Parties, Events & Wakes

At Hendall, we have hosted anniversaries and family parties, lunches, dinner parties, christenings and evening receptions.

Open to Any Event or Occasion

We are totally open to whatever you would like to celebrate with us – whether it is an anniversary lunch or party, funeral or wake; a special birthday party or perhaps a family christening.

Many of our guests come from East Sussex, West Sussex and even Kent, especially Tunbridge Wells, to celebrate in our beautiful Stone Barn or outside on our extensive lawns.

By choosing one of our highly experienced approved caterers for your wedding anniversaries and family parties, you can create an individual and homely occasion with precisely the right atmosphere and privacy required.

The Stone Barn

You can take advantage of the great accoustics in the Stone Barn by hiring any of our recommended musicians and singers or bring one of your own contacts if you prefer.

The Stone Barn is the perfect building, in which to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We can seat between 50 and 80 on the lower level, leaving the upper level and the Terrace free for reception drinks and canapés to be served.

Our 6ft round tables, with 10 guests seated comfortably at each table, can be arranged in any layout. Alternatively, we can provide one long ‘baronial style’ dining table.

Customize Your Event

Our approved caterers can provide whatever style of table linen, glasses or place settings you might require. We do not charge corkage, so you can bring in your preferred champagne, prosecco, wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.

The Stone Barn can be dressed or decorated inside and out in any way you would like – some families have produced their own floral displays, although we can arrange those for you if you wish – and it does not take much to create a truly special setting for a memorable occasion.

You will find a large Christmas Tree outside the front of the Stone Barn for December events. In the summer months you might wish to have a barbecue or hog roast on the lawn. The enclosed nature of the surrounding buildings means that your family and guests are ever present.

Celebrate in Style

Whatever you choose, Hendall offers complete privacy as exclusive use of the venue is guaranteed throughout the event.

And if you need somewhere to stay, our very special 17th Century sandstone barn is available for family or special guests, making it a perfect venue for wedding anniversaries and parties!


  • A beautiful setting any time of the year

    We and our guests had a lovely day and quite honestly would recommend Hendall to anyone who wants a beautiful setting at any time of the year to have any type of celebration. Being able to stay on-site made it even easier! Couldn’t have gone any better, we had all we wanted and more and look forward to celebrating again on an anniversary down the line

    Suzanne and Alex

  • It was really lovely to be back

    We just wanted to say thank you for letting us use Hendall again for Evelyn’s naming ceremony.

    It was really lovely to be back – with even better weather and a few more guests!

    Thank you to you and Viki for helping us plan everything again – especially as time was so limited with having Evelyn to be able to think about any of it!
    We really enjoyed the day and we hope you like the photos that Lucy took – we love them.

    Thanks again and hope to be back in the future.


    Emily, Toby and Evelyn

  • Wonderful service and expertise

    Hi Nicola, Peter and Viki,

    I just would like to thank you for your wonderful service and expertise. Your beautiful venue gave my Dad the perfect send off and your kind consideration was so appreciated.

    Jane the caterer on your recommendation was fabulous.

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards,


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