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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

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  • Amazing medieval-style house and cottages
  • Located in Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • Built for Lord Moyne in 1927
  • Private footpath leading to Climping Beach
  • 13th century chapel in the grounds
  • Civil ceremonies for up to 65 guests
  • Wedding breakfasts for up to 80 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 120 guests
  • Marquee weddings for up to 300 guests
  • Exclusive-use available

Situated in Littlehampton, West Sussex, this stunning medieval-style house and accompanying cottages can be hired as a beautiful, all-inclusive wedding venue. Cute thatched cottages, a beautiful rose-covered courtyard and mysterious passageways linking the lounges and bars around the courtyard make this a beautiful and historic venue.

Thirty acres of gardens and parkland surround Bailiffscourt, offering many brilliant spots for wedding photographs. The talented catering team at this hotel will provide a delicious wedding breakfast using locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, you and your guests can stay overnight within the 39 luxurious bedrooms found on site.


The medieval-style house at Bailiffscourt was built in 1927 for Lord Moyne. He commissioned Amyas Phillips to design a house that mirrors a medieval property much loved by Moyne's wife. Phillips achieved this beautifully by using original stone, doors, fireplaces and more; giving the house a wonderfully historic look. In 1948 the property was sold and transformed into a hotel, before being bought by Historic Sussex Hotels in 1993.

The Facilities


Within a gorgeous, original, 13th century Norman chapel, you can receive a blessing from the local vicar. This wonderfully historic space can be filled with flowers and candles to create a stunning setting for your big day. Alternatively, you can host your drinks reception within the chapel.

Seated capacity - up to 40 guests
Standing capacity - up to 65 guests

Reception Drinks

There are various indoor and outdoor spaces in which you can hold your drinks reception. For sunny summer weddings, the beautiful rose garden or rose-covered courtyard make a beautiful space for enjoying drinks and canapes. In the colder months, you may spend your first moments as a married couple within the cosy indoor lounge, warming up in front of the log fire.

Day wedding capacity - up to 40 guests
Exclusive-use capacity - up to 80 guests

Music Room

The medieval music room is a brilliantly historic venue for your ceremony or wedding breakfast. With amazing architecture, tapestry hung walls and two gorgeous flower pedestals placed next to the grand fireplace; the music room provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 40 guests seated or 65 guests standing
Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 40 guests

Tapestry Restaurant

The spacious Tapestry Restaurant is perfect for slightly larger wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. This room is available for daytime weddings until 5pm and can be hired for evening receptions when booking exclusive-use of the hotel.

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 80 guests
Evening reception capacity - up to 80 guests

Exclusive-use and Marquee Weddings

When booking exclusive-use of Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, you will receive:

  • Private access to the entire hotel
  • Use of the entire hotel for your evening reception
  • Evening reception capacity - up to 120 guests
  • Exclusive-use of the 30 acres of grounds and private footpath to Climping beach
  • Space for a marquee on the lawn, near to the gorgeous Rose Garden
  • Marquee wedding capacity - from 80 to 300 guests
  • Bed and breakfast style access to all 39 bedrooms for you and your guests


Your wedding breakfast will be cooked on-site by the hotel's brilliant chefs. Only the best locally sourced ingredients will be used to create each dish.


After the celebrations have finished, you and your guests will sleep soundly within the 39 bedrooms found at Bailiffscourt. Located within several lovely houses and cottages, you can choose from rooms decorated in the medieval style that's characteristic of this hotel, or from rooms with more contemporary décor.

During your stay you can enjoy the modern facilities that come with each room and the award-winning spa.

For more information, or to book Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top and bottom of this page.

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa
Climping Street
West Sussex
BN17 5RW
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