Firle Place, stunning private estate in the heart of Sussex, is truly one of the most spectacular venues in the South East. With three locations within the venue to choose your wedding reception location, you have the choice of different options to suit you and your day best. Right next door is St Peters Church, where you can get married and walk through the gorgeous ground to your reception – better yet, check out Blue Door Barns, the venues associated accommodation option for the perfect start and finish to your weekend.
As one of the preferred caterers at the venue, we’re delighted to feature this wonderful venue on our list of the best venues in Sussex. Get in touch for information about the food and drinks options at this venue.
Firle Park is a stunning private estate and historic house set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. We offer a truly spectacular setting for wedding receptions with a wide range of options dependent on the individual size and style of the event. Choose from The Georgian Riding School and Croquet Lawns, a majestic listed building and adjacent grounds, or one of our unique marquee sites beautifully suited to those looking for this style of occasion. All weddings at Firle Place enjoy use of the grand driveway that winds up through the Firle Park, with parking for all guests on site.
St Peter’s Church hold weddings each year for village residents and regular church attendees. It’s possible for non-residents to use the church for blessing ceremonies if booked well in advance.
The beauty of a wedding at Firle is that couples have the freedom to design their wedding exactly as they wish for a truly bespoke occasion. Should you want to utilise our excellent, experienced and creative team to help with planning, coordination, management and styling, this can be discussed along with a range of additional services, should you require. Simply email or call us to arrange your private viewing and we can discuss the details in person.
Firle Place and the grounds are available for hire throughout the year.
Georgian Riding School: Up to 250 seated in the daytime
South Lawns: Dependant on marquee size
Herb Garden: Dependant on marquee size
Located next door to charming St Peters Church
Acres of land for games & outdoor activities
Ladies & Gentlemen Posh Portable Toilets
Bands & DJs Permitted
The Georgian Riding School
The Georgian Riding School at Firle Place is a stunning Grade 2* listed building located in the private grounds of the house. Its grand size and spectacular ceiling with exposed oak beams, make it a truly wonderful indoor space for weddings and parties for up to 250 guests (although it can be easily partitioned for smaller events). The Georgian Riding School sits just above the croquet lawns, Cherry Walk and lake and so couples who choose to hold their wedding here can also enjoy the stunning outside space that surrounds it. St Peter’s Church is situated right next door and so those booking a church wedding can just walk through to their venue after the service.
The Georgian Riding School is a beautiful, historic building for those looking for a unique indoor space but without losing the great charms of an outdoor wedding. It is an impressive building with rustic charm located deep within the Estate, so with a great sense of privacy. When booking the Georgian Riding School, guests can enjoy reception drinks on the croquet lawns situated beside the lake and so are able to drink up the magical surroundings. This spot also includes use of the breathtaking driveway through the Park and parking for all guests.
The South Lawns & Dell Gardens
The private gardens of Lord and Lady Gage are tucked behind the stunning stately home with views of the whole Estate. Guests arrive at the gated entrance to the house itself which leads on to the breathtaking South Lawns. This site also has a beautiful, private walled garden called The Dell complete with a 16th century thatched dairy cottage, lawned terrace and wild flower meadow, ideal for reception drinks. Majestic stone steps or a daisy-strewn, wild-orchid walkway, lead back down to The South Lawns – a totally private space overlooked by The South Downs and Firle Place itself.
The private gardens are perfect for couples looking for an elegant, show-stopping setting for their wedding, with the historic house itself as the backdrop. This location includes the use of the breathtaking driveway through the Park and private parking for all guests.
The Herb Garden
Firle Place Herb Garden is an 18th century walled garden with adjacent fruit orchard, which has been lovingly restored by Lady Gage to provide a dreamy, romantic setting for wedding receptions. It is an abundance of colour and fragrance throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Enter the Herb Garden from an enchanting woodland walkway beside the lake or by a gate from St Peter’s Church. Guests can wander the flower strewn walkways, drink in hand, and then move through to the orchard which provides space for a marquee for wedding breakfast and party
Couples who are looking for a rustic, bohemian feel but still want the glamour and romance of Firle Place’s impressive grounds will love this venue. This spot includes the use of the breathtaking driveway through the Park and private parking for all guests.The Herb Garden can also be booked as an extra for couples booking The Georgian Riding School as a wonderful spot for photographs and drinks.
Like what you’ve seen? We’d be delighted to be part of your event. Get in touch with us now to find out more, ask questions, book a meeting or viewing and get plans underway!