Farbridge

Up to 200
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About Farbridge

Once an old dairy, this wedding venue in the heart of Chichester has been beautifully restored to provide an idyllic location for your special day, set against the backdrop of South Downs National Park. With seven en-suite rooms on site, plus a private suite for the happy couple, guests don't have to worry about travelling once the ceremony is done.

Here, there are two different venues to choose from. Why not say 'I do' in the Main Barn, with space to host 80-150 guests? This option boasts a rustic yet chic charm that's bursting with natural light and is licensed for civil ceremonies. Let the character of the barn speak for itself, or work your magic and use the space as a blank canvas to design in any way you want. It's a completely adaptable space with sound systems that will ensure any speeches and live music are heard by all. 

Elsewhere, the Main Barn can host up to 135. Whether you’re looking for somewhere a bit smaller for your ceremony, or simply using the space for a drinks reception of an evening of dancing, it’s your decision on how to utilise these flexible and adaptive spaces.

A spanning lawn is excellent for those larger group shots with a secret garden tucked away for those first photos as a married couple. Access to these come as part of the package with a number of more unique, discoverable spots across the venue that can serve as dramatic settings for your photos - memories to be treasured for years to come.

As far as the food goes, you’ll get the chance to meet with the head chef and help to design your own bespoke menu. Plus, there’s no corkage fee for bringing your own drinks if you’re wanting to keep the costs down a little bit. The experienced team at Chinderley endeavour to make the day special, and support you every step of the way in the creation of your dream wedding. 

Good to know

Wedding Facilities
Bridal changing facilities, In house wedding coordinator, Master of ceremony or toastmaster available, On site parking, Pet Friendly
Essentials
Alcohol Licence, Confetti permitted, Disabled access, Exclusive Use, No corkage, On site Accommodation, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
Barn, Country venue, Outdoor, Restaurant
Venue Style
Cool, Luxury, Modern, Traditional

Farbridge Rooms

Meadow Barn

Meadow Barn

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 135
Ceremony Capacity: 135

Light-filled and atmospheric, with seating for up to 135, the Meadow Barn is licensed to hold civil marriages and partnerships. Beyond its doors are choices for where guests arrive and gather, for how you make your entrance and to what music – live or recorded, for which moment you reveal your table settings. It's the perfect backdrop to a magical day.

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Main Barn

Main Barn

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 150
Ceremony Capacity: 150
Reception Capacity: 200

- The bright interior can take any design, or is beautiful just as it is. - Underfloor heating keeps it warm, thanks to our biomass boiler. - Seating for up to 150, with chairs and tables already here. - Sound system throughout, including the courtyard, with microphones for speeches and facilities for live music. - Soft uplighting.

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Private Suite

Private Suite



A private suite for you, tucked away in its own secret garden. Giving you the space to get ready and the confidence to lose yourself in your day, then rest and rise, to share breakfast and memories together.

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Guest Bedrooms

Guest Bedrooms



Seven double rooms with bathrooms en suite. Their neutral colours and open layout are designed to help your guests get ready, then relax and wind down from the excitement of the day.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 80
Ceremony Capacity: 80
Reception Capacity: 80

Beautifully planted, with soft textures and colours, this garden is hidden away and yours for the day. Perfect for spending quiet moments together as a couple. A lovely setting for more intimate photos or family shots.

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Location for Farbridge

Preston Farm, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0JT

01243 776776

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Testimonials For Farbridge

We had the most perfect day!SEPTEMBER, 2023

Where to start with leaving a review of Farbridge?! My husband(!) and I got married here in September and had the most perfect day. It's not surprising this beautiful venue, and the amazing team behind it, have won awards. It really is everything you hope for in a wedding venue, and more! Ells, our coordinator/event manager, was so friendly and professional - we couldn't have wished for a better person to help with the planning in the lead up to our special day. We always looked forward to our meetings with her and communication was brilliant right from the start. On the day itself, Ells and Imogen were amazing. They ensured everything flowed seamlessly and every little detail had been considered. The food... just WOW! It was absolutely delicious, thanks to Simon and his very talented team at Cuckoo Catering. We received so many compliments. Having the option to create our own bespoke menu with Simon was such a great experience. We honestly cannot recommend Farbridge enough and are so thankful to the entire team for making our wedding day so special. From Ells, Imogen, Simon and Nickie to all the staff working hard behind the scenes to ensure we had a perfect day, THANK YOU. Farbridge will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Alysha & Will

Our day could not have gone more perfectlyJUNE, 2023

I cannot recommend Farbridge enough as a Wedding Venue! We fell in love with it the moment we saw it in 2019.   I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making our wedding day so special on the 3rd June 2023. Our day could not have gone more perfectly and this is down to the amazing team there. It’s difficult to put into words just how grateful we are. Everything was seamless from start to finish. We had absolutely nothing to stress about because we knew they had it all covered! The planning and execution on the day was impeccable. The barn looked stunning and they really helped our vision come to life.    We feel so blessed to have picked Farbridge as a venue for our special day. The support through our covid postponement and with all the planning was incredible, we are forever grateful. I can confirm it was well worth the 4 year wait!   A special thanks to Ellie, who was our event manager, she guided us through the planning, supporting us every step of the way.    We couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out, the venue is truly a special place with an amazing team behind it. Our guests were blown away by how stunning it looked. Farbridge will always hold a special place in our hearts.    Helen & Lawrence

