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Wakehurst Place

Previously owned by Lord Wakehurst and the Price family, Wakehurst Place is a magnificent Grade I listed 16th Century mansion surrounded by 180 acres of country estate providing a stunning venue for both weddings and corporate functions.
Whether you are having an intimate celebration in the Dining Room or a lavish affair with up to 300 guests in the marquee on the croquet lawn, Wakehurst Place is the ideal wedding venue. The glorious grounds of this Elizabethan mansion will be a talking point for all of your guests and provide a breath-taking backdrop for wedding photos!

Just eleven miles south of Gatwick and six miles north of Hayward’s Heath, Wakehurst Place offers an easily accessible and tranquil setting for corporate events, featuring The Orange Room in the Millennium Seedbank, a stunning glass house structure, among its unique event spaces. 


Wakehurst Place offers the exclusive use of its Elizabethan Mansion which comprises The Library, The Hallway, The Gallery and The Dining Room. These spaces can be booked as a whole or individually for more intimate events. 

With its beautiful displays of botanical art, the light and airy Gallery is ideal for civil ceremonies for up to 80 guests, while the adjoining Dining Room's grand wood panelled walls and ornamental carved fire place create a lavish atmosphere for a seated wedding breakfast. 

Both rooms open onto a formal lawn, sectioned off from the public, where guests can sip champagne on arrival or between your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Alternatively, The Library and the Hallway make for a warm and inviting drinks reception space during colder months.

For corporate functions both the Gallery and the Dining Room can be set up in a variety of styles to suit your individual requirements, and the rooms can be used in conjunction with one another to create a flexible working space. Alternatively for smaller meetings of two to ten people, the Magnolia Room is the perfect location for a private meeting where you can be sure you will have no disturbances. For evening functions, the Mansion Lawn or Hallway are charming spaces to hold pre-dinner networking drinks, and the Orange Room offers a truly unique canapés and drinks reception experience.

For the larger functions, the Croquet Lawn now offers the opportunity to have a marquee for up to 300 people for corporate dinners or wedding receptions!

Civil ceremonies:

The Elizabethan Mansion house is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 80 guests in the Gallery or 60 guests in the Dining room and for those looking for something a little extra special you can invite up to 130 guests to attend an outdoor ceremony on the mansion house lawns. 

The Gallery
The Dining Room
The Hallway
The Library
The Marquee site
The Magnolia Room
The Orange Room situates in the Millennium SeedBank
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