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About Milwards Estate

Welcome to Milwards House, our family home.

We look forward to spending your special day with you and welcoming your family and friends.

The Entrance Hall

The Entrance Hall has historic charm boasting original features such as the exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, stained glass window and sweeping staircase.

The Reception Room

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The Reception Room has an open fireplace with a beautiful carved wooden surround. This room overlooks the lake and gardens and leads onto the terrace.

The Coach House

The Coach House is licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies for up to 60 seated guests. This bright and airy room has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and a large fireplace with unusual twisted chimney. The French doors lead onto the terrace overlooking the lake and gardens.

Our Marquee

Our marquee is suitable for wedding receptions, family gatherings or corporate events.  It is situated on the lower lawns next to the stunning 5 acre lake.  The marquee is 250 square metres, is fully dressed and has a solid carpeted floor.  Tables and chairs are included in the venue hire and we can comfortably seat up to 150 for a wedding breakfast.  For an evening reception, we could also cater for an additional 50 guests.  We provide a large dance floor, lighting, a sound system and a fully licensed bar.
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Additional Services

• Coordination of all suppliers for your wedding theme
• Full service catering
• Welcome drinks, table wines and drinks for toasts
• Disc Jockey
• Fire pit and logs
• Bouncy Castle


The large gardens surround the terrace with well-established lawns gently sloping to the lake.  There is a natural pond with waterfall and goldfish and a large circular koi pond with fountain.  The plantings have seasonal colour with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias. The gardens feature a beautiful rose bed, rose arbour, herbaceous borders and a multitude of trees and ornamental trees in clusters around the lawns.

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Our 6 x 10 metre Disco Marquee has a hard floor and is equipped with a 5000 Watt 10-speaker sound system.  Our laser and DMX light setup, with additional black lights, strobe, glitterball with spots, smoke/ haze machine and ground fogger, make for a stunning evening to entertain your guests long into the night.  If you wish, you may use our in-house DJ or, alternatively, provide your own.


Catering is arranged by yourselves whether you choose to have a three course meal, buffet or afternoon tea, bbq, hog roast or trendy street food.

We do have recommended catering companies that are familiar with our venue and use locally sourced produce from East Sussex; these caterers along with the other recommended service providers can be found here:

Key Factors

• Venue Type – Manor House
• Venue Setting – Countryside
• Civil Ceremony Licence
• Exclusive use
• On site parking
• Disabled facilities
• Marquee with hard floor
• Cash bar and bar staff
• Chairs and tables included
• Dance floor with hard floor
• Live music and discos permitted
• Accomodation available locally
• Stunning photographic opportunities
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Venue Capacity

Ceremony in Coach House – 60/65

Wedding breakfast in Coach House – 40

Wedding breakfast in marquee – 150

Additional evening guests in marquee – 50

Further information can be downloaded from our brochure:
 Viewings by appointment only 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

07801 477 941

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