From Spring 2021, Bentley’s stunning and unusual Bird Room will be licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 60 seated guests. This formal room is the grandest in the House with original marble floors, bird-inspired paintings and artworks and an impressive fireplace. For couples looking for an al-fresco civil ceremony, it is possible to choose a location within the grounds such as the Walled Garden and hold a beautiful outdoor blessing simply coming inside to the licensed Bird Room to sign the register with witness and registrar.
The Bentley Estate
Bentley has so many beautiful spots which you can incorporate into your wedding reception including the front lawns of the impressive country house and barchessa (Italian-style barn originally used for the housing of a prestigious car collection, the Walled Gardens), the Sphinx Gardens and the party fields. We offer several packages but we can always create a bespoke package for you, so a viewing is recommended to allow you to get a feel for the space.
The perfect spot
The Ultimate Bentley Package
£5000 inc VAT
The Midway Bentley Package
£3500 inc VAT
The Basic Bentley Package
£2000 inc VAT
£200.00 inc VAT
Rehearsal Dinner in The Chinese Room
£500.00 plus catering
Engagement Party in The House
£1000 plus catering
Prices shown inclusive of VAT.
The Ultimate Bentley Package
This package includes the hire of all areas of Bentley available for weddings including use of the Bird Room at the House for a civil wedding ceremony or a first drink and bridal party photos, the Sphinx and Walled Gardens, the Barchessa and front lawns, hire of train and Marquee fields with the option of camping. On site and over night parking available. Couples can choose where they host the different elements of the day with the final wedding breakfast and party taking place in their chosen marquee and the option for guest to camp.
The Midway Package
This package includes the hire of all outside areas of Bentley including the Sphinx and Walled Gardens OR front lawns of House, the Barchessa as a wet weather contingency for receptions drinks follows by the hire of the marquee fields for the wedding breakfast and party, with the option of camping. On site and over night parking available.
The Basic Package
The basic package includes the hire of the marquee fields and the option for guests to camp. On site and over night parking available. A wonderful way to experience the rural setting to Bentley at an affordable price.
Should you wish to host a extra special engagement party, it is possible to book the formal rooms of the House including the Bird Room and Chinese Room for just such an occasion.
To add some fun and frivolity to your day, why not book the miniature railway to pick your guests up from the House after your initial drinks reception and take them down to your wedding marquee? What not offer a glass of fizz aboard the train for a super-fun photo? Guests in heels will also thank you for the transport!
Rehearsal dinner in the Chinese Room and dining room at the House
This sumptuous room in the main House with adjoining dining room is the perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner with your nearest and dearest the night before your wedding. If you have guests travelling from far and wide and want to extend your wedding weekend, this is a wonderful way to spoil those closest to you.
The Bentley Estate is tucked in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. The house and grounds are situated down a private driveway off Harvey’s Lane which is close to the village of Ringmer and just a few miles from Lewes and Uckfield, which both have mainline railway stations. The nearest airport is Gatwick.
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