Historic Sussex wedding venues

Congratulations on your engagement. Now you’ve got the ring, it’s time to find your dream Sussex wedding venue.  

Choose from three stunning wedding venues in Sussex including a private moated island surrounded by beautiful countryside, a Tudor cottage fit for a Queen and – a very rare find – an outdoor Sussex wedding venue in a medieval castle.

All our venues are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, catering is available, and wow-factor is guaranteed. 

Start your future in Sussex’s picturesque past.

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Where will you say ‘I do’…?

Choose between our three beautiful historic Sussex wedding venues

Wedding at Anne of Cleves House

In the Sussex sun surrounded by the South Downs at Lewes Castle

Exchange your vows in the sunshine and treat your guests to panoramic views at one of Sussex’s few outdoor wedding venues. Book this romantic ruin fast – there’s only a limited number of exclusive use slots each year.

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Under Tudor beams at Anne of Cleves House in Lewes

Tie the knot under exposed beams and fairy lights in this charming timber-framed medieval house, fit for a Queen. An intimate venue with historic gardens that is steeped in history, it’s ideal for smaller weddings that want the wow factor.

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A perfect barn wedding on your own private island at Michelham Priory

Dance the night away under bunting and beams in our spectacular Elizabethan Great Barn. Set on its own private island, this spectacular Sussex wedding venue has a moat and romantic waterside gardens, plus a playground for children to let off steam.

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Why hold your wedding with Sussex Past?

Wedding wow factor – Our historic sites have the real wow factor. From the romantic ruins of Lewes Castle to the magical moat of Michelham Priory, your guests will be impressed

Picture perfect – Between the beautiful buildings and romantic grounds, you’ll be spoilt for choice for photos of your special day. Check out our Instagram page for wedding inspiration

A taste of Sussex – Our catering partners provides everything from private picnics to sumptuous banquets, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible

Personal support – You’ll be assigned a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help design your dream day and make things go smoothly

Exclusive hire – Celebrate, socialise and dine with peace of mind and privacy. Ask for exclusive hire to have the whole site to yourself and your wedding party

Outdoor wedding in Sussex – Michelham Priory and Lewes Castle are among only a handful of outdoor wedding venues in Sussex

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Mr & Mrs SWe would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff, for everything you did to make sure that our wedding ceremony and reception went so well and ran so smoothly and without a hitch. This meant that everyone could enjoy the occasion without worrying or getting stressed, which meant a lot to us. We believe that we speak for everyone when we say that the day was enjoyed and loved by all, many thanks for hosting our wedding at your beautiful castle.” Lewes Castle is an outdoor wedding venue in East Sussex
Mr & Mrs CA 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. An intimate wedding in Sussex at Anne of Cleves House
Mr & Mrs J“We just wanted to say a huge thank you. We had such a wonderful day! You and your staff were all so lovely and helpful, and everything seemed to go very smoothly, and for being so quick to respond to emails and answer questions etc. We both found you incredibly helpful, friendly and professional throughout the whole process, so thank you!” A wedding on a private island in Sussex countryside - Michelham Priory

Start planning your dream Sussex wedding

We can’t wait to host your perfect day in our picturesque Sussex wedding venues. Wedding dates are in high demand – especially for one of our limited exclusive-use dates at Lewes Castle each year. Enquire early to avoid disappointment.

Once you have agreed a date and chosen your venue, you’ll secure your dream day with a deposit of 25% to 50%, depending on the venue. Final payment is due 10 weeks before your big day. And, great news, payment plans are available so you can spread the cost.

Want to make further enquiries? Email our Weddings team at weddings@sussexpast.co.uk or click on the button below.



Sussex Wedding venues - The Prior's Chamber at Michelham Priory