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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 wedding or civil partnership venues in Sussex.

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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 or civil partnership in a private room, a larger gathering in one of our banqueting suites, or a spectacular affair with a wedding banquet for 150 guests, at Ashdown Park you’ll find the perfect Sussex wedding venue. 

Weddings At Ashdown Park

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 in Sussex.

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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We offer special packages so you can relax and leave all the planning to us. Or if you prefer, with flexibility and a personal approach, we can tailor make packages and menus to create your dream wedding or civil partnership.

Excellent venue, fantastic staff and Tanya's help from the very beginning was superb...Thank you very much for a brilliant day.
We cannot thank you & the team at Ashdown Park enough. Our day was absolutely perfect. Thank you for our personalised dressing gowns too. Everyone commented on how stunning the venue looked, and the amazing food and service. I honestly couldn’t fault anything.
"Our wedding coordinator went above and beyond to make sure our day was extra special and we cannot thank her enough for her efforts!"
We honestly had the BEST day ever! Everything went smoothly (apart from the weather during the photos) and we enjoyed every minute! Thank you so much for your card and for the robes (we love them). Ashdown is absolutely perfect and everyone had such a lovely time! The photographer said that we should have some in a week. He absolutely loved the hotel and scenery as did everyone else, it really is a magical beautiful place!
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.
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.

At Ashdown Park we have four wedding 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.


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 altogether 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.

Our Revitalise Spa offers bridal party makeup, manicures and pedicures, as well as pre-wedding spa days. So you can totally relax and allow our team to look after your every wedding need.