Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ
Tilgate Park has long been known as a top visitor destination in the heart of the south. Fans come from far, wide and abroad to enjoy more than 200 acres of woodland, gardens, lakes and even a mini zoo. TripAdvisor inducted Tilgate Park into its inaugural Hall of Fame 2019, awarding its Certificate of Excellence in recognition of visitors consistently rating it a five-star attraction year on year.
The Walled Garden has always been a firm favourite, playing host to peaceful formal gardens and ponds, an evergreen hedge maze, events arena and café, making it the perfect location for celebrations like yours.
Entering the magnificent tall wooden gates of the Walled Garden, it’s like stepping into a secret garden, being greeted by a 40-metre long pergola of beautiful wisteria, roses, clematis and grape vines.The Family Garden within has been transformed into a magical private garden, able to seat up to 100 guests either side of the aisle leading to a wooden arbour where the ceremony can take place.
Afterwards, it’s the ideal location to serve your guests with some pre-reception drinks whilst you take the opportunity to explore the rest of the park with your photographer. For something different, animal lovers may want to visit the Nature Centre and enjoy an Animal Experience (starting from £50) with photos. The goats and meerkats are a popular and very entertaining attraction.
At the other end of the pergola, the Arena is the perfect location to host a wedding breakfast and/or evening reception, for up to 200 guests, in our brand new marquee. Our 24m x 12m marquee is fully lined with ivory drapes, has chandeliers, fairy lights, and a hard floor which is carpeted. It also includes an amazing Zone Array speaker system which provides fantastic sound for dancing but also ensures your guests can chat amongst themselves comfortably whilst sitting only a few metres away.
Outside the marquee the Arena, which measures more than 1,000 square metres in total, provides ample room for extra entertainment like giant garden games, a mobile bar or caterer and it’s conveniently located next to the evergreen hedge maze where both young and old enjoy finding each other around each twist and turn.
Although there’s no guarantee that the sun will shine, we have the advantage of also having The Barn, which is licensed, so you can choose to move indoors if you prefer.
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