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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

The Cherry Barn is an elegant wedding venue in Peasmarsh Rye, East Sussex. Stephen and Melanie, the property’s owners, love sharing their beautiful 400-acre working sheep farm with couples looking to host their big day somewhere majestic. With space for 150 guests, it’s an ideal location for both intimate and extravagant celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

Defined by its romantic rustic aesthetic, The Cherry Barn provides many stylish settings to host a special occasion. Before guests arrive, couples and the rest of the wedding party can get together in the venue’s private get-ready rooms. Afterwards, ceremonies and receptions can take place. An outdoor garden and patio provide an idyllic open-air environment with serene surroundings for some enjoyable revelries. The focal point of this delightful destination is the charming 17th-century barn. Saturated with local history, this one-of-a-kind space exudes plenty of character. Natural light floods the room through several windows, while a cosy countryside ambience emanates from warm wooden furnishings and rustic decor.

There are several other areas and amenities at the venue that attendees can use during their stay. Parents will love the crèche for their kids as it provides a safe and entertaining environment. A fully-equipped kitchen is accessible to private caters and guests. For total peace of mind for everyone driving in, the property has a private parking area close to the event spaces.

Services Offered

Couples can rent The Cherry Barn through an all-inclusive wedding package. This entitles them to a range of service offerings designed to make their planning experience straightforward from start to finish. For post-event convenience, newlyweds can look to enjoy a lavish overnight stay in the venue’s on-site accommodations.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Cherry Barn

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Donna F. Sent on 29/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Autumn Wedding at The Cherry Barn

We had our wedding at The Cherry Barn in Rye on 29th October 2021 and what a fabulous day it was. The first time we saw the Cherry Barn, we knew that our search for a venue had come to an end. It had everything we were looking for, character, exclusive use, space for all our guests and it was beautiful. Mel and Steve who run the Cherry Barn were so great to liaise with. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they let us come and view the Cherry Barn as many times as we wanted to during our planning. The Cherry Barn is a dry hire venue which meant that we had pretty much free rein to do as we wished in terms of decoration, although other than flowers we didn't do much else as it is lovely on it's own. Mel's supplier list made it easy for us to contact whoever we needed such as caterers, entertainment, prop hire etc. We had 48 hour exclusive access to the barn which meant we could go there the day before to setup instead of rushing about on the morning of the wedding. Our guests loved the Cherry Barn almost as much as we did. Plenty of space for everyone, we had around 100 people and it was perfect. We could fit an 8 piece band in the evening and still loads of room for people to dance and mill about. Mel lit the fire pit on the patio in the evening and guests toasted marsh mallows and ordered pizza from the pizza van we had booked. The whole experience was fabulous and I only wish we could do it all again as we enjoyed every aspect of the planning. The wedding itself was like a dream come true. The Cherry Barn is an amazing venue. Thank you Mel and Steve.
Gaye Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

You and Stephen are the coolest couple in town

I have to thank you again for everything. There are no words to describe how amazing it was. The newly weds have had so many texts and messages saying it was the the best wedding they have ever been too. A lot of this is down to you. You are so cool about everything. Nothing is too much trouble. I am so grateful for your help especially at the end of the night when you were sweeping up after midnight. The flexibility is also so helpful. The bar next to the dance floor means there is no congregating in other rooms. We had a party of a lifetime and is one I will never forget. My Facebook page is filled with photos and videos. You are welcome to friend me to see them.
So once again thank you so much. You and Stephen are the coolest couple in town.
Jb Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What a beautiful wedding we had!

Just want to say what a beautiful wedding we had at The Cherry Barn and lots of that is down to Steve and Mel. A great couple who will do whatever they can to make your day the best it can be! Thank you JB and Bex
Jayne Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Just the best most beautiful venue!

Just the best most beautiful venue! we had the best night ever xxx Mel and Steve you were amazing the whole time xxx
Will Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Dearest Mel and Steve

Thank you so so so much for all your incredible help with the wedding. It’s always hard to envisage everything coming together to create your ‘perfect’ day, but we truly believe that we got everything we wanted and more. Your beautiful venue was the best canvass we could have hoped for, and seeing all the things that we had organised with Dita set up and complimenting the space made us - and our guests - so happy, and the day was a complete success.

