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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Be one of the first couples to experience the magic of Alfriston Gardens. This recently redeveloped wedding and events venue has already swept up the accolade for Best Development at the LIS Awards! 

Facilities and Capacity

Our award-winning two-acre estate is surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. Blending historic charm with modern elegance, our Century & Woodland Barns serve as the ideal backdrop for your romantic civil ceremony and reception.

A state-of-the-art mezzanine has been added to our traditional Century Barn, with a viewing area that's ideal for photo opportunities. Opening to the new Woodland Barn, this event space can host up to 155 guests, depending on your desired setup and floor plan. Your day, your way!

Oak Lodge is suitable for more intimate wedding receptions and doubles as a sociable reception area. Alfriston Gardens' stunning grounds provide a beautiful botanical backdrop for photos following your ceremony, with indoor options should the British weather prevail.

Black Pepper Hospitality manages all your food and beverage requirements at Alfriston Gardens, ensuring you are in capable and experienced hands when it comes to menu selections and more. Our team oversee the smooth running or reception service, so your guests will feel the warm hospitality this venue has to offer. Please connect with the in-house team to learn more about wedding offers, exclusive hire, and specialist services.


Offering luxury accommodation for up to 55 of your guests, Alfriston Gardens is one of only a limited number of UK wedding venues able to offer exclusive-use lodging for this many visitors.

Our accommodation centrepiece is the stunning Lavender Lodge. It provides a serene and tranquil getaway where your wedding party can enjoy the preparations for your big day. This standalone cottage offers privacy and a relaxed setting for restorative overnight stays.

Nestled in our meadow garden, nine en-suite shepherd huts provide your guests an authentic glamping experience, perfectly blending outdoor adventures with luxurious comforts.

Alternative lodging is available in our modern Vine Hotel with ten beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms. Breakfast is served in Oak Lodge, a multi-functional space where your friends and family can stay in the five bedrooms upstairs and gather to reflect on the celebrations.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Alfriston Gardens

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Amy C. Sent on 13/01/2024
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Perfect, stunning, incredible!

We have booked Alfriston for our wedding and we are so so glad we did! There really was no other venue that compared to it! We have found it to be much more affordable compared to other venues, and you get much more included! Janie is so friendly and helpful with everything and happy to answer all of my questions. You get exclusive use of the venue and the bedrooms are so beautifully done. We will be forever grateful we found Alfriston Gardens ♥️
Lyndsey Sent on 12/10/2023
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Brillaint and gorgeous venue!

Alfriston gardens has just been completely renovated and looks absolutely gorgeous! We got married at the end of September and were the second wedding to be held there. The duo of Janie’s who’s fantastic and gets things done and helped me up to and including the day but Dean who runs black pepper (catering) for the venue was just as helpful.
They helped up with the order of the day, tasting recommended other suppliers too. Janie helped when one of the decorations hadn’t arrived the day before and I had nothing to worry about.
Would highly recommend this venue as it’s gorgeous and the team are fantastic. We had the best day!
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21 Jul
Open Door

They are excited to invite you to their exclusive Summer Open Day on Sunday 21st July, here at Alfriston Gardens, from 10:00 am to 4 pm.


  • Dressed to impress: the Century and Woodland Barns, Oak Lodge and their beautiful gardens, will be open and dressed for you to begin planning your magical wedding day here
  • Little Black Book: A number of their trusted and recommended local wedding suppliers will be on hand from dresses to photographs, outdoor games and more to inspire you and help you imagine your day
  • Events Team: Their amazing team will be here to meet you, hear all about your plans so far, and chat all things wedding
  • Honeymoon Cottage: Come see Lavender lodge - with its boutique bathroom, sumptuous furnishings and amazing get ready space - situated in the heart of their Wildflower Meadow
  • Glass of Bubbles: Enjoy a delicious glass of bubbly and a delicious treat or two as you sample the delights Alfriston Gardens has to offer

To RSVP, please click on the link in Calendly.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible! They look forward to welcoming you to Alfriston Gardens! If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact one of the team.

Best wishes,

Janie & India

Date: From 21/07/2024 to 21/07/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 16:00
Place: Alfriston Road, Polegate, East Sussex

Preferred suppliers

Tony Dunn Flowers
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Jo Sweeney Photography
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Cath Adam @ The Bride Shop
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· Bridalwear Shops
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· Florists


Alfriston Road, Berwick BN26 5QS Polegate (East Sussex)
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