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Weddings at Rathfinny Wine Estate

Situated on the 600-acre Rathfinny Wine Estate in the foothills of the South Downs National Park, is the beautifully restored Flint Barns and Tasting Room restaurant which hosts just eight weddings each year for couples seeking a truly unique and exclusive venue in East Sussex. Couples can host every aspect of their wedding on our Estate; from the ceremony and reception to accommodation and hospitality, our packages are perfect for food and wine lovers.

Venue Options

The historic Flint Barns are located at the western end of Rathfinny Wine Estate and house 10 en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 25 people), marquee, courtyard and restaurant. Rathfinny cottage is also available with our exclusive hire packages, sleeping 4 guests and provides the perfect bridal preparation suite. The Flint Barns caters for up to 120 guests for the ceremony, dinner and reception.

For smaller intimate parties, we recommend the Tasting Room restaurant which is located in our award-winning Winery, with panoramic views of the Vineyard and South Downs. Exclusive hire of the Tasting Room restaurant and balcony can cater up to 30 guests.

About Rathfinny Wine Estate

Founded in 2010 by husband and wife, Mark and Sarah Driver, Rathfinny was once a working arable farm, located in the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Southern England. It occupies the main part of the Cradle Valley, on a south-facing slope close to the iconic Cuckmere Valley, just three miles from the sea and the famous Seven Sisters cliffs.

Today, Rathfinny Estate comprises of 93 hectares of vines, made up of the principle sparkling wine grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. We are proud to be a family-owned, grower-producer with B Corp certification. We craft low-intervention, Traditional Method, vintage sparkling wines with PDO status that are a true expression of our single-Estate terroir in the South Downs of Sussex.

Sustainability at Rathfinny Wine Estate

In 2023, Rathfinny achieved B Corp certification, one of the most esteemed sustainability credentials for businesses. This means you can rest assured that we put sustainability at the heart of all our decision making, from the suppliers we work with to the renewable energy we use around the Estate. Our attention to detail never overlooks the opportunity to make green and ethical choices.

Services Offered

The team at Rathfinny Wine Estate will work closely with you to help you find the right package to fit your needs. They're on hand to support you as you bring your wedding vision to life, whatever it might be. They understand that no two weddings are alike and will help you plan a bespoke celebration of your love. The vineyard's events team will collaborate with local, artisanal suppliers like caterers, florists, and wedding planners to provide further support.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Vineyard weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Live band facilities
Evening reception 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
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Rathfinny Wine Estate BN26 5TU Alfriston (East Sussex)
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