(40 reviews) 40 4.98
Selsfield Road Ardingly Near Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 6TN
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About Wakehurst

Selsfield Road, Ardingly, Near Haywards Heath
West Sussex, RH17 6TN

Wakehurst in Sussex is an idyllic setting for you to celebrate your wedding with your loved ones. 


Nestled in 500 acres, Kew’s wild botanic gardens will provide you with endless photo opportunities ranging from the picturesque English Walled Garden, temperate woodlands of the world or magical reflections on the lakes.


Steeped in history, our 16th Century Mansion is simply stunning and is sure to impress you and your wedding guests.  With views across our sweeping lawns and waterlily pond, you will feel like Lord and Lady of the Estate nestled in this picturesque setting.  The Dining Room, Gallery and Library inside the Mansion feature wood panelled walls, ornate fireplaces, and beautiful sculptured ceilings.  Creating a grand and historic backdrop to your special day, providing wonderful photo opportunities.


Alternatively, our perfectly groomed Croquet lawn is the ideal foundation for a marquee.  With the capacity to seat up to 200 guests the setting is quintessentially charming.  With a range of marquees available from our exclusive suppliers we will be delighted to liaise with you on your individual requirements and design a bespoke package to cater for your exact needs and dreams.


Our dedicated in-house caterers, Graysons, have creativity, quality of food, and excellent service at the heart of everything they do.  Their passion to inspire and deliver exceptional events will make your experience at Wakehurst a truly memorable one.  Whether a formal sit-down wedding breakfast or something more relaxed and informal, Graysons will work with you to individually tailor a wedding that reflects you as a couple.  Whether its Pimms on the lawns and garden games or Mulled wine and mince pies, we can celebrate with you whatever the season.

For further information please contact the Events Team at Wakehurst wakehursthire@graysonsvenues.com

• Exclusive use Grade I listed wedding venue close to Gatwick in 500 acres of gardens • Dedicated in house caterers to manage your wedding from start to finish • Contemporary Glasshouse wedding venue option - Millennium Seed Bank • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships and outdoor ceremonies • Facility to accommodate marquee for up to 200 guests

Facilities at Wakehurst

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Wakehurst Reviews (40)

Our whole experience at wakehurst was exceptional.
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By Uni & Dan, on 10 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

Our whole experience at wakehurst was exceptional. From first enquiry right up to our most wonderful wedding day, nothing was too much trouble and we felt so reassured knowing that we were in very safe hands on the day.

Our wedding Day was wonderful.
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By Toby & Inga, on 10 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2016

Our wedding day was wonderful. The venue and gardens are lovely. Many thanks to all the staff at Wakehurst who really went above and beyond before, during and after our big day.

We could not be happier with our choice!
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By Nick and Fliss, on 14 Jun 2016

Wakehurst looked beautiful and all the staff went above and beyond to make our day run as smoothly as possible. We would like to make a specific mention to the two stewards who were friendly, thoughtful and helpful right to the end of the evening. All our suppliers were brilliant and made our lives incredibly easy through-out the whole process. We would definitely recommend Wakehurst as an excellent Wedding Reception Venue.

Amazing day!
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By Martin, on 07 Apr 2015

We got married in August 2014 at Wakehurst Place. Both Kate and Natasha were absolutely amazing throughout. Natasha made both myself and my wife completely at ease in the build-up and on the day. The venue itself is stunning and the pictures from foto-memories (who I would also recommend make them something we will both never forget. The two rooms are both great and the whole venue has a really nice feel to it. From our initial meeting through to the day all of the staff made us feel special, even helping with directing lost guests to Natasha helping with our chair covers! The team all worked incredibly hard and the gardens and Elizabethan mansion make a spectacular backdrop. Thank you to Kew and the team at Wakehurst for a fantastic day. Thanks again Wakehurst & Kew!

Effortless Stunning Beauty!
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By Ross and Mary, on 15 Mar 2015

Wakehurst Mansion House was the most wonderful place for our wedding reception. Effortless beauty of the house and the surroundings made every photo stunning. The flower girls running around the grounds looked gorgeous. Natasha and Beverley were amazing at keeping timings on track, as we were busy enjoying ourselves, we didn't need to worry about a thing. We enjoyed a ceilidh in the gallery space. The venue was perfect for disabled access and very accomodating of my dad in his wheelchair. Thank you to everyone involved in making our day so special!

Beautiful March Wedding
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By Mr & Mrs Kennedy, on 07 Mar 2015

We got married in March 2014 at Wakehurst Place. From the wedding fayre to after the wedding we were treated wonderfully by Kate and Natasha. Our organising skills were a bit slapdash but they kept us on track in a lovely way. They have some great preferred suppliers and were also flexible if you wanted something different. We had an amazing day and we will look back with fondness for years to come. Thanks again Wakehurst & Kew!

Wakehurst Place
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By Leona Fernandez, on 13 Feb 2015

We were married 31st May 2014 in the Mansion House at Wakehurst Place. Natasha was great and did all that she could to help us set up and plan our wedding day. The venue was stunning and the guests commented that the gardens were wonderful to walk around in during the photos and after the meal.

Millennium Seed Bank - AMAZING!
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By Matt and Liz, on 10 Feb 2015

We held our reception in the completely unique (brilliant) venue of the Millennium Seed Bank in April 2014. The staff were so helpful in the planning, run up and on the day - even the security felt more like a 5 * concierge than security. The day was everything we hoped for in a really dramatic setting. All of our guests were completely amazed at what the venue looked like set up for a wedding.

A really personal and amazing experience
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By Charles and Simon, on 10 Feb 2015

We got married on September 13th 2014 in the Mansion House at Wakehurst. The place already had such special memories for both of us, and with Natasha's genuine warmth and amazing organising skills it definitely lived up to our dreams. The venue is so beautiful in all seasons and our family and friends loved it as much as we did. If you're thinking about Wakehurst, do it!!

Romantic and best value overall
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By Sav and Daniel Mace, on 09 Feb 2015

We got married on November 8th 2014 and I actually found Wakehurst place on hitched.com - From the very first call (Natasha answered) I was very impressed with the professionalism, flexibility and thorough explanation as to how things work for a wedding. Every bride wants a fairy tale wedding and the groom wants it within budget and we certainly got both. The mansion, grounds, in-house catering, decorations etc - was mind blowing. We (and our guests) were delighted that everything was taking care of on the day by Natasha and her team (when I say seamless, I mean seamless!) I would highly recommend this amazing venue as it comes with a very skilled team and services included which would normally be charged by other venues.

Fantastic setting
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By Mr & Mrs McCool, on 07 Feb 2015

We choose this venue as the setting is beautiful. We had our ceremony and reception all in the manor house which flowed together wonderfully. The event team were fantastic, friendly, had great suggestions and were always on hand to assist. On the day they went above and beyond our expectations, they liased and organised all of the various external organisations. Great day. Thank you Married May 2014

The perfect venue for a memorable wedding
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By Caroline Coomber, on 15 Apr 2014

Wakehurst Place and the wonderful events team made our wedding day unforgettable. The house and grounds are stunning and we loved the fact the money you pay goes back to something good - conserving plants and research. The team are extremely professional and we felt in safe hands knowing everything would run smoothly on the day. They were really accommodating of our different requests too so we could personalise our day and didn't have strict rules in place that other venues do. The team are also all lovely, genuinely friendly people and I've stayed in touch with them since. I can't recommend Wakehurst Place highly enough if you want a truly special day in beautiful surroundings.

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