Drenched in romance, the medieval charm of Falmer Court’s Great Thatched Barn delivers the perfect atmosphere and stages the ideal setting for a magical wedding, accommodating up to 200 guests seated within the barn and just an hour away from London – the perfect location to say ‘I do’.
The Great Thatched Barn
Magnificent, warm & welcoming
With its soaring timbered roof, walls, cross beams and vast, Cathedral-like interior countered by cosy corners, The Great Thatched Barn is an amazingly versatile building, comfortably shape-shifting to suit your preferred layout.
Exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding the historic Great Thatched Barn has a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere; it’s a magical place providing every ingredient needed to create a truly memorable wedding and joyful celebration.
Ceremonies, services and saying 'I do'
Your day, your way
How and where you exchange your vows is personal choice. The barn presents the perfect space for a Civil Service conducted by our local registrar, with up to 130 guests seated on our stylish lime washed Chiavari chairs to witness your commitment to one another.
For a religious ceremony, we are situated in the charming community of Falmer and the picturesque Anglican village church of St Laurence is literally a stone’s throw away from the barn. Its Vicar warmly welcomes couples for wedding services, followed by celebrations in the barn.
Or if the beauty of nature attracts, the spectacular scenery of the South Downs surrounding Falmer Court makes for a memorable outdoor ceremony. Our characterful rustic wooden arch, which can be wreathed in flower garlands offers a delightful romantic space to say “I do” in the glorious British countryside.
Your wedding reception
Creating and capturing your day
Vows taken, guests head to your wedding reception set up in our spectacular grounds. Rustic-style patio furniture on the lawns give places for guests to sit, while an attractive and practical stretch tent provides shade in summer and shelter in winter.
Capturing magical moments
We have lots of places for capturing magical moments to be cherished forever. The landscaped gardens at Falmer Court House for example – beautifully maintained formal parterres with an elegant water feature – present a glorious location for special photos, or maybe take some playful fun shots on a rope swing attached to one of our magnificent trees.
Your wedding breakfast
Designed to Delight
To ensure your special day is extra special, we work with exclusive catering partner, Circa Events, a company fuelled by passion, wholly committed to ensuring clients have an exceptional catering and planning service every time. In addition to delivering outstanding food, the company does all it can all to maximise sustainability and make a positive environmental impact.
Get in touch with Circa directly at email@example.com for further details.
What to drink?
The choice is all yours
Our bar is run by our excellent in-house team. Falmer Court takes pride in serving British brands (where possible) to support local businesses and keep its carbon footprint to a minimum. It is passionate about sustainability and refrains from using plastic within the venue.
Offering a wide range of reception drinks, an extensive wine selection and a comprehensive fully-stocked bar for your party, our bar team ensures having everything you require to make your wedding perfect and any specific requirements can be ordered in upon request.
Get in touch
Get in touch today with our Head of Weddings and Events, Sophie to see how we can ensure your wedding is a wonderfully magical day. We are currently undergoing renovations but open for show rounds and taking bookings for April 2022 and beyond.