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Wadhurst Castle

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As featured in 'The Crown' Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful Regency castle with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Nestled within its magnificent gardens, Wadhurst Castle is the perfect setting for weddings and any other unforgettable celebration from 2 to 130 people. On the borders of Kent and Sussex it is easy to access from London and the South East and offers ample private parking for you and your guests. We welcome you for the ceremony only, for the reception only or for the full wedding and reception.

You will have exclusive use of the Castle with its magnificent rooms and beautiful gardens offering stunning views across the uninterrupted Sussex countryside together with the newly converted Carriage Barn. The Carriage Barn situated in the Well Coutyard, offers an additional ceremony or dining area. Both the Castle and the Carriage Barn offer space for dining for up to 104. For parties between 104 and 130 guests a marquee on the South Lawn or as an extension to our Carriage Barn can be used. We are unique and private venue offering an unparalleled welcome. Our friendly and professional wedding team will be there to help you at every stage of your planning and will ensure that your special day is realised.

You are welcome to provide your own drinks with no corkage charge from us. We have a panel of 4 preferred caterers for you to choose from with a guide price of £50 plus VAT per head.

We have a beautifully spacious Bridal Dressing Room available for you to prepare for your special day with en suite bathroom and unbeatable views across the estate.

We are fortunate to have several rooms licensed for civil ceremonies from intimate gatherings up to weddings for 130 guests.

In summer it is very popular to have the ceremony conducted in the open air in our pavilion in the spacious and private Walled Garden. Following the ceremony your guests can spill out on to the South Terrace with its amazing views for drinks and canapes, music, lawn games and meanderings around our lovely garden spaces.

Contact the Wedding team by phone or email to discuss your special day further, for our updated brochure or to request a viewing.

Please Note:

Our Castle exclusive hire season runs from Mid-May to Mid-December each year and includes the gardens and the Carriage Barn.

In addition, our Carriage Barn and Well Courtyard are available Mid-January to Mid-May each year for daytime weddings and events

  • Regency Castle in East Sussex
  • Wonderful gardens and views across the Sussex countryside
  • Licensed and Stunning Interiors
  • Licensed Barn
  • Licensed Pavillion in Walled Garden
  • No corkage and event management included

Our new weddings virtual tour is now available to view via our website at www.wadhurstcastle.co.uk !

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Evening Reception Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking

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    Rachel Married on 12/10/2019
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    The best day of our lives

    Wadhurst castle is an amazing venue! Our day was absolutely perfect (many thanks to susan for making sure everything went smoothly)
    Neither me or my husband have stopped smiling

    Wadhurst Castle's reply:

    Dear Rachel and Ben, what a day you had! full of surprises (good ones!) and smiles. We were so pleased to play our part in hosting your wonderful family wedding. Keep smiling! with all our best wishes, always,
    Susan
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    Alice Married on 28/09/2019
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    Perfect Venue for us

    Wadhurst Castle is a really unique venue because it's small enough to feel intimate but grand enough to make you feel important at the same time. The no corkage charge was a pleasant surprise and the castle contacts were super responsive to all my questions and led the day so smoothly I didn't even notice their presence most of the time! It really is beautiful inside and out, we had the best wedding. Thanks to Clare, Susan and the team :)

    Wadhurst Castle's reply:

    Thank you so much Alice for your lovely review! It means so much to us and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting the wedding for you. What a lovely day it was!

    Best wishes for a wonderful and very happy life together,

    Susan
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    Michelle Married on 16/08/2019
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    Our Wedding at Wadhurst Castle

    We had a fairy tale wedding at Wadhurst Castle.. We literally could not have asked for more. From the initial visit we knew it was the right venue for us as it is so intimate but not too small. It has a genuine castle feel without the huge hollowness of those really large castles but more with an atmosphere of class, coziness and the potential to make it your very own for the day. The grounds absolutely captivated us from the word go. It's the classic English country garden, with so many little areas and corners where flowers are beautifully displayed. Above all, the venue manager Susan was at the core of it all and she was spectacular in the way she helped to bring all our plans together. On the day she was amazing and there is no way we would have had such a perfect day if she was not there coordinating everything in such a friendly and calm manner. We had our wedding outside in the walled garden with the capri tent. It was magical.... not to mention the reception, the meal and then the party later that evening which were perfect in every way. I don't think we could have matched this event in a hotel set up as it just felt so private and almost like it was our castle for the day. The party was awesome and no-one wanted to go home at the end of the night. We were receiving texts and comments for weeks after saying what a fab time people had. We will be forever grateful for such a dream wedding and could not rate the staff and management at the castle more highly.

    Wadhurst Castle's reply:

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We were privileged to play our part in what was a very special day; enjoyed from beginning to end by everyone attending. It really was a magical day that not even the English weather could spoil. Thank you for sharing it with us at the castle!
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    Valentina Married on 09/08/2019
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    Absolute fantastic

    It’s been everything absolute perfect! The manager and all the staff are been amazing decorating the rooms and the winter garden. Also one bridesmaid broke her dress and Susan immediately come to try to solve the problem! Me and my husband couldn’t choose a better venue!!

