Selden Barns

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Old Selden Farm 146 Selden Lane Patching West Sussex BN13 3UL
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About Selden Barns

Old Selden Farm
146 Selden Lane, Patching
West Sussex, BN13 3UL

Please Telephone 01903 372 990

As you approach the wedding venue down a quiet country lane, you are greeted by a collection of Sussex flint and brick buildings as well as the main farmhouse. Entering through an iron gate beside the gatehouse, the driveway takes you past the Farmhouse and across the grounds to the front entrance of the reception barn.


As soon as you enter the barn, you are hit by the “Wow Factor”. The whole room is swathed in beautiful ivory pleated marquee drapes. The east wall has windows overlooking the rolling fields and woodland where horses and deer roam freely, while the integrated raised dance floor and tall central pillars exude atmosphere, creating a sense of grandeur and space

Large chandeliers & fairy lights hang overhead where the sparkling lights shimmer against the ivory linings that drape the barn, creating a beautiful starlit ceiling.

With over 300 square meters of interior space, the barn comfortably holds the dining area, raised dance area and bar, so that your guests always feel together.

The dining area can be configured to accommodate 50 – 200 people and all tables and chairs in the barn are supplied within the venue price.

The striking raised Dance Floor with stainless steel balustrade features two mirror balls and subtle lighting.

The Luxurious Drinks Bar area has a handsome vintage mahogany counter together with a huge wall unit salvaged from a Victorian chemist shop. Set your desired mood with the controllable wall and pillar up-lighters as the day turns to evening – elegant by day and magical at night.

The picturesque gardens also make the perfect setting for pre-reception drinks.


Just one minute’s walk from the wedding barn, you find the beautiful old Ceremony Room, located in a converted barn adjoining the main house. Seating up to 100 people, the Ceremony Room features timber rafters under a tiled roof and our Licence for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies lets you add additional intimate memory to your wedding.

Once you have booked the date for your wedding at Selden Barn, couples must contact the registration service directly (that’s the legal requirement!) to make registrar arrangements, while we set up the room according to your specific wishes.


Selden Barns Wedding Venue has many beautiful outdoor locations to record your amazing day. From the large garden area to the adjoining fields with horses and livestock. The flint walled buildings are oozing character and make fantastic backdrops for your special photo memories.


We pride ourselves on helping you get all the details just right. When you book the Selden Barns Wedding Venue, you will have the services of our dedicated wedding co-ordinator to work with you, right through from the early planning stage, up to and including your great day.

All guest bedrooms have their own private front door and exude a lovely fresh `English Country` feel, with oak floors, cream ‘Egyptian cotton’ bedding with fluffy duvets and traditional furniture. They have en-suite facilities with a large shower, WC and washbasin and under-floor heating throughout. Please click the button to visit our accommodation website
• Licensing for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships • Separate Traditional Ceremony Barn • Seated dining from 50 to 200 guests (Tables & Chairs included) • Beautiful Accommodation for up to 22 Guests • Choice of recommended caterers • No VAT on Venue or Ceremony Room hire

Facilities at Selden Barns

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Selden Barns Reviews (14)

The location is simply stunning!
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By Martine Cooper, on 16 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience of Selden Barns, having got married there last month. Rachel, Chloe and all the other staff were so helpful and knowledgeable in the planning stages and they helped us to have the most perfect day. The location is simply stunning, with picture opportunities everywhere you look. And the bridal suite was just amazing!

The most perfect wedding at Selden Barns!
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By Holly & Michael, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

We had the most perfect wedding at Selden Barns! Rachel is just fabulous and takes away all the stress....nothing is too much trouble. On the day the communication between the staff was excellent, managing people and timings perfectly. We wanted a day of fun and laughter and that's exactly what we got. The new bridal suite is perfect and truly a special room. Our guests also loved their rooms and breakfast the next day was a fun and filling experience! We didn't look at any other venues as we knew from the moment we looked around that Selden Barns was the place for us! Thanks so much for everything x

We honestly had most fantastic day!
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By Katy & James, on 29 May 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

Hi Rachel Now we are back from our honeymoon we just wanted to thank you for all that you did in the run up to, during and after the 11th. We honestly had most fantastic day and we cant thank you and your staff enough. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Thanks again

A massive thank you to you and your team!
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By Sarah and Daniel, on 29 May 2019Date of Wedding - 10 May 2019

Hi Rachel/Selden, We have just started to get back to normal after our mini moon so we wanted to drop you a quick email saying a massive thank you to you and your team for making our day a huge success and the day of our dreams. I genuinely could not have asked for more on the day or in the lead up to the wedding. Everyone of your team over at Selden was exceptional I can’t really put into words how much the effort and thought is appreciated! Thank you again we had the perfect day.

