Weddings and Events

Book your dream wedding with us in 2023/2024

The Anchor Inn and Boating, nestled on the banks of the river Ouse, offers a unique Wedding experience. situated in the  heart of the Sussex countryside, this venue offers tailor made weddings which are hosted by our dedicated wedding team.

The ceremony room is available for up to 35 guests. We also offer the option of an open air blessing with seating for all your guests. The marquee then caters for functions up to 160 seated guests with extra space available for the evening reception.

Boating is also available for the wedding party and makes an excellent feature for your day, this can be done by the hour and we have enough boats for 100 people to be on the water at any one time.

We are able to cater for any size function from buffet style to a three course sit down meal and we also hold a license for live entertainment.

Due to essential works being carried out in 2023 we will not be able to host weddings for that year, however we will be taking bookings for 2024 

For more information or to arrange an appointment with Nicole, our wedding Coordinator, please  feel free to contact her via email [email protected]


We have catered and held a variety of events at the Anchor Inn including baby showers, baby naming ceremonies, hen and stag parties, corporate meetings, staff parties, team building days, birthdays and anniversaries. Nothing is too small or big.

What our guests are saying about their weddings and events

Robert C Said

''Catherine & Matt's Wedding

From the moment Catherine & Matt went to The Anchor Inn in Barcombe, to the day of their wedding (and the day after) both Toby the owner and Nicole who co-ordinated everything for us, ensured nothing was too much trouble. The Wedding Reception was in their permanent marquee and included a 3 course meal for our 80 guests, waiter/waitress service, catering for evening guests including a cheese stack, a special boat for the bride & groom to row along the river, use of the field for yurts for the guest to stay, tractor rides, cake cutting, evening bar in the marquee to include our additional evening guests, access to the venue during the week before the wedding - and they even built a special ramp to accommodate one of our guests - and so much more. Nicole thank you for all you did to help make this such a special day for our daughter Catherine and her new husband Matt. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Anchor Inn to everyone. Excellent.''

Tiana Said

''Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious !!!!!

Hubby & I recently had our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Anchor Inn and stayed the Friday & Saturday nights camping and then joined by our 98 guests.

Simon, Toby, Nicole and the whole Anchor team were amazing right from the start of booking the venue 2 years ago and then during and after. Nothing was too much trouble no matter how big or small.

Food excellent, staff amazing, venue & location perfect 5 stars all round

They catered for the dietary requirements needed for the function with no hesitation. The food was absolutely amazing, throughout the whole weekend''.