Venues Horsted Place
Horsted Place
  • All-inclusive country wedding venue
  • Stunning Victorian Gothic mansion
  • Located in Little Horsted, East Sussex
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Delicious cuisine by an award-winning chef
  • Outdoor ceremonies for up to 100 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Special TWS Offer: free bottle of bubbly!

This magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion in the cosy village of Little Horsted is the perfect venue for large, luxurious weddings. Together with the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator to guide you through the planning process, the entire hotel can be booked for your exclusive use, so you and up to 150 guests will enjoy the freedom to celebrate throughout the imposing building.

Horsted Place's award-winning chefs will create a stunning wedding breakfast using fresh, locally-sourced seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With gorgeous accommodation available on-site you needn't worry about travel on your big day, either, and you and your guests will receive 24-hour room service, so you can sleep soundly knowing that everyone is being taken care of.


Horsted Place was constructed in 1850 by George Myers. However, many of the mansion's most iconic elements were designed by Augustus Pugin, one of England's most significant early Victorian architects. Although the property was refurbished in 1965 by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, the hotel still retains many original features, the most famous being the beautiful staircase created by Pugin.

During Lord and Lady Rupert Nevill's time as owners of Horsted Place, they regularly invited the Queen and Prince Philip to stay with them, and the Nevills planted a myrtle tree here that was grown from a sprig taken from Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet.


This venue is perfect for couples who wish to have exclusive use of the country house for their wedding. You will have freedom to design your wedding day, choosing from the hotel's numerous rooms and spaces for each individual element of your celebration. For example, the magnificently beautiful white staircase, designed by Augustus Pugin himself, is a photographic backdrop much favoured by brides and grooms. As you descend these historic stairs you will feel as elegant and grand as the architecture itself.

Alternatively, if you're looking to host a small, lunchtime ceremony and/or formal reception, you may book a private room in which this can take place. However, an evening receptions with music and dancing is only available when you book the whole mansion.


For small, intimate ceremonies the gorgeous and cosy wood-panelled library is the perfect choice. These unusual bookcases will look excellent in your ceremony photographs and the large windows will fill the room with light and give a greater sense of space.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 40 Guests

Terrace Room

The bright and airy Terrace Room is excellent for slightly larger ceremonies. Lined with French doors that open onto the formal gardens, this room would be a great choice on sunny days in summer. Additionally, if your outdoor ceremony is compromised by rain, the large windows of this space will give you the feeling of a garden ceremony without needing to worry about the weather.

What's more, if you book Horsted Place for exclusive use, you can enjoy music and dancing in this room throughout the evening.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

Lawn And Summerhouse

Horsted Place is surrounded by beautiful lawns and formal gardens, excellent for couples hoping to host an outdoor ceremony. Your guests will all be seated on the flawlessly maintained lawn, in front of the beautiful Victorian-style summerhouse where the register is signed. Dedicated to ensuring that your big day runs smoothly, the team are always prepared to move your ceremony indoors at a moment's notice should the weather dictate. You could also enjoy a fireworks display on the lawn during the evening.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests

Dining Room

The West-facing Dining Room is a wonderful place for smaller wedding breakfasts, with spectacular sunset views through the large windows. It's particularly lovely for winter celebrations, as once the daylight fades, the room glows with romantic candlelight.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 50 Guests

Drawing Room

With its grand, elegant fireplace, this is a light and spacious room in which up to 100 guests can enjoy your formal celebrations. The huge windows and pastel colours that run throughout the room's décor make for a wonderfully summery wedding breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 100 Guests

The Entire Mansion

Arguably the best and certainly the most popular way to celebrate your wedding at Horsted Place is through exclusive booking, in which the entire country mansion becomes yours for the day and night. You have choice of the licensed areas for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, and evening celebrations can take place across the house, with music and dancing in the Terrace Room.

Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests


Horsted Place presents outstanding in-house cuisine, created by an award-winning chef who aims to use fresh seasonal produce wherever possible. To view his sample wedding breakfast menu visit the Horsted Place website by using the buttons listed below.

Couples can choose an intimate lunchtime wedding ceremony to be followed by afternoon tea with strawberries and champagne.


Horsted Place offers a variety of individually or traditionally decorated rooms and suites for you and your wedding guests to stay in overnight. Double and junior rooms contain a 5ft double bed and all others suites contain a king-sized bed. Double rooms and suites also offer guests use of a flatscreen HD TV with Freeview and Sky. Each room boasts stunning views of the estate gardens or South Downs, and you will be treated to flowers, pristine white towels, soft cushions and luxurious Egyptian cotton bedsheets.

Of course, when making an exclusive booking you and your wedding guests will be given access to all of these rooms and suites.

If you would like to book Horsted Place for your wedding, please get in touch by means of their contact details below.

Horsted Place
Little Horsted
East Sussex
TN22 5TS


  • Happy Guest

    It is a rare thing to find such a stunning hotel with the genuine friendliness of Horsted Place. From the fluffy robes in the bathroom, to the fresh flowers throughout, everything was done for my benefit and I cannot begin to describe how special this made me feel.

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