Dear Peter and Nicola, I can’t believe it has been over a month since our wedding day at Hendall. Thank you ever so much for your fantastic support throughout the planning and on the day. It was so great to have you there for reality checks when we were getting in a tizz! The venue is so incredible and everyone mentioned what a fabulous location and space it is; lots of our local family and friends were blown away such a place exists! We were so lucky with the weather, the food and the flowers and cannot get over what an epic day we had. Thank you so much, Ali and Sam 02.12.2017

Choosing Hendall Manor Barns as our wedding venue wasn’t a hard decision. The place is absolutely stunning! We knew that this was the place for us as soon as walked into the barn. The place is so naturally beautiful without any added decorations. Having Nicola and Peter with us every step of the way was just a added bonus. They are experience and highly organised. Nothing was too difficult for them and they both work so hard to keep the place looking gorgeous. Our wedding day flowed effortlessly and we didn’t have to worry about anything, it was all taken care by the great staff. Our family and guests all commented on how amazing the venue was. Honestly, it was the best day and we couldn’t of asked for any better. We just wish we could do it all again. If you’re thinking of choosing this venue, you won’t regret it. Sophia and Chris 14.07.2017

Dear Nicola and Peter, We just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for the wonderful reception we held at Hendall for Becky and Tim’s wedding. It is such a beautiful venue and we had so many compliments. We would like to thank you so much too for your very helpful advice on several occasions leading up to the day and the help on the day. It was much appreciated. Additionally, thank you for lending us the wreath, it looked great on the back wall and for all your help with the decorations. Many thanks Fiona and Andy. Parents of the Bride 04.08.2018

To Nicola and Peter, Thank you so much for our incredible wedding venue! We can’t thank you enough for the most amazing day eve. You guys made sure our day was perfect. Zoe and Lee 31.05.2018

Dear Nicola, Peter and Harriet, thanks for the most fantastic day. Hendall is a truly amazing hidden gem of a venue. The day was everything and more than we could have wished for… even the weather! Nicola’s calm, can do attitude from our first meet and on the day itself was truly outstanding. Lots of love from a VERY happy Hendall couple. Paul, Becky and the Boys 21.07.2018

Just wanted to say thank you for hosting us; you all made the day very special and we all had a ball! Wishing you all the best for the future. Adrian and Denise – Parents of the Bride

Make up and Hair http://www.botias.co.uk/home Catering: http://www.amuseprivatecaterers.co.uk Florist: https://www.thewildorchid.co.uk/ Photography: http://www.duntonsphotography.co.uk/  Videography: http://www.capitalbride.co.uk/ Cake: http://www.cakeboutiquesussex.co.uk/

We just wanted to say thank you for the use of your premises for my mother’s funeral and to feedback all the positive comments we have had from our guests, both for the venue and the catering. Private event 13.7.18

We had our wedding here in July, Nicola and Peter were amazing right from the first viewing up until the wedding day and even the few days after!  This is the most stunning venue and exactly what I had always dreamed of. The day ran perfectly thanks to Nicola’s expertise and we couldn’t be happier that we chose Hendall to celebrate our special day!! Wish we could do it all over again. Kerrie and Dan 20.7.18

Catering: http://www.mdfood4thought.co.uk/ DJ: https://www.discofever.co.uk/ Florist: https://www.thewildorchid.co.uk/


Beautiful wedding in the venue of our dreams! From day one of meeting Nicola and Peter we knew we were in safe hands. We visited the venue for the first time in overcast, miserable weather and we LOVED it. The main barn was perfect for our ceremony, dinner and dancing. Whilst the terrace and surrounding gardens would accommodate every part of our country chic wedding that we dreamed of. We had our Wedding early October 2017 and the entire day was seamless. From the accommodation we stayed in, arrangements all in place with everything taken care of and every detail perfect. The grounds of Hendall Manor barns are absolutely breathtaking and our photos were incredible. I honestly wouldn’t have wanted my wedding anywhere else and we can’t thank Nicola and Peter enough for giving us and our guests a day we will never forget. Thank you. Victoria and Paul 7.10.17

A truly magical day at Hendall; what can we possibly say that does justice to just how perfect our wedding at Hendall Manor Barns was! From the early planning stages right up to the day of and day after the wedding Nicola and Peter were amazing, their organisation skills are second to none and on the day they were relaxed making the entire experience a dream. Hendall itself is just stunning and so perfectly kept – if you want an up together venue which is private and personal you will be blown away with Hendall, and as a result our photos are simply beautiful. We had our ceremony and reception at Hendall and also used the cottage and bridal suite and feel lucky to be a Hendall couple. Thank you Nicola and Peter – we loved everything about our wedding day and made memories which will last a lifetime! Lucinda and Matthew 7.6.18


Flawless from start to finish! The moment we met Peter & Nicola we knew we were in good hands. Not only was the venue absolutely stunning but they are two of the most organised people you could wish to meet! We loved every second of the day, as did all of our guests, and we can’t recommend Hendall Manor Barns highly enough! Thank you again! Joanna and Jamie 5.5.18

Dear Peter and Nicola, We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special, it was even more perfect than we could ever have wished for. Knowing you were both there to run the day so seamlessly was such a comfort! Everyone commented on what a stunning venue Hendall Manor Barns is and how well the day was run. Thank you again so much, we feel so lucky to have found such a stunning venue. Love from Jo and Jamie 05.05.18

Catering: http://www.amuseprivatecaterers.co.uk/ Photographer: http://rogerbrownphotography.com/    Florist: http://whiteandwinsome.com/ Hair and Make Up: http://lissypuig.com/    Decorations: https://notyouraverageido.com/ Guitarist: Rob Austin via https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/ Bridal Car: https://www.premiercarriage.co.uk/ Wedding Band: One Wild Night via https://www.goodcompanycollective.co.uk/ 


