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On since 2020

Last update: February 2024

Highley Manor is a charming 19th-century Manor House located in Balcombe, West Sussex. Nestled within 7 acres of the beautiful countryside, you and your loved ones can fully relax and enjoy your dream wedding day with exclusive-use and the help of our friendly, award winning team.

Facilities and Capacity

From the moment your guests step into Highley Manor, they're greeted with historic features like our sweeping staircase and intricate stain-glass windows. The Baronial Hall with it's high ceiling, fairy lights, draping and an elegant chandelier provides a romantic setting for heartfelt commitments. Always dreamed of an outdoor ceremony? Highley Manor has the beautiful oak Pavilion, which looks out to the High Welds AONB, the perfect place to say your I Do's in the sunshine or to take those all-important wedding photographs throughout the day and evening.

The Ballroom provides a picturesque setting for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. Up to 86 seated guests or 200 reception guests can be comfortably accommodated within this bright space. The Ballroom features detailed ceilings, mantlepieces, chandeliers, countryside views and plenty of windows that allow natural light to flood in.

With a large Honeymoon Suite and 18 additional en-suite guest rooms for your wedding party, you and your loved ones can stay overnight and enjoy breakfast together the following morning.

Highley Manor is proud to provide a dedicated wedding team to help make your special day an unforgettable success. Your wedding can be tailored to your individual requirements whether it is a grand occasion or a more intimate celebration, we're here to make it one to remember.

Services Offered

The team at Highley Manor are committed to making your wedding day a truly unique experience. We truly love weddings, it's all we do! You can relax knowing you have exclusive use of the whole house, and the beautiful gardens too.

Have some fussy eaters? Want an all-vegan menu? We cater for everyone. From canap茅s, to your wedding breakfast and evening buffet food, our talented in-house chefs and waiting staff are ready to provide you with a wonderful dining experience.

Discuss your visions and ideas with our wedding consultants, who provide a personal experience with excellent flexibility to suit your needs. With award winning customer care, we take immense pride in building connections with all our lovely couples and guests. Together with the on-site wedding coordinator, we look forward to working with you to create a wedding day that is as special as the love you share.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Sami Sent on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale venue

We had our magical day at Highley Manor on the 8th September 2023, and I honestly couldn鈥檛 recommend this venue enough. Our wedding Coordinator Gemma was an angel and deserves the highest praise, from the moment she first introduced herself as our coordinator she took a real invested interest in myself and my now husband, our story on how we met, got engaged our interests and we truly bonded. Every meeting was met with big hugs, she is truly an amazing human! On the day she took care of everything we did not have to lift a finger I was fully prepared and ready to be mucking in but it was all helped out of my car and as long as I explained where things needed to go the team took care of everything they were superstars between them and mulberry events who decorated our wedding the whole wedding was magical.
Gemma was on hand all day with water stations and fans due to the heatwave and nothing was too much trouble.
I honestly could not thank you all enough for making our day so special on behalf of myself and my husband thank you Gemma and the team!

Mr and Mrs Herbert
Sophie Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I can not recommend any higher the venue aswell as the staff are Completely amazing we had the best wedding
Jaclyn Sent on 22/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Stunning wedding venue!

We had our wedding in Highley Manor in April this year and everyone loved the place. The staff from the planning up to the wedding day were very approachable and helpful. They would respond quickly to your queries and you don't feel pressured at all as they are highly organised in coordinating.

The food was absolutely delicious, and I guess that was important to us because the guests would always remember the food.

I commend all the staff for an excellent service!
Rebecca M. Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect wedding venue

My partner and I got married at Highley Manor a few weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect.

The team were great at helping me organise the day and were fantastic and ensuing the day ran smoothly and all guests were catered for.

The venue were really accommodating of us wanting to use a mini golf course and helped us to plan the day around it.

The food was outstanding and there was a great choice of drinks at the bar for everyone to enjoy throughout the day.

Having the rooms to stay at Highley is great after a night of dancing and ensures that everyone is able to relax and slip off to bed whenever they want.

Cannot recommend Highley and the team enough for their part in making our day so special.
Katherine R. Sent on 04/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!!

They made the day run so smoothly without feeling rushed or moved around. They always replied quickly and were so helpful with any changes or questions I had.
The food was amazing quality, tasted great and big portions.
The rooms were beautiful.
Shannon W. Sent on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

We came across Highley Manor on facebook, and we are so happy we did! From start to finish the team at the venue have been so helpful, nothing has been too much, and the day was perfect. We moved our ceremony outside last minute as we had good weather, and the team moved everything around with no stress to us at all. We worked with Molly (coordinator) and she was amazing! Nothing was too much in the lead up or on the day, she was so professional and also very friendly and approachable (which is great when you have 1000's of questions!). We can't recommend the venue and the team at Highley Manor enough, we had the perfect wedding day.
Jody Sent on 09/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Exceeded expectations

I cannot recommend this venue enough, nothing was too much bother, all staff were attentive, happy and helpful.
Karen is a fantastic planner she has a can do attitude and makes everything easy.
Igor is in control and fills you with confidence. the venue was exclusively ours and it really did feel that way.
Tiger Sent on 11/01/2004
5 out of 5 rating

a wonderful place to stay

I found this hotel to be a delight to stay in with helpful staff
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Highley Manor Real Weddings

Sarah & Darren
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