The Cherry Barn

East Sussex Wedding Venue Styled Shoot

Why get married at The Cherry Barn wedding venue?

We are thrilled to be a recommended caterer at The Cherry Barn Wedding Venue, a recently renovated 17th-century barn, located just outside the beautiful Cinque Port of Rye in East Sussex.  It’s a venue that has something for everyone; a barn, a romantic orchard, woodland and on-site accommodation. 

The Cherry Barn is a very special, traditional oak framed barn located on a 400-acre working sheep and fruit farm, in an area of outstanding beauty, The High Weald. 

The Cherry Barn is offered exclusively and is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests.  As an alternative, you can also hold celebrant led blessings in the woodland, under the oak tree, or, only a short walk away, you can say your vows in the Norman Church of St Peter and St Paul dating from around 1070. 

With its original beams, The Cherry Barn combines fantastic rustic features with modern luxury elements.   The glass-fronted floor to ceiling doors, which fill the wedding venue with natural light, enable you to view the romantic apple orchards and the North Downs beyond.  Outside there is a patio for your drinks and canapes reception and in addition, there is a pond with a Japanese-style bridge, perfect for those all-important wedding pictures. 

What else does The Cherry Barn wedding venue have to offer recently engaged couples?

The Cherry Barn, where we are a recommended supplier, offers you exclusive use for your wedding.

Start the day in The White Room, an extremely versatile space.  During the morning preparations, it makes the perfect ‘getting ready’ area.  Just check in with your hair and makeup artists.  Then afterwards The White Room can be transformed into an entertainment space for your photo booth, casino tables, creche or a chillax room.

In addition, the recently renovated barn has all the modern conveniences, that include disabled access, toilets, licensed bar facilities along with a dance floor.

There is also parking for your guests and on-site accommodation that includes a fully fitted holiday cottage for up to four people, which can also be used for wedding preparations. There is also an open plan, fully fitted apartment, suitable for the wedding suite or other guest accommodation. In addition, The Cherry Barn enables you to set up glamping tents for your guests.

What season is best to get married at The Cherry Barn?

Touchays loves The Cherry Barn, as it is the perfect wedding venue, enabling you to embrace the seasons and add a distinctly personal feel.

We love spring at The Cherry Barn as the sweet fruit blossom fragrance fills the air.  From early April to late May the apple trees are blanketed in beautiful blossom (nature’s own confetti) – always a welcome sight.  After the winter nothing looks more lovely than the spectacular display of delicate pink and white blossoms on the springtime trees with their fresh light green leaves.  This time of the year makes the perfect backdrop for your intimate private shoots after your wedding breakfast when you can stand amongst row upon row of lovingly nurtured apple trees.

If you’re dreaming of a romantic wedding in the woodland, The Cherry Barn offers you the perfect venue for your outdoor summer wedding ceremony. As we all know woodland weddings have a dreamy, rustic, fable-like vibe that is guaranteed to amaze and delight your guests.

Why not embrace an autumn wedding at The Cherry Barn?  Autumn is a beautiful time of year to get married when the blossom has transformed into juicy fruits which the family pick to go into their delicious famous apple juice.  In the evening you can extend your day by lighting the firepit on the patio and drink The Cherry Barn’s very own craft cider called, ‘Starvecrow’.  Your guest can make a night of it, if encouraged to stay in the glamping zone, under the starlit sky.

There is something truly quite magical about using a beautifully and lovingly converted barn for a romantic winter wedding.  Up until recently, The Cherry barn was used to store hay for their flock of Romney Marsh ewes that still live on the farm.  If you are dreaming of a winter wedding, we recommend you embrace all things snug and cosy with a gorgeously warm palette and seasonal touches like pinecones to create a romantic ambience.

Touchays a recommended caterer at The Cherry Barn

At Touchays we understand that a dream wedding or a special event requires an amazing venue, sensational and creative food, attention to detail, seamless coordination, exquisite and inspiring presentation and faultless service.

Touchays are proud to be a recommended caterer at The Cherry Barn.  With its natural outdoor spaces, but with its sophisticated converted barn, being within easy reach of London, Mel and Steve, the owners, have done an exceptional job in creating a very special wedding venue with stunning features.  Mel and Steve make you feel so welcome and special from the moment you meet them at their stunning venue.

The Cherry Barn lends itself to rustic banqueting style Wedding Breakfast feasts or street food for a really festive vibe.  For couples keen to ditch the formalities for a more casual dining experience, you can mix and match with informal starters like antipasti, followed by a traditional main but perhaps served on rustic boards.  And then to get everyone up and chatting, opt for a dessert bar.  Whatever your plans, we can’t wait to hear what you have in mind.

Touchays.  We are a multi-award winning, bespoke wedding catering company that delivers excellence throughout each couple’s wedding planning journey.  We create a unique, dream wedding feast and drinks reception by working closely with The Cherry Barn couples to enable our team of dedicated chefs to create and design delicious, personalised and handcrafted, unique menus.

The Cherry Barn is a must-see Wedding Venue.

The Cherry Barn Styled Shoot Video - Parts one and two


Prop Hire & Event Styling: Locate to Create
Photographer: Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Videographer: Rix Weddings
Florist: @flowerartUK
Balloons: Think Bubble Party Studios
Cake, Biscuit Place Names/Favours: Chelsea Buns Cake Design
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Boutique of Jules
Stationery: Heather Corthine Design
Bar: Bumper Bars
Hair & Makeup: Charlotte Ware Designs
Table wear: Harriet’s Table – Wedding Tableware Hire
Catering: us @Touchays
Model Bride: Katie lee model
Model Groom: @lewis_77

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