Dear Nicola & Peter, Sally and I just wanted to thank you once again for the most perfect and wonderful day. Everything worked with perfection, all down to your hard work, and amazing attention to detail.  We’ve just received a small selection of images from Kirsty which are awesome and really captured the essence of the day. You have an amazing team of people, please pass on our thanks to everyone involved. With our thanks and best wishes. Parents of the Bride 2.6.18  

Catering: http://www.amuseprivatecaterers.co.uk/, Photographer: https://kirstymackenziephotography.co.uk/ Florist: http://www.thegoodflorist.co.uk/,


Dear Nicola & Peter, Where do we even begin?  thank you so so much for everything from the moment we met you and saw Hendall we knew our wedding would be wonderful – it was everything we’d hoped for and more.  thank you for making it the best day of our lives.  Amy & Jon 17.3.18

Catering: https://www.thegardenchef.net/  Photography: http://www.paulfletcherphotography.co.uk/  Flowers: https://www.gobotanica.com  Music: http://duncanhowlettguitarist.co.uk/ Wedding Dress: https://www.frossweddingcollections.co.uk/



Dearest Nicola & Peter, thank you both for all your input in creating a special day for us. Your personal service and attention to detail made our day an amazing one.  The venue looked stunning Nicola; your tireless work behind the scenes, getting every person, item and object into position at the perfect time meant the day flowed seamlessly and as Bride & Groom, we could completely relax and enjoy all the little moments.  We had no worries or needs throughout the day.  The supporting staff(caterers, waiters, and band) were all exceptional.  They complimented each other well and made the day even more special.  We will forever be grateful to you both and your team for giving us a magical experience which will always stay with us.  Warmest regards and best wishes, Mr & Mrs Gander. 26.10.17

Catering: http://www.elizabethcaton.com/; Photographer: http://www.jimholden.co.uk/; Cake: http://sylviaskitchen.co.uk/


Last Saturday was such an amazing day and we both wanted to thank you ever so much for being at the centre of that. Hendall is such a fantastic venue and you guys were incredible at making everything run so smoothly (and making it seem so easy!). It was such a fab day and I was elated that we could have drinks outside so everyone could see all Hendall had to offer.  I don’t know how you guys have the stamina to do what you do, but truly we cannot thank you enough!   Ali & Sam 2.12.17

Catering: http://www.amuseprivatecaterers.co.uk/, Photography: https://parkershots.com/, Florist: http://www.pollenflowers.co.uk/, DJ: http://weddingsmashers.com/ Wedding Dress: http://www.whistles.com/women/edits/wedding-dresses/, Bridesmaids: http://www.whistles.com/women/clothing/jumpsuits/elvina-tie-waist-jumpsuit


Dear Nicola & Peter, Thank you for helping to make or wedding day so special!  The moment we saw Hendall we knew it was perfect for our reception and we knew we were in safe hands!  It was such a beautiful setting and from the beginning you listened to exactly what we wanted and offered just the right advice.  Your help in the lead-up and on the day helped it be the most perfect day – even with the torrential showers there was sunshine.  Hope you enjoyed the gin!! Thanks again Oli and Maddy 5.8.17  Photography: https://parkershots.com, Catering: http://www.mdfood4thought.co.uk


Dear Nicola & Peter, Sorry this thank you card has taken so long to arrive! We’d like to say a huge thank you to you both of you for all that you did to make our wedding so perfect, both in the run-up and on the day itself.  We’ve had so many people tell us what an absolutely lovely venue it is, and we totally agree – it’s immaculate!  Thank you again for helping us have such an amazing wedding day – we’ll be recommending Hendall to anyone who’ll listen!  Tess and Chris 26.8.17

Photography: http://www.craigpayne.co.uk, Catering: http://www.thegardenchef.net


Dear Nicola & Peter, I’m sorry for the delay in this card – married life has kept us busy!  Thank you so much for all of your hard work in the build up and the day of our wedding.  Everything was perfect and we had so many compliments about how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly the day went.  We couldn’t have asked for a better and day and we were so appreciative of all your help.  Thanks, Neil & Laura 4.8.17  

Catering: http://www.mdfood4thought.co.uk/,  Ice Cream Cart: http://www.gelatogemelli.co.uk/  Photographers: http://www.icphotographics.co.uk/, Decorations: http://notyouraverageido.com/


Firstly, thank you so much for everything you have done in the lead up and during our big day. Yourself and Peter made Tom and I feel totally relaxed and at ease about everything. Hendall was the only venue we came to look at and instantly knew that is where we wanted to have our wedding. Hendall is the most beautiful venue around and we honestly feel so lucky to have had our day there. We feel like you totally got us and our idea of an intimate and personal wedding from the off and honestly it was better than both of us could have ever imagined. Again, thank you so much.   Take care and I hope you soon get a well earned rest after the wedding season soon. All our love, Tom and Michaela x  5.10.17  

Catering  http://www.thegardenchef.co.uk/, Decorations: https://www.theweddingpeoplesussex.co.uk/

A massive thank you for allowing us to have our wedding at Hendall.  It was such a perfect day – we didn’t want it to end.  Thank you for all your help – Alison (http://alisonbuchanan.co.uk/) and Martin (http://www.mdfood4thought.co.uk/) were great recommendations.  We’ve had such lovely comments back from all our gusts!  We would fully recommend Hendall. Rachel & Rob 24.8.17

Just a quick note to express our thanks for the wonderful wedding on Saturday. The venue is both beautiful and simple, allowing Rachael and Paul to make it their own for the day. Everyone who attended was impressed and had a superb time. It takes a lot of hard work to make things look that effortless so thank you for that and for your advice and guidance along the way. Carol & Steve (Groom’s parents) 16.9.17

