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A stunning country wedding venue

When we think of a traditional English wedding, we envision a beautiful country manor and acres of beautiful gardens. If this is your dream wedding, then you will love our beautiful Sussex venue, Wakehurst.

A breathtakingly beautiful wild botanic garden managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Nestled in 500 acres of gardens and woodlands the photo opportunities here are endless. We provide the in-house catering and our talented Chefs can create tailored sumptuous menu’s based on the clients unique tastes.

The most popular space for weddings at Wakehurst is in the Elizabethan Mansion, steeped in history, this traditional manor house provides a grand setting for wedding celebrations. It is suitable for weddings from 20 to 80 guests seated and up to 180 in the evening.  There is the option of seating up to 140 guests over the two adjoining rooms.


For larger weddings marquee or tipi tents can be used on our croquet lawns adjacent to the Mansion itself, providing a grand backdrop for your special day.  Suitable for weddings up to 200 guests.

Millenium Seed Bank

Wakehurst is proud to be home to the Millennium Seed Bank, this contemporary world-famous glass atrium is a unique space to hold your drinks reception, with space on the lawns behind the Seed Bank to house a marquee.

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue or have any questions about weddings at Wakehurst, please do get in touch with our friendly

Weddings & Events Manager Jo Chellingworth.

Ardingly, Haywards Heath,
RH17 6TN
01444 894024