We could not recommend it enough!
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By Mr & Mrs Riley, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

My wife and I got married at Selden Barns just over a week ago now and we could not recommend it enough. For nearly two years we had the date booked and throughout that time Rachel and her team were fantastic. Rachel is knowledgeable, attentive and helpful and having her help plan the day took pretty much all of the stress out of it. On the day itself everything could not have run smoother and that is all down to how they looked after us and our guests. On top of that excellent bedrooms for anybody staying the night we could not have had a better venue. Thank you Rachel and your team for everything, we will never forget it.

Thank you so much to you and your team
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By David & Sivan, on 15 May 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

Sivan and I just wanted to write to so thank you so much to you and your team for Sunday. Everything went even better than we could imagined and it is a day that we will never forget. You made it so easy from the moment that we came to view the venue for the first time so we cannot sing your praises enough.

Amazing job Rachel & the Staff
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By Fiona, on 15 May 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2019

"I would just like to Say what an absolutely Amazing job Rachel & the Staff At Selden Barns did for my Daughters Wedding Day a couple of Weeks ago ?????? The Whole Day ran so smoothly & was just a Perfect Day throughout. We can’t thank you all enough. Scarlett & Luke will have such Happy Memories of that Special Day. Big thanks to Bexhill Film Company as well, who captured the Very Essence of the Day perfectly ???????? If you were thinking of a Venue for your Wedding/special Occasion this place has it all, down to accommodation as well which was excellent! & finishing off the Weekend with the delicious 4-course Breakfast cooked by the Chef the next Morning ?????????????? Just A Perfect Ending to an Awesome Day !! ???????????? . Fiona (Brides Mother/pepper Wedding 24/3/19)"

We had the most fabulous day!
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By Jenny & James, on 15 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

We wanted to thank you and the whole team at Selden for all the work you put into our wedding day. We had the most fabulous day and you helped it to run so smoothly. Breakfast was delicious too.

Our wedding was an absolute dream!
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By Kay Miller Porter, on 30 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jan 2019

Wow! What can I say about this magical place, myself and my wife got married here and it was an absolute dream. Our wedding planner was absolutely brilliant right down to the last detail to ensure everything was perfect! The venue looked stunning and we couldn’t have asked for anymore. Thank you to all of the staff at Selden Barns for making our wedding so so perfect!

Incredible incredible incredible!!!
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By Alice Matthews, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

Incredible incredible incredible!!! We recently got married at Selden Barns on Saturday 1st December and what an amazing day!! We had SO many compliments on how amazing the venue looked and how well organised it was. I’m a major organised freak and both Rachel and Jo made me feel so at ease (this is unusual!!) nothing was too much trouble and I felt like I could ask anything and email a million times without feeling like I was annoying them. Selden was the first venue we saw when choosing (I think we looked at around 6 barns) and immediately I knew it was the one, we really loved that there was a completely separate ceremony room which most barns don’t have, as well as all the really reasonably priced accommodation which is incredibly handy when all the grooms family is from up North! All the staff including the gardeners and Selden’s chef were so unbelievably friendly and made such an impression on us all, we can’t thank you all enough for making us feel like king and queen on our special day, really could not recommend you guys enough!! Xxxx

May wedding 2017
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By Caroline & Rob Barnard, on 05 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

We chose Selden Barn for the setting in the West Sussex countryside. We particularly loved that the raised dance floor and bar were within the function room so you do not lose guests during the evening to keep the atmosphere going. We cannot fault the service and hospitality of the staff, particularly Rachel who made our day so special. No request was too much and we felt comfortable to leave all the minor details to her on the day, knowing that everything would be under control. Our guests loved the venue and the accommodation for those who stayed was not only convenient but clean and welcoming. All in all if you are looking for a private wedding venue with breath taking views and great staff then look no further, Selden Barn will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Could not have wished for a more perfect day!
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By Nicky H, on 23 May 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Dec 2016

We had our wedding reception at the barns on Saturday 17th December and we could not have wished for a more perfect day. On the run-up, Rachel listened to what we wanted for our day and advised us on what would work on the day she pulled it all together to make it all run so well for us and all our guests. Simply brilliant thank you all! Xx

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