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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

The Goodwood Hotel offers a picture-perfect wedding venue located in Chichester, West Sussex, on the glorious Sussex Downs. From an intimate ceremony or private wedding breakfast to a lavish wedding reception, the team here loves a reason to celebrate. This hotel sits at the heart of the 12,000-acre Goodwood Estate, offering mature, historic parkland and is surrounded by rolling countryside.

Facilities and Capacity

The Goodwood Hotel has plenty of space for civil wedding ceremonies, and receptions with an array of licensed rooms. Situated on the pretty Cedar Lawn and lined by the historic walls of the Estate, the canopy offers a lovely al fresco setting for your day during the warmer months. This secluded, flexible space is perfect for all manner of themes, from a simple champagne reception or an informal barbecue to an afternoon tea party. The hotel has 91 rooms and suites for luxurious overnight accommodation.

Services Offered

At The Goodwood Hotel, you'll have the support of a dedicated planner to help make your dream day a reality. Your coordinator will come equipped with plenty of ideas and enthusiasm, to deliver your event precisely as you imagined. The award-winning head chef will carefully create a seasonal menus and sumptuous feast, using the freshest of ingredients produced on or within minutes of the estate. The venue hosts only one wedding per day, giving you the team's undivided attention. Should you wish to keep your guests and family entertained, around the estate, there are two golf courses and a health club and treatment rooms. You can also drive at the historic motor circuit and visit the private aerodrome with the opportunity of a flying lesson.

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
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:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Goodwood Hotel

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Helen M. Sent on 25/06/2023
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Amazing wedding

Professional, organised, helpful....just a wonderful events team. Couldn't have gone any better at a beautiful location.
Anonymous Sent on 30/04/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day

We have just got back from our honeymoon and we had an amazing wedding day and were so pleased with the efforts of all the staff at Goodwood Park Hotel. Without their superb planning and organisation skills and the wonderful setting of Goodwood it would not of been the great day it turned out to be. The feedback we received from family and friends was that it was the best wedding they had been to.
Anon Sent on 12/04/2010
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We had an amazing day at Goodwood for our wedding. It went flawlessly, and we really enjoyed oursevlves. Thank you to the team there for all the effort they put in.
Anonymous Sent on 16/03/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Absoultly fantastic

Our wedding day was absoultly fantastic one of the best day's in our lives so far. The staff were great the day was just perfect. Everyone has commented on the food and how tasty it was. We couldn't fault it in anyway at all even if we wanted to it, it was just simply the best. We really did have such a lovely day.
Anonymous Sent on 15/12/2009
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Such a Super Day

Our wedding day was fantastic, all your hard work beforehand paid off.

Everything run smoothly and all the staff on the day were brilliant in particular the young lady, whose name I cant remember, who was in charge of our wedding on the day.

All our guests were very impressed with the hotel and the service they received.

A big thank you for arranging such a super day for us!!!

Best wishes to you and a very happy new year!
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommended

We had a fantastic wedding day! I don''t think we could have hoped for anything better. Becky you really made it special for us and everyone at Goodwood did a great job! - I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Thanks again!!
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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Thank you

Thank you for your email, sorry we haven''t been in touch sooner but we only got back from our honeymoon last week!

We would like to say a huge thank you to you and the staff at the Goodwood hotel for making our wedding day so very special, the whole day was perfect and Justine was brilliant on the day so please pass on a big thank you to her. The organisation on the day was excellent and all our guests were very impressed.

Thank you once again for all your help and to Justine too for making our wedding a truly memorable experience for us and our guests.

Kind regards,

Miss Sent on 03/12/2009
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“Fantastic service lovely staff & hotel!”

We attended our sisters wedding here & it was fantastic! Nothing was too much for the staff, they were friendly & very patient. especially in the evening when there were plenty of tipsy people! Our other sister went into labour the next morning & everyone was great even arranging for rooms to be kept on after checkout. The food was delicious & piping hot. No-one was forgotton & the kids meals were huge! All in all the goodwood park hotel & its staff made our day. Thank you very much!

Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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When we were looking for potential wedding venues it was almost pure luck that we stumbled across Goodwood Park Hotel we found it one Saturday afternoon whilst having a drive through the countryside. We called into the hotel on the off-chance, and from the moment that we first walked through the door the staff were brilliant. Although we did not have an appointment the staff were able to show us around the hotel and its facilities.

Admittedly, we did initially have some concerns as to whether your predecessor would be able to meet our expectations, but from the moment which you became our wedding coordinator our concerns completely vanished. You played an important role in ensuring that our wedding was a huge success. You embraced our ideas and wishes, and your careful and accurate planning ensured that the special day went so smoothly. Thank you for your help and a**tance it is very much appreciated.

Justine, was brilliant too. She was always there to offer a**tance, but was never noticeable. Justine, although not part of the initial planning of the wedding, knew every aspect of our ideas and wishes and ensured that these happened on the day. Can you extend our thanks to Justine as well.

We feel that the hotel and its grounds are the perfect venue for a wedding. The style, size and arrangement of the function rooms are brilliant and matched our requirements precisely.

The wedding day was a huge success and exceeded our expectations. The catering was brilliant – our Toastmaster commented that it was the best wedding breakfast that he had ever had!. The evening reception was equally good, and the band and the Grooveybooth performed brilliantly.

Once our feet have touched the ground, I shall forward both yourself and Justine a little something as a token of our appreciation for your efforts and help in organising our special day.

As a final wedding celebration we plus our closest friends from the wedding will be heading back to Goodwood to experience the final seasons day of horseracing. We have also commented that we will spend each wedding anniversary at the hotel.

Once I have sorted the photographs I shall send you a link so that you are able to view them.

Many thanks again
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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Thanks for your email, we are just back to the grindstone after our few days away and were about to contact you to say what a fantastic day we had. It was really really perfect, we cant thank you Zara and Justine enough. Food was fabulous, organisation was brilliant, rooms were lovely and all staff extremely helpful throughout everything.

Thanks again
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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Many thanks for help and support.

The staff were excellent on the day and all of our guests had nothing but praise for the meal the service and the venue.

You can’t get better than excellent!!

Once again it was excellent :-
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Review

Hi. Back from honeymoon and enjoying being newlyweds.

We just wanted to say thanks for helping us to organise our big day and making it better than we could have ever imagined.

We had such a great time that if we could, we would do it every weekend!!

Please could you say a huge thank you to Justine for managing the day so brilliantly - we don''t know what we would have done without her.

Also please pass our thanks on to Chef - everyone commented how it was the best wedding food they had ever had - and the rest of the hotel staff in general who made a great impression on our guests throughout the weekend.

We have never felt so looked after.

See you in 2010 for our anniversary stay!!

Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the wedding planning. Yesterday was absolutely brillant. Everyone at Goodwood was great, the service was amazing. The room was beautiful.

Thank you again

Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Spot On

Many thanks for all your help and hard work to help make our wedding day on Saturday a perfect day. We had the best day and everything at the hotel was absolutely spot on.
Many of our guests were very complimentary about the delicious food at the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet was equally delicious. It took great effort on behalf of all your staff to ensure that the meals came out promptly and hot! Please thank the chefs for us.
Tushar did an absolutely great job. Please pass on our grateful thanks to him too.
Goodwood Hotel was just the best choice for our reception and I will not hesitate to recommend it in the future. I am sure our guests will also be doing the same.

Many thanks yet again,

Mr & Mrs U!!
Anonymous Sent on 03/12/2009
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Our Wedding Day

The wedding was fantastic and your help help in the build up was particularly brilliant. It was a nice touch by you to come and say hello before the ceremony. Many thanks to you in particular.

We were really happy with how every things went and everyone really enjoyed the day. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The Brazilian guy was extremely helpful in helping to time the aisle entrances and had a great rapport with the guests.

All in all we had a dream wedding. We would not hesitate to recommend the Goodwood Park Hotel for weddings and we hope to visit again ourselves as soon as possible.

We didn''t leave the hotel until the next evening after enjoying breakfast, the leisure facilities and everything on the lunch menu!!!

Many thanks again for all your help.
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