We have four magical, very unusual locations for weddings hidden away within the spectacular grounds of Firle Place. Both locations include use of the breathtaking main driveway through the country park and private parking for all guests.
Dell Gardens & South Lawns
The Private Gardens of Lord & Lady Gage are tucked behind the stunning stately home with views of the whole estate. Celebrations start in a beautiful, private walled garden called The Dell complete with a 16th century thatched dairy cottage, ideal for reception drinks. Majestic stone steps or a daisy-strewn, wild-orchid walkway, lead to The South Lawns - a totally private space overlooked by the South Downs. For guests wanting a church wedding, Firle Church is situated next door with a gate from the churchyard directly into Firle Place.
Perfect for couples looking for an elegant, showstopper of a venue which will wow guests, but still with the originality associated with Blue Door Barns Events weddings. This location includes the use of the breathtaking driveway through the estate and private parking for all guests.
Guest capacity: 200
The Georgian Riding School
The Georgian Riding School at Firle Place is a stunning Grade 2* listed building located in the private grounds of the estate. Its grand size and spectacular ceiling space with exposed oak beams, make it a truly wonderful indoor space for weddings and parties for up to 250 guests, although it can be easily partitioned for smaller events. The Georgian Riding School sits just above the croquet lawns, Cherry Walk and lake, known as the Long Pond, and so couples who choose to hold their wedding here can also enjoy the stunning outside space. St Peter’s Church is situated right next door and so those booking a church wedding can just walk through to their venue after the service.
A beautiful, historic building for those looking for a unique indoor space but without losing the great charms of an outdoor wedding. It is an impressive building but with rustic charm located deep within the estate, so with a great sense of privacy. When booking the Georgian Riding School, guests can enjoy reception drinks on the croquet lawns situated beside the lake and so are able to drink up the magical surroundings. This spot also includes use of the breathtaking driveway through the estate and parking for all guests. Cars can be left overnight.
Guest capacity: 300
Lakeside Marquee & Croquet Lawns
For those looking to take advantage of the stunning parkland at Firle Place, booking a marquee site beside the lake couldn’t be better. With the house itself as the backdrop and use of the croquet lawns and Cherry Walk for reception drinks, this outside space combines a sense of natural wildness with the grandeur of a private estate. St Peter’s Church is situated right next door and so those booking a church wedding can just walk through to their venue after the service.
A relaxed, rural idyll for couples wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of Firle Place, but still with the essence of being on a private estate. The lakeside spot has magnificent views across the park and all the way to the South Downs, which frame the venue. This spot also includes use of the breathtaking driveway through the estate and parking for all guests. Cars can be left overnight.
Guest capacity: 300
Firle Place Herb Garden is an 18th century walled garden with adjacent fruit orchard, which has been lovingly restored by Lady Gage to offer a dreamy, romantic setting for wedding receptions. It is an abundance of colour and fragrance throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Enter the Herb Garden from an enchanting woodland walkway beside a lake. Guests can wander the flower strewn walkways, drink in hand, and then move through to the orchard which provides space for a marquee for wedding breakfast and party. For guests wanting a church wedding, Firle Church is situated next door with a gate from the churchyard directly into Firle Place.
Couples who are looking for a slightly more rustic feel but still want the glamour and romance of Firle Place’s impressive grounds will love this venue. This spot includes the use of the breathtaking driveway through the estate and private parking for all guests.
Guest capacity: 120