How to Plan an Unforgettable Wedding at Horsted Place Hotel

Jul 19, 2023 | Blog

So, you’ve decided to host your big day at the stunning Horsted Place Hotel in Uckfield. Excellent choice! This historic estate set within acres of picturesque gardens and woodland is the perfect fairytale wedding venue. 

With award-winning cuisine, luxurious accommodation and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to take care of every little detail, you can relax knowing you’re in safe hands. Over the coming months, there’ll no doubt be moments of stress as you navigate guest lists, seating plans and bunting dilemmas. But trust me, when you walk down the aisle and take in that first glimpse of your loved ones against the backdrop of Horsted Place, every second of planning will have been worth it.

This is the start of an exciting chapter in your relationship, so take a deep breath and enjoy this experience. By following a few tips from couples who have had their dream wedding here, you too can have an unforgettable celebration at this stunning Sussex venue.

The Perfect Venue: A Stunning Country House Hotel

The perfect venue for an unforgettable wedding is Horsted Place Hotel. This stunning country house hotel in Uckfield, East Sussex has everything you need to host an amazing celebration.

Set within rolling parkland and gardens, the 18th-century manor house provides a fairy tale backdrop for photos. You’ll have use of the terraced gardens, and historic reception rooms for your ceremony and celebrations.

After the festivities, you and your guests can retire to one the beautiful en-suite bedrooms, ranging from classic doubles to a luxurious bridal suite. Wake up to a delicious breakfast before continuing the celebrations or heading off on your honeymoon.

With friendly staff, award-winning cuisine and a stunning location, Horsted Place Hotel has everything required for a memorable country house wedding. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and celebrate your special day in style at this historic hideaway in the heart of the Sussex countryside. After all, your wedding day only happens once, so make it one to remember in an unforgettable setting.

Couple walking hand in hand in the gardens at Horsted Place Hotel

Creating Your Dream Wedding Package

Planning your dream wedding at the stunning Horsted Place Hotel is exciting! To create an unforgettable experience, consider these tips:

Work with their wedding coordinator to personalise everything. From table centres and chair covers to lighting and live music, they’ll ensure every detail reflects your unique style.

Have your ceremony there too. Exchange vows in their historic gardens, or the cozy library. Wherever you choose, they’ll decorate and set it up beautifully.

Treat your guests. Book luxury suites for getting ready, and offer welcome drinks as they arrive. Small touches make a big difference!

Most importantly, relax! Their team handles it all – from the cake and photography to the entertainment and catering. You just enjoy this special time with loved ones knowing every moment will be picture-perfect.

A wedding at Horsted Place allows you to celebrate in grand style without the stress. By crafting a bespoke package, you’ll have the fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed of in one unforgettable place. Your guests will be talking about it for years to come!

The Garden Room at Horsted Place Hotel set up with tables for a wedding breakfast

Choosing a Menu That Will Impress Your Guests

The menu is one of the most memorable parts of any wedding. At the Horsted Place, you have the opportunity to create a custom menu featuring fresh, local ingredients that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

With the help of their award-winning head chef, you can craft a memorable menu featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whether you envision a lavish five-course meal or casual but upscale buffet, the Horsted Place will make your wedding menu dreams come true.

Your guests will surely appreciate and remember such a delightful, locally-sourced dining experience. And the mouthwatering photos will serve as a delicious reminder of your perfect day at the Horsted Place for years to come! Choosing a custom menu is one of the best ways to make your wedding unforgettable.

Taking Advantage of the Beautiful Grounds for Photos

The beautiful grounds surrounding Horsted Place Hotel provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Take advantage of the many scenic spots for an album full of stunning images you’ll cherish for years to come.

The hotel’s well-manicured gardens offer a variety of photo ops. Pose on the stone bridge arching over the lily pond, with flowers blooming all around you. Stand under the shade of a towering oak tree, dappled sunlight filtering through the canopy onto your smiling faces. Get a shot walking hand-in-hand down the gravel garden path lined with rose bushes.

A bride in her wedding dress being twirled by her groom in a garden surrounded by flowers

The grand facade of the historic country house hotel makes for striking wedding photos. Pose under the portico entrance with its stone archways and columns. Stand on the circle drive with the ivy-covered brickwork behind you. Get creative with fun poses on the lawn in front of the hotel or capture a casual walk up the drive, hand-in-hand toward the camera.

With so many picturesque places for photos at the Horsted Place Hotel, you’ll have trouble choosing just a few. But no need to limit yourself—take advantage of them all! Your wedding photos are memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime, so get shots in all your favourite spots around the grounds. You won’t regret capturing the beauty of your wedding location and all the joy of your special day.


So there you have it, the key ingredients for planning a truly memorable wedding at Horsted Place Hotel. With stunning gardens, historic architecture and luxury accommodation all on site, you really can’t go wrong. Focus on choosing a personal theme, picking seasonal flowers and cuisine, and adding those special touches that make the day uniquely you. Most of all, try not to stress too much – the experienced wedding team will guide you through the planning process and be there on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly. All that’s left for you to do is soak in the atmosphere, celebrate with loved ones and dance the night away knowing you’ve created a wedding your guests will be talking about for years to come. A perfect day in a perfect place.If you’re planning a wedding at Horsted Place and haven’t booked your photographer yet, get in touch!


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