• Steph & Tim

Wedding flowers for The Cherry Barn, Rye, East Sussex

Updated: Oct 24

The Cherry Barn is situated near Peasmarsh on the outskirts of Rye in Sussex. It's a beautifully restored oak-frame 17th-century barn with glorious views across the apple orchards.

There are lots of lovely features which make this venue super special.

You have exclusive 48 dry-hire hour use of the barn which makes decorating it for your wedding easy and less stressful than trying to fit it all into one day. Great for your suppliers!

You also have a blank canvas to make this venue your own special place.

The Cherry Barn orchard at sundown. Flowers by Chirpee
The Cherry Barn orchard at sundown. Flowers by Chirpee. Photo credit Hester Barnes. Photo shoot by Mrs T Weddings

It's especially lovely when the apples are filling the orchard with colour. See the photo above.




Run by Melanie and Stephen, who take great care of this 400-acre farm and wedding venue, your attentive and lovely hosts will take great care of every need for your wedding.





Chirpee has lots of different archways to hire including a Moongate
Chirpee has lots of different archways to hire including a Moongate, folaige-covered archway or we can make it bespoke for you!

The bridge leading into Cherry Barn
The bridge leading into Cherry Barn

The entrance to your wedding always needs to be very special and what better way to enter than via the bridge.


Imagine lush garlands with pops of floral colour winding through the bridge rail - the perfect spot for photos later, for you and your guests.




A diffrent kind of welcome sign! We have a vintage butcher bike to hire with basket for flowers
A different kind of welcome sign! We have a vintage butcher bike to hire with basket for flowers. Flowers by Chirpee

Here are some ideas from previous decorations from weddings for The Cherry Barn.

Some of the decorations are ours, and others are ones we have spotted and thought looked great.

We have credited photographers and suppliers where known.


Ceremony set up and waiting with chair decorations
Ceremony set up and waiting with chair decorations

This is definitely the venue for full-on Rustic with a capital R.


Most often chosen - Foliage Swags and Garlands, Wildflowers, Hanging foliage from The Wheel, Mixed vases, Wood slices, foliage runners for trestle tables, or a collection of Jars and bottles filled with dried flowers.


How about a full-on tropical wedding in Sussex - we love this fabulous creation and image by Moody Blooms.

Image credit Natalyj photography. Flowers by Moody Blooms

If you would prefer alternatives to the usual - ask us for bespoke ideas specially tailored to you - we love creating new ideas.



Pampas wedding decorations at The Cherry Barn
Pampas wedding decorations at The Cherry Barn. Flowers by Moody Blooms

Hoops with Birch pole Arches match the existing decorations in the barn.





Round tables with elevated florals look great in the barn
Round tables with elevated florals look great in the barn


Pampas and dried eucalyptus aisle decorations. Flowers by Chirpee.



If you fancy something of a statement - ask us to make free-standing designs in dried or fresh flowers for your Ceremony area, they can be moved behind or beside your Top table after the ceremony.


For Millie and James's wedding we decorated the Church at Peasmarsh - they brought the 2 Free standing designs back to the Barn afterwards
For Millie and James's wedding, we decorated the Church at Peasmarsh - they brought the 2 Freestanding designs back to the Barn afterward

Retro 60's style set up with overhead floral canopy. Flowers by Chirpee. Props by Luna and The Lane
Retro 60's style set up with overhead floral canopy. Flowers by Chirpee. Props by Luna and The Lane

Millie & James wedding at The Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee
Millie & James wedding at The Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee. Drapes by Boomting Bunting

Foliage ring for the chandelier at Cherry Barn
Foliage ring for the chandelier at Cherry Barn

Mixed vase decorations for the Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee
Mixed vase decorations for the Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee

Chair decorations. Flowers by Chirpee
Chair decorations. Flowers by Chirpee

Winter wedding at the Cherry Barn, Props by Locate to Create
Winter wedding at the Cherry Barn, Props by Locate to Create

