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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Pangdean Old Barn

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Liz Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible venue

Pangdean is an incredible venue. The whole team were amazing in the run up and on the day - it felt like nothing was too much trouble and everything was taken care of so we could just relax an enjoy ourselves. The food was amazing, our guests are still raving about it. Could not recommend Pangdean enough!
Laura
Laura C. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A venue & team beyond our wildest dreams

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I can't begin to describe how incredible Nicky, Bryony and the whole Pangdean team were. It's a gorgeous location and we were very lucky with the weather, but it's the service they provided that made the wedding day the joy it was. Throughout the whole planning process they were responsive, friendly, flexible and willing to do whatever it took to make the day what they wanted. They clearly know exactly what they're doing thanks to years of experience, but it never feels like something churned out of a wedding factory. Even our guests commented on how lovely they all were. And the food was PHENOMENAL. I keep dreaming of eating our wedding meal again. I'm so glad that we're moving down to Brighton soon so we can still pop in for Taste of Pangdean evenings
Lexi
Lexi C. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It’s the people that make the place

Pangdean Old Barn is in a beautiful setting and the venue is stunning. But there are lots of stunning venues. What really made it for us was the people that run the venue.

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!
Poppy
Poppy A. Sent on 20/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue, with attentive staff.

As wedding photographers, we have visited many venues, but Pangdean Old Barn is our all-time favourite. The venue is located in Pyecombe, East Sussex, and is situated in the South Downs National Park. This has proved a stunning venue for our photography and film with the beautiful backdrops.

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
Juliana
Juliana I. Sent on 12/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable, beautiful experience

Choosing Pangdean as our venue was the best decision we made among so many we had to make for our wedding.

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
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Hannah W. Sent on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best venue!

We just wanted to say how AMAZING our wedding day was. We always knew we had picked a special venue, that was miles ahead of everywhere else. However, we couldn’t have imagined just how wonderful the day would turn out to be.

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.
Rachel
Rachel L. Sent on 05/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue in Sussex!

Pangdean is the most beautiful wedding venue! We had so many compliments from our guests about the venue, staff and food. Being able to get married outside in the garden, in such a beautiful location, made our day extra special. It was a gorgeous day and so having the drinks reception in the garden with lawn games was perfect. The barn is beautifully lit with fairy lights which was one of the things that we loved when we first walked into the barn and instantly I knew it was our wedding venue. The food was fantastic and I couldn’t fault it at all! The thing I will remember the most about our wedding day was the staff. I had always heard great things about Pangdean but the staff were incredible and honestly go above and beyond to make you feel special on the day. Thank you so much to Pangdean - the venue will always be a special place to my husband and I!
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Tamsin J. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Family business which goes above and beyond

Pangdean go above and beyond for all their weddings. From start to finish the communication was amazing. We had a bit of a wobble about the cost of wedding food, and they adapted the menu to accomodate us, also ensuring the meat was halal. What really stood out for us is how sustainable the place is which was something that is so important to both of us - the vases, card box, decor all being provided rather than buying lots of single use items. They even threw in some left over sparklers for us to use on the night. Our guests loved riding around on the go karts, playing all the garden games and our family commented on how well they looked after my elderly grandparents. Thank you for everything - Tamsin and Tariq, 30.09.2023.
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Lisa L. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent venue and brilliant staff & food

Excellent venue, absolutely brilliant staff & food. Nothing was to much bother! Wish we could do it again
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Joanna Sent on 26/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day!

We couldn't praise Pangdean more! The venue is stunning, especially the garden in full bloom, the food was outstanding and the people were lovely and helpful throughout. The team guided us through our wedding day from the very start and were a key part in us having the best day. Thank you, we can't wait to visit again soon.
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Sara N. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue with the Best team!!

We first visited Pangdean Barn in the pouring rain, and we knew we wanted it to be our wedding venue. The barn is beautiful, the team are so warm and friendly, and they couldn’t do more for you. We sat down with the team to talk through our plans, and they were so helpful and nothing seemed too difficult. Their relaxed and chilled nature made it so easy to work with them and made it even more enjoyable. With their experience and guidance you knew you were in good hands. The day itself went off without a hitch, the whole day felt seamless. We were lucky to have glorious sunshine on the 23rd June, and got married outside in the stunning garden with rose bushes in full bloom. We had numerous comments from our guests complimenting the venue and the food, to say how great it was. The team work so hard to put together such a fantastic day from beginning to end. They do it so well, that everything just slots into place, giving you nothing to worry about. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the day.
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.
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Margaret V. Sent on 26/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Pangdean - first class!

As the mother of the groom at his wedding on 17 September I can only say that Pangdean is an incredible, unique place. The barn is absolutely beautiful and the garden where the ceremony was held is stunning. The rural surrounding captivated everyone. The service and attention from the owner and each one of the staff was inspiring and exemplary and we all thank you all so much. The food provided was delicious! You really spared no effort to make the day so amazing. Thank you.
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Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue, exceptional team, best choice we made during wedding planning!!

Pangdean Old Barn was truly the best decision that we made for our special day. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and we loved the views over the South Downs, the romance of the barn and the beautiful garden where we were fortunate to have our ceremony. The team at Pangdean are exceptional - warm, friendly, responsive and so excellent at managing a wedding, nothing was too difficult for them and they put us at ease from the moment we met them. The food is outstanding as well. A true class act venue and I honestly cannot thank them enough for all that they did to give us a truly amazing day. Shilpa and Pesh, August 2023.
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Jayne B. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

A fantastic venue and in house team. Thank you for making my daughter Alesha and son in law Luke day so special. We cannot thank you enough. Jayne & Robert Black
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Sophie J. Sent on 07/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day

We had our wedding reception at Pangdean in April 2022. The venue is very impressive, especially the garden, and the food was amazing. All of our guests had a fantastic time and were made to feel so welcome and looked after by the team at Pangdean. All the staff were really helpful and worked very hard to make sure everything went smoothly on the day. Nicky was particularly attentive, especially looking after a bridesmaid who was unwell during the day. Thank you to everyone at Pangdean for making our day so wonderful (and sorry it has taken so long to leave a review)
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Pangdean Farm BN45 7FJ Pyecombe (East Sussex)
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