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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Upwaltham Barns is nestled amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, one of the prettiest barn wedding venues in West Sussex. Lovingly restored, this family-owned venue exudes warmth and friendliness. The atmosphere is wonderfully welcoming and relaxed, providing a secluded country idyll that is exclusively yours on your day.

Facilities and Capacity

Upwaltham Barns is full of charm and character, offering rustic elegance for your wedding celebrations. The pretty beamed Jasmine Cottage is yours to hire for the day and night of your wedding. Freshen up on arrival or throughout the day, and, of course, spend your first night together as a married couple. The light-filled East Barn has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the South Downs to one side and the courtyard to the other. It's wooden beams and neutral colour tones are the ideal backdrop to say ‘I do’. Following your romantic ceremony, your guests move out into the flower-filled courtyard to mingle and enjoy a few drinks and canapes. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, with our garden Moroccan style snug and contemporary copper-topped tables in the Stable Bar.

The spacious South Barn is the ideal setting for your reception. The wooden beams, flint stone walls and neutral colour scheme will complement any of your decorations perfectly. The barn has a warm and inviting atmosphere, whatever the season, with underfloor heating, candlelit wrought iron candelabras, seated dining for up to 150 guests and plenty of space for evening entertainment. From formal wedding breakfasts to informal barbeques, the South Barn provides the perfect backdrop for treasured memories.

Services Offered

A bespoke wedding venue with two barns to give you complete flexibility, whatever the weather. Beautiful, well-kept gardens with stunning natural backdrops for your photography.

Experienced in-house caterers and bar with a dedicated catering event coordinator throughout your planning and on-site for your day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Upwaltham Barns

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Briony H. Sent on 01/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing venue!

We had the most amazing wedding day back in April! The location and place is gorgeous - they have put so much work into the barns, bar, gardens and coutryards to make them all stunning. There is so much attention to detail and you really wouldn't need much decoration because it is already so beautiful.
All the people are amazing, friendly, helpful and super efficient! We are so grateful for the communication and understanding when it came to postponing our wedding day due to covid and in the lead up.
Finally the food was absolutely delicious, there are so many options to pick from and our guests (and us obviously!) loved it!
The day ran so smoothly! We could not have picked a better venue and we absolutely recommend Upwaltham Barns!!
A super special thank you to Nicola, Andrea and Tim for making our day so special 💕
Holly S. Sent on 04/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful setting

We were both so happy with our day. The venue looked gorgeous and all the staff were so attentive and caring. The day ran so smoothly from start to finish so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. All of our guest were so complimentary of the food too!
There were lots of personal touches as it is a family run venue and we felt looked after the day of and the day following.
Penny F. Sent on 18/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Wedding Venue

Being the parents of Tom and Natasha Feest. we thoroughly enjoyed our Son and new Daughter-inLaw's wedding Day. Highly recommended!
Lee R. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning & beautiful

What a fantastic venue could not recommend this place enough. Lovely people, warming and made everyone feel at ease on the day. Stunning day in a wonderful backdrop
Cathrine Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect relaxed day

We got married at Upwaltham last week and it truly was the perfect day. The owners and venue staff care so much about what they do and that really shines through. The day ran so seamlessly, and the team created the perfect relaxed day. You can make this venue so personal and I can't recommend it enough. Thank you to the whole Upwaltham team, we are still on a high from our special day!
Roxanne Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Upwaltham Barns is a spectacular venue

Upwaltham Barns is a spectacular venue, we knew as soon as we walked in that we wanted to get married there. The staff are amazing so helpful, kind and understanding. They made sure our day went as smoothly as can be and was everything that we could have dreamt. Thank you for everything.
Naz Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Sunday 12th August 2018

A wonderful venue which provides great food & stunning countryside surroundings. The majority of the staff were welcoming & attentive, particularly Nicola & Helen, who we are very appreciative of.

However, not only did we as a couple have a few unprofessional encounters with senior members of the team with questionable conduct, another of our service providers were also on the receiving end of this unacceptable behaviour. Unfortunately, they seem to adopt the ‘Now we have their money ...’ approach, which tainted our experience slightly.

