Civil and Celebrant Led Ceremonies

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

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We also have a number of wonderful Celebrants who are known to us and will offer a personalised ceremony to suit your style and will get to know you over the course of planning your wedding.

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 a Celebrant led ceremony, we can put you in contact with some fantastic local Celebrants who will work with you and your partner to design every detail of your ceremony.

If you are considering holding your ceremony at Hendall with a Registrar, you will need to book directly with the East Sussex Registration Service: ceremonieshub.east@eastsussex.gov.uk   0345 608 0198. 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 and celebrant led ceremonies 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.