We are close to the four beautiful old churches of The Downlands Benefice who give a warm welcome to wedding couples.  Website



  • Father John McCormack is an ordained minister of the Church of England who specialises in ceremonies that acknowledge spirituality in a non-denominational way. He works independently of any denomination as an Independent Funeral Officiant and Civil Celebrant, and is a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC). He offers funeral services, commitment ceremonies and partnership blessings that are rooted in spirituality and that celebrate life.  Website Call 07974 603518.

  • Claire Bradford is an independent Celebrant and member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants who specialises in creating ceremonies that are unique to you. Website or call Claire on 07929 764162. 

  • Sam Goodchild is an independent celebrant and minister dedicated to creating wonderfully personal weddings, funerals and baby naming ceremonies.’ Tel: 07512 347498; Email; Website:

  • Margaret Hemper is a celebrant and runs Barefoot Ceremonies. She can provide a bespoke ceremonies from hand-fasting to ring ceremonies to baby-namings. Tel:07934 896299 Email; Website: 


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  • Thom Morley offers his beautiful voice and guitar-playing as part of a solo or duo performance with a wide range of popular covers. Website Tel 07792 916359

  • The Baltik Ceilidh Band: Traditional Scottish music with a twist. Contact Tom Adamson Mobile 07961200225, email, Website

  • ‘Unreel’ Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band: Ian Chisholm tel: 01273 843699 email:, website:

  • The Hoo-Hah Party Sound System. Your Party: Your Way. Call Mal Smith on 07540 791408, Website

  • Richard Chamberlain. Call Richard on 01273252607 or 07850252757. Website:

  • The Ultimate Party DJ: Mark Wintle DJ. Tel: 07834 688253. email Website

  • The Fireflies are an award winning, vibrant and charismatic male-fronted party band who know exactly how to set the dance floor alight! Contact Ian at and take a look at their website Check out their last perforamnce at Pangdean here. They also offer DJ services and can cover most styles of music!!

  • Coolbeans: Brilliant band, great show and great music. Call Ash 07909 923573, Email, website

  • Oomph: Super band, great crowd pleaser, funk and jazz music. DJ also if needed. Phone Rob 07833 197142, email, website

  • Popsonic: Party Band – Great Music For Great Parties. A sparkling mix of pop, funk and soul classics to make your party perfect. Phone Samuel on 07973 303362. Website Email:

  • Lucy Ballard saxophonist. We think she is superb and is very professional. Tel. 01903 755103. Website

  • The Slaves: All live cover band, very impressive. Tel 07734 944017, website

  • Commodore 64: 5 piece professional band, male and female singers. Great sound and light set set-up. One of the best we’ve seen. Tel 01273 304490

  • The Kicks: Can play just about anything from 60’s classics to brand new chart music – a real crowd pleasing group. Tel 01782 383554

  • Cover-Up: 7 piece super band, all young musicians, female singer with wide range of songs. Tel 07749 556998

  • The In-laws: 5 young lads from London with their own DJ, playing great songs from the 90’s on, perfect for an event with a younger crowd. Tel 0845 643 2160. Website

  • Buddhalicious. Top quality funk sound playing lots of classic and modern music. Tel 07799 642575

  • The Lionels: A real crowd pleaser, perfect for any event. Website Tel 07590 581617

  • The Dumb Waiters: A favourite of ours, with real talent and enthusiasm, 2 female singers with good harmony. Website Tel Alex 01903 500846

  • The Mixtape: 4 talented young lads who play well and have a good wide musical and vocal range. A real party starter with a great vibe. Website Tel 01270254455/08455194559

  • Murdochs Crazy Eyes: 5 young lads with lots of energy on age; very polite, amiable, and get a party going. Website Tel 07984 939505

  • Sax & Honey: an award-winning sax and vocal duo (Lynden & Andrea Blades) who provide stylish live music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and evening parties. Their versatile set features a popular mix of jazz, swing, Motown, funk, soul, R&B pop and more.  Tel 07818 404552, Email, Website

  • Lou Beckerman and her band provide a range of quality live jazz-infused music for events. They are available for hire in a variety of line-ups to suit any occasion: as a duo – Lou with piano or guitar; as a trio – with piano or guitar and double bass. Add in drums for a quartet and sax/clarinet for up to a full five to six piece band. Tel 07778 553109. Website Email

  • Johnny Hepbir Quintet play jazz and gypsy music locally and internationally for events and fesitvals.  Watch their video performed in the Old Barn at Pangdean. Tel 07712 332967. Website

  • Royal Blues  3 piece band, very good all rounders.  Email Tel 07446 755905

  • Nina.  Wedding singer with a wonderful voice. Website  Tel 07956 256721. Email

  • Elvis – Mark Wright.  Mark is a real showman and not only sings like Elvis but also does a whole Elvis stage show.  Great at getting the crowd going and really good fun to watch.  Tel 07905 013721.  Email  Website

  • Sugarkube.  Great young band with a very wide range of music and songs.  They impressed everyone at Pangdean and filled the dance floor all night.  Website  Tel Pete Martelle 07751 378636.  Email

  • Licence to Ceilidh. Multitalented musicians who also provide a whole range of entertainment in addition to the Ceilidh band from String Quartets to Discos, Jazz ensembles and solo musicians. Website  Tel Ali Barnes 07855 050 778.

