The eleven hundred acre, privately owned Bignor Park Estate is situated in stunning surroundings at the foot of the magnificent South Downs.

Tucked away down an impressive half mile long drive, Bignor Park House is majestic but with an understated style, and the Park has a rugged charm.

The spectacular eleven acres of gardens and the stables are available to hire for weddings, parties and corporate events.

Built in the early nineteenth century, Bignor Park's Georgian architecture and historic parkland are exceptional. It was once the home of the famous Romantic poet Charlotte Turner Smith, a major influence on William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It now belongs to Viscount and Viscountess Mersey and has been in the family for one hundred years.


We are delighted to welcome your group by appointment on a tour of the gardens, this may also include the house if desired.

For more information and admission prices, please contact Louise Hartley louise@bignorpark.co.uk 07798 807043‬. 

Find Us
Find us

Between Petworth and Pulborough in West Sussex. 

For those traveling by public transport, take the train to Pulborough. 


MJ Cars Pulborough 01798 874321

  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome

A word from the owner

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Juggling my career as composer with running the estate is not always straightforward, but certainly rewarding.
Viscount Mersey

Fun Facts
  • Bignor Park was the home of early Romantic poet Charlotte Smith, who was a major influence on Wordsworth and Coleridge.


Bignor Park is a dream venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. offering romantic, rural elegance.

Your wedding at Bignor Park will be a uniquely special experience, because the versatility of our setting means you can choose exactly how you want it – a day that is yours and yours alone.

Bignor Park is family-run and we limit our availability for weddings to twelve couples per year, so we can go the extra mile to make sure your wedding runs smoothly, and you and your guests are relaxed, excited and have a great time.

In hiring our venue for your wedding, party or corporate event, you have exclusive use of the gardens to include the Greek Loggia (licensed for outside ceremonies), formal gardens, sweeping lawns, and the calming Zen pond and Temple.

For dining and for dancing, the two hundred year old Stables offer a rustic suite of rooms, courtyard and quadrangle, or a marquee
can be erected on the Croquet Lawn overlooking the panoramic views.


  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Guest parking

'We had the most fabulous and magical day thanks to the extended Bignor team. Bignor Park is the most beautiful place and a special part of the world - we feel privileged to have been able to get married there.'

Robyn and Tom, Bride and Groom August 2016

Thank you so much for making our day so special, for all your thoughtfulness and reassurance. We simply couldn’t have wished for a better place to get married or for a more wonderful person to help us with our day. You made our dreams come true!'

Dawn and Barry, Bride and Groom August 2016

'I have no idea where to start, but when I look back at the long process of organising a wedding the first thing I remember is meeting you and instantly feeling that Bignor Park was the only place for us. You were so wonderful. I never felt worried about anything, you are AMAZING! We cannot thank you enough!'

Penny and Damian, Bride and Groom September 2016

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Bignor Park offers a unique setting for corporate functions, both indoor and outdoor. Past events include sales training days, barbecues and a tennis competition for Yell, a vintage car rally, fundraising lunches/dinners for the National Museums and Galleries of Liverpool and the Royal Academy of Music, including a chamber opera performance, and outdoor training days for the West Sussex Police Force.

We also have a long history of hosting charitable and community events, making Bignor Park very much a part of the local

You can find out more information on our website. 


  • Refreshments
  • Plentiful parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits

We offer visits for schools and education groups. Thanks to our partnership with Natural England, visits looking at heathland and wetland may be free of charge. Please contact us for further details.

If you have another idea for a school visit, please do get in touch and we will try to accommodate you.