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.
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
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!