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Last update: December 2023
Pangdean Barn is a uniquely elegant and relaxed, yet luxurious venue situated in the glorious South Downs National Park, just a short drive from Brighton, England. This historic farm is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and is the perfect choice for a romantic country wedding with outstanding service and unrivalled food..
Facilities and Capacity
Pangdean Barn can accommodate up to 180 seated guests and has three beautiful spaces for you to use. These include the Barn, Stable, and the flint-walled garden overlooking the South Downs National Park. The Barn is an impressive and highly versatile Grade II listed building with a magnificent oak-beamed roof, full of twinkling fairy lights, and has sufficient space to comfortably hold 180 seated guests. The Stable is an ideal setting for a more intimate ceremony or reception and the garden is a beautiful area for an outdoor ceremony and boasts many fabulous spots for photos as well as games like croquet and our famous go-karts. All our buildings inter-connect and the bar is centrally located to make any evening party go with a swing. Your guests can also enjoy drinks and canapes amidst the potted olive trees and the warm, comforting glow of the chimineas in our outdoor courtyard, or under the chandeliers and candles of our indoor covered courtyard.
Pangdean Old Barn is available for exclusive use, and you and your loved ones will enjoy simply the best service from the moment you arrive. The in-house catering team will prepare and serve delicious homemade dishes, all made with the finest ingredients, most of which are sourced from within 50 miles of Pangdean and bought directly from the farmer or producer. There is no corkage fee during your day, and there are plenty of extras, like the use of our decor, to help make your time at Pangdean Old Barn even more special and memorable.
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An incredible venue
A venue & team beyond our wildest dreams
It’s the people that make the place
Every couple is different and so is their wedding. We were so happy to choose a venue with a hands on team and amazing catering who were happy to bring our DIY festival style wedding to life.
The team were never too busy in the run up to our wedding. They listened to our dreams and really made them into a reality.
On the day they thought of everything, including a snack basket for my hungry toddler during the ceremony, sun cream for the unexpectedly hottest day of spring, playlists played at the right time, puffing my dress before I walked down the isle, hanging the frames in the blossom filled trees. Mowing a heart shaped made from blossom in the lawn. Adjusting the schedule when things ran over, and Running my best people home at the end of the night.
Our only biggest regret is that we won’t ever be able to have another wedding there… but we have plans to definitely be back for our 10 year anniversary!
Beautiful venue, with attentive staff.
The staff at Pangdean Old Barn are known for their outstanding service and beautiful food. Every single member of staff does their job with a massive smile on their face, and they are so welcoming and helpful. We would like to give a special shoutout to Nikky, the manager, and Bryony, the wedding coordinator. They both go above and beyond to make sure we as suppliers are comfortable during our work day so this does not go unnoticed.
Poppy and Luke,
Bexhill film company
An unforgettable, beautiful experience
At a time of so much uncertainty due to Covid 19, we needed people we could trust, but we got so much more than that: attention, care, dedication, professionalism and engagement.
We got a beautiful venue (we were lucky with the weather so got married in the garden) and amazing food but it was the staff that really made it special. They were all so calm and reassuring and we could see that they were genuinely sharing our excitement!
Ayisha, who was waiting, was really looking after me (the bride) - making sure I'd eaten enough, following me around in the garden to bring my favourite starters!
Gill and Krizya were incredibly helpful and professional, always available to answer our questions (even the silliest ones!) and were super flexible.
And last but definitely not least, big thanks to Jamie, who looked after logistics on the day. What a pro. My family couldn't come from Brazil because of Covid19 and so he helped us set up a live stream for them to watch proceedings over a YouTube channel. He set up the cameras and sound for the ceremony outside, and then later in the barn. He was also kind enough to follow us around with the camera during the drinks reception, so that those watching remotely could feel like they were a part of it. Finally he was great with the kids, entertaining them at their tables in the barn, and helping our seven-year-old master of ceremonies with the announcement of speeches!
We could not recommend Pangdean enough.
Truly wonderful place.
Clive and Juliana
Simply the best venue!
Our guests haven’t stopped raving about the day, Jamie gets a particular mention every time! The food was outstanding and there was so much of it! All of our guests have also praised the food, and there are a few ex chefs amongst them! Not only was the food amazing, the waiting staff even offered top ups of sauce etc, the sticky toffee sauce was out of this world! Even our Photographer was wowed by her meal - and she visits a lot of venues!
During the drinks reception, the canapés were presented brilliantly and the quality and quantity was excellent. Our guests commented on how attentive all of the staff were, one noted that she had barely a mouthful of Prosecco before being offered a top up - this is the kind of service we like!! Another mentioned that they couldn’t believe how many canapés they actually got to eat, as they had been to many weddings where they’d only got one or two of each, at Pangdean, three at a time was encouraged… and irresistible!
Hannah would like to give a particular mention to Crissia because she made me feel at ease as soon as she met me from the car and reassured me the barn was looking beautiful (although there wasn’t a doubt in my mind!). Jamie put Joe at ease just as instantly and ensured he knew what to do before the ceremony etc. Every single member of staff did their job with a massive smile on their face, and were so welcoming and helpful.
Despite visiting Pangdean on many occasions whilst planning, I was still blown away by how absolutely jaw dropping and stunning it was! Your team are absolutely brilliant at venue styling and it turned out to be everything I imagined - and more!
Literally everything is thought of and executed to perfection at Pangdean, we couldn’t have imagined a day running more smoothly, or our guests being any more impressed…. with everything!!
Our only regret is that we might not be able to return unless we get invited to a wedding at Pangdean - we will be looking out for one of your supper club evenings as we are desperate to return and take in all of the beauty Pangdean offers!
Finally, we’d like to mention Gill and Nicky for their help in all of the planning of our wedding, everything we asked for was accomodated and even when we changed the date three times due to Covid, they couldn’t have been more helpful or understanding.
Everyone who works at Pangdean is warm hearted and does everything they can to ensure perfection, it is truly the most wonderful venue.
The most beautiful wedding venue in Sussex!
Family business which goes above and beyond
Excellent venue and brilliant staff & food
A perfect day!
Beautiful Venue with the Best team!!
We can’t thank the team at Pangdean enough, Nicky, Sarah, Gill, Jamie, Krysia and Bryony for everything you have done to make our wedding day so special and memorable. We hope to return for an event someday. If you are considering Pangdean for an event, don’t hesitate to choose this wonderful venue, you will not regret it.
Pangdean - first class!
Incredible venue, exceptional team, best choice we made during wedding planning!!
A perfect day
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