Hi Emma and Mark, Thank you so much for such a wonderful day on our daughter's wedding. The organisation and service was excellent, all the staff were fabulous, kind polite and could not have done anymore to make the day just perfect. Gildredge Manor is a suburb venue, we had guests from many parts of the world and all said what a typical quintessential England Manor House it is. Over and above this are your personalities which shine through the setting, you really are lovely kind and caring people, and it's you that really made the day what it was, a fantastic success. We would both highly recommend both you and Gildredge Manor to anyone who is looking for a fabulous venue for a wedding or otherwise. Best wishes to you both and thanks again.

Joan & Ian

A building should be more than beautiful bricks and mortar, it can be a loving home, a place of peace or a vessel for happiness for a wedding. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place in which to hold our wedding. We are so grateful for the warmth that we and our guests received by Emma, Mark, Angie and the team. Our venue was not just a perfect setting which was exceptionally beautiful and intimate, that was just part of it for us. In addition, and most importantly, it exuded style without pretention, the love of a people for their premises and we felt this in every detail of this treasure of a building. We also fell in love with the presence of nature all around us, all of which just added to the comfortableness of our surroundings. We can't wait to book you again in the future to celebrate an anniversary!

L & D

Dear Emma & Mark - A small card with a very BIG THANK YOU! What a stunning result of your renovation work on Gildredge Manor. You must and deserve to be really proud of your achievement.

J & D

Dear Mark & Emma - we'd like to say thank you for us helping us enjoy such a wonderful celebration. Gildredge Manor is a superb venue, your taste in decor and furnishings, and the small touches make it a very special place. Many of our guests commented on the quality of your refurbishment, and enjoyed their time in the Manor. We shall have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. We wish you every success.

A & S

Just to thank you so very much for making the above (in my case as Father of the Bride) wedding, a brilliant and memorable occasion. I could not find fault in anything. You are a credit to your lovely house, gardens and the business you run, not operating detached but emotionally fully involved with absolutely everything from start to finish. I am so very glad my daughter chose your venue for her special day and thank you for all the advice and contacts you gave her to make it all perfect.

Thank you for being so very kind and attentive. I wish you all the very best for the future and your lives.

God bless you both.


Thank you for making our wedding day the most perfect & amazing day of our lives.

Mr & Mrs U

We had such a wonderful day! It was honestly the best day of our lives and Gildredge was just perfect! Thank you so much for all your support (especially when I was feeling stressed out and overwhelmed the day before! Your kind words were so appreciated even if it didn't seem like it!) and warm friendly help with everything. So many people said how lovely the manor is and how lovely you were. Thank you so much!

C & R

We had such an amazing day. Never thought I would feel that way about a wedding day, especially one with kids in tow! We both wish we could do it again - now that's saying something! Thank you both so much for everything you did to help the day run smoothly. We were really pleased with how it all went. We've had such fabulous feedback from everyone including many, many comments on the beautiful venue.

S & C

Thank you for all your help and for providing such a wonderfully apt venue for our wedding. It was such a lovely and memorable day for us both .. a day to remember with some wonderful memories to cherish. One of the most important things we noticed was just how easy you made it for us; nothing was too much trouble and we felt that you were both integral to making the day, for us and our guests, so special.

J & S

Thank you again for helping to make our amazing wedding happen. Gildredge is so beautiful - your ears must be burning with all the praise our friends and family have given it. Your kindness, professionalism and good humour were priceless - and you helped us make some very special memories for both of our families - as well as our new family!

S & W

Thank you so much for all of your help, passion and patience in helping us organise our wedding. From the moment we stepped into Gildredge Manor we knew it was where we wanted to get married - and it couldn't have been more perfect for us on the day. We were so grateful for all of the advice - from suppliers to bunting - that you were able to give us along the way ...

S & J

We would just like you to know just how special our day was, thanks, in many many ways to you & your beautiful venue. You both made planning, preparing and the day itself such a breeze! We're truly grateful for all your help and smiles through it all. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

P & J

We would like to say thank you so much for all your help, support and kindness. From the small things you did […] to the organising […] all ensured the day was wonderful. So many people over the last few days have said what a stunning venue Gildredge Manor was and how all the small touches showed. The list of thank yous goes on and on and I keep thinking of things you both did.. Many thanks for making it such a wonderful day!

E & D

A belated but most sincere thank you for all your help in preparation & on the wedding day itself. It all went so smoothly and everyone enjoyed the day. We would not have had such a happy & friendly wedding without all your help. Lots of people said how beautiful your home and garden is. With many thanks to you both again.

R & C

Thank you so much for letting us celebrate our wedding at Gildredge Manor, we had such and amazing and memorable day. Everyone has commented on how lovely a venue it was ...

