At Sumners we rent out the Wedding Field and Match Lake which is located in a more private and secluded area of the farm away from the campsite. The Wedding Field is located next door to the Match Lake. We have created a lovely walk through linking the field and the Match Lake together so you will have endless opportunities for lovely waterside photos.

Our main business is a fishery and a campsite situated on a 100 acres of lakes, woodland, peaceful meadows and pasture in the picturesque village of Barns Green, West Sussex. Sumners Ponds was originally a dairy farm but the current owners diversified in the 1990’s. We are still a working farm with a beef herd of around 50 that still graze the fields today. The venue is easily accessible from neighbouring towns and villages such as Southwater, Billingshurst and Horsham. There are also plans for the the Wedding Field to have its own entrance on Muntham Drive so there is no need to make your way through the campsite.

We work exclusively with Beautiful World Tents who specialise in providing the most amazing tipi tents to make your special day that much more unique and memorable. For more information please see or call them on 01403 741299.

The hire of the venue at Sumners Ponds includes the exclusive use of the Wedding Field and its neighbouring lake but from then on it is your event to organise so you can tailor your own personal wedding day but we will be on hand if you need any advice.

"Everyone was so accomodating, going the extra mile and helping at every turn. The venue looked better than we could of ever hoped for and made it so special. We just wish we could live this day again and again. People even now are saying to us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Thank you Sumners for these memories that will last a lifetime. Your kindness will never be forgotten!!"
Abi & Jody, September 2015

The cost of the hire of the Wedding Field and the Match Lake for your wedding is £1900.00.

If you have any questions from whether it’s about music or what suppliers to use, please call 01403 732539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Terms and conditions of booking are available on request.


Reception and General Enquiries: 01403 732539



Cafe By the Lake: 01403 732734

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm