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Last update: August 2023

Nestled in the heart of a 186-acre estate, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country is a magical and romantic location in East Grinstead, West Sussex, for weddings and nuptial events. At the bottom of a sweeping driveway lays a glorious neo-Gothic Grade II listed mansion surrounded by lakes, lush manicured lawns, and woodlands that attract deer, creating an idyllic backdrop for wedding photographs.

Facilities and Capacity

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country retains the magnificence of a bygone era combined with the luxurious facilities of a modern hotel. This venue is licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships, and their superb rooms provide a wonderful atmosphere, helping to create a really meaningful experience. Attention to detail is their motto, from exquisite 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, their choice of rooms and suites cater to all tastes. From a Summer House on the manicured lawns to the stunning Richard Towneley Suites, and a restored chapel, there is somewhere for every couple to say their 'I dos.' On your wedding day, Ashdown Park's stunning setting is sure to wow guests as it offers a wealth of inspirational backdrops for photographs, including the lake with a cascading fountain in their secluded secret garden.

Choose from a selection of enchanting wedding packages tailored to suit your unique style and preferences. Our silver package offers timeless elegance, while the gold package exudes opulence and sophistication. For an extravagant affair, the platinum package is the perfect choice, leaving your guests in awe.

If you prefer a more intimate celebration, our intimate package is thoughtfully crafted to create cherished memories with your closest loved ones. For those seeking a private and romantic escape, our elopement package is a match made in heaven.

Embrace the magic of winter with our winter wishes package, where the allure of the season adds an enchanting touch to your festivities. If you're looking for a serene and beautiful ceremony, our ceremony-only package offers a seamless experience.

Finally, for those seeking to reaffirm their love and commitment, our vow renewal package allows you to relive your special day and cherish your journey together.

At Ashdown Park Hotel, we are devoted to bringing your wedding dreams to life. Our expert team will guide you through every detail, ensuring your day is nothing short of perfection. Let us be a part of your love story, as we create memories that will last a lifetime.

Services Offered

In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. The experienced event planners here work with you intimately and professionally to plan an exquisite wedding. These coordinators know how to plan flawless weddings and make your vision a reality. In addition, a variety of event items are available for use, including tables, chairs, linens, and china. For entertainment needs, the venue is happy to provide the use of their state-of-the-art audio equipment, as well as DJ facilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
George W. Sent on 14/07/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Lovely venue shame about cards being stolen

Just a warning about ashdown park hotel
We had our wedding there in June 23
We had cards stolen from the card box.
Venue was lovely but not very helpful after notifying them about missing cards, checked cctv and gave a very generic reply to our complaint.
If you have or looking to book venue insist on gift table being placed in the breakfast room as ours was in the lobby part of the chapel which any guest staying at the hotel could freely walk in to. This part of the venue isn’t covered by cctv.
This area has bar staff manning the bar and only has guests when buying drinks, passing to the outside area or signing guest book!
Chris Sent on 18/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Summer Wedding At Ashdown Park

We got married on the 26th July 2019 on a beautiful summers day. From the moment we arrived the staff were superb, attentive, and helped with anything that we needed.

A special thanks to Lucy our Wedding Co-ordinator who helped us in the build up to our day, Braden who looked after us throughout the day and all the staff at Ashdown Park who helped to make our special day. We are so very grateful to you all, you do a fanstatic job.

We'd highly recommend Ashdown Park as a wedding venue. The beautiful grounds, scenary, food, staff and facilties. Everything was perfect and all our guests commented over the day how spectacluar the venue is. A perfect venue for a perfect wedding!
Carol Sent on 04/06/2019
4 out of 5 rating

Unbelievably disappointing

Breakfast next morning was cold, service very bad, untrained staff, staff rude, Very poor - shameful for the bride and groom, their Bridal Suite had been given to another guest and they did not find out until they attempted to go to bed. Awful.
Adele Sent on 16/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding comes true

We need to thank everyone at the Ashdown Park Hotel for making our dream wedding comes true. We got married on 12th July 2018, it was a beautiful hot sunny day. The venue was absolutely stunning, the food was amazing, the service was great. Everything was just perfect, and the guests are still talking about how wonderful it was. Especially thanks to our wedding coordinator Sara Hewitt, she's a star! Very professional, patient, attention to detail, great planning and efficient! Without her, the wedding won't be that smooth and flawless!
We are so pleased that this dog friendly hotel allows our beloved little westie to join us all day long both indoor and outdoor, even have a seat during the wedding breakfast lol
Thank you again and we will be back for our anniversary celebrations next year :)
Mr & Mrs Lo
Laressa Sent on 08/09/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale Wedding Come True

We got married at Ashdown Park Hotel on 4th September 2010. It was absolutely amazing. The day was just perfect, from the food and drink to the hotel rooms, the views & grounds.
We would definitely recommend getting married here; the staff are so friendly and will go out of their way to help.
You really have to see the venue to believe how breathtaking it is, especially the Richard Towneley Suite. You get the best of both worlds – a civil ceremony in a historic chapel.
If you are staying the night of the wedding we would recommend you ask for the Lake room, we stayed in this one and didn’t want to leave!
A special thanks to Tanya and David who were brilliant on the day and the whole year leading to our big day. We will be back to stay very soon!
Nick Sent on 06/09/2011
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true!!

