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A beautiful grade II listed Georgian Manor House in the heart of Eastbourne, East Sussex. Exclusivity with luxurious rooms for ceremony, reception and entertainment, as well as private gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,950
Maximum Price
£4,750
Venue hire includes exclusive use, access the day before to set up, your own corkage-free drinks for your wedding breakfast, all furniture/furnishings, a bride's dressing room, a stocked and staffed bar and full team for you on the day and many more benefits. We work with partner caterers who have lots of options and will quote for you separately.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Day before set up available

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£40
Maximum Price
£70
We work with partner caterers who have lots of options and will quote for you separately.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Ballroom

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Be Lord and Lady for the day! Gildredge Manor offers exclusivity, privacy and full use of all the whole Manor House including all the beautifully decorated function rooms for the ceremony, reception and evening. As well as the main ceremony, dining and dancing rooms, we offer a bride’s dressing suite, free entertainment including pool, table football, the piano (& even ping pong!), a cosy and atmospheric lounge with leather Chesterfields, bar rooms with giant velvet chairs and of course the private garden and terrace. All our rooms are elegantly furnished providing elegance, comfort (& practicality!) Our service is truly personal and caring from start to finish. We do everything we can so you can relax and focus on yourselves and your guests. You can come in the day before to bring any decorations, your table plan, etc. and we will set everything up and clear everything down for you (ready for next day collection). You can even bring some of your own daytime drinks for your welcome, meal and toast and we will supply your glassware and store, chill and serve your drinks free of charge. Our bar is stocked with a huge variety of drinks and will be available from guest arrival to the end of the evening. We work with long-established and trusted partner caterers (incl a multiple award-winner) who can offer you bespoke packages. They will include all crockery, cutlery, linens, etc. and manage all aspects of the catering service. We are completely flexible and can accommodate 50-100 guests in the day and up to 150 in total in the evening. We close at midnight at the weekends and 11.30pm on a weekday. If you prefer you can have a registry office or church ceremony prior or have your ceremony here with either a registrar or celebrant. With our professional experience from over 200 weddings over the last 10 years we are happy to guide you throughout. Check out our reviews: 4.9/5 stars on Facebook and 4.8/5 stars on Google.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma & Mark
Hello! We're Mark and Emma - the owners of Gildredge Manor. Congratulations on your engagement! We'd love to have the opportunity of hosting your perfect day and would be delighted to answer any queries or arrange for a viewing at your convenience.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
8
Reviews
(27)
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Grace & Ed
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
Above & beyond... superb... experts!
We chose this venue for our wedding day in October 2021 and I could not have been happier! The house itself is beautiful; there are lots of different areas for guests to be entertained, to mingle and enjoy each other's company or to dance the night away. So much care and attention has gone in to the restoration of every room and the decor and furnishings are so perfect there is no need to further dress the venue or worry about small details. The staff went above and beyond to look after us and our guests all day, and I couldn't have felt more special. The management of every part of our day from the planning, to setting up, to looking after my bridal party whilst getting ready in the morning, pre and post ceremony support, the day's itinerary, the moving of guests from place to place, running the bar, gathering our various bits and pieces for collection the next day... was all superb. I cannot speak highly enough of Gildredge Manor and the engagement of Emma and Mark, leading up to and during our big day. We were helped to plan in small details which we never would have considered, such as being ushered away into a private room after the ceremony for some quiet time just the two of us to toast the commitment we had made, which were so important. I never felt stressed or overwhelmed with the organisation thanks to the kind support and attention of these total experts! Every one of our guests has said such wonderful, unprompted things about our wedding and our venue. The partnered caterers were also fantastic, so easy to contact, responsive to all and any questions and responsible for such amazing food which our guests again have remembered and commented on. I don't know how much more I can say but I would wholeheartedly recommend Gildredge Manor and all of the team to anyone planning a wedding or event. It was the perfect day and I can't wait for my next opportunity revisit the Manor or host another party there!
L
Lauren & Theo
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
Incredible, easy, special, relaxed
Hi Mark and Emma We hope you are both well. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so incredible. You made everything so much easier and took so much stress away. Please pass on our thanks to Jackie, she was amazing and made us feel so special and relaxed. We can't recommend you enough.L.and T. H.
B
Bridesmaid
Wedding: October
December 2021
Picturesque, immaculate, stunning, exceptional, outstanding, fairy godmother.
I just want to say a huge thank you to you all. I was a bridesmaid for my sister this weekend and you did such an amazing job of hosting this wedding that I wanted to thank you personally. The venue itself it so picturesque and has been renovated to bring out its full potential. The grounds are immaculate, the interior is stunning, and every member of staff made the whole day exceptional. Everything went smoothly and we were even gifted with a little ‘fairy godmother’ to make sure every need was met. I can’t thank you enough for the hospitality. It was by far, the best wedding I’ve ever been to and that’s a real testament to how you run the manor. Thank you for everything you did, from the bottom of my heart. It was outstanding. I couldn’t have wished for a better day for my sister and her new husband. (Bride’s sister)
L
Leanne & Ian
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
A perfect day - attentive, thoughtful, special, lucky.
To Emma, Mark, and your amazing team!! Where do we begin…. We can’t thank you all enough for such a perfect wedding day. You were all so attentive and thoughtful making every moment that bit more special. Such a beautiful venue. We are so lucky to have spent our special day with you all. L & I xxxxxx
E
Ed's Mum
Wedding: September
December 2021
The Manor was a splendid venue and you made everything so easy and relaxing and made us all feel so welcome.
To dear Mark and Emma, I just had to let you know how delighted everyone that came to P & E’s wedding on Sunday was. They have so praised you and the beautiful Gildredge Manor. We all had such a wonderful day thanks to you both and your staff. The Manor was a splendid venue and you made everything so easy and relaxing and made us all feel so welcome. You certainly put in 100% in all that you did not only before, but on the day and also the day after. The Manor was spotless, and you had helped tidy up all of our things and made it so easy for us to take our bits and pieces away. AMAZING! Thank you! (Groom’s Mum)
S
Steph & Paul
Happy couple Married on August
February 2022
Highly recommended
We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at Gildredge Manor in August 2021. Emma and Mark (and their team) were brilliant, making sure the day ran smoothly and providing an impressive level of calmness, meaning we could concentrate on enjoying ourselves as much as possible. We received lots of feedback from guests that they loved the venue, whether it was the beautiful gardens, the character of the building or even the presence of a pool table! Highly recommended.
Location & Contact Details

