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Wedding Ceremonies

A wedding is not complete without confetti!

The East Court Mansion and the Meridian Hall form part of the East Court Estate, which is set in parkland with sweeping views from the terrace overlooking Ashdown Forest in the distance. It is a beautiful location where East meets West at the Meridian Line which runs through the award winning formal gardens, providing an ideal backdrop for your perfect wedding photographs.

This unique venue offers a choice of layouts that can accommodate your needs indoors and outdoors together with the flexibility of individual catering choices. Our enthusiastic staff can help you deliver a value for money solution to all your wedding and hospitality requirements from an intimate ceremony to a large celebration.

Your ceremony

Elaborate or intimate, with seating for up to 150, East Court Mansion and the Meridian Hall are licensed to hold civil marriages and partnerships. In an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with spectacular views overlooking the Ashdown Forest. It’s the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Your choice

The ceremony time is yours for the choosing, contact West Sussex Registration Service to get the day and time you want. Email ceremonies@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 642122

Your day

You choose how you wish to make your entrance, your music and your readings and we are here to make vision become a reality.

Marriage or civil partnership… you decide

Choosing if you would like a marriage or civil partnership will be your first consideration.

marriage ceremony means that you will need to say certain vows when you solemnize your marriage.

civil partnership ceremony means that you do not have to say any vows to each other. Some couples prefer this route if they wish to keep the legalities more administrative and straightforward.

For more information about the differences between marriage and civil partnership please visit gov.uk.

East Court Mansion or the Meridian Hall

Your marriage or civil partnership ceremony can be held in one of the three beautiful rooms within East Court Mansion or you thinking bigger, the Meridian Hall.

Your ceremony your way

Your ceremony can be embellished to include many of the traditions you are used to seeing like the exchanging of rings with your family and friends present. Many couples like to enhance their ceremony with readings and music and enjoy having the flexibility to make their ceremony their own.

How to book your Ceremony

Remember if you are booking one of our fantastic rooms you will need to book the date and time with West Sussex Registration Service.

Email ceremonies@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 642122

The Ceremony hour cost at East Court – 2021-2024

(the use of one of our licensed rooms)

Monday – Thursday Friday – Saturday
East Court £300.00 £348.00
Meridian Hall £348.00 £390.00

More information

Contact our Functions Co-ordinator via email bookings@eastgrinstead.gov.uk or call 01342 335056 For more details see our East Court Weddings dedicated web site.
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