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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Laughton Barns is a romantic wedding venue in the heart of the Sussex South Downs. Boasting 84 acres of picturesque grounds and two idyllic lakes, it provides the most spectacular setting for a lovely country wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Laughton Barns is home to various event spaces to accommodate every phase of your special day. The stunning Apple Barn is licensed to host civil ceremonies. With beautiful views and picturesque surroundings, you can exchange vows in a magical setting, with the option to host your ceremony inside a marquee should there be any inclement weather. After your ceremony, you and your guests can explore the acres of land for photographs and activities before heading to the Crown Barn terrace for the drinks reception. Meanwhile, you can take the opportunity to visit the lakes with your photographer and take in the countryside as a newly married couple. The Crown Barn is the ideal space for your celebration, accommodating 180 guests for a wedding breakfast. The barn features exposed oak beams and a gothic-inspired chandelier. It is rustic yet modern and provides the ideal blank canvas for decorating. Additionally, one side of the barn can be opened up to let the outside in. Their paved drinks reception area is beautifully sheltered by stunning willow trees, creating a relaxed place to enjoy refreshments and your guests’ company, with benches, outdoor seating, and fire pits.

Services Offered

To make your memorable day truly special, they offer all couples exclusive use of the venue for the weekend and an event coordinator to help you plan the best day of your lives. Included in the venue hire is their resident DJ, who will provide the perfect playlist to get your guests on the dance floor. You will be able to design your wedding breakfast with the assistance of their critically acclaimed Executive Chef. From canapes and four-course menus to more informal style feasting menus, they can do it all. They also offer excellent late-night food options, including a pizza or street food van. However you envision your celebration, their team will work tirelessly to make your dreams a reality.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pet Friendly
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100% Recommended by couples
22 reviews
Bekki Married on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Venue of Dreams

Me & my new husband got married at Laughton barns on 01/07/23. From the moment we booked the barn back in ‘October 21’ Sara & the rest of the team have had great communication in making sure everything comes together and we get all the information we need right up until the few days before the wedding. The venue itself is just a dream and there’s so much outside space to make use off!
The food is absolutely outstanding and our guests commented so much on how the food was so amazing and the great portion sizes! Katy & Sean deserve a special mention too for being great when we turned up to set the venue up on the Friday, they went above a beyond to make sure it was how we wanted it to be, also on the day of the wedding they still went above and beyond to make sure we was both looked after very well, checking in on us regularly and making sure everything run smoothly!
So all I want to say is one big massive thank you to Sara, Liv, the catering team, Sean, Katy & everyone else at circa! Our day wouldn’t have been the way it was without these guys
Zoe S. Married on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding

Sara and the whole team at Circa where brilliant from the moment we booked our wedding and even after the big day. Throughout the whole process the team were always there to help and answer any queries, the communication was superb whenever I rang or emailed we always had a quick response. The day went so smoothly and that was due to Katie and the team they went above and beyond for us both and our guests. The food was amazing, all our guests commented on it including how good the canapes were! Circa catered to all our needs and our wedding guests, the day was just perfect and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to all.
Amy B. Married on 24/08/2013
4.8 out of 5 rating
Laughton barns is an amazing wedding venue, there's a massive amount of space to allow you to create any wedding you want. Circa are incredibly flexible and work really hard to give you the perfect day.
Jessica Married on 15/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating
We had the most amazing wedding day! From the very beginning Marc and team went above and beyond in helping us. From about 8 viewings of the barn with various family members and plans on how to use the space to menu ideas and running times!
Nothing was too much trouble. We were given completely free range when it came to decorating the barn. The food was absolutely out of this world - delicious!
The Circa team managed to make all our dreams come true in a calm, friendly and professional way. Thank you.
Holly Married on 23/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!

