Clare and Dave going for a walk on Ferring beach on their wedding day in East Preston, worthing; captured by gabriela Matei, sussex wedding photographer
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Best Wedding Venues in Sussex – Venue Guide

Discover the Best Wedding Venues in Sussex for Your Big Day

Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Sussex? I got you.


Imagine exchanging vows amidst the enchanting and diverse wedding venues, where the rolling hills and charming countryside create a magical setting for your special day. From stately manor houses to elegant mansions, West Sussex and East Sussex offers something for every couple seeking a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover wedding venues from outdoor and indoor ceremonies to manor houses.
  • Explore a range of options for your big day including Findon Place, Cowdray Estate & Walled Garden, Pelham House and Goodwood Estate.
  • Enjoy countryside elegance with traditional Manor House Wedding Venues such as Buxted Park or Woodmancote Place.
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Findon Place – Worthing

Findon Place,
Findon,
West Sussex
BN14 0RF England

  • Great for indoor and outdoor weddings
  • Stunning Grade II* Georgian House
  • Ceremony Capacity : 120
  • Standing Capacity : 120
  • Manicured lawns and gardens
  • Five guest bedrooms
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
Findon Place, luxury wedding venue in Sussex by Gabriela Matei

A LUXURY WEDDING VENUE THAT OOZES STYLE

I have a special fondness for this venue because it’s conveniently located just a short 10-minute drive from my home. Findon Place is a beautiful and historic West Sussex wedding venue in Findon, Worthing.

With a rich history dating back to the 18th century, this Grade II* Georgian Manor in West Sussex offers a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere for couples to celebrate their love.

Findon Place caters to both intimate gatherings and lavish affairs, with the capacity to host up to 120 guests in The Ballroom. Offering a range of wedding packages tailored to suit any taste and occasion, Findon Place is the perfect setting to begin your happily ever after.

2

Brickwall House – Northiam

NORTHIAM, RYE
EAST SUSSEX
TN31 6NL

  • Great for indoor intimate weddings of up to 50 day guests in the Manor House
  • Beautiful garden marquee weddings up to 100 guests
  • 3 licensed civil ceremony areas
  • Arboretum & Woodland
  • Stunning Secret Walled garden
  • On-site venue manager

A UNIQUE EAST SUSSEX WEDDING VENUE

Brickwall House, an elegant and historic Sussex wedding venue, provides a range of ceremony and reception options within its beautiful grounds. With a history dating back to the 16th century, this stunning venue provides a sophisticated atmosphere for your special day.

Brickwall House can accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated reception making it the perfect setting for celebrations of all sizes. The venue’s range of services, including bridal changing facilities, on-site parking, and outdoor reception space, ensures that Brickwall House is the ideal venue for a memorable wedding day.

3

Goodwood House – Chichester

Goodwood House,
Chichester,
West Sussex,
PO18 0PX

  • Great for large weddings
  • Capacity of up to 150 guests
  • Exquisite Regency architecture
  • On-site accomodation
  • 15 lavish bedrooms

ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS VENUES IN SUSSEX

Nestled within the beautiful West Sussex countryside, on the Goodwood Estate in Chichester, this luxurious venue provides a stunning backdrop for your special day.

 Set amidst 12,000 acres of park and woodland, Goodwood House boasts over 300 years of hosting family celebrations. Home to the Dukes of Richmond since 1697, this historic venue offers classic Regency architecture, a remarkable art and furniture collection, and picturesque grounds—a quintessential English setting for your wedding.

Whether you choose the grand Goodwood House or the more intimate Goodwood Kennels, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views and exquisite architecture.

With a capacity of up to 150 guests for a seated wedding breakfast and up to 300 for cocktail receptions, Goodwood Estate can accommodate celebrations of all sizes. On-site accommodations, such as 15 lavish bedrooms and stunning bathrooms, ensure that your guests will feel pampered and relaxed throughout their stay.

4

Cowdray Walled Garden – Midhurst

Cowdray Estate,
Cowdray Park,
Midhurst,
West Sussex,
GU29 0AQ

  • Offers a historic and serene setting for weddings
  • Capacity of up to 130 guests
  • Views of The Cowdray Ruins
  • Breathtaking walled gardens

WEST SUSSEX WEDDING VENUES, WALLED GARDEN COWDRAY

If you desire a unique and captivating wedding venue, Cowdray Walled Garden is an excellent choice. This wedding venue, situated within the Cowdray Estate in West Sussex, offers a historic and serene setting for your wedding day.

The garden, dating back to 1550, was initially a Tudor Pleasure Garden and has since been lovingly restored by Jan Howard between 2001 and 2005. With a capacity of up to 130 guests for a standing reception, Cowdray Walled Garden provides an intimate and charming setting for your special day.

