Weddings and Receptions

Weddings and Receptions in East Sussex

Our glorious split-level Stone Barn is very adaptable for weddings and receptions of all sizes, including small & intimate, as well as formal dining, ceremonies and dancing.

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This lovely building has rough stone walls dating from the 17th century, sophisticated lighting and excellent acoustics.

We encourage clients to use the internal space creatively, and we can offer a wide range of tried and tested caterers to choose from.

Carine Roberts PhotographyThe south-facing Terrace, Lawn and self-catering Holiday Cottage (offering bridal or family accommodation) combine to provide a lovely setting for your special day.

As we are a private and exclusive-use venue, all weddings and receptions have exclusive use of the buildings for the duration of their day.

There are no ‘wedding packages’ and we encourage and expect couples to make imaginative use of the space available for their special day.  There have been an extraordinary variety of reception layouts, flowers and themes.

Whether you are looking for a relaxed but sophisticated barbecue, vintage-style tea party or formal seated wedding breakfast, the buildings can be easily adapted and decorated to realise your ideas.

We are fortunate in being able to provide undercover parking for all guests, enabling a dignified and hassle-free arrival even if the weather is inclement. We are also very well-equipped for disabled guests, with ramps providing access to all areas of the venue.

Civil and Celebrant-Led Ceremonies

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Hendall is licensed to hold Civil Marriages and Partnerships and we work with a number of local celebrants who will offer you a uniquely tailored wedding ceremony.

Low Season Weddings and Receptions in East Sussex

A wedding in low season is just as special here as a spring or summer event. With underfloor heating throughout the venue, you will enjoy a cosy and warm space with beautiful views from all angles of the Barn. A low-season or winter wedding at Hendall will ensure you have some stunning photos, whether they are inside or outside!


Jeremy's colleagues, a Double Bass and Saxaphone duo entertained guests on the terrace during the drinks reception.

We have a wonderful team of catering companies with whom we regularly work and they can create a bespoke menu just for you.


The superb acoustics in The Barn should encourage couples to think about having some live music.

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We have an additional list of singers, instrumentalists and bands for most kinds of music – all of whom have already played here.

Whether a jukebox or grand piano is required, we will almost certainly have the contact.  A number of different DJ’s have worked at Hendall and they can provide the specialist lighting to create a superb dance floor.

Accommodation for your Wedding

The wedding party might wish to consider renting our two-bedroom (sleeps 6) 17th century Holiday Cottage for the duration of the wedding. This wonderful and highly unusual building is a perfect pre-wedding haven for the bride, long-distance family members or favoured guests.

In addition, for weddings, we are also able to offer our charming converted Pig-Sty which has been beautifully converted into the self-contained Piggery, with one double bedroom and en-suite shower room.

Hendall is based in the part of East Sussex that can be quickly reached from Kent, West Sussex, Surrey and South London.   Hendall is just off the A26 which runs south from Royal Tunbridge Wells and through CrowboroughUckfield is close by and we are roughly equidistant of Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Lewes.   Brighton and Hove is not much further afield.

There are also many lovely places to stay in the High Weald countryside, including several superb B&Bs (a list can be provided) in the vicinity of Ashdown Forest.