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					info Grittenham Barn      Modern and Ancient, beautifully merged
Grittenham Barn
West Sussex
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                          Grittenham Barn is a traditional stone building with breathtaking views over
                          the South Downs. It has been immaculately restored and features a stunning
                          central fireplace.

                          Set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside between Petworth and
                          Midhurst, the site predates the 17th
                          Century and is mentioned in the
                          Domesday Book. The barn, farmhouse
                          and outbuildings are Grade II listed
                          and this beautiful property including
                          the lake, gardens, orchard and
                          woodland is available for hire. It is a
                          perfect location for weddings,
                          workshops, conferences,                     exterior detail of the barn - photo by Sarah Legge
                          exhibitions and private parties.

                          Contact Details
                          General enquiries                                 Katherine                                      07787 546 948

                          Viewings                                          Sally                                          07584 051 578

                          Grittenham Bar Company,                           Paul & Charlie                                 020 8892 5172
                          premises supervisor and                                                                          07795 176089
                          marquee hire
                          If your call is unanswered please leave us a message and we will call you back. At our busiest times this may take a couple of days
                          so bear with us! The Grittenham office is staffed only on Wednesday and Thursday so please bear this in mind when awaiting a

                          Correspondence                                    email
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                          Online Availability Checker
                          You can check if your desired dates are available using our online checker at


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info                      One Wedding Policy
                          We want you to have a
Grittenham Barn           completely relaxed day, with
Tillington                none of the stress of last-
West Sussex               minute setup, so the barn and
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                          your wedding from the day
                          before to the day after. For a
                          Saturday wedding, that means
                          you have all of Friday to setup
                          and till midday Sunday to
                          pack up.

                          The barn seats 120 people                          A relaxed couple in the grounds, photo by Pippa Mackenzie

                          comfortably or 250 standing.

                                                                                        You can hire our traditional oval
                                                                                        marquee (30ft x 20ft) to set up in
                                                                                        the courtyard creating space
                                                                                        adjacent to the barn giving you
                                                                                        shade on a hot day or shelter on
                                                                                        a wet day or you could put it
                                                                                        down by the lake or elsewhere in
                                                                                        the garden to serve drinks. To
                                                                                        hire this marquee contact the
                          Marquee on the courtyard lawn, photo by Paulie                Grittenham Bar Company.

                          Beautiful Grounds
                          The grounds are yours for the day
                          and there are many beautiful and
                          secluded areas for drinks,
                          photography or merely sitting and
                          soaking up the atmosphere.

                          There's an orchard with the
                          occasional sheep grazing, a lake,
                          flower gardens full of traditional
                          and beautiful smelling roses and       Bride and Groom in the grounds, photo by Paul Fletcher
                          other native flowers and there are
                          even a couple of donkeys - a firm favourite with our guests.

                                                                                               Remember - we do one
                                                                                               event per weekend so you
                                                                                               get plenty of time to

        2                 Walking by the lake, photo by Pippa Mackenzie

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info                      Civil Ceremonies
                          We are licensed for civil ceremonies so you can get married at the barn or at a
Grittenham Barn           local church. Bookings for your civil ceremony need to be done by you directly
Tillington                - please contact West Sussex Registrtion Service on 01243 642122.
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                                                                                            have your ceremony with it's
                                                                                            high roof and traditional iron
                                                                                            chandeliers which can be
                                                                                            adorned with flowers.

                                                                                            Choose to have a roaring fire to
                                                                                            greet your guests or specialised
                                                                                            lighting to create the
                                                                                            atmosphere that you want for
                                                                                            your ceremony.
                          Lower interior area setup for a ceremony
                          photo by Sarah Legge

                          Pricing & General Information
                          The cost for 2012 is £3500* and for 2013 it is £3800* for the hire of the barn and use
                          of surrounding grounds including by the lake. We require £1500 non-refundable
                          deposit to secure your date and the remaining balance to be paid 2 months before.
                          Bank transfer details are:

                                  Bank                                 Lloyds Bank
                                  Sort Code                            30-96-61
                                  Account Number                       10822468
                                  Account Name                         Nicola Rollason

                          If paying by transfer, don't forget to put YOUR NAME as a reference, so that we can
                          identify your payment. Please make cheques payable to Nicola Rollason and send to
                          Katherine at our correspondence address.

