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Hickstead Hotel is a wedding venue located in Hickstead, West Sussex. It is surrounded by stunning views of the Sussex countryside and features beautifully maintained grounds. There are sure to be plenty of photo opportunities and this landscape offers a memorable setting for events. The venue is also a convenient distance from Brighton and easily accessible by road, rail, and air.

Facilities and Capacity

Hickstead Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 80 guests. It is a serene and peaceful setting that feels tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Couples can choose from different function rooms depending on the size of their wedding. The Courtyard suite has its own private outside area, while the Country suite overlooks the grounds. Smaller weddings can be held in the Oaktree bistro, which affords views out across the fields from every angle. This venue is well suited to weddings of between 20 and 80 people.

Services Offered

The team at Hickstead Hotel offers complete wedding packages as well as reception-only bundles. The hotel's dedicated wedding organiser can be with you at each step of the planning process. They know that every wedding is different from the next and can tailor their packages to suit you and your requirements. These bundles are designed with varying budgets in mind as well as to fit different times of the year. The hotel also offers overnight accommodation, with 52 luxurious rooms throughout it. Only one wedding is booked here each day. Other services include a DJ, catering, beverage services, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license

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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

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
54 reviews
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98% Recommended by couples

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54 reviews
Gail Q. Sent on 08/06/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

A great experience.

Helpful, flexible, professional and friendly team. Our day went really well
Anonymous Sent on 21/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

5 star review!

We honestly feel every single one of your staff members that worked on 8/12/18 were absolutely fantastic. You have the most polite, smiley team we've ever come across. Each and every one of you went above and beyond to make it as special as it could be and we honestly can't thank you enough for that.
There isn't one thing I would change or improve on as I feel you were all extremely professional and amazing at your jobs. We had some many of our guest compliment on the staff and the rooms, they were lovely and clean and a good night's sleep was had by all.
Thank you all so much. We will be recommending your hotel whenever we can.
Anonymous Sent on 02/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Couldnt have been happier...

We couldn’t of been happier with how the day flowed it was such an amazing day and we wished we could do it all over again! All of this was made possible because of the staff that worked tirelessly to make sure the day went without a hitch! Kellie has been such a help from the moment we booked to the following day after the wedding thank you so much! The rooms and bedrooms we used were presented really well and we had many comments from the guests to say how nice the venue was.
Anonymous Sent on 05/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and Memorable Day

My Husband and I had the most amazing and memorable day at The Hickstead. All the staff involved were amazing. A special Thanks to Imogen and Laura for all the co-ordination on the day. And Last but by no means least to Kellie for putting all the details and special touches for our special day.
Anonymous Sent on 28/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wouldnt hesitate to reccomend

From our initial meeting with Kellie, through to us checking out of the hotel after the wedding, everyone made the planning and arrangements very easy. Everyone at the hotel made the wedding day about Julie and I and not about the hotel.
Julie and I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the staff at the hotel. It’s fair to say the wedding went perfectly throughout the whole day. The staff worked tirelessly to make sure our day was perfect. We truly believe the day could not have been any better, even if the registrar did try to marry my twin brother with Julie ?. One of the main reasons, the day was such a success was in due to the effort of each member of staff, and for this we will always be grateful.
We would like to say a special thanks to Imogen for making sure the evening activities were seamless and knowing our guests, I’m sure they made her work very hard manning the bar throughout the evening.
Everyone commented on how good the food was, including one guests who mother was so surprised, as her son ate all the chicken on their table and he doesn’t even like chicken.
The dance floor was packed throughout the whole evening, from beginning to end. The DJ recommended by the hotel went down a storm, and we would even use for other family events.
Both Julie and I wouldn’t have any doubt or hesitation in recommending the hotel for anyone planning their wedding in the future.
Anonymous Sent on 06/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Day we will treasure forever...

The Hickstead hotel staff were all lovely and friendly, always working with a smile on their face and as a result they really helped to make sure our day ran smoothly, for the most part. Kellie could not do enough to help us during the run up to the wedding and on the day both Imogen and Kellie were fantastic. Imogen went above and beyond on the day to ensure everything went smoothly and she was always there if I had any questions or needed her for anything. Our day was perfect and we couldn’t have wished for a better venue to hold our celebration.
Both My Husband and I would like to take the time to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special. It was a beautiful day that we will treasure forever.
Anonymous Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

5 stars!

We both had the most amazing day and we both really appreciate all the hard work that all the staff at the Hickstead put in to make sure the day went so smoothly. Everything on the day was perfect – right from the ceremony, reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception. The food was really great all day.
All our guests also commented on how good everything was on the day and said what a great time they all had.
We have great memories of the day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Hickstead to our friends and family if anyone plans to get married in the future.
Anonymous Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Extra special day..

We chose the Hickstead to get married at because of the staff and their knowledge of weddings. We felt in good hands planning our wedding with regular meetings that raised questions that really personalised and help us plan our big day. Your staff are an asset to your business, in particularly, Kellie, Giles, Laura. Even when Kellie took over Giles it was done professionally and filled us with confidence. Also Ben’s Grandparents was reassured by your receptionists as they were worried about the stairs. They were told it was no bother to show them the stairs so they weren’t worrying about this on the day. Kellie was very professional and organised and made the process so much easier. Thank you for making our special day even more special and filled with joy.
Anonymous Sent on 20/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Already planning to come back..

