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Standing watch proudly over the South Downs National Park, welcome to Lewes Castle, a 1,000-year-old, romantic ruin in the heart of East Sussex. The castle is the perfect fairy-tale venue for your wedding day. With stunning views across the historic town of Lewes and beautiful Sussex countryside, it has everything you need for an unforgettable day.

Licensed to host your ceremony, you and that special someone will say ‘I do’ under the ancient West Tower archway in the Pleasure Garden at the top of castle. Surrounded by romantic rose bushes and mysterious ruins that tell century’s old stories, the beginning of your next chapter together couldn’t take place in a more enchanting setting!

After your ceremony, you will all make your way down to the Gun Garden for a glorious drinks reception set in a beautiful walled garden, a stunning backdrop for photographs to capture and create lasting memories.

The friendly and experiened team at Lewes Castle will be on-hand to assist with planning every step of the way. Whether you are looking for a small and intimate affair, or something grander, they can provide planning assistance along with recommendations for creating a truly bespoke wedding.

For more information on the kinds of weddings Lewes Castle can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you for considering Lewes Castle.

  • Situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, overlooking the Sussex countryside
  • A truly enchanting 1,000-year-old castle ruin
  • Licensed to host an outdoor ceremony under the West Tower archway
  • Gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photographs
  • Friendly and dedicated staff team
  • Bespoke wedding celebrations and flexibility
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
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Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Confetti permitted
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Alison Sent on 31/10/2007
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Fairy tale venue, amazing!

we had a magical day, getting married in the open air in my very own castle was a dream come true. Amazing views of the downs not to be missed!
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92 High Street BN7 1XH Lewes (East Sussex)
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