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Set the scene for your perfect event by booking one of 129 unique and historic venues near Chichester, West Sussex which are sure to wow your guests!
#1

Plush Tents Glamping

Chapel Ln, East Ashling, PO18 9AW, Chichester, West Sussex
Up to 117 guests
Plush Tents is an award winning glamping site nestled in the picturesque South Downs. Lovingly built each spring, our sustainable yurt village is the ultimate destination for relaxing, unwinding and spending time with family and friends.

We offer glamping and exclusive hire in our magical woodland oasis with the aim to provide our guests with pure escapism from modern life.


Chilling in the hot tub, walking through bluebell woods with your dog, relaxing in your hammock whilst the kids make friends in the natural play area or hosting your company for a team building. This is off grid living with those little luxuries that we all love ensuring that this is a 21st century experience designed to please glamping regulars and novices alike.


Located within a few miles of Chichester, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Kingly Vale, Bosham Harbour and West Wittering beach there is plenty to see and do. A 10 minute drive will take you to the famous Goodwood Estate, home to regular events including the annual Festival of Speed.


We have hosted birthday parties, weddings, hand fasting ceremonies and family get togethers as well as numerous corporate team building stays. If you are looking for an experience rather than just a bed for the night Plush Tents is not to be missed. attention to detail mean that your gathering or private family celebration couldn’t be better placed.

Set in an enchanting woodland copse in one of the most beautiful counties, a perfect location for a relaxed gathering.


If you wish to stay with us and celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, christening or engagement, considering a special dinner party, team building event, conference meeting or product launch, Plush Tents can accommodate you. We will work with you to translate your wishes into reality and, on the day, our staff will be at your service to meet and greet your guests so you too can relax and enjoy the occasion.


Plush Tents offers a truly unique outdoor experience for your memorable occasion, from magnificent food produced and prepared locally, to exquisite tented accommodation with luxurious beds for your guests at the end of the night. Wherever your mind can take you and beyond, with us you really can have it all.
#2

Fontwell Park

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX, Arundel, West Sussex
Up to 350 guests
Your Perfect Wedding Venue In Sussex For The Reception, Or the Whole Day.

If you’re looking for a Sussex Wedding Venue near to both Chichester & Arundel, you simply have to see Fontwell Park.


The venue and setting you choose for your wedding day can transform a special day into an extra special day that will be long remembered and thought upon by you, your family and friends.


Set within 65 acres of beautiful countryside, Fontwell Park provides the perfect setting for your wedding day in Sussex, with three venues to choose from. Choose between our traditional Fontwell House, the spacious marquee setting of the Paddock Suite or the contemporary Premier Suite.


From the moment you first visit the wedding venues at Fontwell Park our dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to understand your requirements and help you plan the perfect day, making the most of the range of spaces we have available. Why not start today by making an appointment to meet us for a tour of the grounds and discuss your requirements for your big day?


• Three unique settings

• Prestigious, characteristic wedding venue

• Stunning scenic gardens

• Can hold up to 350 seated guests

• Dedicated wedding planner on hand

• Flexible wedding packages
#3

West Dean Gardens

West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ, Chichester, West Sussex
Up to 250 guests
Wedding Receptions In Award-winning Gardens

With award-winning gardens and a gorgeous backdrop, West Dean College and Gardens in West Sussex is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Unique historic character and beautiful surroundings creates a perfect venue set in picturesque South Downs countryside. Escape to this country estate and celebrate your day in style in the glorious Gardens, we are sure you will fall in love with this beautiful venue.


We are delighted to have recently been included in the Telegraph's list as one of the world's most romantic gardens.


Marquee Weddings


If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, you can hire the Picnic Lawn for a marquee wedding reception accommodating up to 200 people. Your guests will be blown away by the stunning parkland views and beautiful garden surroundings, which make for unforgettable photographic opportunities.


• Historic venue

• Marquee receptions in the award-winning Gardens

• Bespoke service, flexibility with suppliers

• Outstanding views across the South Downs National Park

• Idyllic photo opportunities
#4

Tournerbury

Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9DL, Hayling Island, Hampshire
£4000
Up to 200 guests
Tournerbury is an idyllic venue for a wedding reception. 200+ guests can be seated for dining in a fully equipped luxury marquee. Larger numbers may be accommodated for standing only functions.

At any time of the year Tournerbury provides unrivalled photographic opportunities. Whether you want a seascape or a woodland background to your wedding photos, the landscape provided endless possibilities.


