P.O.A
Up to 350
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
Balcombe Place is the perfect example of a large country house set within stunning grounds, with far reaching views of the Sussex Downs. Balcombe Place is a property to be envied and desired.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
350
Reception Capacity
350
No. of Bedrooms
7
Sleeps No. of People
14
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Ballroom
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
A Balcombe Place wedding can be a traditional fairy-tale or a wild and eccentric affair - maybe even a little of both. A private home situated along a private drive, with far reaching views over landscaped gardens, Balcombe Place is ready for you to make your very own. There are no hard and fast rules here at Balcombe, we have some guidelines, but the beauty of Balcombe Place is that it is your home away from home, and therefore it is down to you how you use the space. With an array of enticing suppliers at your fingertips, an open mind and an unrivalled support network we are ready to help you create a day that you will remember for your lifetime. Balcombe Place has five main reception rooms, with a capacity of 20 - 120 guests seated together in one room. We have seven exquisite bedrooms for you and your house guests to stay the night. A further seven bedrooms are being renovated over the course of this year. Viewings are being accepted, and are by appointment only so please contact us to be one of the first to discover this extraordinary house.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma
Firstly, I must say a HUGE congratulations! How exciting to be embarking on one of the most exciting journeys. I do hope Balcombe Place will tickle your fancy, I know I am biased but it really is the most extraordinary house. Come and meet us, talk us through your ideas, and then let us do all the hard work! Happy venue hunting, talk to you soon. Xx

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1900
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(4)
Keli & Josh
Married in May 2019
July 2019
The perfect day!
We hosted our wedding celebration at Balcombe Place on 25th May 2019, and it was simply perfect. We opted to be at Balcombe for the whole weekend, which made the celebration feel like a real family affair, and like Balcombe was home. On our arrival on Friday, we had a lazy family lunch, and then pottered around for the rest of the day, slowly preparing for the wedding itself, before all dressing up for a delicious rehearsal dinner that evening. The morning of the wedding, we were able to wander through each other’s rooms for help with zips, nails and eyelash extensions, and even have a last-minute rehearsal of the bridal party walking down the aisle! After our ceremony in a nearby chapel, the grounds were the perfect setting for our drinks reception, where we had various garden games on the lawn, and our guests milled unhindered throughout the ground floor rooms to the sound of a jazz pianist in the Main Hall. We had so much space which we could make use of, with the wedding breakfast hosted in the decadent Music Room with arches through to the Billiard Room, in the Drawing Room we had the cake cutting in front of the stunning fireplace, and later the hugely extravagant cheese station, and a quieter space to sit and sip coffee in the Library. Emma really went above and beyond, both during the planning, and on the day itself, which meant we could just sit back and relax, with absolute confidence and trust in her. We would highly recommend Balcombe and Emma to anyone wishing to host any event from an intimate affair to a much larger party!
David Gillott, Four Gables Group
Wedding: March 2018
March 2018
We are excited to be involved in the offering
"We are beyond delighted to team up with Emma and her team at Balcombe Place. It is very rare to find a venue that has as much potential as Balcombe Place. We are excited to be involved in the offering and help create one of the most luxurious wedding and events venues in the South East. The team at Balcombe Place are looking to create a real impact on the industry and we cant wait to join that journey, the ability to work closely with a venues development is hugely exciting."
Susie Evans, Inspired By Susie Evans
Wedding: February 2018
March 2018
From the moment I walked into Balcombe Place I fel
"From the moment I walked into Balcombe Place I fell in love. Its beauty, history and choice of spaces is simply stunning. I have been lucky enough to have worked with Emma at this venue on some events and she has been so accommodating and it is clearly evident that she has so much passion and love for Balcombe Place. Watching the transition and journey transforming Balcombe Place back to its original glory has been fabulous. I cannot wait to bring my clients to this gorgeous setting whether it be a wedding or celebrating a special event. We wish Emma and the team all the luck on this incredible journey."
Barney Warner Photography
Wedding: February 2018
March 2018
Balcombe Place is a hidden gem!
"Balcombe Place is a hidden gem! A beautiful building full of character. With super friendly helpful staff and a great place to bring your party to, enjoy an intimate meal or celebrate a wedding or any other occasion. I'd happily recommend this venue to anyone. Good job guys, keep it up! 👍"
Location & Contact Details

Address

Balcombe Place, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6QJ, England

Travel Notes

From Balcombe village, follow the road towards Haywards Heath. Coming out of the village once you go into the national speed limit, look out for North Lodge on your left (will be in front of you as the main road veers to the right) At the gate use the arrows on the intercom to find Balcombe Place then press the call button.

Nearest Town

Balcombe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 J10A

Nearest Train Station

Balcombe or Three Bridges

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Yours! We hope. We are a brand new venue with our first wedding in May 2019. While Emma has over 46 weddings under her belt, there is nothing quite like a Balcombe Place wedding.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process and don't get weighed down by the thousands of little things.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Table names that relate to the couples relationship - Understaded cuteness!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique. Unrivalled. Secret. Luxurious. Home.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of the view over the viaduct, or the marble fireplace, or the staircase, or the bay windows.... It's hard to pick just one.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Not from our generation, back in the day the who's who of high society came to Balcombe Place to party - As the same family still own the property, we can't name names.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with goats cheese.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese, with wine. There is a theme developing here!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The fabulous fireplace in every room.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The unrivalled support offered by the events team to every couple and the unique character and history of the building.