Laughton Barns


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17 Reviews

Information For Laughton Barns

Stunning Barn in the heart of the countryside, with acres of land and rustic inspired barn for both your ceremony and reception. The barn is the perfect venue for your special day.

Located in the heart of the Sussex South Downs, Laughton Barns is the ultimate romantic wedding venue. Boasting 84 acres of picturesque landscape and two idyllic lakes, the venue is the most spectacular setting for a lovely country wedding.

To make your memorable day truly special, we offer all our happy couples exclusive use of the venue for the weekend. The stunning Apple Barn is licensed for your ceremony. With beautiful views, your outdoor ceremony is in a truly magical setting, with the option to hold your ceremony inside our marquee should the weather dictate otherwise. Following your ceremony, we encourage you and your guests to enjoy the acres of land for photographs and activities, retiring to the Crown Barn terrace for your drinks reception.

The Crown Barn is ideal for your wedding celebrations, accommodating 200 guests for a wedding breakfast, a daytime minimum number of 80 guests. The barn was hand-built using local oak, brick and stone and has been fantastically finished with exposed beams and Gothic-inspired chandeliers. The barn’s features are modern yet rustic and provide the ideal canvas for your reception, newly built toilets inside the barn are also included. Additionally, an entire side of the barn can be opened up to let the outside in; you can have the feel of an outdoor event without the commitment to unpredictable weather. Our paved drinks reception area is beautifully sheltered by stunning willow trees, creating a relaxed place in which to enjoy a few refreshments and your guests’ company, drinks are served from our mobile wooden bar.

Our venue hire includes our resident DJ for the evening which means no additional expenses on your evening entertainment. You are welcome to decorate the barn, from simple fairy lights to adorning our chandeliers with foliage to create a woodland theme, it really is up to you.

You will be able to design your own wedding breakfast with the assistance of our critically acclaimed Executive Chef, Justin Gilham. From formal Four-course meals, to sharing platters, BBQs & hog roasts, there are an impressive variety of potential dishes plus the opportunity to experience some of Circa’s quirky evening food options such as The Circa Pizza Van, Circa Street Food Van, Bert & Ernie Street Food Karts, Bev the Gelato Bike and the Brighton Burger Company Van as well as a range of more traditional options.

Laughton Barns at a Glance

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Price Range
£5500 - £5500
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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 200
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Reception Capacity
Up to 250
Beautiful Sussex Venue, right in the heart of Sussex Rebuilt in the style of a Rustic Sussex Barn Two barns, for ceremony and reception Acres of outdoor land, two lakes framed by the downs Capacity for up to 200 seated guests and 250 in the evening Award winning catering by Circa Events Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 250BarnWedding Contact : Olivia SmithNumber of People In Team : 4No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50 View More
Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : LewesNearest Motorway : A23/A27Nearest Train Station : LewesChurch Within Walking DistanceLandmarkUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualLuxuryConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringClean UpSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsModern RomanticRusticStylishSame-Sex View Less

Top Wedding Tips

Enjoy the planning process and try to not get too overwhelmed with the amount of things you want to do. Part of the joy is the planning so make sure you keep that in mind.

Have a plan for set up day, who are you bringing with you? What are their talents? Don’t bring a whole army of helpers – just bring a few trusted friends & family who you know get your ‘vision’

