Dorset House in West Sussex

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Located in the stunning West Sussex landscape, Dorset House is a beautiful barn wedding venue, well placed in the picturesque British countryside close to the villages of Bury and Pulborough.

Rustic, romantic and charming, Dorset House is a hidden gem in West Sussex. Surrounded by scenic countryside, yet easily accessible from Chichester, Worthing and Horsham, it is a much sought-after wedding venue in the South of England.

A superb rural venue, Dorset House is a breathtaking place to exchange vows and celebrate any wedding; from the historical Tudor barn, the unique Amphitheatre for outdoor blessings and 40 acres of medieval gardens, it is magical and memorable.

Offering weddings with a wonderful view, The Great Barn is a striking building. The entrance to the barn is magnificent with ancient steps leading up to an impressive brick and wooden arch, highlighting the barn’s grandeur.

The barn itself comprises two adjoining areas; the Inner Barn is more like a hall than a barn with a central log fireplace, polished wooden floors and windows overlooking the West Sussex countryside. The Inner Barn is ideal for civil ceremonies. The Outer Barn is traditional in style with white walls and timber beams, and benefits from direct access to the adjacent Lower Garden which enjoys tranquil terraces down to the river.

Within the grounds of this luxurious venue is the amazing Amphitheatre, a remarkable place for an outdoor blessing. Couples can wed while guests watch on seated on the stone terraces.

The gardens at Dorset House are glorious; luscious lawns, mature trees and fabulous floral displays. On one side of the manor house is a pretty Walled Garden with medieval steps, which makes for a fantastic backdrop for wedding photographs.

Dorset House is a delightful wedding venue in West Sussex; a stunning building and picturesque gardens set amongst idyllic rolling countryside.

Testimonials & Gallery

  • We recently got married at Dorset house and we could not have hoped for anymore from the venue, staff and catering. Susan and her team catered for our every need making sure the day was perfect. The food was amazing and we have received lots of compliments from our guests The venue itself is surrounded by stunning scenery and the gardens were brilliant for photos and for people to mingle.

    Laura Lilley & Carl Lilley
  • Susan Quinn worked so hard to make a perfect day for us both. The Church and venue could not have been better even the rain stopped in time for the reception. Thank you all so much.

    Jessica Lerwill & James Rufey
  • "Dorset House provided us with the perfect location for our wedding. It's a beautiful manor with attached barns, lovely gardens and fantastic views. Set at the end of a little lane and in an amazing location. One of the things that worked so well for us was being able to have the ceremony and reception in the same location with no driving between the two. Although Dorset House is a school it does not feel like one at all and there are no visible signs of anything "educational" and it has the advantage of all the facilities for catering for large numbers and is fully child friendly. Not only is the venue perfect for a country wedding, there is a fantastic team associated with Dorset House who will ensure that your day is amazing. Susan Quinn's overall planning and catering is second to none. Loads of our guests said the food was the best they've had at a wedding by miles and her help and assistance throughout meant that we had no "wedding stress" at all. Natalie, the florist, made everything look stunning and the other members of the staff helped out immensely. There's no need to look elsewhere for caterers and florists. If you're after a country wedding, Dorset House is the venue and the team that work there will ensure you get exactly what you want. They did for us!"

    Catherine & Michael
  • "Our wedding day really was the best day of my life. The venue was magical, the catering and service second to none and the flowers so beautiful that they made me cry! I only wish it hadn't gone by so quickly and that I could do it all over again!"

    Joanna & John
  • "I am a teacher at Dorset House school and when the children are away it transforms to a magical and charming place. Susan Quinn is a highly commited professional and her management, team, food and organisation are second to none. She fully supports the bride and the needs of the bridal party ensuring that you are happy and you have everything you need. I get the opportunity to view a lot of weddings as I live in the Manor House with my husband. We regularly hear comments from guests or visiting 'brides to be' saying how gorgeous the venue is whilst they stand at the willow pond looking at the Manor and Barn. I am very honoured to be living and working at such a very special place in West Sussex. I hope that you will come along and share it with the rest of us. You'll fall in love all over again."

    Lucy & Simon

Venue Location & Map

Dorset House in West Sussex
West Sussex
RH20 1PB
Tel: 07855 928776

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