Wedding venue spotlight: Upwaltham Barns

Are you searching for a Sussex wedding venue with all the sensible stuff you need for your big day (space, flexibility, parking etc.) but that is also as oozing with character as you two are?

Then you are definitely going to want to check out the awesome Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex.

A sumptuous setting for your celebrations

Nestled in the heart of the South Downs, Upwaltham Barns offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day. It ticks every box on the list: idyllic countryside, complete with rolling hills; Sussex flint barns and restored stone farm buildings (gorgeously rustic but very comfortably so!); pretty gardens; a Moroccan style snug; easy access; fabulous food; exclusive use… the list goes on and on. And of course, as well as making it an awesome canvas for your day to unfold, it’s a photographer’s dream, so your pics will pop!

Keeping it in the family

Another huge plus is that it’s family run and you can feel it. The lovely team, headed up by Tim and Nicola and their daughter Jasmine, bend over backwards to help make your wedding dreams come true and for everyone to have a fantastic experience. Many couples end up saying that they felt like part of the family.

A warm welcome for Celebrants

Some wedding venues still don’t quite ‘get’ celebrants, but they really do at Upwaltham Barns. After all, if you’re going to tailor-make your day, then surely you’re going to want to do the same with your ceremony?

I first met some of the Upwaltham team at the South East region TWIA awards in 2016 (they won!) We got on really well and I appreciated their integrity in only recommending suppliers they’ve seen in action and that they really liked (even though I was impatient to come and do my thing there!) It took me a couple of years to get a booking but I was so happy when I did and they have kindly recommended me to their couples since then and I love it when I get to go back.

As a celebrant, I love how streamlined everything is at Upwaltham. There’s always someone ‘on it’, but not in your face! They’re brilliant at anticipating my needs as well as the couple’s and their guests, and it all feels as though the day is run on wheels. And the little onsite cottage where people can get ready, the ‘I Do Crew’ can assemble and I can go and say hi and get all excited with them just before we start, is just exquisite.

I know that, by the time I’m conducting their super-personalised, fun and love-filled ceremony, they’ll be in the most relaxed state possible, as they’ve been so well looked after to that point. And I know that, after I leave, that level of care continues until the very last guest has gone home.

Intrigued by what Upwaltham Barns has to offer? Explore their website here to discover more – and do get in touch if you want a celebrant for your ceremony there!