Countryside Elegance: Manor House Venues in West Sussex

Consider the elegant manor house wedding venues in Sussex for a truly timeless and sophisticated wedding experience. These venues offer a refined and romantic setting, perfect for couples seeking a more traditional and stately atmosphere for their special day.

With a variety of options available, from grand estates to intimate manor houses, you’re sure to find the perfect country house wedding venues to celebrate your love story.

5

Buxted Park – East Sussex

Station Road,
Buxted,
East Sussex,
TN22 4AY

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  • Great for indoor and outdoor weddings
  • Seven Suite bedrooms – all completely unique and beautiful in style
  • 43 bedrooms available
  • Ceremony Capacity : 120
  • Evening party: 200

LUXURY WEDDING VENUE EAST SUSSEX, BUXTED PARK

Buxted Park, a luxurious and historic Sussex wedding venue, provides a truly magical backdrop for your special day. Set within 312 acres of lush East Sussex parkland, this venue boasts a variety of options for ceremonies and receptions, including The Orangery for a relaxed wedding breakfast and The Ballroom for a beautiful reception.

6

Southdowns Manor – Petersfield

Dumpford Ln,
Petersfield
GU31 5JN

  • Great for indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces
  • Offers a luxurious setting for your celebrations.
  • Capacity : up to 150
  • Honeymoon Suite & 14 Guest Rooms

A LUXURY WEST SUSSEX WEDDING VENUE

With the capacity to host up to 150 guests, Southdowns Manor offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, ensuring a perfect fit for any style of celebration. To make your day even more memorable, this venue offers exclusive use, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in privacy.

Offering breathtaking views and a variety of ceremony and reception options, Southdowns Manor is a beautiful and exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the South Downs National Park. This southdowns manor west sussex location provides a breathtaking setting for your special day.

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Woodmancote Place – West Sussex

Woodmancote Place
West Sussex
BN5 9SR

  • Great for both indoor and outdoor ceremony
  • Stunning landscape
  • Capacity : 200
  • In house wedding planner

AN IDYLLIC ENGLISH WEST SUSSEX COUNTRYHOUSE

For couples seeking a unique and romantic setting, Woodmancote Place presents a charming and intimate wedding venue in Sussex. Woodmancote Place offers stunning landscape with sprawling grounds totalling 150 acres. With a history dating back to the Domesday period, this historic estate offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.

Woodmancote Place can accommodate up to 200 guests for a wedding ceremony and provides a variety of spaces like the Manor House lawn in front of the Regency facade of the manor, the lake view lawn, the deer park lawn, or the croquet lawn, all offering extensive vistas, among other options.

8

Ashdown Park – East Sussex

Ashdown Park
Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row
East Sussex 
RH18 5JR

  • The neo-Gothic Grade II listed mansion 
  • Indoor and outdoor options for weddings
  • Great for intimate weddings as well as larger gatherings
  • Wedding banquet for 150 guests
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens

A STUNNING HISTORIC WEST SUSSEX WEDDING VENUE

Ashdown Park, a luxurious and elegant Sussex wedding venue, offers an idyllic setting for your special day. Set within 186 acres of lush East Sussex parkland, this venue boasts a variety of options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

  • Indoor and outdoor options for weddings
  • Greek Loggia
  • Capacity of up to 150 guests
  • Historic Stables
  • Unique event spaces with a touch of 18th-century charm

A STUNNING HISTORIC WEST SUSSEX WEDDING VENUE

Bignor Park is a lovely countryside wedding venue near Pulborough, West Sussex. Tucked away in the South Downs, it’s perfect for couples who want a stylish wedding away from the busy city. It’s a place of elegance with beautiful surroundings, making it a dream spot for your special day.

You can have your whole wedding at Bignor Park, from the ceremony to the reception, and invite up to 150 guests.

The Greek Loggia is a charming spot for your ceremony, and during the summer, you can even exchange vows on the lawn. You can enjoy a meal in the historic Stables, which has five unique event spaces with a touch of 18th-century charm. There are also cozy spots like the Stove Room and the vintage Coach Store for smaller gatherings. It’s a place where romance and sophistication come together to make your wedding truly memorable.

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SUSSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Hi, I’m Gabi and I’m a Sussex wedding photographer working across the South East of England, especially in Sussex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, London and Worldwide. I specialise in documenting your special day with a candid and unobtrusive approach, infusing an editorial touch into my photography to create a timeless feel to your wedding photos. My style is all about capturing real moments and emotions, creating images that will make you laugh, cry tears of joy or fill your heart with love all over again.

I will work closely with you to get to know you and understand your vision for your big day. From details to people, my goal is to show not only how everything looked but also how it felt and offer a stress-free experience so that you can focus on enjoying your wedding day to the fullest.

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