Weddings & Civil Ceremonies at Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle is one of the few venues in South East England where you can exchange your vows in the open air.


Standing proud in the heart of the South Downs Lewes Castle is a beautiful 1,000 year old romantic ruin with spectacular panoramic views of the Sussex countryside and old town of Lewes below.

Your wedding ceremony will take place under the ancient West Tower archway with beautiful rose bushes on either side. The traditional walk down the aisle is replaced by the zig-zag steps to The Keep, where up to 80 guests await in the Pleasure Garden under the shade of the old Lime Tree.

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After your ceremony you can descend to the Gun Garden for drinks and canapes served by our in-house staff from the Pavilion building. The Gun Garden is also the perfect place for your bespoke wedding breakfast and reception where you can be joined by to 100 guests, celebrating, feasting and dancing the day away. For more details about wedding breakfast receptions at Lewes Castle please contact us.

With our catering partnership Anise Catering we offer a tempting selection of menus and we are always happy to create bespoke wedding breakfasts to suit your personal tastes.

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Available for weddings every day of the week between April and October, Lewes Castle with its breath taking beauty and unique historic setting really is the perfect place to celebrate your special day.

We offer exceptional care for you and your guests and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding is planned to perfection and is as you dream it will be.

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Lewes is a popular town for weddings with it wonderful cobbled streets and historic buildings. The Castle stands tall and proud at the heart of the town and is easily accessible by car, bus and train from Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and London. The town with its many quaint hotels and amenities for guests traveling from a far make Lewes Castle the perfect site in the perfect place for your wedding.

What our clients say: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff, for everything you did to make sure that our wedding ceremony and reception went so well and ran so smoothly and without a hitch. This meant that everyone could enjoy the occasion without worrying or getting stressed, which meant a lot to us. We believe that we speak for everyone when we say that the day was enjoyed and loved by all, many thanks for hosting our wedding at your beautiful castle.”


We have a variety of wedding hire offers at Lewes Castle. For further information about our hire options or to book a viewing please contact Hannah via email at

For more information you can also download our Wedding Brochure here and to see photographs from our recent weddings and be inspired for you own click here and take a look at our Instagram page.

Photograph credits; title image Hugo Fox and text images in order Scott Philips Photography, Eclection Photography,  Fitzgerald Photographic and Luke Hayden Photography.

Sussex Past Wedding Show

We are delighted to be hosting the Sussex Past Wedding Show with Country Wedding Events on 24th February 2019, 11am till 3pm at our sister site Michelham Priory. We cannot wait for you to join us at the Elizabethan Great Barn for what promised to be a magical day full of wedding inspiration and romance.

  • Local wedding suppliers and experts
  • Free entry and goody bag
  • Luxury honeymoon prize draw
  • Special offers
  • First 25 couples receive a free wedding planner
  • Chance to explore the stunning garden, house and wider estate
  • Free parking
  • Café open for light lunches, tea & homemade cake

To register for your free place please visit now. Or email Hannah at for more information.

We look forward to meeting you on 24th February 2019.

Please see below a selection of images from our recent Lewes Castle weddings. We hope you find them inspiring for your special day.

For photography credits please click on the photographs.