A Facebook Review 23.8.17:- If there was an option to put ten stars, I would easily do it. Brilliant service, breathtaking ‘Tuscany’ views, five star kitchen facility, eye catching but relaxing interior design, outside grounds that maintained to the highest standards, ample parking and convenient location – all these and more make Hendall Manor Barns a five star venue facility. We bow our heads to Peter Young and Nicola Young for their professionalism and dedication to the business they surely love. You not only offer a place for hire for different events, but you make people happy. Thank you for help and support!  Oksana & Vito 17.8.17

A  Facebook Review on 25.8.17 :- Well where do I start… From start to finish Nicola and Peter have been amazing! Hendall is not just a wedding venue but a whole wedding experience that has been seamless throughout our journey. We were lucky enough to have sunshine, rain, rainbows and the red arrows! Our wedding day was absolutely amazing and most of it is thanks to the dedication and organisation provided by Nicola and Peter. The barn and grounds are absolutely immaculate and provided the real ‘wow’ factor for both ourselves and our guests. They provided an extensive list of recommended services which were all amazing and really made our day so special! We can’t thank you enough and Josh and I are already planning our 10 year anniversary here!I couldn’t recommend Hendall Manor Barns enough and it really was the best way to spend the first day of married life.
Thanks again. Lottie &Josh  18.8.17

Dear Nicola & Peter, we had the most amazing wedding day at Hendall, you have such a beautiful venue and the atmosphere was so happy and relaxed!  Thank you for your help and advice in the run up to the wedding and also helping to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day.  The cottage and the piggery were also fantastic, we loved staying there.  We had so much fun and made amazing memories.  We are sure many couples in the future will do the same at Hendall.  Harriet & EJ 22.7.17

We would like to say a huge thank you to your both for helping towards making our wedding day so very special. Terry and I were able to enjoy the day, with no worries, from beginning to end due to your organisation skills, professionalism and attention to detail.  There was so much commitment from you both to make our wedding day so memorable – for example, watching Peter mowing the lawn in the rain the evening before!  Our stay in the accommodation made our day even more special and to be so close to the venue the night before and after the wedding made thins so much easier.  Hendall is such a beautiful setting and there were so many comments from our guests.  We have now been sent our wedding photographs which reflect this.  Thank you once again for making our day so very special.  Lucy & Terry 27.5.17

Dearest Nicola & Peter, What can we say,other than the biggest thank you to you for allowing us to use your stunning venue, along with all your help and efficiency for our wedding day.  From the moment we came to view; we knew that the venue and you two were the venue for us!  We really did have them most brilliant day and our vision of how we wanted the day to look and feel was pulled off effortlessly by you and the other team/suppliers on the day.  I am delighted that so many of our suppliers have made it on to your recommended suppliers list – obviously I am biased but I too think they are fantastic and hope that they achieve some great business from you as a result.  Words aren’t enough to show our thanks, so we have also included a little token gift – you two deserve a nice day and break from the office, so have a nice time together on us!!  We have some fantastic footage from the day which I believe Cut Above Productions are going to send to you; it s hows off your superb venue marvellously!! Thank you both so very much.  All our love and thanks. Harriet & Jamie 22.4.17

Nicola and Peter were truly amazing from the first meeting looking around Hendall Manor right up to the big day. Wedding planners in disguise they provided help when needed, guidance and advice and as a result we had such a fabulous day. The venue is stunning. Lots of compliments received throughout the day of how perfect the setting was for such a special day. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. So proud to be a Hendall couple Xxx Harriet & Matthew 27.5.17

Thank you ever so much for letting us host our wedding at Hendall Manor Barns. The grounds are truly stunning and so well kept. We couldn’t have imagined our wedding anywhere else! All of our guests were so impressed with the venue and all commented on how beautiful it is. As for yourselves, we can’t rate you highly enough for the service you provided. The amount of help we received was first class and have to thank you for this.
We hope this is not the last time we will see you!Thanks a million! Alex & Iain x 23.5.17

Dear Nicola and Peter, I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for looking after us so nicely yesterday.It was such a pleasure to film at your wonderful venue, what with the stunning location and horses I was in heaven !   I thought the day ran faultlessly and we have some absolutely great footage that I will happily share with you when it is edited. It was also so helpful to have space to put our equipment – a luxury that is rare for us and it made such a difference. http://www.cutaboveproductions.co.uk/

Dear Nicola and Peter,  Just a few words to say how incredibly grateful and blown away we were by having our wedding at your amazing venue. From Day 1, you were completely professional and just had all the answers to our questions. Your confidence helped to alleviate many stresses and you were full of great suggestions to potential  issues, which we hadn’t even contemplated! Thank you for helping in the smooth management of the day and for all your running around! All our guests have commented on how stunning the venue was and how much they enjoyed it.  Mark and Susan, March 2017

Barn Wedding, Sussex Wedding

Catering by LK Events Ltd http://www.louiseskitchen.co.uk/

Dear Peter & Nicola, Thank you very much indeed for all you have done to make my wife’s 70th birthday such a happy occasion.  First I must thank you for putting Hendall in to the Chailey Heritage Foundation (http://www.chf.org.uk/) auction at the ball, which allowed me to bid against opposition, to find the perfect venue for the festivity and also to benefit the Heritage.  And particularly I should like to than you for taking such trouble even though you were earning no money from the event.  Your welcome before ad your help on the day were not only invaluable but was also give in such a spirit that we felt spoiled at all times.  I hope you have a successful season, not only this year but for many years to come.  BS, February 2017  

