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Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
As featured in 'The Crown' Wadhurst Castle is an exclusive hire beautiful Regency castle with a welcoming atmosphere and stunning views of the Sussex countryside. Offering a choice of 4 distinct licensed rooms including the outdoor Walled Garden pavilion and our newly converted Carriage Barn. Our Castle season runs from Mid-May to Mid-December each year and includes the gardens and Carriage Barn. We offer personal event management and no corkage fees for every event.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Are you looking for a truly special wedding venue, stunning views and exclusivity? Tucked away in East Sussex, Wadhurst Castle is the very definition of a hidden gem. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate wedding breakfast in our stunning interiors or a quintessentially English celebration in our gardens, we guarantee a simply stunning wedding day. Our newly-restored Walled Garden can host your wedding ceremony, whilst our lawns make the perfect spot for a traditional marquee. In an elevated position, the Castle commands magnificent panoramic views of the gloriously beautiful Sussex countryside. Our newly restored Carriage Barn sits in its Well Courtyard and offers a fabulous ceremony or dining space in addition to the Castle and is included in the Castle exclusive hire during the summer months. During the Winter months the Carriage Barn is available on a separate exclusive hire basis. Where better to celebrate your day, than at Wadhurst Castle. Let us take you on the fairy- tale journey that you have always dreamt of • from 2 day guests to 130 evening guests • Wonderful views across the Sussex countryside • Dry Hire Venue (bring your own alcohol and drinks) with no corkage fees / a choice of 4 preferred caterers with guide prices of £50 plus VAT per head • Lawns available for a traditional marquee • Includes the newly renovated Carriage Barn: licenced for civil ceremonies

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan
At Wadhurst Castle we are passionate about making your dream day a reality. Contact us for further information, to request a brochure or a viewing. We are there to help guide you through every stage and offer friendly and professional event management for your special day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Gerard and Gillina Lemmens
Married in December 2018
January 2019
First class venue and event manager
We contacted Wadhurst Castle as a possible venue for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Luncheon. We met the event's manager, Susan Terrell, who showed us the Castle and the three delightful rooms where the event would take place. The decision was made but, at that point, we did not realise that not only had we decided on the venue but with that decision came Susan Terrell! From that day forth Susan was at our side guiding us with every detail and request. Susan was able to recommend the caterer (Super Events), the florist, the invitations and even find us a piper who could pipe us to our table! Susan was at our side with every decision and with plenty of reassurance which we seemed to need on many occasions. Any query was answered instantly even late on a Saturday night while Susan was responsible for another event. When the day arrived everything was perfect. Susan supervised the Luncheon with her quiet efficiency. She introduced our grand children when they were stepping forward to entertain us. She made sure the men changed table after each course and she even took many informal photographs during the five hours of entertaining. Our 50th Wedding Luncheon will be a memory for the rest of our lives and one that we can look back on with only praise and no criticism. Wadhurst Castle is a wonderful setting whether it be for a wedding or an informal luncheon and all we wish to say is a huge thank you for making our anniversary such a success and with out Susan Terrell it would not have happened. A first class venue and a first class Event Manager. Thank you from Gerard and Gillian Lemmens
James & Christina
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Stunning location in a castle
Every girls dream is to marry her prince in a castle- and Wadhurst castle is absolutely stunning especially in the Spring/Summer when all the flowers are in bloom! The venue hire includes a wedding co-ordinator and Claire is absolutely lovely and does all she can to help you! Hire price very reasonable for the location and you get the whole castle to yourself as opposed to sharing with other hotel guests so it is very private. The only downside is that there is no accommodation for the bride and groom or the guests inside the castle as it is a private residence. (There are some cottages nearby but the minimum hire is weekly which didn't work for us, we all stayed in Tunbridge Wells, a 15min drive away). There are some castle rules which you need to be aware of e.g. no red wine except at the main meal etc
James and Christina
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Stunning castle in the countryside
Wadhurst castle is an absolutely stunning venue in the English countryside, especially in Spring/Summer when the flowers are in the bloom. Claire, the wedding co-oridnator is lovely and does all she can to help! Would highly recommend, venue is very reasonably priced! Only downside is that there is no accommodation for the bride and groom or guests inside the castle as it is a private residence.
Location & Contact Details


Wadhurst Castle, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6DA, England

Nearest Town

Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25, Junction 5

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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