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J&P, married April 2024,
We would not have wanted to hold our wedding anywhere else
We had the best wedding at Bury Manor Barn. The communication during the booking process and in the run up was excellent (and they let us visit numerous times), the time available for set up/take down and the actual day itself all ran perfectly. The location itself is beautiful, with so many options for locations for different parts of the day and the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. We would not have wanted to hold our wedding anywhere else. Thank you to Julie and the team!

C&J, married April 2024,
We couldn’t recommend Bury Manor Barn enough!
We had such a fantastic experience getting married at Bury Manor Barn. From our first visit through to sorting out everything post-wedding, Julie, Gemma and Sarah were extremely helpful and meant our wedding planning was straightforward despite it being a dry hire venue. As well as being in an absolutely incredible setting, the barn itself is beautiful and the layout allowed us the flexibility to work around whatever the weather decided to throw at us. We couldn’t recommend Bury Manor Barn enough and are sad we won’t be able to do it all again!

J&D, married March 2024,
Unforgettable Memories: Our Perfect Wedding Day at Bury Manor Barn

We celebrated our wedding at the wonderful Bury Manor Barn in March 2024, and we cannot express enough how delighted we were with our experience. From start to finish, the entire day was magical, and we owe a huge thanks to the incredible team at Bury Manor Barn.

Firstly, the setting of Bury Manor Barn is simply stunning and is the main reason that we chose the venue. Nestled in the South Down, the setting and charm of the barn provided the perfect backdrop for our special day. The gardens and picturesque view made for amazing photo opportunities, capturing unforgettable moments that we will treasure forever.

The staff were outstanding. They were not only professional but also genuinely warm and accommodating. Right from our initial enquiry through to the day of our wedding, they were always attentive and helpful, ensuring that every detail was taken care of. Special thanks to Julie, Gemma, and Sarah, who made sure everything ran smoothly.

The facilities at Bury Manor Barn were perfect. We had our ceremony at St John the Evangelist Church which is a short walk to the covered terrace where we had our Drinks Reception. The barn itself is tastefully decorated, blending rustic charm with modern amenities. The variety of spaces available at Bury Manor Barn allow you to curate your day and offer options that suit the weather and time of year. We had a typical spring day with rain, hailstones, and sunshine!

What truly sets Bury Manor Barn apart is the personal touch they bring to each event. They made us feel like our wedding was the only one they were focused on, accommodating our requests, and offering valuable suggestions along the way. They were flexible and understanding, making the entire planning process stress-free and enjoyable. The team worked seamlessly with our vendors to bring our vision to life.

Our wedding day was everything we had planned for and more. We have received countless compliments from our guests on the venue and the overall experience. If you are looking for a beautiful, romantic, and well-managed venue for your special day, we cannot recommend Bury Manor Barn highly enough. It truly exceeded our expectations, and we are grateful to have had our wedding celebrations at such a beautiful venue.

Thank you once again to everyone at Bury Manor Barn for making our wedding day unforgettable. We will cherish the memories made here for the rest of our lives and love that we can visit again with walks along the river and services at the church.

M&A, married Oct 2023,
Every guest we spoke to on the day absolutely raved about the venue and your management!

A huge huge thank you so much for all of your work involved in our wedding day. We had the most fabulous day!

Bury Manor Barn is absolutely beautiful – from the moment we saw the views from the lawn we knew it was the venue for us! Plus the team at the Barn do such a good job making it feel personal and special from day one.

Julie, thank you for your time and also patience in walking us through all the planning. Your guidance was hugely appreciated and made the entire planning process seem straight forward and simple!

Gemma and Sarah, thank you for being on hand throughout the day and evening itself. You made the day run like clockwork, while we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves! Special thank you also to Gemma for the beautiful fairylights which added a magical touch to the barn!

Every guest we spoke to on the day absolutely raved about the venue and your management and we have had such wonderful feedback following the wedding!

Wishing you all the best for the future, and thank you so much again! We really had the best day.

E&C, married Oct 2023,
Friendly, welcoming and really accommodating
Bury Manor Barn offers a blank canvas into which you can inject your own decor, set up and style. The staff go out of their way to offer help with their preferred suppliers, caterers and hire companies and provide clear guidance on what you can and cannot do within the grounds of this wonderful location. The additional service of a wedding co-ordinator on the day is marvellous.

