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A guide to Edes House

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A civil ceremony venue

Edes House

Edes House is a fine Grade 1 listed building situated in the centre of Chichester. With plenty of local parking and easily accessible, it is a wonderful venue for a civil ceremony.

Photographs may be taken on the front or back steps of the house, on the back lawn, or if your prefer in the House itself.

Disabled access is available and staff will be on hand to assist if required. No pets are allowed (with the exception of guide dogs).

Should you wish a particular piece of music to be played (CD only)during your ceremony, you must initially discuss this with the Registrar. Providing the Registrar approves your selection we have the facilities to play it, and will be happy to discuss this with you. You will need to produce the relevant piece of music on CD.

Edes House is licensed for the retail of alcoholic drinks. We can offer you a range of champagne, sparkling wine or soft drinks, along with a selection of canapes. These need to be booked in advance and the cost is in addition to the charges for the ceremony and the use of the House.

Confetti is not allowed in Edes House or on the steps.

Smoking in Edes House is prohibited.

Should you wish further information or would like to view the House please speak to Kim Wright or one of the house team.

Email Email: edeshouse@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone Phone: 01243 777265 / 07793 189561

Edes House
West Street
West Sussex
PO19 1RQ

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Civil ceremony procedure

A couple celebrating getting married

Once you have made your provisional booking or enquiry at Edes House you should contact the Superintendent Registrar to co-ordinate your specific dates. Without the presence of the Superintendent Registrar there can be no marriage and any arrangement for the use of the premises depends entirely on his or her availability. Call the ceremonies team on 01243 642122.

As the wedding will be a civil ceremony, no religious music or connotations will be permitted. Any music, reading, words or performance which forms part of the ceremony must be secular.

The content of the ceremony must be agreed in advance with the Superintendent Registrar who will be attending the ceremony. The list of approved readings is available from the Superintendent Registrar.

Ceremonies may be held in the Richmond Room or the Foyer, (both areas are licensed for 80 guests) or the Norfolk Room licensed for 60 guests and the Leconfield Room, similarly licensed for 35 people. Room layout and decoration can be discussed with the House Manager.

The House Manager will be present on the day as the authorised person to ensure correct procedures are followed and to ensure the smooth running of your ceremony.

To discuss parking arrangements please use the contact details above.

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Booking Edes House

A smartly dressed groom

Provisional bookings will be held for 10 days, after this the booking will be released.

To confirm the booking, a signed event proposal and a non - refundable deposit of £200 are required to confirm the booking.

The balance of your account is payable two weeks prior to your ceremony. Any extras must be settled in full on the day.

Every effort will be made to give you the room of your choice. However the County Council reserves the right to move the ceremony to another licensed room if necessary.

The County Council will hold the hirer of the House responsible for any damage caused to the premises during the function.

If you require any further information, booking fees, or would like to see Edes House please do not hesitate to contact Kim Wright or one of  the house team as detailed above.

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