Beautiful Wedding Venues for Getting Married in Sussex
Planning to host your wedding in Sussex? From charming rural barns to lavish historic estates, here we have put together some of our favourite wedding venues from across the county. So, discover your dream Sussex wedding venue below!
Saltcote Place is a stunning, award-winning wedding venue in Rye, East Sussex. Set in elevated private grounds, Saltcote Place offers magical far-reaching views, formal gardens and exclusive use. Whether you’re looking to have an intimate wedding of 6 or a lavish celebration of 200, this is the perfect venue for you. There are a selection of elegant dining rooms, beautiful, manicured gardens and space for a marquee. The most popular choice for couples at Saltcote is to have their ceremony in the gardens, with magnificent views over the English Channel and Romney Marsh. This fabulous, private country home has everything onsite, from accommodation, catering and service, so you can truly have your dream Sussex wedding.
Like the look of Saltcote Place? Contact this venue today.
The Goodwood Estate is a luxurious Sussex wedding venue with three distinct venues; Goodwood House, The Goodwood Hotel, and The Kennels. For over 300 years, Goodwood House has played host to many spectacular celebrations and weddings. From its meticulously restored State Apartments hung with priceless works of art to the care and attention of its butlers, Goodwood House is the epitome of British style. Originally a coaching inn, The Goodwood Hotel is quintessentially English, with an abundance of charm and character. There are three reception rooms for the civil ceremony, including the Oaks Suite, the Lennox Room, and the Cedar Suite. The Kennels is a gorgeous Grade II listed Georgian building, ideal for intimate weddings. The book-lined walls of the Music Room or the elegant Library also provide a chic spot to exchange vows. So, these three historic locations create an incredible backdrop for your Sussex wedding.
Think The Goodwood Estate is the venue of your dreams? Contact this venue today.
Cottesmore Golf & Country Club offers a truly unique wedding venue, filled with character and charm. Original features are combined with brand new wedding function rooms to create a stunning backdrop for your Sussex wedding. The Challis Suite, with light wooden flooring and a calming stylish interior, has a contemporary feel. It features charming antler chandeliers, a marble-topped bar, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the French-styled courtyard. Or, the romantic Barn Room has a vaulted ceiling with English Oak Beams, arched mirrors, and ring chandeliers. Finally, the outdoor lawn nestles within a secluded tree-lined glade and has a bespoke white wooden gazebo for exchanging your vows. Also, a dedicated events team will guide you every step by step of the way to create your dream Sussex wedding.
Want to find out more about Cottesmore Golf & Country Club? Contact this venue today.
In the heart of the dramatic Sussex Downs, South Lodge is the perfect venue for all seasons. Set within the 93 acres of parkland, South Lodge has 12 beautiful function suites that can accommodate parties from 10 to 180 guests. A number of these rooms are licensed, so your whole day can be hosted at South Lodge. The outdoor wedding pavilion also offers the unique opportunity to marry with a panoramic view of the Downs in summer. This gorgeous venue offers exclusive use and also has guest accommodation available. Also, experienced wedding coordinators are always at your service to help perfect your Sussex wedding.
Intrigued by South Lodge? Contact this venue today.
Steeped in history, with a stunning Victorian Gothic backdrop, Horsted Place Hotel is a gorgeous country house wedding venue. Horsted Place Hotel is a historic building with royal connections. It’s not every couple who can say they stayed in a bridal suite previously frequented by The Queen and Prince Philip! It still has the feel of an English private country house, comfortable and welcoming but also impressive and grand. Throughout the year and whatever the season, the house and gardens provide a beautiful setting with flexible indoor spaces. From the warm and intimate Library to the elegant and airy Garden Room and Victorian-style Summerhouse, you are spoilt for choice of ceremony spaces. The hotel is available for exclusive use. So, you have your own fully-staffed country house and garden for the day, perfect for a grand Sussex wedding.
Is Horsted Place Hotel perfect for you? Contact this venue today.
Surrounded by 130 acres of pasture and ancient oak forests, Rumbolds Barn offers an idyllic rural setting for a countryside wedding. The 16th-century Barn dates back to 1578 and is truly magnificent with stunning oak beams and a large fireplace and bar. In front of the Barn is a charming stone courtyard. The courtyard leads to a large picturesque lake and enchanting gardens with numerous picnic tables. The stunning surroundings provide outstanding backdrops for your treasured wedding photographs. This beautiful venue only holds a limited number of functions every year, so the team can guarantee that your Sussex wedding is a truly unforgettable, bespoke event.
Like the look of Rumbolds Barn? Contact this venue today.
Located in the rolling countryside of West Sussex, Highley Manor is a beautiful 19th-century manor house. Highley Manor offers two gorgeous indoor ceremony rooms, The Baronial Hall and the Great Hall, both perfect places to say I do. The wedding coordinators have a wealth of experience and will be there to answer any of your questions as well as be with you on your wedding day. So, with superb views, beautifully maintained grounds, and stunning interiors, Highley Manor is the perfect venue for your dream Sussex wedding.
Is Highley Manor Hotel the venue of your dreams? Contact this venue today.
