Civil Ceremonies

Hendall Manor Barns is licensed is approved  by East Sussex County Council as a venue for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.

Civil ceremonies can take place anywhere within our glorious and part 17th century sandstone barn.  Couples can arrange the seating in whatever layout they desire, either for an intimate gathering or for a much larger number of guests, although our maximum capacity cannot exceed 150.

There are certain protocols to follow, but we can explain how to create a very special occasion.

If you are considering holding your ceremony at Hendall you must first obtain an advance booking with the East Sussex Registration Service: Crowborough.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk   01892 653803. This will ensure that a registrar is available on your chosen date and time.

A fee is payable to East Sussex Registration Service on booking a registrar in addition to our fee for holding civil  ceremonies at Hendall – either as part of an all-day wedding reception or for a ceremony only and short reception.

We now hold many civil ceremonies or partnerships at Hendall, from many clients in East Sussex and West Sussex and welcome friends to Hendall from even further afield. Our reputation goes before us due to the fabulous caterers we work with, the stunning venue and the amazing Sussex views.