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Thank you for considering Historic Sussex Hotels for your wedding. We are passionate about our hotels, restaurants and spas and we hope you will find that something magical you are looking for with us. As a family business we strive to deliver the highest standards of comfort, service and food and we invite you to come and take a look around..

A privately owned collection set in some of the most beautiful locations in West Sussex, each of our hotels is unique in style, character and history whilst sharing the same commitment to offering you a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere for your wedding.

Your day, your way

From a vintage afternoon tea wedding to a stunning winter wedding, an intimate wedding to a whirlwind one, tell us about the wedding you have always dreamed of and we will do our best to make your dreams come true.

Exclusively yours

Take one of our hotels exclusively and enjoy being the only guests with the opportunity to style the hotel as you wish.

Delicious food and drink

Sussex is both beautiful and bountiful, providing us with the finest ingredients to create mouth-watering menus for your wedding, mixing innovation and tradition, echoing the ethos of our hotels.

Sleep Well

You and your guests' bedrooms will range from fabulous four-poster rooms, some with open fires and others with roof terraces to family rooms with plenty of space, all stocked with Temple Spa products.

Amazing treatments

Indulge with a fabulous treatment to relax before the big day or take an early morning dip in the pool so you are feeling fresh and ready to go. In our spas you will find heated swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms.

Bailiffscourt, Climping

Imagine your wedding in a romantic, medieval-style house built for aristocracy and surrounded by 30 acres of quintessentially English parkland leading to Climping Beach

39 bedrooms in a series of thatched houses and cottages ● 13th century chapel ● Inner rose-clad courtyard and underground passageway ● Rose garden ● Dining for up to 70 guests ● Licensed for up to 65 guests ● Card Room licensed for up to 8 guests ● Beautiful spa with in and outdoor swimming pools ● Croquet lawn ● Tennis courts ● Space for a marquee or teepee for up to 350 guests ● Helipad

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Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield

Take your vows with family and friends in a stunning setting with far reaching views over Cuckfield Park and enjoy our delicious award-winning food.

A fine Elizabethan manor house set in eight acres of beautiful grounds ● 28 bedrooms ● Elegant drawing room ● Award-winning restaurant ● Dining for up to 96 guests ● Licensed for up to 120 guests ● Sun drenched terrace and lawns with a croquet lawn ● Stunning spa with in and outdoor swimming pools ● Space for a marquee or teepee on the lawn

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The Spread Eagle, Midhurst

Celebrate your big day in one of the oldest coaching inns in the UK, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Packed with charm and character, roaring fires and history, a warm welcome awaits you.

39 bedrooms ● Magnificent Jacobean Hall ● Intimate Edward VII room ● Dining for up to 120 guests ● Licensed for up to 120 guests ● Charming restaurant ● Extensive gin bar with courtyard ● Open fires ● Sun-drenched terrace with a bright conservatory ● Award-winning spa with indoor swimming pool ● Plenty of nooks and crannies ● Space for a marquee or tepee on the lawn

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Everything you need to know..

How long can my guests stay at the hotel for?

We ask non-resident guests to leave by 12pm midnight, for residents the bar is available 24 hours.

When can my ceremony take place?

Your wedding ceremony can take place at any time during your day.

Are Historic Sussex Hotels fully registered for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, please refer to each hotel for maximum numbers and rooms registered for ceremonies.

Are Historic Sussex Hotels family friendly?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome and we can recommend babysitting services if need be.

Are the spas available to me and my guests?

All residents of Historic Sussex Hotels have full use of the spa and swimming pools during their stay. Please note day guests to the wedding do not have access.

I am keen to hold my wedding at Historic Sussex Hotels, what are the next steps?

We ask for a deposit and a signed agreement to reserve the date.

Do I need to use your suppliers or can I organise my own?

We have a full list of suppliers including florists, photographers, cake makers and entertainment or you are welcome to use your own. We ask that you choose your wine and menu from our exceptional and extensive selections. We do not offer corkage.

Are Historic Sussex Hotels dog-friendly?

Yes - we are dog friendly and your canine companion is as warmly welcomed just as much as you are. Dogs can look forward to plenty of treats and cuddles.

What is the parking situation?

There is ample, private and complimentary parking at all Historic Sussex Hotels.

Is confetti allowed?

We ask that you provide natural real flower petal confetti for your guests.

What if I need to cancel the wedding?

Please refer to each hotel for our cancellation policies, please note that all deposits are non-refundable and we recommend that you take out wedding insurance to cover this eventuality.

Helpful tips

12 months to go

Set the date • Agree a budget • Draw up your guest list • View venues for your ceremony and celebrations • Book your venue • Send 'save the date' cards • Consider wedding insurance

11 months to go

Choose your bridal party • Decide on your theme/style for the wedding • Research styles of photography /videography • Meet a range of photographers before booking • Book your photographer

10 months to go

Research styles of wedding dresses - try on lots! • Start thinking about your ceremony and vows - particularly if you are writing your own • Have fun booking your honeymoon • Flowers - choose your florist and discuss designs for your bouquet, tables, church or ceremony venue and buttonholes

9 months to go

Book your entertainment • Design and order your wedding stationery - remember to think about place names and thank you cards as well as the invitations

8 months to go

Choose a scent for the wedding - candles and diffusers • Consider transport for the day - for the entire wedding party or just the happy couple?

7 months to go

Hair & make-up style - try out a few • Groom and party - start planning outfits • Get together with your bridesmaids to choose their outfits

6 months to go

Arrange your gift list • Choose and book your wedding cake

3 months to go

Send out invitations • Organise a wine and menu tasting • Choose wedding bands • Book room for first night • 'Give notice' to your registrar (at least 29 days before your ceremony)

1 month to go

Make sure your outfit is complete and fits comfortably • Have a final hair & make up trial • Write speeches

1 week before

Wear-in your wedding shoes • Book manicure & pedicure • Get plenty of sleep and time to relax so you can enjoy your big day

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