£10000 - £25000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
22 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Cowdray House is available for exclusive-use hire for weddings. Nestled in the West Sussex countryside on the 16,000 acre Cowdray Estate it is the perfect venue for your special day.
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Exclusive hire of Cowdray House and gardens from 10am on the day of your wedding to 10am the following day. Your guests will be able to enjoy all of the facilities at the House including bowling, tennis, swimming etc. The venue hire also includes our 22 double en-suite bedrooms at the House and a continental breakfast for all guests on the morning after the wedding. We can also organise late check out or an additional night should you wish to.
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
12:00 PM


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bowling Alley, indoor and outdoor pools, helipad, tennis court, and multiple reception rooms

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Whether you are looking to host an intimate gathering for 15 guests or a larger reception for up to 150, you will find a truly spectacular venue coupled with all the warmth of a family home at Cowdray House. Buck Hall with its vaulted ceiling, arched minstrels gallery and splendid fireplace takes centre stage at the heart of the house, and is ideally suited for the wedding breakfast. Drinks receptions can be held on the manicured croquet lawn with far reaching views of the South Downs or in two elegant reception rooms – the Library and Drawing Room – which open onto the front terrace. Buck Hall, the wood-panelled Dining Room, and the Summer Pavilion are all licensed for civil ceremonies. The house has 22 lavish bedrooms – each individually designed with opulent bathrooms with stunning views across the 110-acres of private gardens and parkland. Additional accommodation is available at the Lodge, which can accommodate 16 guests, and four pretty holiday cottages that sleep 13. In addition to this are two recently refurbished luxury holiday cottages, Challens Yarde and Apsley Cottage. Guests can enjoy the amazing facilities when staying at Cowdray House including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bowling alley and tennis court. There is also the opportunity to make use of the activities on the wider Estate from a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, to fly fishing for brown trout on the River Rother, wildlife tours and clay pigeon shooting. Cowdray is the home of British polo and the sport is played throughout the summer months. Lessons and tickets to polo matches can also be arranged.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Jacqui & Andrew
Married in July 2022
August 2022
What a wonderful day we had!
Just a quick message to say what a wonderful day we had on Saturday. We couldn't have asked for more. We were so pleased we could get married in such a beautiful setting and the weather was kind to us too. Your staff were absolutely amazing, they couldn't do enough for us and worked really hard to make our day go exactly as we wanted it to. I was bowling in my wedding dress at 2am!! A really wonderful day. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff, we were genuinely very sad when it was all over but have some wonderful memories.
Zara & Ged
Married in July 2022
August 2022
Such an amazing venue
A huge thank you to both yourself and your team to making our weekend so very special. It is such an amazing venue and been allowed you use it as though it is home is something very special. The level of help and support to ensure that Ged and I had the most amazing weekend was awesome so thank you so much.
Holly & Lewis
Married in May 2022
August 2022
We felt incredibly well looked after
A huge thank you for making our day at Cowdray so perfect. We felt incredibly well looked after from the very beginning which made the whole process so relaxing and enjoyable – two things I was worried don’t normally happen at your own wedding. Cowdray House truly was a spectacular venue one which will forever be treated in our memories. Thank you for everything you all made it so perfect.
Jessica & Tom
Married in May 2022
August 2022
We had the most incredible time
Thank you both so much! Honestly we had the most incredible time and you have both been wonderful, as has everyone at Cowdray that we've had the pleasure of meeting.
Andrew & Sheila
Married in April 2022
August 2022
Cowdray will be a memory we enjoy forever
A massive thank you to you and the whole Cowdray team for your amazing support yesterday and in the run up. You guys really did make the difference in elevating proceedings to an exceptional level, all the guests staying at the house noted this too. Really appreciate you making our special day so incredible and Cowdray will be a memory we enjoy forever.
Ruben & Nikyta
Married in April 2022
August 2022
The most magical day
Ruben and I truly had the most magical day thanks to the Cowdray House team, we can not stop speaking about how amazing our experience was. Everything ran so smoothly and Erin was absolutely amazing!! The Cowdray House is truly a special venue. We wish we could repeat the entire day again. We will for sure be back.
Location & Contact Details


Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AY, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A3, A272 and the M27

Nearest Train Station

Petersfield, Haslemere and Pulborough

Nearest Airport

1 Hour from London Airports

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues