Welcome to Wadhurst Castle

A Licensed Wedding Venue in Sussex for Civil Ceremonies and Receptions

Private and Exclusive Wedding & Civil Partnership Venue in Sussex

In a Snapshot

  • Award wining castle venue
  • Exclusive use of castle, gardens and barn
  • Charming country location on the Kent/East Sussex borders
  • Stunning gardens and views
  • Various indoor and garden locations licensed for ceremonies
  • Flexible wedding planning tailored to you
  • On day event management included
  • No corkage venue
  • Panel of recommended caterers to choose from
  • Special Small and Intimate wedding package
  • Stock of furniture for ceremony and receptions included
  • 3 bedroom cottage separately available for stays
  • Woodland lodge separately available from 2024

  • Wadhurst Castle Weddings enjoy a very special home in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty on the borders of Kent and Sussex. A stunning venue that, for all of our weddings, is always exclusively yours on your special day. The perfect setting for weddings and any other unforgettable celebration, from a party of 2 up to 130 people. Our flexible and tailored approach means that we host receptions with or without a ceremony or the ceremony alone.

    The castle rooms, the barn and the beautiful gardens are all included in the venue hire for each wedding. The stunning views from each add to the creation of the perfect backdrop for your wedding experience. Guests can take advantage of the variety of areas licensed for legal ceremonies from the Victorian charm of the Winter Garden with its exotic plants, to the grandeur of the castle's Drawing Room or the light filled and spacious Carriage Barn. In the summer, you can enjoy open air ceremonies in the beautiful Walled Garden or on the South Lawn with its magnificent views. Whatever you plan for your special day, Wadhurst Castle, its gardens and barn are exclusively yours to enjoy.

    You will have our friendly and professional team on hand to assist you through your event journey, and to help manage everything for you on the special day.

    All our events enjoy a choice between our four excellent recommended caterers. They also benefit from our no corkage policy should you choose to provide your own drinks for part or all of the celebrations. Of course, our Wadhurst Castle Wine Cellar can also provide a carefully chosen and competitive full wine list on an off licence basis if you prefer.

    For those who prefer a Small and Intimate Wedding

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

    Our simple and flexible package includes the canapes for your drinks reception as well as a 3 course wedding breakfast provided by one of our main wedding caterers. You will enjoy the same no corkage offering if you choose to provide your own drinks or we can provide a drinks package for you. Simple, easy planning for a Small and Intimate wedding.

    The Carriage Barn

    Our beautifully and sympathetically restored Carriage Barn situated in its own Well Courtyard offers a light and spacious addition to the Wadhurst Castle Estate. The barn is licensed for ceremonies and perfect for wedding breakfasts and receptions for up to 104 guests.

    Our castle wedding season runs from May to November each year (and includes the castle, gardens and Carriage Barn for our weddings taking place during this time of year). Outside the castle season, the Carriage Barn together with the gardens and Well Courtyard can be hired separately on an exclusive basis between January and April each year for daytime ceremonies, celebrations and small and intimate weddings.

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

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