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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Proud winner of Hitched Best Castle Venue for 2023 and 2024!

As featured in "The Crown", Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful Regency castle wedding venue located in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Nestled within magnificent gardens, this warm, welcoming setting is ideal for both intimate and extravagant milestone celebrations alike. The destination borders Kent and Sussex, making it easily accessible from London and the South East.

Facilities and Capacity

Wadhurst Castle welcomes you to celebrate your entire wedding day with them or just your ceremony or just your reception following a church or ceremony elsewhere. When booking this venue, you will have exclusive use of the castle with its magnificent rooms together with the light and airy Carriage Barn and the beautiful gardens. You and your guests will be able to admire stunning views across the uninterrupted Sussex countryside as you celebrate here. During warmer months, you and your partner can exchange vows in one of the two licensed garden spaces. Celebratory drinks and tantalising canapes can then be enjoyed on the South Terrace. In addition to the gardens, you have the beautiful castle rooms and the Carriage Barn offering further licensed ceremony and dining choices. The castle can then accomodate 130 for evening parties.

Services Offered

The friendly, professional wedding team at Wadhurst Castle will be there to help you at every stage of your planning journey. With your distinct preferences in mind, they will work to ensure that your vision for your special day is realised. Small and Intimate wedding packages are available for weekday celebrations, including catering options. You are welcome to provide your own drinks to enjoy throughout the festivities on a no corkage basis. Enjoy the well-appointed, spacious dressing room to get ready before your event begins.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Marquees and tents
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Wadhurst Castle

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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33 reviews
100% recommend it
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Braden
Braden R. Sent on 14/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience!

Everything about your experience was perfect. Susan was so delightful and helpful to work with—she was timely, kind, and 100% on our side for making our day the way we wanted it. The castle is GORGEOUS, and I feel the pricing was extremely fair. We had such a magical day and it’s thanks to Susan and this wonderful venue.
Shannon
Shannon S. Sent on 16/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

August Wedding at Wadhurst Castle

My partner and I had the most amazing experience at Wadhurst Castle for our wedding - it could not have been more perfect! From coming to view the venue a few years ago right up to the day itself, the whole team could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Susan, Cassie and the team were always on call to answer any questions and really wanted the day to be led by us, being so accommodating.

All of our guests loved the venue, and the amount of different spaces used throughout the day. The Winter Garden room was a favourite! Having our wedding breakfast in the Carriage Barn was lovely - it is a very fresh and open space. We managed to get a break in the rain to get some photos outside in the stunning gardens. Would absolutely recommend this venue, and if I were able to do it all over again I would with no changes!
Charles
Charles G. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delightful wedding reception!

Wadhurst Castle was the ideal venue for us, combining beautiful gardens with fantastic service and a stunning setting. The staff were amazing at guiding us throughout the organisation process, and quick to respond. We would wholly recommend!
Amy
Amy M. Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of perfect!

I cannot begin to describe how amazing our wedding was. It was everything I have ever dreamed of and more. Wadhurst castle was the most PERFECT venue!! Our guests were stunned by the venue and scenery - I could not have asked for more and wish we could do the day over again. Wadhurst castle was the first place we viewed (of about 20 venues across the south of England) and believe me if you are looking for somewhere a bit different but has the wow factor- wadhurst castle is the place!
Karina
Karina H. Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

June Wedding Planned from the States

Wadhurst was everything my husband and I hoped it would be. We live in the US and booked it sight unseen (after his parents had a visit and gave it the thumbs up), but were able to tour the castle in January. Even in the dead of winter, it blew me away. For our relatively small wedding (50 people) it could not have been more perfect. By the time June came, it was covered in florals. Some of my favorite pictures of us are in the Walled Garden surrounded by the blooming roses, and we hadn’t decorated that area at all as we got married on the South Lawn. The team at Wadhurst was on top of everything. Planning from so far away, I had to really just trust them, and they absolutely came through for us. Thank you Kelly, Susan, Cassie, and Fiona!
Jennifer
Jennifer B. Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

We got married on 10th June 2023 and it really was the perfect day at the perfect venue. Could not recommened Wadhurst Castle more, and we had so many compliments from friends and family on how amazing it was.

I stayed at Castle Cottage the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids, it was so special waking up in the morning with the view of the castle and walled garden where we were soon to marry. I then moved the bridal suite to get ready, and my husband used the cottage for getting ready. The bridal suite has beautiful views over the downs and I could see preparations taking place and hear guests starting to arrive. We had our ceremony in the walled garden, then moved to the south lawn for drinks and canapes, our wedding breakfast in the barn (newly fitted with air con which was hugely appreciated), and the evening party in the castle. This provided a great flow, usuing different parts of the castle and grounds throughout the day.