Catering by LK Events Ltd http://www.louiseskitchen.co.uk/

Dear Nicola & Peter, We cannot believe it has been over 6 months since we had our reception at Hendall Manor Barns.  Thank you so so much for allowing us to use your beautiful venue.  We had such an amazing experience and each one of our guests had never-ending lists of compliments for the venue.  Peter your love of land-rovers and how pristine the lawn is and Nicola how organised you are with your recommendations for other suppliers.  Your recommendations were spot on.  As soon as we were introduced to you both, we had total confidence in the high level of quality and professionalism you provide.  We could  not recommend you or Hendall more highly.  Thank you for making our wedding so special.  C&M 25.6.16  (Flowers: http://www.thehomegrownflowercompany.co.uk/weddings/, Catering:  http://www.thesecretrestaurant.co.uk/, Photography: https://tomandlizzieredman.com/, Lanterns:  http://www.southernevents.co.uk

Dear Nicola & Peter, We just wanted to say thank you so much for letting us hold our wedding on September 24th at the beautiful Hendall.  All our guests commented on how wonderful the venue was and were so surprised how fortunate we had been after losing our first venue at the start of the year.  The whole day was magical & went so smoothly and we were able to just relax and enjoy ourselves as we knew you had everything organised perfectly for us.  Thanks again C&D, September 2016

Dear Nicola & Peter, We wanted to thank you both for making our day so special! You both went above and beyond to make our day so perfect, and we can’t thank you enough for that.  K&J, November 2016  

Dear Nicola & Peter, We have at last got around to writing our thank you cards!  We both wanted to say a huge thank you for all of the guidance and support your provided not just on the day, but in the lead up to our wedding.  We had such a wonderful day and everything ran smoothly – the day flew by but we have so many fond memories.  Hendall was just the perfect venue for us and many of our guests commented on just how beautiful it all was.  Thank you again, with love from S&S, August 2016

Good morning Nicola and Peter, We have now returned from honeymoon and now getting the opportunity to get round to everyone who helped make our day so special. Thank you so much for everything. The venue was perfect and I hear from my Dad that Kate and Caroline’s creativity in decorating the barn has been complimented.Your advice and help from day 1 was really appreciated and the day could not have run so smoothly without your help. We loved every minute and our guests loved the venue. The weather made it even better.I am sure you have seen it, but if not please find below a link to Simon’s video snapshot of our day. It’s amazing. When we get the final photos we will make sure we send some over to you. (we have removed the link for Kate and Chris’s privacy, but the photographer was http://simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/   Is there a place that we can review Hendall? We are very keen to make sure that the world knows how great Hendall is for a wedding.  Thanks so much again and we will be in touch when the photos arrive. Best wishes for the next few wedding weekends. C&K, October 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, Thank you SO much for providing us with such a beautiful wedding venue and the amazing service you gave! From the moment we stepped into Hendall on our first visit we knew it was the place we wanted to celebrate our marriage. Everything was prefect! A million thanks! With love, Mr & Mrs G, October 2016

Good evening Nicola and Peter, We have not had an opportunity to pen something to you just yet but did not want to go on our honeymoon without thanking you for such a wonderful day on Saturday. The day could not have run smoother and been more relaxed. We have received endless compliments about Hendall from our family and friends, and quite rightly so. We shall speak with you more on our return in three weeks.  A&J, September 2016

Good afternoon Nicola and Peter, we want to thank you once again for how wonderful you have both been throughout the planning, preparation and finally the day and evening on Saturday.  We were very impressed at the quality of the venue and the detail you put into making Amanda and Jeremy’s wedding day so special.  Having worked in the catering and hospitality industry for many years, as both a provider and trainer, it was fabulous to attend a venue where everything was absolutely perfect, you really do offer a great quality experience.  I was equally so impressed with Julia and her team from Food Glorious Food, I suggested to Amanda to speak to Julia from the outset when looking for caterers as I have trained her and her team food safety in the past.  Thank you both once again. Parents of the Bride, September 2016

Dear Nicola , Thank you again to you and Peter for allowing us to have our wedding at Hendall, it was more than we could have hoped for.Yes, still very much on cloud 9 and hope we stay there for a while 😀 Glad you liked the gifts just a small token of our appreciation. C&A, September 2016

Dear Nicola & Peter, thank you both so much for helping to make our day perfect.  Hendall Manor Barns is the most beautiful venue we could have hoped for.  We couldn’t have done it without you, www.craigpayne.co.uk and www.amuseprivatecaterers.co.uk  L&J, June 2016

Dear Peter and Nicola, thank you both so much for your support and providing the most beautiful space to celebrate my birthday.  It was such a special evening.  The Birthday Girl, July 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, What an amazing time we had on 2nd July. Everything was organised to make the day perfect.  Thanks for all your hard work to make this happen.  We have had nothing but compliments and everyone had a wonderful day.  Thanks so much.  Parents of the Bride& Groom, July 2016

A recent blog from Joanna Nicole about a wedding here last summer …http://www.joannanicolephotography.com/blog/2016/6/2/small-and-stylish-wedding-at-hendall-manor-barns-in-sussex

Dear Nicola and Peter, Thank you SO SO much for everything you did to make our wedding day run so smoothly.  It was perfect and everyone loved the venue, especially us. Your planning and organising was so meticulous but also done in a way that made us feel totally at ease in the knowledge you had thought of everything!  With so many weddings in your diary we felt we still had your total attention and commitment to our day and we are so glad we chose Hendall.  We still can’t believe just how lucky we were with the weather!!  We’ll email you some photos when they come through.  All the best J&J , June 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, Thanks so much for making our day so special and run without any hitches.  Everyone noticed how efficient and in charge you were!  It was more than we hoped it would be and can’t wait to renew our vows in 5 years to time to re run that party. E&B, June 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, Many thanks for all your terrific help and hospitality for Chris and Flo’s wedding on the 10th June.  The venue is quite beautiful and I know I am biased but I thought that the whole wedding was stunning.  Thank  you for your calming, brilliant, organisational skills, Nicola, you contributed wonderfully to the whole ceremony and made it all run so smoothly.  And the sun shone.  Until we got home when the heavens opened.  Despite the weather the reception was still great, full of wit, laughter, excellent food, funny speeches, a lot of dancing and a teepee full of love for the happy couple.Thank you once again for contributing to a wonderful wedding day. Please let me know if you would like any photographs .Mother of the Groom, June 2016

