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.
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
Reviews for Wadhurst Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Rachel and Ben Davies · Married on 12/10/2019
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)Sent on 14/10/2019
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,
Alice LS · Married on 28/09/2019
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 :)Sent on 12/10/2019
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!
Michelle and Kalombo Kaseba · Married on 16/08/2019
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.Sent on 22/09/2019
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!