We had our wedding here on Friday 23rd June 2017. I can honestly say that we chose the best venue to hold our wedding at. Kellie was always there for us, whether it be on the phone or emails and would always fit us in for an appointments. When we arrived the day before the wedding, we had booked in to an afternoon tea, this was absolutely perfect, the food was just amazing. We had a rehearsal with Kellie then We were able to go into the reception room to begin our work, where we were helped by so many members of staff. Kellie even stayed late to give us a helping hand which was going above and beyond their calls of duty and was very much appreciated. On the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly, it was simply perfect. Kellie kept us calm outside the ceremony room before we had gone in, which was definitely needed in times of tears and chaos! The food has been commented on by all of our guests saying how delicious it was and they would definitely go back again. Every single member of staff was helpful, friendly and cheerful and nothing was ever too much trouble. As an outsider, I can sense a real team effort which is brilliant. The guests from our party that stayed all commented on how clean, comfy and spacious the rooms were. The whole of our wedding weekend was just perfect, we could not have asked for anything more. We have already said that we'll be staying for our anniversary next year! I can't say thank you enough! It comes to something when you feel more of a friend to the team than just a customer.
Mrs Sent on 30/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day bliss...

We got married here on Friday 26th May, Kellie helped us plan our special day and nothing was too much trouble. We went with the package wedding and the food was amazing and there was so much I couldn't actually eat it all and even missed the buffet. The hotel catered for coeliac and vegetarians. We did food tasting prior which was included in our package and the restaurant team were very helpful and attentive, the chef also brought out some alternative dishes to try which were all very yummy. All of the staff here at Hickstead made us feel welcome and went above and beyond. I'm really pleased we chose this venue in the end as previous venues we visited were more interested in the money whereas the staff here generally were so lovely. Our day couldn't have gone any better and now looking at returning for some afternoon tea as that looked amazing. The day went smoothly and really was a day to remember. Thanks again to Giles, Kellie and all of the Hickstead team.
Anonymous Sent on 30/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Couldnt have chosen a better venue

We are so very pleased that we chose the Hickstead for our Wedding venue. From the initial planning with Georgie, which was then taken over by Kellie, and on the day, with Laura’s help, everything went smoothly. Giles ensured that our plans fell into place giving us, and our guests, a very memorable event. Our complicated menu was beautifully cooked, and served to the correct guests by your friendly and professional staff; well done to them.
Thank you, for your professionalism, friendliness, flexibility with the changes we had to make before the big day, overall, you helped to make this a very special day for us, and our guests.
Anonymous Sent on 20/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Extra special day

Thank you all so much for giving us the best day we’ve ever had. You were so organised right from the start and were brilliantly flexible with all the constant changes. Yes! Kellie went above and beyond all our expectations; she was utterly fantastic the whole way through. Also the chef was absolutely brilliant the way she dressed our cheese wedding cake. Couldn’t fault any of the staff! Everyone there made our wedding day so very special. Thank you all so much!
Anonymous Sent on 24/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day

“Thank you all so much for giving us the best day we’ve ever had. You were so organised right from the start and were brilliantly flexible with all the constant changes. Yes! Kellie went above and beyond all our expectations; she was utterly fantastic the whole way through. Also the chef was absolutely brilliant the way she dressed our cheese wedding cake. Couldn’t fault any of the staff! Everyone there made our wedding day so very special. Thank you all so much!”
Anonymous Sent on 08/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Can we not get married every year...

From the very first time we walked into the hotel, we knew that we wouldn’t be getting married anywhere else! The Hickstead Hotel has such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and all of the staff are so lovely and polite. Kellie went well above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our big day was perfect. Helping us to plan our big day and supported us every step of the way – nothing was ever too much trouble for her. The evening before the wedding they were both on hand to help set up and make sure everything was sorted. Kellie was so kind and helpful every step of the way, I don’t think we could have pulled it off without her! Any minor problems were solved instantly and any questions I had (even the really stupid ones!) were answered promptly. I cannot recommend Kellie as a wedding coordinator enough, she was great and I really felt like I had made a friend!
Come the big day, everybody there was absolutely incredible and everything ran smoothly! The staff worked so hard to get everything ready for us and paid such great attention to detail. The food was amazing and so tasty – everyone complimented the food! The vegans/vegetarians who we had at the wedding had a big selection of dishes to choose from.
We couldn’t have asked for a more special, perfect day. It was everything I had hoped for and more! I know that would not have possible without you guys, thank you so much Kellie & everyone else at The Hickstead! I cannot express my gratitude enough. It was a joy to share our special day with you. If we are ever in need of a party venue again we will be coming straight to you!
Anonymous Sent on 24/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Have your wedding here!

We have used this hotel for our wedding venue. Wedding preparation are stressful but the hotel and the team made the day and evening as painless as possible. They have accommodated all or request and changes ( many of them) and made it truly suited to our needs . The hotel location is ideal for commutes from Gatwick / london / Portsmouth where our families came from . The hotel facilities where perfect for our needs. Special thanks to the hotel team who have truly help making this a memorable and very special day which will be in our memories for the rest of our life . I would recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to make their wedding day a success. the team could not have been more accommodating and welcoming to us and our families .
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