Drone shot of Lewes looking over the River Ouse from The Railway Land.

Lewes Wedding Venue

Updated May 16, 2024


Having been a wedding photographer in Lewes for over ten years now, I thought it would be helpful to create a list of wedding venues I have had the pleasure of working in. A disclaimer: This is not a top-ten or "50 best" list, nor is it merit-based. I will provide my personal reasons for liking them and links to the weddings I have photographed on location. However, I would urge you to visit before committing to a booking.

Drone shot of Lewes looking over the River Ouse from The Railway Land.
The front exterior of Lewes Register Office against a blue sky on a beautiful Summer's day.

Lewes Registry Office

Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1TP  (link)  (map)


By far, the wedding venue in Lewes where I have spent the most time. Not only because I live around the corner, but also because it is an incredibly beautiful and accessible location in a picturesque town. Comprising four rooms with capacities ranging from 15 to 60, Lewes Registry Office is a great choice for intimate to mid-sized wedding ceremonies and backs onto Southover Grange (see below). However, do watch out for football days, as parking is limited.

The title photograph is taken from Martin and Joanne's Wedding at Lewes Registry Office.

Andy & Caron in The Ainsworth Room

Mary & Mark in The Winterbourne Suite

Ashifa & Julian in The Evelyn Room

The front exterior of Lewes Register Office against a blue sky on a beautiful Summer's day.

Southover Grange

Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1TP  (link)  (map)


On exiting Lewes Registry Office via the back entrance, you immediately arrive on the terrace of Southover Grange Gardens, so the two venues tend to go hand in hand. I have taken wedding photographs for couples at the Grange who have had their ceremony elsewhere, so I believe the space deserves an independent listing. I have seen the park in all seasons, and it never disappoints. Managed by the local council, it is always well-maintained and features a plethora of architectural and natural wonders, making it a fantastic backdrop. Being a public garden, expect some people on sunny days, but dogs are not permitted, making it a great space for small children.

The title photograph is taken from Ady and Jose's Wedding in Southover Grange.

Lou & Matt at the Southwest Entrance

Amy & James next to Winterbourne Stream

Olivia & Ed in The Secret Garden

Natalie and Dean at the top of the stairs in Pelham House Hotel after their wedding.

Pelham House Hotel

St Andrew's Lane, Lewes, BN7 1UW  (link)  (map)


Pelham House Hotel in Lewes is a 16th-century townhouse exclusively dedicated to serving as a wedding venue and event space. The hotel features 29 bedrooms, stunning private gardens, indoor and outdoor event areas, and an onsite bar. Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Lewes Train Station, the hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service, available 1.5 hours before the commencement of your ceremony. Additionally, there are tempting offers available for those who book in advance.

The title photograph is taken from Natalie and Dean's Wedding at Pelham House Hotel.

Natalie & Dean embrace in the Garden

Belinda descending the stairs

Alexis & Niell’s First Dance

Ashley and Anjana look at eachother  surrounded by wedding guests during their wedding in Southover Church, Lewes.

Southover Church

Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JH  (link)  (map)


Starting as a gatehouse for the part-demolished medieval Cluniac priory in Lewes, Southover Church became a parish in the 13th Century. It has an incredibly warm interior and is very central at about 5 minutes’ walk from the Train Station. The Church is also close to two incredibly picturesque locations namely Southover Grange (see above) and Lewes Priory Ruins, a designated Grade I listed building.

The title photograph is taken from Ashley and Anjana's Wedding at Southover Church.

Ashley & Anjana surrounded by confetti