When we say perfect, we really mean perfect – according to just one of their happy couples. A wedding celebration at Ashdown Park Hotel provides the ultimate, ever-lasting memory. The picturesque rolling hills of the East Sussex countryside offer stunning views and with 186 acres of rolling lawns, lakes and woodland it’s unrivalled in its beauty. The quintessentially English, charming mansion house is set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, the well-loved home of Pooh Bear.
Ashdown Park is perfect for your wedding dream Whether you want an elegant indoor setting or the natural beauty of the outdoors, they’ve got you covered. They’re fully licensed for civil ceremonies and their attention to detail is top-notch. From great food and wine to a dedicated expert team, every couple is assured a fantastic experience.
The Richard Towneley Suite is a sympathetically converted former chapel featuring vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows that bathe the room in colourful light. Designed by famous 19th century Irish stained-glass artist, Harry Clarke, these spectacular windows were made with 35 shades of blue panes to create shimmering shafts of light in the room. The suite is over two levels: ceremonies can take place in the John Haywood room downstairs and receptions can be enjoyed in the Harry Clarke room upstairs which is perfect for lavish banquets. With the original church organ and wedding bells The Richard Towneley Suite creates the most magical backdrop to your romantic day.
Outside The Summer House stands on the manicured lawns overlooking the lake. This unique setting is perfect for an intimate, more relaxed ceremony for you to exchange vows. Reception drinks are also available on the lawn providing the opportunity for the most fantastic photographs. The Summer House pairs well with The Richard Towneley Suite for a wonderful reception banquet.
Henry Smart is a licensed ceremony room for between 40 and 70 guests, named after another architect responsible for the creation of the chapel. This room can also host receptions and has its own private outdoor terrace.
Wedding breakfasts can be savoured in the Lady Brassey Room, an elegantly decorated space in keeping with the grand history of the hotel mansion, perfect for up to 70 guests.
For smaller affairs of between 10 and 40 guests, the Jacob Henniker Room is a perfect choice for your ceremony. It is also suitable as a private breakfast room for you and your guests the morning after your wedding. Another intimate room is the Richard De Wych, with beautiful views across the grounds and lake. It accommodates between 10 and 16 guests.
Both outdoor garden areas are licensed for ceremonies: The Secret Garden is a beautiful natural space for special moments when you just want a little more privacy. The Walled Garden is protected from the elements and wildlife in order to preserve the plants and, subsequently, blooms stunning colourful flowers from spring to autumn, creating a magical backdrop for photographs.
Ashdown Park Hotel has recently expanded its wedding offerings and now has a whole range of new packages nicely gift wrapped to suit every need. From elopements to vow renewals, Ashdown Park Hotel can accommodate. Wedding packages are customisable to suit your preferences with a wide array of add-ons to create the day you have always wanted, right down to the last elegant detail. If you’re unsure about what you want, they’re happy to help you plan.
With 106 luxury bedrooms, you are in for a comfortable stay. Each is unique and luxuriously furnished. Each suite is named and distinctly decorated for the different species of tree you can find in the Ashdown Forest. Each comes with a selection of Molton Brown toiletries.
The Country Club & Spa is a short stroll from the hotel and the perfect haven to relax and refresh yourself throughout your special occasion. Indulge in the heated pool, spa bath, massage therapies and beauty and body treatments. Keep active in the air-conditioned gymnasium, on the all-weather tennis courts or 18-hole, par 3 golf course.
Dine in the award winning 2 AA Rosette Anderida Restaurant or relax in The Forest Brasserie, at the Country Club, for a delightful experience with views across the golf course.
If you fancy a quick escape to your honeymoon after your celebrations, Ashdown Park Hotel is only a 20-minute car journey from Gatwick Airport.
Here’s just a few of the many testimonials the property has recently received “We were completely relaxed knowing the incredible team had everything in hand.” – Tara & Chris
“The venue is beautiful, has such character and we had the most wonderful day that we will treasure forever.” – Colm & Helen
“When we say perfect, we really mean perfect.” – Jenkins & Thompson