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#1

The Powder Mills

Powdermill Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SP, Battle, East Sussex
Up to 200 guests
Nestling in 150 acres of magnificent Sussex countryside, The PowderMills Hotel is a stunning location for your wedding. The elegant Georgian house and beautiful grounds provide a relaxed and friendly setting to say “I do”.

Our experienced and dedicated Wedding co-ordinator is on hand throughout to offer advice and guidance, to alleviate any worries you may have and to ensure your day is truly magical. You are assured of excellent service, exciting menus tailored to your requirements and attentive staff.


The PowderMills is a suitable venue for weddings at any time of year – with log fires to welcome you and your guests on a cold winter’s day and stunning lakeside views for your drinks reception on a glorious summer day.


The impressive selection of purpose built function suites can be easily adapted to your personal needs. The Pavilion Suite, located by the poolside, is suitable for large weddings and our new Cloisters Suite caters for the smaller wedding reception and has a secluded spot overlooking the hotel.


The wedding packages have been specifically designed to guide you through the day, but at the same time are flexible enough to accommodate your individual needs. From an intimate gathering to an elegant reception for up to 250 guests, you will find everything you need.


The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and the renewal of vows. Our Lake House which overlooks the lake and is licensed for weddings outside.


Booking your wedding at The PowderMills Hotel will assure you of a truly memorable day in one of the finest locations in the South East.


• Romantic wedding venue in East Sussex surrounded by 150 acres of beautiful parkland, lakes and gardens

• Licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and out

• From small, intimate celebrations to large weddings up to 250

• 49 luxury bedrooms and Bridal Suite – exclusive use available

• Award winning chef and outstanding service

• Your dream country house wedding
#2

Brickwall House

Northiam, Rye East, Sussex, TN31 6NL, Rye, East Sussex
£4000
Up to 200 guests
Set amongst an historic garden in an a 60-acre estate, this impressive Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House, with its comfortably furnished 17th and 18th century interiors is truly wonderful to behold, both inside and out.

Here deep in rural East Sussex, you will discover all the character of a grand country house, combined with all the modern facilities to ensure a flawless occasion.


The venue is managed by award-winning wedding planning experts Nova Wedding Planning so you can be sure everything will run smoothly on your special day.


During term-time Brickwall House is a Dyslexia school so weddings are only held during the summer holidays. We also only every have one wedding a day to ensure you have an exclusive experience.


Ceremonies


There are a number of choices when it comes to having your ceremony at Brickwall House, making this a very flexible venue. You can choose either to marry in a civil ceremony in our drawing room, with space for 80 comfortably, or with 120 (80 inside and 40 in the courtyard). Alternatively, it's also possible to marry in a symbolic ceremony on one of our lawns or next to the topiary garden looking out onto the beautiful deer park which can both accommodate up to 200 seated.


Within walking distance of the venue is also beautiful St Mary's Church in Northiam, where it is possible to have a religious Church of England ceremony for up to 150 guests. However, you need to have a qualifying connection with the church in order to marry here.


The ideal setting for a wedding, the gardens at Brickwall House are a veritable treasure.


To the front of the property the driveway is bordered by perfectly manicured lawns whilst to the rear of the manor house are the formal gardens where the beds are planted with over a hundred variety of plant species, providing an array of colour throughout the year.


The walled garden with its topiary of yew chess pieces on a chess board is delightfully enchanting, beyond this is the Deer Park and chestnut avenue.


All of these spaces offer a cornucopia of photo opportunities and the perfect backdrop to your special day.


• Exclusive-Use Venue with a variety of ceremony options

• Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House

• Meticulously manicured lawns within a stunning 60-acre estate

• Bring in your own alcohol for the daytime with no corkage

• Award-winning wedding planning experts on hand

• 23 bedrooms on site to accommodate your guests
#3

Swallowtail Hill

Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane, Beckley, TN31 6TT, East Sussex, East Sussex
Up to 150 guests
If the words that best describe the vision you have for your wedding day are – Rural, Romantic and Relaxed – then Swallowtail Hill might just be the place for you. Our little corner of East Sussex is really something special – even if we do say so ourselves.

