Weddings & Events at Michelham Priory

You’ll never find a more romantic venue, set on your own island, surrounded by beauty and history.

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Weddings at Michelham

Michelham Priory is set on its very own island in the beautiful Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex, close to the South Downs. We have two stunning locations; the beautiful Prior’s Chamber on the first floor of the  Grade II listed Medieval Priory or the grand Elizabethan Great Barn.

Ceremonies and receptions for up to 130 guests take place in the grade II listed Elizabethan Barn. Just outside is the stunning Moat Terrace where the drink and canape receptions take place in view of the longest water-filled moat in England.

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For more intimate occasions, the newly licensed Prior’s Chamber is the perfect location, seating up to 60 guests in a beautiful Medieval room. The chamber is complete with period furniture, stained glass windows, tapestries and a huge fireplace. Afterwards, head outside to the main lawn for a drinks reception before heading and continue your celebrations with a reception in the barn, where more guests could join you.

The beautifully kept 13 acre grounds make the perfect location for photographs.

Rural Michelham Priory is perfectly situated near the market town of Hailsham between the Sussex villages of Arlington and Berwick. The Priory is easily accessible from the A27 and A22 and signposted with heritage signs.

Our passionate and dedicated team will be with you every step of the way to ensure the perfect day. We offer a tempting selection of menus with Anise Catering, and we are always happy to create bespoke dishes to suit your personal tastes.

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What our clients say: A big thank you to everybody that helped make our wedding day at Michelham Priory an absolutely fantastic day and one we will treasure forever. The food was divine and the day ran so smoothly. Every single guest commented on how lovely your venue was and the great service and friendliness of the staff. We were both sad to leave on Sunday having spent two days at Michelham Priory. Thank you all again.

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See our Photo Gallery for inspiration and take a look at our Instagram page.

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For further information about our hire options and menus, or to book a viewing please contact Beverley via email at

Photograph credits; title image John Scofield Photography and text images in order Sarah Wenban Photography, Fitzgerald Photographic, Fitzgerald Photographic, Dragon Studio Photography, Sheri Clark and Sussex Past image.

Wedding Venue Hire Special Offer

Do you fancy late autumn, winter or spring wedding in the stunning Sussex countryside? Would you like to save £1000 on your wedding venue hire fee?

Book your autumn or early winter wedding ceremony with full reception, or full wedding reception only, with us and receive £1000 off the wedding venue hire price.

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Michelham Priory is a stunning venue for spring, autumn and winter weddings. Spring sees 80,000 daffodils, beautiful magnolia trees and the stunning tulip boarders. In the autumn the moat walkway trees turn rustic reds, yellows and browns, adding atmosphere and bringing harvest colours to the estate. In winter our heated barn is ideal for country wedding celebrations and romantic mist often covers the moat and surrounding grounds.

For more information about our wedding venue hire offer, please contact Beverley via email at .

This offer does not extend to include catering, food, drinks costs or ceremonies and drinks receptions, only hires.

Recent events at Michelham

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