Venue

The Cherry Barn wedding venue is a stunning 17th-century oak framed barn venue located just outside the picturesque English town of Rye, East Sussex. Situated on a 400-acre working farm, located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cherry Barn is surrounded with stunning views.

Exuding a timeless elegance that seamlessly blends modern convenience with its rich heritage, The Cherry Barn provides an enchanting setting for weddings and events of all sizes, accommodating up to 200 guests for a seated ceremony and reception.

Throughout the event guests can use several other areas. The White Room is the perfect space to get ready in and can also be transformed into a crèche, where children can spend time in a safe and entertaining environment. This space can also be used as a green room for your entertainment and staff and we have a fully equipped kitchen that is exclusively available to your preferred or private caterers. For total peace of mind, the property boasts a private parking area close to the event spaces, where cars can be left onsite overnight.

The Cherry Barn welcomes all couples in love!

"The Best thing about The Cherry Barn is that you don’t lose people; it’s all in one ample space! No need to remove tables for the ceremony or dance floor. It’s a beautiful, large, bright space, where the bar and the dance floor are in the same space (essential for a good party!)"

The Ceremony

The Cherry Barn is licensed for weddings in three gorgeous spaces: 

The Barn Under the beautiful 17th century oak frames or under the lean to, both can be used without compromising the views.

The Gazebo Under the oak framed gazebo with the views over the orchard towards the North Downs.

The Meadow in our meadow/golden field where you’ll be framed by oak trees and completely immersed by nature.

For those wanting a religious ceremony, the Norman church of St Peter and St Paul in Peasmarsh is only a short stroll away.

Reception

The Cherry Barn offers a 48-hour exclusive dry hire, ensuring couples, families and suppliers are stress free, with plenty of time to set up your dream wedding. On your day, the only thing you need to do is get ready and have the best day

The Cherry Barn can sit up to 200 guests, but is equally lovely for smaller, intimate functions.

There’s no corkage for a drinks reception or for the wedding breakfast. After the meal a fully-stocked bar is opened. Alternatively, you can supply the evening drinks for a corkage fee.

A unique wedding venue, The Cherry Barn allows couples to create a celebration that truly reflects their style and personality. Our team of experienced suppliers are there to help you plan every detail of your special day, from catering and décor to entertainment and photography. And with exclusive use of the space, you can relax and enjoy your wedding knowing that everything is under control.

Accommodation

Onsite there is a fully equipped large loft and a two bedroom cottage, which can be hired for your wedding, and we also allow glamping. Within the village of Peasmarsh, you will find a hotel with 44 rooms and plenty of B&Bs, vineyards and airbnbs. The Cherry Barn is also a 5 minute drive to Rye. Spoilt for accommodation, The Cherry Barn is a beautiful wedding venue situated within one of the UK’s most picturesque destinations. The Cherry Barn is the perfect destination wedding venue within the UK.

"We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to get married here."
Simon - Groom

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FAQs

Do you have a wedding licence?

Yes. You will need to contact both your local council and Ceremonies in East Sussex (ceremoniesineastsussex.co.uk) for details on how to register your marriage and arrange a registrar to come out to the venue.

The venue capacity is 150 seated. Additional people can be invited for the evening but this must not exceed an extra 50.

Please contact us to arrange private viewings, we’re available weekdays and weekends or alternatively visit us on one of our open days.

There is no corkage for a drinks reception or for the wedding breakfast. After the meal a fully-stocked bar is opened. Alternatively you can also supply the evening drinks for a corkage fee.

We do and, again, these are 48-hour rentals. Please contact us to discuss.

Guests need to vacate the premises by midnight. Late licenses can be applied for a fee.

Cars may be left in the venue car park during the 48-hour rental period but MUST be removed by the end of the rental period.

The rental period is for access and ONE EVENT ONLY. If you would like to host more than one event over the weekend, please contact us to discuss.

Deliveries can only be made during the rental period which starts midday the day before the event. Any deliveries before this will be turned away.

There are full toilet facilities in the venue. The use of these are included in the rental prices.

The venue offers disabled facilities and access.

Yes, there is a well equiped commercial kitchen. The use of this is included in the hire prices.

Yes, although there is a kitchen charge for using CATERING suppliers that are not on our preferred list.

Yes we offer winter weddings.

The prices quoted on the website are for the venue only but please contact us to discuss this further.

The barn venue is a no-smoking building however there are outside smoking facilities provided.

There is a fire pit on the patio which is the only fire allowed on site.

Only biodegradable confetti.

No, these need to be hired in specifically for the event.

There is a fully fitted holiday cottage which offers accommodation for up to four people and can also be used for wedding preparations. There is an open-plan, fully fitted apartment suitable as a wedding suite or accommodation. Glamping onsite is also permitted using one of our preferred suppliers. All accommodation facilities are all additional add-ons and not included in the hire prices. Please contact us to discuss further.

Pricing

Our price includes exclusive 48-hour
use of our dry hire venue

Our Story

A beautifully restored 17th century 
oak-framed barn set on a 400 acre 
working family farm

Gallery

Take a look around The Cherry 
Barn and its surroundings