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Venue Review : Brickwall House

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Brickwall House is a boutique, country house wedding venue situated on the outskirts of the village of Northiam in East Sussex - a short drive from the historic town of Rye.


Approached down the private driveway, surrounded with manicured lawns, you're immediately wowed by the splendour of the Jacobean Manor House. As you step inside you're met with ornate ceilings, a stunning chandelier and views straight out into the beautiful gardens beyond.


Brickwall House, Jacobean Manor House. Country manor gardens. Sussex wedding venue.

Five Fast Facts about Brickwall House

  • Brickwall House is open to host weddings during the summer and select school holidays

  • You have the choice of 3 licenced ceremony locations and 2 reception spaces

  • There is plenty of local accommodation

  • All weddings have the exclusive use of the house and grounds

  • The local church is just a short walk away


In this review I'll be sharing my thoughts on Brickwall House, as well as highlighting some key points to think about when considering this venue for your own wedding or event. All facts are correct to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing; however, it is always best to contact the venue directly as things can change. All views are my own.


First Impressions


The design of Brickwall House enables you to see straight through from the front door, to the gardens at the rear of the house. This was one of the first things that I noticed when I arrived for my visit, and I couldn't help but have a peek out in to the gardens whilst I waited to be shown around. The indoor ceremony room has a gorgeous window/door that allows couples to use the garden path (pictured above) as an aisle in to their ceremony - giving you the chance to really make an entrance! The gardens at Brickwall House are beautiful, with different areas each with a unique feel - just when you think you've seen it all there is something else to explore!

Key Information


Brickwall House is available to host both your wedding ceremony and your evening reception. There are three unique ceremony locations to choose from - with both indoor and outdoor options. For those looking to have a more intimate celebration, you can host your wedding breakfast inside the manor house - the maximum number is 48. There's a separate room for your evening entertainment, loud music could shatter the stunning chandelier in the main room! If you're having a larger wedding then there is a beautiful marquee situated in the gardens, which can hold up to 120 guests as well as your after dinner dancing. Couples have exclusive use of the venue on the day of the wedding from 9am until midnight - ensuring that you really do feel like you're at home (albeit a very grand home!).


Walled garden at Brickwall House, East Sussex. Garden topiary.

Suppliers


If you choose to get married at Brickwall House you can choose between their four recommended caterers, with the rest of your suppliers entirely up to you! Like any good venue, Brickwall House can suggest suppliers that they recommend, but if you have a family member who is a florist or a friend who can DJ - you'll be allowed to include them in your special day! There is no corkage charge at Brickwall House, which means that you can buy and serve your own alcohol and drinks without having to pay the venue for this privilege - always a bonus! The only other supplier stipulations are that you use the marquee provided by Brickwall House - otherwise you truly can make your wedding unique to you!


Anything else...


If you're looking to have a religious ceremony, the local church is a short stroll away from the venue, making it ideally located! There is plenty of parking on site for your guests (with more in the pipeline), and guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight at the venue, to be collected the following morning. Brickwall House is really well situated on the border of Kent and East Sussex - not too far from the coast for guests visiting to explore, but also a sensible train ride from London / drive from the M20.



Final verdict


I absolutely loved visiting Brickwall House, Astrid from The Woven Group (the venue management company) is so welcoming and knowledgeable. She thinks of all the little touches - on the day of my visit I was lucky enough to join in with a couple viewing the venue and they were treated to a glass of bubbles as they strolled around the venue (I was in work mode!). Then as they left, she presented them with a handwritten note, a sprig of lavender from the gardens and a couple of tea bags to use whilst they embark on wedding planning! I think if you're looking for an exclusive use venue in the Wealden countryside - then you can't go wrong with Brickwall House. The combination of the stunning house and gardens mean that there truly is something for everyone!



The Country Blush, celebrations with meaning across Kent, East Sussex and the South East. Marquee specialist, creating weddings and celebrations as meaningful as the [love] story they represent.


If you'd like to find out more about how I can help you organise your wedding or celebration, please take a look at my website - www.thecountryblush.co.uk


Venue Management: www.thewovengroup.com

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