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Our Story

Our family / team

Upwaltham Barns is often referred to as ‘family owned and run’, meaning that family is at the heart of our venue. If you come to visit us, you’ll probably bump into one or more of the below family members;


Sue & Roger (known by most as Nanny & Grampa) who will often be found in the gardens

Tim & Nicola who run the venue alongside their eldest daughter Jasmine

Sisters Kate & Claire who run Nibbles2Nosh from the courtyard office alongside Claire’s son Simon who can be found in the kitchen.

Stephen and his daughter Isobel who run the Stable Bar.


As well as tapping into the expertise of these family members, we have surrounded ourselves with a small but enthusiastic team of friendly and hard-working professionals, who are central to the success of our wedding venue.

We pride ourselves in offering a warm, friendly welcome to our couples, helping them feel like they’re part of our Upwaltham Barns family.

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Venue Team

Husband and wife team, Tim & Nicola, are always there to provide a smile and a familiar face from your first visit through to your wedding day. Their vision and unwavering attention to detail has made Upwaltham Barns what it is today; beautifully unique, family-focused and welcoming.

Their eldest daughter Jasmine joined the team in 2021 and brings a wealth of enthusiasm and organisation to the office. Family friend, Sam, completes the team and looks after the social channels.

Nibbles2Nosh Team

This is a small but mighty team! With over 30 years of experience between them, in both the kitchen and front of house, sisters Kate and Claire are supported by their hardworking event catering coordinators and chefs. Together they ensure your guests are kept fed and happy throughout your wedding day.

Nibbles2Nosh recently catered for our wedding and the food was absolutely outstanding!! The guests are still talking about it and many including my husband and I have said it’s the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding – incredible!! Thank you

Emily & Sean

I am coeliac and Nibbles2Nosh worked with me to have a fully gluten-free day. All my guests have commented on how amazing and delicious the food was, they didn’t even realise it was all gluten-free it was that yummy!


The Stable Bar Team

Father-daughter duo Stephen & Isobel have the enjoyable task of keeping your guests’ glasses topped up throughout your wedding day! With a huge wealth of experience as well as a passion and understanding of all things drink related, your day is in safe hands.

Grounds Team

The flower-filled gardens wouldn’t look this beautiful without the love and care of our wonderful garden and grounds team. Headed up by Nanny, the team ensure the gardens look their absolute best for your wedding day. Grampa’s labour of love, the cutting garden, provides fragrant beautiful blooms throughout the spring and summer months.

Upwaltham Barns

The heart of the South Downs

Want to know more about weddings at Upwaltham Barns? You can check our available dates, view our gallery or book a visit by using the links below.