Buxted Park is a beautiful Palladian mansion set in the finest East Sussex parkland and a unique backdrop for the most perfect of wedding venues in East Sussex, catering for up to 120 guests.
Buxted Park dates back to the 12th century and has been enjoyed as a seat of power and prestige for many of those 900 years.
The present house was built almost 300 years ago by Thomas Medley, whose family had been keepers of the Privy Purse in the reign of Henry VIII.
Buxted Park became the country seat of Rt Hon. Cecil Jenkinson Bart. when he married Thomas Medley’s granddaughter. He later became Lord Liverpool on the death of his brother, who had served 15 years as Prime Minister. Under his tenure a number of additions were made to the house, including the wonderful Victorian Orangery, still in daily use today.
As befitting the country seat of such an important family of Georgian and Victorian society, Buxted Park played host to many dignitaries including the Prince Regent and the great queen herself. It is mentioned by the great bard, Wordsworth, in a letter to his brother, then the rector at the church on the estate. This tradition of hospitality has carried on through the centuries, with musicians, stars of both the small and silver screen visiting this wonderful place.
At the beginning of the 20th Century the house was purchased by the renowned designer of the Savoy in London, Basil Ionides. He and his wife were great entertainers and good friends of George V and Queen Mary who were regular guests at house.
The staff at Buxted Park look forward to welcoming you to this historic country house.