Couples will now be able to tie the knot at a new state-of-the-art community centre in Bracklesham.
The Bracklesham Barn has become a thriving place for community groups since it opened last year, but it is now set to get more popular after it was given a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies.
“We are getting around 15 enquiries and two viewings for weddings every week,” said Sue Moon, the centre’s administrator.
“We try to create a community spirit around everything we do here. The centre is run by many volunteers and the success of the Barn so far is mainly down to them.”
The main hall at the centre can be used for wedding receptions and the venue has a bar and lounge room set up in a smaller hall.
East Wittering and Bracklesham Parish Council clerk Joyce Griffith said: “It’s all quite exciting. The Barn is a state-of-the-art brand new and very comfortable building. A lot of groups are currently using it.”
A wedding fayre is taking place at the barn on Sunday from 11am- 4pm. The event will have a bridal wear display, stands for florists, event planning, limousines, wedding cakes and more. Admission for the fayre is £2 per person.
It’s all good news at the moment for the Bracklesham Barn, which can be found at the end of Beech Avenue, as its new cinema night Scene it? is also proving very popular.
The cinema night is held on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm unless advertised otherwise.