Venues Muntham House School
Muntham House School
  • Victorian schoolhouse wedding venue
  • Conveniently located near Horsham
  • 20 acres of gorgeous park and woodland
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Marquee/tipi can be set up in the grounds
  • Perfect for bespoke DIY celebrations
  • Own choice of caterers permitted
  • Easy access by road or rail, near Gatwick

Set in an imposing Victorian mansion, Muntham House is home to a boarding school during the week, but is transformed into a fantastic wedding venue during weekends and in the school holidays. The house occupies a picturesque setting within 20 acres of delightful park and woodland, and presents the ideal location to pitch a marquee for the celebrations on your big day.

Weddings at the venue can be finely tailored, and both intimate and larger celebrations can be catered for. A gorgeous walkway, underneath an arch of intertwining leaves and fairylights, can mark the path for the newlywed bride and groom on the journey to their marquee reception. Various marquees and tipis can be erected on the lawn, where a fantastic view of the house is enjoyed.

History

In the 19th century, the Chitty family adopted Muntham House as their principal residence; they farmed land nearby, employing a large number of labourers in the locality. As the century progressed and the village grew in size, a Post Office was established in Barns Green, so Allen Parker and his family of local builders constructed a further ten houses there to accommodate the workers.

The Muntham Estate was purchased in 1878 by Percy Godman, who subsequently completely redesigned and rebuilt the house.

Facilities

Grand Entrance Hall

Licensed to host civil ceremonies, this imposing space includes an elegant staircase for the bride to make her entrance. The Hall is oak-panelled with large Gothic-style windows and seats 40 guests with room for more standing on the Minstrels' Gallery above.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 40+ Guests

Conference Room

An intimate wedding breakfast and formal reception may be enjoyed here, and the space can also serve for bridal preparations. Muntham House's resident chef is on hand to serve a delicious pre-agreed menu, or an independent catering firm can be invited.

Minstrels' Gallery

At the top of the grand staircase overlooking the Entrance Hall, this may be used as additional standing room for guests at your ceremony. The Minstrels' Gallery and Staircase can be decorated as you wish; both present some excellent photo-opportunities.

Marquee Or Tipi

A marquee or a tipi of suitable dimensions can be set up in the grounds, from which fantastic views of the house can be enjoyed. There is no official maximum capacity, as this is dependent on the marquee size. However, there is ample free onsite car parking.

The Arch

This natural evergreen hedge intertwines flowers and fairylights, and can be linked to the marquee by a carpeted walkway, where the newlywed bride and groom can walk down to their reception to be greeted by their nearest and dearest as husband and wife!

Catering

You have the freedom to choose whichever caterers you wish for your wedding day, meaning that you can make the most of the huge variety of companies available in the West Sussex area. You can engage hog-roast specialists, gastro caterers and services offering a traditional three-course wedding breakfast. Because the venue is so flexible you can really let your imagination run riot!

Accommodation

There's no accommodation available on site, but lots of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses of all types can be found in the local area.

To get in touch with the wedding hospitality team at Muntham House, please click on their contact details listed below.

Address
Muntham House School
Barns Green
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 0NJ

Reviews

  • Claire

    A magnificent house and grounds, perfect for a wedding!

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