5 quirky wedding venues in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 16:20 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:20 14 February 2019

Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place


We have compiled a list of beautiful, quirky venues, in case you and your betrothed fancy something a little out of the ordinary for your special day. Whether you fancy being watched over by a llama in a bow tie, embracing a Hollywood theme or saying “I do” at 450 feet, you’ll find it in Sussex

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly

You can get married at Wakehurst inside the Elizabethan Mansion or outside it on the croquet lawn, as well as in the Millennium Seed Bank – on top of the vault containing the world’s largest seed collection. If you choose to get married on the croquet lawn outside the mansion you can hire a wedding marquee tailored to your needs for up to 200 guests. Surrounded by Wakehurst’s botanic gardens, woodland and lakes, there are numerous photo opportunities for guests.


British Airways i360, Brighton

Various areas are available for civil ceremonies: the heritage Toll Booth or the beach buildings, where there is a function room and restaurant and stunning views of the West Pier. A private terrace overlooks Brighton Beach and the sea. However, for a truly remarkable wow factor, couples can opt for a ceremony at 450ft in the glass viewing pod, with a view of 26 miles of coastline.


Dome Cinema, Worthing

Just steps away from the beach, the Dome in Worthing is one of the county’s most iconic buildings and can cater for weddings up to 150 guests. Ceremonies cam take place in The Whispering Gallery or The Main Lounge. Wedding breakfast is served in the Main Lounge.


Llama Park, Forest Row

Attention, animal-lovers! This unique wedding venue in Forest Row offers the opportunity get up close and personal with the cute camelids (the Marriage Barn has a window overlooking a llama pen, so the occupants can attend your ceremony in their best bow ties, should you wish!). The owners pride themselves on tailor-making every wedding to the exact specifications of the bride and groom.


The Walled Garden, Cowdray

This Tudor walled garden offers a beautiful setting with wide paths through rose, lavender and herbaceous borders around a central lawn. The venue consists of two function rooms, The Courtyard Room and The Castle Room, with use of the walled garden during the day. The venue is set in the grounds of Cowdray Park, next to the ruins, and offers beautiful views. Couples who get married at the venue may choose to have a civil ceremony in The Courtyard Room or under the Rose Room Pavilion in the walled garden, which is also licensed for civil ceremonies.



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