Private events at Wakehurst

Celebrate any occasion at our magnificent Mansion and stunning grounds.

The Wakehurst Mansion at night

Whether you are looking for a venue for a birthday, anniversary, christening or celebration of life, let us provide you with a beautiful setting to celebrate.

Imagine your special occasion set inside our Elizabethan Mansion, surrounded by 500 acres of wild botanic gardens, with views over our valleys and manicured lawns. 

With free parking and access to the grounds your guests can benefit from the added experience of Wakehurst at any time of the year.

Our dedicated team are experts in creating a unique and memorable events. Our exclusive in-house caterers, Graysons, put creativity, inspirational menus and excellent service at the heart of everything they do, ensuring only the best for your guests. 

Whether you are after a formal sit-down meal, relaxed buffet or BBQ, or a drinks reception on the lawns, we can tailor your perfect event.


A fine dining table set for a private event at Wakehurst
Private events at Wakehurst

Essential information 


  • Standing reception: 200


  • Licensed until 11pm
  • Licence extension until midnight available
  • Evening hire: 6pm to 11pm
  • Daytime availability at special request

Hire fees

  • Millennium Seed Bank hire fee from £2,000 + VAT (until 11pm)
  • Licence extension until midnight available for £500 + VAT

Christmas party packages at Wakehurst

Make your Christmas party a night to remember with our bespoke festive packages.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more or discuss your wedding requirements, please contact our events team:

Tel: 01444 894024


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