The White Swan Hotel

16 Chichester Road, Fontwell (West Sussex) BN18 0AD Map · Telephone · Website
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About The White Swan Hotel

Based on the outskirts of historic Arundel in West Sussex, The White Swan is a charming country pub wedding venue, perfect for hosting romantic celebrations.

Fully licensed the venue allows you to spend the entire day here, without the need to worry about travelling between locations. You can marry in the light-filled Arundel Suite with up to 60 guests in attendance. The neutral suite is a calm and tranquil space with plenty of room for adding your own personal touches.

New for this year, you can now marry in the beautiful garden under the shelter of the charming gazebo. This is the picture perfect choice for summer weddings.

The Terrace Room, with its light and airy feel and direct access to the terrace, is ideal for intimate receptions with up to 30 guests. Alternatively, it can be used for welcome drinks for larger parties with a reception in The Sussex Suite.

The Sussex Suite accommodates up to 90 guests for a sit-down meal and 150 for an evening reception. The stylish space boasts a private bar and double doors leading to the garden with its stunning countryside views. 

Between exchanging vows and enjoying a sumptuous feast, you can take the opportunity to snap some photographs against the beautiful backdrop of the garden.

Food at The White Swan is focused on high quality ingredients and great flavours, while the traditional bar serves a thoughtfully selected range of local ales and a full selection of wines and spirits. 

This fabulous venue also has 16 double and 4 twin rooms, so you can simply head upstairs as the celebration comes to an end. Rooms feature crisp white sheets, fluffy bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and most boast magnificent countryside views.

The White Swan would be delighted to welcome you to the venue and discuss how they can create your perfect wedding day. 

  • Free car park, over 100 spaces ideal for guests and suppliers
  • A dedicated Wedding Planner on-hand to help with organising and coordinating your day
  • Located in the heart of the Sussex Downs and near to the historic town of Arundel - perfect for photos!
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies with both indoor and outdoor settings
  • 20 ambient and calming bedrooms
  • Sit down meals served for a maximum of 90 people
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Recommended by 100% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value for Money 4.7
  • Response time 4.7
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    Brian and Louise · Married on 23/03/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceeded our expectations!

    We had the most amazing wedding at The White Swan and can’t recommend it enough.
    Joe and her team were fantastic from the start, showing us around and being incredibly flexible so we could create a wedding suited just for us.
    The White Swan are experts when it comes to weddings, providing us with all information needed before we even knew we needed it!
    We were full of confidence that our wedding was in great hands. Many of the suppliers/companies we chose to use for our wedding were already familiar with the venue which was very reassuring.
    On the day Joe went out of her way to ensure the day went smoothly and we were incredibly pleased with her attention to detail.
    The rooms were made available for our guests only which made booking easy.
    We loved the fact that we could spill out into the pub space providing us with a quiet area for our guests when needed.
    Joe took care of everything leaving our family members able to enjoy the day.
    Thank you so much! It was a perfect day!

    Sent on 31/03/2019
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    Tara and Matt West · Married on 09/02/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our perfect day

    We fell in love with The White Swan Hotel as soon as we walked in. We loved the cosy feel of the pub, and that we could have the whole wedding day there, and guests could stay too.

    Joe and her team were super helpful from start to finish, and were very quick to respond to any questions I had along the way.

    The food was delicious - even our fussiest guests enjoyed their meal!

    In the evening we had a band playing, and the turnaround to get them set up was very smooth. What we liked most is that our guests could go and sit in the bar area if the evening entertainment got too much for them, or just wanted some quiet space for a while (also great for me and my husband when we wanted to have a little breathing space during the day!).

    The hotel rooms were spotless, very clean and tidy. The only couple of niggles we had was that the bridal suite was the furthest room away, and the smallest room, and check in time clashed with our ceremony start time. Because of this a lot of the guests disappeared to their rooms after the ceremony, and missed out on some photo opportunities.

    Other than that, our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and all our guests commented on how nice the venue and the day was. We will definitely be back for a coffee and dinner soon!

    Sent on 27/02/2019
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    Mr & Mrs Spalding · Married on 02/02/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Fantastic Day

    From the first visit to the White Swan and meeting Joe the wedding co-ordinator we found everyone very friendly and helpful. No matter how many questions we asked we were always put at ease.
    The food and location were both fabulous. All our guests commented on how lovely the food was , even the hard to please vegan and vegetarians. so no one went home hungry. We did our own room/table decorations, but had a beautiful backdrop from Tinsel Twist to complete the effect.
    The room looked magical.
    Thankyou everyone at The White Swan for making it a day to remember.

    Sent on 25/02/2019

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The White Swan Hotel FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    In the Country
    Small Hotel
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    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:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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  • 16 Chichester Road Fontwell (West Sussex) BN18 0AD
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