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Last update: November 2023
Highden Estate is a country wedding venue located in Washington, West Sussex. This setting offers a picturesque backdrop immersed in South Downs National Park in the heart of England's countryside. It covers nearly 1,000 acres of woodland and lush fields, offering exclusivity and serenity. This venue has been owned and managed by the Denman family for more than 80 years, and they take great pride in maintaining its natural beauty. In the estate, you'll find a walled garden, a field, and a forest school where you can host a celebration. This wedding venue is easily accessible, with Gatwick Airport being just 40 minutes away, while Horsham train station takes 20 minutes to reach by car.
Facilities and Capacity
The walled garden at Highden Estate offers a romantic backdrop where couples can celebrate their love story. The garden also offers the use of a marquee, offering shelter despite the season. It dates back to the Victorian era and has been lovingly maintained, adding a touch of historic charm to the space. The garden covers an acre and is surrounded by high walls, creating a whimsical yet private setting. Weddings can also be held in Cowdown, a 20-acre field setting that's perfect for dancing the night away. Here, you can enjoy stunning views from the top of the South Downs National Park. A final setting is available in the Forest School, which offers a magical charm for your milestone celebrations. It has lots of wooden features, perfect for adding some rustic romance to any event.
Highden Estate has an exclusive-use policy, giving couples the opportunity to celebrate their milestone in peace and privacy. The team at the venue is also happy to provide their list of recommended suppliers to help inspire your wedding planning. The vendors on this list range from catering companies to car hire
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The most beautiful venue and wonderful team
Louisa has been fantastic all the way through, from first visiting Highden and booking, to the wedding day itself. Nothing is ever too much trouble and she is so quick to respond to any communication. On our wedding day, both Louisa and Kirsty were amazing and helped the whole day run smoothly. They even stole us and our photographers away to capture some sunset photos at another spot nearby - we can't wait to get those photos back!
So many improvements and updates to the Walled Garden have been made since we originally booked, which we benefited from, including the additional stretch canvas canopy in one section of the garden and the wooden decked flooring of the marquee.
A big thank you to Louisa, Kirsty and the Denman family for helping us have the most magical day!
Laura & Brad
Most Amazing Venue and People
Secret Garden was my favourite film as a child and I felt I was there for my wedding thanks to this venue.
Fully flexibility on how I wanted to have the layout and decor, full support in the lead up and throughout the day itself.
Can’t thank you all enough.
I highly recommend having your wedding, reception, party or any special event at this venue.
The most incredible views!
Beautiful wedding venue!
Out of this world!
Magical - a hidden gem of Sussex!
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