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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. 

Wedding Showcase

To find details of our next Wedding Showcase event, where you can see Ashdown Park in all its wedding finery and meet our recommended suppliers, please click here

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We would be delighted to meet with, give you a tour of Ashdown Park Hotel and talk through your vision.

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When we say perfect, we really mean perfect. Ashdown Park hosted the perfect wedding reception for us, we cannot thank the staff enough for the service they provided.

Everything was on time, coordinated to perfection, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Many of the guests saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to!

Milly, our coordinator, was truly excellent throughout, replying promptly to emails with any queries we had, and made us feel so calm and welcoming on the day. We cannot thank her enough for making our day so special.

We will never forget it and we will be staying every anniversary. Ashdown Park has a very special place in our hearts.
Ellie & James
We could not have imagined it to have gone any better than it did. The wedding, the food, the venue, the staff; everything was out of this world and provided us with such a memorable day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Nothing was too much for you and you all made both Sarah and I feel totally at ease with what we thought was going to be a stressful planning turned out to be the complete opposite due to your professional nature and we would both like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We cannot wait to return to Ashdown in the future to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
Mike and Sarah
WOW - just a really massive thank you to everyone, especially Kai, for making our dream Wedding a reality. It was the best day of our lives.
The staff were absolutely flawless and all our guests had the best time.
We will treasure the memories and be wearing our personalised dressing gowns for years to come!
Cassie & Sam
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding at Ashdown Park Hotel on Saturday 30th October. It was genuinely the BEST day ever!

Ashdown Park Hotel is set within an absolutely stunning building and grounds. The service of the staff was impeccable and we couldn’t fault it in any way! All of our guests are still raving about how beautiful the hotel is, and how amazing everything was! A huge thanks to the kitchen team, waiting staff and a big shout out to Tanya, Iona, Gaetan and David Blight the Toastmaster!
If anyone is looking for a wedding venue, book Ashdown Park Hotel!
We cannot tell you how happy we were with you guys at Ashdown Park Hotel! You looked after us and treated us like royalty from the Thursday lunchtime that we turned up. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

Our wedding day was THE best day, it surpassed our expectations! And that was because of all of the staff there! The way you looked after us all...seeing things we hadn’t even spotted yet: providing a towel for the photos outside, a cushion for my Nan etc. It’s the small gestures along with the big ones that make the difference!

I could keep typing as we have been left with the best memories and that’s down to all of you! We haven’t stopped telling people how amazing a wedding with you guys is and we hope our recommendations make a difference. Our photographer Anthony even said you made him feel like a member of the wedding party and not a member of staff as he is made to feel at a lot of his venues.
"Thank you" seems like such a low-energy response compared to what I am feeling right now. The weekend went by so quickly, and I am only now able to reflect on what a magnificent event we had.

The venue was stunning, the food was excellent - and everyone was so impressed with the venue. Although, to be fair, who wouldn't be? Room 1 was just fantastic, and the personalised robes after our ceremony were an excellent touch - one for which we are so very grateful.

The staff, lead by Dylan, were great and just couldn't do enough for us. People will be talking about last weekend for a very long time. We will definitely come back to our special place at some point; Ashdown Park Hotel is a part of our story now.
The venue is breath-taking. This professional friendly team really do know what they are doing to make a wedding super special ...I was completely relaxed knowing the incredible team had everything in hand. I'm so glad I choose Ashdown Park and we will return every year to celebrate our anniversary! Thank you so much.
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.
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!
From the moment we arrived for our first meeting with Tanya and the team, to the moment they waved us off the morning after our wedding, everything we needed was done for us. The venue itself is beautiful and has such character and we had the most wonderful day that we will look back on and treasure forever.
Colm & Helen
We want to thank you sincerely as we had the most wonderful day. Nothing about the day would we have changed. You and your staff really pulled out all the stops to make us feel very special and absolutely nothing was too much bother. To think that we would have the wedding of our dreams during a global pandemic was unimaginable yet you achieved it.

The venue itself was stunning, the guests were all blown away by the transition from downstairs to upstairs. We want to acknowledge your patience with our indecisiveness on the indoor/outdoor seating with respect to the weather and also accommodating the singer both inside or outside. Finally, the beautiful touch of the embroidered dressing gown gift in our suite was just wonderful. It really was a lovely surprise when we made it back to our suite after the day.
We wanted to drop you a quick line to say a massive Thank You to all the team. You were all excellent and we had the best day ever!
From the moment we met you we knew you would do us proud and you really did! Dylan and the rest of the staff were exceptional from the moment we checked in we were looked after and made to feel special and toastmaster Stephen took the lead and was such a calming influence.
So thank you to you all with all our heart
Steve and Jo Tester
Wedding Celebration Inspiration

Discover a world of possibilities with our wonderful range of alternative wedding packages. With something to suit everyone, Ashdown Park Hotel is the perfect choice to make your magical day unforgettable.


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.


Couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful wedding settings. From the stunning stained glass windows in The Richard Towneley Suite to the outdoor romantic Summer House overlooking the lake, you will find your perfect surroundings. Seek out our beautiful Secret Garden, or a secluded spot on the lawns backlit by dappled sunshine streaming through the trees of the countryside.

Wed on New Year's Eve

A New Year's Eve wedding offers a magical blend of celebration and symbolism, marking the start of a new chapter in love and life.

Our Forest 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.