Cowdray House Wedding Photography & Events

        Situated in West Sussex, Cowdray House is a spectacular country house wedding venue set in beautiful grounds. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several weddings here in different seasons, and it’s been a joy to see how the gardens change at different times of the year.

        Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the lawn, surrounded by 110 acres of private gardens. Indoors Buck Hall is a stunning space for a wedding ceremony and to have your wedding breakfast. It’s a very grand hall but also feels warm and welcoming. I love the warm tones of the walls and the fact that the room can be styled in so many different ways. Cowdray House also has luxury rooms for the wedding guests that wish to stay. The bridal suite is filled with beautiful natural light and has plenty of space for all your bridesmaids or groomsmen to get ready.


        How long have you been functioning as a wedding venue?

        Cowdray House has been functioning as a wedding venue for 5 years.

        Tell me about your favourite wedding last season?

        The Argent wedding – a large Jewish wedding where they personalised the venue with mountains of fresh flowers and had a traditional Jewish ceremony. Alternatively, the couple that had an amazing roaming band who performed during the wedding breakfast amongst the tables and guests got so into it, everyone was clearly having the best time ever. Good vibes.

        What makes Cowdray House unique?

        It doesn’t feel like a venue, it feels like you are at home. We deliver a five-star service with a relaxed and personal approach that makes guests feel as though they are in their own home.

        How many guests can you accommodate during the wedding day?

        150 for a seated wedding breakfast, with room for more in the evening for dancing.

        How many guests can stay on-site?

        The bedrooms at Cowdray House sleep 46 people. There is also Lodge and Cottage accommodation nearby bringing the total to 75 people.

        What’s included when a couple books your venue for their wedding?

        Exclusive hire of Cowdray House and 110 – acres of surrounding gardens and parkland. (This includes all downstairs reception rooms plus 22 double ensuite bedrooms)

        How do you help couples customise their wedding?

        We are very flexible and allow couples to design their day, their way. 

        How far out should a couple pay a deposit to secure their wedding day?

        If the couple chooses to hold their wedding at Cowdray House, we recommend that they place their deposit down immediately to secure the chosen date, especially as Cowdray House only host a limited number of weddings per year.

        What do you have planned for the future?

        To host further incredible weddings, celebrations and events.

        What’s one interesting fact about Cowdray House?

        The current Lord and Lady lived at Cowdray House as little as 8 years ago.  Cowdray House also has a private bowling alley.


        Indoor Ceremony Capacity:

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        Outdoor Ceremony Capacity:

        Licensed for Marriage: Yes

        Exclusivity: Yes

        Late Licence:

        Accommodation: Yes

        Pets Welcome:

        Real Weddings at Cowdray House

        If you are planning to hold your wedding celebrations at Cowdray House, please do get in touch!