Boship Lions Farm Hotel

£50 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
45 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A Country House Hotel set in 17 acres of grounds. The perfect Wedding Venue with two licensed ceremony room and capacity for 100 seated. Additional facilities include, outdoor pool & tennis court!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Exclusive Use of the Boship Lions Farm Hotel gives you the blissful private enjoyment of our 17 acres of grounds & gardens, farm land and animals. Such as Oscar the Ostrich, Llama’s, Rhea & Sheep. You will also have full use of our Tudor Bar with roaring open log fire place, naturally lit restaurant our lounge and all our ceremony & function rooms. A little private world all to yourselves including 16 fully refurbished premier bedrooms, 28 classic bedrooms and the wedding suite
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We don’t like to restrict the wedding couple when it comes to packages! So we have created three packages (Please see our brochure for more details) based on what we have found our couples generally like to have but please do ask if there is something a little different or unique you are looking for. We love the challenge! Don’t forget if you’re getting married and having the Reception at the Boship there most likely isn’t the need for a Wedding Car, We have a selection of trikes and a golf buggy which we are more than happy to transport you around the hotel in
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Based in the East Sussex country side The Boship Lions Farm Hotel has many unique features, including a variety of wildlife, 3 lakes, and 17 acres of well maintained gardens. As well as an experienced Wedding Coordinator available throughout the day you will also be supplied with team members specially trained for weddings. With function rooms able to cater for small and intimate or much larger weddings up to 200 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast there's plenty of space for all of your friends and family. Our new General Manager Stuart joined the team in November 2019 and has already made sweeping changes to improve the Boship Lions Farm Hotels Wedding offerings. He has taken on-board a hugely experienced and successful local Chef who has updated all of the food offerings. He has a passion for fresh and local! The photo opportunists at the Boship are truly unique....... Be it a photo with Oscar the Ostrich or one of his pals the Alpacas! Or around our pond at night perfectly all lit up to capture that truly magical picture.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stuart Burridge
First & foremost CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!!!!!! Taking the first steps in pulling all the different parts of your wedding together can be a taunting task, I am currently doing it myself! but we are here to help. Not only are we a venue where we look after all the food, beverage, staffing and general logistics but we have a wealth of local suppliers that we can recommend to you. Thank you for thinking of us here at the Boship and please do get in touch!!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jodie & Ashley
Happy couple Married on September
February 2021
A dream come true wedding
Couldn’t have asked for such a special day. Under the circumstances we were in, Stuart and the team made such an effort to pull out all the stops. A special shout out to Stuart the Manager, he worked so hard and made our dream of getting married come true. The venue was brilliant, great resources, staff were excellent and the food was sublime. Couldn’t recommend the team and the venue enough. Thank you
Cassie and James
Happy couple Married on March
March 2017
Absolutely perfect from start to finish
The day was absolutely perfect from start to finish!! So thank you ever so much!!
Lauren and Aaron
Happy couple Married on October
March 2017
Our wedding was a dream come true!
Our wedding was a dream come true and we couldn't have done it without the hard work from the team at Boship Lions Hotel. Our day was amazing with no problems and all fun! The food was delicious and the hospitality was warm and welcoming. We cannot thank Francesca and the rest of the team enough for all their hard work on the day and in all the months before. Thank you doesn't even begin to say how grateful we are xx
Katy and Steve
Happy couple Married on September
March 2017
Fabulous setting for our wedding day!
The Boship hotel was a fabulous setting for our wedding day. The staff and events coordinator were brilliant. All our guests were waited on hand and foot and honestly, nothing was too much trouble. The support we received before, after and during our event was fantastic. Thank you to each and every one of you for making our day truly beautiful.
Sara and Ricky
Happy couple Married on September
March 2017
We both had such an amazing day!
We both had such an amazing day! The day went so fast but we enjoyed every moment! Beautiful venue and a lot of stunning photo opportunities. We are over the moon with all our photos from our wedding day at the Boship Lions Farm Hotel. Many thanks Sara & Ricky Hedger
Sarah and Daniel
Happy couple Married on August
March 2017
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much you were amazing and we couldn't have done it without you. We'll leave you some reviews. Thank you again xxx
Location & Contact Details


Lower Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4AT, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

What a difficult question to answer! Having hosted so many different types & styles of weddings. I would say the best are generally the ones that take exclusive use of the hotel as the Wedding couple & guests feel totally at ease and relaxed and can really let their hair down knowing it is only their family and friends around. It is also always great fun when there are lots of kids at the wedding. As we turn the lounge around so that when it starts to get late, the kids all go and get in their PJ's, bring their duvets from their bedrooms and have a mini sleep over with a movie and hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows.

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

Relax & enjoy the journey, it will get stressful from time to time but don't get bogged down with that. We are here to help as much as you need us to. Make sure you enjoying the planning stage as much as you will enjoy the big day! On the big day make sure to take time out for just the two of you! 5 minutes here and there to have a quiet couple moment and recall what has happened during the day.

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

We have had loads, one that is firmly at the forefront of my mind is a Groom secretly arranged to have his brides horse brought to the hotel. The horse was waiting outside the ceremony room and was the first thing she saw after the ceremony. There were lots of tears of joy! Then photos with the bride on the horse and all the kids loved it

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quaint, Rustic, Welcoming, Relaxing, Quality

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the bridge over the lake or with Oscar the Ostrich! During lockdown we have made lots of additions to the hotel grounds including some great photo spots

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

No, but Rag & Bone Man is on the guest list for one of our upcoming weddings

What’s your favourite canapé?

We update our canape menu regularly but I do like it when chef puts the Cumberland sausage and mustard mash canape on the menu

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

One wedding had fire spinners and they arranged a hot chocolate cocktail to keep everyone warm while they were outside watching

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Variety of animals including Reah's, Emu's, Llamas, Alpacas, Sheep and Ducks

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Team, with out a doubt! they work tirelessly to ensure your special day is perfect!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne