Wakehurst | West Sussex

  • Capacity: 20-200
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Reception Only, Ceremony Only, Event
  • Accomodation: Ask our friends at les Deux Messieurs to source for you.
  • Hire From Price: £2,500
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: No

Wakehurst is one of the most beautiful and significant botanic gardens in the country and offers over 500 acres of breathtaking scenery to create photo memories forever including the Mansion pond, the walled garden, its famous Redwood Christmas tree or its oversized wicker flower sculptures as well as a choice of wedding venues that include The Grade I listed Mansion, The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) or a marquee on the croquet lawn.


The Mansion at Wakehurst is a truly ‘lived in’ Elizabethan mansion that offers a rare glimpse of life gone by, a picture that can be recreated by offering an intimate and flexible option for every wedding, whether it be holding your civil ceremony or partnership or simply your wedding breakfast.

The Dining Room, unique to Wakehurst with its oak panelled walls and Monk’s fireplace also benefits from glorious afternoon daylight that streams through three windows that each face east, west and southerly over the Mansion and Croquet lawns. Whilst able to accommodate 60 for a ceremony, the adjacent larger Gallery holds 80 for ceremonies and the Mansion Lawn is host to the most romantic of outdoor ceremonies for up to 140 guests.


Couples looking for a contemporary feel to their wedding can choose the striking glasshouse of The Millennium Seed Bank, suitable for standing drinks receptions or evening parties. Set against a plethora of tropical succulents and grasses, cool dark granite and glass and on top of one of the world’s most globally diverse hotspots – an underground vault housing the world’s largest seed collection, it is a truly unique wedding venue that also has its own outdoor reception area with water and plant life filled parterres, a talking point if ever there was one.


If you had always dreamt of a marquee on the lawn but didn’t have a garden big enough, a marquee at Wakehurst provides you with the opportunity to make a bespoke dream wedding in either a traditional marquee setting or perhaps one of the more popular options of the day – a tipi! Contact the team at Wakehurst for more information.

“We pride ourselves on being a fully accessible and inclusive venue.” Wedding Coordinator, Wakehurst


Selsfield Road
West Sussex
RH17 6TN

t: 01444 894335
w: kew.org/venue-hire/wakehurst/wedding
e: wakehursthire[at]graysonsvenues.com

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Registry Office

West Sussex County Council
Southgate Avenue
RH10 6HG

t: 01243 642122
w: westsussex.gov.uk