£1700 - £1700 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
10% Off
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.
What is included in this pricing:
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Minimum numbers apply
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Features & Capacity


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

Food and Drink

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


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

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 remodelled by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, at the beginning of the twentieth century. Up to 100 guests can be seated in the Dining Room and adjoining conservatory. 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
Victoria and Steven
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
Beautiful venue, wonderful food
Hi Susan We had such an amazing day, thank you so much. I’m happy for you to share any of my comments in the email by the way. But it was an absolutely lovely day and I think Eartham House is a rare find, so many of our guests commented on how lovely the building was and while we were setting up Mark and the lady on reception were just so helpful and kind. The food was great too and your staff were wonderful on the day, they were super friendly and both my sister and I found the young man with short brown hair (sorry I didn’t catch his name) to be particularly helpful, he was great 👍🏼 Beautiful venue, wonderful food and the staff just made the whole day perfect and it’s been a pleasure to work with you, you accommodated every idea we had and helped us to organise just the most wonderful day so thank you. Thanks so much Victoria
Marina and Russell
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
Your team was absolutely fantastic!!
Hello Susan, Hope you are well. Your team was absolutely fantastic!! Everyone complimented us on the catering :) we really appreciated how helpful you were Friday night by letting us take our time decorating and checking if we needed anything. You basically made a stressful process simple and relaxing! Thanks again for everything. Kind regards Marina
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in June
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
Happy couple married in April
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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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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