Helen & Lawrence

Our day was everything and moreJUNE, 2023

What can I say.   Our day was everything and more, and we cannot thank you enough. Farbridge is a truly magical place and we could not of asked for anything more. We want to say thankyou to Grace for so swiftly sorting Moose  .   We want to thank the chefs, the food was amazing. We have had so many people saying the smoked beef and lamb was extraordinary and people have not stopped talking about it since. Even Chris's brother who works on superyachts as a chef has said the menu and food was spectacular so high praise indeed!   We want to thank all the staff for looking after us so well, our guests commented on how well the food was served and how clean everything was kept. Drinks were always full and everyone had a lovely day.   Finally, and most importantly we ant to thank you, Eleanor. I was completely stress free the whole day and that is down to you. Eleanor you had everything under control and you thought of things we had not. From the cake and tikka wraps in our room for us to enjoy after the wedding to having a drink ready straight after the ceremony. You are an amazing person. We could not of had our day without you so thank you.    We want to wish you all the best for forthcoming wedding and the future.   Phoebe and Chris 

Phoebe & Chris

It was honestly the best day of our livesMAY, 2023

We can't quite believe how our wedding day went. It was honestly the best day of our lives, and everything went so smoothly thanks to your supreme organisation skills and calmness. I remember saying to Adam that night (albeit somewhat drunkenly) that I felt I'd savoured every moment and really enjoyed the day; however, it's somewhat hazy now! I think that might be the fact I had a champagne glass in my hand all day!   The past four years have been incredible, and we have absolutely loved working alongside you, Imogen. Thank you for all of your patience with us (and tolerance of our many, many, many hugs). My favourite quote of the day may be when Adam hugged you for I think the fourth or fifth time and you said "oh, we're going again are we?" haha! Likewise...please don't be a stranger and if you're ever down our way please do let us know ??   Apologies again for our very long speeches! I swear mine was only 18 minutes when I practised it!    We will definitely keep in touch and would love to come back for any events that may come up (if memory serves you sometimes do restaurant nights?) so we'll keep an eye for those.    With thanks again to you and the team, and speak soon, Steve (and Adam)

Adam & Steve

Meet the team
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Imogen Boath

Senior Event Manager

Imogen has worked within the wedding industry since 2012 and has delivered many beautiful weddings at multiple venues across the South Coast before joining the Farbridge team in late 2018. She loves nothing more than building relationships with her couples and seeing the years of wedding planning come to life on the day. Known for her sweet tooth, you will often find Imogen in the pastry section of our Farbridge kitchen, sneaking in the occasional taste.

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Ells Reynolds

Events & Marketing Manager

Ells started her journey at Farbridge in 2019 as part of the waiting team, whilst completing a degree in Marketing and Event Management. Since then, she has become a core member of the team, bringing her positivity and wealth of knowledge into all aspects of her work. Ells adores building strong connections with her couples and helping them make their plans a reality. In her spare time, Ells helps run a music charity for young people across the South Coast.

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Grace Barrow

Events & Office Manager

Joining Farbridge in 2019, Grace brought with her six years of experience managing weddings and events across a variety of venues throughout Sussex and Hampshire. Grace enjoys developing relationships with her couples as well as the operational side of planning weddings. In her free time, nothing makes her happier than exploring the outdoors with her daughter and her dog, Trevor.

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Eleanor Brown

Event Manager

Eleanor was delighted to join the Farbridge team in early 2022, bringing with her seven years of experience in events and hospitality across the South Coast. Eleanor thrives on building relationships with couples throughout their wedding journey and watching their big day unfold as planned. Outside of work, Eleanor loves spending time with her family and friends as well as reading and writing, having completed her Creative Writing degree in 2017.

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Ellie Mayor

Event Manager

Ellie began her career in hospitality at the age of 16, whilst working towards her music degree. Since then, Ellie has gained experience across multiple different venues, organising fantastic events such as weddings and food and drink festivals. At Farbridge, she enjoys getting to know her couples throughout their wedding journey and watching their dream day become a reality. 



FAQs

Does Farbridge have accommodation on site?

A suite for you with its own secret garden, hidden away until your big reveal. Seven rooms for your guests look out on a beautifully maintained courtyard. Between you a gate, so you’re just a step away. In the morning you can gather to share a freshly cooked breakfast and memories of your day together.

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Does Farbridge have a dedicated wedding coordinator?

A team of experienced and enthusiastic event managers are here to bring your dream to life. Relax knowing that your manager is on top of every detail of your special day, making sure your plans run smoothly, all the way through to its close.

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