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.
We 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 wonderful former home of the Earl and Countess of Bessborough, in its superb parkland location, can be yours for the day.
A visit to Stansted Park is essential to fully appreciate this unique venue and to discuss your ideas. Let us show you how we can make your wedding day perfect. We have approved contractors who will tailor-make a wedding around your preferences, ideas, tastes and budget.
Please contact us to arrange a viewing, and to discuss your options and preferred dates.
A superb wedding venue….
Some of our special wedding features include:
· Exclusive use of your chosen rooms in Stansted House
· Private Chapel in grounds
· Specially selected suppliers happy to quote to your needs
· 1,750 acre country estate
· Vast lawns with fabulous views
· Marquee site right next to South Terrace for larger receptions
· Stansted House itself, the perfect venue for smaller celebrations
Information about Stansted Park’s exclusive wedding facilities:
The Music Room in Stansted Park is licensed for Wedding Ceremonies and accommodates up to 80 seated guests in elegant splendour. Our grand piano is available to play, or you can provide recorded music or bring in other musicians. 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 room could be used for a buffet reception.
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.
Ceremonies and/or receptions take place at Stansted throughout the year on Fridays and Saturdays. Other days are also available when the house is closed to the public during the winter months.
We are licensed for Ceremonies by West Sussex County Council, whom you will need to contact in order to book a Registrar for a Civil Ceremony. Telephone: 01243 642122.
To discuss the possibility of a Blessing in the Chapel, please contact Dr John Strain on 02392 631252 who will be happy to discuss this option with you.
A provisional booking, which is held for two weeks, can be made after your visit. To confirm your booking simply complete a booking form via our website and return it with a non-refundable deposit of 20% of our facility fee.
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