We can offer the whole of our site for your wedding reception and for the accommodation of some of your guests. Sixteen people can be accommodated in our two cabins and two cottages-on-wheels, and we offer space for a further 10 two-person tent pitches.


Our orchard is the setting for your marquee and we can accommodate receptions for up to 120 guests. We have an excellent little black book of suppliers who we work with to produce some stunning events.


Our emphasis is on events that are beautiful in their simplicity – naturally stylish and in keeping with the environment. If you’re after a very formal event then we probably aren’t the venue for you.
#4

Blackstock Country Estate

Grove Hill, Hellingly, BN27 4HF, East Sussex, East Sussex
£1000
Up to 200 guests
Blackstock Country Estate is a beautiful countryside wedding and events venue set in the rolling South Downs of Sussex. We host ceremonies, receptions and events in two cosy barns, surrounded by 70 acres of breathtaking estate. Rustic and rural, yet refined and romantic, we are surrounded by open meadows, bluebell woodland and peaceful lakes. Wild deer can be spotted on the grounds, among other wildlife roaming freely.

All this can be viewed from our two restored barns, one of which dates back to the 16th century, which can be hired together for exclusive use of the estate or hired separately. We are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests, or can recommend some nearby historic churches. For receptions, conferences and parties we have licensed bars, the capacity for live music and can provide top-quality bespoke catering.


• Licensed for civil wedding & partnership ceremonies of up to 180 guests

• Up to 180 guests can be seated for dining

• Bridal Cottage with romantic four poster bed

• Set in a beautiful rural location with views over the South Downs National Park

• 3 large hotels within 5-10 minutes' drive - ideal for guests requiring overnight accommodation

• parking for up to 150 guests
#5

Seafront Bandstand

Grand Parade,, BN21 3AD, Eastbourne, East Sussex
#6

All Saints Chapel

Darley Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7PE, East Sussex, East Sussex
£4000
Up to 120 guests
All Saints Chapel is available to hire for Civil Weddings, wedding receptions, concerts, dinners, conferences, recitals, dances, parties, PR launches and for films and videos.

The Chapel has just been voted into the

"You & Your wedding's top 100 venues list". Scoring 21st place behind the likes of the Natural History Museum. (2014)


The Chapel is unlike any other venue in Sussex. Its a place where you can let you imagination go wild. Anything is possible if you have the imagination.


The Chapel has its own grouds, parking and has direct access to a fantastic small park. Photo opportunities are unlimited. (Beach 10 minitue walk)


The Chapel is located in the town of Eastbourne. The closest major airport is Gatwick Airport, located 45 minutes away, and the closest City, is Brighton, an approximate car journey of 25 minutes. (Check out the Chapel on google maps BN20 7PE, satalite view)


Eastbourne offers a full range of accommodation, from the Grandest of Hotels to quaint and secluded B & B's.

Nestled in the South Downs, All Saints Chapel is within a short walking distance of the Grand promenade, and sea front.


Be our guest and tour this quintessentially, high stylish and elegant building, when making plans for your upcoming event, and be prepared to be astounded by all the grandiose and magnificence.


• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Catering available

• Full wedding service

• 45 minutes from Gatwick Airport

• Traditional chapel décor

• Great packages available
#7

Deans Place Hotel

White Way Seaford Road Alfriston, BN26 5TW, East Sussex, East Sussex
£3500
Up to 120 guests
Set in the charming historic village of Alfriston, Deans Place Hotel offers a stunning and breath taking setting to exchange your vows in style. Whilst overlooking the rolling hills of the beautiful East Sussex Downs, Deans Place Hotel is in a perfect tranquil and romantic setting, which along with our fantastic facilities and dedicated staff, will help to create the most wonderful and memorable day for your wedding.

At Deans Place you will enjoy our 4-acre onsite gardens and river, including our dedicated wedding garden with its own wishing well and gazebo, a large flinted outside terrace with stunning views of the East Sussex Countryside, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a dedicated wedding coordinator to guide you through the day with ease. Aside from this you can also benefit from our 36 luxurious bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and our varied packages to suit each individual need.


We are proud to offer award winning cuisine and the flexibility to cater for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a traditional 3 course wedding breakfast with first class meal options, or perhaps a mouth-watering hog roast or bbq we have a package that will suit you. Our weddings team are on hand at every step of the way, ensuring a flawless planning process and a relaxing wedding day that you will never forget.


