Cowdray House is an exclusive country house wedding venue nestled amid 110 acres of picturesque Capability Brown-designed parklands on the historic Cowdray Estate in West Sussex. Cowdray boasts opulent wedding spaces, 22 individually designed en-suite guest rooms, luxury facilities, and pristinely manicured gardens.
Perfectly placed in the picturesque rolling hills of South Downs National Park, on a sprawling 16,000-acre estate, you'll find Cowdray House. This magnificent country house wedding venue dates back to the mid-19th century and is brimming with historic charm and timeless elegance. Weddings here are exclusive, luxurious and seamless affairs, with all the finer details taken care of by Cowdray's experienced team of staff.
Whether you're envisioning an intimate wedding or an extravagant weekend-long celebration, Cowdray House's dedicated wedding coordinator will ensure everything runs smoothly for your special day. From designing a bespoke wedding package to finalising exquisite menu options, they'll be there every step of the way to assist with planning and deliver a truly personalised and seamless experience.
As Cowdray House is an exclusive hire wedding venue, you'll have access to the entire house and its luxury facilities for the duration of your stay. Features include 22 individually designed en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bowling alley, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and a helipad. Across the wider estate, over 70 guests can be accommodated in various cottages, lodges and restored heritage-listed houses.
“Cowdray House is the most fantastic and beautiful venue to have a wedding. We just got married here on 19th March 2022, and we can't thank the Cowdray team enough. The house is beautifully clean, and all members of the Cowdray team are so friendly and professional.” - Louise G.
Cowdray House offers an array of elegant ceremony and reception spaces for your West Sussex wedding:
- Buck Hall: Boasting many original features, the magnificent Buck Hall offers a grand setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions at Cowdray House. This spectacular space can host 150 seated guests and features a soaring vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, warm terracotta walls, and an impressive open fireplace.
- Dining Room: The opulent wood-panelled Dining Room is the perfect place to dance the night away with your loved ones at Cowdray House. This intimate space can also host seated dining events for up to 80 guests.
- Summer Pavilion: The lovely Summer Pavilion boasts stunning views over the South Downs, offering a picturesque spot to exchange vows at Cowdray House. The pavilion can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.
Highlights of Cowdray House West Sussex weddings:
- Exclusive use of the house and 110 acres of picturesque gardens and parkland
- Opulent reception rooms for wedding celebrations
- Bespoke wedding packages tailored specifically to your vision and budget
- Exceptional service from a dedicated team of staff
- 22 luxuriously appointed double en-suite bedrooms for indulgent overnight stays
- Wide range of guest accommodation options across the estate, including lodges, cottages and restored heritage-listed houses
- Exquisite menus featuring meat, game and produce sourced from Cowdray land
- Option to bring in approved external caterers
“Cowdray House is a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography. The bedrooms are gorgeous for those 'getting ready' shots, the grounds are stunning, and Buck Hall is a gorgeous room for your ceremony and reception. If you are considering Cowdray House for your wedding, we highly recommend you book!” - Paige P.