Carrying on with our brilliant wedding supplier interviews, we chatted to Jo Thorne. A Brighton based photographer who has known Hannah for ages and ages. Follow her on instagram here or head over to her website for a really good peruse. Tell us a bit about yourself. Graduating from an editorial photography degree way back […]

“Honestly, this wedding far surpassed all of our hopes and wishes and we have had, what we biasedly believe to be, the best wedding weekend going and we really must lay a lot of our gratitude at your door. You all clearly know what you’re doing and we must say that the organisation, whilst it […]

Olive Joy popped up at The Secret Barn a couple of times last year – she is helpful, friendly and smiley. Tick,tick, tick! You can see more of her pictures in this post or over here on her website. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m Becky and I’ve been a wedding photographer for nearly […]

If you are one of our newsletter subscribers then you will have already seen this Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe, and are hopefully tucking into your seasonal supper right now, if you’re not, here is the recipe we make and slather on everything at this time of year. Beautiful illustration by Amber – isn’t it gorgeous? […]

Here’s some handy answers to some of our frequently asked questions. Enjoy!! WHERE IS THIS SECRET BARN, THEN? The barn is down a quiet country lane, in West Sussex, with views of the downs. It’s close to Steyning. YES, BUT WHAT’S THE ADDRESS? Ahh, we could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you. The […]

“Where to begin? Thank you so much for allowing us to have the best day ever on Saturday 22nd April. It was better that we ever imagined it would have been. Delicious food, STUNNING flowers, great service and all round wonderfulness.  We are still walking around on cloud nine with huge smiles on our faces! Thank you […]

We’ve been interviewing a handful of our favourite wedding photographers, to find out what they love most about shooting weddings at The Secret Barn. So if you’re trying to decide on a photographer, or looking for some good old fashioned wedding inspo, keep an eye out as we’ll have more coming, when they’re in! First […]

Places to Gather

March 9, 2024

The Secret Barn has more to offer than the name suggests. Tucked away on a real working farm, down a winding lane, you and your guests have plenty of places to enjoy.  As always, shout outs to some fab photographers. Irene Yap Weddings, Elizabeth Ruby Photography, Jo Thorne, Olive Joy Photography & Fern Rose Irene […]

Jess & Pat were married on a gorgeous September day, under the apple trees in the Orchard, guests shading themselves under pretty parasols.  “There really aren’t enough words to express our thanks for all of your hard work. The food was fabulous, the flowers an absolute dream, and you made the whole process wonderfully smooth. […]

MAXIMALIST DESIGN “If ‘less’ is more, imagine how much more ‘more’ can be” – Flora Best aged about 7 yrs old We are rubbing our little hands together with glee as design trends lean away from simple and minimalist and towards bigger, better and immersive floral installations. Overgrown bold floral arrangements, may queen flower crowns […]