                          We can seat 120 people on the top part of the barn and more if you use the
                          bottom, although most people use the bottom end for dancing, drinks or a
                          Paul & Charlie run our fantastic on-site bar. Their hand-made bar has been tailored
                          to suit the barn and they can offer a fully licensed range of drinks and cocktails at
                          less than bar prices. Contact them at

                          If you wish to provide your own bar selling alcohol please make sure they
                          contact us in good time before the Wedding as we will need to check their
                          licence and will require them to sign certain documentation before the day.
                          There is a £50 administration and oversight fee.

                          *This amount excludes any applicable taxes. Currently, rental of the barn doesn't attract VAT or other tax.

                          However should the law change prior to the final payment becoming due, the amount of that tax will be payable by
                          yourselves with any final payment.

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info                      Furniture
                          Please remember that you will have to order your own furniture for your
                          wedding as we do not hold any here. Please see our list of suppliers under
Grittenham Barn           Catering Equipment Hire.
West Sussex               We only do one wedding a weekend in order to make it feel personal and
GU28 0PG                  relaxed. This means you & your caterers can get into the barn on a Friday   morning to set up and you can clear up during Sunday. (Furniture can be
                          delivered from Thursday late pm onwards). Pack up and car pick is by Midday
                          on the Sunday.

                          Music policy
                          All music has to be turned off by 11.45pm and the wedding finish by
                          midnight with guests leaving forthwith unless they have booked to camp!
                          Please contact Paul Reynolds (details below) if you wish to hire the
                          Grittenham Sound System and his services to manage your ceremony music.

                          Grittenham barn is proud to be able to offer the services of an internationally-
                          renowned onsite lighting designer. Whichever month of the year you get
                          married, lighting can have a huge impact to the atmosphere at your wedding,
                          making it so much more individual and memorable.

                          Contact Paul Reynolds on 07786 617 763 for information about the
                          Grittenham Sound and Lighting package.

                          We have fantastic on site florists who grow many of their flowers here in our
                          cutting garden. Please see our dreamy flowers page and call Angelique on
                          07770 220 216 to discuss.

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info                      Extra Items To Rent
                          We have a range of useful items for rent, all perfectly matched to the barn.
Grittenham Barn
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                            Evening lounge set                                                    £100     Includes a two seater cream faux leather sofa with two matching
                            arm chairs, two oak coffee tables and smaller side tables.
                            Two other sofas with cream throws can also be included if
                            space is available.

                          Outside furniture to hire for our terrace or lakeside
                            Pink Metal Bistro Sets                                                £40
                            (3 tables & 10 chairs)

                            Cream Metal Bistro Sets                                               £40
                            (3 tables & 10 chairs)

                            Silk Sun Parasols (each)                                              £20
                            (2 x purple and 2 x cream available)

                            Fire Basket (including wood)                                          £20

                            Bell Tent 5 Meters                                                    £100
                            (Set up in our camping field, supplied with a groundsheet.
                            Bring bedding, cushions and throws to decorate your bell tent!)

                            30ft x 20ft Marquee                                                   £500
                            (Fully set up on the grassy area on the courtyard)

                          Please book prior to event with Katherine and you will be invoiced with the
                          final payment reminders. Any excess this will be charged after the event.

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info                      The Grittenham Farm House B&B
                            £85.00 per night
Grittenham Barn             (Please book one month in advance)
West Sussex
GU28 0PG                  We offer a beautiful double bedroom on the top floor of the farm house
                          across the court yard from the barn. There is a separate WC and shower room   for your own personal use.

