The castle was first built in 1818-20 by James Louis West.
In 1933 the Castle was badly damaged by fire and the following year the estate was purchased by Alfred Matthews.
Matthews was an architect and set about repairing the fire-damaged interior. During the Second World War the Castle was commandeered for use by the Canadian Army.
The estate is now in the joint ownership of the Fitzgerald and Clough families who have done a great deal to return the gardens and grounds to their former glory.
Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful country house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all weddings, civil partnerships and any other celebrations. The gardens are superb and there are stunning views from the terrace and South Lawn across the Sussex countryside.
The castle and its beautiful gardens are ideally suited to celebrating the milestones in life; from naming celebrations, wonderful lunch parties, silver and gold wedding celebrations to the gathering of those marking a family member’s passing. At Wadhurst Castle, we pride ourselves on the care and attention we take over every event.
Each occasion is planned with our clients to ensure that every detail is perfect and your guests will always remember the day.
Weddings & Civil Partnerships
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Celebrations & Special Events
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Wadhurst Castle Cottage is a charming Regency self catering holiday cottage set in its own secluded garden full of cottage flowers, within the Castle estate. It has well proportioned rooms, and is a light, spacious and welcoming self catering holiday home for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.
There is a wood burner in the spacious sitting room where there is also a sofa bed available. A stone’s throw away from the castle, this is the perfect location for your wedding night or for guests looking to have a holiday in East Sussex.
Fair Oak Farm in Mayfield has a range of converted Grade II listed farm buildings and barns, eco-lodge tree houses, and shepherds’ huts and sleeps 36 in 12 acres of wonderful Sussex countryside.
Wadhurst Castle is on the outskirts of the village of Wadhurst, just seven miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and 45 miles from central London. Maidstone is 20 miles away, Gatwick 30 miles and Brighton 25 miles.
Take the M25 (exit Jct 5) on to the A21 (signed to Sevenoaks – do not turn off at Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells) to the Lamberhurst bypass. At the roundabout take the B2162 to Lamberhurst and then the B2100 to Cousley Wood and Wadhurst. This road ends in a “T” junction, left to Wadhurst, right to Tunbridge Wells. Go straight over through an entrance marked “private” with cast iron railings and a stone gatehouse to the left hand side of the gates and follow the drive round to the main courtyard or car park.
Although the postcode for Wadhurst Castle is TN5 6DA, some sat navs may take you to a nearby road called Castle Walk – this is incorrect as there is no access to Wadhurst Castle from there.
Wadhurst Station is on a Main Line route from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge – journey time approx. 1 hour – with regular trains.
Wadhurst Castle is 1 mile from the station. If you require a taxi do book this in advance.
The nearest airport is London Gatwick.