Ockenden Manor is a stunning hotel from the Historic Sussex Collection, featuring 28 rooms and suites spread out across two Elizabethan era houses. The Manor estate is set within nine acres of private land and offers exquisite views of the west Sussex countryside and Cuckfield Park. The Manor hotel encompasses several stunning event spaces and private dining rooms, making it an excellent choice for hosting events such as business meetings, birthday celebrations, and more.
The venue has several outstanding event spaces which can be arranged in a variety of styles and decked out with décor of your choice. The rooms range in size and features, and can be altered according to your preferences. The restaurant and conservatory can be used in conjunction with each other to accommodate up to 150 people for a standing reception, and 120 seated theatre style. There is a smaller restaurant and several suites which can be used for more intimate gatherings, whether that be board meetings or private dining affairs. For larger events, or ones that require privacy, the entire manor can be exclusively hired – making your function even more special.
The restaurant is one of the highlights of the Manor, serving up award-winning British fare with a fine dining flourish. The restaurant offers several menus throughout the day and according to season, from afternoon teas to Sunday lunch. The kitchen also offers a vegetarian tasting menu and a Sussex-inspired menu replete with fresh local ingredients and dishes such as Balcombe Estate wood pigeon pie and Trenchmore Farm salt beef carpaccio.
For events that require guests to stay overnight, the manor has a delightful selection of luxury rooms and a spa too, which is built inside a 19th century walled garden. Whatever the occasion, guests will enjoy the contemporary and countryside-inspired feel of the hotel, which offers a welcoming respite from the city.