Weddings

Milwards House

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Lewes, East Sussex View map Visit website

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Up to 250 Guests

Milwards Wedding Venue is a Grade 11 listed house, which you have exclusive use, set in the countryside surrounded by the Sussex Downs and local villages of East Sussex with accomodation available locally.

Surrounded by 150 acres of organic grass meadows and a stunning 5 acre lake, the country surroundings provide the perfect setting for your big day . To make the most of these views, you can hold a drinks and canapé reception on the terrace overlooking the stunning grounds.

The Entrance Hall has a historic charm boasting original features such as the wood beams, vaulted ceiling, stained glass window and sweeping staircase.

The Coach House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 60 seated guests .The Ceremony room with its barn features of vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, combined with the light allowed from the large French doors, creates a stunning ceremony space.

The large gardens wrap around the terrace with well established lawns gently sloping to the lake. There is a large circular koi pond with fountain for welcome drinks to be served.There is a beautiful rose bed and rose arbour, herbaceous borders and a multitude of trees and ornamental trees in clusters positioned around the park like lawns.

The lakeside marquee is fully lined and has a solid carpeted floor with seating for up to 150 of your friends and family, its own licensed bar and up-to-date sound and lighting equipment with dance floor for a fabulous reception.Live bands are welcome. All tables and chairs are included in the venue hire as are the glasses for each place setting.l

Catering can be arranged through our own recommended caterer or you can choose one of your own.

  • Private 16th Century, grade II listed venue
  • Perfect backdrops for photos
  • Extensive garden, balcony with beautiful lake frontage
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships
  • Exclusive use available
  • Large marquee, complete with licensed bar

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
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    Monica Married on 02/09/2016
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    Our Wedding day was full of love and joy!

    Thank you so much Clare, Chris, and staff for all your help in making our wedding day so full of love and joy. I really appreciate all your help and patience - and most definitely the giggles! Would most definitely recommend you to friends, and thank you so much again!
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    Melissa Married on 27/08/2016
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    A beautiful setting, extremely laid back

    Massive thank you to Clare, her husband, Maria and all the staff at Milwards Estate. We chose Milwards as our wedding venue as it was a beautiful setting, extremely laid back and just what we had in mind for our special day.
    All staff at Milwards were very attentive and on hand to help wherever required. Very thankful to Clare's husband for finding me a safety pin when needed and clare for trying to fix my shoes that unfortunately we're giving me some problems.
    I would definitely recommend Milwards Estate to anyone.
    We really did have an amazing day and you were a massive part in creating that.
    Hope to stay in touch.
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    Andy Married on 16/07/2016
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    Stunning hardly does it justice

    We had our wedding at Milwards on 16th July, and we honestly cannot thank Claire and her lovely team enough for ensuring we had the most amazing, perfect wedding day possible. Even when we had a minor hiccup on the day with one of the suppliers, Claire and the team were calm and prepared to do whatever was needed to keep the day running smoothly.
    As for the venue itself, stunning hardly does it justice. Our guests absolutely loved the beautiful ceremony room, marquee and huge grounds; and loved exploring by the lake and trees. We really couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so much for everything!
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    Charlie Married on 09/07/2016
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    The most amazing venue. Absolutely stunning.

    The most amazing venue. Absolutely stunning. But it was the staff that made the day. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Everything thought of down to the very last detail. If you're thinking of booking this place don't think twice. Book it. You won't regret it for a minute.
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    Jamie Married on 09/07/2016
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    It was just incredible

    We got married here on Saturday (9th July) and had the most perfect day The venue is stunning with space for people to roam the grounds and take amazing photos. The marquee is a fantastic size and is a complete blank canvas to make your day your own. The ceremony room is small and intimate so everyone feels closely involved in the special day. And finally the staff....wow! They went above and beyond to make the day run smoothly for everyone. Everything ran seamlessly and every hiccup sorted without any stress. Honestly, have your wedding here- it was just incredible.
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    Dani Married on 29/05/2016
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    The views are breathtaking!

    What an Incredible venue. We absolutely love it!!!
    The views are breathtaking and the staff couldn't do enough...
    Everyone was so polite, friendly and helpful and made the day run smoothly. For every hiccup .... You found a solution.
    Chris, Claire and your team, you really made our day so special, we can't thank you enough.

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