Ceremonies

The perfect venue

Edes House, Chichester

Edes House is a Grade 1 listed building, dating back to 1696. It has three licensed ceremony rooms which can be booked for a set time, or you can opt for our bespoke package and tailor your day.

Marriage ceremonies

Licensed ceremony rooms

Book one of our rooms ranging from small intimate ceremonies in our Cowdray Room through to larger ceremonies in our Richmond Room.

Our unique ceremony rooms are available at various times in the week.

The beauty of the house can be captured as the backdrop to your photos as you leave to continue your celebrations.

Dogs and pets are not permitted into the house unless they are assistance dogs.

For further details including fees, please view our room guides below.

Civil partnerships

Cowdray Room

Our intimate Cowdray Room is ideal for couples looking to have a civil partnership in a relaxed atmosphere.

When formalising a civil partnership you have a choice of whether you would like a simple signing for you and your two witnesses, or whether you would like that signing to be part of a short ceremony - it really is up to you! There is no cost difference between these two options.

For further details including fees, please view the Cowdray Room guide.

Room guide

For the latest information about ceremonies, make sure you have read our guide about Ceremony restrictions during the pandemic.

Celebration packages

Enhance your day and enjoy some extra time in the house with your guests by arranging a drinks reception, either before or after your ceremony.

Arrival celebration package

This is designed for up to eight guests to enjoy some special time together 45 minutes before the ceremony and the “I dos”.

An idyllic start to your day, you could use the extra time to have a few more photographs, or relax and take in the ambiance of this beautiful house with a glass of bucks fizz in one of our exquisite rooms.

Post-ceremony package

After the ceremony, stay for a bucks fizz reception before carrying on the celebrations. It will give you a chance to enjoy the house for some additional photo opportunities and greet your guests. (Additional time and room allocations will depend on your chosen ceremony room.)

Bespoke package

This package allows exclusive use of the house for your reception, with a dedicated events team ready to tailor everything from a canapé reception to a formal banquet. From confetti showers to receiving lines, we ensure a personal, individual approach for the entire event.

For prices and further details on the available options, contact the events team at Edes House who will be happy to discuss your special day.

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Make an enquiry

Please complete our online enquiry form first to discuss your event with the team.

We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. However, currently we are experiencing very high volumes of enquiries, as well as assisting those couples with ceremonies that had been affected by the Government lockdown. Please be patient - this could take longer than usual during these busy periods.

Please note that our phone number may appear as 0800 or 03302.