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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Weddings at Avisford Park are the epitome of elegance and charm and the perfect place to start married life. This grand Georgian manor house, dating back to 1166 is set within 89 acres of stunning Sussex countryside, located close to Arundel, between historic Chichester and buzzing Brighton. With several unique spaces to host your special day, the hotel can cater for up to 250 guests for a traditional wedding breakfast, and as many as 350 for an evening reception, so no matter the size of your guest list, we will work with you to accommodate all your friends and family.
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.
Blackstock Country Estate is a breathtaking country barn wedding venue overlooking the rolling Sussex Downs. With two beautiful restored barns, first class chefs and luxury accommodation, you can just relax and enjoy your time spent here.
A Wedding with a View
Brighton 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 Brighton i360 viewing pod which offers 360o views of the city, the South Downs and the English coastline.
Alternatively, the beachfront event spaces with private sea view terraces offer a stunning backdrop of both Brighton beach and the West Pier for your wedding service.
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.
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.
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.
Host your wedding at The Walled Garden
A hidden gem, The Cowdray Walled Garden is a country garden wedding venue nestled in the grounds of one of England's finest former country houses. Set against the stunning backdrop of Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst, West Sussex, the Walled Garden sits at the heart of the 16,000-acre Cowdray Estate.
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.
Spring is in the air at Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate
Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate has announced its wedding services for 2023. The venue, located near Horsham in West Sussex in an area of outstanding natural beauty, offers sublime views across the 500-acre Estate. The venue has benefited from investment in new facilities by its owners, the Streeter family, of late. The 17th-century mansion house features original fireplaces, wooden beam ceilings and ornate chandeliers, and there are two function rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies. Goldings and the Latilla Campbell Suite have a capacity of 30 to 110 guests, as well as extensive outside terraces for drinks receptions for up to 200 loved ones.
Posted: 11 May 2023
Field Place Manor & Barns in Worthing wins its third successive TWIA
Field Place Manor House & Barns in Worthing has recently won its third successive national accolade at the 2023 Wedding Industry Awards. The prestigious awards are held annually in celebration of the most talented and hard-working suppliers in the industry. In November 2022, Field Place won the South East regional award for Best Events Team, which secured them a place at the national finals in January 2023. The awards are voted for by couples married during October 2021 and October 2022 at the venue; their scoring and feedback is then passed on to a judging panel who decide the winners.
Posted: 9 May 2023
The Bell In Ticehurst is a welcoming wedding venue with a gorgeous design throughout
Set in the heart of the historical village of Ticehurst, The Bell is at once welcoming to you and your guests. Its design is fabulously eclectic and features wallpaper especially designed for the venue by Hastings artist Melissa White. You'll love the illuminated "I Will Always Love You My Friend" sign in the Stable. Plus, the Love Nest, the round bridal suite, comes complete with copper bath, double shower, wood burner and roof terrace.
The Bell's gardens were designed by Chelsea Gold Medallist Jo Thompson, and the firepit there is a popular place for guests to gather to toast marshmallows. There's also a fabulous double-sided sculpture representing romance and marriage.
Posted: 25 April 2023
Wickwoods Country Club Hotel & Spa is situated within 22 acres of West Sussex woodland
Located among 22 acres of West Sussex woodland in the South Downs National Park, Wickwoods Country Club Hotel & Spa has been welcoming couples for the wedding of their dreams since it was established in 1979.
Nestled amongst mature fir and oak tree woodland, Wickwoods offers an idyllic setting for photography, creating lasting memories. And no matter the weather, guests are still able to enjoy the views from the large covered terrace with outdoor seating and heaters.
Posted: 20 April 2023
County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!
Posted: 17 April 2023
Lying in the small village of Bramber is The Old Tollgate Hotel and Restaurant
Lying quietly in the small, sleepy village of Bramber in the shadows of Bramber Castle, in West Sussex, is The Old Tollgate Hotel and Restaurant. From your very first conversation with the team right through to your big day, you'll be able to rest assured knowing that your wedding coordinator will be taking care of every detail, whether it's a traditional reception, civil ceremony, or partnership. The Old Tollgate has a reputation for outstanding customer service, exceptional food, and a place memories have been made for more than 50 years. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the South Downs, close to the River Adur, the location offers the best of the magnificent Sussex Coast.
Posted: 11 April 2023
We caught up with Lydia Champion the event sales manager at the Brighton i360
Your Sussex Wedding editor Kelly Andrews caught up with Lydia Champion, event sales manager at the Brighton i360 to find out what a typical day looks like for her.
It's great to meet them and find out exactly how they envision their big day. From there, I can offer recommendations and feedback. As a group, we tour the site and discuss the style and design that will bring their vision to life.
Planning a wedding from an events point of view involves so many steps from outsourcing suppliers and entertainment, to creating a menu- tasting session and looking at aisle music. We have great connections with our recommended suppliers and hotels, so we support local businesses where we can.
Posted: 30 March 2023
Hilton Brighton Metropole is located in one of the UK’s most iconic seaside towns
Hilton Brighton Metropole is located in the heart of one of the UK's most iconic seaside towns. Its classic Victorian elegance and convenient, vibrant location make it an ideal spot for you and your loved ones to get together to celebrate in style.
The impressive and recently-refurbished Clarence Suite was originally built in 1819 as a chapel in the grounds of the Hotel. It boasts a high, vaulted barrel ceiling with three grand central chandeliers. The room can hold up to 120 guests for the vows.
Posted: 28 March 2023
Bignor Park Estate is situated at the foot of the magnificent South Downs
The 1,100-acre, privately-owned Bignor Park Estate is situated in stunning surroundings at the foot of the magnificent South Downs. Weddings at here are family-run and limited to 12 couples per year, so the team will go the extra mile to make sure your planning and day run smoothly, while you and your guests are relaxed and excited to have a great time. What's more, you'll have access to the venue two days before your wedding, so everything can be just how you want and there's no rush to get things ready.
Posted: 21 March 2023
Cissbury Barns has opened the doors to its new two-bedroom apartment
Wedding venue Cissbury Barns has opened the doors to The North Wing at Cissbury House, its new elegant and inviting two-bedroom apartment. Lovingly decorated with an abundance of charm, it's perfect for the night before the big day, bridal preparations and the wedding night.
The private entrance leads to a bright and airy lobby with stairs taking you up to the first floor where you'll find a beautiful light-filled sitting room with fireplace, comfy sofa, chairs and dining area. The two gorgeous bedrooms have the most luxurious deep mattresses ensuring the best night's sleep.
Posted: 16 March 2023