Wiston House

Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ

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From £14,500

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

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. 





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6 months 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

8 months 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!!!!

8 months 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

11 months 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.

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

1 year 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!

1 year 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

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....

2 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.

4 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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