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Congratulations on your engagement! You are now in an exciting stage of wedding planning! Along with the wedding dress, the ideal setting for your wedding should be top of your list! The Ravenswood is set in Sharpthorne, in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by the rolling hills of West Sussex. Our beautiful estate contains landscaped gardens, and a magnificent manor house to give you a truly special day.

We want your day to be about you, which is why we only offer exclusive hire of the venue spaces. Or if you truly want to become lord and lady of the manor, you can exclusively hire the entire manor, giving you 34 ensuite bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy. We have 3 function rooms for use during the different parts of your day; The Princess Beatrice Suite (named after the daughter of Queen Victoria, who once lived here), The Jacobean Room and The Baronial Hall (the original 15th Century site of the building). These seat up to 180 guests for your wedding feast and up to 300 guests for your evening party.

Our stunning 18 acres of land contain a pavilion, 4 lakes, ruins, bridges, pleasure gardens and even a giant chair. Our director of the grounds has 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer, and so has ensured a fabulous selection of picturesque spots for your photographs. With our selection of venue spaces, extensive land, and licences for civil weddings both inside the house and the pavilion you can truly create your dream day. One we can promise will be like no other.

For more information, and to book a show round, please call Sam on 01342 810216 or email

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  • Seating for up to 160 guests in The Princess Beatrice Suite.
  • Seating for up to 60 guests in the Jacobean Room.
  • Seating for up to 80 guests in the Old Baronial Hall.
  • Seating for up to 160 guests outside the Castle (outside wedding ceremony)