Firstly I want to thank you for a truly amazing wedding. It surpassed any high expectation I had. It ran like clockwork and I know you had an input to that so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot put into words how incredible the day was. The venue is second to none. Thank you so much for all of your help and advice. You made our fairy tale come true.  http://parkershots.com/  C&A, April 2016

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for our wedding.We absolutely loved every minute of it- everything was just as we wanted it so thank you for help making it perfect for us. We just wish we could do it all again!!When we get our photos through from Alison, http://alisonbuchanan.co.uk/we will send some to you. R&B, April 2016

Dear Nicola & Peter, We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for everything to have made our wedding what it was. Becky, myself and all our guests said what a fantastic day it was, how the venue was so nice and how the stone barn fitted perfectly for our more informal affair!!  I will certainly be recommending yourselves to anyone that wants to hear!  http://www.mattjamesphotography.co.uk/B&S, April 2016

Hi Nicola and Peter,  We have just returned from our lovely mini-moon in Wales and just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our wedding in style at your lovely venue last Thursday.  Many of the guests commented on your wonderful venue and what a hidden gem it is, and you know we completely agree, and well done for arranging the sun to shine for us all day.  Thank you also for our mention on Facebook, it felt like such a dream that I needed to see that to confirm that it did all really happen!  We do not have any photos yet from Alison http://alisonbuchanan.co.uk/ but when we do would you like us to forward some on?  Becky has put some on her Garden Chef  (http://www.thegardenchef.co.uk) Facebook page which was wonderful to see as we have not seen any up until then.  Thank you so much again, and hope the rest of your busy weekend went well too. C&M, March 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding day run so smoothly!  We had so many comments on what a beautiful venue we had chosen and the set up could not have been more perfect – we really did have the most amazing day. S&J, March 2016

Dear Nic and Peter, Hendall really is a super venue for a party!   Our guests, many of whom live locally but hadn’t had reason to visit you before, were truly wowed by the setting, the welcoming building and really high standard of the facilities.   We all had a great time – thank you for your help and advice at various stages in the run up, and for making sure all was shipshape on the day.   A pity it’s all over – perhaps we’ll have a 140th in five years time! P& S, January 2016

Dear Nicola and Peter, I just wanted to write and say thank you once again for all your help and hard work ensuring that the wedding was such a success.  We had an absolutely wonderful day and our only regret is that it went so quickly.  I imagine you hear that a lot from couples and we can’t thank you enough for grabbing us after the ceremony and handing us a that glass of champagne to enjoy five minutes on our own.  Hendall is a beautiful venue and you run everything in such a calm and relaxed way.  Thank you again, L&A, June 2015

Dear Nicola & Peter, thank you so much for all your help in organising our special day.  Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and how beautiful a setting Hendall is for a wedding.  We had such an amazing time and everything ran so smoothly.  Danni took some great photos of the venue which you are welcome to take copies.  Thank you again, E & D, September 2015

Dear Peter and Nicola, Apologies for the delay but we just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and support i making our wedding day perfect.  We had an amazing day and are so pleased we chose Hendall for our special day.  All our guests through the location was wonderful and the photos look great. J&N, September 2015

Apologies for not contacting you sooner, I really don’t know where the past two months have gone.  We want to thank you for helping to make Maddie and Scott’s wedding day so wonderful and memorable. Hendall Manor Barns is stunning and a superb venue for an intimate event. As promised you were discreet but “around”. The whole experience was just perfect and many of our guests have also expressed this.  It is certainly a place in time we will never forget and always treasure. I hope that the newly weds have shared some photos with you, if not please let me know and I will prompt them! They are, as always, non stop busy!  Our sincere thanks once again.  Kindest regards.  Parents of the Bride, August 2015

Hello Nicola and Peter, Just a short note to express our sincere thanks for your help and kindness with regard to the wedding celebrations of Julia and Alex last weekend. It was a truly wonderful event enjoyed by all,and we had so many positive comments regarding the venue and organisation,which in no small part was down to you. Once again many thanks for a memorable weekend. Parents of the Bride,  October 2015

Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your part in making Chris and Lauren’s wedding day such a success. It was exactly as they wanted – very relaxed! Lots of very complimentary comments about your stunning venue. Mother of the Groom, August 2015

Well, where do we start?! Thank you soooo much for helping make our special day an occasion to remember!  All of our friends and family had such a fantastic day and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts!  Everyone commented on the amazing food and beautiful venue.  Thank you again for all of your help in the day, everything really was perfect.  Mr & Mrs S, August 2015

We just wanted to say a huge thank for making Grace & James’ wedding day so special in your beautiful barn and surroundings.  There really was nothing that was too much trouble, and your hospitality was outstanding.  We would recommend Hendall Manor Barn to everyone we speak to about weddings!  Thank you once gain, we have many happy memories.  Parents of the Bride, August 2015

Just wanted to send a quick thank you for your part in making Chris and Lauren’s wedding day such a success. It was exactly as they wanted – very relaxed! Lots of very complimentary comments about your stunning venue. Mother of the Groom, August 2015

Dear Peter and Nicola, Thank you both so much for  all your help in ensuring that Sally, David and all the guests had such a lovely day last Friday. Sincerely P&J Parents of the Bride July 2015

A clip from videographer London Village Studios https://vimeo.com/filmlvs from Grace and James’s wedding on August 6th.

