Weddings

The Cherry Barn

Playden Rye, East Sussex View map

About

The Cherry Barn is a renovated 17thcentury barn located just outside of Rye in East Sussex and on the High Weald trail and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With unrivalled views and stunning original features, this is the perfect country wedding venue.

The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has 48-hour hire periods and a capacity of up to 150 seated guests. The Barn provides a truly romantic and enchanting place to say ‘I do’, while the Norman church of St Peter and St Paul in Peasmarsh is only a short walk away for those wishing for a religious service.

With original beams and plenty of character, The Cherry Barn retains its rustic charm while incorporating full height glass doors to allow plenty of light and views of the breath-taking surroundings. The space can be transformed to fit with your theme, whether you’re dreaming of filling it with fresh flowers or colourful and quirky balloons.

The Barn also features modern conveniences, such as toilets, a disabled toilet, kitchen, bar facilities, dance floor and crèche and waiting area option. There is parking for your guests as well as a garden and patio area for you to enjoy drinks receptions and capture some of your wedding photographs.

On-site accommodation is also available, adding to the convenience of the venue. You can simply relax and enjoy your day, without the need to worry about transport.

To book a show around or to simply find out more about The Cherry Bar, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

  • Renovated 17th century barn with original features and plenty of character
  • Set within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • On-site accommodation available
  • Capacity of up to 150 seated guests
  • On-site parking
  • Outdoor garden and patio

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Gaye Married on 21/09/2019
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    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.
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    Jayne Married on 13/07/2019
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    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
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    Will Married on 05/07/2019
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    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)
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    Jb Married on 29/06/2019
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    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
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    Isabel Married on 22/06/2019
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    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
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    Bill Married on 25/05/2019
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    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
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    Rebecca Married on 09/02/2019
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    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
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    Catherine Married on 09/02/2019
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    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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    Green Married on 01/09/2018
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    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!!
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    Simon Married on 11/08/2018
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    Lucky!

    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!

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