Russets Country House

(22 reviews) 22 5
Petworth Road Chiddingfold Surrey GU8 4SL
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About Russets Country House

Petworth Road, Chiddingfold
Surrey, GU8 4SL

With a fresh approach to weddings, Russets Country House is a unique venue for your wedding celebrations. The venue enjoys an unrivalled countryside location on the Surrey-Sussex border, providing the perfect setting for a romantic occasion.

Russets offers all you could need for your dream day, with stunning views, a warm and personal service, and a charming, intimate atmosphere throughout. In addition to all this, the venue is available for your exclusive use for your modern fairy-tale wedding!

Russets Country House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 100 guests in attendance. You can exchange your vows in the charming ceremony room before heading to the banqueting room for a wedding breakfast with up to 180 guests. The venue can accommodate an additional 50 people for your evening reception. The venue is licensed until 1am with a drinks licence applying until 12:30am.

Russets is a privately owned, family-run business, and when you hold your special day here, we will treat you and your guests as friends. It is our aim to ensure that this momentous occasion runs smoothly, allowing you to have a wonderful day and create some treasured memories.

• A FRESH APPROACH TO WEDDINGS • Ceremony Room – Bridal Room – Banqueting Room – Stunning Grounds • Can hold up to 180 seated guests • Exclusive use available • Located in the country on the Surrey-Sussex border • A choice of six approved caterers

Facilities at Russets Country House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :

Russets Country House Reviews (22)

The most amazing day
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By Cressy and John, on 06 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2018

We got married at Russets Country House on Sunday 19th August. After searching for a venue and not finding the one we stumbled across Russets and we are so glad we did. From the moment they opened the door we knew we wanted to get married there and it continued to wow us the more we saw. Kate and Tim are so professional but so welcoming and friendly. We left feeling excited with loads of information about suppliers they recommended it was such a great help and we hadn’t received this when looking elsewhere. Kate and Tim were always there on phone or via email to answer questions that you may have. We honestly couldn’t have a picked a better venue and we had the most amazing day in such a beautiful venue and setting. The venues standard is so high and stylish. We can also highly recommend Just Jane catering, Simon Grand pianist, Buckwikd DJ’s & Discos and pizza Federicci. These were all recommended by Russets and they are so familiar with the venue it’s so reassuring. They literally make booking and planning a wedding as easy as it can be. Not only did we love this venue our guests were amazed too. We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. If you are thinking of viewing this venue please do you will not be disappointed. Cressy and John X

Perfect venue for the best day ever!
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By Kristina and Mike, on 29 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

Wish I could give more than 5 stars. We were married at Russets Country House on 21/10/17 and we could have not dreamt of a more perfect day. The venue is fabulous - spacious, well laid out and so special, the grounds are amazing too! All of our guests said they had never been to a venue like it, and absolutely loved every minute. All the different spaces are worked out perfectly to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable and everything flowed perfectly. The owners, Tim and Kate are incredibly warm and friendly and they bent over backwards to make sure our day was completely amazing, they were always on hand to help me with wedding worries and throughout the morning made sure I was calm and confident that everything was going to plan. They are so fun to be around and really contributed to making our day as special as it was. All of our family and guests who met them couldn’t say enough nice things about them, and their beautiful venue! From the moment we booked our wedding I felt like we had so much support and guidence, which was great for a very nervous bride like myself. They made the whole process fun and easy and helped make all our visions and ideas become reality. I can’t recommend this venue highly enough, we looked round many and nothing in the area compared to this fun, exciting, contemporary place with their very personal touches and special feel. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives, we will be talking about it forever! Kristina and Michael

Absolutely Brilliant
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By Mrs Joan Ashton, on 06 May 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017

This is a superb versatile venue and the proceedings are overseen so efficiently by the owners Tim and Kate. They work closely with the bridal party during the planning and on the day discreetly ensuring that things run smoothly and everyone is happy. A wonderful experience and would recommend this venue to any couple wanting an intimate venue with lots of personal touches.

Couldn't have chosen a better venue
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By Katy & Russ, on 15 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Feb 2017

We got married at Russets in February 2017 and have to say it was more than we imagined!!! Right from the start Tim and Kate had so many fantastic ideas, really made us feel special and nothing was too much effort. We looked at about 15 venues and this one was the clear winner right from the start. They replied quickly to all our many questions and emails, they really make you feel special (not just a number like other larger venues) and on the day they were second to none - very professional, yet personal. Just what we were looking for. Thank you so much Russets, you gave us the best day of our lives!!!

This is the location for your dream wedding.
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By Olivia and George, on 13 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2016

This venue is simply incredible. We had our wedding here on 30/07/2016 and were thrilled with the location. This purpose-built and spacious venue is open plan meaning that you can see all your guests around you throughout your day. There has clearly been so much thought into designing the venue that it makes for the perfect setting. The gardens are beautifully kept and there is also a lake which adds a lovely touch to the venue. Without a doubt, one of the best things about the venue is the owners. Tim and Kate are incredible at what they do. They have endless wisdom on things you might need help with in the run up to the wedding and are so flexible. They are as keen as you to make your day as perfect as possible and will do everything they can to achieve this. Nothing is too much hassle for them. The fact that this is a family-run venue was a real positive for us as all communications were directly with Tim and Kate, who subtly helped everything run smoothly on the day. Our whole day was perfect from start to finish and we can't thank them enough for this. If we were to do the wedding day all over again, we would 100% pick Russets Country House as the venue. If in doubt, go and have a look. You will not be disappointed! Olivia and George x less…

