The Ravenswood


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Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, surrounded by the rolling hills of West Sussex boasting 18 acres of gardens, 4 lakes, licences for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and 34 bedrooms.


Congratulations on your engagement! You are now in an exciting stage of wedding planning. Along with what you’ll wear on your special day, the ideal setting for your wedding should be at the top of your list!

Whether you are getting married, converting your civil partnership or holding a civil partnership ceremony, we would love to host your ceremony or reception.

? 15th century building
? 4 stunning function suites
? 34 bedrooms including four poster rooms
? Civil ceremony licence (indoor and outdoor)
? Located in the rolling countryside of Sharpthorne, West Sussex
? Wide selection of menu choices including vegetarian and vegan options
? Honeymoon Suite with views over the grounds (included in your package)
? Brand new Getting Ready Room
? 18 acres of land including 4 lakes, rose garden, secret garden and forest walk with ruins

We want your day to be about you, which is why we only offer exclusive hire of the venue spaces. Or if you truly want to become lord or lady of the manor, you can exclusively hire the entire manor, giving you 34 ensuite bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy.

We have 3 function rooms for use during the different parts of your day. The Princess Beatrice Suite (named after the daughter of Queen Victoria, who once lived here), The Jacobean Suite and The Baronial Hall (the original 15th Century site of the building). These seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 300 guests for your evening reception.

Our stunning 18 acres of land contain a pavilion, 4 lakes, ruins, bridges, pleasure gardens and even a giant chair. Our director of the grounds has 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer and so has ensured there is a fabulous selection of picturesque spots for your photographs.

The Ravenswood at a Glance

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The most romantic day of your life deserves this fairytale setting Set amidst 18 acres of magnificent grounds, gardens and lakes Exclusive use of the venue for your Wedding Day Flexibility in all aspects of your wedding day is of paramount importance. Licensed for civil ceremonies inside and outside The gardens offer a stunning backdrop for your photographs. Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 7500Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 300Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon Suite View More
Sleeps No Of People : 80HistoricCountry House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Hannah GunnNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : East GrinsteadNearest Airport : London GatwickNearest Motorway : M25Nearest Train Station : Haywards Heath and East GrinsteadClassicConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationBallroomBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticGarden OutdoorHotelSame-Sex View Less

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Cinder Hill, Sharpthorne, West Sussex, RH19 4HY

The Ravenswood

  • Cinder Hill
  • Sharpthorne
  • West Sussex
  • RH19 4HY
  • United Kingdom