Life Events at Lewes Castle

Standing tall and proud in the heart of Lewes, a historic town in the rolling hills of the East Sussex countryside, is the stunning Norman ruin of Lewes Castle. Once a stronghold of William the Conqueror the story pages of this amazing thousand-year-old castle tell tales of noble courtiers, chivalrous knights, courageous Countesses, courtly romance, brave battles and victory celebrations. Now a beautiful ruin with stunning views of the South Downs, mysterious towers and a beautiful walled garden, the castle is the perfect backdrop for any special event.

We host a variety of life events at Lewes Castle from naming ceremonies and blessings to vow renewal ceremonies to wakes and remembrance parties. Whatever your event we would be honoured to host your special day for you at Lewes Castle.

The Gun Garden at Lewes Castle is the perfect outdoor location for up to 100 guests to join you for your special event and if you would like shelter you are welcome to hire in your own marquee and furniture to suit your events.

The Pleasure Garden at the top of the Keep can be hired for ceremonies and blessings for up to 80 guests.

Both the Gun and Pleasure Garden are available for hire between April and October.

For a copy of our venue hire pack and catering options please contact Hannah via telephone on 01273 474610, or by email at

We look forward to welcoming you to Lewes Castle.