Information about the venue
West Dean College in West Sussex is not only an internationally recognised centre of excellence in conservation and arts education, but also an idyllic place to exchange your vows with your loved one, and to celebrate with your family and friends. Situated six miles north of historic Chichester, the attractive Grade II* flint-faced manor house dates back to 1068, and is set within a 6,350 acre estate, and includes glorious gardens which comprise: a walled Kitchen Garden with neat rows of vegetables, a Sunken Garden, a Spring Garden with a flintwork bridge and views of the River Lavant, thirteen working Victorian greenhouses brimming with flowers, fruits, vegetables and exotic plants, extensive and richly planted grounds, a stunning 300 foot Edwardian pergola covered in climbing roses, clematis and honeysuckle, and a fifty acre arboretum accessed by a two-mile parkland walk. No shortage here of romantic backdrops for your memorable wedding photographs.
For your wedding, the college offers three elegant staterooms with glittering chandeliers and walls adorned with original artwork: the Old Library, Music Room and the Old Dining Room. The three rooms have interconnecting doors, and therefore offer versatile space for between ten and ninety guests. There’s an excellent team of in-house chefs who can produce the finest meals using locally sourced produce, and an extensive wine list is always available.
If your preference is for an outdoor wedding, you can hire the Picnic Lawn for a Marquee wedding reception accommodating up to 200 people. With stunning parkland views and an array of beautiful garden settings, you will be assured of fantastic opportunities for a whole host of delightful wedding photographs of your Special Day and/or Engagement Shoot (by prior arrangement).
Previous Weddings at West Dean College
“They look incredible and we just wanted to say how much we loved having you as our photographer. You made us feel relaxed throughout the day and even having the support of you in the morning was amazing. We also can’t quite believe how helpful you were, even when it came to rescuing my foot/shoe from being stuck in the grass – thank you so much for everything!” – Amy & Robin
Address: West Sussex, Chichester PO18 0QZ Phone: 01243 811301
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