The Walled Garden Q&A with Hannah Fullagar

The Walled Garden at Cowdray is a truly magnificent location for saying ‘I do’.

A historic hidden gem, located alongside the stunning backdrop of Cowdray Ruins, The Walled Garden is licensed for ceremonies in the beautiful gardens underneath the wooden pergola, in the Castle Room and Courtyard Room, and can accommodate up to 130 guests.

To help in planning your perfect wedding, we caught up with Wedding Sales Executive Hannah Fullagar to answer some of the top FAQ’s received about hosting a wedding in The Walled Garden at Cowdray.


Q: How many guests can you accommodate at The Walled Garden?

A: We can accommodate 100 for the day or 130 for the evening.


Q: Is there accommodation on site?

A: Not at the venue, but there is plenty of accommodation nearby, including Cowdray Lodges and Cottages. We can also help with hotel recommendations if needed!


Q: Is there a wet weather option?

A: We have two spacious reception rooms at The Walled Garden. Some couples also opt for a stretch tent outside to ensure they can enjoy an outdoor drinks reception regardless of the weather.







Q: Can we bring our dog?

A: Yes! There is a maximum of 3 four legged friends welcome at each wedding or event.


Q: Do you host weddings all year round?

A: In short – yes. Please do get in touch to discuss the dates that you have in mind so that we can see if they are available: 


Q: How do I book a visit?

A: If you would like a tour of The Walled Garden then please do drop me an email so that we can arrange a time for you to visit:  or call 01730 814522 so that we can find a suitable date.


Q: Can we bring our own drinks and do you charge corkage?

A: You are welcome to provide your own drinks and as a venue we do not charge corkage. Please do discuss this with your caterer as they may charge a drinks handling fee which covers glass hire, ice, garnishes etc.

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Q: Do you hold wedding fairs?

A: Yes, we do! We usually advertise these on our website and on social media around 6 weeks before each Wedding Showcase. Keep an eye out for them! You might like to download a copy of our Brochure before you visit; just fill in the form on our website here.


Q: How late can the party go on till?

A: Carriages are at midnight.


Q: What’s your best piece of planning advice for newly engaged couples?

A: Don’t panic! Planning a wedding can seem daunting at first, but once you have confirmed your venue everything else should start to fall into place quite naturally. Events like our Wedding Showcases are perfect for inspiration and offer the chance to meet some of our favourite suppliers face-to-face.





Arrange a show round with Hannah

Hannah joined the Cowdray team in October 2019. With an extensive background in the leisure and events industries, she’s passionate about helping people find the perfect location for any event, from intimate ceremonies to larger celebrations. When she’s not showing couples around the beautiful gardens, Hannah keeps busy with dance classes and home interiors projects. Contact Hannah to book your visit to The Walled Garden:  or call 01730 814522

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