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Ceremonies in East Sussex

About Us

East Sussex is a shire county in the South East of England. Bordered by neighbouring counties to the north, east and west, and by the English Channel to the south, we have over 50 miles of iconic Sussex coastline, including the Sunshine Coast with higher than average hours of sunshine each year.

With the county town of Lewes in the west, East Sussex features the area of outstanding natural beauty known as the Weald in the rural north, historic fishing villages and coastal towns such as Eastbourne and Hastings to the south, and the ports of Rye and Newhaven to the east and west. The centre of the county hosts several former market towns, and Crowborough to the north borders on the Ashdown Forest. We are lucky enough to be the home of many buildings and towns of historical significance, such as Battle and Rye, and due to our geographical position have many castles dotted around the county, several of which are amongst our venues licensed for weddings and ceremonies. To the south we have the instantly recognisable Seven Sisters, and the Seven Sisters Country Park surrounding them is part of the South Downs National Park.

Where possible we use local East Sussex suppliers in line with the East Sussex County Council priority of driving sustainable economic growth.

Our team

Covering an area of almost 700 square miles, we conduct and register approximately 2,500 weddings, civil partnerships and other ceremonies each year with our team of over 70 Ceremonies Registrars.

Our Register Offices

We have Register Offices at:

Our Register Offices have a total of 8 ceremony rooms available year round across the county for the celebration of marriages, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and any other ceremony of your choosing.

Licensed Venues

We are also lucky enough to have over 100 venues across the county that are licenced for the celebration of civil marriages, civil partnerships and other occasions. These range from luxury country hotels to boutique coastal venues.

For more information go to Why East Sussex? or browse through our directory of licensed venues.

If you have a perfect wedding day in mind, or would like to hold your wedding or celebration in a specific venue that is not licensed, call us on 0345 60 80 198 and a member of our team will be happy to talk you through how you can do that.

We want each of our ceremonies to be as personal to you as possible. For more information please go to Be Free to be You.

Ceremonies in East Sussex is part of East Sussex Registration, run by East Sussex County Council.


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