How do I even begin to describe Laughton Barns. The most beautiful venue, in the most beautiful location with the most amazing team!
We had the most perfect day and that is down to Liv and her team. The service was impeccable and the food was to die for, we had all of our wedding guests saying it was the best food they had ever had.
We were lucky enough to get married outside and the whole ceremony was faultless thanks to the great organisation by the team.
We had our Reception Drinks outside on the terrace where all of the staff were so friendly and attentive, no one was ever without a drink or canape in their hand!
Then onto the main event, our Wedding Breakfast inside the beautiful barn - It really did look like something out of a magazine and I could not have been happier. We then went on to dance the night away, the DJ was incredible and really got the party going - We did not have an empty dance floor at any point. Completely packed the whole night!

I am a Wedding Coordinator myself so had extremely high expectations for our wedding day and they were exceeded. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to which for me was such a compliment and again that is down to Laughton Barns.

I wish we could re-do it over and over again.

Thank you so much!!!
Donna Married on 19/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The best team, venue and day ever!

We chose Laughton Barns as our wedding venue. The venue was beautiful and the Circa Events team are fantastic, the food, the organisation, the funky different themes - our wedding guests said it was truly the best wedding they have been too and particularly commented on the food and relaxed environment. We are so please we had the Circa Events Team - they rock and you won't be disappointed! Have the best day ever! x
Amy Married on 05/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our life.....

Our wedding was held in August 2017 and we could not have picked a better venue to have our wedding at or a better team to work with than the Circa team. The venue was perfect for our laid back family gathering style wedding with BBQ food, pizza van, gelato bike and free flowing drinks. One of my favourite moments was looking over the field and seeing our friends and family on both sides playing football and Frisbee. The Circa team were beyond helpful every step of the way and we could not recommend them highly enough!!
Sophie Married on 15/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have been more perfect!!

We want to say a massive thank you to the team at circa for helping us organise and provide the perfect wedding!! From day one to the big day circa bent over backwards to help provide us with everything we wanted.
The day ran smoothly and all our guests commented on how amazing the food was, "the best wedding food they have ever had".
The venue looked amazing and suited us perfectly allowing little ones to run and play and adults to chill or party!
Robert Married on 13/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

My wife and I got married at Laughton Barns in May this year. The venue was the most bueatiful setting and the barn looked particularly stunning when expertly decorated by my better half. Circa were fantastic throughout but particularly on the day. Olivia and the team did a wonderful job from start to finish. The waiters/waitresses and bar staff were all professional and friendly. I couldn't finish the review without commenting on the food which was amazing! I would definitely recommend the lebenese grill on the patio for an evening feast! Well done Circa and thanks for a magical day!!
5 out of 5 rating

Laughton Barns

many thanks for a truely unforgettable wedding and the whole event went so smoothly thanks to you and your staff . the food was excellent throughout and nothing was to much trouble. thanks also for all your help and guidance , very appreciated warmest regards, Bren and Steve
5 out of 5 rating

laughton wedding venue

Hey there Marc.

Thanks for getting in touch. Pleased you got the card! We wanted you all to know how great the day was, and how well your team did too.

Nothing seemed too much for them, and they made it all look effortless, which I think is a sign of a great team
Are there any websites we can leave reviews for you guys and/or the venue at all? Or maybe for you're website?

Many thanks,

-Michael & Alice.
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Many thanks for everything on the day, the service was first class and we had the most perfect day.

Kind regards
5 out of 5 rating

Laughton Barns amazing venue

Hi Marc,

I hope you are well. We are both well thank you, it does seem only yesterday we had the wedding but its 6 months ago now – seems crazy! Thank you all again for such a lovely day, everyone always comments on how lovely the food and venue was.
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We wanted to say a huge massive thank you to you guys especially Marc and Ashley who ensured we had the most specially amazing wedding at Laughton Barns last Sunday. Everything from the setting of being able to get married outside, to photos by the lakes and the gorgeous barn where our guests mingled and had food was amazing. The food was outstanding from the delicious canapés to the huge BBQ - everything tasted fab and everyone of our friends and family complimented how great the food was. How you managed to get the steak so perfect despite the boys literally last minute change of speech timings i don't know! Thank you for organising and making our day so special...only problem is we want to do it all again now!!
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Laughton Barns

Hi Mark and Sarah

Thanks for a great day. Everyone, without exception, said the food and the burger van (in particular) were first class. We'll certainly recommend your services!
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