Balcombe Place

£11,200 - £18,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 350
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Balcombe Place is the perfect example of a large country house set within stunning grounds, with far-reaching views of the South Downs. Balcombe Place is a property to be envied and desired.
Balcombe Place Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
March you can hire the house for the whole weekend or just for the day. From April - December there is a minimum two-night stay. For the day: Access the day before from 3 pm to 5 pm Access on your wedding day from 8 am Bed and breakfast for you both with check out at 11 am 13 additional en-suite bedrooms are available Tables and chairs for your wedding breakfast (max. 144) Glassware and the Balcombe Place Drinks Team For the weekend: Access from 1 pm Friday to 11 am Sunday 7 en-suite bedrooms and house meals for 14 guests 7 additional en-suite bedrooms are available Tables and chairs for your wedding breakfast (max. 144) Glassware and the Balcombe Place Drinks Team All luxury linens, delicious toiletries, logs, and more are included for both options and a full complimentary document is available on request. Please note that we only accept one wedding per month from October - December, inclusive.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted
Guest accommodation included
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Balcombe Place Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Asian Catering

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Balcombe Place Full Description
Balcombe Place is a beautiful private country house wedding venue set within its own stunning grounds with breathtaking views of the South Downs and its own private drive. With its spacious interior and landscaped grounds, stylish décor and fantastic location, Balcombe Place is the perfect choice for couples looking for old-style country charm with something a little bit different. The house can host traditional fairy tale weddings or wild eccentric parties – or a little of both! It is a truly flexible setting with no hard and fast rules, therefore is designed to become your home from home and down to you how you use the space. With a range of talented suppliers at your fingertips, a healthy dose of creativity and the support of the Balcombe Place team, you can create the day you’ve always dreamed of. Balcombe Place has six stunning reception rooms, three of which are licensed for cilvil ceremonies. There is plenty of space within the formal gardens, all exclusively yours and ready for our style! Not only does this mean the gorgeous features can be your back drop but you can also play some croquet or even giant jenga on the lawn! We are able to cater for numbers ranging 10 - 120 guests seated together in one room and space for up to 350 people for your reception or evening party. You can have 350 all day if you wish with the use of a marquee on the lawn. When booking you will have full access to Balcombe’s very own Little Black Book of suppliers, including everything from talented caterers to entertainers and florists, equipping you with everything you need to design your perfect day within this spectacular space. You will also benefit from the services of a Coordinator who will be on-hand to offer advice, help with planning and timings and generally offer that sometimes much-needed support. While you will have total flexibility to plan a day that is utterly unique to you, you won’t be left to organise it alone! Balcombe Place will offer

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma
Firstly, I must say a HUGE congratulations! How exciting to be embarking on one of the most exciting journeys. I do hope Balcombe Place will tickle your fancy, I know I am biased but it really is the most extraordinary house. Come and meet us, talk us through your ideas, and then let us do all the hard work! Happy venue hunting, talk to you soon. Xx