• 3 licensed Ceremonies locations for up to 120 guests

• A beautiful outside Wedding Gazebo, fully licensed

• Stunning views over the South Downs

• Amazing photo opportunities within our grounds, which will help you remember your special day for years to come

• We only host one wedding per day so you can be assured of our very best and personal attention
#8

The Arabain Tent Company

Showroom:, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL, Lewes, East Sussex
Up to 300 guests
Discover luxury marquee hire and sumptuous party surroundings from a passionate Events team that take pride in creating magical environments for those extra special occasions.

Born from a passion for creating beautiful, inspiring party environments and a love of colour, texture and pattern, the enthusiasm for creating unique events led Founder Katherine Hudson to travel the World sourcing fabrics and furniture to create a range of bespoke marquees, event furniture and themed props which now decorate events with colour, texture and a unique personality.


This individual style is described as “a fairy-tale of warm, sumptuous colour” by our clients and transforms every event it touches.


This collection of unique marquees have English inspired interiors as well as ethnic influences and include an ‘Arts and Crafts’ inspired interior, vintage-style tents, Tea Party tents as well as the Arabic, Moroccan and Bollywood themes that provided the initial inspiration for the collection.


A range of event furniture and props complete the finished look and all are available from one place.


From dining chairs to dance floors, lounge furniture to lanterns, bespoke bars to bunting as well as heating, lighting and event coordination. See the huge range of ‘finishing touches’ and furniture, available to hire with or without the tents.
#9

Port Lymphne Hotel and Reserve

Aldington Rd, Lympne,, CT21 4LR, Hythe, Kent
Whether you want to hire Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for a birthday party, anniversary, naming ceremony, christening, dinner, or any other special occasion, we have the most amazing spaces for your private event.

The stunning coastal backdrop and many unique event spaces will help provide an unforgettable experience.
#10

Leeds Castle

Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, Maidstone, Kent
£8250
Up to 250 guests
Just a few months before Lady Baillie died in September 1974, she put in place plans to create a charitable foundation to which the Castle and grounds would be transferred, so that they could be preserved for future generations to visit and enjoy. Her lifelong friend Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd became the first Chairman of the Trustees of the Leeds Castle Foundation, and he set about ensuring the financial stability of the newly established charity.

An endowment of £1.4 million was invested and a further £400,000 was realised from the sale of furniture, so that improvements could be made to the Castle to attract paying corporate conferences. It was quickly realised that these alone would not support the ongoing costs of running the Estate, so in 1975 the gardens were opened to the public, and the following year the Castle was also made available to visitors.


The reputation of Leeds Castle as a leading visitor attraction and conference venue grew, and in 1978 it was chosen as the location for the Middle East peace talks that preceded the Camp David Accords of the same year.


Since then Leeds Castle has become one of England’s top tourist attractions and welcomes over 600,000 visitors a year, as well as hosting weddings, conferences and caring for the beautiful gardens and Castle interiors.


• Known as "The Loveliest Castle in the World"

• Additional accommodation of 42 bedrooms, all with breakfast served the next morning: 20 in the Castle, 5 in the Maiden’s Tower, 17 Stable Courtyard

• Catering for between 50-200 guests with the marquee on the Cedar Lawn catering for larger numbers

• On-site florist and catering

• Spectacular setting for photographs

• Available for civil ceremonies and partnerships
#11

Tonbridge School

212 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP, Tonbridge, Kent
Up to 250 guests
Tonbridge School can offer venues suitable for private dinners, parties and large receptions including weddings. We have rooms for small or large gatherings (40 to 400 guests), and can offer complete flexibility when planning events of any size or nature.

Function rooms include the more traditional-style areas such as the Lowry dining room, Big School and Old Big School Gallery. Alternatively the air conditioned Orchard Centre and TSC bar provide a contemporary setting.


Our experienced catering team can offer a variety of dining options, from informal fork buffets to full silver service dining. An extensive range of menu options is available and our event team and professional chefs are happy to discuss further ideas and use their creativity for special themes or propose bespoke menus. We offer a fully licensed bar service in many locations and can advise on wine and other beverage choices if required.


• An exclusive number of weddings each year.