More importantly, the help and guidance that you both provided leading up to, during and after the day was just so frickin’ wonderful! You made us feel so welcomed and calm - easing the nerves and stress that undoubtably comes with organising such a large and once in a lifetime event.

(The highlight was Mel setting her alarm for “Eggs and Blender” - saving the culinary day ?? )

Finding a home for all the left over produce was just another example of the “going out of your way” and aftercare provided - All of which allowed us to enjoy every moment and not stress about wedmin.

We wish you all the success in the world with The Cherry Barn as you both truly deserve it and it continues to bring as much joy to the rest of the couples of the world as it did us.

Our mini Canadian road trip/ Honeymoon may be over for now but the commitments we made to each other under your stunning barn roof will stay with us forever.

Lots of love

Will and Claire (Mr&MrsPS)
Isabel Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What a wonderful place The Cherry Barn is!

We just wanted to write to say thank you to you for all you did on Saturday (and before and after) to make Catherine and Mike's wedding day so special. What a wonderful place the Cherry Barn is. We all fell in love with it as soon as we saw it and never had any doubt that it would act as the perfect setting for the wedding reception.
Our guests loved it too - so relaxed, so pretty - a perfect setting.
But what made it really special was all the care you take to make sure everything runs smoothly - and your love for the barn and your enthusiasm. We so appreciated all those things.
We will send a couple of pics through in a day or two, but in the meantime, thank you again.
You are the perfect host and it was a true pleasure to meet you.
And we will all remember the Cherry Barn, with great happiness, for the rest of our lives!

Very best wishes and thanks again,

Isabel and Toby
Bill Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We loved The Cherry Barn and your company

Dear Mel and Steve

What a fabulous day we had, everyone said how wonderful the venue was which we fully endorse but what really made it for us was the effort that you both but in, you were exceedingly good hosts, so flexible and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We can honestly say that you had a major input into making the day a great success and making two trips to Rye to return the stragglers was beyond any reasonable expectation.

We loved Cherry Barn and your company

With every good wish

Bill and Jen
Green Sent on 06/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Cant wait to return

As a wedding photographer, you get to see many wedding venues! But few left an impression as strong as The Cherry Barn did, from the very first time you step into the venue. The attention to detail, the light, the most incredibly friendly staff and owners, everything made for one of the most beautiful events of the year for us. Definitely a place we can't wait to return to and such a gem in the South of England! Can not recommend them enough!! It's a vendor's dream, for sure!!
Simon Sent on 06/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating


We got married here in August and I may be slightly biased, but this place was incredible. Our guests thought it was an outstanding venue, just as much as we did! Mel and Steve are amazing and very accommodating! We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to be one of the first couples to get married here! I'm sure the first of many couples to follow in our footsteps!
Rebecca Sent on 06/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We would definitely recommend!

We held our wedding reception here last Saturday and couldn't recommend The Cherry Barn more highly! It has been beautifully and lovingly converted into the perfect party venue. It is in a great location with stunning views and despite it being winter it worked perfectly as a twinkly and cosy party venue for all of our guests! We had so many people remark on what a great setting it was for a wedding.
Mel and Steve could not have been more lovely and helpful on the day and in the run up to the event. They went out of their way to make sure the day ran smoothly and that we had a fantastic time - which we did! I wish we could do it all over again!
Anyone looking at this venue for a wedding or a party I would highly recommend booking a viewing - you will not be disappointed! Thanks again Mel and Steve x
Catherine Sent on 06/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Dear Mel and Steve,
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the really wonderful venue you provided for my daughter Rebecca and her now husband! Tristan. We have so many comments from family and friends about how stunning the venue was and how magical it looked and we could not have asked for more.
You were also so charming and helpful, it made a real difference and gave us the happiest of days.
With thanks and best wishes,
Catherine x
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