Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17

Marquee view from outside with pathway marked out with flowers towards the entrance Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17
Marquee Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17

Marquee set for a dinner with round tables with floral centre pieces under the marquee Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17
Marquee Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17

Gallery set for a wedding breakfast with natural daylight and long banqueting table dressed in white linen and chair covers with bows Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17
Gallery Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17

Wakehurst Place Summer Party RH17

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, RH17 6TN
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
Balcombe Station
Type of events
Seated dinner150

Situated in the heart of the country estate of Wakehurst, the Croquet Lawn plays host to many a summer party marquee. The lawn offers romance and promises of memories forever, with stunning views across the Mansion Lawn and the breathtaking botanic gardens. The Mansion at Wakehurst is a truly ‘lived in’ Elizabethan mansion that offers a rare glimpse of life gone by, a picture that can be recreated by offering an intimate and flexible option for every wedding, whether it be holding your summer party, wedding or other milestone event.

Set within the world class botanic gardens, many guests continue to find their own unique photo memories set against some stunning backdrops in the gardens whether it be in the natural woodland, next to one of the lakes or ponds, hidden in the walled gardens, or further afield at one of the oversized wicker mushroom sculptures.

Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy afternoon tea or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. With natural play areas for the children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained. The main summer event spaces include:

  • The Marquee- Set on the beautiful croquet lawns with the magnificent backdrop of the Elizabethan mansion house, a marquee at Wakehurst Place is a wonderful setting for a corporate event or large family celebration.
  • The Gallery- The Gallery leads out onto the stunning formal lawns, and each room in the Mansion has a spectacular view of the surrounding grounds.
  • The Dining Room- Adjoining the Gallery, the Dining Room’s grand wood panelled walls and ornamental carved fire place create a lavish atmosphere for a seated wedding breakfast. The room opens onto a formal lawn, sectioned off from the public, where guests can sip champagne on arrival or between your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Summer Party Packages 2016

Bespoke packages available on request.

Further information
  • Heritage Venue
  • Owned by Natural Trust
  • Managed by Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Exclusive venue hire available
  • Bespoke event packages available
  • West Sussex location
  • Outside space
  • 5 main event spaces
  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies