Whether your vision is a party at home, a venue or marquee The Gourmet Chef can provide for all your catering needs. We really enjoy coming to different locations and exploring new kitchens, or setting up our own for an outdoor location. We are also lucky enough to be associated with some fabulous places, including our exclusive venue, Newtimber Place. We very much hope to see you soon in some of Sussex’s finest event locations.

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Bartholomew Barn is a beautifully refurbished Grade II listed barn, set in the rolling Sussex Downs. The perfect location for a romantic countryside wedding.

The barn is a very versatile space, providing a light and airy setting for your wedding reception, and is able to cater for intimate groups or large parties.

In addition to the main barn, an open-sided barn runs the length of the courtyard. Adorned with flowers, this is the place to accommodate an outdoor bar and evening barbecue or hog roast.

The versatile courtyard can also seat over 150 guests for a civil ceremony, with optional large umbrellas overhead offering shade from the sun or from inclement weather.

Address: Bartholomew Barn, Kirdford, West Sussex. RH14 OLN
Telephone: 01403 330049
Email: Complete the online contact form
Website: www.bartholomewbarn.co.uk

Bartholomew Barn venue

Bartholomew Barn reception venue

Bartholomew Barn ceremony venue

Bignor Park is a fabulous wedding venue epitomising rural elegance in the heart of West Sussex. Tucked quietly away down a half-mile drive, it is a majestic hidden gem with understated style, and romantic charm.

With our ‘blank canvas’ flexibility, we provide the stunning setting and inspirational ideas and your imagination will decide the rest, ensuring that your dream wedding will be unique and unforgettable.

Our venue is family run, bookings are limited to twelve couples per year, and one per weekend.

Our Ceremonies license is outside at the Greek Loggia, part of eleven acres of beautiful grounds incorporating formal gardens, sweeping lawns, the temple and zen pond. Receptions in the rustic and quirky Stables include the Courtyard and Quadrangle, or a marquee or tipi tent reception on the Croquet Lawn makes the most of the panoramic views.

Bignor Park offers a magical setting for your perfect day – we look forward to welcoming you.

Address: Bignor Park House, Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 1HG
Telephone: 07798 807043
Email: louise@bignorpark.co.uk
Website: www.bignorpark.co.uk

Bignor Park

A beautiful 12 acre field available to hire in the beautiful Sussex countryside near Billingshurst.

No overlooking properties.

Electricity available onsite.

Camping also available.

To find out more and arrange a viewing:

Sara Ellis
To Have And To Hire Events
01403 782888

billingshurst venue

billingshurst venue

Brookfield Barn is an exclusive wedding venue near Horsham in West Sussex.  Licensed civil ceremonies can take place in the newly built hand-crafted oak-framed barn, or in the outside oak gazebo with its picturesque views along the lake.

The beautiful grounds (including a small golf course) are available for exclusive use on your special day.  A large bar and lounge provide an additional stunning contemporary space for you and your guests, complete with a south facing terrace with both firepit / ice-bucket tables and a relaxed seating area.

The bridal suite and six contemporary B&B bedrooms are included in your hire.

To find out more and arrange a viewing:

Address: Brookfield Barn, Winterpit Lane, Lower Beeding, RH13 6LY
Telephone: 01403 288515
Email: info@brookfieldbarn.co.uk
Website: www.brookfieldbarn.co.uk

BrookfieldBarn venue

brookfield barn venue

BrookfieldBarn venue

brookfield barn venue

Brooklands is a spectacular barn conversion and provides a fabulous venue for group celebrations, corporate events, or retreats / group courses.

It accommodates up to 20 people and provides flexible luxury self catering accommodation, with its own swimming pool and 2 acres of gardens with panoramic views of Arundel Castle and the Arun Valley.

Located conveniently only 1hr 15 mins from London by direct train, 40 minutes from Gatwick and 3 miles from the beach.

As well as providing the catering for this stunning venue, Brooklands Barn will be hosting our cookery courses.

