The historic E-shaped country house offers couples the opportunity to celebrate both within its stunning interior and outside on the dramatic lawn. You can host your evening reception party at the mansion with an exclusive booking.
Evening Reception Capacity - 180 Guests
The Gallery is a bright, spacious and airy room, with huge windows that flood your celebration with natural sunlight. The white colour scheme and simple décor provide the perfect backdrop to weddings, allowing you and your guests to shine in all photographs. Excellent for sunny celebrations, The Gallery offers direct access to the mansion lawns.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 80 Guests
The Dining Room
Highly-detailed decorative wooden panelling and enormous mid-16th-century mullioned windows give this grand chamber an unexpected brightness, generating a warmth and an intimacy that couples regularly fall in love with.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 60 Guests
The Mansion Lawn
For summer weddings, The Mansion Lawn makes for a perfect spot for truly romantic ceremonies with the entrance porch used for the legal formalities. Guests enjoy the ambience of sitting in the sun on the flawlessly trimmed lawns. The far-reaching linear pathways provide your 'aisle', lending your wedding photographs the most dramatic of looks.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 140 Guests
The Croquet Lawn
The expansive Croquet Lawn is an excellent place to erect a marquee in which to host your formal reception and evening party. You and your guests can enjoy the equally beautiful views of the Mansion and Lawn, as well as the surrounding botanic gardens. The Wakehurst team will provide the spacious marquee required for your reception.
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 300 Guests
Informal Reception Capacity - 300 guests
The Millennium Seed Bank Glasshouse
This contemporary structure, which contains the biggest seed collection in the world in vaults beneath, really has the 'wow' factor. Its glass-domed ceiling will be remembered by your guests in years to come. The wonderfully light and airy space is filled with tropical plants, creating a brilliantly exotic feel, particularly striking during summer receptions.
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 150 Guests
Informal Reception Capacity - 200 Guests