Elizabethan Great Barn Michelham priory Weddings

Weddings & Civil Ceremonies at Michelham Priory

You will never find a more romantic venue for your special day, with excellent service in an historic and peaceful setting.


Michelham Priory is set in the beautiful Cuckmore Valley in East Sussex close to the South Downs. Wedding ceremonies and receptions take place in the grand grade listed Elizabethan Barn full of original features and charm. Just outside is the beautiful moat terrace where the drinks receptions take place with romantic views overlooking the stunning Priory house, historic watermill and the largest moat in England.

The stunning Elizabethan Barn can seat up to one hundred and thirty, yet smaller groups can comfortably be accommodated in its atmospheric and flexible space. From mid-February to mid-December Michelham Priory is available for weddings and civil ceremonies in the Elizabethan Barn and private adjoining Moat Terrace Lawn. Your guests also have access to the Priory House and the splendid 7-acre Gardens during day time opening hours.

Offering peace and complete tranquility in the English country side, Michelham Priory is perfectly situated near the old marketing town of Hailsham between the Sussex villages of Arlington and Berwick. The Priory is easily accessible from the A27 and A22 and sign posted with Heritage Signs.

All catering is created in-house at Michelham Priory and the kitchen team is lead by our Michelin Star trained chef Neil. We offer a tempting selection of menus and we are always happy to create bespoke wedding breakfasts to suit your exact requirements.

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.

For more information, a copy of our menu pack or to book a viewing please contact Hannah by email at weddingslewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

Photograph credits: Title image Dragon Studio Photography.

Our next Wedding Showcase is on Sunday 26th February 11am till 4pm and we would love to see you there.

Rainbow reception

The Elizabethan Barn and Moat Terrace will be beautifully dressed for a wedding and our wedding team will be 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
  • Easy parking onsite
  • The chance to meet some of our most trusted suppliers
  • Prize draw competition

To book you place at the Wedding Showcase please order your tickets here.

We cannot wait to see you in February!

Here are a handful of images from recent weddings in the Elizabethan Barn at Michelham Priory, we hope you enjoy them.

For photography credits please click on the photographs.