The space and freedom of Tournerbury can accommodate all sorts of ideas for your special day. You might like to arrive by boat, classic car or on horseback, or to incorporate fun garden games for your guests. This unique location could provide the perfect setting for a very memorable day. Tournerbury is family and dog friendly.


At Tournerbury you can have the freedom to design your wedding reception as you personally want it, and to source many of the suppliers of your choice. We are, however, also able to recommend many suppliers to you.


Woods Cottage has recently been beautifully and elegantly refurbished and is available for the exclusive use of the bride or groom and family in the run up to the wedding and during the wedding festivities. The cottage accommodates 8 (+ 2 cots). The cottage could be used by the bride and bridesmaids to apply last minute finishing touches or to freshen up during the day or for the bride to change in for ‘going away.’ Alternatively it could be used as luxury accommodation for the bride and groom on their wedding night.


• Exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day

• Privately owned wedding venue

• Tournerbury Estate can hold weddings of any size

• Guest accommodation available in the Tournerbury Woods Cottage for up to 8 and camping is also permitted

• Outstanding photographic opportunities all year round

• We can recommend local suppliers
#5

Arunderl Wetland Centre

Mill Rd,, BN18 9PB, Arundel, West Sussex
#6

Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT, Arundel, West Sussex
£20000
Up to 250 guests
Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history. Within its medieval walls lies a picturesque retreat which seamlessly blends ancient architecture and history with modern design and contemporary cuisine, cooked to the highest standards.

Nestled safe and secure behind a portcullis, Amberley Castle lies waiting to be discovered as a truly unique wedding venue.


On the doorstep of the South Downs National Park, with its green rolling pastures, open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys Amberley Castle has been used exclusively by royalty, politicians and VIPs throughout its history. 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens (roamed by a resident white peacock) set the scene and the castle is still completely enclosed by a high curtain wall, with the medieval stonework forming an evocative backdrop to your special day.


Venture inside and you are greeted by 900 years of history - suits of armour stand to attention, intricate coats of arms tell tales of previous residents and original stonework frames every aspect. Fine fabrics and beautiful antiques complete the setting along with roaring log fires in the winter months. Fill the rooms with your nearest and dearest and you have all the ingredients for a truly magical wedding day.


Amberley Castle is located less than 60 miles south west of London and only 22 miles from Brighton in the village of Amberley.


The castle is still completely enclosed by a 60ft high curtain wall which is flanked by a magnificent twin-tower gatehouse to the south and a kitchen block and a garderode tower with gun loops to the north. Square internal towers stand at the corners, with a small water-gate in the west wall and a Norman postern in the east wall.


GARDENS


With over 12 acres, many visitors simply wish to wander through the beautiful formal gardens contained within the Castle walls. The medieval stonework, rose-covered arches and topiary, dating from the 1920’s, form an evocative backdrop to the colour and fragrance within the perennial borders. The upper courtyard provides a delightful setting for afternoon tea or aperitifs. Camelias and magnolias grow proudly here and Koi carp bask in the charming ponds.


DINING & DRINKING


Amberley Castle has a long held reputation for delivering outstanding cuisine.


The magnificent Queen's Room is the principal dining room, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and an open fire lights the room during the winter months.


ROOMS


The 19 luxurious guest rooms offer comfort and style, the interior design reflects the history of the castle and rooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics alongside contemporary features.
#7

Lodge Hill Outdoor Centre

Lodge Hill Centre Watersfield, RH20 1LZ, Pulborough, West Sussex
Lodge Hill is an outdoor activity centre, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, for schools, youth groups & adults, with overnight accommodation, campsite, outdoor activities, Woodland lodges, weddings and a range of conference facilities. We specialise in personal development and team-building skills in a challenging and safe environment away from the distractions of everyday life.

We are a charitable trust whose core purpose is to provide young people with opportunities to learn about themselves and other people away from distractions in our secluded 32 acre woodland site.


As a not for profit organisation, we raise funds to subsidise these learning opportunities through a range of compatible commercial activities including residential stays, weddings, meeting room hire, team building and other training.


Each of the Trustees leads a committee that supports the leadership and management of the centre. Each has specialist knowledge and was recruited to support our work.
#8

Royal Marines Museum

Eastney Esplanade Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9PX, Portsmouth, Hampshire
£4000
Up to 200 guests
Surround your guests with history and tradition. Formerly one of the finest officers’ messes in England, the Royal Marines Museum offers the opportunity to use this magnificent venue for weddings, conferences, functions, private parties, Christmas parties and much more.

