Information regarding recent developments at Bader College and Herstmonceux Castle (13/03/2024)

Due to the ongoing repairs at Herstmonceux Castle and groundworks in progress, we would like to remind dog walkers, ramblers, and visitors to keep to the public bridleways and footpaths that traverse the estate and not to wander onto the estate.
Due to the hazard of construction workers and their vehicles on site we have asked our security team to enforce this for the safety of everyone.

We are closed to the public until May 1st 2024 but will update the public on times of opening nearer to 1st May. The gardens and grounds are saturated with all the rain we have experienced this winter, and we hope that the grounds will have dried out by opening day.

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Weddings at Herstmonceux Castle

Weddings have long been part of the history of the Castle but with so many having been moved as a result of the pandemic, it’s given us the ideal opportunity to look again what we offer and how we promote them.

We very much needed to update the photos we use on our social media platforms and our website to promote the Castle and the rooms we have licensed for ceremonies and weddings.

To freshen things up, we partnered with award winning local photographer John Scofield (who coincidentally got married at the Castle around 10 years ago) and another local supplier, Miranda from Flutterby Events, who provided the décor, including magnificent floral displays, sourcing some of the foliage used from around our own Estate.

The timing for the shoot was perfect, as the Wisteria was looking particularly lovely for the shots promoting outdoor ceremonies in the Castle Courtyard.

Here’s just a small selection of the shots that were taken, along with a short video giving you a peek behind the scenes of the shoot. Our sincere thanks go to John, Miranda and the Castle team that made this work possible.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in finding out more about weddings or other events at the Castle please do get in touch with us at

Courtyard Wedding

Ballroom Wedding

Conference Room Wedding

Elizabethan Room Wedding

Bridge Entrance

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