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Guaranteed exclusive use for you and your guests with a prime clifftop location and private grounds, the views are unrivalled, Saltcote has two 5 star gold awards from Visit Britain.

No Packages here, it's always bespoke. Located near Rye, within an hour of London, this beautiful location will be your home for the day. Originally built as a wedding present in 1903, the house remains a private family home and an exclusive wedding venue.

Early check in and late check out, we really are relaxed and unhurried. You can get married here or at the nearby pretty church of St Michael’s (300 yards) or even Rye Town Hall. From the moment you arrive there will only be your guests here.

Our catering team have accumulated over 30 years’ experience to bring you the finest selection of dishes you could imagine. The team will create whatever you desire from fresh, local ingredients.

From our largest event of 450 guests to our smallest of four, all of our weddings are important to us. Rather than offering wedding packages, each celebration with us is unique and tailored to your needs. We also offer midweek Celebrations and of course you can have a Marquee of your specification.

Our accommodation has the benefit of separate entrances for the Bride and Groom so you can get ready without fear of seeing each other and breaking tradition. When the celebrations draw to a close you will retire to our gorgeous Hennessy bridal suite whilst your other guests retire to equally comfortable accommodation.

We are proud to have come first on TripAdvisor in England and third in the World and received the coveted 10/10 from

Your Wedding is too important to leave the management of important detail to chance, we can demonstrate the skills needed to ensure you are totally happy and relaxed.

  • Private home not a Wedding factory
  • Ranked 1st on TripAdvisor England and 3rd in the World
  • Exclusive use always
  • Only two Weddings a month
  • Indoor or marquee celebrations
  • Only UK wedding venue with 2x 5 star Gold awards
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Coastal weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
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:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Saltcote Place

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Halshaw Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A weekend to remember

What an amazing weekend we had! I was best man at a wedding and stayed Friday and Saturday night. From start to finish we were made to feel welcome by Paul & Alan. The rooms were fantastic, the view stunning and the whole day went by without a hitch! Can't recommend this stunning house enough.
Sarah Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating


The setting of Saltcote Place is magnificent, even despite a weekend of downpour. Our weekend stay could not and service is unsurpassed. Alan and have been bettered. The quality of room Paul looked after us so well. Five stars.
Emma Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!

I stayed at Saltcote Place as I was lucky enough to be attending a beautiful wedding there. The guest accommodation is stunning and every single detail has been thoughtfully considered. The owners Alan and Paul are charming and we were made to feel incredibly welcome; offering a superb level of customer service that I have never experienced anywhere else. The breakfast was the best I have ever had and I was sad when the time came to go home! I cannot recommend a visit here highly enough.
Matt Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating


We had our wedding here on the 12th August we had an amazing day, the venue is stunning, Paul and Alan were brilliant and couldn't have done more to help and support us from our first meeting to even after our big day. Having our wedding here was unique and completely personal to us, we can't speak highly enough. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and the rooms are beautiful. Thank you again for everything
Jenner Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Treated like royalty...

We celebrated our wedding at Saltcote Place on Saturday and we had the most amazing time. We stayed at Saltcote for the entire weekend and we were treated like royalty. Paul and Alan pulled out all of the stops and nothing was too much trouble. They made our day and it was the best day of our lives - we didn't want to leave! They made us feel completely at home and we cannot thank them enough. We will definitely be staying with them again at some point in the near future - thank you for having us!
Jonjo Sent on 03/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend Saltcote highly enough

Myself and my wife had the pleasure of holding our wedding reception at Saltcote Place and staying in the accomadation over the same weekend. Salcote Place is fantastic.
The Grounds
The gardens of Saltcote Place are blooming throughtout the year and provide a beautiful backdrop for any event or stay. With fantastic views towards the coast it is the perfect picture setting.
The Accomadation
Beautifully decorated and spacious rooms with excellent amenities and facilities. The room all have lovely views and are easily accessible for guests.
The Hosts
Alan and Paul are extremely hospitable and helpful before, during and after your stay/event. They are both charming and professional and put you at ease from the moment you book.

We cannot recommend Saltcote highly enough and will certainly be going back!
Adam Sent on 04/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing weekend thank you

"Hi Paul, Thanks again for such an amazing weekend; you and Alan were the perfect hosts throughout and helped create memories we will hold onto for a lifetime. Many thanks, Adam and Noorina
Katherine Sent on 09/04/2008
5 out of 5 rating

Nice to see Saltcote so well restored

I used to go to school here in the 1960's and stayed recently. the four of us had a fantastic time, a great breakfast and spent time walking in the gardens which are now tidier than I remmember and the views are better than I recall.
Paul Sent on 09/04/2008
4 out of 5 rating

Great breakfast awesome rooms

really warm welcome but the rooms were simply awesome kings size beds, everything we could have wished for and more inclusing fresh fruit, chocolate and a turn down service. The bathrooms were especially comfortable
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