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On since 2022

Last update: April 2024

Ockenden Manor is a wedding venue and hotel located in Cuckfield, West Sussex. This Elizathehan-era property proudly sits on nine acres of private land overlooking the picturesque Cuckfield Park. With a range of indoor and outdoor event spaces available, this site can host the day you've always dreamed of.

Facilities and Capacity

Your big day at Ockenden Manor can begin with a ceremony on the venue's luscious grounds. Ideal for summertime gatherings, this spot enables you to exchange vows as the sun shines down on you and your loved ones. With the manor in the backdrop, this picture-postcard setting also makes for unforgettable photo opportunities. The lawns and patio can then host your drinks reception. Here, you can converse with guests while sipping on beverages as the sun sets over the horizon. Wedding receptions at this hotel can take place in a large marquee on its grounds (with Exclusive Use booking). Up to 200 people can host such events with ample space for a dance floor and live entertainment. Additional facilities include an in-and-outside swimming pool, a fitness studio, and a spa.


There are 28 luxurious bedrooms for you and your guests to use at this hotel. These suites have been designed to the highest of standards and feature everything you need for a great night's sleep. This includes comfy bedding, en-suite bathrooms, living quarters, and more.

Services Offered

For over 25 years, the events staff at Ockenden Manor have had the honour of planning weddings and other milestone occasions. Through consultations, these professionals can learn about your ideas and ensure that they are implemented. What's more, this hotel's catering team can devise a menu that flawlessly compliments your special day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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L&E Sent on 27/02/2017
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Made our day so special...

A very big thank-you to you and your team for helping me and making our day so special. We had a great day with so much laughter and fun.
Great Venue at Ockenden
Thanks again
J&P Sent on 27/02/2017
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A super day....

Many thanks for all your help.
We both had a great day helped by your efforts
Liz Sent on 07/02/2007
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Thank you from Australia!

Considering I live in Australia, Ockenden Manor were exceptional with their organising expertise. We had a thoroughly incredible day and it all ran so smoothly. Thank you so much - we will remember it always!
Julia Sent on 07/02/2007
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Thank you so much for orchestrating our wedding - It was such a lovely event and all the staff were fantastic!
Tracy Sent on 07/02/2007
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The Perfect Day!

Thank you all so much - we couldn''t be happier with how things went. All the staff did a brilliant job and the food was perfect.
Anna Sent on 07/02/2007
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The most special day imaginable

Thank you so much! Our wedding was everything we had imagined and more. The food and wine were amazing, and the service impeccable.
Natasha Sent on 07/02/2007
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Thank you!

Now that we have returned from Honeymoon I can finally take the time to Thank all the staff for a fabulous day. It was a perfect day and the team were so professional. The whole day and evening was such a success, not to mention the food which was cooked to perfection!
Annie Sent on 07/02/2007
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Belated Thank You!

Thank you for making our wedding at Ockenden such a success and also for making us all so comfortable. Our families loved the stay and were so happy with the service and ambience!
Grant Sent on 07/02/2007
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Thank you for our lovely wedding!

thank you so much for helping make our day so special. As if the location wsan''t enough, nothing was too much trouble for you and you helped everything go like clockwork. The food and wine were womderful and everyone was so complimentary on the ambience and the setting. I''m sure these things become "just another wedding" but you certainly made ours feel extremely special.
Annabeena Sent on 06/12/2005
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Dream come true!

I could not have wished for anything better - Ockenden is a stunning hotel with outstanding grounds. The food for all 75 guests was spectacular, the service impeccable. All the staff contributed in making my dream wedding - from the initial booking, right up until the bar closed!
Simply fantastic! Can't wait for our anniversary to go back!
Linda Sent on 04/07/2003
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out of this world

From the moment we stepped into Ockenden Manor we knew this was the place to get married in. The food was excellent and the service was slick but unobtrusive. All the staff without exception were friendly helpful and efficient. Its also a terrific setting for the photographs. All in all a perfect setting for a perfect day!
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Ockenden Lane RH17 5LD Cuckfield (West Sussex)
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