Welcome to Wadhurst Castle

A Licensed Wedding Venue in Sussex for Civil Ceremonies and Receptions

Welcome to
Wadhurst Castle

A Licensed Wedding Venue in Sussex for Civil Ceremonies and Receptions

Wedding & Civil Partnership Venue in Sussex

A hidden gem on the borders of the outstanding natural beauty of the Kent and Sussex countryside. A stunning venue that is exclusively yours on your special day. Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful country house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and magnificent gardens. The perfect setting for weddings and any other unforgettable celebration from a party of 2 up to 150 people. Our flexible and tailored approach means that we host receptions with or without a ceremony or the ceremony alone.

The castle is both a grand family house and a home from home. The stunning views create the perfect backdrop to your wedding experience. Guests can take advantage of the variety of licensed rooms from the intimacy of the Moncrieff Room, the Victorian charm of the Winter Garden with its exotic plants, to the grandeur of the Drawing Room. In the summer our guests can enjoy open air ceremonies in the beautiful Walled Garden. However you plan your day, Wadhurst Castle is exclusively yours for your special day.

Wadhurst Castle also offers the perfect setting for any other celebration or event, such as renewing your vows, naming your baby or any special occasion with your family and friends.

You will have our team on hand to help guide you through your event journey and to manage everything for you on the special day. Let our friendly and experienced team look after the details of your special event and help realise your dreams.

Our wedding and events season runs Mid-May to Mid-December each year. Outside of season dates please enquire for availability. Our new Carriage Barn will be available all year around from 2019.

For those who prefer a Small and Intimate Wedding

For up to 30 people we offer a special package for weddings taking place Monday-Thursday. With all the advantages of the same attention to detail and warm welcome but on a more intimate scale.

Our simple and flexible package includes the stunning venue for your ceremony and drinks reception as well as the 3 course wedding breakfast.

Our new Castle Barn

Our newly named The Carriage Barn in Well Courtyard has, quite rightly, generated a huge level of interest and will offer a new and additional space for ceremonies and events from late Spring/early Summer 2019. Restoration of the barn is on track and will offer a generous self-contained space adjacent to the castle complete with its own facilities. Further photos and details to follow! Carriage Barn will form part of the exclusive hire of the castle but will be offered for private events hire separately to the castle outside of the main season which takes place Mid-May to Mid-December.

Recent Reviews

Celebration review (January 2019)

"We contacted Wadhurst Castle as a possible venue for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Luncheon. We met the event's manager, Susan Terrell, who showed us the Castle and the three delightful rooms where the event would take place. The decision was made but, at that point, we did not realise that not only had we decided on the venue but with that decision came Susan Terrell! From that day forth Susan was at our side guiding us with every detail and request. Susan was able to recommend the caterer (Super Events), the florist, the invitations and even find us a piper who could pipe us to our table! Susan was at our side with every decision and with plenty of reassurance which we seemed to need on many occasions. Any query was answered instantly even late on a Saturday night while Susan was responsible for another event.

When the day arrived everything was perfect. Susan supervised the Luncheon with her quiet efficiency. She introduced our grand-children when they were stepping forward to entertain us. She made sure the men changed table after each course and she even took many informal photographs during the five hours of entertaining.

Our 50th Wedding Luncheon will be a memory for the rest of our lives and one that we can look back on with only praise and no criticism. Wadhurst Castle is a wonderful setting whether it be for a wedding or an informal luncheon and all we wish to say is a huge thank you for making our anniversary such a success and without Susan Terrell it would not have happened.

A first class venue and a first class Event Manager."

Thank you from Gerard and Gillian Lemmens

Celebrations

If you are planning any event, celebration or party, Wadhurst Castle is the perfect venue for up to 100 people (150 people with a marquee on the lawn). Each event is tailor made and carefully planned with our clients to ensure that every detail is perfect. A day both you and your guests will always remember.

The beautiful gardens make the perfect place for guests to mingle over drinks while the children play happily on the lawn.

We pride ourselves on the care and attention we take over every event from Naming Ceremonies for babies to the sad duty of hosting a reception following a funeral.

What better backdrop to your Silver or Golden anniversary, milestone birthday, engagement or family celebration. Enjoy the help and expertise of our team to create your perfect occasion.

Recent Reviews

Celebration review (January 2019)

"We contacted Wadhurst Castle as a possible venue for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Luncheon. We met the event's manager, Susan Terrell, who showed us the Castle and the three delightful rooms where the event would take place. The decision was made but, at that point, we did not realise that not only had we decided on the venue but with that decision came Susan Terrell! From that day forth Susan was at our side guiding us with every detail and request. Susan was able to recommend the caterer (Super Events), the florist, the invitations and even find us a piper who could pipe us to our table! Susan was at our side with every decision and with plenty of reassurance which we seemed to need on many occasions. Any query was answered instantly even late on a Saturday night while Susan was responsible for another event.

When the day arrived everything was perfect. Susan supervised the Luncheon with her quiet efficiency. She introduced our grand-children when they were stepping forward to entertain us. She made sure the men changed table after each course and she even took many informal photographs during the five hours of entertaining.

Our 50th Wedding Luncheon will be a memory for the rest of our lives and one that we can look back on with only praise and no criticism. Wadhurst Castle is a wonderful setting whether it be for a wedding or an informal luncheon and all we wish to say is a huge thank you for making our anniversary such a success and without Susan Terrell it would not have happened.

A first class venue and a first class Event Manager."

Thank you from Gerard and Gillian Lemmens

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Wadhurst Castle, Wadhurst, Sussex TN5 6DA [see map]

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