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This beautiful regency styled house sits within extensive grounds and is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, one of only 12 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world.
Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
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The current cost to hire this venue is £1,700.
What is included in this pricing:
Day before set up available
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Menu prices are based on specific requirments
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply
Multiple course wedding breakfast
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering

Cultural Specialists

Local organic food
Full Description
Eartham House is situated to the southern end of the hamlet of Eartham. The first reference to the establishment of a residence at Eartham was in 1743 when Thomas Hayley purchased a small estate from the heirs of Sir Robert Fag in order to build a house for his summer retirement. After his death in 1775, the house was occupied by his son William Hayley who was a poet. The House, which has been the home of Great Ballard School for the last forty years, is a magnificent country house set in 30 acres of glorious countryside. There are extensive views to the south coast and Chichester. The house still has many Regency features, but was extensively enlarged and remodeled by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, at the beginning of the twentieth century. Up to 140 guests can be seated in the house for dining in the elegant rooms. One of the rooms accommodates a dance floor. Canapes can be served in the adjoining conservatory. This venue offers a special day set against a romantic Regency backdrop.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan Quinn
Over 18 years, I have successfully catered for hundreds of weddings. These have been at The Great Barn at Dorset House (also known as Bury Manor Barn), Eartham House and many private receptions in people's gardens in West Sussex and Hampshire. My extensive wedding catering experience, coupled with my formal training at the Berkeley Hotel, The Westbury and the Groucho Club in London allows me to provide a professional and reliable service. I use locally sourced organic and free range produce.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Location & Contact Details


Eartham House , Eartham, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LR, England

Travel Notes

It is best to use Google maps and you will find us in the middle of the village

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

One couple grew all their own herbs for the table centrepiece. The smell was divine.

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

Make sure you know your budget

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

A couple grew all their own flowers and made their own candles.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, historic, relaxed, rural, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

At the top of the hill looking down towards the House.

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Carrot fritter

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Tea Huggers Good Night tea

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning views

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My food

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