Southend Barns venue guide, a fabulous venue for your wedding in Chichester

Brian Mole wedding dj Southend Barns with his unique and fab VW DJ booth

Brian, you were absolutely super, thank you so much for a wonderful day and playing such a huge part of our day at Southend Barns

Jo and Luca, 14th September 2018
Casey and Liam at Southend Barns

The fabulous Southend Barns

Set near Donnington, just south of Chichester in West Sussex, Southend Barns is a real gem of a venue! This superbly appointed and well run wedding venue consists of a number of versatile buildings and spaces, mostly around a central courtyard. 

The ceremony

For your outdoor wedding ceremony, The Secret Garden is perfect.  Alternatively, for an indoor wedding ceremony, The Dairy Barn provides a stylish and cool space for the most important part of your day.  Later in the day, you can also make great use of The Dairy Barn to chill out, or entertain the kids.

The dairy barn at Southend Barns
Outdoor ceremony area, the secret Garden at Southend Barns

The drinks reception

Southend Barns courtyard and garden
The courtyard at Southend Barns

The central courtyard consists of a large lawn with beautiful slate patio, and a fabulous and cosy seating area which is heated and covered.  This area is perfect for the drinks reception and group photos.  Later on, as the evening chill rolls in, the firepit provides a welcome warmth.

the firepit at Southend Barns

The wedding breakfast

the threshing barn set up for a wedding

The 200 year old restored Threshing Barn is the main feature of Southend Barns.  This space has a real wow factor.  Think modernised rustic barn, real wooden beams, huge windows, cream walls, and a stunning polished concrete floor.  This really is the most perfect space to have a wedding meal and celebrate with all your friends and family in total comfort.  Then, finish off your delicious meal with the much anticipated speeches.


The evening party

As night falls, it’s time to party!  And, and awesome place to party is The Threshing Barn as it is transformed for the evening. It’s time to dance the night away to your favourite music, hopefully with your favourite DJ!  I will use effects lighting and mood uplighting, a neat and tidy DJ system with perfectly clear sound to ensure you and all your guests have a fabulous time.  Why not use my vintage VW Camper van split screen DJ booth – it fits in so well in this venue.

Threshing Barn party, Jo and Luca's wedding
Mr & Mrs game
Image courtesy of the lovely Nicky Feltham

Dear Brian, We just wanted to say another huge thank you for helping us to have such an amazing wedding day.  The music was absolutely perfect, and I think a special thank you is needed for the 5ive songs that allowed the maid of honour to showcase her dancing / lip syncing skills!  Thank you as well for the Mr & Mrs game, it was such a laugh and so many people told us how fun they found it. Best wishes.

Hannah and Ross, Southend Barns, 7th April 2017

How can I help you at Southend Barns

dj battle

Southend Barns Open Day

Southend Barns are hosting an open day on Sunday 4th February 2024 from 10:30am to 3pm.  I will be there with my VW DJ booth, so please don’t forget to pop by and say hello! 

party at Southend Barns
vw dj booth at Southend Barns
first dance at Southend Barns
vw dj booth
best day ever
VW DJ at Southend Barns
Lee and Sam having fun behind the decks at Southend Barns
Brian Mole wedding DJ with VW DJ booth, working alongside a singer at Southend Barns

Hey Brian, Now we have recovered, I wanted to pass on my thanks for making the day run smoothly. Start to end.
The weather was ace… maybe too hot, kept a few people outside lol… but we loved having you there. Music for all and spot on. Many many many thanks ! Take care

Lee Randall 22nd August 2021

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Log wall Southend Barns