Cowdray House

England, GU29 0AY, United Kingdom


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Cowdray House West Sussex Events

If you’re looking for a truly authentic English country house venue for your next event, Cowdray House in West Sussex is a wonderful choice. This elegant country home sits nestled amid 110 acres of picturesque Capability Brown-designed parklands on the historic Cowdray Estate. Events here are exclusive, meaning you’ll have access to the entire house, facilities and surrounding gardens for the duration of your stay.

With an array of opulent event spaces, 22 individually designed en-suite guest rooms, luxury facilities and pristinely manicured gardens, Cowdray House has everything you need for an unforgettable experience in one place. Host a fine dining feast in the magnificent Buck Hall, a fabulous cocktail soirée on the sprawling lawns, or an elegant marquee wedding in the picturesque gardens. 

No matter what kind of celebration you’re planning, Cowdray’s dedicated team of event planners and culinary experts will ensure every detail comes together seamlessly. Event packages and menus are entirely bespoke, so you can expect a personalised experience at this quintessentially English country house venue in West Sussex.

Highlights of Cowdray House Events:

  • Exclusive use of the house and 110 acres of picturesque gardens and parkland
  • Opulent reception rooms for weddings and private events
  • Exceptional service from a dedicated team of staff
  • 22 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms for indulgent overnight stays
  • Wide range of guest accommodation options across the estate, including lodges, cottages and restored heritage-listed houses
  • Bespoke event packages tailored specifically to your vision and budget
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sitting Up to 150 Sitting
standing Up to 300 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 22
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • Buck Hall

    Boasting many original features, the magnificent Buck Hall offers a grand setting for weddings and private parties at the heart of Cowdray House. This stunning space features a soaring vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, warm terracotta walls, an arched minstrels’ gallery, and an impressive open fireplace.

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  • Cowdray House Dining Room Ben Wright Photography

    Dining Room

    The opulent wood-panelled Dining Room is the perfect place to dance the night away with your loved ones at Cowdray House. This intimate space can also host seated dining events for up to 80 guests.

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  • Summer Pavilion

    The lovely Summer Pavilion boasts stunning views over the South Downs, offering a picturesque spot to exchange vows at Cowdray House. The pavilion can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Cowdray ruins
  • South Downs National Park
  • Cowdray Park Golf Club

Venue Testimonials

Cowdray House is the most fantastic and beautiful venue to have a wedding. We have just got married on 19th March 2022, and we can't thank the Cowdray team enough. The house is beautifully clean, and all members of the Cowdray team are so friendly and professional.

Louise G

One of the most beautiful wedding venues in the local area! Always a pleasure to go here! The staff are so helpful! And just want to help! Can’t wait to go back!

Declan S

Cowdray House is a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography. The bedrooms are gorgeous for those 'getting ready' shots, the grounds are stunning, and Buck Hall is a gorgeous room for your ceremony and reception. If you are considering Cowdray House for your wedding, we highly recommend you book!

Paige P

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at this historic country house are luxurious, exclusive and seamless, with everything you could possibly want for an unforgettable experience in one place. Enjoy exclusive use of the house, gardens, swimming pools, bowling alley, tennis courts, and 22 double en-suite bedrooms when hiring Cowdray House for your wedding.

As Cowdray House is a bespoke venue, their experienced team will work closely with you to design your dream wedding package.

Cowdray House can welcome up to 150 guests for a seated wedding breakfast, up to 300 for cocktail receptions and has marquee space for around 600 guests.

At Cowdray House, evening celebrations can extend as late as 2am inside. Outside you are more than welcome to have music until 11pm.

The house itself has 22 individually designed double bedrooms boasting elegant interiors, immaculate en-suite bathrooms and picturesque parkland views. Across the estate, over 70 wedding guests can be accommodated in various cottages and lodges.

Yes, there is plenty of onsite parking at the venue.

Delicious food is central to weddings and events at Cowdray House, whether it’s an indulgent afternoon tea or a lavish multi-course wedding dinner. Enjoy exquisite dishes featuring high-quality meat, game and fresh produce sourced from Cowdray land.

Yes, Cowdray’s dedicated events coordinator will discuss options for menu tastings once your bespoke wedding package is finalised.


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