There is no better place we would have chosen
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By Jessica Gardiner, on 27 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 28 May 2016

Hi Kate and Tim I know it has been a long time since our wedding (8 months tomorrow!!) and I haven't yet thanked you for all you did. Since getting married we have brought a house and been in the process of making it a home! Now we are getting somewhere I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all you did for us in the lead up to and during our wedding day. It was very much appreciated and we couldn't have asked for better hosts! Everyone tells us how beautiful Russets is and we most definitely agree. There is no better place we would have chosen to have our wedding reception. Having to plan weddings as a job I wanted to ensure you both had the stress taken out but nothing was too much for you. Thank you for all of your support, you have a stunning property that I would recommend to everyone I know getting married! We would love to send you some photos of the day if you would like them? Best wishes Jessica & Daniel Gardiner

You deserve 10 stars, if not more!
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By Lisa & Andrew Collings, on 13 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 14 May 2016

Our day was beyond amazing, the absolute best day ever. Everything flowed flawlessly and naturally and perfectly. I cannot express how happy we are! We couldn't have wished for a better venue, hosts or weather! The food was fantastic, the lovely ladies who served us made sure that Andrew and I were given canapes and evening buffet food which was so thoughtful. Kate & Tim know their stuff, and their expertise and relaxed personalities guided us through our day. Thank you! Louise and Andy at Just Jane provided amazing food, and Louise is also fantastic at what she does, hands on to oversee during the day, just flawless service from start to finish. This should be the benchmark for all weddings! Thank you thank you thank you. Lisa & Andrew Collings

We cannot put into words how amazing
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By Amelia Jimmison, on 16 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2015

We cannot put into words how amazing you helped make our wedding day. From the moment we met you and saw Russets we knew we wanted to have our wedding there. You were warm, welcoming and friendly and it felt like we would be having our wedding at a family members home rather than a venue. Over the past 18 months you have always been contactable and helped with all of our worries and queries. You have gone above and beyond what we could have ever asked for to make sure our day was the best day it could possibly be. Russets and its grounds are beautiful and it was lovely to enjoy these on our day. Thank you so much for all that you have done and we can't wait to have another celebration with you soon.

Our perfect day!
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By Faith Murphy, on 15 May 2016

Dear Tim and Kate, It's taken me a week to write this because I've been on cloud nine! You made our day absolutely perfect. Russets was the first venue we looked at, and from the minute we walked through the doors and met Tim we knew it was the right place for us. It is beautiful, interesting, elegant, private and intimate. But best of all, it is run by an amazing couple (Tim and Kate) who really care passionately about the bride and groom having their perfect day. I emailed you a lot (!) and nothing was ever too much trouble. You allowed us, our parents, photographer etc to all make separate viewing appointments so that we were all 100% comfortable with our arrangements. You put us at ease, welcomed us with a smile - even paid our taxi in good faith when we forgot to take any cash with us! Everything took place seamlessly and that is down to your love and knowledge. All our guests loved Russets, and yourselves, we had so many comments about the beautiful location and the fact that nothing went wrong. I was so relaxed on our wedding day because I had complete trust in you -you told us everything would happen around us and it did! We cant thank you enough, all we can do is tell the world that this is an unbelievable wedding venue and we would absolutely do it all over again at Russets! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

A Fabulous Evening!
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By Helen Hazell, on 15 May 2016

Dear Kate and Tim Wow! What can we say!? We must have scoured the entire county looking for a venue to celebrate our 50th birthdays but knew the minute we walked in that this was the right place. Hotels were too corporate, stately homes too stuffy and formal, Russets is classy and contemporary, warm and welcoming, open and inviting - exactly what we had envisaged. Thank you for your assistance in pulling everything together; the recommendations for entertainment and food, and for making things so easy. From our initial discussions we knew we were in good hands, and when I witnessed, the day before, how calm and organised you were setting things up, I knew we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We all had the most amazing time. You have a very special and unique venue that will not fail to impress anyone looking to host a special event. Our heartfelt thanks and best wishes, Helen & Kevin Hazell, family and friends.

Can't say enough positive things about this wonder
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By Dan Green, on 15 May 2016

Beautiful venue that is fantastically unique! Ultra stylish and funky chairs that you won't find anywhere else and uplighters featured throughout the venue that can be set to whatever colour you want - it's cool touches like these that make Russets so special. The garden and surrounding views are spectacular and leave a lasting impression whatever the weather. There is ample parking space to cater for large parties and an extremely well run bar that means you're never waiting too long for your next drink (note - there is a fantastic bar game available that gives your guests a chance to get their round of drinks for free and this definitely adds to an already fun and exciting atmosphere for your guests!). The owners of Russets, Tim and Kate, are charming and personable and are willing to accommodate any special requests that you have for your big day. They have a tv hidden in the ceremony room that we used to play my proposal video to our guests prior to the ceremony. As soon as the video was finished, the tv was covered back up by some fashionable wall art and you'd never know the tv existed! It can also be used to entertain kids in the evening if you want to keep them away from the disco and in their own little area. Can't say enough positive things about this wonderful venue and the friendly and efficient family that run it!

Best Day of my life!!!
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By Kailee Benfield, on 29 Oct 2015

We cannot thank you enough for the help and support you gave us on our wedding day on 17 October. We had the most wonderful wedding and it wouldn't have been the same without you and your wonderful team. Everything was perfect!! From the very first time we saw Russets and met you both, I knew it was going to be the place we got married. Everyone has said how amazing your place is and we thank you for putting on the best day for us. Not a thing went wrong!!! ? Thank you!

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