Information regarding recent developments at Bader College and Herstmonceux Castle. (20/11/2023)

Recently, we have learned about a number of structural issues at the Castle requiring immediate attention, including repairs needed to the south wall of the building. A structural engineer visited the Castle two weeks ago and confirmed that the situation is more serious than previously understood.
As a result, portions of the Castle have closed to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty, and out of an abundance of caution, all operations at the Castle have been suspended. Academic programming at Bader College has moved online until the end of the fall term, and students will continue their studies in January at the Kingston, Ontario, campus of Queen’s University in Canada. Bader College staff and professionals from Queen’s University are working very hard to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.
Bader College continues to assess the situation and the full extent of the work needed, but it is clear at this point that repairs to the Castle will take at least 12-18 months. Additionally, a complete survey of other areas of the Castle will be undertaken in late January/early February.
We realise this may be distressing news for many within the local community, and those with close ties to Bader College and the Castle. As much as possible, we will keep you informed about ongoing developments at the Castle.

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The Ballroom at Herstmonceux Castle

A grand and majestic room, offering views over the Courtyard and out to the Elizabethan Garden, it is the ideal space to make a lasting impression and have an unforgettable day.

If you are planning a magnificent wedding then this is the room for you.

The Ballroom is versatile and combines a historic setting; with all the modern facilities you need to make your day individual and customised to your specific needs.

Our catering team can support your event with a variety of options from canapés and refreshments, to a formal sit-down meal or banquet.

  • Up to 180 people
  • From £2200 incls of VAT
  • 1st floor with lift access
  • Fixed bar

Please contact us today to discuss your wedding

The events office is open between 8am and 4pm. We are often organising events so please do leave us a message if we do not answer and a member of the team will get back to you straight away.

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