Deans Place | Country Hotel and Restaurant

Don’t just take our word for us… Here are a few messages from the happy couples who shared their special day with us:

Mrs & Mrs Mallet

Dear Rachael and your amazing team at Deans Place. We just want to send a quick email before we head off on our honeymoon this afternoon. Thank you so much for every single thing you guys did not only on the day but for the two years leading up, answering all my crazy questions I had. On the day everything was perfect and ran so smoothly. You have a fantastic team who ensured everything went as it should!! A massive thank you to you and Jo for putting up with us and our crazy friends, specially the one in the red swimsuit lol! We would also like to say a big big thank you to Kriztian who was absolutely brilliant, everybody commented on how polite and helpful he was throughout the day. The staff really are a credit to the hotel! We honestly couldn’t of wished for a better day. Thank you all again, we plan to visit again soon, Brendan, Jade & Henry Mallet.


Mrs & Mrs Barnett

Dear Debbie, we had the best day, it was just perfect. The weather was amazing and all the staff were outstanding including yourself and Sam. The whole way through our planning and organisation it was you and Sam that kept me updated and answered my many questions with prompt friendly emails. This makes such a difference.  Our final meeting with Debbie was so reassuring and Debbie was just so friendly, it was like talking to a friend.  On the day Debbie was great, I didn’t have to think about a thing, so thank you so much for making our day go so smoothly.  Everyone said how lovely the venue was and what a perfect setting.  I would highly recommend you for anyone thinking of getting married at a super country venue.   So a big THANK YOU from Paul and myself.


Mrs & Mrs Pritchard-Shaw

We really must congratulate you all on such a fabulous weekend and wedding day for my daughter Catherine Shaw and Alpha Pritchard. Your hard work and professionalism was quite evident and really paid off much to our delight and enjoyment. You have a lovely hotel, rooms, gazebo, gardens/pool area and deserve your obvious success. Excellent meal and breakfast as well. We all had such a wonderful time and the wedding day/evening was just spectacular with all the events Catherine, Alpha and our families had planned and you allowed to take place. What great memories we will all have for a very long time to come! It was just priceless and I’m sure a few of us are feeling quite blue after such elation! We would recommend your hotel to anyone wishing to have their wedding ceremony and reception in such a lovely venue. Of course we were blessed with the lovely weather as well. Keep up the good work. We hope to visit again some sunny day. Thanks!! Dave Shaw


Mrs & Mrs Hopwood

Hi Sam We just wanted to thank you and all of the staff for making our day so special. For us and our guests the day ran like clockwork so thanks to you all for working so hard behind the scenes. We are sat at gatwick waiting to jet off to the sunshine. Mrs and Mrs Hopwood


Mr & Mrs Howse

We could not have picked a more perfect venue for our big day. The events team were superb throughout the planning process and gave us so much support. The day went so smoothly thanks to the brilliant coordination from Rachael, Chris and Jo. We had so many wonderful comments from our guests about the venue, the food and above all, the customer service. It really was the best day of our lives and was only so perfect thanks to the staff at Deans Place! We will be coming back for afternoon tea and meals without a doubt.


Mr & Mrs King

We and our guests had a fantastic day. Everyone commented as to how good the venue was, not only location but also how well all our needs were accommodated. Your guidance in planning from the first meeting through menu tasting, wine tasting and final format made the event run smoothly and helped take away much potential stress allowing us to enjoy the day to the max. The support during the day was unobtrusive, always with a smile, calm and reassuring, again meaning everything stayed on course without us feeling pressured. The canapés went down well with the guests; the goats cheese and the prawns gained particular comment. The Breakfast was excellent, children well catered for. Evening reception buffet went down very well with the evening guests. Our thanks to the chef and kitchen staff. Our thanks also to all the staff who served at the reception and Breakfast, they were all very courteous. The venue gave plenty of space for the children to run. The garden was ideal for the ceremony, simple but effective. Thank you again for helping to make the day special. We do not feel there was anything within your control that could have been improved. All our guests have been genuinely complementary. We would not hesitate to recommend the venue and staff.


Mr & Mrs Smith

Paul and I can’t thank you and your team at Deans Place Hotel enough for all your help, kindness and hard work. You have all helped us realise our dream and gave both ourselves and our guests a truly amazing wedding weekend in stunning location. We can’t think of a single thing we would change and are still smiling. The terrace and garden room looked beautiful, the food was top class and the attention to detail was impeccable. We have some truly wonderful memories to keep and cherish. We would whole heartedly recommend Deans as a wedding venue, safe in the knowledge that any couple would be in very safe hands and smiling too Many thanks Lisa & Paul


Mr & Mr Rainsford-Holt

Thank you to all the staff and our event planner Tracy for helping us to have a fantastic day. Given the reasonable price we were able to have everything we wanted at our wedding and remain in our budget


Mr & Mrs Kelland

A big thank you to you and your staff for making the wedding such an enjoyable and relaxing day. The reception ran very smoothly thanks to your professionalism. The food was excellent and we have received many compliments from the guests, many of whom stayed overnight at Deans. Please accept our gratuity for you to distribute to everyone on your team who were involved in making the reception such as success, including housekeeping.