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jamie & Louisa
Happy couple married in April
June 2023
The perfect wedding venue
It’s difficult to find the superlatives to underline just how great Balcombe Place was for our wedding weekend at the end of April this year. It really delivered on absolutely every level possible and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue, for not only our big day but for the entire weekend. It genuinely made the whole experience extra special. First of all, a special thanks to our superb coordinator, Grace. From our first visit to the day itself, Grace was extremely friendly and professional. She was a constant source of calm and levelheadedness in guiding our decision making throughout the planning and on the day itself. She kept everything ticking in the background whilst keeping a low profile. The day went ahead without a hitch and that was in a large part thanks to her efforts and expert coordination! The house staff were super efficient, friendly and always happy to help. As for the time spent there outside of the actual wedding, the meals were absolutely superb, both plentiful and high quality. We particularly appreciated how flexible they were with our quite chaotic eating/living arrangements. As we were a group of 30 including 11 children between the ages of 2 and 12, things were quite manic at times with toys strewn all over the place. But the staff, Grace and owner Fo were all so patient and understanding. They went above and beyond to accommodate all of our needs and it contributed to all of the guests having such a great weekend. So much so, in fact, that one family member has gone so far as to say that it was one of the best weekends of their lives! The accommodation rooms were extremely comfortable and spacious with beautiful interior, each room having its own sense of individuality. As mentioned, our guests ranged from the age of 2 to 72, and all were equally comfortable and catered for! Finally, and probably most importantly, the grounds and house itself are truly quite breathtaking and make for an incredible backdrop and home for the day. The need for extra decoration is minimal thanks to the stunning architecture; from the grand wooden arches in the main hall to the show-stealing marble fireplace in the ceremony room. Quite frankly, it’s the perfect wedding venue. Thank you so much Grace, Fo and the whole Balcombe place team. You contributed so much to our big day and made it everything we’d ever hoped it would be and more. Anyone considering it as their wedding venue shouldn’t think twice, get your booking in whilst you can!
Francesca & Ross
Happy couple married in June
October 2022
So glad we found this special venue
Cannot begin to explain how perfect of a day we had for our wedding at Balcombe Place. From our first visit until the Sunday after we were treated amazingly. Grace was an absolute dream to work with. She was so helpful on the day without being overbearing, it was so lovely to have it all come together and feel like she was genuinely invested in our special day and making sure everything went smoothly. Everyone who attended has continued to message us to say how brilliant of a day it was and how beautiful the venue was. So glad we found this special venue. It really feels like such an intimate weekend when you get to stay at the house and have the family team from Balcombe.
Magella & Michael
Happy couple married in May
October 2022
It exceeded every hope & expectation we had
It is difficult to find the words to leave a review that gives this venue, and all of those who work there, the credit it/they deserve! Our wedding here, and whole experience with Balcombe Place, exceeded every hope and expectation we had for our day. Right from the beginning Emma and the team at BP were an absolute dream to deal with. They genuinely went above and beyond to make everything we wanted for our day happen with ease, and made the whole processes indescribably less stressful! With these guys' help I really didn't find the wedding planning process stressful or difficult. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning, and you really feel like it is yours and your guests' for the whole weekend. Shrimpy is a genius in the kitchen! All of our house meals were completely delicious to the point that all of our house guests were going up for seconds (and thirds)! Absolutely amazing accommodating one of my bridesmaids who has a lot of very sever allergies, and also some vegan and GF guests we had too. Emma, as she did the whole way through the year-and-a-bit run up to our wedding day, totally saved the day on so many different occasions when we were unsure about something or nervous. She coordinated with all of the suppliers and showed me and the bridal party what to do on the day, took care of all of the music and everything else! I had a million and one questions for Emma so regularly but never once were we made to feel like anything was too much trouble or a silly question, even though some definitely were! A huge number of our wedding guests commented that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and the most beautiful venue. I could not recommend Balcombe Place, Emma and the rest of the team there highly enough - thank you so much to all of you!
Rebecca & George
Happy couple married in April
October 2022
We cannot recommend Balcombe Place highly enough
Balcombe was the first venue we visited back in 2020 and both instantly fell in love. It had absolutely everything that we were looking for to host the most important day of our lives. From the perfect bedrooms to get ready in the morning, the stunning rooms for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast, to the gorgeous grounds which we just knew would be the perfect backdrop for our reception drinks and couple photos - Balcombe simply had it all! We have had so many compliments from all our guests at how wonderful the day was, and we want to thank you Emma and Grace so much for all the effort and energy you put into making the day a success. Emma, from the first day we met her was so friendly and welcoming, her knowledge, advice and positivity was inspiring and we knew that we were in the perfect hands for planning our big day. The support with postponing due the covid pandemic was much appreciated. Grace's energy and friendliness was just amazing and it really did feel like we had another friend by our sides willing us to have the best possible day. At every moment it felt like you had everything under control and neither of us had any doubts that everything was going to run as smoothy as we had dreamed. We cannot recommend Balcombe Place highly enough to every potential bride and groom as their wedding venue!
