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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Swallows Oast is a wedding venue located on Gibbs Reed Farm in Ticehurst, East Sussex. The traditional character and unique charm of this beautiful 1830s venue have made it a highly sought-after banqueting hall for more than 20 years.

Facilities and Capacity

Swallows Oast’s main hall comfortably seats 130 guests. Its beautiful oak-beamed ceiling and traditional minstrels’ gallery make it a perfect setting for an intimate and romantic wedding celebration. The Swallows Pavilion is an excellent alternative if you prefer an outdoor ceremony, It’s also a lovely spot for an evening meal or a relaxed barbeque. The Oast and Pavilion are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. If you require additional room for your arrival drinks or reception, you are welcome to use the venue’s spacious marquee. It comes with flooring, champagne lining, chandeliers, and orangery windows. Swallows Oast also has a wedding suite and makeup room for your comfort and convenience. While you’re at Swallows Oast, don’t forget to explore Swallows Trail, which leads through the woods to a magnificent little spot beyond with the countryside stretched out before you to meet the horizon. It’s a photographer’s paradise and the perfect location for those all-important wedding portraits.

Services Offered

Swallows Oast is available for exclusive use. Capers Catering is the venue’s trusted catering partner. Russell Webb and his fantastic team use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious wedding breakfasts. They’re happy to tailor their menu to suit your tastes and budget. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to request further information. The Swallows Oast team is looking forward to speaking with you soon.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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Zoe Sent on 28/03/2022
4 out of 5 rating

Perfect day 💜 19/03/22

Honestly amazing! We had the best day ever! Our guests loved the food so much! Bridal suite is just perfect, so beautiful! Only feedback would be that organisation and communication could have been better but other than that everything was perfect! Thanks so much Russell and mark your amazing! 👏🏼💜
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Peter P. Sent on 19/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect Day

From the day we booked, through confusion of covid and all the way to the wedding day Mark and Russell were so great. The venue was beautiful and perfect and the food was incredible, we got so many compliments on the food! I can't recommend this venue enough and my only advice is definitely book the bridal suite, getting ready there was so much fun, it made the morning after so much more relaxed and it felt like our honeymoon started early.
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Jessica Sent on 29/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our life!

To the team at Swallows Oast,
we cannot begin to thank you for all your hard work on the day of our wedding. we had the best day of our lives!
Everyone who came had only good words about the venue, staff and the food.
We want everyone to know how incredible our day was, we cannot stress how amazing we both felt!
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Iain Sent on 05/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt have wished for a better day

To Mark & Staff,
Thank you very much for all you did to make our wedding day so perfect. The venue is just beautiful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, and a special thank you to the man who kept me (Liz) hydrated under my many layers in the heat! We couldn't have wished for a better day, I just wish we could do it all again. We are glad to see the arch & letters on Instagram, they look great in the woods. We are now looking forward to our honeymoon in Mauritius!
love from Iain & Liz
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Gordon Sent on 30/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wow! What a Fantastic Wedding Day!

We cannot speak highly enough of Swallows Oast. We had the most perfect Wedding Day possible. From our initial viewing and then planning our special day, Mark and his team accommodated our every wish. We had free reign to decorate this beautiful venue, the weather was perfect although we had a marquee at the side for guests if it had rained and also some older guests retired there during the evening. All of the staff were amazing too.
The food....oh the food, absolutely delicious, every single guest commented on the quality and presentation of the food, simply fantastic. Russell of Capers Catering is a chef who knows how to impress.
Many guests wandered down the Swallows Trail and it offers superb photo opportunities along the way.
If you are looking for a Wedding Venue that offers a relaxed atmosphere where your guests will be well looked after and speak about your special day for years to come, then this is it.
Thank you Mark at Swallows Oast for exceeding all of our expectations!!
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Halinka Sent on 24/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

It really was the wedding of our dreams.

An ENORMOUS thank you to you both, and all of your team for making our wedding such a special day. You were fantastic both on the day, and in the run up, despite my constant pestering with annoying questions! It really was the wedding of our dreams. The Oast is the most beautiful venue, and created a beautiful backdrop for our photos.
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Becky Sent on 20/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

the food was absolutely incredible

We just wanted to drop you a card to say thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We had an absolutely brilliant day. All the staff we met were so friendly, and the food was absolutely incredible – we got so many comments on how fantastic it was. Thanks for accommodating all of our needs.
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Maggie Sent on 20/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A truly memorable day in every way!

Thank you for giving Tash and Ant a superb wedding. The food was so excellent. Also all your staff were so king, friendly and attentive. A truly memorable day in every way!
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Alison Sent on 10/11/2006
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing venue for an amazing day

I can add very little to the other reviews on Swallows Oast. It was the most perfect venue to celebrate our wedding with friends and family. Mark the owner is relaxed and friendly and his colleague Ruseell the catereris so friendly and approachable with some great ideas for the menu. The food was gorgoeous! If you are planning your wedding or wedding reception you simply must look at this place and once you have seen it you will be hooked!
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Geoff Sent on 13/05/2004
5 out of 5 rating

Our Special Day!

What can I Say apart from - perfect.
Both Sharon and I wanted to express our deepest gratitude to you for all your friendliness and assistance throughout the planning of our Wedding and the day itself. Swallows Oast was the first prospective venue that we looked at and we both immediately knew it was the place we wanted to be married.
All of our guests, from very varied backgrounds, all commented on what a lovely, beautiful unique venue it is. None had a bad word to say about any aspect of the day, in fact all raved about it.
The ambient atmostphere of the venue ensured our guests and ourselves were very relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole day.
The whole occasion was certainly a day that neither Sharon nor I will ever forget.
If any perspective couples require any comment or reference please do not give a second thought in passing them our contact details as we would both be more than pleased to confirm the outstanding level of sevice that you provided for us.

Once again - thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect.
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B2B Sent on 14/11/2003
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful barn to do with what you will...

We stopped by at Swallows Oast by off chance and immediately wanted to look inside. The barn is beautiful with a medieval feel. Owner and colleagues are really helpful and let you basically do what you want. There is a lovely gallery, for a grand entrance from the bride and also a nice garden area with a woodland walk and they're currently building a pond. Definitely worth a look if you're after something really charming and reasonably low-key. Can't wait to get married there!
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