID guarantee - we will reschedule free of charge, if as a result of COVID government restrictions your wedding cannot take place. Please note that this will be subject to availability and within the same pricing season - otherwise possible fees may apply.