No. 1 River Ground Stables
Cowdray Park
West Sussex
GU29 9AL

Phone: 01730 816881


A Hidden Gem nestled in the heart of the South Downs for your Special Celebration.

The Walled Garden Wedding Venue in Midhurst West Sussex is an Historic Grade 1/11 listed site set in the magnificent grounds of Cowdray Park adjacent to The Cowdray Ruins. Although secluded it is within walking distance of the Historic thriving Market Town of Midhurst, which boasts an interesting mix of Medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is easily accessible from London. Midhurst has been voted one of the best places to live by the Sunday Times 2016. “ So take my hand and let us go back to Our Garden…”

– from the The Walled Garden of Cowdry website

Great for Outdoors ?

Great for Indoors?

Is Drone Possible?

Great for Parking?

In 2001 while searching for new premises for her award winning garden company, Room in the Garden, Jan Howard was introduced to a totally neglected secret garden concealed within its original Tudor brick walls adjacent to the historic Cowdray Ruins. Jan was immediately inspired and agreed a lease with the Cowdray Estate which enabled her to restore the ancient garden to her own design in sympathy with its history. This privately funded restoration project was completed in 2005 thanks to Jan’s vision and energy and the support of The Cowdray Estate and The Walled Garden Sponsors.

“Its been a great privilege to restore this Tudor Pleasure Garden, a place where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I would have strolled. I am excited that The Walled Garden at Cowdray is developing as a Centre of Excellence and a historic and beautiful venue set in the countryside of West Sussex”

“The Walled Garden at Cowdray Wedding venue in Midhurst West Sussex is a historic Grade l listed site. It has two beautiful function/reception rooms namely The Courtyard Room and The Castle Room which are elegant by day and magical by night as well as an award winning garden set in the magnificent grounds of Cowdray Park adjacent to The Cowdray Ruins.

The venue which is licensed for civil ceremonies offers a most romantic setting for weddings. Blessings of a religious and non-religious nature may also be held in either of the functions rooms or The Walled Garden. Both rooms have excellent acoustics for music. There is easy access to the venue, ample parking, frequent train services from London and excellent local accommodation some within walking distance.”

From the The Walled Garden Cowdray website

What we love about the location

  • Plenty of free Parking

  • The garden shooting spaces

  • The Castle Ruins – FANTASTIC!

  • This is a Spring to Summer Time Venue

Some of our pictures that show off the venue

New images coming…