Wedding venues in Sussex

Choosing the perfect 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

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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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British Airways i360

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A Wedding with a View

British Airways i360 is a truly unique beachfront wedding ceremony and reception venue. You can choose to be married at 450ft in the air on board the BA i360 viewing pod which offers 360o views of the city, the South Downs and the English coastline.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Wedding venues in Sussex - Related Wedding News

Looking to tie the knot in 2022 - dates still available at Southlands Barn

Southlands Barn, overlooking the South Downs National Park, is part of the Southlands Farm Estate. With its rolling fields, lake and breathtaking views it offers an ideal location for weddings. The venue only hosts one wedding every three days, so whenever you decide to tie the knot, it's all yours from 7am the day before until 4pm the following afternoon – "Set up enjoy and relax," we're told! There's currently 2022 midweek availability at a very special sale price of just £2,995 based on two- day hire. So, don't delay!

Posted: 25 May 2022

The Old Chapel at All Saints spreads a little bit of love

The Old Chapel at All Saints has launched an initiative to help spread some love. Built and run by nuns on the ethos of helping those whose life journey had been touched by misfortune, The Chapel was used as a place where love for other was the core value. This message is still at the heart of the Chapel today. Acknowledging that the last two years have been an awful time for many wishing to marry, the team would like to offer one couple complimentary ceremony hire at this beautiful venue. This would include venue hire, worth £2,000 and a prosecco toast each for up to 60 guests, worth £360. This has also been extended to include two further couples who would be given their venue hire at 50% off. The ceremonies must be booked within the next 12 months.

Posted: 26 April 2022

We are the champions: Southdowns Manor crowned regional hotel venue winner

Southdowns Manor has been announced as regional winner in the hotel venue category at The Wedding Industry Awards. The only regional and national accolades voted for by customers rather than a panel, these prestigious awards were set up to recognise excellence in the wedding industry.

All regional winners then go through to the national finals for the next round of awards. From the romantic gardens to the quintessentially English setting, it's easy to see why its couples put the venue forward for such an award – it's impossible not to fall in love with Southdowns Manor.

Posted: 21 April 2022

Enjoy a magical night at the opera at The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Following previous sell-out performances, Singing Salon, under the directorship of mezzo soprano Pippa Dames-Longworth, returns to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, for an evening of Operatic Adventures and Decadent Dining on 6th May and 16th September.

The evening will begin with the fun and mayhem of mistaken identities in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte after which, the banqueting room will be filled with the melodies of celebrated composer, Gioachino Rossini, who himself performed at the Royal Pavilion in 1823. The evening will end with the exuberant ensembles of Giuseppe Verdi. These events are a wonderful way to experience the venue out of hours and get a feel for how your wedding day here might feel. Tickets can be purchases from the Royal Pavilion & Museums booking office on 03000 290 900 or online from

Tickets are priced at £170 per person. Private tables of 10 are available and smaller groups will be asked to share a table. Discover more about the Royal Pavilion at along with wedding-hire details.

Posted: 19 April 2022

Family fun at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens has created a programme of year-round entertainment for visitor groups, families and others planning days out in 2022. With 200 years of history and an extensive campaign to restore the Grade I listed gardens, visitors are assured of plenty to see and do on the 240-acre estate. From 9th to 24th April Leonardslee is hosting an outdoor Easter trail, winding through the beautiful gardens. Children can go on an adventure hunt, explore and have a good time with friends and family. Other family-friendly events include the Spring Sounds, ten evenings of live music during May, with an eclectic mix of jass, swing, opera, classical and flamenco. Also, the Floral Fringe Fair on 4th and 5th June is a fun event with a vintage twist, featuring plants and food for sale, street dining, coffee, gin, artists and makers, classic cars, steampunk, singing, vintage stalls and a beer tent.

Posted: 12 April 2022

Open air I dos at Cissbury Estate

Nestled in the beautifully secluded setting of the Cissbury Estate, Cissbury Barns offers stunning photo opportunities at every turn. The East Barn complete with flowing voile drapes benefits from sunlight pouring in through the glass double doors, and the West Barn with its suspended fairylight canopy and crystal chandelier is a magical setting for wedding breakfasts.

Now, adding to the venues already immense charm is an outside ceremony area, new for 2022, offer couples even more choice when it comes to saying "I do" at Cissbury Barns. A beautiful, romantic and natural space set among the trees it boasts incredible views and a serene spot. The resident sheep might just turn up at the gate to say "hello" too!

Posted: 7 April 2022

Wed in Brighton: Kelly Andrews spends a night experiencing some of Brighton's finest wedding venues

Editor Kelly Andrews spend a night in Brighton experiencing some of its finest wedding venues and wine.

Brighton is a place bursting with character and charm, one of the county's jewels. So, I was thrilled to get the chance to spend a night there sampling some of Sussex's best produce in Nyetimber English sparkling wine, while enjoying the sights from the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower, before resting my head at Malmaison. Click play to join me on my trip, and read on to find out more about hosting your own wonderful wedding day in Brighton.

Posted: 5 April 2022

Plan B: South Lodge, West Sussex, has announced its B Corp certification

South Lodge, West Sussex, has announced its B Corp certification, as part of privately-owned hotel company Exclusive Collection. The group has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit organisation behind the movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards, which represent its commitment to goals outside of profit.

The certification addresses the business as a whole and each applicant is required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy suppliers, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. Exclusive Collection is the first hotel group in the UK to achieve this certification and with recent media attention on the hospitality sector its a notable step.

Posted: 24 March 2022

Local luxury at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens near Horsham

Visitors to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, near Horsham in West Sussex, can now enjoy a luxury overnight stay after visiting the woodland estate and experiencing the multi-course tasting menu at Restaurant Interlude.

Grade II listed Leonardslee House, built in the Italianate style in 1855, features ten newly created and charming en-suite bedrooms. Each bespoke bedroom features the fabric and wallpaper style of a quintessential British interior designer, creating an immersive experience. The owner of the estate, award-winning entrepreneur Penny Streeter OBE, has focused on British-based suppliers, many of whom print their fabrics and wallpapers in the UK, with a strong focus on sustainable and artisan composition.

Posted: 17 March 2022

Book ahead for 2022 events with the experts at Elite Hotels

Make 2022 a year when there are plans aplenty, with dates in the diary and a good variety of events to look forward to. The experts at Elite Hotels' three historic properties, based in beautiful locations in Hampshire and East Sussex, can help to make these plans and dates a wonderful reality...

Elite Hotels' two East Sussex properties – Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, on the edge of Ashdown Forest, and The Grand Hotel, in a prime location on Eastbourne's seafront, have a variety of seasonal packages and events in 2022, plus many local attractions.

Why not treat mum to the Mothering Sunday Champagne Afternoon Tea (£49.50 pp) at Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club swith two-hour sittings from 3pm on 27 March? The tea includes a delicious selection of finger sandwiches and cakes, a glass of chilled bubbly, and a small Molton Brown gift to take home.

Posted: 24 February 2022