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About Southover Grange - Lewes

The Ceremony Rooms

Winterbourne Suite                                                                         

Room capacity: 15                                                                                     

Seated capacity: 15

Evelyn Room

Room capacity: 20

Seated capacity: 12 to 15                                                                                 

Newton Room                                                                                   

Room Capacity:60                                                                                           

Seated Capacity:60                                                                                    

Ainsworth Room

Room capacity: 60

Seated capacity: 60


Room capacities include everyone except the Registrars. This includes the couple, children and babies, photographers, videographers, musicians and singers. Room capacities are set as per Health&Safety and fire evacuation regulations and cannot be exceeded. 


Accessibility at Southover Grange

The Evelyn Room, Newton Room and Ainsworth Room are all on the ground floor and fully accessible.

The Winterbourne Suite is located on the first floor, accessed via a wooden staircase, there is no lift access to the Winterbourne Suite. If you have a ceremony booked in the Winterbourne Suite and yourself or any of your guests have accessibility requirements please contact the Ceremonies Hub as soon as possible on 0345 60 80 198

Once your ceremony has ended you will exit Southover Grange via the back door onto the terrace in Southover Grange Gardens. 

There is no ramp access from the terrace to the gardens, those with accessibility/mobility needs may need to exit the building via the front entrance of Southover Grange and access the gardens via the public gates.

Parking at Southover Grange

Southover Grange does not have any designated parking. Paid parking is available on the streets surrounding the Grange, in the school car park opposite or at Lewes train station. Lewes train station is a level 10-minute walk from Southover Grange.

Southover Grange Gardens

The gardens are available for you to use for those all important post-ceremony photos. As a public garden please be aware that others may also be using the space. Southover Grange gardens are owned and managed by Lewes District Council.

Bye-laws set by Lewes District Council do not permit dogs (excluding assistance dogs), the consumption of alcohol, or the throwing of confetti in the gardens. Not adhering to these bye-laws may incur a fine. 

Public toilets are available in the gardens.

Please use the gates, located in the corners of the gardens to access the roads. 

If you have any questions regarding the use of the gardens, please contact Lewes District Council. Contact us - Lewes and Eastbourne Councils (


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