We got married at APH on 30/07/11 and it was better than we ever could have imagined! From the first moment we looked at the Richard Towney Suite (the chapel) for our reception nearly 18 months previously we knew that this was THE place for us - it just had that wow-factor! Luckily it was sunny on the day so we had drinks at the summer house by the lake which was one of the best parts of the day and a great way to relax after the nerves and excitement of the service. But even if the weather had not been great, there are so many beautiful parts of the hotel indoors - our indoor photos look stunning. The team at APH were brilliant especially Lisa and Richard and the food was incredible. Every one of our guests loved the day and people are still talking about how wonderful it was! We had more than one of our frieds say things like "when I dream about getting married, this is what it is like" and "this is by far the most stunning wedding I've ever been to" which really does say it all! Seeing the chapel all laid out with the flowers, table linen, chair covers etc. was breathtaking and we couldn't be more sure that we made the right choice. We had very high expectations of APH and they were all exceeded!! We also decided to stay for another day after the wedding to take it all in and to enjoy the grounds which was definitely a wise choice and just makes the whole experience last longer. Will will definitely be returning for anniversaries!!
Mrs Sent on 14/12/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue, perfect day

From start to finish the attention to detail on all aspects was beyond expectations. Guests were looked after and made to feel comfortable throughout the day and myself and my husband couldn't have been happier with every aspect. We would recommend Ashdown Park Hotel as a perfect venue to everyone.
Mrs Sent on 09/11/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, Stunning, Amazing & Prefect

We got married at Ashdown Park Hotel on 16th October 2010. It was beautiful, stunning and amazing. The day was absolutely perfect.
We would definitely recommend getting married here; the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the food and drink is wonderful and the service provided was beyond our expectations. The Bridal Suite was fantastically large (and perfect for pre-ceremony photographs). We would 100% recommend the Ashdown Park to anyone who wants to experience everything truly magnificent on their special day.
The venue is breathtaking - especially the Richard Towneley Suite (a converted chapel) and the grounds overlooking the lake.
Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. It was without a shadow of a doubt, the most perfect day we'd dreamed of.
A special thanks to Lisa Wren who was brilliant during the whole year leading to our big day and our wedding day itself. We will definitely be back to stay!
Mrs Sent on 22/09/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Venue, highly recommended!

I had a lot of compliments about the venue, the service and the excellent food. Ashdown’s attentive approach to our needs contributed to the success of the day.

My initial reservations about the chapel being dark were unfounded and once appropriately decorated the venue was splendid.

I found the staff friendly and helpful throughout my stay and would recommend the hotel to anyone who would want to experience something special.

Finally I would be grateful if you could convey my thanks to Katie Hopkinson’s who’s attentive approach to our needs made a success of my daughter\'s wedding.
Graham Sent on 26/08/2010
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding Venue

July 2010

Ashdown Park is the perfect wedding venue - you have got to book the Richard Towneley suite in the old Chapel - it's absolutely breathtaking and has to be seen to be believed.

On top of a perfect venue, the service is outstanding and cannot be faulted, and the food is fantastic.

Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to ... and it was the perfect day we'd dreamed of.

Special mention to Lisa Wren, our wedding co-ordinator who was outstanding.

100% recommended !
Anonymous Sent on 26/08/2010
5 out of 5 rating

We cannot speak more highly of Ashdown Park and it

Mr & Mrs Richard Shirley - August 2010

“We cannot speak more highly of Ashdown Park and its team. Our wedding was wonderful (apart from the weather!) and we would like to thank Katie Hopkinson, our wedding co-ordinator, David Croucher, Stuart from the concierge team and, of course, the chef. We would thoroughly recommend the hotel to others looking for a wedding venue.”
Suzy Sent on 26/06/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding 23 April 2010

Malcolm and I got married at Ashdown Park on 23 April 2010. What a fantastic place. Everything was perfect. A truly wonderful place to hold a Fairytale Wedding. Lisa Wren was our wedding coordinator and she was brilliant everything was perfect.
Eileen Sent on 29/10/2009
5 out of 5 rating


Dear Tanya, we all had a wonderful time at Ashley and Paul''s wedding on Saturday last. Thank you and everyone at Asdown Park Hotel for all your hard work in making it a perfect day. We received very many compliments about the venue and everyy aspect of the wedding and we will have no hesitation recommending your hotel.
Hazel Sent on 23/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend - What a fantastic Venue

We had the most fantiastic wedding at Ashdown Park, everything was perfect and the venue was stunning. Katie Hopkinson was extreamly helpful and made our day very special. Thanks to all the team at Ashdown Park, we can''t wait to come back for our first anniversary.
Lesley Sent on 04/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Can''t recommend the Ashdown Park enough.

I would like to express my thanks to Tanya Jones Assistant Events Office Manager at the Ashdown Park Hotel and all her colleagues especially the florist for making my daughters wedding on 30/08/2009 such a wonderful occasion I could not fault a thing. Family and friends have also been congratulating me on what a wonderful time they had, the only complaint was TOO MUCH FOOD. Can''t recommend the Ashdown Park enough.
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