A Fond Farewell

Last Saturday saw a very different but equally special event at Harefield Barn when friends and family gathered from all over the country to celebrate the life of my Mum, Gillian Mary Gibb who sadly passed away on the 21st March.

A week ago today, my siblings and I, plus our partners, took Mum back to Eastergate in West Sussex, as was her wish, where she now lies with her parents within sight of the bedroom where she was born 87 years ago.

On Saturday we held a truly personal and heartfelt ceremony, beautifully led by independent celebrant Rachel Henderson, with some lovely contributions from members of Mum's family, including a song composed and performed by one of her granddaughters.

A sad but uplifting day for everyone, and a fitting tribute to an...

Unparalleled family supporter


Garden Creator

Great Cook

Tearoom Proprietor

Longstanding School helper and Governor

Charity Fundraiser

Long service County Show Volunteer

Loyal Friend and Godmother

and simply one of the hardest working people I have ever known!

With swallows and buzzards performing acrobatics across a beautiful blue sky, it was a wonderful place to reflect on our memories of a great lady at the end of a long life - very well lived.

Amy and Mark - 30th March 2019

First of all we would like to start off by saying we had the most amazing Wedding Day, it was everything we'd dreamed and considering we did it all within 8 months, it was most certainly the best day of our lives so thank you very much for letting us have Harefield Barn for our special day. You were a wonderful help and always there via email or phone if ever we needed you and you allowed us to bring our friends and family to visit Harefield Barn on numerous occasions before the wedding so they could share the excitement with us so thank you for this, it was much appreciated.

So where do we start with the venue; it was the most amazing and beautiful venue with incredible views and we were so lucky with the weather for our special day - it was the cherry on top. The venue has everything you need, from a room for the Bride and Bridal party to get ready in, to the bar with a cosy log burner built in (perfect for those winter/colder months). It has an outdoor fire pit which was also lovely for the evening of our wedding and lots of our guests were very happy to have had this. Harefield has all of the amenities you could possibly need and is the perfect location for a barn wedding. It's the perfect venue if you want a DIY wedding in a rustic, but modern place. Truly beautiful and we couldn't have wished for any better - the views are to die for 😊 The venue/surroundings had SOOO many compliments from all of our guests and everyone loved it just as much as we did! Debbie also has a lot of decorations on offer to hire which is very useful if there's anything you've forgotten. On every occasion we went to view the venue and on the weekend of our own wedding, it was always very clean and tidy and it has such a welcoming atmosphere. 

I would recommend this venue to anyone, it is truly beautiful, with great owners and magnificent place to get married!

Amy and Mark xx