Can we get married at West Dean Gardens?
We can host blessings in the Gardens. Guests can choose any part of the gardens to host their blessing. West Dean Parish Church is adjacent to the gardens for Church services. Please contact them directly for more information.
(Please note there is no bad weather alternative for blessings hosted in the Gardens)
How many guests can you cater for?
A marquee reception can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Is your wedding venue exclusive?
The gardens will be open to the public until 5pm. There may be other events taking place within the College and grounds after this time, however, we have found people are very respectful when weddings are taking place. We only do one wedding per weekend, and the lawn area you hire is exclusively yours.
Is there accommodation at the venue?
There is no accommodation available for guests on site. Please see local recomended accommodation.
Is a marquee included in the hire?
The hire price does not include marquee or tipi hire, however we do have a recommended list of suppliers who have worked at West Dean before.
Yes, there is a car park on the main drive, cars can be left overnight and collected by 10am the following day.
If you require a taxi, please see our listed for recommended suppliers.
What time does the party finish?
In order to conform with our premises licence, all music must cease by 23:00 and taxis should be booked to arrive by 23:30. Guests must have left by midnight.
Yes, biodegradable confetti is allowed.
Unfortunately fireworks are not allowed at West Dean due to noise restrictions.
Can we come and visit your venue?
We will be delighted to show you around, viewings are by appointment only please contact us make an appointment.
I have another question, what can I do?
If you have any further questions then please get in touch with us at [email protected]