To find out more and arrange a viewing:

Address: Brooklands Barn, Priory Lane, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0BG
Telephone: 01903 889515
Email: brooklandsbarn@gmail.com
Website: www.brooklandsbarn.co.uk

brooklands barn venue

brooklands barn venue

Cissbury Barns are a unique and stunning wedding and events venue. There are two large barns, one fronted by a lawned garden and the other by a beautiful patio. We are able to welcome up to 120 guests for your Civil Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast with plenty of space if you want to invite more friends and family for your evening party. Please visit our website for more information.

Address: Cissbury, Nepcote, West Sussex BN14 0SR
Telephone: 01903 899638
Email: events@cissbury.com
Website: www.cissbury.com

Cissbury Barn wedding
Cissbury Barn
Cissbury licensed wedding venue
Cissbury Sussex

The Passmore family have been farming for 5 generations since 1901 in Coombes, near Lancing. Church Farm itself is a fully working farm set in 1000 acres or 420 hectares within the beautiful South Downs in West Sussex.

Hire Coombes Barn for your wedding, which includes “The Spotted Cow” bar. The barn is a blank canvas and you have it for 2 1/2 days giving you plenty of time to decorate it and get ready. A company will put up marquee linings in the barn for a really special atmosphere. The camping field is very popular too.

This venue has a Wedding licence so you can get married in the barn. Please contact Worthing Registrar on 01903 839350 for more information.

Address: Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 ORS
Telephone: Contact Jenny on 01273 452028
Email: berty@coombes.co.uk
Website: www.coombes.co.uk

Coombes Farm venue

Fitzleroi Barn is a wedding venue nestled among the rolling countryside and farmland of West Sussex, within the South Downs National Park.

The Barn itself was built over 400 years ago. Its magnificent oak-framed structure and white washed interior still stands proudly on the hill above the village of Fittleworth. The large enclosed courtyard in front of the main barn, with a separate side barn, provides couples with plenty of options when it comes to ceremonies, pre-reception drinks, afternoon and evening entertainment.

Fitzleroi’s one wedding per weekend policy also allows couples, their family, friends and suppliers plenty of time to set up, in a relaxed and friendly environment, with support on hand whenever it’s needed.

Address: Fitzleroi Barn, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1JN
Telephone: 01798 865128
Email: info@fitzleroibarn.co.uk
Website: www.fitzleroibarn.co.uk/

Fitzleroi Barn inside venue

Fitzleroi Barn entrance venue

Fitzleroi Barn venue

Gaveston Hall is a beautiful country house that boasts over 100 acres of grounds perfect for your big day.

Nestled in the West Sussex countryside, Gaveston Hall is the ideal place to host your wedding. With facilities available for the wedding party and up to 100 guests Gaveston Hall allows you to create the wedding you have always dreamed of. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor ceremony, you can be sure no detail of your day will be overlooked when choosing us for your wedding reception.

We can offer you exclusive use of the extensive 100 acres of land for the duration of your stay, allowing you to relax and enjoy a peaceful, perfect wedding and enable you to be truly creative when planning your wedding. The grounds create the perfect setting for your all-important pictures, you can even have an outdoor marquee, hog roast or fireworks, whilst a champagne reception beneath the oak tree is a fitting start to your celebrations.

We can cater to all your needs, however large or small with our flexible venue hire options. With a large hall, private gardens and accommodation for up to 100 guests, Gaveston Hall is great wedding venue available for hire from spring to September.

Address: Gaveston Hall, Nuthurst, West Sussex RH13 6RF
Telephone: 01403 891 431
Email: gavestonhall@outlook.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gavestonhallsussex

Gaveston Hall venue

Gaveston Hall venue

Highden Estate offers a beautiful backdrop for any occasion and is home to an impressive walled garden, fields and a forest school. Each venue offers something a little different meaning you will be able to select a location that best reflects the theme of your event.

