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Gildredge Manor

£550 for Venue Hire
Up to 110
Exclusive Use
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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.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
2 rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies up to 110 people. Complete exclusivity. Free access day prior to set up and decorate. Bride's dressing room. Selection of 5 approved external caterers. No corkage on own alcohol for reception and 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
Hello we are 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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Harriet & Jeremy
Married in November 2016
November 2016
Couldn't rate the venue and service any higher.
Dear Emma, Mark and the Gildredge team, thank you so much for hosting our wedding. It really was the perfect venue and I don't think any one of you could have done more f...
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Denise Brien
Wedding: March 2015
November 2016
Amazing. Fabulous. Thank you so much x
I have been fortunate enough to be part of Eve and Dave's wedding and I have to say what a wonderful venue for it. The restoration is amazing. The day was brilliant Emma ...
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Sheriden & Chris
Married in June 2015
November 2016
We can't thank you enough for making it so special
This venue is beautiful! We had such an amazing wedding day, made even more perfect by Emma & Mark and their team who worked tirelessly to make our day run so smoothly. W...
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Sara Lawrence
Wedding: June 2016
November 2016
Truly wonderful. Beautiful. Elegant. Relaxing.
Had a truly wonderful day on Saturday 4th June at my son & his fiancée's wedding. Emma, Mark & Angie were wonderful - such nice people and they couldn't do enough to hel...
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Married in June 2016
November 2016
Crazy not to get married there.
My husband and I recently got married at Gildridge manor and we couldn't be happier all of our guests were amazed by the Venue and the staff were fab Emma and mark were s...
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Kelly & Wayne
Married in July 2016
November 2016
The most magical and beautiful day.
The most magical and beautiful day I could've ever hoped for you guys made it stress free for us, thank you for everything single thing you did for us! We will remember i...
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Location & Contact Details


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

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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.

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

Several but we are too discreet to show off about that!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The classic smoked salmon blini but perfectly made!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & biscuits!

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?

We restored this landmark house from total dereliction five years ago and now host over 30 weddings a year. It is totally unique in the area and we have dozens of fantastic reviews and 4.9/5 stars on our nearly 50 Facebook reviews.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount25% off late availability or during January, February, March.
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne