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Welcome to West Dean Gardens, an award-winning wedding venue near Chichester, West Sussex, renowned for its gorgeous garden and historic character. Escape to this secluded country estate for a vibrant garden wedding immersed in nature. Nestled in the idyllic South Downs, your picturesque backdrop will be alive with rolling hills and ancient trees.

Facilities and Capacity

If your heart is set on an outdoor country location, then look no further than the lush wedding lawn at West Dean Gardens. Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and setting, this splendid garden is brimming with features to enjoy, such as the famous Edwardian Pergola adorned with gorgeous magnolias, clematis, roses, and honeysuckle – a stunning feature for your wedding photos. Your guests will be able to explore the gardens, the Victorian Glasshouse, the Walled Kitchen Garden, and the award-winning Sunken Garden, loving every superb view of this peaceful setting. Whether you desire an open-aired celebration or a marquee wedding, up to 200 loved ones can join you for your momentous occasion. With the village church next door through the gardens, couples can host a traditional ceremony if they desire. What's more, this beautiful setting has accessible facilities and is pet friendly.


At West Dean we host blessings in the gardens. Guests have the choice of the Sunken garden, Pergola or Picnic Lawn to host their ceremony and then have a short stroll to their wedding breakfast.

Services Offered

The friendly and flexible team at West Dean Gardens would be honoured to help you host your ideal wedding, delivering unwavering support throughout the planning process. Don't hesitate to reach out and discover how they can bring your vision to life for your romantic milestone.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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West Dean PO18 0QZ Chichester (West Sussex)
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