Photo shoot at The Cherry Barn by Georgina Piper

Bright chairs and flowers to match! Flowers by Chirpee
Bright chairs and flowers to match! props Luna and the Lane. Flowers by Chirpee

The Wheel ...Flowers by Chirpee
The Wheel ...Flowers by Chirpee



Pretty wild foliage runners and seasonal flower vases. Flowers by Chirpee



Crates of bright flowers look great at this venue. Flowers by Chirpee
Crates of bright flowers look great at this venue. Flowers by Chirpee



Super bright florals for the tables. Flowers by Chirpee
Super bright florals for the tables. Flowers by Chirpee

Sunflower wedding at the Cherry Barn Image by Kristian Lissimore

Flowers and runners by Chirpee. props by Ambience styling
Flowers and runners by Chirpee. Furniture @locatetocreate Planner @georgielilwall Caterer @touchays_se_wedding_caterer Flowers @chirpee.flowers Drapes @bows_hire

Rachel and Guys wedding at the Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee
Rachel and Guys wedding at the Cherry Barn. Flowers by Chirpee

Props by Locate to Create

Why not try decorated lanterns to hang from the beams - add lanterns to your tables for a cohesive look.


A different touch - decorated lanterns for Cherry Barn
A different touch - decorated lanterns for Cherry Barn

or Grouped decorated hops to tie in with The Wheel
or Grouped decorated hops to tie in with The Wheel

Decorated hoops look great hanging from the beams or the wheel and can also be used to look like entwined rings for the gazebo for your Ceremony.






Hanging glass bottles with gypsophila. Summer wedding at The Cherry Barn
Hanging glass bottles with gypsophila. Summer wedding at The Cherry Barn.@thecherrybarn @locatetocreate @touchays_se_wedding_caterer @theredfords @russellkentnicholls @jacksonandco

Our Tim acting as Celebrant at The Cherry barn for this lovely floral wedding photo shoot.

Faux floral arch to hire for your Ceremony from Chirpee Flowers
Faux floral arch to hire for your Ceremony from Chirpee Flowers

Mixed seasonal florals for the tables
Mixed seasonal florals for the tables

If you are getting married at The Gazebo - ask us for ideas on how to decorate

The gazebo at The Cherry Barn can be decorated in many ways!
The gazebo at The Cherry Barn can be decorated in many ways!

Or check out our Pinterest boards for lots of ideas - click here

Tim decorating the Gazebo on a very windy day! at Cherry Barn
Tim decorating the Gazebo on a very windy day!

The Rainforest comes to the Cherry Barn
Preparation for The Rainforest coming to the Cherry Barn

We have been part of quite a few photo shoots at Cherry Barn - here is one of the first ones, which is featured in Cherry Barn's gallery.

We created a Rain Forest installation with drapes from Locate to Create. A real tropical feel, featuring fresh anthuriums, trailing ferns, and Spanish moss.

If you want this for your wedding ... get in touch, we would love to make another one!


Rain forest photo shoot at Cherry Barn, Flowers by Chirpee
The Result : Rain forest photo shoot at Cherry Barn, Flowers by Chirpee. Photo shoot by Bare Essentials. Props by Luna and The Lane

Photo credit Manon Pauffin photography

Simple dried flowers in vintage bottles at the cherry barn
Simple dried flowers in vintage bottles at the Cherry barn

Whatever you choose we are sure you will have an amazing day at this lovely venue.


We decorate barns, marquees, hotels, and stately homes plus the odd castle and even a palace or two, all over Sussex and beyond.

If you would like to chat with us about your wedding flowers, please get in touch - dates for next year are filling up fast.



Email: chirpeeflowers@gmail.com

Tel: 01273 951745 (Tim)

The contact form on our website www.chirpee.net

Pinterest boards



The Cherry Barn website - click here


Steph & Tim x

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