Address: Highden Estate, Washington, West Sussex RH20 4BA
Telephone: 01903 877718
Email: denman@highdenestate.com
Website: www.highdenestate.com

Highden Estate venue

Highden Estate venue

Highden Estate venue

Highden Estate venue



Newtimber Place is a Sussex moated manor house near Poynings, West Sussex, built of flint and brick with a roof of Horsham stone. It is set in
magnificent gardens with a Georgian dovecote and the moat which is fed by natural springs, is 50 foot wide in places.

The owners have kindly agreed to open this fairy tale setting for a limited number of marquee events in the garden during the summer months and allow year round use of their function room with terrace overlooking the moat. With pretty white bridges crossing the moat full of water lilies, you have the opportunity to create the most exquisite wedding photo album.

Accommodation is also available in three holiday cottages, for up to 4 or 6 people in each cottage.

Pre-booked guided tours of the house are also available and include the hall, dining room, drawing room and library. You might like to add morning or afternoon tea or a light lunch in the function room or terrace to complete your visit. A full VIP gourmet dining experience in the original dining room can also be arranged.

Please contact The Gourmet Chef for more information.
Viewings are strictly by appointment arranged by The Gourmet Chef.

Address: Newtimber Place, Newtimber, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9BU
Telephone: 01903 250502
Email: info@thegourmetchef.co.uk
Holiday cottage bookings can be made directly via the website www.newtimberholidaycottages.co.uk

Newtimber Place venue

newtimber 1 venue

The Selden Barn Wedding Venue, set in an idyllic rural location within the South Downs National Park is surrounded by fields, forests and hedgerows. The formal gardens to the west are bounded with flint and brick walls and the patio terrace looks east across the fields of grazing horses towards Patching Village, between Worthing and Arundel.

Family owned and run, they create a friendly, warm and exclusive atmosphere for your weddings. With their license for civil ceremonies, you can get married in their beautiful old ceremony room before moving over to the wedding barn for an unforgettable experience.

To find out more and arrange a viewing:

Address: 146 Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing BN13 3UL
Telephone: 0800 625 0425 or 01903 871136
Email: info@seldenbarnweddings.co.uk
Website: www.seldenbarnweddings.co.uk

Selden Barn venue

Selden Barn venue

Southlands Barn is part of the Southlands Farm estate which is situated in the heart of West Chiltington, West Sussex. With it’s rolling fields, beautiful lake and breathtaking views of South Downs National Park, it really is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Southlands Barn is hired out as a “blank canvas” allowing you to decorate to your very own style. So be creative and let your imagination go wild.

Address: Southlands Barn, Southlands Farm, Southlands Lane, West Chiltington, RH20 2JU
Email: Complete the enquiry form on the website
Website: www.southlandsbarn.co.uk
Phone: Phil on 07818326189 or Jamie on 07377553667

Southlands Barn wedding Sussex

Southlands Barn wedding venue

Southlands Barn wedding

With spectacular views over the South Downs National Park, The Field @ Findon is an idyllic setting in which to create your perfect party. Without the restrictions of a fixed structure you have the freedom of the field in which to set up a marquee event with the option of onsite camping.

The venue will accommodate up to 150 people and water is available but all other services would need to be hired in. The Gourmet Chef will provide the catering and are happy assist with all aspects of planning, suppliers and suggestions.

The Gourmet Chef will provide the catering and can assist with all aspects of plannings, suggestions, suppliers and event management.

Please contact The Gourmet Chef for more information.

Telephone: 01903 250502
Email: info@thegourmetchef.co.uk

field at findon venue

field at findon venue

Whether you are arranging a wedding, party large or small event, conference, corporate day, exhibitions, receptions or a staff party, they have the ideal space inside and outdoors.

Centrally located between London & Brighton in the heart of the Sussex countryside there are a number of venue options that give you the backdrop you can use to plan an idyllic day.

Whether you are looking for a rustic barn or fields for a festival style marquee wedding with camping, they can work with you to make this the most memorable day it is supposed to be.

To find out more and arrange a viewing please contact Tatjana Keenan.

Address: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE
Telephone: 01342 718 472
Email: Tatjana@tulleysfarm.com
Website: www.tulleysfarm.com

TULLEYS farm venue

tulleys farm venue

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