'A vintage caravan, s’mores over the fire pit, games on the lawn and fairy lights reflecting off the lake towards a breathtaking view. You couldn't want for a more perfect day'
Our many 5* Google reviews reflect the care we give to every one of our lovely couples.
Let us help you with your special day!
2020: One date available
2021: Three dates available
2022/2023: Booking now
Please note that our office will be closed for a private event from 29/1/20-7/2/20
Crabapple Barn is set on three lovely acres, amongst apple trees, bramble-hedged fields, an old croquet lawn and pretty quarter-acre lake. You and your guests look onto an uninterrupted view that seems to encompass the entire South Downs - all the way down to the sea. We believe it is one of the finest views in Sussex! Every corner is a backdrop for stunning photographs, and we are surrounded by woodlands and fields.
We are a beautiful Sussex Oak Barn venue for WEDDINGS, ViNTAGE AFTERNOON TEA PARTIES, BoHo PICNICS (ideal as a unique Bridal shower with a flower crown workshop!) and PRE-WEDDING BRIDAL PARTY sharing platter FEASTS (perfect after your cereony practice!), which are also great for a special BIRTHDAY or ANNIVERSARY - in either our Heritage style barn or in our lake-side country field. With room for up to 100 we are perfect for country style weddings and all life's special occasions.
We can also add 'Bluebell' to your special day - our 1960's fully restored vintage caravan. We can customise her in many unique ways.
Why not try our unique 'Maaker Workshops' for you and your friends to come and make favours and other items that are truly personal to your special day - whether you are a Crabapple Bride or celebrating elsewhere. We've loads of creative ideas and an experienced Maker to guide you. It's a really fun way to personalise your wedding or event, and can be combined with a Vintage Afternoon!
As we only host one event on any given date, and only six weddings a year, you have our complete attention and the sole use of the entire venue for any booking. Included is generous access times either side of your event. Check out our dedicated events and FAQs pages for more details of what we have to offer.
Why not take a peak at some of the celebrations we've previously loved being a part of!
'no matter what your occasion, we are all about the special touches'
Special Occasion Afternoon Teas, Boho Picnics and Fabulous Feasts!
Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Birthdays or Bridal or Baby Showers - We Have It Covered!
From a quintessential English High Tea to a quirky Bohemian Picnic or a fabulous Feats, we can create your unique event. With full in-house catering and an enormous collection of vintage china & tableware, pretty accessories, bunting, apple crates, festoon lights, lawn games, rugs, lanterns and everything you can imagine (and even the things that you can't). From a 'posh' high tea to a picnic by the lake, we can ensure you and your guests will have a time to remember. We even have a Travelling Tea Party option if it's difficult for you to get out & about (distance rules apply). Even our vintage caravan, Bluebell, can get involved. Why not contact us to find out more - and as we only host one event on any given date you will have exclusive access to the whole venue to enjoy your time with us.
Every Love Story is Beautiful & Yours is our Favourite
When you celebrate with us you have all the experience of our team to support you.
We are pleased to offer a traditional Sussex heritage-style Oak framed Barn, sited in the old Potager Garden and seating up to 100 guests. Conveniently located next to the fire pit area and permanent bar, it has great spill-out areas for the evening should you wish to invite a few more friends! Your guests will look over the field to our small lake and a truly breathtaking view and the flat croquet lawn makes a great dance floor.
We have a vast array of rustic 'prop boxes' and venue decorations to hire, a an experienced stylist and venue dresser and many other extras to assist you in creating your perfect day.
Whilst we offer access to our 'Little Barn Book' of trusted local suppliers, we have no 'required list' you must use, leaving you free to shop around or go totally DIY.
We can also add 'Bluebell' to your special day - our 1960's vintage caravan. We can customise her in many unique ways from Cocktail Bar to Sweet Counter. Paired up with our 5m Tipi she adds a great sense of fun to any occasion! Find more details on our Wedding and our FAQ's pages.
Lets have an informal chat about all that we can offer. We understand it's important to explore lots of options but if you choose to celebrate your wedding day with us we will work with you every step of the way, no matter how large or small your budget.
Our In-House Makers of Personalised Lovely Things
We've all done it - filled our Pinterest boards with 'wish lists' and treasured ideas and images of the little (and big!) things we would love to recreate for a special occasion. With our very own Makers on site, we can help turn those visions into reality.
From the perfect recycled pallet seating plan to completely unique wedding props, our in-house Makers have years of experience creating a wide variety of items for those special days. We also offer beautiful pre-wedding workshops, where you can come and make your own gifts & favours with your friends and family - whether you are a Crabapple Bride or marrying elsewhere. Why not combine a Maaker Workshop with a wonderful Vintage Afternoon Tea, Boho Picnic or tailored Bridal Shower Let us help your dream come to life at every step of the way.
"For the two of us, home isn't a place anymore. It's a person. And we are finally home."