Castle Goring

(7 reviews) 7 5
Arundel Road Worthing West Sussex BN13 3UN
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About Castle Goring

Arundel Road, Worthing
West Sussex, BN13 3UN

Castle Goring is a romantic location for any wedding in any season. We can offer a selection of locations to celebrate and create those special memories. Whether it is the grandeur of the State Rooms, the magnificent Ceremonial Hall or on the South Lawns in a Marquee with Castle Goring as your backdrop. 

Our team and partners are on hand to help throughout the planning process. From the first enquiry to the delivery of your day, they will offer expert advice and ensure that everything is perfect. At Castle Goring we exceed expectations and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to ensuring our couples get their dream day.

360 Tour:

The Setting:

The Ceremonial Hall

The Ceremonial Hall is a beautiful oval room with grand double doors to the rear and smaller traditional entrance to the side. This room is licensed for ceremonies and can comfortably seat up to 100 guests. You can also seat 70 guests in a traditional seating style for a formal wedding breakfast.

State Rooms, Queen Victoria Rooms & Dining Room

On the first floor within the main building, there is an enfilade of 3 large interconnecting State Rooms known as the Aphrodite Drawing Room, the Galba Drawing Room, and the Library, which are perfect for enjoying reception drinks and canapes and for after-dinner relaxation. The Castle Dining Room also on the first floor can seat 50 guests for a formal wedding breakfast. There are two further interconnecting rooms on the first floor which guests are also encouraged to use, Queen Victoria’s Rooms, which can be used for a variety of purposes. 


Our stunning terrace is also licensed for ceremonies and offers the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. This is also another delightful space to enjoy your reception with guests spilling onto the lawns. The balcony and staircases which adorn the back of the Castle link directly back into the State Rooms so guests are free to go back and forth as they explore the property.


The marquee would be situated on the South Lawns of the Castle and would be the location for the formal meal for the day. The marquee has a fully clear wall to the front to allow guests to enjoy the elegant façade of the building as well as let in lots of natural light. The setting is very neutral with an ivory lining and light carpet. The standard structure can accommodate up to 120 guests for dining and larger marquees are also available by arrangement.

Percy & Mary Shelley Bridal Suite

The Bridal Suite, named in honour of the great Romantic couple who owned the castle originally, is perfect for getting ready the morning of the wedding. The room is filled with natural light, a beautiful imperial-sized bed with a fantastic domed canopy and exquisite French furniture. There are also comfortable sofas and statement furniture offering the perfect backdrop for pre-wedding photos. Many brides find the bridal suite, which also has a large en-suite bathroom with an elegant roll-top bath and shower facilities, the ideal setting for preparing for their wedding - with their bridesmaids, hairdressers, make-up artists, and manicurists on hand to share in the occasion and the prosecco. 

For further details, please contact the Castle to arrange a visit, discuss your requirements, and for further details.

• Ceremony Licence for Ceremonial Hall & outdoor Terrace • Spectacular setting for Photographs • Can accommodate Weddings from 30 to 250 Guests • £2,040 Monday- Thursday Venue Hire (inc VAT) • Late Booking Discount for remaining 2019 dates!

Facilities at Castle Goring

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests

Castle Goring Reviews (7)

Venue Service

By JULIA RAVAN, on 22 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Our son and new wife had their wonderful wedding reception at Castle Goring on Saturday. As parents we were very impressed with the wedding venue and felt we must share our thoughts. The whole experience of organising the wedding from the initial meeting with Lady C and her son Dima back in October to now has been superb. They were professional and accommodating to all our requests but most of all they made us feel extremely welcome to share their home on such a special occasion. We dressed the venue with many accessories and lots of greenery the day before the wedding to make it personal to us. On arrival at Castle Goring after a church service in Brighton we went upstairs to the beautiful lounge area for welcome drinks and had organised a pianist to play romantic music. As the sun was shining, some guests flowed out onto the balcony and into garden to make a wonderful atmosphere. We had about 120 guests so had opted for the marquee in the garden which was perfect. We used Super Events for the catering and their food and service was exceptional all through the event. The Bridal Suite was used during the day for the bride/bridesmaids needs. In the evening we organised a band to play in the Dance Room and another 100 or so guests turned up to celebrate with us. We had a bar in the foyer and marquee which worked well. It was great to have exclusivity of this amazing venue and we highly recommend Castle Goring to others. Thank you Lady C and Dima for letting us use your home and making our son and daughter-in-law's wedding so special and a day that we will always remember.

