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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: May 2024

Set on the outskirts of Haywards Heath overlooking the Balcombe hills, step into our enchanting world where natural beauty reigns supreme. Our breathtaking Manor House awaits, set in our landscaped grounds offering an unrivalled setting for exchanging vows. (And one amazing view!)


Embark on your journey with confidence, guided by our experienced wedding coordinators who will meticulously craft each moment to perfection. At Highley Manor, exclusivity is paramount, ensuring a personalised and devoted service tailored to your needs.


Choose to celebrate in Ballroom, accommodating up to 86 guests for your meals and speeches, and then party the night away with up to 200 guests for the evening celebrations! We have two stunning indoor options for your ceremony with our Baronial Hall and the Great Hall and not forgetting the Pavillion with the most amazing views for an outdoor ceremony. With options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies all year round, we cater for all British weather!


Retreat to our elegant bedrooms, each boasting en-suite facilities and picturesque views of lush gardens and the view. While you relax in our Honeymoon Suite, your guests can unwind in one of our guest bedrooms (with breakfast included the next morning too!)


At Highley Manor, your dream wedding becomes an unforgettable reality, where timeless romance meets modern elegance and we can't wait to help plan your day!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
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
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Highley Manor

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Ranvianne
Ranvianne@Yahoo.co.uk Sent on 26/04/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue

Gorgeous venue! However, we had a power outage on couple of occasions (during viewing and on the actual day of the wedding). Apart from this, we had a lovely wedding, venue was highly complimented by guests. The power cut took some of our precious time (generator wasn't used soon enough), which delayed the programme, canap茅s and wedding breakfast/dinner, ended up actually being served in the dark. Luckily, our guests still enjoyed themselves, and were understanding. Staff remained otherwise friendly and professional. Communicated well with us throughout. They are always happy to answer questions no matter how many times you've asked them 馃槉
Sami
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
Sophie Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

I can not recommend any higher the venue aswell as the staff are Completely amazing we had the best wedding
Jaclyn
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!
C
Chelsea T. Sent on 06/05/2024
3.2 out of 5 rating

An amazing day with a few speed bumps

When we first saw Highley Manor we knew immediately we wanted to get married there. Once the money was sent we found it extremely difficult to get in touch with them as no emails were replied to and no one answered the phone for some time. Eventually we did get responses but we found them to be not as flexible as we would have liked in certain areas. The day itself was incredible, our wedding coordinator was amazing on the day, very attentive and made the day run smoothly. Then the evening came and after the coordinator went home everything seemed to go down hill. Our guests were told they could only drink either wine or beer as the bar staff didn鈥檛 have time to serve them, the bar staff didn鈥檛 stick to the house rules that we had set so the tab went extremely quickly and what鈥檚 more, they didn鈥檛 even know the brides name when people asked for drinks for her. The rooms were not what we were shown when we walked around the venue and certainly not what you would expect to get for the money that was paid as they were cold and falling apart. Obviously the day itself was amazing but when hearing stories from family members after the event of how disappointed they were, it鈥檚 always going to leave a sour taste in your mouth. We have raised these concerns with Highley Manor but unfortunately they just confirmed the issues back to us without telling us what they will be doing to resolve them in the future and make sure they don鈥檛 happen again. We were never after any sort of compensation, we just wanted to know another couple would not have the same issues we did.
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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.
K
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.
S
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.
J
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.
T
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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Crawley Lane RH17 6LA Balcombe (West Sussex)
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