Wiston House

Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ

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From £14,500

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From £60,000







A beautifully-kept Elizabethan manor house, for the very finest of celebrations.

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Wiston House is part of the Wiston Estate, which owns around 6,000 acres of the South Downs National Park. The house is secluded, and is particularly suited to the sort of weddings and special events you’d like to keep private.

Wiston is an excellent choice for corporate guests, as there is plenty of space for workshops and conferences, as well as accommodation. There’s a team of staff on hand, to help organise rooms in whatever structure best works for you.

The house has 20 bedrooms (all en-suite), and a further 28 bedrooms within the converted cottages and outbuildings near the house. There’s room for up to 80 guests to stay overnight.  

The most impressive of the reception rooms is The Great Hall, with its soaring stone fireplace. There is also a ballroom (wonderfully romantic, with brushed-gold mirrors), and various smaller rooms – the Library, the Common Room, the Green Room and the Orangery. The Library has rather fabulous leather wallpaper, which was once the very height of sophistication. 

Wiston House does not offer self-catering, so the kitchens are commercial, but there is a team of chefs that will work with you to design the menus you would like. 

Outside, there are 15 acres of formal gardens in which to wander, as well as two all-weather tennis courts, and a traditional croquet lawn. The Italian gardens are a favourite for photographers. 

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“Wiston really does have a superb ballroom – the sort of golden, enchanted space in which you could dance until dawn.”

About the Location

Wiston House is about fifteen minutes’ drive to Shoreham-by-Sea, just along the coast from Worthing. Brighton is about 30 minutes’ drive, and central London is under two hours away by car. The nearest train station is at Shoreham, and Gatwick is 40 minutes’ away. Should you wish to arrive by helicopter, the house can supply the coordinates. 

Things To Do

There are plenty of beautiful walks on the Wiston estate, plus further trails to follow on the broader South Downs. The seaside offers charming distractions, and Brighton offers itself, unashamedly. The events’ team at the house can arrange any group activities you might fancy, or you can keep it all low-key, and simply enjoy the house and gardens.


Wiston House holds a civil ceremony license for four locations (The Library and Common Room for intimate weddings, the Ballroom and Great Hall for up to 110 guests). There are several packages available to suit different budgets.

Wedding dates at Wiston House are often booked up well in advance but occasionally there is late availability. If you are considering a short engagement the team can help you arrange a wedding in just a few weeks; please call Wiston House to discuss your arrangements.

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3 months ago

perfect Wedding venue stunning house staff friendly food amazing

3 months ago

Beautiful place for a wedding set in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

5 months ago

We just got married here last weekend, and although it rained the entire day we had an amazing time inside this beautiful house! Alix and Gemma have given exceptional service and made the wedding run so smoothly, not a thing went wrong! Thanks so much, all our guests loved the venue and everyone really complimented it. They accommodated our every wish and I cannot fault the girls for anything. Wish we could get married here again :-) )

7 months ago

Room very poor - lovely setting but room lets it down personally wouldn’t opt to stay there

7 months ago

Had a wonderful time... service is amazing.. food lovely.. beautiful place..

7 months ago

Lovely house great surroundings , lovely staff very helpful , great stay

9 months ago

I spent 4 days at Wiston House to celebrate the Spirit of God at the Wildfires event. The place was packed 2500 people where there i believe. We had 2 very hot days, but 1 was a down pour but it didn't stop us praising the Lord. The house was amazing and grounds outstanding but a tad muddy. Thank you guys!

9 months ago

An amazing weekend at BCDO. A fantastic faith filled, fun filled weekend with family and friends. Can’t wait for next year.

9 months ago

Great place

9 months ago

I had an amazing time at Winston House yesterday for BCDO South 2018, it was a great day. Weather was lovely till 2130 when it poured with rain. Lol. A special thank you to a fellow guest who helped me when I got burned with boiling coffee, her name is Michelle. It's getting better, but still sore. Still, gonna be there again next year. Xx Xx

10 months ago

lovely place to be when a lot of people go to worship pray and enjoy different surroundings and witness the work of the holy spirit.

1 year ago

Matthew and I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone at Wiston House for everything they did for us at our wedding on the 21st October 2017. Gemma was so helpful and efficient when it came to planning and Jo and the rest of the team could not be more accommodating on the day. Everyone we’ve spoken to who was there has said they thought the venue was stunning and the day was great and we’re sure it was because of how friendly and professional everyone there was. We can’t thank you enough! Mr and Mrs Wakeman xx

1 year ago

Just got back from Davids tent at Wiston estate. It has truly spoilt us for anything else! God's presence all over that place! Great shower and water facilities, great selection of food vendors & plenty of shops within a short drive. Coming back next year for sure!!!!

2 years ago

Gemma and the team at Wiston House gave my partner and I the most perfect wedding day. Nothing was too much and we felt so calm thanks to the superb organisation and professionalism of a fantastic team. Gemma and Wiston house will permanently have a place in our hearts. Thank you so so much, Sam and Charlie Boutwood

2 years ago

Big Church Day Out Fantastic Weekend at Wiston House nicknamed Glastonbury for Christians , but it is so much more with the spirit of God and thousands of Christians Celebrating all weekend. Its the third year for us and yes we will be back again next year for the 10th anniversary.

2 years ago

I attended Big Church Day Out this past weekend and am in awe of the beauty of the manor and it's grounds!!

2 years ago

The staff were helpful and attentive. The food and accompanying wine was excellent. The house, garden and grounds are breathtakingly spectacular.

2 years ago

Wiston House hosted our wedding in January 2017. From booking the House a year earlier to the wedding itself they were always helpful and professional in guiding us through the day and providing advice and help where it was needed. On the day the staff made it the perfect day from receiving the guests, to the ceremony and the wedding breakfast and then late in to the night. The food and service was second to none and they are absolutely recommended!

2 years ago

We came for a family wedding and from the start the staff were very warm and friendly! The setting of the house was just beautiful . The food gorgeous . The facilities were all so fresh and clean. Would definitely recommend ! �

2 years ago

Being from the States, this venue is very different in architecture and yet similar to the open space of the western US estates; a tranquil, warm, and endearing point within the wonderful landscape near Steyning.

3 years ago

Marvelous building..... Wonderful place to stay.....the staff I found very helpful even asked for ice to put on my ankle very late at night...delivered to my room within five minuet, with a smile...... Really enjoyed my over night stay....

3 years ago

"Just like a page out of a fairytale the storybook romance comes true, the Wedding of Anna & Ashley..." the quote on our invitations & stationery couldn't be more fitting for the beautiful setting of our marriage celebrations at Wiston House. Gemma is a fabulous Wedding coordinator and the whole team at Wiston work tirelessly to ensure you have the most magical day. The most stunning location that words cannot describe! We just hope we can return one day, Wiston House will always be special to us.

5 years ago

We were so delighted with our wedding here that we wanted to do it all again! The professionalism of the staff combined with the sheer beauty of the house in its surroundings made a perfect wedding venue for us. The food was scrumptious, the accommodation was perfect for our guests who'd travelled from afar & the day went without a hitch. We would most definitely recommend Wiston House as a wedding venue.

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