We would just like to say how lovely the day was on Saturday for my daughter and son in laws wedding.  Everything went so smoothly and I am sure that a lot of that was to do with your planning and organisation of the wedding day.  I know a lot was done behind the scenes but I felt I had to send this email to show my appreciation. The weather also made the day and was so glad that we could get outside and appreciate the gorgeous inner courtyard.  I know Liz and Josh had a wonderful day and could not find fault in anything.  Hope there was not too much of a mess for you to clear up as I did not come back to the venue on Sunday else would have thanked you personally.  As I said a day I will not forget.  Regards Helen Barnes (Mother of the bride) August 2015
What can we say – thank you so much.  We had the most amazing day in your beautiful venue.  We couldn’t have asked for anything better, and all your help organisation and knowledge went a long way to achieving such a special day.  Thank you for recommending Martin Doyle for our catering, everyone loved the food.  Ruth also gave us the most stunning flowers – fair to say more beautiful than imagined – Simply Blooms are an absolute must.  Charlotte Scott did the most fantastic job on the bridal make up and we wouldn’t have know of any of these without you.  We have stunning pictures from Matt Bodé and once we manage to pick what we want in our album we will come and show you.  Thank you again.  The very happy Mr & Mrs W. J&B May 2015

Now that the wedding pixie dust has well and truly settled and the bride and groom are halfway through their tour of the American Deep South, we wanted to put into writing our heartfelt thanks for all that you and your team did to make their wedding so memorable. From the moment we first met Peter, and later yourself, we knew we were in the hands of people who knew how to make an event work and were passionate about making it the best possible, both for us and the reputation of your business.  Thank you so much for recommending The Secret Restaurant.  They were a pleasure to work with and their food was praised by all.  You can have no doubt that whenever anyone asks us to recommend an event venue in East Sussex that Hendall will be top of our list.  Parents of the Bride, June 2015

A wonderful link to a beautiful wedding here at Hendall last year.  Posted on June 16th, scroll down to Jo and Adrian’s wedding.. WWW readers Jo and Adrian tied the knot on the 7th August 2014 at Hendall Manor Barns in East Sussex. They hoped to create a day with a relaxed atmosphere complete with a BBQ. Yum. http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/…/hendall-manor-barn… Thanks to Parkershots Photography


Thank you so much for everything.  We had the day that we had dreamed for.  You have a beautiful venue and you went out of your way to help us create the perfect wedding. R&J  May 2015


Wow! What can we say?  Thank you.  We had the most amazing and special day of our lives.  it was the happiest we have ever been and a huge thank to you to you both for making it all happen.  Your patience, flexibility and organisation made our day exactly as we wanted.  From the superb caterers @The Secret Restaurant’, our mesmerising croquembouche and the awesome mariachi band.  And not to mention the beautiful venue that you have both so beautifully restored with every detail.  All our guests commented on the wonderful location and venue and how smoothly the whole day ran with thanks to you both.  Please accept this gift as a token or our thanks for all you have done and we wish you continued success with the stunning Hendall Barn. M&G May 2015


Thank you both so much for all your hard work and help yesterday. You so helped to make Teresa and Al’s wedding just perfect.  Hendall Barn has an amazing lovely feel to it and is the most perfect wedding venue. The little heart saga a mere blip in an otherwise perfect day that went perfectly and we will all laugh about it now…though don’t think you and I Peter felt quite like laughing at the time!!! You pulled out all the stops to help put it right and I cannot ever thank you both enough for that. Wishing you every success in years to come.  Take care and thank you both once again. Mother of the bride, November 2014


We are so sorry for the delay in sending this email but wanted to truly thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful. The venue & your expert running made the day absolutely perfect & we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Nicola – thank you so much for arranging the great weather too! Hope you are both well and get a well deserved break now that we are moving out of wedding season. A&C, October 2014

We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and Peter for helping us beyond the call of duty for our beautiful day. We certainly had a day to remember and everyone we have spoken to says they had a great day. You were always there when we needed you and as you said “It’ll be fine” and it was. D&M, October 2014

We wanted to thank you for helping our day go smoothly last week. We had a brilliant time and everyone loved the barn. Hopefully someone we know will have a function with you so we can come back!  G&W, October 2014

Thank you so so much for everything you did to help make the 27th the best day of our lives – we both had such a truly amazing day.  All of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the day, from the venue, food, band, flowers and tractor!  It couldn’t have been more of a perfect day.We will forward you on some of Alexa’s photos when we get them, it’s nice to have something else to look forward to now that the day’s over! M&N, Sept 2014

Thank you both so much for all your hard work in helping to make Miranda and Nigel’s wedding day so special. All our guests commented on the beautiful venue, and for the children it was especially wonderful to be able to run around safely outside on the lawn. Special thanks to Peter for polishing the tractor that the bride and groom drove away on – it looked brand new. And Nicola, we were aware that you were still working long after we had all gone to bed. So thank you both once again: it was lovely to have met you and to have celebrated the wedding in your beautiful barn. Father of the bride, Sept 2014

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for Friday- it was even better than we imagined!!  We had an amazing time and all of our guests commented on our perfect venue, thanks so much for all of your help in organising our day, I am so excited to see our photos now!! Thanks again so much. H&J, August 2014

Just to thank you both for providing us with such a perfect venue for the wedding on Saturday.  We are most grateful to you both for the highly efficient way that you dealt with the preparations in the run up to the day, and also for your attention to detail and ensuring the day ran so smoothly.  It was certainly the perfect venue for us and so many of our guests have commented also. Parents of the bride, August 2014

Thank you so much for helping us make the most perfect day – your beautiful barn has give us and our family memories will cheirsh forever.  Thank you for giving us the best day or our lives.  We are so incredibly happy! J&A, July 2014

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your wonderful hard work last Saturday. The day was truly spectacular and all of your staff were absolutely amazing. The day could not have  been any better. M&T, July 2014