                          This room is available Friday & Saturday nights. Often used by the Bride or
                          Groom on the night before enabling them to get ready onsite the day of their
                          Wedding. This room is also perfect for guests with small children or a baby
                          who may need a listening service provided by us at a very reasonable rate.

                          We have an extra single mattress and a travel cot available for your use at no
                          extra cost.

                          A continental breakfast is included (for 2 people) and served in our beautiful
                          dining room between 8.30am -9.30am.

                          To book please call Katherine on 07787546948 (Wednesdays or Thursdays)

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info                      Recommended Caterers
                          West Sussex is very well served
Grittenham Barn           by some excellent catering
Tillington                firms.
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                          wholeheartedly recommend.

                                                                           Barn interior prepared for a weddingl
                                                                                           photo by Sarah Legge
                          General Catering
                          Alexandra’s Kitchen                   01703 810080
                          Red Anywhere                          0845 2234472
                          Pesto                                 01428 682212
                          Barn Kitchen Catering/Carrie          01403 700754
                          S.J.I Foods                           07784 775532
                                                                (Great all inclusive packages)
                          Inside Caterers                       01420 476385
                          Buns to Banquets                      01903 742346
                          Good Taste Catering                   01903 722976
                          Vanilla Catering                      01489589275
                          Caper and Berry                       01483427521
                          Gastro                                01273493098
                          Rhubarb food design                   01483 268326
                          Rumshack                              07973719622
                          Paella Parties                        John Robbins

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info                      BBQ, hog roast & lamb spit
                          Forest Hogs                      Neal 07768 808 782
Grittenham Barn                                  
                          Inside Caterers                  01420 476385
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                          Paella Parties                   07968 861964
                          Butcherland Lamb Roasts          01403 820016

                          Doily Days                       07795 076553

                          Wedding Cakes
                          LoubyLou’s                       01273 542651
                          Cakes by Caroline Maslin         01483 429461
                          Yours Tastefully                 07771 856891
                                                           Emma Higginson

                          Ice Creams
                          Merry Weather Ice Creams         02392 375955

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info                      Catering Equipment Hire
                          Coordination Event Hire                 01293 553040
Grittenham Barn           fantastic choice and attention to
Tillington                detail
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                          Place Settings                          01903 743333                                 
                          Tudor Catering Group                    01243 671995
                          Abby Catering Services                  01424 830347
                          C.W. Fordhams                           01428 606161

                          The Grittenham Bar Company              020 8892 5172
                          (Paul and Charlie)                      07795 176089

                          Angelique Skillman                      07770220216
                          Our Grittenham in-house florist
                          Please see our flower gallery

                          Lighting, Sound & Power
                          Paul Reynolds                           07786617763
                          Our Grittenham in-house lighting
                          designer and and sound specialist

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info                      Photography
                          Many of the photographs in this info pack and on our web site were taken by
Grittenham Barn           these photographers.
West Sussex               Julie Kim Photography                 07772 524334
GU28 0PG                                                 Sarah Legge                           07789770537
                          Pippa Mackenzie                       07971 010821
                          Monica Magiera                        07909527788
                          John Cole                             01424 436644
                          White Nuptials                        07974355783
                          Martin Ayley                          01403 248013
                          Rich Weddings                         07768 816 029 Rich Cooper
                          Mada Video                            01730 810338 Adam
                          Wedding Videographer        

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info                      Entertainment
Grittenham Barn           Bands
West Sussex               Sugar Town Entertainment          01932 889844
GU28 0PG                  Essence                           01621 744 388
                          Malfunction                       07969871581
                          Chance                            020 7376595
                          Funk Federation                   0798 4184584
                          Boogie Nights                     07966 871345
                          Lady M & the Mr Men               07517 679 399 (Tom) local
                          New Dimension                     Russel Morgan 07836 553 743
                          The ultimate wedding band

