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Event Planner Sussex – A Brief History Of The County

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a party, a marquee event, landmark anniversary or a corporate event, Sussex is the perfect county to give your event that quintessential essence of old England. Only a short drive from the heart of London, Sussex is perfectly placed and easily accessible to major motorway networks and international airports, yet once in the heart of the country, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere.

Historical heritage sites, castles and barns galore, beautiful countryside, stunning beaches and fabulously sunny coastal towns; Sussex has a wealth of locations to make your event truly special. Here are just 3 reasons why Sussex is the perfect English county for your special event.


Home to the Battle of Hastings site, Sussex is known as ‘1066 country’. Its rich history is like no other county in England. If you’d like to hold your event in a castle, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Sussex. The following castles offer atmosphere, history and stunning surroundings for weddings and corporate events.

Herstmonceux Castle is a 15th Century moated castle offering a mixture of medieval England and Renaissance Europe. The 300 acres of grounds includes a range of formal gardens and woodlands for perfect photo backdrops.

Bodiam Castle, a 14th Century moated castle, complete with its original portcullis, is rich with medieval splendour and is considered one of the most romantic and picturesque castles in England.

The Norman Castle of Lewes is more than 1,000 years old and has stunning views over the old town of Lewes and across Sussex. Set in the heart of the cobblestoned town, Lewes Castle is perfect for weddings or corporate events and is the perfect setting for photographs.


From wild, secluded and unspoilt beaches to nostalgic seaside towns, Sussex has all the ingredients for a delightful waterside wedding or corporate event. It’s also home to a range of fresh, local seafood.


Well known for its many barns dotted throughout the rolling landscape of the South Downs, Sussex offers a number of perfect countryside venues for your special event.

Venues offer indoor dining facilities but they are also ideal locations for marquee hire. With stretching views over the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs, barns are ideal venues for a quintessential English country wedding providing a wonderfully romantic setting, while also offering a peaceful, rural retreat for businesses who want to hold their corporate events away from the frenetic pace of the city.

Aimee Dunne is a luxury event planner in Sussex, dedicated to creating truly special and memorable events. For further enquiries into our event planner Sussex services, contact a member of our team today, or for more information on our wedding planner and party planner services, visit us online today.

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