Steeped in historic character and creativity, West Dean Gardens is an award-winning garden venue, perfect for holding your marquee wedding reception. This secluded country estate is a historic venue reached by an impressive driveway and stunning views of the rolling South Downs. The North Lawn or Picnic Lawn is the perfect setting for a large, outdoor country wedding. The beautiful gardens and extensive grounds make a stunning backdrop for your big day along with unique photographic opportunities. You can explore the features of the Gardens such as the Victorian Glasshouses and Walled Kitchen Garden, the award-winning Sunken Garden, and the beautiful 300ft Edwardian Pergola. So, you will be enchanted by the superb views and peaceful setting of this Sussex wedding venue.
Want to find out more about West Dean Gardens? Contact this venue today.
Set within South Downs National Park, with its green rolling pastures, ancient woodlands, and river valleys, Amberley Castle has been used by royalty, politicians, and VIPs throughout its history. Nestled in 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the castle is still completely enclosed by a high wall, with the medieval stonework forming an evocative backdrop. Suits of armour, original stonework, fine fabrics, and beautiful antiques complete the setting. You will find two stunning dining rooms. First, the magnificent Queen’s Room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century. Then, the Great Room, built in 1165, featuring an open fireplace, oak flooring and tapestry. All 19 bedrooms at Amberley Castle also reflect the history of the castle and are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics. So, with its unique atmosphere, this magical and historic venue is perfect for a Sussex wedding.
Intrigued by Amberley Castle? Contact this venue today.
Situated in the historic town of Battle, Battle Abbey School is a fantastic and unique Sussex wedding venue. With an elegant, sacred feeling space for ceremonies and drinks served on the top terrace overlooking one of the most famous battlefields in England surrounded by over 1000 years of history, Battle Abbey really has the wow factor you’re looking for. From the fantastic wood panelled Duke’s Library for your wedding breakfast to barbeque or garden party events, the team prides itself on being flexible. So, Battle Abbey is an unusual and fun location for a Sussex wedding.
Is Battle Abbey School perfect for you? Contact this venue today.
Situated on a beautiful Sussex farm among the stunning South Downs, Fitzleroi Barn is an enchanting historic barn venue. The beautiful barn is light, airy, and benefits from a private courtyard with exclusive use. You have the choice of holding your ceremony in one of two rooms. The Long Room provides an intimate space for your ceremony while the stunning Main Barn is set in the stunning oak-beamed Sussex barn, providing a perfect setting for larger ceremonies. The choice of various settings for your ceremony provides plenty of flexibility within the venue to hold your drinks reception. Fitzleroi Barn venue is run in a very relaxed manner, with an aim to let couples feel that the barn is an extension of their own home for their special Sussex wedding.
Intrigued by Fitzleroi Barn? Contact this venue today.
Originally built in the 1830s, Swallows Oast has been well known as a banqueting hall since 1995. Your ceremony will be held in the main hall, featuring a beautiful oak-beamed ceiling, the minstrel’s gallery and a pine floor. The roundels at the far end of the building act as the main entrance into Swallows Oast. Once up the spiral stairway, there is also a spacious gallery. Swallows Oast also offers incredible catering options, such as a BBQ, spit roast or a bespoke menu to suit your personal tastes. The enchanting Swallows Trail is also a great opportunity for your photographer and a chance to enjoy the stunning rural surroundings. So, Swallows Oast is a charming location for your Sussex wedding.
Want to find out more about Swallows Oast? Contact this venue today.
Nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park is the tranquil and exquisite Southdowns Manor. Featuring a collection of elegant reception rooms, a beautiful gazebo with a picturesque view, 14 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, and a stunning honeymoon suite, Southdowns Manor truly is a home from home. The Banqueting Suite, a large space furnished with white silk drapes, wooden flooring, and ceiling fairy lights, can be decorated to your exact taste and style for your special day. Or the exquisite gazebo is situated on a charming private terrace area surrounded by manicured lawns, wisteria walkways, and ancient walls. So, with a backdrop of rolling hills and luscious greenery, Southdowns Manor is a stunning and memorable setting for your Sussex wedding.
Is Southdowns Manor perfect for you? Contact this venue today.
Worthing Dome is a beautifully restored Edwardian building on the seafront in Worthing, just minutes from Brighton. This historic venue provides a unique setting for your special day with period rooms. The Worthing Dome Lounge and Atrium are both beautiful, decorative rooms with period features and stunning views out to sea. The Lounge has access to an outdoor first-floor terrace with panoramic views. Intimate wedding parties can also be catered for in the split level space of The Whispering Gallery and Atrium Bar. So, with the beach and sea as your backdrop, the Worthing Dome is a perfectly unique venue for a Sussex wedding.
Does Worthing Dome sound like the venue of your dreams? Contact this venue today.
Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, The Ravenswood is a beautiful 15th-century wedding venue. The stunning 18 acres of land contain an outdoor ceremony area, a pavilion, 4 lakes, ruins, a boathouse, bridges, pleasure gardens, and even a giant chair! With three stunning function rooms and exclusive use available, you can feel like lord or lady of the manor for your day. The director of the grounds also has 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer, so you are guaranteed a fabulous selection of picturesque spots for your photographs. So, The Ravenswood is a truly beautiful location for your Sussex wedding.
Like the look of The Ravenswood? Contact this venue today.
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