• Wedding breakfasts spaces for up to 150 seated guests.

• Evening and buffet receptions for up to 250 guests.

• Traditional and contemporary venues.

• Stunning photographic opportunities.

• Bespoke and set menu packages available.
#12

Chiddingstone Castle

Hill Hoath Road Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD, Edenbridge, Kent
£5900
Up to 120 guests
For a unique, award-winning Castle venue with 35 acres of Kentish countryside that are exclusively yours on your wedding day, Chiddingstone Castle is the perfect choice.

With the Castle and grounds closed to the public for weddings, we are able to offer exclusive use of our wedding venue throughout the day. We have three separate areas licensed for the ceremony. During summer months most couples opt for a ceremony at the Orangery in the grounds, followed by drinks on the formal raised lawn, before coming inside to the Great Hall and the drawing room for the wedding breakfast and evening reception.


During the winter months, or in wet weather, the ceremony is by no means compromised by coming inside to the majestic Great Hall, a grand, formal room of Tudor heritage reflected in its oak panelling. The bridal couple sign the register at our 17th Century oak refectory table beneath the stained glass window. An aisle is created from the Print Room behind and, following the ceremony, drinks and canapés can be served in the White Rose Drawing Room adjacent, a light and elegant room with breathtaking views of the Weald and walls hung with paintings of the Stuart monarchs.


• Stunning Castle venue in the tranquil Tudor village of Chiddingstone

• Licensed for ceremonies

• Perfect for weddings all year round

• The venue is closed to the public on wedding days and is exclusively yours

• Can accommodate weddings of up to 120

• Professional and expert team will work closely with you and your suppliers to ensure your ideal day is made reality
#13

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
#14

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.
#15

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
#16

Hever Castle Golf Club

Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NP, Edenbridge, Kent
Up to 150 guests
Hever Castle has played host to many important events and celebrations for over 700 years. In 1903 when William Waldorf Astor set about restoring Hever Castle to its former glory, he added the Astor Wing, to accommodate his family and guests, before creating a lake and the spectacular Italian Garden to house his impressive collection of ancient Greek and Roman statuary.

Today the Astor Wing together with the Guthrie Pavilion in the Italian Garden and areas of the Castle itself are available for corporate and private events. Each venue has its own unique character and offers peace, privacy and seclusion in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. With this in mind, Hever Castle is proud to offer a selection of award winning venues.


Whether it’s the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the classic, country house atmosphere of the Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of the Italian Garden, Hever Castle offers a wedding venue to suit all your wedding day dreams.


• Beautiful, secluded areas for photographs

• Experienced Wedding Co-ordinator to help you plan your special day

• Friendly and professional staff, offering delicious dining options

• On-site accommodation

• Large car parking facilities

• Easily accessible from the M25, Gatwick & Heathrow
#17

The Oak Grove

Twinney Wharf, Susan's Lane, Upchurch, Kent, ME9 7HA, Upchurch, Kent
£6350
Up to 150 guests
Venue

Located in North Kent and nestled between two small villages, this woodland glade offers a magnificent venue for a unique, rural wedding. We can offer an exquisite ‘living willow’ licensed ceremony area to complete your day.


The wood itself sits beside tranquil meadows and is set within five acres of the North Kent countryside. Our treasured copse is not only surrounded by farmland on three sides but also lies within the ancient Saxon Shore Way on the banks of the River Medway.
#18

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham Historic, Dockyard Trust, The Sail & Colour Loft The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TW, Chatham, Kent
£6500
Up to 300 guests
At The Historic Dockyard Chatham you are not just “hiring a venue”, you are buying into a complete and unforgettable experience set within a place that is quite simply like no other.

Sitting at the heart of this wonderful place is Commissioner’s House (1704), the most intact naval building from the age of sail and a truly stunning location. All weddings are bespoke, from an intimate wedding in one of the private dining rooms, to a wedding breakfast for 120 people in the garden marquee. Some choose the House’s garden bar room to host their wedding cocktail hour or the romantic 17thcentury terraced gardens as the backdrop for their wedding photos capturing their perfect day.


But we’re not just about a beautiful Georgian house, we offer so much more - with wedding ceremonies on the magnificent Victorian 3-masted sloop HMS Gannet (1878) to evening parties held in our brand new ‘Commands of the Oceans Mess Deck’. We offer experiences that no other venue can match.


