£1700 - £1700 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
Unfortunately, we are temporarily closed due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. We are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch if you are interested in our beautiful venue.
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Limited availability offer
This beautiful regency styled house sits within extensive grounds and is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, one of only 12 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The current cost to hire this venue is £1,700.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Exclusive use
Day before set up available

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
I can tailor your menu to your exact requirements and prices will vary accordingly.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Eartham House is situated to the southern end of the hamlet of Eartham. The first reference to the establishment of a residence at Eartham was in 1743 when Thomas Hayley purchased a small estate from the heirs of Sir Robert Fag in order to build a house for his summer retirement. After his death in 1775, the house was occupied by his son William Hayley who was a poet. The House, which has been the home of Great Ballard School for the last forty years, is a magnificent country house set in 30 acres of glorious countryside. There are extensive views to the south coast and Chichester. The house still has many Regency features, but was extensively enlarged and remodeled by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, at the beginning of the twentieth century. Up to 140 guests can be seated in the house for dining in the elegant rooms. One of the rooms accommodates a dance floor. Canapes can be served in the adjoining conservatory. This venue offers a special day set against a romantic Regency backdrop.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan Quinn
Over 18 years, I have successfully catered for hundreds of weddings. These have been at The Great Barn at Dorset House (also known as Bury Manor Barn), Eartham House and many private receptions in people's gardens in West Sussex and Hampshire. My extensive wedding catering experience, coupled with my formal training at the Berkeley Hotel, The Westbury and the Groucho Club in London allows me to provide a professional and reliable service. I use locally sourced organic and free range produce.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Married in August 2019
January 2021
Wonderful wedding
Hi Susan, Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. Did you have a wedding yesterday? Thank you again SO much for helping us have such a wonderful wedding. Everyone was delighted with the food - we’re still having compliments. What’s the best address to reach you on? Speak soon, Lilly
Married in June 2016
January 2021
Gorgeous chocolate mousse
Hi Susan, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the lovely food we had on Saturday at the Verrall / Dalgleish wedding and for the efforts you went to to ensure my partner had an equally delicious meal catered to his allergies. He was very pleased - and I had a taste of his chocolate mousse dessert and it was gorgeous! Thanks again for catering for him so nicely. Kind regards,
Shelley and Charlotte
Married in April 2016
January 2021
Attentive staff
Hi Susan Thank you so much for Saturday. We had the best day and couldn't of asked for more. The food was excellent and our guests commented on how wonderful it was and the high quality of the canapés and the wedding meal. The waiting staff were superb and very attentive. Again the guests commented on the service. Your son was particularly attentive and looked after myself and Charlotte throughout the day. Thank you again for making our day so special. Many thanks again Shelley and Charlotte
Location & Contact Details


Eartham House , Eartham, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LR, England

Travel Notes

It is best to use Google maps and you will find us in the middle of the village

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

One couple grew all their own herbs for the table centrepiece. The smell was divine.

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

Make sure you know your budget

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

A couple grew all their own flowers and made their own candles.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, historic, relaxed, rural, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

At the top of the hill looking down towards the House.

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Carrot fritter

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Tea Huggers Good Night tea

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning views

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My food

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