Your Sussex Wedding - April/May 2022 (Issue 96)

PEELINGS MANOR BARNS 07933 092 102 | Peelings Manor Barns offers a charming, rustic, spacious DIY venue. The manor of Peelings is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but there has been a settlement on the site since Anglo-Saxon times and probably long before that. Peelings Manor and its farm buildings are Grade II listed, with the earliest surviving part of the manor house dating from the late 15th century and the farm buildings from the 1850s. Offering the ideal blank canvas for you to dress and set up as you please the space includes the Grade II listed, traditional Sussex Flint Barn, and enclosed outdoor spaces to the front and back. You hire the venue only and aren’t tied to any suppliers or services, this way you’re able to organise your big day as you wish with the freedom and choice to make it personal. The Flint Barn can accommodate 100 loved ones, and the venue as a whole has space for 200 in total. AMBERLEY CASTLE 01798 831 992 | Amberley Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the picturesque village of Amberley at the foot of the South Downs. This magnificent 900-yearold castle is enclosed by a 60-foot-high curtain wall and portcullis that remains open, behind which you’ll find the enchanting hotel offering the highest standards of food and service, and all the luxurious facilities you’d expect. Every part of the building and grounds is steeped in history. Enjoy discovering the tennis courts, 18-hole putting green and croquet lawn, and even the resident peacock roaming the grounds. For those seeking tranquillity and relaxation, there are many quiet corners under the shade of a tree of by the fireside. There are several licensed spaces here to enjoy for your ceremony and reception. The King Charles Room can hold up to 12 guests and boasts views of the church yard. Nestled away on the second floor, behind the Queens Room restaurant it’s bursting with character thanks to its full-length oak-panelled walls and original furnishings. The Green Room, which can host 14 loved ones, offers a Medieval backdrop with views of the castle grounds and rolling Sussex countryside. The Great Room is the largest private dining area in the castle and can accommodate 40 of your nearest and dearest. Located on the ground floor with access to the main courtyard, the room is complete with a large fireplace, oil paintings and antique weapons. The grounds include multiple beauty spots suitable for a wide variety of wedding sizes, whether it be the intimate isle inside the castle wall or in front of the castle overlooking the lake. When taken as an exclusive venue, Amberley Castle can accommodate a marquee in the idyllic gardens. Maximum capacities at the venue are 170 for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and 250 for the evening do. You’ll also be offered a complimentary anniversary dinner. 25 HISTORICAL VENUES