Laughton Barns Reviews

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Sarah Fielding
Review Date
26 Jul 2018
We got married at Laughton in June and couldn’t have asked for a better day. Beautiful venue, amazingly attentive and friendly staff and delicious food. The whole planning process was made so much easier by the team, they were so friendly & helpful and were always on hand to answer questions and help with recommendations. Genuinely can not recommend laughton and circa enough - if only we could do it all again!
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JC Jade
Review Date
21 Jul 2018
So where do we begin on this venue! From the moment we walked into Laughton and met Liv we knew that we wanted to have our wedding there! The Barn is just the right about of rustic and elegance. We could see this would be the perfect space for our family and friends to enjoy dinner! The added bonus of an outdoor wedding provided the English weathers on your side was just what we were looking for. Circa have so many food options we struggled to decide which one we wanted but from the tasting we went to all the food looks amazing and tastes great to! With different needs from vegan to halal options they catered for all our guests. There are so many possibilities at the venue and the team as so good at helping you make it work! I couldn’t thank them enough!!! They respond to emails as quickly as possible and as many times as you need! The team are amazing. Nothing was ever too much to ask and they made sure we had the perfect day!
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Amy and Joe
Wedding Date
05 Aug 2017
The best day of our life.....
Our wedding was held in August 2017 and we could not have picked a better venue to have our wedding at or a better team to work with than the Circa team. The venue was perfect for our laid back family gathering style wedding with BBQ food, pizza van, gelato bike and free flowing drinks. One of my favourite moments was looking over the field and seeing our friends and family on both sides playing football and Frisbee. The Circa team were beyond helpful every step of the way and we could not recommend them highly enough!!
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Lauren Henson
Review Date
17 Dec 2017
I cannot recommend circa events & this beautiful venue enough! We got married at Laughton Barns on 1st July & it truly was the best day of our lives! All our guests loved the venue and the canapés were to die for by the way!! Liv was amazing throughout the whole planning process and on the day, nothing was ever too big of an ask! Would love to do it all over again!!
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Holly & Jason Satchell
Wedding Date
23 Sep 2017
The best day of our lives!
How do I even begin to describe Laughton Barns. The most beautiful venue, in the most beautiful location with the most amazing team!
We had the most perfect day and that is down to Liv and her team. The service was impeccable and the food was to die for, we had all of our wedding guests saying it was the best food they had ever had.
We were lucky enough to get married outside and the whole ceremony was faultless thanks to the great organisation by the team.
We had our Reception Drinks outside on the terrace where all of the staff were so friendly and attentive, no one was ever without a drink or canape in their hand!
Then onto the main event, our Wedding Breakfast inside the beautiful barn - It really did look like something out of a magazine and I could not have been happier. We then went on to dance the night away, the DJ was incredible and really got the party going - We did not have an empty dance floor at any point. Completely packed the whole night!

I am a Wedding Coordinator myself so had extremely high expectations for our wedding day and they were exceeded. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to which for me was such a compliment and again that is down to Laughton Barns.

I wish we could re-do it over and over again.

Thank you so much!!!
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Holly Satchell
Review Date
26 Oct 2017
I cannot recommend Laughton Barns and Circa enough. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, that is a huge compliment to us and the team at Laughton. Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect!
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Robert Freeman
Wedding Date
13 May 2017
The perfect wedding venue
My wife and I got married at Laughton Barns in May this year. The venue was the most bueatiful setting and the barn looked particularly stunning when expertly decorated by my better half. Circa were fantastic throughout but particularly on the day. Olivia and the team did a wonderful job from start to finish. The waiters/waitresses and bar staff were all professional and friendly. I couldn't finish the review without commenting on the food which was amazing! I would definitely recommend the lebenese grill on the patio for an evening feast! Well done Circa and thanks for a magical day!!
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Wedding Date
19 Aug 2017
The best team, venue and day ever!
We chose Laughton Barns as our wedding venue. The venue was beautiful and the Circa Events team are fantastic, the food, the organisation, the funky different themes - our wedding guests said it was truly the best wedding they have been too and particularly commented on the food and relaxed environment. We are so please we had the Circa Events Team - they rock and you won't be disappointed! Have the best day ever! x
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Sophie Barrett & Tom Barrett
Wedding Date
15 Jul 2017
Couldn't have been more perfect!!
We want to say a massive thank you to the team at circa for helping us organise and provide the perfect wedding!! From day one to the big day circa bent over backwards to help provide us with everything we wanted.
The day ran smoothly and all our guests commented on how amazing the food was, "the best wedding food they have ever had".
The venue looked amazing and suited us perfectly allowing little ones to run and play and adults to chill or party!
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Stephanie Twine
Review Date
25 Jul 2016
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Laughton Barns on Saturday and we were blown away! We had the most perfect day which was helped so much by Liv and all at circa events! Liv was amazing and couldn't do enough to help us have a lovely day. The barns and land surrounding it were beautiful. Oh and the food.. Amazing! All our guests had a lovely time and loved everything about Laughton barns. I would highly recommend this venue!!
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Circa Events – Bridebook Caterer of the Year 2018
Circa Events – Bridebook Caterer of the Year 2018


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Unit 2-4 Bevendean Farm, Woodingdean, Brighton, West Sussex, BN2 6AF

Laughton Barns

  • Unit 2-4 Bevendean Farm
  • Woodingdean
  • Brighton
  • West Sussex
  • BN2 6AF
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Olivia Smith

We'd be delighted to be part of your special day at our wonderful venue! With many weddings under my belt both at the venue and all across the south, you're in safe hands from your very first viewing to the last guest leaves the dancefloor at the end of the night.