                          Florentine String Quartet         01273 297187
                          Harp Music Sally Whitaker         01243 773388
                          Lizzie Peacock                    01342 31344
                          James Hayes Quintet               07947 473771
                          Carla Hendricks and the           07973 128099
                          Paul Stiles Quartet     
                          Simon Clark – All Wedding Music   01730 814 249
                          Sussex Entertainment    

                          DJ Brain Mole                     07941191194

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info                      Accommodation
                          We recommend you book as early as possible to ensure you can get the dates
Grittenham Barn           you need. All distances listed are approximate.
West Sussex
GU28 0PG                  Hotels   Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa Haslemere       01428 651251
                          (8.7 miles)                  
                          Spread Eagle Hotel                     01730 816911
                          Midhurst (4.3 miles)         
                          The Angel                              01730 812421
                          Midhurst (4 miles)           
                          The Angel Hotel                        01798 342153
                          Petworth (2.6 miles)
                          Park House Hotel                       01730 819000
                          Bepton Midhurst (4.6 miles)  
                          Goodwood Park Hotel                    01243 775537
                          (14 miles)                   
                          Chequers Hotel                         01798 872486
                          Pulborough (8.1 miles)       
                          The Old Railway Station                01798 342346
                          Petworth (3.7 miles)         
                          Cowdray Park Golf Club                 01730 813599
                          Midhurst (2.4 miles)         

                          Bed & Breakfast
                          Grittenham Farm House               07787 546 948
                          The Griffin Room                    01798 861757
                          Self-contained double room across
                          the field from the barn
                          Brook Barn                          01798 867356
                          Graffham (3.4 miles)
                          1 double room
                          Withy                               01798 867000
                          Graffham (3.6 miles)      
                          3 suites, each en-suite
                          Little Hoyle                        01798 867359
                          Heyshott (3.9miles)
                          1 luxury double room with separate wet room
                          Burgage House                       01730 812310
                          (4 miles)                           0777 564 7142
                          Whole house to rent ( 5 bedrooms)
                          or separate rooms B&B
                          Willow Barns                        01798 867291
                          Graffham (4.1miles)       
                          Loves Farm                          01730 813212
                          Upper Easebourne (4.2 miles)

     12                   3 double rooms and a private garden
                          Fitzlea Farm House                  01798 861429

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info                      Selham (5.7miles)           
                          3 rooms available, including family room with en-suite
                          Bankywood                             01798 865003
Grittenham Barn           Fittleworth (5.8 miles)     
Tillington                2 rooms, one with four-poster bed
West Sussex               Rotherhill                            01798 865337
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                          2 rooms, swimmimg pool
                          Castle Cottage Tree House             01798 865001
                          Coates Castle (6.7 miles)   
                          3 rooms, tree house, barn and garden room
                          Colliers Farm                         Marina 01428 652265
                          (7.2 miles)                 
                          3 luxurious rooms

                          Pub Bed & Breakfast
                          The Horse Guard Inn                  01798 342332
                          Tillington (1.4 miles)
                          The Halfway Bridge Inn               01798 861281
                          (1 mile)                   
                                                               (min of 2 nights)
                          Badgers                              01798 342651
                          Petworth (3.7 miles)
                          The Stag Inn                         01403 820241
                          Petworth (5.5miles)
                          The Kings Arms                       01428 652005
                          Fernhurst (6.5 miles)
                          The White Horse Inn                  01798 869221
                          Sutton (6.9 miles)
                          The Mulberry                         01428 644460
                          Chiddingfold (10 miles)

                          Self Catering
                          Burgage House                        01730 812310
                          (4 miles)                  
                          Eaglet cottage                       0777 564 7142
                          (4.3 miles)                
                          Cowdry Park Cottages                 01730 812423
                          (2 miles)                  
                          4 luxury Holiday cottages in
                          private gardens
                          Carriage House                       07779113343
                          Petworth (4.5 miles)
                          Blackberry Barn                      01730 813 556
                          (4.5 miles)                          07796 095 074
                          3 bedrooms, great family space
                          The Old School House, Ducton         08442 842 436

     13                   (6 miles)
                          2 Bedroom Holiday Let

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info                      Camping At Grittenham Farm
                          The cost of Camping at Grittenham Farm is
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                          to be locked at night). This price also includes fire wood for the camp fire and
                          some lighting. We require at least one months’ notice for camping bookings
                          and to be organised directly with the bride and groom not wedding guests.