Address

11 Borough Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8BB, England

Travel Notes

When you arrive park in the nearby residential streets and enter Gildredge Park (opposite Waitrose or off Borough Lane) and we are in the top corner of Gildredge Park/Manor Gardens.

Nearest Town

Eastbourne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Eastbourne

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all lovely and different! The most unusual was probably the murder mystery wedding... roving actors and a crime to solve! A great way to entertain and join people. It was all themed with ghoulish, gothic props. There was also the couple who had an owl fly the rings down the aisle - that was pretty special - along with the birds of prey display during the drinks reception!

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

You can't keep everyone happy all the time. Take everyone's views and advice on board but sift out what's just not for you. Relax, make lists, use your gut feelings, don't spend money on unnecessary things and remember - it's YOUR day and you as a couple are the most important people to keep happy!!

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

Pet dogs coming along with rings or just for photos!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, glamorous, private, relaxed, historic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many! We are set in a beautiful park and in our garden and around the house there are dozens of wonderful backdrops and settings. The good news for the unpredictable British weather is that there are loads of wonderful places and lots of light inside for fabulous photos even if the weather doesn't behave.

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

We have had several TV stars as wedding guests and were featured in a TV show "Get me to the church on time:" Many many years ago Queen Mary visited the Manor too.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The classic smoked salmon blini but perfectly made & accompanied by a cold glass of good champagne!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & biscuits with onion marmalade relish!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Many beautiful rooms - Library, Long Gallery, Garden room, Double Drawing Rooms, Ladies' Morning room, Games room, as well as lovely gardens set in a wonderful park. Very intimate, personal and private, whilst very easy to access from the seafront and town centre (station, etc.)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

This landmark house was restored from total dereliction in 2012. We keep our weddings exclusive and offer a very personal service. The venue is totally unique in the area and we have now hosted over 200 wonderful weddings with fantastic feedback and reviews.