Planning a wake or a celebration of life following the funeral can be a stressful task. At Selden Barns, our sympathetic team is on hand to help the process run smoothly and to ensure a beautiful celebration for your loved one. Whether it’s a small, intimate wake or a large gathering, we will always do our utmost to help and take care of your requirements. We will take the time to discuss your preferred format and tailor our venue to suit your needs.

Selden Barns is just 5 miles to the southwest of Worthing Crematorium, set in the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, a quiet and peaceful location surrounded by wonderful countryside.


Our beautiful, traditional, flint and brick barn is approximately 60 sqm. (38’ x 16’ – 12m x 5m). It features two entrance doors leading out onto our grounds with timber rafters under a tiled roof and exposed brick walls on all sides, making it a convivial and peaceful setting for a more intimate gathering.  A bespoke catering package can be arranged for you together with a drinks package to suit your budget and requirements.


Our beautiful larger barn is approximately 360 sqm. (62’ x 62’ – 19m x 19m). The whole barn is swathed in beautiful, ivory pleated marquee drapes with views overlooking our lawns and rolling fields.  The barn also benefits from beautiful terrace where guests can enjoy the peaceful views.  The dining area can be configured to comfortably accommodate from 50 to 200 guests seated or up to 250 standing.  You may wish to use our projector and screen and play music through our sound system.  Every detail can be arranged by our caring and experienced team.

For more information, please contact our events team, by calling 07749 497055, or emailing enquiries@seldenbarns.co.uk