The Venue

The Venue here at Hendall Manor Barns consists of three interconnecting buildings (The Stone Barn, The Old Dairy and a caterer’s kitchen in the former Calf Pens) surrounding a sizeable central courtyard with a lawn and a raised terrace.

A Timeless Venue

These historic and beautiful buildings sit below Hendall Manor and its adjacent 17th century sandstone barn; the latter is used for holiday lets and short stays. Formerly at the centre of a dairy farm, all these redundant buildings were comprehensively refurbished between 2006 and 2011.

A Versatile Space For Any Occasion

The considerable space within and directly outside the three buildings can be adapted for a multitude of different uses, including evening receptions, lunches, exhibitions, courses, conferences, meetings, exercise classes, recitals – in fact, the list is endless. Whether you are looking for a discreet family celebration, to run a training course or a corporate event, we can provide the space, equipment and lovely surroundings that you require.

In the venue, we have installed a sophisticated lighting system, floor-mounted internet/data points and a sound system to cater for any mood or presentation required. There are two external and one internal ramp and designated parking next to the building for disabled access.

Where We’re Located

Hendall is approached directly off the A26 via a private drive and a new track leading to a newly re-clad Dutch barn that provides under-cover parking for 42 cars. From here, it is a moment’s walk to the entrance where there is additional space for disabled parking and drop-offs.

We are situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with The Ashdown Forest a short distance to the north. This is easily accessible by foot along the Wealden Way which passes close by.

Streamlined Event Planning

A list of preferred professional caterers, photographers, florists and vintners is available and we can assist in putting together the team you need to make your event work efficiently and professionally.

We operate a Green Travel Plan to encourage the use of car sharing, taxis and public transport. Please refer to the ‘finding us’ page on this website. Click here to download a PDF site plan.


  • We set our hearts on having our wedding at their gorgeous venue.

    Nicola, Peter & Viki were fantastic from the very moment we set our hearts on having our wedding at their gorgeous venue. I cannot recommend their hospitality and their expertise highly enough

    Emma & Josh

  • Our photos are so diverse because of the different locations around the venue.

    All of our guests said how beautiful the barn was and our photos are so diverse because of the different locations around the venue. The barn does not need a lot of dressing as it is so beautiful – we just added a few little touches and it was perfect for us. We feel so lucky to have found the venue and are so grateful to Nicola, Peter and Harriet who really made our wedding a day to remember.

    Penny & Kyle

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