Deans Place Hotel

(99 reviews) 99 4.99
White Way Seaford Road Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5TW
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About Deans Place Hotel

White Way, Seaford Road, Alfriston
East Sussex, BN26 5TW

Deans Place Hotel is a 4 Star Country House Hotel set on the banks of the Cuckmere river at the foot of the South Downs National Park and surrounded by four acres of beautiful grounds and gardens.

Exchange your vows in the wedding garden and have photos taken on our picturesque riverside bridge, whilst guests enjoy drinks & croquet on the lawn. For winter weddings, enjoy roaring log fires and a candlelit wedding breakfast.

A choice of elegant private rooms allows us to accommodate small intimate weddings from 10 guests to large celebrations for up to 130.

All our function suites, and our outside Wedding Gazebo, are licensed for Ceremonies. We only host one wedding per day so you can be assured of our very best and personal attention.

With years of experience, allow us to make your wedding day just the way you dreamt it.

See our Late Availability for great dates and offers still available for the next 6 months.

• 3 licensed Ceremonies locations for up to 120 guests • A beautiful outside Wedding Gazebo, fully licensed • Stunning views over the South Downs • Amazing photo opportunities within our grounds, which will help you remember your special day for years to come • We only host one wedding per day so you can be assured of our very best and personal attention

Facilities at Deans Place Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Deans Place Hotel Reviews (99)

Best Wedding Venue Ever!
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By Emily Dudley, on 26 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jun 2019

We had our wedding at Deans Place at the end of June.....I couldn’t recommend them more, the hotel and grounds are beautiful and perfect for a summer wedding and the staff were exceptional! They were friendly, helpful and well organised.....big thank you to Sam and Jo and their teams who played a massive part in making our day special and perfect, nothing was a problem and our guests couldn’t have been more complimentary about all the staff and the food (which was delicious!) Thank you so much Deans Place you made it a truly unforgettable day!

Perfect day
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By Karen & Clive, on 05 May 2019Date of Wedding - 02 May 2019

Perfect in every way. We held our wedding reception at Deans Place hotel. The attention to detail by Katie during the organising stages was fabulous and made the whole task so much easier. On the day Katie and the two Jo’s were just fantastic, The service was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble! They made sure our day just perfect. Deans place is a Lovely country hotel with beautiful gardens and a terrace with far reaching views over the South downs. We had great service and a warm friendly welcome. The hotel will always have a special place in our hearts x

Pretty country rural retreat
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By Sophie and Lee, on 07 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

Efficient friendly service from wedding coordinator from beginning and throughout plus staff friendly and helpful. Pretty garden with immaculate lawn for drinks reception with garden games and photos. Plentiful fresh afternoon tea, dietary requirements correct, nice affordable wines in spacious airy Alfriston suite. 95% happy but some small things could be improved such as serving children’s drinks earlier during wedding breakfast, cake earlier in evening , correct canape ( ordered chicken skewer but got a chicken wing) but only little things and didn’t ruin amazing day. Had reserved table ( sort of- needed reserved sign on table to make it clearer) for a family breakfast the next day which was nice too and invites under door night .before- nice touch. Reserved parking for family in the car park was also handy but would have been handy to tell family it would only say ‘reserved’not their names as confusing on arrival. Would recommend Deans and little things didn’t spoil amazing day.

One Incredible Venue!
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By Dan & Lucy Martin, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Feb 2019

Wow Wow Wow! We have nothing but praise for Deans Place and the incredible team who work there. From the minute we walked into the Wedding fayre and paid an initial deposit on the spot, to the big day running absolutely seamlessly, we have nothing but praise to give. Through all of the planning, no e-mail ever seemed too much hassle or an inconvenience, and whenever we popped in or visited, we were always remembered and made to feel special and important to them. We were reassured at every point, and everything from banqueting choices to room layout was carefully thought out and their attention to detail was meticulous. The day itself ran like clockwork, every aspect ran seamlessly and our guests couldn’t stop complimenting the staff and how well organised the day was. Our high expectations were by far exceeded, and both Katie from the events team and Jo the Banqueting manager were on hand at every moment with smiles and a friendly manner to make sure we were okay. The food was to the exceptional standard we have grown to love as we visited Deans Place in the run up to the Wedding, and again our guests were blown away by the quality – one even saying it was the best piece of Beef he had ever eaten! We could not have wished for a better day and venue, and we hold a large part of that due to the hard work of Katie and the wider team who helped on the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. It is certainly a venue we now both hold very dearly and would recommend this incredible place to other couples looking for the perfect place to get married!

