£3500 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
On-Site
Exclusive Use
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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
£3,500
Maximum Price
£4,500
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)

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£4,500
Number of Guests Included
150
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

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(19)
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
Married in 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!
Julia d'Albiac- Caterer at venue
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
The absolutely very best venue there is.
You will not find a better venue than this gorgeous place, beautiful rooms and lots of them, it is like it is your own home for the day. The owners and manager are the nicest most accomodating people you could wish to meet, super flexible, so helpful, friendly and easy going, you feel like you are the most special person they have ever met, a rare quality! They deserve an award more than other venue I know, they have worked so hard to make it what it is and should have the recognition.
Jon
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
The perfect wedding venue
Can not fault the staff or venue. Gildredge Manor is a stunning venue, beautifully restored to it's former glory. The staff are extremely helpful, cheerful and nothing is too much trouble. The grounds just add to this perfect venue. Can not recommend highly enough.
Anna and Anthony
Married in 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
Married in 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!

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

Address

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

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

Eastbourne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Eastbourne

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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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?

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!!

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

Pet dogs coming along with rings or just for photos!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, glamorous, private, relaxed, historic.

Where’s the best photo spot 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.

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

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

What’s your favourite canapé?

The classic smoked salmon blini but perfectly made!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & biscuits with onion marmalade relish!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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.)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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.