22 Oct The Best Wedding Venues in West Sussex
West Sussex is packed full of pretty villages, endless coastlines and beautiful rolling countryside. With a plethora of grand stately homes and rustic barn venues to choose from, this part of the country is perfect for romantic weddings set against the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs.
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Feel a part of British high society with a wedding at the world-famous Goodwood Estate. Home to the Dukes of Richmond for over three hundred years, this venue is the epitome of British elegance and charm, and with 12,000 acres of majestic parkland to explore, Goodwood House offers an impressive backdrop for your wedding photos.
Offering a range of luxury accommodation and a dedicated team of in-house event organisers, you can enjoy your civil ceremony and reception in living surroundings, and you and your guests can dine on truly delicious dishes inspired by Goodwood’s very own Home Farm.
With a 91 room hotel on the estate, your nearest and dearest can stay close by your side, and with personal Goodwood Butlers on hand to cater for your every whim, Goodwood House offers truly exquisite bespoke wedding packages.
Nestled in a quiet country lane, this collection of traditional Sussex flint and brick buildings are surrounded by rolling fields and tranquil woodlands.
Licensed for civil ceremonies, Selden Barns invites you both to take your vows underneath the timber rafters of the Ceremony Room before leading your guests through the elegant gardens to the beautiful main barn draped with swags and tails.
Offering over 300 square meters of interior space, there is enough room to seat up to 230 people, and with a raised dance floor, luxurious drinks bar, and customised interiors to suit your taste, the wedding coordinators are on hand to offer a truly personalised approach to your wedding.
With a large private garden and rolling countryside as far as the eye can see, there are also plenty of opportunities to take gorgeous photos to share your memories.
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This beautiful family-run wedding venue is set deep in rolling farmland in the heart of West Sussex. Centred around the magnificent 400-year-old Fitzleroi Barn, you can choose to hold your civil ceremony surrounded by stunning oak beams and vaulted ceilings or opt for a more intimate gathering in the stylish Long Room.
With the capacity to seat between 75 and 120 guests, this venue offers the flexibility you need to create your own bespoke wedding experience, and set within acres of stunning countryside, there is no shortage of exquisite locations to take your formal and informal wedding photographs in.
Tie the knot overlooking the dramatic vistas of the Sussex Downs at the luxurious South Lodge Hotel and Spa.
As an award-winning wedding venue, this historic country house has been lovingly refurbished to offer state-of-the-art facilities throughout, and with locally sourced menus and an extensive wine list, it is the perfect venue for couples who really want to celebrate in style.
Set in 93 acres of rolling parkland, there are ample opportunities for incredible photography, and with 12 function rooms and an outdoor pavilion to choose from, you can share your special day with up to 180 guests in attendance.
With award-winning chefs on hand to create delicious dishes and plenty of accommodation for an extended stay, this is a truly sumptuous wedding venue that offers civil ceremonies and impressive receptions.
The Walled Garden at Cowdray
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Well established and incredibly exclusive The Walled Garden is located alongside the Cowdray Ruins in the historic town of Midhurst.
Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and receptions holding up to 130 people, you can share your vows underneath the beautiful wooden pergola in the historic walled gardens, head inside to the Castle Room with its exposed brickwork and high Georgian windows, or head on through to the Courtyard Room with its elegant handmade iron wedding arch.
This hidden gem of a venue boasts an interesting mix of architecture, and the stunning walled garden creates the most picturesque backdrop for your drinks reception and formal photographs.
With hand-picked caterers and florists all available nearby, this venue offers the beauty and versatility your need to create a memorable and truly bespoke wedding day.
Steeped in over 900 years of history, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury wedding venue that is sure to impress.
Situated at the gateway to the South Downs, it is nestled away behind its very own portcullis and surrounded by mile upon mile of rolling pastures and ancient woodlands, and it is the perfect place in which to create a picture-perfect wedding.
Venture inside, and you will be greeted by suits of armour, roaring log fires, and original stonework before you take your place to say “I Do” in front of your guests in the Great Room.
With the capacity to seat up to 250 people at your wedding breakfast and reception, you will all be able to enjoy fine dining cuisine, and with 19 stunning bedrooms, you can fill the castle with your nearest and dearest to create a truly memorable day.
Long Furlong Barn
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This award-winning renovated barn venue is surrounded by beautiful countryside and offers everything you need for a simple yet stylish rural wedding.
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, Long Furlong Barn offers a seating capacity for up to 130 guests to watch you wed in the rustic charm of this beautifully converted grain barn.
Ideal for winter weddings, this venue is packed full of rustic touches and cosy warm spaces, and for an intimate yet truly impressive evening reception,
The Granary offers a vaulted ceiling, an integrated sound system, and plenty of space for up to 150 guests.
Charming both inside and out, this stunning converted barn and its beautiful grounds are the perfect places to capture incredible wedding images that will keep your memories alive forever.
Offering civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests and evening receptions for as many as 300 guests, The Ravenswood is set in 18 acres of breathtaking West Sussex scenery.
This beautiful 16th Century manor house offers exclusive use of the function rooms and grounds, and the happy couple can choose from the bright and airy Jacobean Suite, the oak beamed Old Baronial Hall or the impressive Princess Beatrice suite with its own bar.
With a room set aside for the bride and her party to prepare for the big day, as well a dedicated honeymoon suite and further 33 bedrooms, this venue offers exquisite menus and bespoke wedding packages to help create magical memories on your special day.
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This unique outdoor wedding venue is situated in the ruins of a historic country house, and with a truly secluded setting, Slaugham Place remains steeped in history and feels truly magical at every turn.
Offering something just a little bit different, the venue is licensed for civil ceremonies on the grounds before getting the party started in the impressive outdoor marquee while dining on exquisite food prepared by local chefs.
When it comes to your wedding photos, there are many charming locations to be found throughout the grounds that offer incredible opportunities to capture candid and formal photos set among the ruins and the grounds surrounding them.
While no overnight accommodation is available at Slaugham Place, there are numerous hotels close by, and the enchanted woodland feel of this outdoor venue offers a distinctly unique vibe for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding.
Located close to the bustling town of Horsham, this handcrafted oak-framed barn is packed full of earthy-appeal and rustic charm, and the entire venue has been exclusively designed specifically with the needs of the bride and groom in mind.
With gorgeous views across the lake and impressive grounds, couples can choose to hold their civil ceremony on the waters’ edge or inside the barn.
The south-facing terrace is an elegant spot for drinks and canapés before the reception. Brookfield Barn also offers a dedicated Prep Room for use on the morning of the wedding, 6 beautifully furnished guests rooms and a luxurious honeymoon suite, making it a truly stunning contemporary barn venue that offers bespoke wedding packages all year round.