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.

That’s to say nothing of 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 of which come as part of your dream wedding at Ashdown Park Hotel. 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. The Richard Towneley Suite is a converted chapel with a vaulted hammer beam ceiling and is lit beautifully by stained glass windows. Designed by Harry Clarke, he reputedly used over 30 shades of blue in the windows, bathing the interior in rainbow shades of coloured light, which creates a magical setting that the bride and groom will remember forever.

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While the 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.  It’s licensed for civil ceremonies and also makes a charming setting for celebratory refreshments.

Couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful settings for wedding 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.

Let our wedding co-ordinators help you with menus, flowers, entertainment, whatever you need to make the day extra special, from tweaking our popular wedding packages to suit your party to creating a totally bespoke event, we can take care of everything.

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  • "We just wanted to send a huge, huge thank you to you (Lauren) and the team for all your help with organising and running our wedding day. We had a wonderful time and everything was as we had envisaged it. We love the personalised bath robes, thank you!! Thanks so much for your patience and help to make our wedding perfect."
    Linda and Tim - September 2015
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting together our day, it was truly the best day of our lives and we have had a lot of compliments from the guests since on the venue, the decorations etc. We are hoping to take you up on the kind offer and be back next year to celebrate our anniversary! Thank you also for the champagne and personalised robes, a very kind (and unexpected) touch."
    James & Helen - August 2015
  • "I just wanted to say a big thanks to you for all your help with my friend's hen weekend arrangements. You were such a great help throughout all the planning stages and I really appreciated your prompt replies to all my questions! We had a fantastic weekend at Ashdown. The sun was shining for the afternoon activities and the evening dinner in our private dining room was great fun! Everyone loved the stunning refurbished rooms which you kindly allocated for us too."
    Susie - August 2015
  • "We would like to thank you for helping make our wedding day so special. We had a lovely day at Ashdown Park Hotel. You (Lauren) and Richard and the team made the day run so smoothly and effortlessly - we could not have wished for a better venue."
    Julie & Gordon - June 2015
  • "I just wanted to write to you on behalf of us both, to thank you very much indeed for all your hard work and attention to detail, in ensuring our wedding went so well. We simply had a fantastic experience, even beyond our expectations. The food was wonderful and the service provided by Richard and his team was exceptional. We will definitely be back in the future."
    Kevin & Roberta
  • "We'd like to say thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding a day to remember. We couldn't have hoped for a better day, you even got the weather sorted! Thank you so much."
    Michael & Laura
  • "I would just like to say a big thank you (Lauren) for all the help and advice you have given us over the past few months. We had a most wonderful wedding and I would also like you to extend a huge thank you to Richard and his team. Throughout the day Richard was kind, helpful and extremely professional. From the start to finish, food, wine, ambiance, all staff there, including Reception, Porters etc gave us 100% and more at all times."
    Cherry & Colin
Civil Ceremonies

At Ashdown park we have 4 venues licensed for civil ceremonies, from the strunning 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.


Our Rooms

Richard Townley Suite

Henry Smart & Lady Brassey Suite

Summer House

Jacob Henniker & Richard De Wych