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Old Chapel Centre


Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
100 capacity

The feel

The Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston offers a unique venue for a CHURCH wedding, blessing, special service, renewal of vows and/or wedding reception in the beautiful South Downs village of Alfriston. This is a unique opportunity to combine the atmosphere of a Church with a non-conformist service.

This beautifully refurbished and intimate chapel, steeped in history, right in the heart of the village and adjacent to the Tye (village green) can comfortably accommodate 80 guests. There is a private walled garden, ideal for champagne reception or even a small marquee.

The interior of the Chapel is relatively unchanged in 200 years. Built in 1801 by the village, many of the original features including wooden panelling, upstairs gallery, stained glass windows and wonderful pipe organ are still in place.

A private car park, close to the Chapel can be reserved for wedding cars.

Many celebratory options are possible and for those seeking to make the day their own, this is the ideal venue. You can do the lot yourselves or ask us for help as Anne, our wedding planner, is available to provide you with information, advice and contacts.

To hire this venue for a basic wedding package will cost as little as £650, and you have exclusive use of the venue from 4pm the day before, the day of the wedding (an evening reception will cost you a little more) and time to clear up the day after

The Old Chapel Centre is a place of worship, the service will be conducted by a URC Minister, who will work with you to tailor your service in line with the christian faith. With scope to choose your own readings and music your wedding will be a legal, fully licensed ceremony, making the occasion a unique experience for each couple who get married in our lovely building.

Please note that the Old Chapel Centre is NOT licensed for Civil Ceremonies (legally approved marriage ceremonies with no religious content, conducted by a registrar)


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Nicole Harris

14 Aug 2021

The old chapel was the most gorgeous wedding venue in the heart of Alfriston town. We fitted 85 people in the chapel without a problem! The atmosphere was amazing and…

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Nina Stewart

24 Jul 2021

We just got married here and I can’t recommend it enough. Great location, beautiful inside area, outside garden area and beautiful architecture. What an amazing venue. Beautiful place for a…

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Nina Stewart

24 Jul 2021

This was a great venue for our wedding. The venue is intimate and warm and the most beautiful building in the most beautiful village. We were supported and helped by…

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what do couples say about our venue?
Nina and Steve................................................. We just got married here and I can’t recommend it enough. Great location, beautiful inside area, outside garden area and beautiful architecture. What an amazing venue. Beautiful place for a wedding. Every aspect of this place was simply perfect. The location is intimate and warm. Nothing beats the ambiance of the place and we couldn’t be happier with how everything went. There was plenty of places for the guest to go and sit while waiting for us to finish taking pictures. The sound was great in the hall. The views were simply amazing. Very beautiful. We had a wonderful time. The team at the chapel are amazing and were so helpful and professional the entire way through and even on the day. Always on hand to give advice or help when needed. Lots of lovely hotels to stay in just a short walk away as well. The price is very affordable, but the location seems like it should be worth a lot more. The photo opportunities are plentiful and we got some amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds. All and all, my husband and I were very happy with this venue and we are happy recommend it to all our friends for any event. All our expectations were met and then some.
Is the venue suitable for small weddings?
Susannah and Ian ...........It’s such a beautiful venue and worked perfectly for our little wedding. We had such a wonderful time.
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Old Chapel Centre
The Tye
BN26 5TL

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01323 870536

Old Chapel Centre