The Perfect Wedding Day
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By Matthew Holt and Christopher Altman, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

We instantly fell in love with Castle Goring from the moment we took a cab up the driveway and the impressive house came into view. Beyond the beauty of the location, the hosts were incredibly helpful in giving tours, answering questions and setting up for our big day. This venue is great value for money compared to other castles we visited, as we were encouraged to use the various spaces for different parts of the wedding. We used the ceremonial hall, the gardens (with marquee), the state rooms, the foyer and the bridal suite, and guests loved the experience of moving about and exploring an historic home. Our day was beautifully managed by the wonderful hosts, and we were able to just relax and enjoy ourselves. It is obvious that Castle Goring hosts care about relationships and love and don't just see weddings as an industry-this was evidenced by the personal relationships we have now made. We couldn't recommend the venue enough.

It was perfect
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By Ian & Bernice, on 09 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

We cannot thank you enough! Thank you for helping us host the most special day of our lives. The help, support and guidance you provided made sure everything was perfect!

Castle Goring Wedding
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By Mark Chambers, on 23 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We had a great day at the castle. The food was excellent the service was great, plenty of character and charm about the place and lady colin campbell’s presence made it even more special. It was just about ok for us numbers wise - having around 100 guests, any more and a marquee probably more suitable, which is possible. The location is ok though very near the a27 - you do hear some traffic noise from the venue - but this did not matter for us as most of the day was spent inside. It is worth having some thought how you use the various rooms during the day for instance it did rain for a period so guests were all in a relatively small room for a period until they gradually spread out. There are extra lounge rooms which are worth using (if accessible at the time) as i understand the upstairs area was not available while the meal was being prepared, so quite a bit of socialising was done in the hall way/stairway area. In terms of the dance area - a great room but again for 100 or so guests a bit of a squash so some of the items like photo montage, and singing was not visible to all. The food and drink was good although note unlike some venues you cannot bring your own alcohol which will face a premium cost wise as it will need to be ordered through the suppliers. I hope these comments are useful; my overall feeling was really a very positive one - we got to have our wedding in an incredible castle, with very attentive service- it was a special day we will never forget. :)

The perfect wedding venue
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By Vanessa and Adam, on 03 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2017

The day couldn't have been any more perfect. Everybody loved the castle and the food and service was superb. Some of our guests even managed to get a cheeky selfie with Lady C! Highly recommend this as a wedding venue - it looks spectacular, great team and you have exclusive use to shape the day specifically how you want it. Well played Castle Goring.

Carefree & the best day of our lives.
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By Kirsty & Gary, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

We had our outdoor wedding at Castle Goring on the 22nd of July 2017, it was the best day of our lives. We cannot praise this venue enough. The building itself is extraordinary and has a romantic atmosphere. The staff ensured that our every need was catered for, adaptive weather planning, disabled access, adequate toilet facilities for a large wedding party, excellent wedding food and service. The venue looks stunning in our wedding photos (we look pretty good too) and the staff were attentive in every detail which made the day so personal and carefree, that we actually got to relax and enjoy the day ourselves. Perfect.

First Wedding at Castle Goring
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By Mr and Mrs Lord, on 06 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Feb 2017

Having seen this beautiful venue completely come to life throughout its renovation; it was truly amazing to be the first to get married there! We had countless compliments from our guests about how ideal the Castle was for our big day. It really did feel like true luxury having the whole place to ourselves. The flexibility of the space was brilliant - we were able to pick which parts of our day happened where. The castle has some real wow features. We love the pictures we got on the wonderful staircase. Lady C was attentive from start to finish, and an all round lovely host. Sophie was the perfect wedding planner and made the day effortless. A huge thank you to you both, and all who worked hard on getting the renovations done in time! I'd highly recommend this beautiful Castle to anyone considering a venue for their special day. It certainly exceeded our expectations and helped make our day spectacular. Many thanks, Mr & Mrs Lord

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