S & J

On the hunt for our wedding venue in Eastbourne we wanted to stay away from the hotel package deals and find somewhere truly unique, suitably-sized and flexible enough for us to tailor the day to meet our needs.

After a good friend suggested Gildredge Manor, we were warmly invited to look around the charming building and within moments, we absolutely knew this was where we wanted to get married. We cancelled all our other viewings and didn’t look back.

Emma and Mark were the most perfect and wonderful hosts. They were always on hand to answer any questions, give advice and be willing to help us. They were super cool and did so much to help the day run smoothly. For this we are incredibly grateful to them.

All of our family and guests were blown away with Gildredge Manor. From a practical perspective, there were a range of beautifully-decorated rooms which opened up with different purposes as the day unfolded, providing ideal spaces for us, our family and our guests to enjoy the celebrations.

It’s evident that an incredible amount of love, time and effort have gone into restoring this wonderful setting. Venue highlights included the sanctuary of the elegant bride’s dressing room, the fabulous light beaming into the Long Gallery during our service, throwing shapes on the ‘dance floor’ of the Garden Room and the older family members retreating to the Library for coffee before turning into their own private members club for evening whisky. We can’t think of a better backdrop and surroundings for our joyous day.

The morning after, we came back and sat on the lawn of Gildredge Manor in the sunshine and shed a tear about how perfect it was. Thank you Emma and Mark, we can’t wait to come back and visit.

W & S

Thank you for all your help and your wonderful venue, it made the perfect setting for a really fabulous party. You personally where amazing and unbelievably helpful throughout the whole process; the way you were so laid back leading up to the event helped to alleviate my stresses, so thank you so so much.

Eastbourne Hockey Club

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say a huge thank you from the both of us. Saturday was completely perfect and we're so grateful for all your hard work and how calm and accommodating you were. The whole thing felt so personal and special and we loved working with you. You really were both fantastic.

Mr & Mrs Stewart

Thank you again for everything you did to make our day so special. From the first day we came to look (this was the only time I was nervous in any of the preparations, I so wanted Alan to like it and you to be available) you made us feel at ease, nothing was too much trouble and I think the guests felt that too on the day. People keep telling us what a brilliant day they had, I think not least because of your welcome and all the locals are very impressed by your hard work on the renovation.

Helen and Alan

I had a wonderful time on Saturday and I have nothing but praise from my guests for the fabulous venue. Thank you for providing the opportunity for me to celebrate my birthday in such wonderful surroundings. I thank you too, for enabling us to "spread out" and to see the splendours of your lovely home, I really did appreciate that very generous gesture.

Of course, the Manor itself is a dream venue for a special event and I am in no doubt that many of my guests from Saturday will be arranging events at the Manor and I would have no hesitation in making you my first choice for a choice of venue, for any future events I may host. You have made it a very special place.


We decided that my 40th birthday was a time for celebration and also a good opportunity to raise some funds for a local charity that meant a lot to me. We scoured the traditional venues, but as soon as we saw Gildredge Manor we decided that it would be perfect for us. The versatility of the venue and room sizes meant we were able to do exactly what we had in mind. Mark and Emma made the arranging of what was a daunting task so easy. They are clearly experienced in what they do and we were made to feel very welcome before the event during the planning. The party went brilliantly and the atmosphere of the building relaxed everyone and we raised several thousand £'s on the night, so everything was perfect. We wouldn't go anywhere else for a venue in East Sussex and have also been to a wedding at Gildredge Manor, which was fabulous.


We were pinching ourselves by how well the wedding went. So pleased also to share in your satisfaction. We always trusted you would deliver. On the day for us it was no stress at all.

The Manor deserved it and hope it sets a helpful guide for you to encourage your future guests. Thanks for adding in the lighting for that evening.

The general comments from guests was that the Manor lends itself so well to such an event. The Eastbourne residents are happy to see the building so well restored. I do not doubt it is unique and that your years of investment will pay off.

D & T F

I would like to thank you both for preparing the Gallery Room so beautifully last Saturday for my 70th birthday party. Each thank-you letter I received after the event raved about the venue of the party and compliments are still coming in daily by post. It seems that many guests, although mostly local, were unaware of the existence of Gildredge Manor in is present form so I hope that my party helped somewhat to put it firmly on the Eastbourne venue map.

Special thanks also to Emma for chatting to guests as they arrived. It was a nice gesture and much appreciated by everyone.


We loved having our 40th at Gildredge Manor! It’s of course beautiful and the owners are lovely, but also practically, everything works well. Where other venues have their preferred caterers, we were allowed to have “whatever” we wanted in terms of food, music and entertainment and it all turned out great. It was so well organise, we just had to turn up on the night and we all had a fantastic time! I can’t recommend this venue enough.

J & J L

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