Choosing a Country House for your wedding is a perfect idea, as they are great in all weathers and can accommodate a large number of guests. Country Houses are also perfect for intimate weddings because the houses are full of charm and character. Sussex has many beautiful country houses, here are some of my favourites:
1. The Ravenswood
The Ravenswood is a beautiful 15th Century Manor House located in the gorgeous countryside of Sharpthorne, in the heart of Ashdown Forest. Ravenswood has a fantastic getting ready room, as well as a honeymoon suite and 33 bedrooms. In August 2019, I created this Birdcage inspired wedding cake for a lovely couple getting married at the Ravenswood. It was such a stunning wedding venue and the staff were so accommodating and friendly.
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2. South Lodge
South Lodge is located in the heart of the beautiful South Downs. It is the perfect venue for all seasons as there are beautiful flowers in Spring and Summer and roaring log fires in Autumn and Winter creating a cosy and warm atmosphere. South Lodge is suitable for up to 180 guests and has 12 function rooms available for different types of Weddings. South Lodge also have an incredible Spa, which is perfect to relax before the big day or unwind after the wedding.
3. The Old House, Copthorne
The Old House Inn is a wonderful country pub bursting with character and is ideal for wedding celebrations. The Old House has a beautiful mature garden so is ideal for outdoor celebrations and even has plenty of space for a marquee. The Old House has 6 boutique bedrooms which are great for the bridal party to spend the night before in getting ready, but also make it the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for your first night as newlyweds.
4. Wakehurst Place
Wakehurst Place is a stunning Grade 1 listed wedding venue which has 500 acres of gardens. Wakehurst Place have in house caterers to manage your wedding from start to finish and create exquisite food. Wakehurst Place can accommodate a marquee for up to 200 guests.
5. Ghyll Manor
Ghyll Manor is an elegant 17th Century Manor, its beautiful grounds provide the perfect landscape and backdrop for your wedding photographs. Ghyll Manor also have a stunning outdoor wedding ceremony option with their picturesque Summer House. Ghyll Manor also has 29 rooms available for overnight wedding accommodation for your guests.
6. Findon Manor Hotel
Findon Manor Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Findon, near Worthing. The Hotel dates back to the 15th Century and stands amidst gorgeous landscaped gardens. The Hotel can also accommodate overnight guests. Last August, I created a gorgeous VW inspired Lilac Wedding Cake for a lovely couple who were getting married at Findon Manor Hotel. It was such a beautiful and friendly wedding venue and was full of character.
7. Brickwall House,
Brickwall House is set in an incredible 60-acre estate in East Sussex. Brickwall House is a beautiful Grade 1 Listed Jacobean wedding venue which is full of character and charm. You can choose to have your ceremony on one of the beautiful lawns or next to the stunning topiary garden looking onto the deer park. Brickwall House can accommodate 36 guests to stay overnight, but also has an area where you can have Bell Tents.
All of these Country Houses are simply beautiful! One of my favourite parts of being a wedding cake maker is getting to deliver wedding cakes to different wedding venues and getting to explore them! Every wedding venue is so unique and special in its own way!
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