Alice & Charlie
Happy couple married in April
October 2022
We could not fault them
We were lucky enough to have our wedding at Balcombe Place in April 2022. It was truly stunning and the dreamiest of venues. We initially viewed the venue prior to 2nd lockdown and Emma & Fo kindly allowed us to visit at very short notice before lockdown. It took our breath away from the first moment and we knew this was the venue. No other venues compared. The Balcombe Place package is so unique and every BP Bride will know but its just so magical staying in the house for the entire weekend. The BP Chef and all involved behind the scenes are all amazing and the food was epic throughout the weekend. Fo has restored this beautiful house and we just loved her personal family story with the house. Emma & Grace were the most amazing help throughout the process- they are absolutely wonderful & make the day run so smoothly. Everyone involved at Balcombe Place was amazing and we would strongly recommend BP for all brides if you want the most unique, exclusive & stunning house/grounds for your wedding weekend. We could not fault them- Emma & Grace were impeccably organised, communicated so effectively & made life so much easier in the wedding planning process. Thank you to you all for everything you did for our wedding!
Kezia & Bradley
Happy couple married in March
October 2022
It took our breath away
We chose Balcombe Place for our wedding venue - it took our breath away from the minute we saw it and our guests had exactly the same reaction when they arrived on the day. A key point for us when we were searching for the perfect wedding venue was that we wanted a house that was grand and characterful rather than stuffy and old. It’s a hard line to tread but Balcombe Place does it perfectly. If you’re looking to have a civil ceremony but still want the grandeur of a church, then this is the venue for you - the Drawing Room with the beautiful marble fireplace is stunning and created a real wow factor for our guests, especially with flowers adorning the top. We loved having the house for an entire weekend too, it meant that close family and friends could arrive on the Friday, settle in and truly enjoy the day on Saturday (and a good hangover-curing cooked breakfast on the Sunday!). The Music Room was perfect for our wedding breakfast and evening reception. With beautiful wood panelling, a tall ceiling and huge bay window, light streamed in during our speeches and it felt truly magical. It’s a sizeable room but also not overwhelmingly so, this meant that the breakfast still felt intimate and got the party going with everyone dancing together in the evening. We knew that by choosing a date in March we may have been subject to some miserable British weather, however we had a mini heatwave (19 degrees!) which absolutely made our day. We had drinks and canapes on the lawn and patio in brilliant sunshine. The team were fabulous at pivoting plans and shifting service from inside to out without batting an eye. We had our photographs in the grounds of Balcombe Place and made the most of the magnolia tree that came into blossom on the exact weekend of our wedding! Grace was such an incredible person to work with whilst planning our wedding at Balcombe Place. Her attention to detail and dedication to ensuring that our day was as perfect as it could be, both in the lead up and on the day itself, was wonderful. Her calming and joyful presence was perfect for wedding morning nerves and evening celebrations. It was a pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and considered lady; she is a true testament to the team and to the bright future of Balcombe Place. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without her! Overall, Balcombe Place was the most magical venue for our wedding. The team was incredible, everything ran smoothly and it meant that we could enjoy the day and soak up every minute.
Balcombe Place Location & Contact Details


Balcombe Place, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6QJ, England

Travel Notes

From Balcombe village, follow the road towards Haywards Heath. Coming out of the village once you go into the national speed limit, look out for North Lodge on your left (will be in front of you as the main road veers to the right) At the gate use the arrows on the intercom to find Balcombe Place then press the call button.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23 J10A

Nearest Train Station

Balcombe or Haywards Heath

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Balcombe Place?


What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process and don't get weighed down by the thousands of little things.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Table names that relate to the couples relationship - Understated cuteness!

Describe Balcombe Place in 5 adjectives

Unique. Unrivalled. Secret. Luxurious. Home.

Where’s the best photo spot at Balcombe Place?

In front of the view over the viaduct, or the marble fireplace, or the staircase, or the bay windows.... It's hard to pick just one.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Balcombe Place?

Not from our generation, back in the day the who's who of high society came to Balcombe Place to party - As the same family still own the property, we can't name names.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with goats cheese.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese, with wine. There is a theme developing here!

What is Balcombe Place most unique feature?

The fabulous fireplace in every room and the really exclusive exclusive use aspect!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The unrivalled support offered by the events team to every couple and the unique character and history of the building.

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