At Wadhurst Castle we understand how difficult it is, and yet how important, to make arrangements to mark the passing of a loved one. Whether you are planning a funeral and are looking for an alternative venue to a crematorium or funeral chapel, or you are arranging a wake or a memory sharing tea to celebrate a life, we can support you through the planning and be there at the event to ensure that it all goes smoothly. We welcome wakes and memorial gatherings after funerals that have taken place at one of the many churches and chapels local to Wadhurst and the Kent and Sussex Crematorium at Tunbridge Wells, as well as Humanist and alternative celebrations of life in the Carriage Barn itself.
Our lovingly restored Carriage Barn sits in its own private Well Courtyard and has direct access to the stunning Walled Garden of Wadhurst Castle. Part of the private 140 acre Wadhurst Castle estate it enjoys ample parking and easy, level access into the Carriage Barn and to the gardens. The Carriage Barn offers an intimate venue in an exclusive setting and yet is carefully and affordably priced.
Whether it be for exclusive hire only, or you would like us to help plan an afternoon tea or buffet we can help with the arrangements for your gathering of between 20 - 100 guests. Our Wadhurst Castle Wine Cellar can arrange carefully selected wines and drinks on an off-licence basis. There is private and direct access for funeral cars and for mobility restricted guests. We are pet friendly and your four legged friend is welcome to join you in paying respects.