The special touches we provide with each wedding means no two are the same. Immaculate detail and pure care come across as you and your partner venture into the future.


• Unique historic maritime heritage estate

• Venues include Commissioner’s House (1704) - Britain's oldest intact naval building and; HMS Gannet (1878) the last remaining sloop of Queen Victoria’s Royal Navy

• Personalised service

• Incredible backdrops for wedding photos

• Dedicated wedding planner
#19

St Edmund’s School

St Thomas Hill, Canterbury Kent, CT2 8HU, Canterbury, Kent
Up to 150 guests
The beautiful, historic setting of St Edmund’s overlooks the city and cathedral of Canterbury, giving you and your guests a stunning view from St Thomas Hill, enjoyed from a large estate of secluded, mature gardens and parkland.

Our quintessentially English venue offers a superb choice to make your wedding day a truly memorable occasion. Whether planning a small ceremony or a larger wedding for up to 120 guests, St Edmund’s will help you create the perfect atmosphere.


A range of the very best in local caterers, florists, photographers, entertainers and other services offers you the flexibility to select your own tailor-made wedding day, from the traditional to a more contemporary feel.


Whether the Drawing room and Terrace with breath-taking views, our traditional oak-panelled Dining Hall, or our elegant limestone-arched outdoor colonnade, let the magnificent venue of St Edmund’s be the starting point for your special day, where our professional staff will ensure you have the wedding day of your dreams at Canterbury’s “Venue with a View”.


Religious wedding & Christening services


For those with a past or present link to the school, the beautiful Victorian chapel, completed in 1858 and enlarged in 1918, provides the perfect setting for your private wedding service, accommodating up to 120 guests.


The christening or naming ceremony of your child is a joyous occasion and St Edmund’s can stage both the service and the reception. We offer exclusive use of the beautiful chapel, or one of our private rooms, and a choice of excellent caterers for your celebratory function. We cater for intimate gatherings or large groups of up to 120 people.


Civil ceremonies and partnerships


Approved for civil marriages, civil partnerships and renewal of vows, St Edmund’s offers versatile choice within its majestic buildings and grounds. The elegant drawing room has a terrace with breath-taking views, and the oak-panelled dining hall provides a traditional setting for your wedding breakfast. Outside, the romantic Bath limestone-arched colonnade provides a wonderful alternative, followed by a marquee reception on the lawns.


In Memoriam


St Edmund’s Victorian chapel offers a beautiful, peaceful surrounding for private religious memorial services conducted with dignity and grace. For non-religious ceremonies, St Edmund’s provides a calm and restful venue for the memorial itself and afterwards, a flexible choice of reception alternatives to celebrate the life of your loved one.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships in both indoor and outdoor locations.

• Set within a 62 acre estate of beautiful parkland and gardens, boasting stunning views over Canterbury.

• Exclusive Use

• Beautiful grounds and scenery provide stunning backdrops for photos

• Excellent transport with new high-speed links to London

• Experienced Events manager
#20

Tower House

1 Westgate Gardens, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DB, Canterbury, Kent
£1295
Up to 75 guests
Weddings and civil ceremonies

Create your perfect day in our intimate and sophisticated venue, offering a touch of originality and a sense of grandeur. Tower House is fully licensed to host your wedding, civil ceremony or reception for up to 70 people.


With its traditional features, grand staircase, snug areas, chandelier lighting and abundance of natural light, it is a wonderful setting for an intimate wedding.


The terrace allows you and your guests to enjoy a glass of bubbly in a beautiful riverside location, while providing photo opportunities and space for children to run around and play.


Whether you prefer a champagne reception on the terrace with stunning views of the gardens, or want to relax inside our beautifully designed venue, each space can be adapted specially for you.


With a choice of rooms or exclusive use of the whole venue, we can accommodate all your friends and family.


• Historic venue in the heart of Canterbury with contemporary 21st century style

• Elegant and exclusive with excellent service

• Exclusive use of the venue on your special day

• Stunning sculpted flower and shrub gardens, perfect for photography

• Plenty of amazing photo opportunities

• Ability to host your ceremony and reception under one roof

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