The Royal Marines Museum offers a choice of elegant and classic function rooms to cater for larger celebrations and small, intimate gatherings. We recommend caterers that offer exceptional food, drinks and ensure you receive the best service for your event.


The Royal Marines Museum has breathtaking architecture, priceless silver, a sweeping stairway and history which exudes from every room.


The seafront location makes the Royal Marines Museum the ideal setting for you and your guests to enjoy the traditional elegance in which Royal Marine Officers have dined and entertained for centuries.


The Royal Marines Museum's rooms are licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows. With a variety of rooms, the Museum can accommodate both intimate services, or up to 200 guests.


• Perfect venue for your wedding reception

• Full of history and tradition

• Stunning architecture and original feature

• Beautiful seafront location

• Wedding breakfasts for up to 130 guests

• Dedicated and experienced event co-ordinator on hand
#9

Long Furlong Barn

Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3XN, Worthing, West Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Set in the rural landscape of the South Downs national Park, within easy access of London, Brighton and Southampton, the beautifully restored barns are designed specifically for wedding receptions and licensed for civil ceremonies & partnerships.

With facilities for between 60 – 150 guests you create your perfect occasion to suit your style for a memorable and romantic wedding day. The modern facilities make Long Furlong Barn a flexible and ideal venue to entertain your family and friends, perfect for weddings whatever the season.


- Licensing for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships

- Seated dining for up to 150 people (tables & chairs included)

- Exclusivity & privacy

- Dance floor

- Live bands, disco or own music

- Luxurious Bridal Room for Bride and Bridesmaids

- Enclosed Landscaped Courtyard

- Fully heated for winter weddings

- Air conditioned facilities

- Superb hi-fi and audio facilities

- No hidden charges on the venue cost

- An area of outstanding natural beauty

- Ample parking

- Disabled facilities

- Area to add Marquee for bigger events
#10

Night Pastures

lower lodge farm, vann road, Fernhurst, West Sussex, GU27 3NH, Fernhurst, West Sussex
Up to 200 guests
Night Pastures is a truly unique and beautiful venue for your wedding.

Situated in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland and besides a lake – the venue is yours to create your own fantasy. Whether you favour a festival style wedding complete with camping, open fires and retro van serving bacon butties the morning after or a simpler style enjoying the natural beauty of the environment and, as the light fades, dancing beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees.


Spend your first married night in one of our sustainable handmade yurts. Enjoy this memorable day with family and friends knowing that the comforts of a freshly laundered bed, hot shower and flushing toilet are not far away.


We work closely with experts who can offer technical skills in lighting, projections, installations and styling. We pay close attention to even the tiniest of details and limit the number of handmade boutique weddings we run each year so that we can create and support each perfect day.


• Located in South Downs National Park, in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland

• Dance beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees

• Perfect venue for you to create your dream wedding

• Spend your first night of married life in a comfortable handmade yurt

• Ideal for a festival wedding

• We only create a handful of bespoke weddings each year
#11

Spitbank Fort

Solent Forts Departure Lounge, Gunwharf Quaysm, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Hampshire, PO1 3FH, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Luxurious, private and utterly romantic – where could be more memorable for your loved ones to witness you take your vows than on an exclusive island fortress out at sea?

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location and we have just the place. Forget chauffeured cars and horse drawn carriages, we’re thinking speedboats and helicopters. Providing a beautiful and luxurious setting for both weddings and civil ceremonies is only the beginning. Whether you’re dreaming of classical fairytale or rock ‘n’ roll decadence, our exclusive-use venue and dedicated weddings planners are all onboard to make your wildest dreams come true.


• A truly impressive and unique venue

• Private Island for exclusive rental with luxurious facilities

• Exclusivity and guaranteed privacy

• Wedding breakfast for up to 60

• Spitbank Fort has 9 unique, luxury bedroom suites.

• Civil ceremonies, same sex couples and Asian Weddings welcome!
#12

Ramster Hall

Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4SN, Godalming, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
For the most important day of your life you deserve a setting that is not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary...

WEDDING VENUE IN SURREY AND WEST SUSSEX

Ramster Hall is a magical wedding venue nestling on the borders between Surrey and West Sussex. It is a much loved family home and wedding receptions and civil ceremonies have been held here for over 30 years, but every wedding is different and dealt with on a very personal and intimate level.


Once you arrive at Ramster Hall, the magnificence of the approach down the drive will impress wedding guests. With exclusive use of the wedding halls and courtyard which are yours for the day, you can have the wedding ceremony here or at one of our local churches and your wedding guests can enjoy the stunning surroundings for the duration of your wedding celebrations.


