On Hitched.co.uk since 2022
Last update: June 2023
Winner of Hitched Best Castle Venue for 2023!
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.
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.
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Delightful wedding reception!
August Wedding at Wadhurst Castle
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!
The most amazing wedding
Absolutely stunning venue
Nothing short of perfect!
The perfect wedding venue
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.
June Wedding Planned from the States
The most beautiful venue
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.
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.
The happiest day
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
Incredible venue and fabulous team!
Brilliant location for our wedding
Picturesque Wedding Venue
Sarah & Daniel
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