Rose Garden, Anne of Cleves House

Parties and Private Events at Anne of Cleves House

Hidden away in the Southover Quarter of Lewes, Anne of Cleves House has been playing host and welcoming visitors for over 600 years. Originally a lodging house for the distinguished guests of Lewes Priory, the house has long been a place of warm greetings, celebrations and lavish feasting.

In 1538 the house fell into ownership of the crown during the dissolution of the monasteries and was granted to Anne of Cleves by England’s most famous King, Henry VIII as part of their divorce settlement. Following Anne’s death the property reverted to the crown and was later sold to Robert Saxpes and his wife Margaret who warmly welcomed and entertained their friends and neighbours in the most exquisite and genteel fashion. Follow in their footsteps and host your own exquisite entertainment for your friends and family at Anne of Cleves House. What better way to spend your day then surrounded in beauty and history in a house once owned by Anne of Cleves?

We host  a variety of private functions, ceremonies and parties at Anne of Cleves House from birthday parties and anniversary parties to wine and dine evenings to wakes, naming ceremonies and blessings to book readings, workshops and academic lectures to corporate functions. Whatever your event we would loved to host your day for you at Anne of Cleves House.

Parties and private events all take place in the charming East Room full of original Tudor features and the adjoining colourful garden with its Tudor jousting tent. With a capacity of 50 guest Anne of Cleves House is the perfect place for intimate parties and events.

Sussex Past has a fabulous catering partnership with Anise Catering who create truly delicious food and drink options for your special day. For a copy of the menu pack, venue hire prices and additional information please contact Hannah via telephone on 01273 474610, or by email at

We look forward to hearing from you soon and working with you to plan your special day.