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Gote Barn

Lewes, East Sussex View map Visit website
Menus from £125
75 to 250 Guests


Gote Barn is a wedding venue located just outside Lewes in Sussex. Nestled away in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, it would make a truly idyllic venue to host the wedding day. Owned and run by the Craig family for over 75 years, Gote Barn also produces unpasteurized milk from their herd of Friesians. Along with this, they produce excellent, naturally-reared lamb grazed on the meadows near Glynde, at the foot of the Downs. The Grade II Listed barn with high vaulted ceilings has been around since around the 1600s, with many of the barn's original features still intact. Situated right in the heart of the Downs in the beautiful Sussex countryside, part of the Glyndebourne Estate, Gote Barn is 5 minutes from the center of Lewes and 20 minutes drive from Brighton.

Facilities and Capacity

Perfect for a beautiful countryside wedding, the barn's rustic and original charm is the ideal background for the big day. The venue has a minimum requirement of 80 adult day guests, with a capacity for up to 180 seated guests for the day and up to 250 in the evening. With a lawn for drinks & canapes, surrounded by the most stunning views, the barn is perfect if you are looking for a venue to personalise and bring to life once again! Newlyweds will have exclusive hire and the chance to hold their wedding in a unique and charming venue none of their guests have been to before.

Services Offered

Venue Hire includes 6ft round tables and Chiavari chairs, brand new toilet building, wooden bar, raised stage, car parking facilities, outdoor drinks reception space, and fairy lights decoration.


As there are also in-house caterers, Circa, at the venue, couples will be able to design their own wedding breakfast with the assistance of critically acclaimed Executive Chef, Justin Gillam. From creative canapes to formal three-course wedding breakfasts to Hog Roasts, BBQ, or 'Family Style' sharing platters, during the day there are an impressive variety of potential dishes. Guests can then experience some of Circa's quirky evening food options such as The Circa Pizza Van, Bert & Ernie Street Food Karts, Bev the Gelato Bike, and the Brighton Burger Company Van.

Late Availability Offer for Weddings at Gote Barn in 2023...

As we still have some of the key Summer dates available for 2023 we’re running a special late availability offer for ALL weddings booked between now and 31st Dec 2022.

Book your wedding at Gote Barn for 2023 and enjoy a £500 discount on the venue hire PLUS complimentary Circa canapés for all your guests! A total saving of over £700!! *

To discuss dates and arrange a viewing with the Circa team please pop us an email to

* Subject to availability and minimum numbers. T&C apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Woodland and Festival
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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