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Welcome to

The Walled Garden

Open the door to The Cowdray Walled Garden and step into a beautiful, historic, hidden gem that dates to 1550. A truly magical location to create long-lasting memories of a very special day. Once known as The Walled Privy, located alongside the magnificent Cowdray Ruins, a landmark visited by royalty including Henry VIII, Edward VI and Elizabeth I. In 1770 it is believed that British Landscape Architect, Capability Brown was employed on the Estate and was involved in the design and planning of the Walled Garden.

Today the country garden celebrates its history with a traditional planting scheme of cultivated areas which include a scented herb garden, a variety of rose and lavender borders, an orchard, herbaceous borders, and a central rectangular formal lawn surrounding an ornamental pond.

With the glorious garden and two reception rooms inside this Grade II listed building, we can guarantee that you and your guests will have the most magical day, making memories to last a lifetime.

Exclusively yours throughout your hire period

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Internal spaces

Inside, accommodating up to 100 guests seated (130 standing), The Castle Room and The Courtyard Room, with their exposed stone walls, character, and charm provide a wonderful place to host your big day.

A place to get ready

Upstairs, couples can also make use of the Dressing Room, offering the perfect location to get ready together in privacy and comfort, whilst being able to catch a glimpse of your guests through the window overlooking the garden as they arrive.

The Garden itself

Outside, a pagoda is situated within the garden and is suited for outdoor wedding ceremonies during the warmer months of the year, (April to October) providing the perfect setting to start your married journey.

An ideal venue for a range of

Celebrations and Events


A stunning, hidden gem licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. A flexible and beautiful venue, The Walled Garden is the perfect place to say “I Do.” An historic and charming setting for weddings, surrounded by beautiful, private gardens, set against the stunning backdrop of Cowdray Ruins. A stunning wedding venue to start your married journey.

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Private Events and Parties

The perfect private event space, available for exclusive hire all year round for dinners, drinks, parties, celebrations of life and so much more. Plan your perfect party at The Walled Garden, where our knowledgeable team can give recommendations and advice on the best local suppliers, while their logistical expertise will ensure your event runs smoothly.

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Corporate Events

From meetings and conferences to exhibitions and product launches, The Walled Garden is a unique space to suit all your business needs. It has two spacious meeting rooms, a breakout space upstairs as well as the stunning garden itself. Conveniently located close to Midhurst, West Sussex, The Walled Garden is near to Chichester, Petworth.

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Midhurst, UK

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