Exchange your vows in the open air surrounded by the gorgeous, historic setting of Lewes Castle. A stunning venue for a wonderfully romantic day.
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Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
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In-house Wine List
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Standing proud in the heart of the South Downs Lewes Castle is a beautiful 1,000 year old romantic ruin with spectacular panoramic views of the Sussex countryside and old town of Lewes below.
Your wedding ceremony will take place under the ancient West Tower archway with beautiful rose bushes on either side. The traditional walk down the aisle is replaced by the zig-zag steps to The Keep, where up to 80 guests await in the Pleasure Garden under the shade of the old Lime Tree.
After your ceremony you can descend to the Gun Garden for drinks and canapes served by our in-house staff from the Pavilion building. The Gun Garden is also the perfect place for your bespoke wedding breakfast and reception where you can be joined by to 100 guests, celebrating, feasting and dancing the day away.
We have a wonderful catering partnership with Anise Catering who have a varied menu and drinks list and also love to create bespoke dishes designed just for you. The food is truly delicious and created by experienced chefs and served to perfection.
Available for weddings every day of the week between April and October, Lewes Castle with its breath taking beauty and unique historic setting really is the perfect place to celebrate your special day.
We offer exceptional care for you and your guests and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding is planned to perfection and is as you dream it will be.
Lewes is a popular town for weddings with it wonderful cobbled streets and historic buildings. The Castle stands tall and proud at the heart of the town and is easily accessible by car, bus and train from Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and London. The town with its many quaint hotels and amenities for guests traveling from a far make Lewes Castle the perfect site in the perfect place for your wedding day.
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Location & Contact Details
169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE, England