Wedding venue inspiration - Glorious gardens

Deciding on your ideal Sussex wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Sussex including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these Sussex wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Glorious gardens: Southdowns Manor, Petersfield

Southdowns Manor, Petersfield

Set amongst the glorious scenery of the South Downs National Park, this historical venue places you and your guests at the heart of one of the most picturesque corners of England. This rural retreat is home to an abundance of wildlife offering a tranquil setting against an idyllic countryside backdrop. The Sussex Room is an informal space with capacity for 40 ceremony guests. It has a large bar area where your guests can meet and mingle pre-ceremony. The conservatory also has space for 40 to witness the "I dos." It's beautifully light and airy - a multi-purpose space and a romantic setting.


Glorious gardens: The Walled Garden, Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

The Walled Garden, Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

Located in the historical setting of The Cowdray Estate, The Walled Garden is an enchanting and romantic wedding venue full of heritage, charm and character. The Grade II listed building and Medieval garden sit alongside the magnificent Cowdray ruins in the heart of the South Downs National Park, on the outskirts of Midhurst.The beautiful Walled Garden can be used for both ceremony and reception, with the gardens able to host a marquee during the warmer months. The reception rooms can also be set up for entertainment and music. It's a hugely adaptable event space and forms the backdrop for the most beautiful of weddings.


Glorious gardens: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Chichester

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Chichester

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The museum boasts more than 50 historical buildings set in a beautiful 19th century park and provides an outstanding backdrop for your day, which your photographer will love. Completed in 2002, the Download Gridshell was the first structure of its kind to be built in the UK. Constructed using solid oak laths, bent into a double curvature, it takes its name from the resulting shell-like shape. The awe-inspiring architecture means you benefit from an uninterrupted space surrounded by peaceful woodland, which can accommodate 120.


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