  • The Low Down.  Website Tel 01782 740839 or email 

  • DJ Molly-Pop plays Rock, Hiphop or Funk and Soul. Molly is your go-to non-wedding-wedding DJ. Email or visit her Facebook page

  • Stick It On –  An alternative DJ service that turns you and your guests into DJ superstars by guiding them to play three of their favourite songs.  Click here to read their website blog of one of our Pangdean wedding parties or contact Tel: 01273 782585. Mobile 07931 565 361

  • Jennifer Clarke is a singer who also plays the guitar and keyboards. You can reach her via email 

  • Chapel Hill Duo offer violin and cello song covers for weddings.  Visit website

  • Jazz Dynamos. Website Email Tel: +44 (0) 7973 757484

  • The One Night Band. Five piece party band. High Energy evening party band with a wide repertoire - DJ and daytime musicians also available. Email Web

  • Tom Butterworth is a professional Spanish, classical, instrumental guitarist and vocalist. Website Call 01444 628 456 or 07773 320 690

  • The Big Kahuna.9 piece Soul/Funk/Disco/Ska with a superb brass/horn section. Website: Email: Mobile: 07710 037356 

  • DJs and dance floor hire can be found at Limelight UK. Call 0776604130 or visit

  • The Late Night Squad - fab band performing cover, funk, pop, rock and feel good, oldies. Contact Charles on 07542 417962 or Oliver on 07785 917988. Website 

  • 'Find a Performer' is a useful resource for finding all kinds of acts for your event. They have booked artists playing at Pangdean before and we recommend them. Call 01273 944363 or visit

  • Rattle & Shake will put together musicians, DJs and bands to create a brilliant musical experience for your wedding. Website or call 020 971 1441

  • DJs Pete and Mak will get all your guests on the dance floor. They've DJ'd at Pangdean a few times and we think they're great  Visit their website or call (Pete) 07768 282694 or (Mak) 07710 406746


Taxis (please order taxis at least one hour before you need them)


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The following B&B’s are in our village,

  • Duck Lodge B&B, School Lane, Pyecombe.  A luxury log cabin with added benefit that they will drop you to Pangdean on request. Contact Keith Gough on Tel 07966 292601 or

  • Tallai House, Pyecombe (Mrs Valerie Bishop 01273 845848)

or 5 mins drive away from us: ​

  • B&B room in Albourne (Mr Nigel Cook). Double room with en suite shower and separate toilet, breakfast included, transfer to Pangdean can be pre-arranged. Email or call  07786 299690 


B&B’s between 10-15 mins. drive away from us:​

  • Wickham Place, Wickham Drive, Hurstpierpoint. Tel Mrs. Joan Moore (01273 832172)

  • South Downs Way Bed and Breakfast, The Street, Poynings. Tel 01273 857220. Web (3 bedrooms available in 17th Century Cottage in Poynings. Park there and they’ll drop you to Pangdean if they are free)

  • The Bull Pub, Ditchling. Website Tel 01273 843147

  • The White Horse Pub, Ditchling. Website Tel 01273 842006

  • The Ginger Pig, Hove Luxury Rooms and Fine Dining for wedding parties. Website The Ginger Pig Tel 01273


Holiday cottages in the area: 

  • Lydhurst Cottages, Warninglid Nr Haywards Heath (easy 15-20mins on the A23 from Pangdean) offer a variety of accommodation on a private estate that can be booked independently or together. Call 01444 464 300.  Website

  • Newtimber Place Cottages, offers a variety of cottages that can be booked seperately or as a group. Newtimber, Hassocks (Mrs. Carol Clay) 01273 833104. Website

  • Little Turrets, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint (Linda) 01273 831090

  • A self-contained Studio at West End Cottage, High Street, Hurstpierpoint (Mrs. Fuller) 01273 832969 or 07834 234845. Website Email

  • The Jointure Studios (Shirley Crowther), Ditchling 01273 841244

  • Swallowfield House (Beth Wakeham), Keymer, Hassocks, 01273 845428

  • The Old Flower Field Lodges. 4 star luxury lodges with a Visit England Assessed Gold Award - 4 minutes drive from Pangdean Old Barn or phone 01273 835696.

  • The Mill, Albourne (near Henfield), beautiful self-catering house with 6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10-12 people. See their listing here or call Ruth on 07752 959052

  • Flint Cottage in Pyecombe (just a few minutes from Pangdean), lovely cottage that sleeps 6 people. View their Air BnB listing here or call Fiona Walsh to book directly on 07748 644649

  • Self contained annex in Poynings (less than 10mins drive from Pangdean). View its Air BnB listing here, call Pippa Satchwell on 0771 3744498 or email

  • Self-contained annex in Hurstpierpoint. See the Airbnb listing here or contact Rachael Dennett on 07795 558047 or Email

Hotels – about 20 mins. drive away from us:


Accommodation agents:


  • The Old Flower Field Lodges And Campsite. Four star luxury lodges or camp on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Website or phone 01273 835696.



Photo courtesy of Sara Reeves