Rooms & Suites
Ashdown Park is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and our superb rooms provide a wonderful atmosphere helping to create a really meaningful experience.
Attention to detail is our byword, from superb cuisine and wines to our dedicated team of staff with a wealth of experience in creating the perfect wedding.
Whether you are looking for somewhere grand or more informal, our choice of rooms and suites cater for all tastes. They range from a pretty Summer House on the manicured lawns to the stunning Richard Towneley Suite, a sympathetically restored former chapel.
RICHARD TOWNELEY SUITE
Our magnificent converted chapel is one of the most unique and impressive wedding venues in Sussex. Spectacular stained glass windows, designed by famous 19th century Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke, who used up to 30 shades of blue in some of the panes, create shimmering shafts of light. Complete with the original organ, wedding bells and a vaulted timber ceiling, the Harry Clarke provides a magnificent setting for lavish wedding banquets and receptions for 80 to 150 guests.
The room below the Harry Clarke is licensed for civil ceremonies and caters for 80 to 150 guests for the ceremony, before moving upstairs to the Harry Clarke for the wedding banquet. With a private terrace and the option of using the Summer House overlooking the lake for the ceremony, the suite provides wedding parties with an exclusive self-contained wedding venue.
HENRY SMART AND LADY BRASSEY SUITE
Named after one of the architects responsible for the creation of the Chapel, who was also an accomplished photographer (see his photos along the East Wing corridor), the Henry Smart room is licensed for wedding ceremonies for between 40 and 70 guests. Following a Wedding Breakfast in the Lady Brassey Suite, guests then return to the Henry Smart for their evening reception, complete with its own private terrace.
In keeping with the history of the mansion, the Lady Brassey is elegantly decorated and will provide you with an outstanding setting for your special day. The room is suitable for a wedding breakfast for between 40 and 70 guests. It can also be used as a private room for you and your guests to enjoy breakfast the following morning.
Situated on the lawns, the licensed Summer House is a wonderfully unique venue for your ceremony or drinks reception and is a stunning backdrop for the perfect wedding day.
The Summer House can be used in conjunction with the Richard Towneley Suite (converted Chapel) or as a venue in its own right. Your wedding ceremony can take place here with guests seated on the lawn and the sound of the lake in the background. Reception drinks are also on the lawn with the opportunity for the most fantastic photographs.
JACOB HENNIKER AND RICHARD DE WYCH SUITES
If you are planning a more intimate affair then the Jacob Henniker room is a perfect choice for your ceremony. Licensed for civil ceremonies, it is beautifully appointed at the entrance to the hotel and suitable for between 10 and 40 guests. It can also be used as a private room for you and your guests to enjoy breakfast the following morning.
Richard de Wych
The smallest of our rooms suitable for a wedding breakfast, yet no less impressive with its view overlooking the grounds and lake, the Richard de Wych is ideal for the most intimate of weddings, accommodating between 10 and 16 guests.