Tipi Wedding Venues With Licenses In And Around Sussex

Finding a Tipi wedding venue with a license for a civil ceremony is easier said than done. Unfortunately these venues are few and far between but for those of you that have your heart set on having your civil ceremony and Tipi wedding reception all in one place, here are a few in and around Sussex that we know are AWESOME!

1. Great Ote Hall,  Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Great Ote Hall is a stunning, intimate venue where the owner offers a really personal touch. The house has been in the family for generations and the Tipis are set up in the grounds, with the house providing a beautiful back drop.Camping is also available here for guests as well as the option for newlyweds to stay in an on-site property. Great Ote Hall is a 13th Century estate stunning house is licensed, giving you the option of having the ceremony and reception all in one place.

Website: http://www.greatotehall.co.uk/

2. Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Bignor Park is a privately owned 1,200 acre estate situated at the foot of the South Downs and offers spectacular panoramic views in the peaceful West Sussex countryside. It is a majestic, grand venue with a quirky, rugged charm. The possibilities for a Tipi wedding are endless here!

When hiring this venue, clients have exclusive access to 11 acres of the grounds and gardens with several options of where to position the Tipis. Bignor Park has a licence for civil ceremonies in their Greek Logia. It is a beautiful and romantic setting situated within their formal gardens, and is one of the very few venues in Sussex with an outdoor ceremony location. Bignor park also has areas for guests to camp overnight.

Website http://www.bignorpark.co.uk/

3. The Paper Mill, Benenden, Kent

Deep in the heart of a Kentish woodland a small but perfectly formed wooden bower stands glistening in the scattered sunlight as it filters down through the leafy canopy. It comes with a legal civil ceremony license, hand-crafted from the surrounding trees, this idyllic setting offers couples a unique opportunity to get married in the open air with nothing but endless, lush greenery and uninterrupted birdsong for miles around.The Tipis are set up on a stunning country meadow, with the option for you and your guests to camp.

Website: http://www.exclusivewoodlandweddings.com/

4. Birling Manor, East Dean (near Eastbourne), East Sussex

Birling Manor is a grade II listed building of timeless charm and tranquillity and located in a peaceful, historic East Sussex Downland setting within the extensive grounds. There is also the option to camp here.

Website: http://www.birlingmanor.co.uk/

Alternatively, if none of the above licensed venues float your boat, how about having a humanist ceremony/blessing performed by a celebrant? You could either have this in the Tipis or in an area outside them. Think under a tree with hay bales and a flower arch – creating a super relaxed vibe perfectly in keeping with your Tipi wedding! This also gives you the flexibility of choosing the venue you want and not being restricted to those with licenses for a civil ceremony and meaning you can have your entire day all in one place, just as you had in mind. If you decided to go down this route, you would need to arrange for the legal, civil ceremony to take place before your Tipi wedding day at either a Registry Office or at a venue with a civil license. You could make it an intimate affair with just the two of you and some of your closest friends and family. Having a celebrant perform your humanist ceremony also means you can work with the celebrant to create unique, individual vows, personal to you meaning your day is EVEN MORE special! If you would like any suggestions on celebrants, let us know and we can send some over to you.

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