                          Simple rules for camping:

                             •   Camping is available Wedding night only.
                             •   Campers must be considerate of noise as this is our home.
                             •   No amplified music
                             •   Only one main campfire allowed and we will set this up.
                             •   Your guests must take responsibility for removal of their own rubbish
                                 (including cigarette butts).
                             •   Remember this is the donkey’s field please be considerate to them
                                 regarding rubbish (particularly glass) and noise.
                             •   Campers must leave by Midday the day after the event.

                          A 5 meter canvas bell tent and VW camper van are available to hire dressed or
                          undressed. For more information please call Sally 0758 405 1578.

                          To book please call Katherine on 0778 754 6948 (Wednesday & Thursdays).

                          Other Camping
                          Grittenham Camping Field                0778 7546948
                          Camping & Caravanning Club
                          nearest site (4.3 miles)      

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info                      Wedding Cars
                          Country Style Wedding Cars        01730 816127
Grittenham Barn                                   
Tillington                Your Reliable Chauffeur           07702 063359
West Sussex
GU28 0PG   Local Taxis
                          Ians Cars                         07811902556
                          Petworth Private Hire             01798 342691
                          RS Private Hire                   01798 343889
                          West Sussex Private Hire          Alan Sutton 01798 888083
                          Local Ludsworth Taxi              Thomas Jackson 07917 768 111

                          Midhurst Private Hire             01730 817440
                          Easebourne                        01730 816895
                          BG’s Private Hire                 01730 716327/07732 590806
                          Rogate Cars                       01730 821044

                          Nr Pulborough
                          Pulborough Private Car Hire       01798 872163/07970 196910
                          MJ Cars                           01798 874321
                          K.B Private Cars                  01403 820099
                                                            07768 124593

                          Haslemere Station Cabs            01428 642221
                          Three Counties                    01428 642189
                          Independent                       01428 787222
                          Haslemere                         07071 000212

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info                      Directions By Car
Grittenham Barn           From London (1.5 hours from central London)
West Sussex                  •   Take A3 towards Portsmouth
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                             •   Go past Guildford and take the exit          Petworth/Haslemere/A286/B3001/Milford/Elstead/A283
                                 and then follow signs to Petworth on A283 (not Midhurst).
                             •   From Petworth (about 20 minutes from A3 turning) follow signs to
                                 A272 towards Midhurst.
                             •   Go through Tillington (don’t turn up into the village-stay on A272).
                             •   About 1.5 miles outside Tillington, on the left of the main road there is
                                 a barn conversion with conifers. Just after the barn is a track to left with
                                 a pink sign saying Grittenham. Take that trrack and follow the white
                                 sign to Grittenham Barn

                          From Midhurst
                             •   Take A272 towards Petworth. After about 6 miles there is a pub on left
                                 called Halfway Bridge, we are on right about half a mile on from the
                                 pub. Go slow and look out for a pink sign to Grittenham. Take that
                                 track and follow the white sign to Grittenham Barn.

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info                      Rail & Air Distances
                          Haslemere Station               11 miles
Grittenham Barn           Pulborough Station              8 miles
Tillington                Gatwick Airport                 32 miles, 1 hour
West Sussex               Heathrow Airport                52 miles, 1 hour 5 mins
GU28 0PG                  Southampton Airport             48 miles, 1 hour

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