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Hickstead Hotel

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Imagine your Wedding at the Hickstead Hotel.

Licenced for civil cermeonies and civil partnerships for up to 120 guests, we can offer you a complete wedding package or a reception only event.

With stunning views of the Sussex countryside and beautifully maintained grounds as a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos, The Hickstead is a delightful venue for weddings, civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Within a short distance of Brighton, Gatwick airport and just off the A23 the hotel is easily accesible from road, rail and air. Even though the A23 is only minutes away you would never know, tucked away in its own serence Grounds the hotel is peaceful and perfect for your private wedding.

Choose from our function rooms to fit the size of your wedding, the Courtyard suite with its own private outside area, the County suite overlooking the downs and the hotels grounds or the Oaktree bistro for the smaller wedding, looking out across the Fields on all sides. We have the perfect room to seat 20 - 120 guests.

Here at the Hickstead you are own main priority, holding only one reception a day.

From your first meeting with our dedicated wedding organiser, until you leave for your honeymoon, we will help you with all the details of your big day. We understand here at the Hickstead that every wedding is unique, so we will tailor your package to suit you and your requirements for your special day. You can choose from a variety of packages to suit your budget and time of year you plan to marry.

We can also accommodate your guests overnight in 52 luxurious bedrooms at the reduced rate for your wedding. You will also get 3 bedrooms complimentry in all your packages to make your wedding as relaxing and enjoyable as we possibly can.

You are welcome to book an appointment with our fantastic wedding Co-ordinator to view the hotel and discuss your ideas.

Call us on 01444 248023 (option 4) or email us on events.hickstead@classiclodges.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your wedding planning.

  • From the first enquiry through to the day itself, we will ensure your wedding goes without any problems, leaving you to enjoy your day!
  • The hotel will only host one wedding per day.
  • Our flexible packages can be tailored to all styles and tastes.
  • The Courtyard Suite has its own outside courtyard area to be used exclusively by couples and their guests.
  • A complimentary bedroom is offered for the night of the wedding to all bridal couples whichever package they choose.
  • Special bedrooms rates for guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

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

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Gail Q. Married on 08/06/2019
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    A great experience.

    Helpful, flexible, professional and friendly team. Our day went really well
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    Mr Married on 08/12/2018
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 13/10/2018
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 22/09/2018
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 21/07/2018
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 07/04/2018
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 25/11/2017
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 11/11/2017
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 23/06/2017
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    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.
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    Mrs Married on 26/05/2017
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 20/05/2017
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    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.
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    Mr Married on 01/04/2017
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    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!
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    Mr Married on 01/04/2017
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    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!”
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    Mr Married on 25/03/2017
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    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!
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    Mr Married on 18/03/2017
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    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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The SUSSEX DOWNS PACKAGE 2020-21

  • Welcome red carpet for your arrival
  • Civil ceremony room hire
  • Welcome glass of bucks fizz; on arrival
  • Courtyard Suite for your wedding breakfast and evening celebration
  • Dedicated toast master for the day
  • Beautiful white table linen
  • Three course Classic Wedding Breakfast
  • Half bottle of wine per person
  • A glass of sparkling wine for the toast
  • Silver cake stand and knife
  • Classic evening buffet
  • Menu tasting for two prior to your wedding
  • Complimentary executive bedroom for the night prior and night of your wedding

From £3,899
Based on 60 day guests and 100 evening guests.
Offer valid January to December 2020 and 2021.

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