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Swallows Oast

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Menus from £75
30 to 150 Guests

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Menus from £75
30 to 150 Guests

Swallows Oast is the perfect wedding venue, located in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside at Gibbs Reed Farm.

The charming 1830’s venue is full of unique and traditional character and has been a wonderful banqueting hall for over 20 years, perfect for your wedding celebrations. The Oast’s roundels at the end of the building provide a fantastic main entrance into the hall for your ceremony. The main hall, with its beautiful oak-beamed ceiling and traditional minstrels’ gallery, can comfortably seat up to 130 guests for an intimate celebration.

The Swallows Pavilion offers a stunning outdoor alternative for your ceremony, with the option to hold part of the service in the woodland. The Pavilion also offers a wonderful setting for an evening meal or relaxed barbeque.

Following the Swallows Trail, you will reach a photographer’s dream scene. With stunning countryside views stretching out into the distance, the tranquil spot provides the perfect backdrop for your all-important wedding photographs.

If you’re in need of additional space for your guests, we offer marquees as an extra. Available for your full reception or just for arrival drinks, the marquee adjoins to the Oast and comes complete with flooring, champagne lining, chandeliers and orangery windows. Since April 2018 Swallows Oast now has a Bridal Suite and Bridesmaid/ Makeup room as an added facility, so that the Bride and Groom can stay here in comfort

Your wedding breakfast will be provided by Capers Catering. Russell Webb and his fantastic team will create a delicious selection of dishes to suit your budget and personal tastes. All the dishes are created from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more details.

  • Can comfortably seat up to 130 people for an intimate celebration
  • Stunning walkway through the woods leading to the charming countryside
  • The Oast and Pavilion are licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • The marquee is attached to the south side of the Oast
  • Licensed until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
  • There are many variations and arrangements available for seating, eating and entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Peter P. Married on 29/05/2021
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    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 Married on 30/08/2019
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    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 Married on 12/07/2019
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    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 Married on 26/05/2017
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    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 Married on 26/03/2017
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    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 Married on 25/06/2016
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    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 Married on 16/06/2016
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    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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    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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    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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    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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