Nestled at the foot of the South Downs and the famous Firle Beacon, private estate Firle Place, set in its own extensive, glorious grounds, is three miles from Lewes and nine from Brighton. There are trains directly from Brighton and London into both the nearby stations of Glynde and Lewes.
Firle Place is a beautiful private estate and historic house which offers a unique venue for wedding receptions and for the first time in the history of Firle Place, it is now possible to have a civil ceremony on site, which can be held in a number of locations up at the house. Choose from the stunning atrium-style Courtyard, which is perfect for an al-fresco style service or The Great Hall, a historic room with an impressive Van Dyke painting, huge fire place and Tudor stone floors.
For the wedding reception, The Georgian Riding School and Croquet Lawns, a majestic listed building and adjacent grounds, is a wonderful space that has it all. Complete with a spectacular fairylit ceiling with exposed oak beams, cascading fairy light wall, soft white drapes, bar structure and black board, expansive grounds and croquet lawn and a quintessentially English lakeside setting. There is also a bohemian-feeling 18th century Herb Garden and Orchard, which is perfect for drinks and photographs.
Just next door is the pretty St Peters Church of Firle which can be booked for a Church ceremony and enables your guests to walk from church to reception in seconds.
Firle Place has an experienced wedding team available to show you around and help you book the venue, or provide you with a 360 degree planning, management and styling service if desired. They have brilliant local suppliers they can put you in touch with, there is the option to have a paid bar or you can provide your own drinks with no corkage charges.
Yes you can in a variety of locations dependent on the size and style of your wedding.
Firle Place allows you to BYO and never charges corkage fees.
Never, we provide absolute exclusivity on the day of your wedding so that you can feel the private estate is all yours.
Absolutely. We just ask that live bands finish by 11pm and then other non amplified music by midnight.
Can I bring in my own caterer
At Firle Place we have a fantastic list of approved caterers for you to choose from which offers an extensive range of option to suit and style or budget.