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.

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.

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.

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 day.

To make an appointment to view Lewes Castle and for further information please contact Hannah via email at weddingslewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

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. 

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Our next Wedding Showcase is on Sunday 11th June 2017 11am till 4pm and we would love to see you there. 
Lewes Castle will be beautifully dressed for a wedding with our wedding team on hand to meet with you, answer all your questions and talk about your wedding plans and dreams.
Entry to the Wedding Showcase is free and will include:

  • A goody bag for every couple
  • Welcome drinks and delicious canapes
  • A chance to explore the Castle grounds and museum
  • The chance to meet some of our most trusted suppliers
  • Prize draw competition

We cannot wait to see you in June and welcome you to Lewes Castle.

For more information and to book tickets please click here.

We cannot wait to see you in June!

We hope you enjoy the handful of images below of our recent Lewes Castle weddings and find them inspiring for your special day.

For photography credits please click on the photographs.