The Long Hall can seat 160 for a wedding breakfast, or up to 200 for a stand-up wedding reception. It is a magnificent beamed and paneled hall which is over 100 feet long and dates back to 1604. The vast inglenook fireplace, with a blazing log fire, gives a lovely warm welcome in the winter.


WEDDING SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

We have a varied list of reliable, professional suppliers and services to help you with your wedding planning. If a disco is required please contact Mark@thedj.co.uk or you can bring in your own band if you prefer.


• We don't charge you corkage and neither do our caterers. We can offer a cash bar for your evening reception

• Ramster Hall is our much loved home which is family run giving a friendly and personal service

• Surrounded by a stunning mature flowering shrub garden of over 20 acres, perfect locations for photos.

• We have our own in-house professional DJ, who will play any music you choose, or you can arrange your own live music.

• We have plenty of quality local accommodation, from lovely country pubs with room to larger hotels for all your guests to stay.

• We can reccommend a huge variety of different suppliers, florists to harpists, toast masters to taxis!
#13

Holywell Estate

Holywell Estate, Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2QE, Swanmore, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
A new and unique wedding venue within the South Downs National Park situated in 900 acres of private land. Holywell is a truly magical setting.

With breath taking views across unspoilt parklands, Holywell has several excusive venue options to suit your special day. The rose garden is ideal for more intimate parties, complete with a fully equipped summer house kitchen. There is also the option of a marquee majestically placed in front of the manor house, with sweeping views over the ancient woodland avenue. Here, you are not limited to numbers.


At Holywell, everything is bespoke to your day, including support and guidance throughout the planning. With a consolidated and trusted suppliers list in place, as well as a host of nearby hotels, Holywell offers a truly incredible experience.


We have an extensive list of preferred marque and catering suppliers who will ensure your event runs seamlessly from start to finish.


• Situated in the New South Downs on a 900 acre Estate

• Private and exclusive

• Stunning walled garden surrounded on four sides by the original walls

• Breath taking views

• Landscaped gardens

• Bespoke trusted suppliers list
#14

Steeple Court Manor

Church Lane, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2EQ, Southampton, Hampshire
Up to 200 guests
The original Manor on which the House is built was given to Ralph de Mortimer by William the Conqueror. The house as it stands today dates from Elizabethan times although some parts may be as early as 15th Century. The previous owner, Squire Jenkyns' wife was an Austin-Leigh, related to Jane Austin the author who used to stay here from time to time. Although the house is not used for weddings, it provides a splendid backdrop for pictures.

The Vineyard was planted 40 years ago by the present owner Jim Firth, who trained to be a vintner in the Alsace and the wine is estate grown and bottled by Jim and his son, Darren. The vineyard produces both Medium and Dry White Wine each year and we personalise the bottles for your special day with the names of the Bride and Groom and the date of the wedding.


Jim and Ann Firth provide an exclusive venue. You can relax in the knowledge that you and your wedding party are the only guests we have within the marquee and grounds during your special day. The marquee is also open for you the day before your wedding and the day after as well so that you can come and have a rehearsal for your ceremony or arrange any special little extras for the tables.


• Seating arrangements for up to 200 people

• The gardens will be available for photographs

• Catering Manager will act as your Master of Ceremonies

• Large parking area

• Licenced for Civil Marriages & Partnerships

• Exclusive to you on your special day
#15

Rye Island Sussex

Rye Farmhouse, Hollands Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9QY, Henfield, West Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Rye Island is located on the outskirts of Henfield, 20 minutes North of Brighton down a private track, surrounded by farmland and downland views. It has a feeling of being completely remote, yet the town is only a 5 minute walk away. The neighbours consist of farm animals and wild birds. It has a lake-view marquee site, a camping field with views of the downs, a late-night ‘after-party barn’ which is decorated as an Arabian Tent.

There are plenty of train stations to choose from, all approx 20 minutes away from Rye Island; Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Wivelsfield and Porstlade.
#16

Angel House

1 Brunswick Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1HN, Brighton, East Sussex
£2250
Up to 50 guests
Angel House is an ideal place to hold a wide variety of special events. It is an impressive training venue for weddings, courses, lectures, workshops and tutorials. It is also excellent for creative events such as book and product launches, lectures, recitals, networking and award ceremonies.

Angel House is a beautiful privately owned Grade 1 Regency townhouse that offers a unique setting for weddings and civil ceremonies.