H&E, married Sep 2023,
We had the most magical wedding at BMB. Julie and the team are incredible and the venue is stunning.

A&K, married Sep 2023,
Couldn’t be happier that we decided to see “one more venue,”

We just wanted to email and say thank you! Thank you doesn’t even come close to covering it to be honest!

K and I couldn’t be happier that we decided to see “one more venue,” before deciding where to get married! From the very beginning you have all been fantastic, from the first viewing right through to leaving on the wedding night! It was such a beautiful day, the weather helped, but the amount of people that kept saying to us, this is the most beautiful venue I’ve been too!

Gemma/Sarah we cannot thank you enough for all your help on the Friday setting up, and during the day! You exceeded our expectations and I genuinely don’t think we could have done the day without you! Gemma, you did a great job keeping me calm in the morning – the nerves were definitely building, and just dealing with 100+ guests and keeping everything moving!
We cannot thank you all enough – when we get the official photos through and go through some of the ones the guests have taken, we will send them on!

Hopefully K and I will only get married once, but if we got married again we’d be coming back!

H&K, married Aug 2023
It was worth every penny!!

Our wedding at bury manor was absolutely phenomenal!! The grounds we stunning, and all of our guests said what a beautiful setting we had. We got married outside in the amphitheatre. And had the beautiful south downs as our backdrop to our vows. The staff were so helpful! From the moment we booked right through until the end of the day. With supplier lists and check lists to Google meet calls and behind the scene pictures on the day.
It was worth every penny!! Highly recommend ”

A&J, married Aug 2023,
Thank you BMB for making our dreams come true!

We got married here on 5th August and it was PERFECT! From the initial look around with Julie and the in depth chats with Gemma throughout our engagement, we were put at ease, made to feel very looked after and made the whole process great fun and stress free. The venue is stunning and we have had so many compliments about it. Gemma provided so much support and insight about the decorations and she made the place look incredible. On the day we had all weather – sun, rain and thunderstorms…BMBs layout meant that the ceremony and tables could all be set up without having to usher guests outside which became really valuable to us with the forecast. The band could set up whilst we were having food so again no awkward ‘get out whilst we take the tables down’ etc. The grounds are stunning with lots of space for beautiful photos. Honestly so glad we picked BMB, such fond memories and amazing price for the amount of space you have – competitive with other venues around the area that were much smaller and only had one room for ceremony/food/dancing combined. Thank you BMB for making our dreams come true!

E&A, married July 2023,
The BMB team really care about their couples!
We got married at St John’s church & had our reception at Bury Manor Barn in July 2023. We could not have been happier with our choice! From the first tour with Julie, we were blown away with the amazing views and the beautiful barn itself. It was clear throughout the process that the BMB team really care about their couples and it is not your typical venue that hosts copy and paste weddings. There is a lot of flexibility to make the day your own (DIY style + dry hire).

We were very pleased with the recommended suppliers list provided by BMB which made organising the day a lot easier for us, from hiring of all items, to the catering & bar teams – they all told us they loved working at the venue and love the huge kitchen there! The BMB team worked with all suppliers for us in the lead up to make sure everything went smoothly and they also offer additional coordination services if needed.

We hugely appreciated being able to set the barn up the day before (this was a life saver!) and made the wedding morning much more relaxed.

Thank you so much BMB! Our guests had an amazing time & we would highly recommend the venue, even on a drizzy British ‘summer’ day! ❤️

E&A, married June 2023.
Hidden gem situated in the South Downs

We got married at Bury Manor Barn in June 2023 and cannot recommend it enough, it’s the perfect wedding venue. It’s a hidden gem situated in the South Downs. The two beautiful barns are bright and airy; the grounds overlook the River Arun and the scenery is just stunning. Julie, Gemma and their team are excellent, such a pleasure to work with, always there to lend a helping hand and give advice. Our wedding day was better than we ever could have imagined – it was just perfect! We cannot thank them enough 🥹💖

C&J, married May 2023.
The best wedding venue!
What can we say, Bury Manor Barn is the best wedding venue with professional, friendly and helpful staff! We had the best experience leading up to the wedding, we went to multiple showcases which really helped us to imagine our own wedding and get ideas. The recommendations for suppliers were absolutely spot on and made the day so special. We got married in the church and they were so friendly and welcoming. We had the most amazing day and we were just so lucky with the weather, the sun shone and many guests said it was like they were abroad for a day! It made it even better that our dog Bertie could come for part of it! The grounds are picturesque and there are so many photo opportunities. Finally, the staff at Bury Manor Barn are amazing, they made the planning much easier up until the final day. On the day Gemma was absolutely brilliant and can’t fault her. All in all, thank you Bury Manor Barn for making our day that extra special.

