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Goodwood House

Goodwood House

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Goodwood House

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  • An ornate Georgian building in the heart of Sussex
  • Hosts contemporary and traditional weddings
  • Lavish wedding cuisine from in-house chefs
  • Private butler to recommend wines
  • Personal wedding planner
  • Luxury accommodation onsite
  • Vintage bus included within exclusive use
  • Exclusive use wedding venue
  • Grand ballroom hosting up to 350 guests
  • Stunning grounds for wedding photos

Goodwood House has hosted exceptional parties and weddings for over 300 years for the Dukes of Richmond and their esteemed guests. The house is surrounded by stunning parkland, perfect for those all-important photographs. The inside of the house is a feast for the eyes with its Regency interiors, endless art collections and ornate antique furniture.

Goodwood House is a family home which is probably why it has such a wonderful warm and friendly atmosphere. The team are experts in their field and will look after you every step of the way. There are various locations throughout the spectacular house that can host your civil ceremony, wedding banquet and evening reception. Entertainment is welcomed; in fact the wackier the better! Your personal butler will be able to recommend the finest Champagnes to toast the newlyweds. This estate provides the ultimate backdrop to your special day.

History

Goodwood House has remained the family home to the Duke and Duchesses of Richmond since 1616. The first Duke of Richmond bought Goodwood Estate to pursue his love of foxhunting.

There is evidence that the house dates back as early as 1570 where floor plans show a small Jacobean house with gabled ends. Over time the house was modified with sash windows, extended and then extended some more. A Tapestry Drawing Room and two large wings were added to house the family's large art collection which was joined by copper-domed turrets.

Throughout the years various projects took place by the different Dukes. The eleventh Duke and Duchess of Richmond moved into the house in the 1960s and completed all the renovations and restored all the rooms to their former Georgian glory.

Facilities

Whether you are planning a large lavish affair, or a smaller intimate wedding celebration, Goodwood House has a selection of beautifully appointed areas designated for your civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Below you will see the details on the different rooms with the relevant capacities.

The Egyptian Dining Room

Dating back to the 19th century, The Egyptian Room is decorated with sheer opulence, with rich detailing, gilded cartouches and sphinxes. This Egyptian wonderland is the perfect location for a smaller, more intimate civil ceremony and sit down wedding breakfast.

Civil ceremony capacity - 80 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 70 guests

The Yellow Drawing Room

This is a delicate and breathtaking room, perfect for your wedding celebrations. The room is filled with ornate splendour and sheer elegance.

Civil ceremony capacity - 150 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 80 guests

The Ballroom

As you would expect, The Ballroom is an incredibly grand and elegant room. Designed to perfection, you will see the French style of Louis XV is prominent. Hung on the walls are portraits of royalty; kings, queens and the Dukes and Duchesses of Richmond.

Civil ceremony capacity - 245 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 180 guests
Evening reception capacity - 350 guests

The Supper Room

This room runs alongside The Ballroom and is perfectly suited to the evening celebrations of your wedding. The space can accommodate a DJ or band and lots of dancing shoes!

Catering

Goodwood House is renowned for its excellence in entertaining. For over 300, years guests have enjoyed the fun and frivolities of the house and all it offers. Food has always been of the utmost importance and remains at the heart of Goodwood House today.

Head Chef, Matt Watts, and the exceptionally talented kitchen team work closely to create outstanding wedding cuisine. The ingredients are from Goodwood Home Farm, one of the largest organic farms in the UK. The cuisine is fresh, visually stunning, and of course tastes incredible.

The chefs have created a selection of menus to demonstrate what can be achieved. However, they are happy to also create a bespoke menu for your wedding day should that be your desire.

Your butler will be able to recommend a broad selection of wines and Champagnes to complement your wedding menu. With such a high level of personal service your wedding day cuisine will be exceptional.

Packages

Goodwood House offers exclusive use which varies depending on the day of the week.

Monday to Thursday - from £7,500
Friday and Sunday - from £9,000
Saturday - from £12,000

This includes the following:

  • Exclusive use of the State Apartments
  • An in-house wedding planner
  • Goodwood butler
  • Wedding menu tasting
  • Personalised table plans and menus
  • Twinkly night lights throughout the house
  • Tables, chairs, linen, cutlery, crested china, glassware and a vintage bus

Using this as a basis you can then create your bespoke wedding package. There are endless options when it comes to the food and drink but below is an idea of the costs associated.

  • All-inclusive banqueting menu from £120 per person
  • Canapes from £12.60
  • Wedding breakfast from £90
  • Children's menu from £27
  • House champagne from £70
  • House wine from £25
  • Evening food from £8.40

Accommodation

Luxurious accommodation is offered in Hound Lodge which is located on the private country estate. Hound Lodge consists of ten fabulously unique bedrooms for your guests to enjoy. And the best part? Hound Lodge comes with its very own butler and chef so you will be treated like royalty and thoroughly spoilt. If you require additional bedrooms, Goodwood Hotel has 91 rooms and suites. Guests who book Hound Lodge or the Goodwood Hotel will arrive in style at Goodwood House on a vintage bus, which also returns guests to their accommodation when coaches are called at the end of the evening.

If you love the sound of saying "I do" at Goodwood House then please use the contact buttons to get in touch with the friendly and experienced team.

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Goodwood House
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0PX

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