Elizabethan mansion Wakehurst Place, managed by Kew and located four miles away from the famous gardens at Ardingly, West Sussex, is licenced for marriages and civil partnerships. Set amidst 300 acres, there’s ornamental gardens, water features and natural woodlands. They can accomodate packages of ceremony and reception with a selection of local, seasonal table and buffet menus created by their caterers.
Couples can marry in the Gallery or Dining Room in the Mansion, with seating for 60 guests. Both rooms can be opened to accomodate 120 guests and open on to a formal lawn for photos and drinks with a licence for music and dancing. Prices start at £1800 Sunday-Friday for exclusive hire between 9am-11pm. Visit Wakehurst Place online.