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Weddings and private events - Wakehurst Mansion

Wakehurst Mansion and its grounds provide a beautiful setting for weddings all year round.
Venue details: 
  • Maximum ceremony: 80 
  • Seated dining maximum: 130 
  • Standing reception: 180
Hire time
  • Day/evening hire: 9am to 11pm
  • License extension available until Midnight on request
Venue availability
  • Limited availability December to 4 January and on public holiday dates
Venue hire fees to 31 March 2017
  • Saturdays hire fee - £3,000 + VAT
  • Sunday to Friday hire fee - £2,800 + VAT
  • License extension (until Midnight) - £750 + VAT
  • Sunday to Friday ceremony-only hire (3 hours) - £1,500 + VAT
  • Sunday to Friday Mansion Lawn ceremony only hire (3 hours) - £2,000 + VAT (only valid on Saturdays if hired in conjunction with Mansion)
  • Ceremony packages from £25 + VAT per person (subject to numbers and requirements)

The Mansion at Wakehurst is a truly ‘lived in’ Elizabethan mansion that offers a rare glimpse of life gone by, a picture that can be recreated by offering an intimate and flexible option for every wedding, whether it be holding your civil ceremony or partnership or just your wedding breakfast.

The Gallery and Dining Room offer an unrivalled elegance and sophistication for ceremonies and partnerships alike for up to 80 guests, whilst the Mansion Lawn can play host to the most romantic of outdoor ceremonies for up to 140 guests.

Ceremony Package Options

If you are looking for that special venue simply for your ceremony we have tailor made a number of ceremonial packages for your consideration, each including gold Cheltenham chairs with sage green seat pads, a 4ft Registrar’s table and a 3ft round cake table, both clothed in crisp white linen, free parking and access to a changing room if required.

The following packages are a few of the options available:

  Package description

0 – 39

40 to 59

60 to 79

80 +

Champagne, canapes and cakes

A cake stand and knife, service plates, napkins and a glass of Marquis de Bonnières champagne or soft drinks plus sweet & savoury canapes





Canapes champagne and cake

A cake stand and knife, service plates, napkins and a glass of Marquis de Bonnières champagne or soft drinks plus savoury canapes





Cake, bubbles and cream tea

A cake stand and knife and a glass of sparkling wine served with afternoon cream tea including a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves and pastries.





Cake and wine

A cake stand and knife, service plates, napkins and 2 glasses of wine (Sparkling, red, white or soft drink)





Prices are subject to VAT and are offered (subject to availability) 7 days a week until 31 May 2016. 

Knowing that all our bridal couples want their days to be a reflection of themselves, these packages provide brides with the option to provide their own cake at no extra charge, flowers and other decorations.

Set within our world class botanic gardens, couples continue to find their own unique photo memories set against some stunning backdrops in the gardens whether it be in the natural woodland, next to one of the lakes or ponds, hidden in the walled gardens, or further afield at one of the oversized wicker flower sculptures.

For further information please contact the events team on 01444 894 335 or