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Bury Manor Barn

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
11 reviews
Menus from £3,700
Up to 150 Guests

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Menus from £3,700
Up to 150 Guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Jake D. Getting married on 04/06/2022
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    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!

    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!".
    We can't wait for you to have your wedding with us.
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    Danielle S. Married on 21/08/2021
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    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!

    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Hi Danielle & Dave
    I love that you wouldn't change one thing about your day. Fantastic!

    We loved hosting your day. Your family and friends were great and it was a pleasure to have you at Bury Manor Barn.

    Kind regards
    Julie & Team at Bury Manor Barn
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    James H. Married on 03/08/2019
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    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.

    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.
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    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)

    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Hello Holly and Ottis,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is greatly appreciated as it really helps new couples who are looking for their venue. We loved hosting your day and I so loved all the individual touches that you bought to the day... especially the 'flower wellies' down the aisle... just perfect!

    Julie & Gemma
    Bury Manor Barn
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    Kerry S. Getting married on 03/09/2022
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    What a venue!

    Not only is this one of the most beautiful venues, Julie has been amazing! My jaw dropped when I first saw the barn and surrounding area. Julie has gone over and above from FaceTiming to so we could see the venue to emailing back so promptly. The process of choosing and working with a wedding venue was made 1000 times easier the minute I walked through their doors. Thank you!

    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Hi Kerry

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really looking forward to hosting your wedding next year. We do strive to be as accommodating and helpful as we can. I know planning a wedding is a big task so anything we can do to help, we will! We have lots of experience and great suppliers who work with us to help create a really special day.

    Kind regards

    Julie Thomas
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    Lorraine M. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Stunning venue with extensive grounds and great value for money

    The venue was absolutely beautiful inside and out and the grounds were a particular highlight with a river flowing past the bottom of the grounds, a pond and amphitheatre and stretch tent with heaters. The barn was finished to a high standard and was the perfect blank canvas with which to create a stunning DIY wedding. The venue manager and her staff were very friendly and we felt so welcomed and supported from start to finish. We loved our wedding at Bury Manor Barn

    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Hello Lorraine and Jon. Thank you for your wonderful review. We loved having you and your family and friends for your wedding. You had some great ideas for the look and style of your wedding and the finished look was amazing!
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    Chris B. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Thank you Bury Manor Barn!

    Our long awaited wedding finally took place on 7th August 2021. This was our third date due to Covid delays and Bury Manor Barn were very understanding each time we decided to postpone.

    Bury Manor Barn was the perfect venue for us, a truly beautiful setting. The amazing barn has two rooms so we were able to have our ceremony in one and wedding breakfast in the other. There are gorgeous views of the South Downs, perfect for drinks and canapés. We experienced almost every season in one day so the covered terrace meant we could still enjoy the views whilst keeping dry!

    Julie was very responsive and super helpful in the build up to our big day but was also fantastic on the day itself ensuring everything ran smoothly.

    Thank you Bury Manor Barn and Julie for helping make our day so special.




    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Chris for your kind words. It really was every season in one day wasn't it !! but we definitely made it work and the covered terrace is a great asset for us. It was a wonderful wedding day and we were so pleased to host it for you. The very best to you and Josie.

    With kind regards
    Julie
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    Hana J. Married on 17/07/2021
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    Incredible venue

    We cannot recommend Bury Manor Barn more highly, we had our wedding there recently and it was truly spectacular. Amazing views, loads of outside space and a beautiful barn which you can decorate anyway you like. There is a small beautiful church next door if you would like a religious ceremony. Our guests said it was the best wedding venue they had ever seen! We had great communication with the venue throughout, Julie was always so helpful and on hand if we had any questions (which we had a lot of thanks to covid!)

    We wish we could experience the day all over again!

    Bury Manor Barn's reply:

    Hi Hana.

    Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased that we could host your wedding. It was an amazing day. Gemma and I were delighted that you guests thought it was the best wedding venue they had ever seen! Wow!
    All the very best for your future married life.
    With kind regards

    Julie & the team at Bury Manor Barn
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    Bev J. Married on 29/05/2021
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    What a wonderful place to get married

    Bury Manor Barn is a hidden gem and we couldn’t be happier that we found it for our special day. The location is perfect, with spectacular views out to the countryside or gorgeous architecture in whatever direction you look. We took advantage of being able to get married outside and all of our guests commented on how unique the setting was. The team were supportive and helpful throughout the whole experience; giving us time to look around and test out how our cushions would look on the stone amphitheater steps. The Barn itself can look
    very special with just a few creative touches.
    There is a specific list of suppliers to use as the caterers use the school facilities so you don’t have limitless options, but we were very happy with our caterer. We couldn’t have wished for a better venue or day. Thank you to Julie and all the team.
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    Leonie M. Married on 05/12/2020
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    The most amazing day of our lives!

    We would like to say a huge thank you to Julie and Gemma at Bury Manor Barn for making our Wedding Reception so wonderful. Thank you for helping us through a difficult year - we had planned our wedding for December 2020 and had chosen Bury Manor for our reception because of its beautiful location and quaint charm. We had to postpone this because of lockdown and this was no problem. Then our caterer was taken ill unexpectedly and had to cancel but Julie and Gemma came to the rescue and found us someone else who was able to help – all the way through they helped us with our concerns and queries and made our planning stress free. On the day, the barn looked stunning – as it was a winter reception we had the ceiling and beams covered in fairy lights and instead of flowers, candles and tealights everywhere and of course, the open fire! It was absolutely beautiful, everything we had ever dreamed of – truly magical! Gemma was so helpful on the day too, discreetly on hand to ensure everything ran smoothly with her wonderful sense of humour. Thank you so much Bury Manor Barn!
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    Felicity M. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Excellent wedding

    We had our wedding here in August 2020 with 30 guests. They were incredibly helpful and flexible, considering the changing covid restrictions at that time. We had a marquee which we hired from TentsnEvents who we highly recommend. The views from the marquee and garden space at Bury Manor Barn was outstanding. Throughout the day we had a point of contact for if needed but otherwise had privacy to spend the day with close family and friends. We would highly recommend Bury Manor Barn as a calm and beautiful wedding venue which we couldn’t fault!

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