The Setting

Set within the South Downs National Park , halfway between Chichester and Portsmouth, Stansted Park provides a beautiful setting for a ceremony, a blessing in the private chapel, an informal reception, a sit-down meal, or a marquee party – any combination that suits you.

The Vibe

The wonderful former home of the Earl and Countess of Bessborough, in its superb parkland location, can be yours for the day. They offer a beautiful venue for your ceremony and splendid rooms for wedding parties or, for larger events, a stunning marquee site beside the South Terrace.

The Music Room in Stansted Park is licensed for Wedding Ceremonies and accommodates up to 80 seated guests in elegant splendour. The room opens onto the East Portico with its private lawns.

The Main Hall is where your guests will be greeted and where, in combination with the Music Room, an informal drinks reception for around 100 people can be held after your ceremony. The attractive Staircase Hall is available for your photographs.

The Blue Drawing Room, recently refurbished and furnished with beautiful 18th Century family portraits, seats up to 50 for a formal wedding breakfast and leads onto the South Terrace from which you and your guests can enjoy the wonderful views and dramatic sunsets.

The private Chapel of St Paul is in the grounds close to the house, and you can arrange a blessing here after your Wedding Ceremony. It seats approximately 100 people.

On the South Lawn next to the House is the marquee site for larger wedding parties and dancing until midnight. With far reaching views down one of the longest beech avenues in England and across rolling parkland towards the Solent it makes an idyllic setting for an evening of celebrations to complete your day.

Stansted is the ultimate in style and elegance – the place for a magical wedding. Away from all the rush and bustle of modern life, couples can enjoy a day in the grandeur of a bygone era.