We can’t thank you enough for the fabulous day we had on Saturday. It didn’t go unnoticed how hard you worked to make your venue and Meggie and Tariq’s wedding go so well. We have had so much good feedback about your venue from our guests.  The cottage was a great added bonus. Mother of the bride, July 2014

I used Hendall Manor Barns for an important Vistage business meeting ‘away day’ with a group of Managing Directors and business leaders. It was important that I had a professional meeting room that was fully equipped, with good yet unobtrusive service and facilities of a high standard.  All my guests were impressed with the beautiful grounds and building which made for a refreshing and positive start. Such an environment does make a difference to the tone of the meeting and the quality of thinking. An additional benefit was that were able to have positive and useful informal conversations in and around the buildings during breaks and at lunchtime. Peter and Nicola were prompt, professional and very helpful from start to finish.  We had a very successful meeting and the feedback on Hendall was that my guests were impressed and will book the venue for their own corporate meetings.  Hendall is a refreshing high quality alternative to meeting at the usual (soulless) corporate and hotel venues. M O’S July 2014

Dear Nicola and Peter, we just wanted to say a big thank you for all or your valued help and advice leading up to (and during) our special day.  We had a wonderful time and it wouldn’t have been possible without you!  You have a beautiful house and venue and we wish you all the best for the future.  A&E June 2014

Just writing to thank you for a delightful evening at the Summer Reception held on behalf of the Chairman of East Sussex County Council.  Thank you for your warm welcome and for a team of staff who served us so well during the evening.  Mr & Mrs Smith, June 2014

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help and support for our wedding. We had a fantastic day and loved being at Hendall. Our guests thought Hendall was perfect too. Bride May 2014

We just wanted to thank you for yesterday. Everyone had such a great day/night and loved the venue/food/music!!!  P&E April 2014

Thank you very much indeed for such a wonderful day – it think it is part for all your guidance and steering throughout the process. Stepfather of the bride – April 2014

Now things are back to normal again we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being such an integral part of making our wedding day a fantastic day.  As you know we loved Hendall when we first came and saw you; it was the first and only venue we saw. That it was a perfect choice for us became all the more clear on the day, from having the cottage to get ready and to retreat to, to how well the barn and our decorations seemed to fit and of course to the courtyard for our falconry display; it just worked so well for us.  All our friends and family were equally impressed and pleased with the setting and buildings – I believe you received some specific questions regarding the restoration etc also!  Thank you for all your help before and on the day also, we will remember Hendall and hopefully will be able to return to the cottage at some point in the future.  L&M – March 2014

I am writing on behalf of CHADIK to thank you both for providing the wonderful atmosphere for our dinner on Friday 4th October.  We had already had a taste last year when we held our annual lunch at Hendall but the evening was really something special.  Thank you for your vision in transforming the barns into one of the best venues around.  We have had numerous comments about the venue and this must have contributed or our raising over £5000 for our work in Africa. Many thanks to you for being such excellent hosts.  Chairman of CHADIK – October 2013

Thank you for so much Saturday. Everything was fantastic, and everyone we spoke to told us how amazing the venue was.  R&S – January 2014

Just a line to thank you so much for yesterday. I think that everyone enjoyed themselves and they really appreciated the facilities at Hendall. The buildings are so attractive and the view of the house through the massive window in the barn was stunning. It was a delight to be able to stand outside in the sunshine before lunch. Also I do want to thank you for all the work you put into it – effort which made our role as hosts much easier and more enjoyable.  P&W – September 2013

Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful venue for our wedding, we had a really wonderful day.  So many of our guests commented on how wonderful Hendall is.  We couldn’t have dreamed of a better place!  R&C – August 2013

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for making Daddy’s 80th lunch party so memorable.  It was in no small part to the wonderful venue you have created at Hendall manor and many of the thank you letters alluded to that.  Thank you also for all the help you provided on the day quietly but nevertheless much appreciated.  I hope it isn’t too long before we have another excuse to come and use Hendall Manor.   KHH – August 2013

Thank you both so much for all your help in making Laura and Matthew’s wedding day such a memorable event.  The weather was fantastic and this showed what a fabulous setting Hendall is for that special day.  With plenty of space both inside and out, all our guests were relaxed and enjoying the company of friends and family.  The opportunity to take the wedding photos in your lovely garden was an added bonus. When we first started to plan Laura and Matthew’s wedding day with snow on the ground, we could not have imagined that the day would be so warm and that it would go without a hitch or concern on our part.  Thanks again for your organisation,  attention to detail and delivering such a memorable day.  J&D – July 2013

Thank you both so much for giving to us such a wonderful venue and being so helpful and welcoming from our first visit.  Everyone present from our family and friends enjoyed the day yesterday and we have so many happy memories thanks to the setting and the catering by Mike and Sarah at Amuse.  We would appreciate remaining on your mailing list, and look forward to keeping the link with you both.  Also could you pass on our thanks to Marcus (Freshfield Fine Wines) for the delicious Chilean Merlot which we very much enjoyed.  Wishing you continued success and good health.
G&L – Ruby Wedding Anniversary, June 2013

We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful wedding! The girls and I loved being able to stay in that fabulous cottage together the night before and were well and truly pampered when the big day arrived! When we arrived at the venue from the church it took our breath away – everything was in its place and looked divine. We had so many wonderful compliments on the choice of venue – so thank you. You both went above and beyond in the run up to, and on the day: Nicola, thank you for rescuing the day by taking Jo to the local garage to unlock her camera and kit from her boot. Peter – my gratitude to you for rescuing my stranded (and rather giggly) friends! We hope you enjoy the champagne we left for you – we will certainly enjoy the memories Hendall has given us.

