Sussex Wedding Venue at Ashdown Park

The architecture, the grounds, the service and of course the stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings of the sympathetically converted chapel all conspire to make Ashdown Park one of the most romantic of wedding venues in Sussex.

The neo-Gothic splendour of the Grade II listed mansion house, a choice of period rooms, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a lovingly maintained secret garden, all come as part of your dream wedding. Whether you’re celebrating a small intimate wedding in a private room, a larger gathering in one of our banqueting suites, or a spectacular affair with wedding banquet for 150 guests, at Ashdown Park you’ll find the perfect Sussex wedding venue. 


Telephone: +44 (0)1342 824988

The Richard Towneley Suite is a converted chapel with a vaulted ceiling and is lit beautifully by stained glass windows. Designed by Harry Clarke, it fills the interior in rainbow shades of coloured light, which creates a magical setting that the bride and groom will remember forever.

The licensed Summer House, which stands in a quiet part of the lawn overlooking the lake, offers an all together different kind of experience which is more informal and relaxed but no less romantic.

Couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful settings for photographs. Seek out our beautiful Secret Garden, or a shady spot overlooking the lake, backlit by dappled sunshine streaming through the trees of the East Sussex countryside.

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  • "Our wedding day was totally amazing and we really can't thank you enough, we really wish we could relive the day all over again. Big thank you to all the team at the hotel also, who made everything go the way we both dreamt."
    Lucy & Sam - July 2017
  • "Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for making yesterday's wedding a big success! We really had a great day and all the guests loved it. Our wedding makeup and hair stylist and photographers said they had been to so many wedding venues in the UK and continental Europe, and Ashdown Park Hotel is one of the best in their opinions, and they were surprised that they didn't know about it much earlier."
    Dainan & Shaun - June 2017
  • "Just a quick note to say how pleased we were with our wedding last Sunday. We had a great time and all our guests commented on what a fabulous venue it was. Amber was brilliant...and the staff looked after us so well. Everything was perfect"
    Mel & Robert - January 2017
  • "Thank you so very much, we absolutely had the best stay and our wedding day was perfect!! I can't thank the conference and banqueting team enough, they couldn't have been anymore attentive to us or our guests."
    Jacqui & Jim - September 2016
  • "Ashdown Park exceeded all of our expectations and more, and even now, three months on I have friends and family telling me how beautiful it is, and how lucky we are to have had our wedding there, obviously I agree! It's the perfect setting for a perfect day, and there really is no other venue I would have chosen, not even one that would have come close to Ashdown. We have the most beautiful photographs of us both on the staircase in the reception, and of course with the stain glass windows behind us as we stood on the dance floor, the table lay outs looked like they came from a magazine - I cannot emphasis enough how incredible it all was."
    Emma & Darren - August 2016
  • "We were absolutely thrilled and delighted with the way our wonderful wedding day just flowed. We had put a lot of thought and detail into how we wanted our day to be and Sara together with Amber and her team just took over and ensured it was perfect in every way. Smooth running and full of happiness and fun. The bridal suite we had was luxurious to say the very least with the most wonderful views over the grounds down to the lake and forest beyond. Our overnight guests were delighted with their accommodation too. The waiting and bar staff were always on hand and our wedding breakfast absolutely delicious, thank you Chef."
    Ian & Diane - May 2016
Civil Ceremonies

At Ashdown Park we have four venues licensed for civil ceremonies, from the stunning Summer House overlooking the lake to the beautiful John Hayward Suite which is large enough to accommodate 140 guests, within the converted Chapel.

Whether you require a civil ceremony, civil partnership, or want to convert your civil partnership to a marriage, we have the perfect setting available with plenty of beautiful backdrops to capture the moment.

Contact us now to discuss your every detail.

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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.


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