Our Amazing Wedding
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By Katharine and Alan Dixon, on 13 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

We had a fantastic time at our wedding and it was all with the help of the staff at Deans Place especially our Wedding coordinator Katie. Katie made sure we had everything we needed for our special day and was always available to answer and questions we had. The food was outstanding both at our wedding and the breakfast in the morning. The rooms were comfortable and are currently being refurbished. We would defiantly recommend a stay here and also a function as well as a meal. Katharine and Alan

Excellent service throughout
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By steven lyons, on 01 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2018

We had our wedding at deans place last weekend. We viewed many locations however found deans to be the perfect location for our special day. The staff were helpful and friendly from the start, we dealt with two organisers our dedicated planner for the day was Chelsey and she was fantastic. Made sure everyone was where they should be, rooms were decorated etc. Nothing was ever to much trouble for deans place. We would both highly recommend the venue, there guest rooms are decorated to a high standard also making he stay a pleasureable one.

A Perfect Day
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By Holly and Stefan Kneba, on 13 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Jul 2018

Our Wedding at Dean's Place was a magic and memorable occasion. Katie our wedding coordinator was very professional and also super friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We were lucky enough to have fabulous weather so our wedding took place in the Wedding Garden, such a beautiful setting. All our guests mentioned how well organised the whole day was and everyone young and old had a wonderful day.

Excellent wedding venue
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By Fridah and Jake Morgan, on 27 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2018

Dean's Place were very professional and efficient and took care of everything. They were also very flexible and attentive.

Unforgettable wedding day
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By Emma, on 28 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2018

We had our wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Dean’s Place Hotel and everything was perfect. We got married outside in June 2018 and the weather was nice, all the flowers were out and it was stunning. All the staff were helpful, especially our wedding coordinator. The place is gorgeous and even more beautiful on the wedding day. We had the bridal suit that over looks the outside swimming pool and also where we got married and it was a lovely room and the view of the Down’s in the morning was amazing. Everything ran smoothly with the help of the staff. I would definitely recommend Deans Place Hotel.

The day we always wanted to be married
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By Ashley and Frances Bricknell, on 26 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

From the beginning the team at deans place hotel and in particular the events team were brilliant, from initial meeting and showing the venue to booking and making adjustments for the day! Jo was fantastic thought out the later planning and she also was there to make sure the day ran well..and it could not have been smoother! She liased with us as we made alterations and amended guests as we got closed and some changes were made. We had some good meetings where the entire day was planned out with how we wanted it and also accommodated other arrangement such as my best man needed a projector for his speech...There package was great and included so many little things that you can Do without having to collect and buy for a single use on a day and took some of the pressure of planning away. They worked closely with all of our other professionals who were involved in the day to ensure they were set for the day. Again Jo and the team were very calm and delt with informing myself and changing things around seamlessly over the day. The food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed it from what I heard. The day was so nice and even though my wife and I didn’t stop moving it didn’t feel chaotic or hectic at all, and there was always someone around to get us another drink or a chair for 30 seconds! Thank you to the whole team again and we will look forward to returning for our anniversaries!

It was a pleasure to stay with you.
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By Ali Pestall, MoH at wedding, on 09 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Oct 2017

To all the Staff at Deans Place, I attended the wedding of Ali & mike (in fact I was the Matron of honour), I stayed on Thursday and was joined by family members on Friday who also stayed. I just wanted to thank you all for making my stay & the day very special. You all were so pleasant, helpful and made the time extra special. Nothing was too much trouble and I would highly recommend Deans Place to anyone who was visiting the area. Plus your breakfast was delicious. Please pass on my thanks to all of your staff, it was a pleasure to stay with you.

The most amazing and memorable day
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By Rachel and James Smith, on 09 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

Dear Rachael, Sam and Debbie, We just wanted to say the biggest thank you to you and all of the rest of the team at Deans Place for helping to organise and make our wedding the most amazing and memorable day. We are both still coming back down to reality and in some ways the whole day seems like a distant dream already! All of our guests commented on how lovely the hotel and the surroundings were plus how relaxed the day seemed which is mostly down to you, Rachael and your team on the day. The food was also amazing and we still cant get over how huge the cheese tower was! We will definitely be coming back in the future, maybe to celebrate a wedding anniversary! Thank you again and we'll look forward to coming back again! Best wishes, Rachel and James (Smith!)

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