A guide to Edes House
Please see the supporting document below for a guide to Edes
A civil ceremony venue
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
Photographs may be taken on the front or back
steps of the house, on the back lawn, or if your prefer in the
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
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
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Civil ceremony procedure
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
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
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
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
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
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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