5 Reasons To Book A Wedding At Old Thorns

5 Reasons To Book A Wedding At Old Thorns


Set in the picturesque landscape of the South Downs, Old Thorns is the perfect location to hold your civil ceremony and wedding reception. No matter your vision, we will work together to deliver the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of and the celebration of a lifetime.

If you need convincing, we have highlighted 5 reasons why you should consider Old Thorns for your special day.

01

Location, Location, Location

We have already mentioned our picturesque setting, but we are situated just minutes from the A3, 30 minutes from the M25, 1 hour from London Waterloo and under 1 hour to Gatwick and Heathrow airport.

If you have guests flying in from around the world, we offer over 150 hotel bedrooms and 51 brand new self-catered apartments – this means we can accommodate any request you may have – large or small.

Your special day requires an equally special backdrop, which Is why so many couples retire from their wedding party for a few minutes to journey up to the 5th tee… need we say more?

02

What We Can Offer

From intimate ceremonies to large celebrations, we will work together to deliver the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of and the celebration of a lifetime.

Our team are dedicated to providing a bespoke service to every wedding, so we are able to support you throughout your wedding planning process, from the initial enquiry to the throwing of the bouquet.

We also offer a choice of charming and opulent rooms for your special occasion. A total of 11 rooms have been registered, which enables us to offer the size of room best suited for the occasion.

04

So Many Choices

With a range of packages to choose from or what food should be served, our team of expert wedding planners can do as much – or as little – as you wish in ensuring a truly special day that you and your guests will remember forever.

To discuss your requirements, please get in touch with one of our dedicated wedding coordinators on 01428 738 510 or by the button below.

The Gatsby Ballroom

While the inspiration for its décor and name may have gleaned from the 1920s, it’s not a themed space, which gives you the option to decorate and present it exactly how you would like.

The Hampshire Suite

It’s light, airy and has French sliding doors that open out on to a spacious courtyard – an idyllic environment in which friends and family can take those memorable pictures..

The Grand Ballroom

Benefiting from its own entrance, the Grand Ballroom is serviced by beautiful mahogany bar, large sunken dance floor, cloakroom and central stage with a starlit background – ideal for a band or your own entertainment.

Champagne Bar


The Champagne Bar is a true aesthetic delight. With regal mahogany and leather interior and a dramatic long, brass mirrored curved bar, you can be sure to enjoy a fantastic time in truly luxurious surroundings.

The Chapel


While the inspiration for its décor and name may have gleaned from the 1920s, it’s not a themed space, which gives you the option to decorate and present it exactly how you would like.

Kenwood Suite


While the inspiration for its décor and name may have gleaned from the 1920s, it’s not a themed space, which gives you the option to decorate and present it exactly how you would like.

05

Our New Outdoor Wedding Venue

In 2019 we welcomed the new addition of ‘The Walled Garden’, which is our fully licensed outdoor area that can accommodate up to 150 people. This permanent fixture can be found in a private and secluded area of our resort.

One thing that we cannot control on your wedding day is the weather, but don’t let that put you off planning your outdoor wedding. Our chapel will also be available should your wedding need to be moved inside on the day.

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