Rye Island Venue Hire

On the outskirts of the picturesque village of Henfield in the heart of the Mid Sussex countryside, just West of Haywards Heath, The Arabian Tent Company has grown from humble beginnings, to an award-winning company for marquee hire in the South East.

How to find us


The safest and most direct way to come down to Hollands Lane is off the A2037 by turning down Nep Town Road which will effortlessly turn into Mill Road and later Dropping Holms before it becomes Hollands Lane (which is essentially a track!)

Towards the end of Dropping Holms, your Sat Nav will more than likely tell you to turn left on to Station Road however this is the unassuming junction (the sign is rather small!) to stay on the straight and narrow onto Hollands Lane. Past this junction, you will see a sign to ‘Rye Farm’ at the start of the track (the middle of 3 tracks), which is bumpy in places and is around a mile long – follow this to the end until you see a gate with a road that leads left to the farmhouse and right to an oak-clad barn where the showroom is located.

Rye Island is a picturesque spot on the Sussex Downes near Henfield, just 20 minutes North of Brighton.

With a relaxed festival-feel and a picturesque lake-view marquee location, it suits people who are looking to have a weekend event with camping available onsite in bell tents;

And a late night party-barn which is highly decorative and furnished with lounge seating and colourful fabrics;  

The outdoor space is ideal for setting up marquees;

And all the tents available from the Arabian Tent Company are possible to use on the site;

And at night the stunning festival lighting around the lake makes a feature of the outdoor area;

With a jetty and boats available to use;

And the site is ideal for tents to accommodate around 150 guests;

Which looks wonderfully atmospheric at night;

As well as a camping pod made by F Domes with decking outside to view the lake;

And stunning areas to linger and enjoy the view;

And a Cafe Bus onsite which is available separately to quote for catering;