How to Plan the Perfect Rustic Farm Wedding

at The Cherry Barn, Peasmarsh, Rye

The Cherry Barn in Peasmarsh, Rye is a gorgeous Barn set in the most stunning surroundings on Kent and East Sussex borders.

From the moment you approach the Cherry Barn, you feel completely relaxed and at ease.  Approached by a beautiful country lane and a long drive, you will surely fall in love with the gorgeous surroundings.

A rustic wedding at the Cherry Barn Peasmarsh where Touchays are recommended suppliers

Why You'll Fall Head Over Heels for the Cherry Barn

When you step into the world of the Cherry Barn, you’ll quickly discover why it’s a place where love stories come to life. Here’s why this enchanting venue will capture your heart:

  1. Ample Parking for Your Guests

As a guest, one of the first things you’ll appreciate is the generous parking space available. No need to worry about where to leave your car; the Cherry Barn has it all sorted.

  1. Mel & Steve: The Perfect Hosts

Mel and Steve, are the heart and soul of the Cherry Barn. They’re not just owners; they’re masters in the art of hospitality. With their warm and attentive care, you’ll feel completely at ease and in very capable hands to deliver your wedding celebrations in style. 

  1. Getting Ready in Style

On your special day, choose between two exquisite spaces for getting ready. The beautiful white room provides a perfect backdrop for your preparations, while the loft offers breathtaking panoramic views that stretch out over the East Sussex landscape, bathing the room in natural light.

  1. A Dreamy Setting for Your Ceremony

The Cherry Barn offers a variety of stunning areas for your wedding ceremony. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of the meadow, the tranquillity of the lawn, or the cosy embrace of the beautifully renovated barn, say your vows in a place that resonates with your love story.

  1. A Delightful Reception

Your guests will be in for a treat with various drink and food options, from cocktails and canapés to delectable bar nibbles. These can be savoured beside the picturesque apple orchard, on the terrace, or beside the firepit alongside the beautiful bridge over the pond.

  1. Photography Paradise

For those precious wedding photos, the Cherry Barn is an absolute haven. Your photographer will be spoilt for choice, capturing your love and special moments against the backdrop of this breathtaking venue.

  1. A Culinary Journey Designed Just for You

With the perfect kitchen at The Cherry Barn, we take great pride in crafting bespoke menus that reflect your unique tastes and desires. Our culinary flexibility knows no bounds, allowing you to delight and impress your guests with a true masterpiece of flavour and presentation.

Imagine a sumptuous 2-course sharing wedding breakfast that embodies the essence of togetherness. Locally sourced lamb or rump of beef, expertly carved on sharing boards, graces each table. Your favourite sides accompany these delectable mains, creating a shared dining experience that fosters connection and celebration.

Follow this with mini desserts elegantly displayed, perhaps on an elevated platform, transforming them into both a visual and culinary delight. This approach not only wows your guests but also infuses your wedding with an inviting and relaxed atmosphere where the presentation takes centre stage.

Our contemporary 3-course menu with modern twists may be the perfect fit if you prefer a classic menu. Each course is a culinary masterpiece, carefully curated to satisfy even the most discerning palates. At Touchays, our love for food knows no boundaries, including catering for all dietary preferences. We are delighted to offer full vegan and vegetarian menus that can be both contemporary and shared. 

For your evening food, forget the evening food truck and go for a pizza or grazing station, as this brings all your family and friends together in the evening like they are ‘working on the farm’!

Our goal is to ensure that every guest enjoys a dining experience that caters to their preferences and dietary restrictions all day and night leaving your guests raving about the unforgettable flavours and presentation.

  1. A Rustic Farm Wedding Like No Other

Planning a wedding on a 400-acre working fruit and sheep farm is a unique adventure. With its abundance of photo-worthy spots, rustic charm, and character, the Cherry Barn will leave your guests in awe.

A rustic wedding at the Cherry Barn Peasmarsh where Touchays are recommended suppliers

To help you plan your wedding, here are Touchays top eight tips on planning the perfect rustic farm wedding at The Cherry Barn.

1. Dates.

Consider the time of year when choosing your special date. A spring, summer or autumn wedding would be beautiful at a farm, and the weather would be perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception. But before booking, save your date at the Cherry Barn, but don’t forget to check if we are available, as we only cater for one wedding a day!

2. Guest numbers.

Although a rustic farm setting offers an intimate and romantic vibe, you can host not only intimate weddings but magical twilight weddings or go full capacity to maximise the party vibe. 

3. All in the details.

A rustic farm wedding is all about the details. From the invitations to the décor, ensure everything fits your theme, colours or over-arching style. 

4. Music All Day.

For those of you who want to infuse moments with music’s magic, if your budget allows consider having live music during the ceremony’s emotional crescendo to the post-ceremony drinks reception, where the tunes provide a backdrop for joyous mingling.  During dinner, set the scene with a solo musician who will serenade your guests, creating an atmosphere that complements the delicious flavours of your meal. Then as the day turns to evening, and we are preparing your evening food, choose a band known for their ability to get everyone on the dance floor. With their energetic tunes and infectious rhythms, they’ll create a night to remember. 

However, if you’re looking for a more tailored approach, consider booking a DJ who is present all day, ensuring that the perfect tune accompanies every moment. 

5. Games.

After your formal ceremony, plan for some fun games or activities for your guests to enjoy; this will help your guests relax, have a great time and make new friends.

6. During your drinks reception.

During your drinks reception, add some interactive food stations that might include a Serano Ham carving served with delicious homemade pickles, preserves, and homegrown fruits like apples in the autumn.  For your Vegan friends, include a bruschetta station, and for guests who love cocktails, don’t forget to offer them bar nibbles that might include everyone’s favourites like cheese straws, olives, nachos and pretzels, to name but a few!

7. Decorate the barn.

When you think of a rustic farm wedding, think dried flowers, pampas, and some real flowers; this not only keeps your cost down but also makes for the perfect combination, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication. 

8. Bring a blank canvas.

All colour palettes work at the Cherry Barn.  This could be gorgeous greens or fabulous Autumn pinks, yellows and oranges or summer lavender coupled with pastel shades or hot pinks and colourful displays.  You choose, and we will help evaluate your tablescape.

Intrigued? The Cherry Barn is not just a venue; it’s a love story waiting to be written by you both!

Images with Kind Thanks to Matt Ebbage


A rustic wedding at the Cherry Barn Peasmarsh where Touchays are recommended suppliers