£3500 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but are still taking enquiries. We hope to open for viewings from 4th July and have availability for 2022.
A beautiful grade II listed Georgian Manor House in the heart of Eastbourne, East Sussex. Complete exclusivity with luxurious rooms for ceremony, reception, bar, lounge and entertainment.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
From 2022 our availability is for select Thursdays and Saturdays April-October. Venue hire includes exclusive use, access the day before to set up, your own corkage-free drinks for your wedding breakfast, all furniture/furnishings, a bride's dressing room, a stocked and staffed bar and full team for you on the day and many more benefits. We work with partner caterers who have lots of options and will quote for you separately.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
From 2022 our availability is for select Thursdays and Saturdays April-October. Venue hire includes exclusive use, access the day before to set up, your own corkage-free drinks for your wedding breakfast, all furniture/furnishings, a bride's dressing room, a stocked and staffed bar and full team for you on the day and many more benefits. We work with partner caterers who have lots of options and will quote for you separately.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
2 rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies up to 100 people. Complete exclusivity. Free access day prior to set up and decorate. Bride's dressing room. Selection of approved external partner caterers. No corkage on own alcohol for meal. Fully stocked and staffed bar. Wedding coordinator and venue manager and staff on the day. Licensed to 12am. Ceremony only, reception only or ceremony and reception. Chairs and tables and all furnishings and many decorations included. Family owned. Personal, relaxed service.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma & Mark
Hello! We're Mark and Emma - the owners of Gildredge Manor. Congratulations on your engagement! We would be delighted to answer any queries and arrange for a viewing at your convenience.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Janet A
Wedding: June 2020
June 2020
Short review great attitude
Just a quick review to say that Gildredge manor have bent over backwards to help my best friend who had to move her wedding due to CV19. They helped find her a new date and were really supportive. They deserve your local custom for that! The owners have been so professional and kind, well done!
Zara and Stuart
Wedding: August 2019
June 2020
Couldn't have been a more amazing day
The venue is absolutely stunning for the ceremony and reception. The rooms for the bridal party to get ready in were perfect and stylish and had more than enough room for myself and about 10 other people. We needed hardly any decorations as the manor speaks for itself. The venue manager and staff are incredible and helped throughout the day to make sure everything ran smoothly and prior to our day any questions we had were answered efficiently and with care and we were allowed to pop back to the venue to have more time to look around and plan our big day. The grounds are also beautiful and perfect for photos. Honestly could not have asked for a more special day. Highly recommended!
Anna and Anthony
Wedding: October 2018
November 2018
Best day ever
We got married at Gildredge Manor a few weeks ago. We had the best day, thanks goes to the Gildredge team - they were great. From our initial meeting with Emma and Mark, who have lovingly restored the beautiful venue, the staff on the day, and special thanks to John who made the day run smoothly, we cannot fault it. The venue itself is stunning and the manor feels like your own for the day. All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and the staff were friendly and helpful. We loved every minute of our special day!
Emma & Dan
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Our perfect wedding venue
We can’t recommend Gildredge manor enough. We had the most fabulous day and we’re so greatful for John and his team who ensured our day ran smoothly. The building is beautiful, as are the grounds, made even better by the flexibility the venue offers. We’re so pleased we chose gildredge manor as our venue and our guests are still raving about it too!
Grace Usherwood
Wedding: May 2017
November 2018
Stunning venue and amazing staff
Absolutely fell in love with the manor as a venue and Emma and Mark made it feel like home for the day. This is the only venue i know where you can go in the day before to set up rather than rushing to do it on the morning, they do not do 'conveyer belt weddings' like most venues which really adds a personal touch. The whole day ran smoothly, me and my bridesmaids got ready in the gorgeous bridal dressing room. I even found out from a guest that a member of the bar staff made a special trip out to get his favorite cider behind the bar for him! They really cannot do enough for you and when you go to collect your stuff the next day it's all boxed up ready to go. Cannot recommend this venue enough!
Kellie & Charlie
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
The best day of our lives 💕
Got married here in June... cannot rexommmned this place enough. Everybody there goes above and beyond to make this truly the best day.....literally everyone who attended our wedding day was blown away by the venue and the service provided....JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE GILDREDGE MANOR 😍

2020 wedding fair

2nd February 2020
💎 Tour our stunning Georgian Manor House and speak to our friendly team 💎 Meet a range of tried, tested and trusted wedding suppliers 💎 View The Garden Room all set up for a ceremony
Location & Contact Details


11 Borough Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8BB

Travel Notes

When you arrive park in the nearby residential streets and enter Gildredge Park (opposite Waitrose or off Borough Lane) and we are in the top corner of Gildredge Park/Manor Gardens.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all lovely and different! The most unusual was probably the murder mystery wedding... roving actors and a crime to solve! A great way to entertain and join people. It was all themed with ghoulish, gothic props.

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

Unique, glamorous, private, relaxed, historic.

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

Many beautiful rooms - Library, Long Gallery, Garden room, Double Drawing Rooms, Ladies' Morning room, Games room, as well as lovely gardens set in a wonderful park. Very intimate, personal and private, whilst very easy to access from the seafront and town centre (station, etc.)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

You can't keep everyone happy all the time. Take everyone's views and advice on board but sift out what's just not for you. Relax, make lists, don't spend money on unnecessary things and remember - it's YOUR day!!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Cheese & biscuits with onion marmalade relish!

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

So many! We are set in a beautiful park and in our garden and around the house there are dozens of wonderful backdrops and settings. The good news for the unpredictable British weather is that there are loads of wonderful places and lots of light inside for fabulous photos even if the weather doesn't behave.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Pet dogs coming along with rings or just for photos!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Several but we are too discreet to show off about that although many many years ago Queen Mary visited "us" :-)

What is your venue's most unique feature?

This landmark house was restored from total dereliction in 2012. We keep our weddings exclusive and offer a very personal service. The venue is totally unique in the area and we have now hosted over 200 wonderful weddings with fantastic feedback and reviews.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The classic smoked salmon blini but perfectly made!
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