    Wadhurst Castle's reply:

    Dear Valentina, thank you so much for such a lovely review. You brought the style, energy and laughter of an Italian wedding to East Sussex! It really was a lovely wedding and we were delighted to play our part in it for you both, Best wishes Susan
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    Eser Married on 07/06/2019
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    An unforgettable day!

    We had an amazing experience in Wadhurst Castle on our wedding day. It is a top venue in regards to beauty, layout and location, especially if you are looking for an intimate wedding.

    Our wedding coordinator on the day, Susan (and Fiona later in the evening) are main reasons behind a very successful day. They went above and beyond to make our spacial day a fun, problem-free and enjoyable experience. My niece went ill suddenly in the morning of our wedding and it was amazing to see the huge support from both Susan and Fiona to get her see a doctor, while our guests enjoying themselves. Both my husband and I will be grateful to them eternally.
    We recommend Wadhurst Castle to everyone who want to make their big day truly special.

    Thank you Susan, Fiona and the huge team behind them.

    Eser & Jordi

    Wadhurst Castle's reply:

    Dear Eser and Jordi

    What a wonderful wedding day yours was! thank you so much for your very kind comments; we very much enjoyed playing our part in your very special day and even the little hiccups did not spoil a very memorable event at the castle. I am delighted that your little niece is recovering and I am so glad that we were able to make her comfortable and get her the help that she needed.

    With love and best wishes, Susan and Fiona
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    Gillian Married on 08/12/2018
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    First class venue and first class Event Manager

    We contacted Wadhurst Castle as a possible venue for our 50th Wedding Annivserary Luncheon. We met the event's manager, Susan Terrell, who showed us the Castle and the three delightful rooms where the event would take place. The decision was made but, at that point, we did not realise that not only had we decided on the venue but with that decision came Susan Terrell! From that day forth Susan was at our side guiding us with every detail and request. Susan was able to recommend the caterer (Super Events), the florist, the invitations and even find us a piper who could pipe us to our table! Susan was at our side with every decision and with plenty of reassurance which we seemed to need on many occasions. Any query was answered instantly even late on a Saturday night while Susan was responsible for another event.
    When the day arrived everything was perfect. Susan supervised the Luncheon with her quiet efficiency. She introduced our grand children when they were stepping forward to entertain us. She made sure the men changed table after each course and she even took many informal photographs during the five hours of entertaining.
    Our 50th Wedding Luncheon will be a memory for the rest of our lives and one that we can look back on with only praise and no criticism. Wadhurst Castle is a wonderful setting whether it be for a wedding or an informal luncheon and all we wish to say is a huge thank you for making our anniversary such a success and with out Susan Terrell it would not have happened.
    A first class venue and a first class Event Manager. Thank you from Gerard and Gillian Lemmens
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    Emma Married on 06/07/2018
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    A hidden gem of a venue

    Wadhurst Castle is a true hidden gem. If you decide to visit the venue you will not be disappointed and you will probably think it's the venue of your dreams. We had such an amazing wedding here and there is nothing we would have changed thinking back on the best day of our lives. We had our ceremony at Goudhurst Church and then transported our guests in a double decker bus to the castle. Our guests were amazed by how beautiful the venue was.
    Wadhurst Castle has beautiful grounds for your guests to explore which we noticed other venues didn't have. Also the interior inside is stunning, the rooms are big but not too big still giving an intimate feel which is exactly what we were looking for.

    We want to say a special thank you to Clare who was so supportive and professional throughout the process. She helped us with all random questions that occur when planning a wedding and you would never have thought of.

    We can not recommend this venue enough. It's just stunning and a castle party here will make your day the most memorable one.

    / Emma & Mike
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    Rachael Married on 08/06/2018
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    Beautiful venue and amazing wedding coordinator!

    I got married at Wadhurst Castle in June 2018 and had the most amazing day!
    On the build up to the big day Clare was quick to respond to any queries I had (and there were a LOT!) and she was so helpful on the day I didn't worry about anything!
    I feel like I didn't take much of it in on the big day but when I looked at the professional photos and see what an amazing job she did at setting everything up I'm so grateful that she was there to help!
    Not to mention the most beautiful background setting for a wedding, all of our friends and family complimented us on what a lovely venue and day it was, it sells itself!
    The only thing I would have changed would have been to start the wedding earlier, so my advice to anyone booking - as soon as you have booked wadhurst castle, get straight on the phone to the registrar and get that booked! I waited too long and the only available slot was 15:00pm!
    Thank you so much for all of your help Clare and the other staff at Wadhurst!
    xxxx
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    Dave Married on 01/12/2017
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    Wedding Venue

    What a special place to have a wedding the setting has everything, romance, history and views to die for. This is a perfect venue for your wedding day with Clare the venue manager to guide you through in the most caring way.
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    Amazing Wedding Venue!

    After viewing a number of venues in Kent and Sussex we decided on Wadhurst Castle because of its amazing views, beautiful interiors, exclusivity and being able to get married in the Walled Garden, which is just stunning! The day was perfect from start to finish and I couldn't recommend the venue highly enough!

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