Sometimes i’ll turn up for the pre-wedding preparation and within two minutes, know the vibe for the rest of the day. Becky and Ash’s wedding at Southend Barns was a day filled with fun. Possibly due to how close the guys were, definitely due to a certain joker in the pack. Beautiful venue, wild groomsmen coupled with friends made from a wedding of old, all contributed to making their day a blast.
Open since June 2012, Southend Barns can be found in the picturesque village of Donnington in Chichester, surrounded by scenic countryside and just a short distance from the South Coast and the beautiful beaches at West Wittering.
Using the latest environmentally sustainable technology, the wedding barns have been lovingly restored to create the perfect setting for a romantic civil ceremony and wedding reception.
Set in luscious landscaped gardens with hidden courtyards and tranquil lawns, Southend Barns is a wedding venue like no other. It really is impressive.
The 200-year- old Threshing Barn radiates rustic charm with its authentic wooden beams and wrought iron chandeliers. This history combined with stylish contemporary touches make the wedding barn a beautiful and versatile venue for a wedding party.
Despite offering plenty of space for dancing and entertaining, The Threshing Barn still retains an intimate and relaxed feel.
The elegant Dairy Barn is fully licensed for all civil ceremonies and partnerships. With a wonderful sweeping 22 metre aisle, exposed wooden beams and benches made of sweet chestnut, the wedding barn is an idyllic setting for loved ones to exchange their vows.
Located adjacent to the Threshing Barn, the high vaulted ceremonies room has a stylish and romantic ambiance. The soft, muted colour scheme gives you the freedom to make the Dairy Barn your own and beautifully complements all wedding themes.
The Dairy Barn can also be used after the wedding ceremony for a drinks reception or transformed into an entertainment room for children or your older guests.
The Milking Parlour can be used as the groom’s quarters or for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in before the wedding ceremony. Couples can also use the suite to have a little privacy throughout the day and are welcome to stay the night if they should wish.
Relax and prepare for your big day in the calm and luxurious surroundings of the bridal suite, which is located in its own private courtyard and rose garden.
Once used as a dairy parlour it has been renovated with contemporary interiors, complete with driftwood mirrors, lavish rugs and a log fire, which is lit and ready for your return with a bottle of sparkling wine.
Here’s a select few shots starting with the guys getting ready for a change!