Dear Sarah (Amuse Private Caterers) We would like to thank both yourself and Mike for an utterly fantastic job on Saturday – please tell Mike the food was incredible and we received compliment after compliment about it being “the best wedding food” people had ever had.  You were wonderful as well Sarah and I hardly knew you were even there, but things ran so smoothly I knew you had to be!  The staff were brilliant too – polite and helpful.
E&P, May 2013

Just a note to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in helping to make our Wedding Day so special. Hendall was the perfect setting for our day and looked utterly stunning – all of our guests have not stopped talking about what a beautiful venue it is and everyone was made to fee so welcome.  You were both brilliant from our very first meeting and we are so grateful for all your help and advice along the way.  We fell in love with Hendall – it was made for the relaxed, intimate wedding that we wanted we had an incredible day.  We will certainly recommend to all our friends and wish you the very best of luck and success for the future.
C&A, May 2013

We had the best day and were so lucky with the weather. The photos look amazing, we are very happy. Thank you both so much for your hard work on the day.

Dear Lizzie and Charlie (Elizabeth Caton Food & Wine) We had the most amazing day.  The food was just the best.  Everyone loved it, especially the sharing of the food.  It was so good I can’t explain how happy you both made us.  R&D, April 2013

Just a big THANK YOU for everything you did to help make our wedding day a wonderful occasion and of course for allowing us to use your fantastic barns.  Your professionalism and attention to detail was exemplary, and we will not hesitate to recommend you to colleagues and friends.  Here’s wishing you every success for the future!
M&S, May 2013

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day, we had such an amazing day.  without all your hard work and the beautiful surroundings of Hendall, it would not have been the same.  We are so excited to be coming back at the end of July.
S&F, March 2013

Thank you very, very much for making Sarah and Fred’s wedding such a wonderful occasion.  Your beautiful barns and hard work made it very special for all of us.
Parents of the Bride, March 2013

We just wanted to thank you again for all you did for Fred and Sarah’s wedding.  It all went so beautifully and as one of Fred’s friends said “it all seemed so natural” and that just doesn’t happen on it’s own.  You were so kind and helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble.  Good luck for the future, you deserve it.
Parents of the Groom, March 2013

Just to say how much we enjoyed our Christmas lunch at Hendall Manor Barns last Friday.The food and the service were excellent and so too of course the magnificent setting which got many complimentary comments from our guests.
AM, December 2012

‘WOW! From the first meeting with Peter and Nicola, having tea and biscuits on the terrace of Hendall, to when we headed off as husband and wife on the 7th September 2012, this venue was totally perfect in every way! We both wanted a small (70 people max) and intimate wedding, with the ceremony and reception in one place. As soon as we drove up to the barn, we knew this was the place. The barn has been done so beautifully and to such a high standard, that we knew simple, elegant flowers and decorations would simply enhance it. Peter and Nicola were incredibly helpful in making our ideas turn into reality, so willing to help – from arranging chairs for the ceremony, helping us find B&B’s for guests, to directing guests as they arrived, to having a glass of water for me to calm the nerves before going down the aisle – nothing was too much for them! Everything went without a hitch on the day and no detail overlooked. The terrace and courtyard garden are perfect for canapés and champagne, all our guests felt so relaxed! If you are looking for a country barn venue that is beautiful, set in stunning scenery, with owners that give a personal touch, then Hendall Manor Barn is where you need to be!  Thank you again Peter and Nicola, it really was the PERFECT day!
N&N, September 2012

We just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you.  We attended Natasha and Nick’s Wedding on Friday 7th September at Hendall Manor Barn, we had a wonderful time.  Hendall Manor Barn is a wonderful venue, really quite unique, from our arrival when we guided where to park by you Peter, the setting for the ceremony was superb, the food was delicious and your friendly and helpful staff were just the icing on the cake!  We live in Cheshire, so too far away to organise an event at Hendall Manor Barn ourselves.
CB, September 2012

Hendall was the most perfect setting, we were complimented on choice of venue many times.  I would just like to thank your whole family – what a team.
CS September 2012

Hendall Manor Barns was an amazing venue and we still talk about how beautiful a setting  it is and it’s really more than we ever hoped for when we first started talking about wedding arrangements and venues.  We still keep getting people coming up to us to say how much they enjoyed the day and how stunning Hendall is – and we agree wholeheartedly.   We’ve even got one of our photos in Hello!
M&S July 2012

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful lunch to raise funds for futures@ Chailey Heritage.  The total raised excluding gift aid came to exactly £2000 – a fantastic amount. Hendall is a really beautiful venue and we very much appreciate your letting us have our fundraising lunch there.  Once again, we are extremely grateful to you both for supporting the School in this way and wish you every success with your new venture.
Development Director, June 2012

I was delighted to have found Hendall Manor Barns as a venue for my workshop.  We were blessed with beautiful sunshine, further enhancing the gorgeous space.  The barn is spacious and light and use of the lawan was greatly appreciated, generous parking spaces made logistics easy and every participant commented on the beauty of this venue.  Thank you to Nicola and Peter for welcoming us so beautifully, being so accommodating and making our workshop a success.
AK-M, June 2012

I wanted to thank you both for making us so welcome at Hendall on Tuesday.  It all worked extremely well for us and the feedback from the venue is really positive – beautiful location, friendly staff, ‘loved the space’, ‘great to have the place to ourselves’, ‘lovely food’.  The atmosphere charmed us all.  All in all a very good day.
DG, May 2012

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary in your beautiful barns – they looked stunning. We had a wonderful evening and we were thrilled to be the first to use Hendall.
P&D, September 2011

Just to say again how much we enjoyed our Christmas lunch at Hendall today. All our guests were deeply impressed by your incredible achievements and the Barn looks quite spectacular! The food was also beautifully cooked, prepared and served. Well done!
AM, December 2011