Wedding venues in Sussex

Choosing your ideal Sussex wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Sussex covering Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Crawley, Hastings including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Take a look at Sussex wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

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Imagine your wedding in a romantic, medieval-style house built for aristocracy and surrounded by 30 acres of quintessentially English parkland leading to Climping Beach. With thirty-nine beautiful bedrooms set in a series of charming houses and cottages, lounges with crackling log fires and Gothic mullioned windows overlooking private parkland, Bailiffscourt offers a unique setting for your own unique day.

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Castle Goring

Castle Goring

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, a day that you and your guests will hold forever as a treasured memory.

With this in mind, Castle Goring is proud to offer a selection of locations to celebrate and create those special memories. Whether it be the grandeur of the State Rooms in the main building, the magnificent West Wing with its double height ceiling or on the South Lawns in a Marquee with Castle Goring as your back drop. Castle Goring offers you a wedding venue to suit all of your wedding dreams whichever season you choose.

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Cowdray Estate

Cowdray Estate

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden, newly managed by the Cowdray Events team, is a historic and charming venue offering a diverse setting for any occasion and is available for a wide variety of events including weddings, ceremonies, birthdays and other celebrations.

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Denbies Wine Estate Ltd

Denbies Wine Estate Ltd

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Denbies Wine Estate is a beautiful, romantic setting for your memorable wedding reception. Celebrate your wedding surrounded by 265 acres of vineyards in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

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East Sussex National Golf Club

East Sussex National Golf Club

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East Sussex National is the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. We specialise in hosting fantastic weddings, providing a modern approach to the timeless tradition.

Nestled in 1,100 acres of beautiful East Sussex Countryside, the unrivalled location means you will enjoy spectacular views across the South Downs.

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Field Place

Field Place

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Field Place Manor House is nestled in eight acres of pleasant grounds and provides an elegant backdrop for your special event.

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Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Manor

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Weddings at Ockenden Manor are the epitome of elegance and charm - take your vows with family and friends in a stunning setting with far reaching views over Cuckfield Park.

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The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

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This breath-taking former royal palace of King George IV, a remarkable monument to the romantic era of the Regency period, is one of the most uniquely beautiful buildings in Britain. Located in the heart of Brighton & Hove’s Cultural Quarter it offers an unmatched setting for holding your special day.

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The Spread Eagle Hotel

The Spread Eagle Hotel

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Celebrate your big day in one of the oldest coaching inns in the UK, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Packed with charm and character, roaring fires and history, a warm welcome awaits you.

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Posted: 7 October 2021

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

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Enjoy an autumn break at Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne

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Posted: 30 September 2021

Expert Q&A: The search is on

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Posted: 5 August 2021

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Posted: 22 July 2021

Exclusively yours

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Posted: 15 July 2021

Win an overnight stay with Mercure

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Posted: 29 June 2021

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Posted: 21 June 2021

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Posted: 10 June 2021

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