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Duncton Mill Fishery

Up to 150
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Beautiful lake side marquee wedding reception venue, nestled at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
We are a family run business and hold a limited number of weddings beside the lakes each year. You can be as hands on or off as you like - we want to give you the flexibility to put as much of ‘you’ into your special day as you want. No pre packaged weddings here! We don’t have set caterers or marquee companies and we don’t charge corkage so you can save money by catering yourselves and bringing your own drinks. We won’t tell you what décor or colour schemes you have to use, the stunning lakeside location nestled at the foot of the South Downs is enough to inspire you and creates the perfect backdrop to your celebrations. We have a beautiful 14ft rowing boat called Rosie that will be decorated with bunting and pretty cushions, and moored off a wooden jetty beside the marquee site - this is also available for hire at an additional cost -brides can arrive at the ceremony site by boat, with guests being rowed around the lakes during the afternoon and evening. Marquee's can be erected on the Thursday before your wedding with friends and family joining you on the Friday to help decorate the marquee and grounds ready for your celebrations on the Saturday. We are on hand in the lead up to your wedding and especially in those last 48 hours leading up to your special day, we do not want to introod but are here to support you and your family in any way that you need us to. If you would like a little more information regarding the way weddings work at Duncton, please drop us an email and to see some wonderful images of weddings beside the lakes follow us on Instagram weddings_dunctonmill

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Michelle
Thank you for your enquiry into holding your wedding reception at Duncton Mill - we only hold a very limited number of weddings beside the lakes each year, making your wedding pretty unique. I am on hand in the lead up to your wedding day and am around to support you in any way that you need. I look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Duncton Mill in the near future.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Ashley and Ben
Married in October 2017
October 2017
Beautiful Venus
Thank you and Martin SO much for your beautiful venue, for the rowing and all your help (especially with last minute printing of Ben's speech!!)- from set up to clear do...
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Joe and
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Beautiful Location
Hi Caroline and Martin, Thank you so much for all of your help and support at our wedding and the week leading up to. Tom and I had the most amazing day and evening, wea...
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Emma and James
Married in July 2017
July 2017
You went over and beyond !
Hi Caroline and Martin, I hope you’re both well and the rest of the wedding season has been going well! James and I both wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank y...
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Rebecca and Gary
Married in June 2017
June 2017
Kind, warm and welcoming
Hi Caroline and Martin We're just on the run way heading to San Francisco-still buzzing about Saturday! We had the best day of our lives and it was the wedding we had d...
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Carla and James
Married in June 2017
June 2017
Perfect Venue
Caroline and Martin, We both just wanted to say the biggest thank you for hosting us in your perfect venue. It was absolutely stunning and I can't belive how lucky we've...
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Location & Contact Details


Duncton Mill Fishery, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LF, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Pulborough or Chichester

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A bride asking the groom for a gift that money can't buy .... he taught himself the saxophone and played 'their' song during the speeches .... everyone was in tears

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

Don't get over whelmed - relax, call in all those favours from family and friends to help keep costs down, oh and always have a cup of tea station, everyone wants a cuppa at some point !

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

Sisters and mums making wedding cakes, together with family growing all the flowers for table decorations and bouquets

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

unique, relaxed, intimate, romantic, rustic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In Rosie the Rowing Boat

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The beauty of the natural lakeside surroundings

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My husband and I are a team - he looks after the grounds and Rosie the Rowing Boat, ensuring both are in tip top condition for your special day and I am here to support you from the moment you book through to your first year anniversary when I encourage you to come and have a picnic beside the lakes to remember your special day - its the personal, caring touch that makes us special.