Venues The English Wine Centre
The English Wine Centre
  • All-inclusive country wedding venue
  • Set in glorious South Downs National Park
  • Stunning traditional 17th-century oak barn
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Marquee for lavish reception parties
  • Delicious cuisine by highly-talented chefs
  • Luxury ensuite accommodation available

If you're a wine connoisseur looking for a wedding venue, The English Wine Centre might just be the perfect location for you. The centre stocks over 150 varieties of wine from vineyards across England, and every couple booked to marry here will be treated to a complimentary wine-tasting, during which you can select the best wines to serve on your big day. A highly-experienced team of chefs will create a delicious meal for your celebration, made with only the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced organic ingredients.

Situated within the stunning South Downs National Park, just off the Cuckmere River, The English Wine Centre offers a choice of several fabulous locations in which couples can get married or enjoy their reception. The 17th-century Oak Barn and Green Oak Lodge, a reconstructed traditional Sussex barn, are full of history and character. Also, the surrounding English Garden, designed by 2010 Chelsea Gold-winner Roger Platts, offers stunning views, and so makes a great space for reception drinks and canapés.


The English Wine Centre is a family-run enterprise that offers brides and grooms the opportunity to marry in a traditional English setting. Their 17th-century Oak Barn is full of character and presents a wonderfully rustic yet elegant atmosphere for a romantic country wedding. In keeping with the sense of tradition that pervades the centre, the Green Oak Lodge, which contains space for a civil ceremony and formal wedding breakfast, plus accommodation for a small party, is a reconstructed traditional Sussex barn.


The English Wine Centre completely understand that every couple is different, and consequently will have individual preferences and requirements when it comes to their wedding day. As such, they can offer several different locations in which ceremonies and reception parties can be held, with varying levels of formality, in order to provide brides and grooms with their perfect celebration.

The Oak Barn

This lovingly restored 17th-century Oak Barn is a splendid location for a rustic yet elegant wedding ceremony. The barn's interior provides an excellent blank canvas which can be decorated to complement any theme or colour scheme. Formal receptions and parties will often be hosted here, with dancing and music and a bar, fully-stocked with Sussex beers, English wine and soft drinks.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 120 Guests

Summertime wedding celebrations can also take place in the gardens, with formal receptions in the beautiful fully-lined marquee.

Marquee Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

The Piano Room

For autumn and winter weddings, the large Piano Room situated within the beautiful Green Oak Lodge is a wonderful and cosy indoor setting. You can also host your wedding breakfast here, and your guests can enjoy the convenience of a fully-stocked bar.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 90 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

The English Garden

For really sunny celebrations, after the ceremony you and your guests can venture outside into the picturesque English Garden to enjoy a drinks reception with canapés. Brilliant for photos, the garden offers stunning views, overlooking the spectacular South Downs and the Long Man of Wilmington. Incidentally, the garden itself was designed by 2010 Chelsea Gold-winner Roger Platts.

Drinks Reception Capacity - Unlimited


Wedding Breakfast

The highly-experienced chefs will create a delicious meal for you and your guests. The English Wine Centre team are passionate about sourcing fresh, seasonal, local organic produce, so you can be sure that your wedding breakfast will be of the finest quality.


Additionally, you will also be treated to a free wine-tasting, during which you can identify the best wines for your celebration. The centre stocks an extensive and expanding selection of over 150 English varieties of wine, at a range of different prices, ensuring that every bride and groom who choose to host their celebrations at The English Wine Centre will find a wine to suit their budget.


The Green Oak Lodge

The English Wine Centre offers a select number of guests the option to stay in the beautiful Green Oak Lodge. The five luxurious suites are furnished in a traditional English country house style, in keeping with the overall feel of the centre. Each suite features contemporary fabrics from designers such as Andrew Martin and Mulberry, and all include a Hypnos bed, ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi and Freeview TV, so you can rest assured that your guests will be sleeping in comfort and luxury in the Green Oak Lodge.

If you would like to book The English Wine Centre for your wedding day, get in touch using the contact details below.

The English Wine Centre
Alfriston Road
East Sussex
BN26 5QS

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