Despite raising our concerns about this unprofessional conduct via email directly to Upwaltham (for which we received an acknowledgement receipt almost 3 weeks ago) & in a follow up customer satisfaction survey, we have received no response at all, which once again highlights the unprofessionalism we faced at this venue. Had we not had to face these issues or, had Upwaltham emailed an apology to us in response to our complaint, a much higher rating would have been awarded, which is a real shame.

Although this element of the service was regrettable, we still had the most amazing time and are grateful that we had our wedding at such a beautiful venue; we are so thankful for those members of the team who worked tirelessly to ensure that it was the most special day for us, our family & friends.
Nikki Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A day we will cherish forever

Chris and I got married at Upwaltham Barns on the 7th of July. We had the most wonderful day in the glorious sunshine. Throughout the 18 months of planning, everyone at Upwaltham was absolutely amazing. Despite the vast amount of weddings, they hold every year, we really were made to feel like we mattered, and everything felt so individual. The pride Nicola and Tim and their team have for the venue is clear throughout the beautiful barns and gardens, every detail is perfect.
Thank you for a day we will cherish forever.
Louisa Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A truly beautiful venue

I fell in love with Upwaltham Barns about 0.5 seconds after we had walked through the entrance and we married there on the 26th May. A truly beautiful venue only surpassed by the amazing team that work behind the scenes, everything and everyone works so well together, and it honestly feels more like a family than a business. All our guests have said how perfect the day was, how amazing the food was and how polite, friendly and efficient the staff were. Thank you so much to all the staff at Upwaltham Barns for giving us an amazing day, that was honestly more perfect than I could ever have imagined.
Linda Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing day

There isn’t enough space to write all the amazing things I could write about this unbelievable venue and its utterly incredible staff! I got married at Upwaltham on Friday and it was simply the most amazing day. From the minute you view Upwaltham you feel like family. Every member of the Upwaltham team goes above and beyond to ensure you have an incredible day. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Thank you everyone at Upwaltham!
Selina Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The setting is truly breathtaking

We got married at Upwaltham Barns at the start of May and couldn’t be more thankful we chose it to be the start of our married life together. The setting is truly breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the staff were attentive and made our day so perfect it was beyond what we could ever have hoped for. Our guests felt well taken care of and we keep receiving wonderful messages saying how brilliant they thought the day was and that’s down to all the hard work and dedication from the whole team. Thank you so much for giving us, and our family and friends, a memory to last a lifetime
Zoe Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful countryside setting

Beautiful countryside setting for our rustic wedding. The barns have plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their day, the courtyard is lovely to have drinks outside and games or entertainment. The Moroccan snug is lovely for people to go somewhere quieter to talk and relax, perfect on a cold evening as it has heaters. The cottage is the perfect bridal suite, beautifully decorated and plenty of space to get ready in. The barns need minimal decoration as they are beautiful as they are.
Georgi Sent on 08/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was the most amazing day

From the moment we visited Upwaltham Barns, we knew this was where we wanted to get married. I married my husband here on 23rd March 2018. It was the most amazing day - wish we could do it all again! The barns are just beautiful and the service we received beforehand from the whole team, in particular our wedding coordinator Kate, and on the day, was fantastic. There was nothing they hadn't thought of and they reassured us throughout the whole process, reminding us of the things we needed to think about and the info we needed to give and when. It really was the best day ever and our guests all had the amazing feedback on the venue. Thanks again for everything.
Kirsty Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue!

We were married at Upwaltham Barns on Friday 9th June. The venue is stunning, the team made the day so easy, everyone loved the food. It was a brilliant day with so many special moments. Thanks everyone who helped xx
Vicky Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Could not imagine getting married anywhere else

We were married at Upwaltham Barns on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect. From the moment we arrived to view the venue two years ago, we just couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. The owners Tim and Nicola made us feel like old friends every time we went to visit (and we did that quiet a few times over the years)! The flow of the venue works perfectly for weddings, we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather on the day, but even when visiting in the rain it was lovely. The venue is so very well looked after and always has lovely flowers in bloom somewhere. The staff on the day were excellent, always happy to help and our guests commented on the brilliant service. We can't recommend Upwaltham Barns highly enough, thank you very much for everything.
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A285, Upwaltham, Petworth GU28 0LX, United Kingdom GU28 0LX Upwaltham (West Sussex)
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