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The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

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The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

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  • Historic coaching inn located in Midhurst
  • Exclusive-use available
  • Ceremony and reception capacity of up to 100 guests
  • Wedding breakfast capacity of up to 80 guests
  • Brilliant in-house catering
  • 39 luxurious bedrooms on-site

Nestled within the stunning South Downs National Park is the picturesque town of Midhurst. This medieval town is the home of The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, a former coaching inn that now plays host to elegant ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and receptions. Perfect for summer or winter weddings, this venue boasts open fires, a gorgeous terrace and an airy conservatory.

Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, natural stone walls and many more historic features can be found throughout this hotel. The surrounding grounds are the perfect place for wedding photographs and there's plenty of room for a marquee. Catering will be provided by The Spread Eagle's talented chefs and you can book one of their 39 bedrooms for overnight accommodation.


The oldest part of this historic building dates back to 1430. Over the years, The Spread Eagle has had many famous owners and visitors such as, Sir William Fitzwilliam (Henry VIII's Lord High Admiral), Admiral Lord Nelson and, it has been rumoured, Queen Elizabeth I.

The Facilities

The Spread Eagle Hotel offers several beautiful spaces in which you can hold the different elements of your big day.

The King Edward VII Room and the Queen's Room

If you're planning a small wedding with only your closest friends and family, then these beautiful rooms will be perfect for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. The King Edward VII room is found in the oldest part of the hotel and its exposed beams give it a truly historic feel. After your ceremony in the King Edward VII room, you and a select number of guests will enjoy a wonderful wedding breakfast in the Queen's Room.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 30 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 8 guests

The Cromwell Room

For intimate wedding breakfasts in a beautiful setting that's full of historic character, the Cromwell Room is brilliant!

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 20 guests

The Jacobean Hall

The breath-taking Jacobean Hall offers a brilliant space for grand wedding ceremonies and receptions. Enjoy a day of celebrating within these natural stone walls. The hall boasts many gorgeous, historical features such as heraldic banners and a minstrel's gallery.

The venue is licensed to play music until 11:30pm and to serve drinks until midnight at a pay bar in the Jacobean Hall.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 80 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 80 guests

Evening reception capacity - up to 100 guests

Exclusive-use and Marquee Weddings

The Spread Eagle offers couples the chance to book exclusive-use of the hotel, making it yours for the entire day! You and your guests will have exclusive access to the entire hotel and grounds, giving you the option to hold your celebrations within a marquee.

Exclusive-use includes:

  • Bed and breakfast style accommodation within all 39 of their bedrooms
  • Private access to the hotel and grounds
  • The spa will remain open for spa members
  • Exclusive access from 3pm on your wedding day to 12pm the following day
  • Space to put up a marquee for up to 140 guests


Your wedding breakfast will be cooked on-site by the hotel's brilliant catering team. The chefs use the most delicious, locally sourced ingredients.


The hotel offers you access to an amazing gin bar! With over 55 gins and 12 tonics, you and your guests will have a lot to choose from. Additionally, you can finish your gin with a fresh garnish, many of which are grown within the hotel's garden.


You and your guests can find overnight accommodation within the hotel's 39 bedrooms. Each room offers modern facilities such as complimentary wifi, ensuite bathroom, etc. You may choose between luxurious, traditional décor and bedrooms with a more contemporary design.

Stay for an extra few days and enjoy The Spread Eagle's award-winning spa!

For more information, or to book The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top and bottom of this page.

The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa
South Street
West Sussex
GU29 9NH
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