With its picture perfect seafront location you could not wish for a better Brighton weddings and civil ceremonies venue. Angel House is a stones throw from the Band Stand, Hove Lawns and the piers and although in the middle of the most vibrant and fun parts of the town it retains a magical and relaxed atmosphere with all the grandeur and elegance of a time gone.


• Unrivalled seafront location on the Brighton-Hove border, overlooking the Angel Peace statue

• Beautifully restored Regency town house – the only one available for weddings in Brighton and Hove

• Exclusive use available for you and your guests

• Outstanding bridal suite which boasts many original features and stunning views of the seafront

• Help and assistance throughout your wedding plans

• Available year round with mid-week and short notice packages available
#17

Royal Pavilion

4/5 Pavilion Buildings,, BN1 1EE, Brighton, East Sussex
£8000
Up to 800 guests
The Royal Pavilion offers a stunning backdrop for corporate entertaining, weddings and receptions and private events. The palace is also a popular location for professional filming and photography.

In this section you can find out more about hiring this unique venue in the heart of Brighton.


Hosting Brighton’s finest events since 1805

At the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Quarter, the Royal Pavilion is a stunning setting for holding a private event. The palace was originally built for the Prince Regent, later to become George IV, as a place for him to entertain his friends, royalty and high society in the elegant fashion that he become synonymous with.
#18

The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GG, Southampton, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
The Vestry is a versatile restaurant and bar, perfect for any event whether a breakfast meeting, sit down lunch, dinner, drinks party or canapé dining. Our spectacular building, located across the road from the Mayflower Theatre in the heart of the City, is available for part of exclusive hire for up to 85 seated or 200 standing.

With particular emphasis on Midweek Hire, the venue offers an excellent venue for private events and is available with flexible hire charges and a minimum spend.


We specialise in:


- Breakfast meetings and presentations

- Networking

- Drinks receptions and party

- Lunch and dinner bookings

- Weddings, christening parties and special occasions such as landmark birthdays

- Christmas Parties View Menu


• Restaurant and Bar venue located in Southampton, and just a stone’s throw away from The Mayflower Theatre

• Extensive variety of drinks available

• Excellent food provided by our talented chefs

• We only use the best ingredients to create your meals

• Exclusive hires available including Sundays

• Also available for functions throughout the week
#19

Brighton College

Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL, Brighton, East Sussex
Up to 250 guests
Brighton College is located in the heart of Kemptown in close proximity to the centre of Brighton. It is positioned in its own beautifully kept grounds and lawns offering a unique and tranquil setting.

Celebrate your wedding with a civil ceremony in the intimacy of the Hordern room followed by a blessing in our beautiful Victorian Chapel. Then, take your photographs alongside a drinks reception in the idyllic Quad and make your way to the magnificent Great Hall or Dining Room for your wedding breakfast.


We are able to comfortably cater for 70 to 156 people for a wedding breakfast and up to 250 for an evening reception. The college is locally renowned for superb wedding cuisine and offer tailored menus to suit every requirement, so sit back and enjoy your special day while our in house team of chefs take care of everything for you.


• Located in the heart of Kemptown, Brighton, just two minutes from the sea front.

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships

• Victorian Chapel can be used for a wedding blessing

• Can accommodate 70 – 156 for a wedding breakfast and up to 250 for the evening

• College’s team of in-house chefs are locally renowned

• Free parking onsite
#20

De Vere Wotton House

Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QQ, Dorking, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
Imagine your wedding day set amidst beautiful Italian Gardens, with inside spaces filled with stunning 17th-century detailing and modern, luxurious touches. At De Vere Wotton House, you’ll find all this and more at one of the leading wedding venues in Dorking, Surrey.

Our wedding spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies including our Italian Gardens so you can say your vows or host your wedding reception beside the manicured lawns and water features. Grand vaulted ceilings and original fireplaces set the tone for weddings in The Old Library whilst the light and airy Evelyn and Wotton Suites provide a modern backdrop with access to the gardens.


Your wedding breakfast and party menus will be curated by the Executive Chef and a dedicated team is on-hand throughout to deliver a day that is elegant, thoughtful and a true celebration of your relationship.


• 17th century manor house

• Walled garden and temple for your outdoor ceremony

• Chapel style suite for your indoor ceremony

• Evening reception for up to seated guests to dine and 250 for evening reception

• Complimentary bedroom suite for the happy couple and preferential accommodation rates for guests

• Exclusive use available – one wedding per day

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