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Set in the heart of West Sussex, the wild botanical gardens of Wakehurst are a unique backdrop for a memorable event.


Wakehurst in Sussex is an idyllic setting for you to celebrate your wedding with your loved ones. 

Nestled in 500 acres, Kew’s wild botanic gardens will provide you with endless photo opportunities ranging from the picturesque English Walled Garden, temperate woodlands of the world or magical reflections on the lakes.

Steeped in history, our 16th Century Mansion is simply stunning and is sure to impress you and your wedding guests.  With views across our sweeping lawns and waterlily pond, you will feel like Lord and Lady of the Estate nestled in this picturesque setting.  The Dining Room, Gallery and Library inside the Mansion feature wood panelled walls, ornate fireplaces, and beautiful sculptured ceilings.  Creating a grand and historic backdrop to your special day, providing wonderful photo opportunities.

Alternatively, our perfectly groomed Croquet lawn is the ideal foundation for a marquee.  With the capacity to seat up to 200 guests the setting is quintessentially charming.  With a range of marquees available from our exclusive suppliers we will be delighted to liaise with you on your individual requirements and design a bespoke package to cater for your exact needs and dreams.

Finally, our striking and contemporary displays housed in the Millennium Seed Bank ‘glasshouse’ offers a globally unique setting for a drinks and canape reception or evening reception.

Our dedicated in-house caterers, Graysons, have creativity, quality of food, and excellent service at the heart of everything they do.  Their passion to inspire and deliver exceptional events will make your experience at Wakehurst a truly memorable one.  Whether a formal sit-down wedding breakfast or something more relaxed and informal, Graysons will work with you to individually tailor a wedding that reflects you as a couple.  Whether its Pimms on the lawns and garden games or Mulled wine and mince pies, we can celebrate with you whatever the season.

For further information please contact the Events Team at Wakehurst wakehursthire@graysonsvenues.com


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Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 - based on 1 reviews

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by on Thu, 21st March, 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful day at Wakehurst. The team went above and beyond to ensure everything ran swimmingly well. All our guests were so impressed with the beautiful setting of Wakehurst's gardens and woodlands. We got some amazing photos and couldn't fault the day one bit! Would definitely recommend Wakehurst as the place to book for your wedding or ... Read More