E&A, married May 2023.
The whole atmosphere was just amazing!
The venue is absolutely stunning. The lady that organised it was just amazing. The food was delicious, waiters/waitresses were very attentive. Our photographer was just the best, I would most definitely use her again. The whole atmosphere was just amazing. Thank you all so much for making my daughters day so very special. Everyone in the wedding party just kept saying how peaceful it was to sit in the grounds.

Dear Julie, Gemma and Sarah
Andrew and I wanted to thank you all so much for making our day wonderful. We can’t fault anything our day was perfect and amazing.
We can’t thank you enough for being part of our day and helping to make it perfect.
Thank you so much

G&J, married May 2023.
Couldn’t have asked for more!
Could not recommend this venue more. From the outset Julie was so helpful and on the actual day itself Sarah and Lucy went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly so we didn’t really have to think about anything! The space is absolutely stunning with beautiful views over the South Downs, the two barns are ideal for the wedding breakfast and party afterwards – seamlessly moving across from one to the other. Everyone was so complementary about how well organised the day was, and that was definitely down to the BMB team’s expertise and their brilliant recommended suppliers. Couldn’t have asked for more!

E&J, married May 2023.
Completely epic from start to finish!

We had the most incredible day, it was completely epic from start to finish! So many of our guests have said it’s the best wedding they’ve been to, so thank you so much for your part in that. Everyone was complimenting the beautiful venue, the stunning views (despite all the rain!) and how seamless the whole day was. You’ve been so helpful throughout the whole process, we’re so appreciative.

C&W, married April 2023.
appreciative of all the help and tips along the way – this really helped us have such an amazing day with all our friends and family.
We had a beautiful wedding day at Bury Manor Barn at the end of April 2023. We married in St John’s church next door and were so lucky to just walk round the corner into reception drinks and music which really just added to the ambience (even more so as the sun was shining.)

The view from the lawns are stunning overlooking the river Arun, which provides a stunning backdrop for a wedding and photos and really felt special as we love the area and the South Downs. We got to have some beautiful photos in the evening as the sun was going down.
Our families and friends also all said it was a beautiful venue and so perfect for us.

We were able to individualise our wedding day and certainly put our own stamp on things, which was something we were really looking for in a wedding venue. We were even allowed to bring a tandem bicycle in and lots of signs and individual things to us for our wedding day. Going round Bury Manor Barn felt less like a wedding conveyor belt than other venues we looked round when starting our planning which was great. We were allowed to visit when we felt we needed to and were able to set up the evening before which allowed us to add in some personal touches and also feel more excited about our big day.

Julie, Gemma and the team were very flexible and so easy to contact, open and honest throughout our planning. It was never stressful working with them! They had some great contacts and links with suppliers include Jane from Forge Flowers (gorgeous flowers) and Eat the Street Caterers/ place settings for all the tablescaping and trestle table dreams!

It was great there were two separate rooms to celebrate in – and enough to fit 130+ in, and a big enough dance floor for a silly choreographed first dance and the rest!

We are very appreciative of all the help and tips along the way – this really helped us have such an amazing day with all our friends and family.

A&C, married April 2023.
Absolutely stunning venue!
Not only is Bury Manor Barn an absolutely stunning venue but Julie, Gemma and team running weddings are the most likeable, reasonable and professional individuals! Our wedding here in April 2023 was absolutely perfect, we knew after visiting many venues that this was absolutely the one for us, the combination of spectacular views, beautiful grounds and a large spacious barn divided into 2 met all of our requirements for the day. Unlike many other venues we had the flexibility to come in the day before for set-up which was lovely for us as we wanted a very hands-on wedding as well as come back at a leisurely pace the next day for picking up items.
The team here are just outstanding, Julie’s responsiveness and her succinct communication style is commendable, even replying to me on Easter Monday to a few quick questions. Gemma was absolutely perfect on the day (well worth paying the extra for a venue coordinator!), she had an eye over everything to make sure it went smoothly and even in the morning acted as a go-between between myself and my partner to share little snippets of how the other one was doing which was a really sweet touch. For anyone looking for a beautiful venue with a team that’s accommodating, flexible and genuinely dedicated to giving you the most perfect day, look no further.

