Set in the stunning Sussex countryside, easily accessible from Petworth, Midhurst, Billingshurst and Pulborough
Civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests in the beautiful rustic barn
Idyllic countryside setting for your drinks reception
Endless opportunities for those picture perfect shots
Seated dining in the barn for up to 100 with an option to extend the space with an adjoining marquee – seating a further 100 guests
Unique features including the potting shed and open sided barn for you to use as you wish throughout the day
About Bartholomew Barns
The beautiful rustic barn venue, near Petworth, is set in stunning Sussex countryside, providing an idyllic setting for your rural romance.
The venue provides you with all your need for your special day in one place. You can hold both your civil ceremony and reception at the venue, indulge in delicious food, and enjoy your own private retreat in the potting shed. This pretty space, complete with a bathroom, is also ideal for you and your guests to use throughout the day to refresh yourselves.
Full of natural beauty
One thing you’ll love about Bartholomew Barns is its natural beauty. In the spring, you’ll find a blanket of gorgeous bluebells adorning the setting and gardens full of floral delights. While in the cooler months the landscape looks equally stunning, with rich, warm autumn leaves on the trees and glistening frosts.
The perfect civil ceremony
Your civil ceremony will be held in our romantic, restored barn. The old brick walls and countryside location give the barn an intimate and relaxed feel, perfect for you and up to 100 guests.
Your charming drinks reception
After you’ve said ‘I do’, your guests will be able to exit the barn through the double doors, which lead out onto the courtyard. With its pretty fishpond and countryside views, the courtyard is a fabulous place in which to enjoy your drinks reception. Suitable for any season, you’ll find umbrellas providing shade for sun drenched days and patio heaters for those crisper autumn and winter afternoons. If you’d prefer to hold your drinks reception in a marquee, we’d be more than happy to accommodate your request.
A barn fit for a feast
Your wedding breakfast will be served back in the gorgeous barn, where there is seating for up to 100 wedding guests. For larger guest numbers, we also have a marquee available which can adjoin the barn and seat a further 100 guests.
A smaller open sided barn that runs the length of the courtyard is also available for use throughout the day. It makes a great spot for hog roast, or perhaps setting up a photo booth or creating your own whisky and cider bar at night.
From the top
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5. Rupert Watts Photography
4 Aug 2017
Absolutely beautiful venue with lovely owner. Frances was so helpful with answering any questions we had and helping to get things set up for our big day. Bartholomew Barn was…
Becky and Peter
29 Jun 2017
Myself and Peter couldn’t be happier with our wedding at Bartholomew Barn at the beginning of June! A perfect venue for a rustic wedding, in the most beautiful location. Thank…
Helen and Richard
21 May 2017
Thank you so much, Frances for an incredible wedding last week. Myself and Ben couldn’t have hoped for a more beautiful venue and your expertise and loveliness made it utterly…
18 May 2017
Simply perfect wedding venue – and wonderfully helpful hosts.
11 Jul 2016
A little piece of heaven!! Truly the most beautiful venue. Thank you so much to Frances for your relaxed and friendly approach, and making us feel so welcome. Thoroughly recommend…
3 Jul 2016
100% recommend this venue! My Husband and I got married three years ago at Bartholomew Barn and we absolutely LOVED every minute of our special day, we had our wedding…
Mr & Mrs Taylor
2 Oct 2015
Our wedding at bartholomew barn was 4 weeks ago tomorrow and we are still on a high with how amazing it was. The barn and the grounds are beautiful, all…
Nic Crilly-Hargrave and Helen Alexander
25 Aug 2013
We had out wedding at Bartholomew Barn and it was one of the most perfect places to celebrate it. Organising a wedding from Australia is particularly difficult but owner Frances…
Emma and Eddie
27 Sep 2006
What a fantastic venue! The Barn is perfect, rustic and charming and the gardens are stunning. Set with fields surrounding you truly are away from everything. Frances, the owner, really…
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