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Last update: February 2024

Southlands Barn is a wedding venue on the outskirts of the village of West Chiltington in West Sussex. Set amidst 120 acres of picturesque farmland and overlooking the South Downs National Park, this charming 17th-century barn is the perfect setting for the celebration of a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

Southlands Barn is more than a venue; it's an experience. Here, you'll find a beautiful lake, lush green grass, and flowers in every colour. The property offers a choice of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the pergola ceremony area, the 17th-century Sussex Barn, and the recently converted Cattle Barn dining hall. The stunning Sussex Barn was originally a cattle-holding barn. Today, it features an integrated sound system, hand-cut bottle chandeliers, fairy lights, and a magical ambience, perfect for intimate ceremonies and receptions. The Cattle Barn was formerly a holding barn for carving cattle. Its bifold doors open onto a beautiful courtyard. You'll also find a bar area, toilets, shower facilities, and a games room with a pool table. Southlands Barn provides seating for up to 150 guests and can accommodate up to 170 dinner and evening guests.

Services Offered

Southlands Barn is available for exclusive hire. They offer two-day midweek and three-day weekend packages. The venue fees include chivari chairs, round tables, linens, lighting and decor, a prepping parlour that can accommodate up to eight guests, and a free wine-tasting evening for you and four guests. But it's the people who make Southlands Barn what it is. They're dedicated, hardworking, and ready to go above and beyond to make your dream wedding a reality!

  • LGBTQ+-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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100% Recommended by couples
Siobhan
Siobhan Sent on 26/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible venue and team!

The absolute best venue. The views are stunning, the team are extraordinary, and the venue itself is just gorgeous. And the fact that the venue is a blank slate made everything so much better. We were able to have our black wedding without having to hide anything that didn’t fit our vibe.
Phil, Jaime, Jackie, Liv, Amy, and all the team went above and beyond to make our day amazing and make sure everything was perfect! From the moment we booked the venue 3 years ago, to the lead up to the day, they have been nothing but unbelievable helpful and kind. Phil and Jackie were there the whole time, making sure everything ran seamlessly all day. And Iona and Jura, the adorable Highland Cows, topped everything off, making Southlands Barn a fantastic wedding venue!
Crystal
Crystal B. Sent on 14/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

From the moment we stepped into this amazing venue we knew it was the right one! There is not a thing I could say to fault it. The staff are all so amazing and make you feel at ease and the venue has all the space you need. Just the best venue ever! ( and we did look a quite a few) So if you looking for a venue in Sussex with amazing views, big space and great staff......look no further!
Hayley
Hayley Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Felt like home for the day!

All the crew at Southlands Barn are just wonderful. They made us feel so welcome from viewing the venue through to the day itself! They are the ultimate hype people to get you ready and even more excited to get married! The venue is stunning, can't fault it!
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Emily R. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a Venue !

The team at Southlands Barn are second to none, going above and beyond is in their nature. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they worked so hard to make your day perfect.

The venue itself is just beautiful, the views of the Southdowns are second to none and are picture perfect (quite literally). If you are looking for a relaxed, beautiful venue to celebrate your day surrounded by loved ones in a way that is unique to you, the team at Southlands will do their upmost to make your vision a reality.

We couldn't recommend them enough and have our fingers crossed that one of our friends gets married their in the future, so we get to go back and enjoy it all over again... but without all the organising!
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Eliska F. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flawless, highly recommend!

I had my wedding at Southlands Barn in August. The whole thing was amazing. the venue was stunning, it didn’t even need decorating as it was all done already! (The decor/ not the tables). Everyone at the barns was so lovely, friendly and accommodating. Liv was exceptionally amazing. The whole day was perfect, I would highly recommend!
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Sophie B. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

THE most incredible team

The team at Southlands are absolutely incredible. From the moment we contacted them to our big day they couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. They provide such a personal experience and are genuinely the loveliest people. We could not recommend them more and wish we could do it all over again! (The venue is also absolutely stunning!!!)
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Tiffany C. Sent on 14/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The perfect rustic wedding day

Despite it raining all day in the height of Summer we couldn't of asked for a more beautiful setting if we tried.

Not only is it a physically beautiful venue, but the people who own and run it are too.

We felt listened to and heard about how we wanted our wedding day. (This is not common from the other venues we visited)

It was the most special and amazing day, and we have had so many compliments about our wedding and a lot of that is thanks to southlands barn and the amazing people there!
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Charlie P. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue

From our first visit to the venue in December 2021 we were met with a warm, friendly welcome and a gorgeous venue. We have had so many guests comment on how lovely and relaxed the venue was, and the team had made so many improvements to it before our wedding day this June. The bridal prep room and the new dining barn are great and made getting ready on the morning much less stressful than travelling to the venue once ready. The wine tasting was an excellent night and a great way to let a select group of close family have a sneak preview of the venue. The whole team was amazing, helping out on the set up day and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day, we couldn't have been more relaxed. Thank you Southlands!!
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Southlands Farm, Southlands Lane RH20 2JU West Chiltington (West Sussex)
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