Pelham House

£2,400 - £8,160 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
28 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
Save over £3000 on 2024 weddings
Situated in the heart of the charming town of Lewes, just over an hour from central London and 25 minutes from Brighton, Pelham House is a beautiful 16th-century townhouse wedding venue
Pelham House Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Based on exclusive use venue hire
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Pelham House 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
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Church Within Walking Distance


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Pelham House Full Description
Pelham House combines the opulence and grandeur of a country manor with the sophistication and finesse of a private club. Every detail has been carefully considered and the whole property is exclusively yours for your special day, from the celebration rooms with ornate original features and striking lighting to the tranquil gardens, framed by rolling countryside and the East Sussex clifftops. And with the convenience of a train station just a few minutes away and stylish accommodation for you and up to 56 guests, all your friends and family can join in the celebration. Hidden away in The Courthope Mews is The Dressing Room, a luxurious space where you can put the finishing touches to your look, spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest and catch a glimpse of your guests arriving in the courtyard below. For intimate civil ceremonies, the Goring ceremony room is the perfect location. Original bay windows let the light stream in and offer views of the garden beyond. In the warmer months, wander along the flower-lined aisle to The Gazebo while your guests take a seat on the lawn and exchange your vows al fresco as you enjoy your peaceful surroundings. When you enter The Blencowe Room for your wedding breakfast, you’ll be captivated by the grand marble pillars and intricate wood panelling, all brought to life with dazzling feature lighting. The expert chefs will help you create the perfect wedding breakfast, from spectacular sharing boards to fine dining feasts, and there’s plenty of room for a band and dancing too. Once the night has come to a close, spanning an entire wing, the romantic Pelham Suite awaits. It has its own lounge area, a pristine en-suite complete with an free-standing bath, and a bedroom that exudes elegance and luxury. With space for up to 60 guests in the house, your loved ones can spend the night in style too!
Happy couple married in May
November 2022
The most wonderful day
Pelham House is a gorgeous venue in the middle of Lewes town centre (although it doesn’t feel like it!) it’s so beautiful with amazing outdoor space. Isla at Pelham House absolutely made our day. She was so helpful in the planning stages and on the day she was on hand to make sure we were okay and having the best time. She put food to the side for us whilst we were out having photos and helped us organise people for photos! There’s space for the bride and groom to get ready which was so useful on the day of the wedding. The food was delicious and the cocktails went down well. My only complaint is when we went back to the venue for a visit after booking our wedding, only the General Manager was available to show us around, I felt a bit of a nuisance to him and the questions I had were not answered. However, everyone else we spoke to were amazing and supportive of what we wanted to do. Overall though, I wouldn’t change anything on our day. The feedback from the guests were amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!
Rachel & Jim
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
Wonderful wedding
Pelham house have been great from start to finish. First of all, the venue is gorgeous, all the rooms are beautiful, the gardens are stunning, but if you've toured it you know that! The team are great. I've written countless emails to them over the last year ranging from really stupid questions to panicked ones and they've always responded within a day with an answer, I felt very cared for. The food was wonderful, and they take great care with allergies and intolerances, I had a big mix of guests who can't eat certain things (vegans, veggies, gluten free, random allergies, and even a friend who can't eat onions or garlic) and everyone got a complete (and good) meal with their requirements. A full service team who will do what they can to make the day perfect, working behind the scenes to prevent you ever knowing if anything went wrong! Took initiative and when we failed to provide direction for certain things they knew exactly what to do and didn't have to bother us with questions. Thanks to the Pelham house team for a perfect day!
N Gandy
Wedding: September
October 2021
Lovely Venue!
We recently attended a weekend wedding held at Pelham House, which was a tremendous success. The house itself is lovely, inside and out, rooms were clean, well equipped/presented and comfortable. The staff were very friendly, helpful and did an excellent job.
Yvette Miller - Mother of the Groom
Wedding: July
July 2021
The day was perfect.
My son had his wedding there on Thursday and the day was perfect. Danielle was absolutely brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. A big thank you to Ryan the barman as it was his 1st day and he was brilliant with his service to the guests Thank you Pelham House for a truly perfect day for Tris and Thea's wedding day x x
Neil Collins
Wedding: May
July 2021
Amazing historic venue in the heart of Lewes.
Amazing historic venue in the heart of Lewes. Parking can be tricky but they do have on site parking. The gardens are lovely and the food is amazing! If you are looking for a local venue for your wedding then well worth a look 👍
Laura Powell
Wedding: February
July 2021
The venue is beautiful!
I am a wedding photographer and did a wedding here last year. The venue is beautiful and the staff were lovely and friendly. I highly recommend.

Pelham House Open Event

10th December 2023
Join Pelham House for their open event on Sunday, 10th December, from 12 PM to 3 PM. Visit their website or call their team to register today!
Pelham House Location & Contact Details


St. Andrews Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW, England

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Pelham House Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Pelham House?

Every wedding is so different, it is impossible to pick just one but a lot of the vibe and atmosphere of a wedding is set by the the Bride and Groom. A stand out wedding was when one of our couples arranged a Greatest Showman interlude following the wedding breakfast! We had stilt walkers, acrobats, fire eaters and ringmasters. It was great fun!

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

Don’t worry! We are here to help and support you throughout the planning of your day. We can take your ideas, make them work and offer you the bespoke wedding day that you've always dreamt of. The day is about you and whilst of course you want to provide a great experience for your guests – it is your day, so do it your way!

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

For a winter wedding one of our couples gave guests a Ferrero Rocher (other chocolates are available!) as a wedding favours. To fit in with their winter theme a friend of the couple had hand knitted little woollen mince pie coverings to go over them! They looked absolutely lovely and everyone had a tiny woollen mince pie hat to take home!

Describe Pelham House in 5 adjectives

Exclusive, luxurious, intimate, characterful, sophisticated.

Where’s the best photo spot at Pelham House?

With a wealth of original features and extensive gardens we lots of great photo spots suitable for any time of the year. One of our favourites is under our garden Gazebo!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Pelham House?

We have indeed, but we would not tell you who! Our couples and guests are entitled to their privacy and should be able to just enjoy themselves when they are with us.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have over 40 to chose from, so to pick one favourite is difficult! If pressed, it would be between the mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef or the smoked salmon blini with caviar. Or maybe the fried Brie, or poached quails egg...

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our most popular evening food is our hand made pizzas (our chef makes them in the outdoor pizza oven, to order, for your guests!). Another favourite is a steak sandwich – perfect for a substantial snack before dancing the night away.

What is Pelham House most unique feature?

You might be impressed by the unusual ceiling mural we have in reception, but amongst other period features we have 16th Century wood carvings that adorn our breakfast room.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We have a lovely Venue, but the thing that makes it all work are the people. Our business is weddings, we only hold weddings, so everyone who works with us loves weddings and making each day as unique and special as possible.

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