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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.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Pricing & Costs
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Packages (price per head)
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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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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 perf... 
By Danielle & Joe on 1st November 2017
A happy couple
Married in September 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 ... 
By Hillion on 31st October 2017
A happy couple
Married in July 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... 
By Mannan on 31st October 2017
A happy couple
Married in May 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 r... 
By Smith on 31st October 2017
A happy couple
Married in January 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 need... 
By King on 31st October 2017
A happy couple
Married in May 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 s... 
By Howse on 31st October 2017
A happy couple
Married in November 2016

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: Events Team
    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.
  • Experience
    No. Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    No. Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (2)
FINALIST for Guides for Brides 2016-17 Customer Service awards
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Seaford Road, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TW, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Seaford or Eastbourne
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A27 - A23 - M23
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Seaford, Polegate, Berwick
    • 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 Airport
    • Gatwick Airport
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Ask a question
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.

Bridebook benefits

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  • Bridebook Special Offer: Contact the events team to request details of our current special offers