The Museum as a Wedding Venue

Located within the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, this picturesque 40 acre site is a venue like no other. The Museum’s grounds offer an atmosphere of quiet tranquillity and are peppered with fascinating historic buildings, woodland areas, grazing farm animals and a beautiful mill pond. This authentic setting combined with limited availability makes for a unique and exclusive wedding venue, perfect for couples after something a little different.

Downland Gridshell

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The first building of its kind to be built in the UK, the Gridshell is a unique and exquisite setting for both civil ceremonies and receptions of up to 180 people.

Crawley Hall

Crawley hall dressed for a wedding

Situated in the heart of the Museum’s medieval market square and surrounded by cobbled paths and historic buildings, this charming timber-framed barn is an ideal choice for more intimate wedding celebrations.

Greenways Field

Weald & downland museum as a wedding venue

The Greenways Field is a completely blank canvas for those looking for a marquee-style wedding. Nestled in amongst the sublime countryside setting with the Museum in the backdrop, it offers an idyllic and tranquil setting for your celebrations.

Wedding Hire Bookings

If you are interested in booking our venue for your wedding, please get in touch to discuss how we can help make your day unforgettable. To arrange a viewing, please contact Georgia at or on 01243 811032.

Please download our Wedding Brochure (PDF, 3Mb) for more information, or click on this link for our Wedding Inspiration Book (PDF, 12Mb)

You can also follow us on Instagram @weddingsatwealddown for more ideas and inspiration for your special day.

Photo Gallery

Photos 2 – 5 by Vicky Lewis Photography, Photos 10 – 11 by VLA Photography, Photos 21 – 25 by Fiona Mills Art & Photography.


Thank you so so much we honestly had the best day. Thanks for all your help and your little dance with us at the end! Hope we weren’t too much trouble! Many thanks again!

Sophia & Josh

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and support before and during our wedding. We had the absolute BEST day and everything was incredible. All the guests had a lovely time exploring the Museum too!

Becky & Sean

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. Everyone commented on how amazing the venue was and how much they enjoyed the day! You were so helpful and we’re very grateful!

Eloise & Lloyd

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for everything you did for our wedding - before and on the day. I'm sure we will be booking a trip to the Museum soon - hopefully we might bump into you.

Cat & Dave

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