Susan and Cassie were so helpful with the organisation and were very responsive. They provided an excellent list of recommended suppliers to choose from. The staff on the day were also incredibly helpful and I felt so well looked after at all times.
Sophie
Sophie O. Sent on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing wedding

Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful venue and location. It’s everything I’ve ever wished my wedding venue to be. the staff were absolutely amazing - so friendly and helpful and very calm and reassuring on the day. Our wedding was perfect all thanks to the team!
Louise
Louise M. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful venue

We had our wedding at Wadhurst Castle on 13th August.
The team were brilliant from start to finish, we had Susan who assisted us with showing us around, booking the venue and answered every question and provided great advice.
We also spoke with Cassie who was co-ordinating our day and getting all the details together, she listened and provided some great ideas for our day.
On the day we had a lady called Dana she was amazing, nothing was a issue, she got everything ready and everyone in place for us and assisted with last minute changes to ensure everything went smoothly.
The venue itself was gorgeous, the setting and the flowers / gardens really adds to our photos and was an amazing venue, our guests were amazed with the views and loved it.
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Emma C. Sent on 26/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue and fabulous team!

We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding. From the minute we set foot inside the beautiful grounds we were sold on Wadhurst Castle, it truly has it all – stunning landscape views, total privacy, gorgeous historic interior, lots of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony/meal/reception. Meeting Susan and her team only further confirmed to us that we’d be in the best possible hands, and indeed we could not have asked for more from the event coordination team in the run up to our day. We had to reschedule our celebrations once due to Covid and whilst it seems so many venues saw this as a money-making opportunity, Wadhurst Castle went out of their way to make the process as straight forward and reassuring as possible. I truly believe that there is nowhere better to host a wedding – SO happy we found Wadhurst Castle!
Robin
Robin N. Sent on 07/06/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Magic castle

Wadhurst Castle just has the "wow" factor and made for a maigcal wedding day for my partner Gil and I. It took a while to find our perfect venue as we wanted somewhere that catered for a small wedding and that was comeptitive in terms of price and Wadhurst really delivered.

What sets it apart from other similar venues is that it is a very flexible space, with stunning surroundings that are exclusively yours for the day. The interior is a really grand space, a 19th century style mansion and we had our ceremony in the drawing room, which was perect as it large and airy and looks out onto the stunning Sussex countryside.

Our reception was in the extensive gardens surrounding the castle, the grandeur leaving us feeling liked we had stepped onto the set of Downtown Abbey at times. Dinner was in the Orangery, which again offered a wonderful backdrop. Looking out at the sun dappled fields as the conversation flowed and night fell was something really special.

Weddings are really nerve-wracking occasions but Danya, who looked after us so ably on the day, and Susan, who was always on hand in the lead-up, were absolutely amazing. So much so that Danya stayed on after hours when our cab did not arrive at the end of the evening. It is over and above, which is what you can expect from Wadhurst Castle.
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Colleen M. Sent on 31/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The happiest day

Wadhurst Castle is the venue of fairy tale dreams!

From the moment we set foot on the grounds we knew it was the one for us. We didn't even bother to look at other venues because it felt like home!

The team at Wadhurst treat you like friends and are there every step of the way to ensure you have the best day of your lives. We can't thank Susan, Cassie and Kelly enough for everything they did for us in the two years planning and day of our wedding.

We will live on this high for the rest of our lives!

Thank you always
Colleen and Luke
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Ellie A. Sent on 13/09/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Brilliant location for our wedding

We were so lucky to find Wadhurst castle - great value as a wedding venue as you get the whole grounds so we could have our ceremony outside, reception in the barn and party in the castle. The team were super helpful in terms of running the day and helping pull together the plan just before the event. Not to mention the stunning views and gorgeous interiors.
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Stefani R. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We had the BEST time celebrating our special day at Wadhurst Castle! Booking, planning and communication were super easy and we felt well supported by the team on the day too. Funnily enough, it was “love at first sight” when we came to visit the venue, we knew right away that we wanted to have our ceremony outside overlooking the fields. Our guests could not stop talking how gorgeous the venue was and how much they enjoyed the day!
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Sarah V. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Picturesque Wedding Venue

Wadhurst Castle was the only wedding venue that we viewed & as soon as we drove up to the Castle grounds we were certain that it was the venue for us! Susan made sure that the lead up and day of the wedding all ran smoothly. We had a wonderful time and often enjoy looking through our photographs. We wish we could do it all over again! Thank you Wadhurst Castle for a truly memorable wedding.
Sarah & Daniel
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Shreena Sent on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect!

Words cannot describe how incredible the staff, the venue team and Amuse catering were on our wedding day! They all helped out SO much and made the day flow so well and put me at complete ease. The canapés and lunch was insane and the service that the catering team provided was unreal! I can’t thank you all enough for making my day feel so so so special. People are still talking about the wedding, the venue, the food and the team! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! I’ll definitely be recommending Wadhurst to everyone that I speak to!
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