T&S, married April 2023.
Dear Gemma & BMB Team,
We wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for all of the help, patience and kindness shown to us during the preparation and the day of the wedding. It truly could not have gone so smoothly without you all. The day was truly perfect and we will be forever grateful.

A&K, married March 2023.
This wedding venue is a hidden gem,

The barn and grounds are beautiful and the views stunning. We had a wonderful wedding day, and really appreciated that we could DIY as much as we wanted, as we could access the venue the evening before and morning after. The team are really helpful, having someone from Bury on site all day is really nice, and we appreciated how they coordinated the timings for suppliers to ensure the set up and day went smoothly.

V&A, married October 2022.
The best day ever!
From start to finish our experience with Bury Manor Barn was fantastic. Every person we dealt with was professional, organised and just what we needed to plan the best day ever. This was the most perfect setting for our wedding and we definitely made the right decision! We cannot recommend the barn more highly! Phenomenal experience, we want to do it all over again!

A&L, married October 2022.
I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the team for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We had an absolutely wonderful day and the venue was perfect.

B&D, married October 2022.
We fell in love with the venue!
We could not recommend Julie, the team and Bury Manor Barn any more highly. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it and on a beautiful sunny day in October we were certainly not disappointed! A large number of our guests commented on the stunning views of the South Downs with the idyllic river Arun in the foreground. The barn itself was everything we wanted in a venue, providing a lovely backdrop for our ceremony and wedding breakfast, whilst also facilitating a wonderful party in the evening!

K&J, married September 2022.
The view alone is perfect

I am so glad we picked Bury Manor Barn. The view alone is perfect, let alone the beautiful manor backdrop and the barn itself. Julie and her team are wonderfully helpful and reassuring on every detail. They are so generous with the space, and it felt like everything we asked was always a yes. The on the day coordinator ran everything flawlessly. On the day we consistently had guests comment how gorgeous the venue and setting was, and half of our friends are now considering moving to Bury or Amberley! I’m so glad we picked Bury Manor Barn, the best decision!

C&J, married August 2022
This was the perfect venue for us!

From the moment we visited Bury Manor Barn we knew that this was the perfect venue for us. We has always wanted to get married outside in a beautiful landscape and this ticked all our boxes. The flexibility on how we could use the space enabled us to design our day just how we wanted it and we had a truly perfect day. The elements that made everything even more special were our wonderful suppliers who were either recommended to us by the team or we found through their supplier roadshow. Throughout the planning and the day Gemma was a constant support and having her there coordinating everything made it even more perfect.

A&S, married August 2022.
We had an absolute blast!
Thank you so much for all of your help on our wedding day! And Thank you to the rest of the Bury Manor Barn team for their efforts too!
We had an absolute blast celebrating our marriage and being at the venue was definitely worth the prelonged wait!
We had so many compliments about how perfect the venue was and all of your help meant that the day ran without a hitch.
We cannot thank you enough!!

L&M, married July 2022.
The perfect wedding day!

Thank you so much for all your help in coordinating and helping plan the perfect wedding day for us! It was the most magical day and we will cherish every moment for the rest of our lives. We are so appreciative for all the chats and guidance, especially when we were the other side of the world! We will pop in next time we are home!

K&S, married July 2022.
All the photo opportunities…
Amazing grounds with all the photo opportunities you could dream of from walled gardens to a river! Perfect barn for any needs. The team at Bury are always happy to help and no ask is too big or too small for them!

J&P, married May 2022.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to guys for helping to make our day so perfect! We couldn’t have done it without you. Everyone has said how beautiful the place is, which of course it really is!

B&H, married Feb 2022.
Best Wedding Ever!

From the first time we visited Bury Manor Barn and met Julie, we knew this was the place for us.
We had initially been reticent about going with a dry hire, but Julie made the whole process really simple. The list of suggested suppliers was really helpful and we were able to find the right people for us.
One key element for us was being able to live stream our wedding, and Julie worked closely with our Live Streamer Moritz Schmittat to make sure the technical side was taken care of.
On the day Gemma and Sarah were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly and we had a fabulous day.
We would highly recommend Bury Manor Barn. Not only is it set in glorious surroundings, we felt totally confident in Julie and her team’s hands.