Where will you say “I do”?
Picking the right venue for your wedding is a vital ingredient for your perfect day. There’s a lot to think about – where will you take your photos? How many guests can be catered for? What kinds of food options are available? Only when everything falls into place according to your particular tastes will you have found the venue of your dreams. With such a bounty of beautiful venues across Sussex, we’ve put together a selection of some of the most idyllic wedding locations in the county to give you a bit of inspiration.
Field Place Manor House
The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1NP
Grade II listed Field Place Manor House in Worthing is a charming venue. Set within eight acres of beautiful, Green Flag Award-winning grounds, the manor house is a fabulous backdrop to both civil marriages and partnerships. The grounds also boast two fully licensed converted barns, ideal buildings within which to host receptions, private parties or functions. With magnificent high-beamed ceilings and plenty of character, they provide a truly magical way to celebrate any occasion. A full range of catering services can be provided and warm and welcoming staff are on hand to ensure that your event is tailored to your exact requirements.
Buxted Park Hotel
Buxted, Uckfield TN22 4AY
Imagine rural England, with its history of great romantics, at its most beautiful and you will find yourself here, in a setting that could have been built especially for your wedding. As you drive past the 13th-century church and arrive at Buxted Park, a Palladian mansion with beautiful chandeliers and impressive fireplaces, you will find yourself amidst Sussex’s finest parkland providing a unique backdrop for your wedding day. Your personal co-ordinator from the hotel’s wedding team will have listened to your every wish from the moment you first enquired, helping you every step of the way to achieve the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Hilton Avisford Park
Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel BN18 0LS
Set in 89 acres of stunning Sussex parkland, Hilton Avisford Park is a beautiful Georgian manor house. Whether you’re planning a large or intimate celebration, the range of function rooms is designed to fulfil every need. In addition, there is the option of an outdoor ceremony utilising the purpose-built gazebo situated on the peaceful linkway lawns. With so many options to choose from, Hilton Avisford Park is the perfect setting for your special day.
New Lydd Road, Camber, East Sussex TN31 7RB
01797 225 057
Set behind the sand dunes of Camber Sands, weddings at The Gallivant are relaxed, informal and have a joyful seaside holiday feel about them. In the warmer months, you can enjoy the beauty and freedom of the outstretched beach in front of The Gallivant with weddings naturally flowing between the beach and the beach-styled marquee. In the cooler months, the open log fire in the New England Room and the fully heated ‘Winter Wonderland’ marquee creates a magical Scandinavian-themed environment that is simply beautiful.
West Dean College and Gardens
Celebrate your wedding day in style at West Dean Gardens in West Sussex. Unique historic character and beautiful surroundings create a perfect venue set in the picturesque South Downs countryside. Marquee wedding receptions for up to 200 guests are held on the picnic lawn or north lawn of West Dean Gardens, just six miles north of Chichester. Historic West Dean House makes an impressive backdrop and the award-winning gardens will be admired by all. Your guests will have full access to explore the walled kitchen garden and Victorian glasshouses, the award-winning sunken garden, and the stunning 300-ft Edwardian pergola.
The experienced West Dean wedding team offer a bespoke service and work with you and your chosen suppliers to plan a truly special day.
British Airways i360
129 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2FA
With sweeping views of the Sussex coast by day, dramatic sunsets at dusk and, after dark, dimmed lights to enjoy the sparkling cityscapes below, many find a flight on the British Airways i360 pod with the person they love is a moving experience. The British Airways i360 pod can be hired for private wedding ceremonies, meaning couples can say “I do” at 450 feet surrounded by breathtaking views of Sussex, before celebrating their union with a glass of sparkling wine at the onboard Nyetimber Sky Bar. The pod can accommodate up to 90 people for a seated wedding ceremony, while up to 250 guests can be seated for formal dining in the flexible beachfront events spaces below, or up to 1,000 if the party takes exclusive use of the whole beach building.
Horsted Place Country House Hotel
Little Horsted, Uckfield TN22 5TS
Horsted Place, a magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion designed by Augustus Pugin (of Palace of Westminster fame), is impressive but not too grand. The tower and parapets in warm red brick overlook extensive gardens landscaped by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. The interior is decorated in traditional English country house style, with the emphasis on comfort and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Vases of fresh flowers and, in winter, roaring log fires add to the charm of its perfectly proportioned rooms. A bride and groom taking exclusive use of Horsted Place can really imagine they ‘own’ it for 24 hours, inviting their guests to enjoy completely personalised wedding celebrations in the setting of a private house party. Horsted Place is licensed for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.
Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7DQ
01580 200 112
The perfect venue set in an area of ‘outstanding beauty’, Dale Hill is a supreme wedding venue with a host of surprising touches that really add to that fairytale aura of your special day. Your bridal party will receive a warm, professional and friendly welcome to this exceptional hotel by the experienced wedding coordinator who will be on hand to guide you through everything with attention to every detail ensuring your day flows seamlessly. The Dale Hill Suite has panoramic views across The Weald and accommodates weddings and banquets up to 160 guests, with a maximum of 200 guests for evening receptions.
St Andrew’s Lane, Lewes BN7 1UW
01273 488 600
A beautiful 16th-century town house, Pelham House is a building of stunning architecture complemented by mature walled gardens, which create an elegant backdrop for your wedding day. The head chef will create a delicious seasonal menu for you and your guests to enjoy, using fresh, locally sourced produce wherever possible. Combined with attentive service, Pelham House will ensure every second of your wedding day is an unforgettable experience. Licensed for ceremonies, whether you would like to invite only your nearest and dearest or create a spectacular affair, Pelham House is the perfect Sussex wedding venue.
Hotel du Vin
2 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD
01273 855 221
Hotel du Vin Brighton is the perfect venue for weddings and civil partnerships. There are two private rooms for you to choose from: Dome and Ruinart. Dome, as the name suggests, is an impressively large and airy domed room with a stunning ‘wineglass’ chandelier centrepiece that floods the room with natural daylight; perfect for wedding breakfasts, ceremonies, and receptions. Ruinart is a slightly smaller room with French doors, bespoke artwork and an adjoining door to the bistro providing a truly unique space. The Gallery is a fantastic open plan area with exposed beams and an intriguing Laroche wine tasting table should you want something that little bit different – ideal for smaller, more intimate wedding buffets and nibbles. The choice is yours.
Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP
Located in the heart of West Sussex on the Borde Hill estate, Jeremy’s is one of those rare finds – a vibrant, contemporary styled venue set within a classic, English garden. Award winning, Jeremy’s has achieved an enviable reputation as a stylish and beautiful venue for weddings, civil ceremonies and special occasions. Whether you choose to hold a wedding breakfast, buffet or fully seated reception, Jeremy’s can accommodate up to 55 guests in the restaurant, or 70 guests reception style. In addition to the excellent restaurant facilities, for larger weddings of up to 120 guests there is a beautiful marquee overlooking the garden; this is popular not only in the summer months but also winter and autumn.
Alexander House Hotel
East Street, Turners Hill, Crawley RH10 4QD
With seamless grounds, fashionable private spaces, and a beautiful reception suite with its own private garden and outdoor wedding gazebo, there are plenty of ways to make sure your special day is unforgettable at Alexander House. To help organise your wedding reception or civil wedding ceremony, you will receive support from the area’s finest wedding coordinators who can help bring your dreams to life. Alexander House’s wedding packages are attractively priced and include everything you could want from a day that will last a lifetime.
Deans Place Hotel
Seaford Road, Alfriston BN26 5TW
01323 870 248
Overlooking the stunning South Downs National Park in East Sussex, Deans Place offers a magnificent exclusive-use wedding venue for those wishing to exchange their vows in style. Choosing Deans Place Hotel, you can expect to be treated to a selection of fantastic wedding facilities to ensure your big day is unforgettable including a charming wedding garden complete with sweeping views across the South Downs National Park and an alfresco reception area on the spectacular terrace, perfect for the summer months. For an enchanting winter celebration, a range of elegant candlelit private dining rooms is available, warmed by crackling log fires to add to the romantic and intimate ambience.
The View Hotel
Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4DN
01323 433 900
Take your vows with a view: picture yourself and your guests sipping champagne on a balcony with an unrivalled view of the Eastbourne coastline, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from The View Hotel. The Horizon Suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and is fully contained with its own bar and dancefloor. The suite offers an exclusive area in the hotel for you and your guests to celebrate your special day. The new Martello Suite has unrivalled views overlooking the English Channel, and, as with all the hotel’s event rooms, is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can choose the perfect space for your day.