With award-winning gardens and a gorgeous backdrop, West Dean College and Gardens in West Sussex is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. The unique historic character and beautiful surroundings create a perfect venue set in the picturesque South Downs countryside. Escape to this country estate and celebrate your day in style in the glorious Gardens, we are sure you will fall in love with this beautiful venue. Read more
We are delighted to have been included in the Telegraph's list as one of the world's most romantic gardens.
Guides for Brides recently highlighted West Dean Gardens as one of their favourite wedding venues in Sussex for 2021.
Awarded Best Wedding Reception Venue 2020 - West Sussex and Wedding Photography Venue of the Year 2020 - South East England in the LUXlife 2020 Global Wedding Awards.
We currently have the following dates available for Summer 2022:
If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding reception in the countryside you can hire the Picnic Lawn in West Dean Gardens for a marquee wedding reception accommodating up to 200 people. Read more about wedding receptions in West Dean Gardens
Enjoy your rehearsal dinner in one of our grand state rooms, the perfect time for your families and friends to relax and spend time together before the big day.
Be wined and dined in the Old Library, Music Room or Old Dining Room or, for larger celebrations, all three rooms are interconnecting. Dinners can be arranged for 10-90 guests. Glittering chandeliers and walls graced with original artwork provide a warm and elegant space with sense of occasion.
Our in-house team of chefs demonstrate great attention to detail with bespoke menus using locally sourced produce. An extensive list of wines is available to accompany your meal.
You do not need to be holding your wedding reception in West Dean Gardens to enjoy a pre-wedding dinner in the state rooms of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. To arrange a rehearsal dinner in the state rooms please contact our team.
Alternatively, you may wish to hold a brunch or lunch with friends and family the following day, this can also be arranged so please get in touch.
For availability or to arrange a viewing, please contact our West Dean weddings team by calling 01243 818258 or emailing email@example.com.