Mr & Mrs Mannan

We have finally recovered from all the wedding activities! Just a quick note to say thank you for all your effort and for the service we received from the staff at Deans Place – it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that all our guests were extremely pleased with the arrangements. We do intend to come to Alfriston sometime in the next few weeks for a weekend break, and so that we can at least enjoy a walk in the surrounding area. There is a little something for you in the post as a token of our gratitude for making our big day a wonderful experience. Best wishes


Mr & Mrs Chambers

A massive thank you to each and every member of the staff that helped to make our wedding day so fantastic. We had the most amazing day, as did all of our guests. Everybody commented on how professional and friendly every staff member was and also how incredible the food was.
Another big thank you to Rachael for all of your help and hard work with the planning and run up to our big day, Love from Gemma & Steven (and Joshua) xx


Mr & Mrs Bates

We got married at Dean’s Place in June. The experience from start (way back planning in March14) to the day was excellent. All of the staff are friendly, welcoming and incredibly helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. We felt very safe in the hands of the event organiser at the hotel and were expertly guided through the whole process.
The day of the wedding itself was faultless.
Our guests loved the hotel and all of the meals they took there and also felt very welcome. A special thank you to Rachel and Jo for making our day wonderful.


Mr & Mrs Hillion

Hi Sam (and Rachael), Now we are back from Honeymoon and the wedding bubble has all but popped, we just thought we’d drop you a line to say thank you for everything. We had the most perfect day on 10th July. The venue was everything we could have asked for. Things went smoothly and (just about) kept to time.
The overall feedback from our guests is that they all had a fab time too and enjoyed the hotel and Alfriston immensely.

We did want to thank a few people personally though and please do ensure you pass this on….
The Head Chef – Our guests (and we) were blown away at the quality of the food at the wedding breakfast. It was all cooked brilliantly given the quantities that were going out and the speed of service. The lamb in particular was phenomenal – cooked to perfection. I would have been VERY happy with that served from an a la carte menu.
Jo (front-of-house manager) – Superbly slick, from food/drink service to quickly dealing with requests from us. An absolute credit to Deans Place.
The barman – I know from experience how difficult it can be and how much patience is needed when dealing with a room full of people who have been on the free wine all day. And he still briefly re-opened the main bar for us for a last round at the end of the night!!

Once again, thanks for all of your organisation too Sam.
All the very best, Andy & Zoe Hillion


Mr & Mrs Barker

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the staff at Deans Place for helping to make Sarah and David’s wedding day such a wonderful occasion. We had the most fabulous day. Everything went so smoothly and we thought your organisation was amazing – we were such a big group yet everything seemed so personal. We were not hassled with timings – which I know got a bit late, but it was all dealt with so quietly and efficiently. Please would you especially thank Jo for me as I don’t have her email. She did the most wonderful job organising the meal with her young waiters. The food was delicious – please pass our compliments to the chef and his staff too. We were just so lucky with the weather which meant we could take full advantage of the lovely surroundings too. We just couldn’t have wishes for more.


Mr & Mrs Case

Sam, in a word, it was brilliant. Everything was just lovely and delicious, and you and all your colleagues were lovely and brilliant too. All our friends and relatives say exactly the same.


Mr & Mrs Clifford

So sorry for not emailing sooner, hectic week packing for honeymoon! Tim and I had the BEST day ever! We really did have a beautiful day, even the weather held out. Which was fab.
A massive thank you to all at Deans Place, especially Rachael and Jo. All our guests were saying how amazing the staff were and their friendliness towards them. 1st class service, thoroughly impressed and I shall be recommending Deans Place to any future friends for weddings.
It really felt like home being there for a few days.
Our day went really smoothly and all our guests had a wonderful time. Think they drank the bar dry!
Thank you again for all your hard work and granting Tim and I a truly special day xx


Mr & Mrs Oakley

Hi Rachael Well what can I say!!!! What a fantastic day. Thank you so much for all your help and guidance from start to finish, you have been absolutely brilliant. I will gladly put up a review on trip advisor to say how amazing you all are! 🙂 Can’t believe it’s all over now! Thank you so much, you are a credit to the hotel. See you soon! Mr & Mrs Oakley xxxxx


Mr & Mrs Pritchard

We had our wedding day here on the 1/8/14 and it was beyond all our expectations it was just the most magical day! From start to finish there were no hitches and anything I asked was done. All the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We had some family members not quite happy with the rooms allocated and they were changed immediately. The food and wine again amazing and all our family and friends commented how lovely it was. Everyone loved the fact that every part of the day was in a different part of the hotel and we had the gardens for fresh air and a walk. Can’t thank deans place enough for making our day just amazing.