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Deans Place Hotel

£75 - £115 pp
Up to 120
36 Bedrooms
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A Country House Hotel set on the banks of the Cuckmere river at the foot of the South Downs National Park and surrounded by four acres of beautiful gardens.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
We want your planning process to be as simple as possible, which is why we have created three packages for you to choose from. We unde...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Full Description
Exchange your vows in the wedding garden and have photos taken on our pretty riverside bridge, whilst guests enjoy drinks & croquet on the lawn. For winter weddings, enjoy roaring log fires and a candlelit wedding breakfast. A choice of three elegant private rooms allows us to accommodate small intimate weddings from 10 guests to large celebrations for up to 120. All our function suites, and our outside Wedding Gazebo, are licensed for Ceremonies. We only host one wedding per day so you can be assured of our very best and personal attention. *4 licensed Ceremonies locations *A beautiful outside Wedding Gazebo, fully licensed *Stunning views over the South Downs *Amazing photo opportunities within our grounds, which will help you remember your special day for years to come With years of experience allow us to make your wedding day just the way you dreamt it.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Debbie
Many thanks for considering Deans Place Hotel for your special day. I’m sure you will agree that Deans Place can offer you a most attractive setting for your celebration. We would be delighted to meet you at the hotel to show you around and discuss your wedding needs in detail.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Danielle & Joe
Married in September 2017
November 2017
The best day of our lives
This venue ticked all the boxes, friendly helpful staff, beautful grounds, amazing food. I couldn't fault it at all everything went perfectly.
Married in July 2017
October 2017
We had the most perfect day
Hi Sam (and Rachael), Now we are back from Honeymoon and the wedding bubble has all but popped, we just thought we’d drop you a line to say thank you for everything. We h...
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Married in May 2017
October 2017
We have finally recovered from all the wedding act
We have finally recovered from all the wedding activities! Just a quick note to say thank you for all your effort and for the service we received from the staff at Deans ...
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Married in January 2017
October 2017
We have some truly wonderful memories to keep and
Paul and I can’t thank you and your team at Deans Place Hotel enough for all your help, kindness and hard work. You have all helped us realise our dream and gave both our...
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Married in May 2017
October 2017
Everyone commented as to how good the venue was
We and our guests had a fantastic day. Everyone commented as to how good the venue was, not only location but also how well all our needs were accommodated. Your guidance...
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Married in November 2016
October 2017
We could not have picked a more perfect venue
We could not have picked a more perfect venue for our big day. The events team were superb throughout the planning process and gave us so much support. The day went so sm...
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Location & Contact Details


Seaford Road, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TW, England

Travel Notes

Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Alfriston is a great choice for an 'out of town' wedding, situated between Eastbourne and Brighton just off the A27 with easy access to the M23 and other routes from London and, Kent and the West. This part of East Sussex is particularly beautiful and can offer a range of stunning photo opportunities and walking routes to clear the cobwebs the day after your celebrations.

Nearest Town

Seaford or Eastbourne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A27 - A23 - M23

Nearest Train Station

Seaford, Polegate, Berwick

Nearest Airport

Gatwick Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

FINALIST for Guides for Brides 2016-17 Customer Service awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is our best wedding!

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

Take 10 minutes to yourselves to reflect on your day so far and celebrate the fact you are now married!

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

Photos through the years of the happy couple, showing their journey together towards married life

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

idyllic, tranquil, homely, charming, intimate

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the riverside gardens under the willow tree, or on the wooden foot bridge over the river tye that sweeps through our gardens

What’s your favourite canapé?

Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tartlet - so simple but so delicious!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini Fish n Chip Cones

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Being set within the South Downs, with direct access to the South Downs Way; perfect for individual photo opportunities

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Staff that genuinely want to share your special day with you; we only host one wedding per day, you and your guests will have the added luxury of having our full and personal attention throughout your special celebration.

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