Venue Hire

Venues to hire in Sussex do not come more unique than the historic sites owned and cared for by The Sussex Archaeological Society.

From an imposing Norman castle to a mansion on a moated medieval private island, we have a range of remarkable historic sites available to hire.

Weddings, corporate hire and filming enquiries are welcome.

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Wedding venues in Sussex

Congratulations on your engagement. Now you’ve got the ring, it’s time to find your dream venue. We have three stunning wedding venues in Sussex. All are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Lewes Castle

Anne of Cleves House

Michelham Priory

Say ‘I do’ at this 1,000-year-old
romantic ruin. One of the
region’s few outdoor wedding
venues, you can exchange
your vows in the sunshine and
treat your guests to panoramic
views of Sussex countryside.
Tie the knot under exposed
beams and fairy lights in this
charming timber-framed
medieval house. An intimate
venue steeped in history, it’s
ideal for smaller weddings that
want the wow factor.
Dance the night away under
bunting and beams in our
spectacular Elizabethan Barn.
Set on its own private
island, this venue has a moat
and romantic waterside

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Why hold your wedding with us?

  • Wedding wow factor – Our historic sites have the real wow factor. From the romantic ruins of Lewes Castle to the magical moat of Michelham Priory, your guests will be impressed.
  • Picture perfect – Between the beautiful buildings and romantic grounds, you’ll be spoilt for choice for photos of your special day. Check out our Instagram page for wedding inspiration.
  • A taste of Sussex – Our catering partners provides everything from private picnics to sumptuous banquets, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
  • Personal support – You’ll be assigned a wedding co-ordinator to help design your dream day and make things go smoothly.
  • Exclusive hire – Celebrate, socialise and dine with peace of mind and privacy. Ask for exclusive hire to have the whole site to yourself and your wedding party.

Next steps?

Wedding dates are in high demand so enquire early to avoid disappointment.

A wedding kiss at Michelham Priory, a historic house and barn wedding venue in East Sussex


A wedding party enter the gatehouse at Michelham Priory, a wedding venue in East Sussex.

Corporate venue hire in Sussex

The business world is changing and not everyone is going back to the office. But some things simply can’t be done online or from home.

Whether you want to host an away day for your team, need a safe space to meet your business contacts, or are looking for a spectacular backdrop to a conference or fundraiser, we offer:

  • Spacious, well-ventilated meeting rooms
  • Beautiful outdoor space to breakout and socialise
  • On-site parking and level access at most venues
  • Catering available if required
  • Rooms suitable for small meetings up to large-scale events
  • Bespoke historical experiences and guided tours
A display of daffodils at Michelham Priory

Venue hire – Sussex Filming Locations

The business world is changing and not everyone is going back to the office. But some things simply can’t be done online or from home.

Our historic sites are popular locations for filming and commercial photography – from TV dramas and documentaries to fashion shoots.

We work with industry experts Sussex Film Office so that we can provide the best possible service to producers and creatives.

If you’d like to hire one of our venues as the backdrop to your next production, visit our filming page.

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A drone image of Lewes Castle in East Sussex