4 Star Country Hotel, Restaurant and Wedding Venue

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

Mr & Mrs Martin

Wow Wow Wow! We have nothing but praise for Deans Place and the incredible team who work there. From the minute we walked into the Wedding fayre and paid an initial deposit on the spot, to the big day running absolutely seamlessly, we have nothing but praise to give. Through all of the planning, no e-mail ever seemed too much hassle or an inconvenience, and whenever we popped in or visited, we were always remembered and made to feel special and important to them. We were reassured at every point, and everything from banqueting choices to room layout was carefully thought out and their attention to detail was meticulous. We were always notified of important deadlines way in advance and they made sure that important meetings were held face to face to alleviate any worries. It certainly made us feel reassured, and we never felt that we were “just another” Bride & Groom. The day itself ran like clockwork, every aspect ran seamlessly and our guests couldn’t stop complimenting the staff and how well organised the day was. Our high expectations were by far exceeded, and both Katie from the events team and Jo the Banqueting manager were on hand at every moment with smiles and a friendly manner to make sure we were okay. The food was to the exceptional standard we have grown to love as we visited Deans Place in the run-up to the Wedding, and again our guests were blown away by the quality – one even saying it was the best piece of Beef he had ever eaten! The wedding breakfast was served efficiently and promptly and it did not feel that tables were waiting for a long period to be served. A big shout out to Chris for announcing us and getting everybody’s attention for the speeches! We could not have wished for a better day and venue, and we hold a large part of that due to the hard work of Katie and the wider team who helped on the run-up to the wedding and on the day itself. It is certainly a venue we now both hold very dearly and would recommend this incredible place!

Mr & Mrs Bricknell

From the beginning the team at deans place hotel and in particular the events team were brilliant, from initial meeting and showing the venue to booking and making adjustments for the day! Jo was fantastic thought out the later planning and she also was there to make sure the day ran well..and it could not have been smoother! She liaised with us as we made alterations and amended guests as we got closed and some changes were made. We had some good meetings where the entire day was planned out with how we wanted it and also accommodated other arrangement such as my best man needed a projector for his speech…There package was great and included so many little things that you can Do without having to collect and buy for a single use on a day and took some of the pressure of planning away. They worked closely with all of our other professionals who were involved in the day to ensure they were set for the day. Again Jo and the team were very calm and dealt with informing myself and changing things around seamlessly over the day. The food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed it from what I heard. The day was so nice and even though my wife and I didn’t stop moving it didn’t feel chaotic or hectic at all, and there was always someone around to get us another drink or a chair for 30 seconds! Thank you to the whole team again and we will look forward to returning for our anniversaries!

Mr & Mrs Dixon

We had a fantastic time at our wedding and it was all with the help of the staff at Deans Place especially our Wedding coordinator Katie. Katie made sure we had everything we needed for our special day and was always available to answer any questions we had. The food was outstanding both at our wedding and the breakfast in the morning. The rooms were comfortable and are currently being refurbished. We would defiantly recommend a stay here and also a function as well as a meal. Katharine and Alan

Mr & Mrs Parsons

I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done for myself and Amy. You have been fantastic throughout and made everything so much easier for us. You were amazing on the day making sure everything ran smoothly and keeping everyone calm and relaxed. We had an amazing day and would 100% recommend Deans Place to anyone. Thank you again and we look forward to hopefully returning on our anniversary. Steve & Amy

Mr & Mrs Fernandes

Now we have caught up on some sleep and starting to come back to reality we just wanted to say the biggest thank you ever!!
You and the whole team were amazing and honestly, we had the best day ever and really couldn’t have asked for anything more!!
You did such an amazing job on the room and just simply everything and it was so nice just to be able to enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything!!
We will definitely be coming back for anniversaries, I wish we could do it all again.
All my friends and family said what a beautiful amazing venue it was and since we first came and looked around 2 years ago we fell in love with it and knew this was the best place for our special day and you and your team just added to the specialness!

Mr & Mrs Brimacombe

We booked our Wedding here for late May 2018 and cant speak highly enough of the venue and their team. Whilst we were fortunate enough to have excellent weather, what really shone through was the sleek, professional and efficient operation throughout the day. From the moment we first paid our deposit 18 months prior, to the actual day, we had regular contact from our Wedding organisers with wine tasting, canapes, menu choices and final detail plans. Both Jo’s who helped us were first class, the day couldn’t have gone better and they have our sincere thanks 🙂

Mr & Mrs Kneba

Our Wedding at Dean’s Place was a magic and memorable occasion. Katie our wedding coordinator was very professional and also super friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We were lucky enough to have fabulous weather so our wedding took place in the Wedding Garden, such a beautiful setting. All our guests mentioned how well organised the whole day was and everyone young and old had a wonderful day.

Mr & Mrs Kirwan

If I could give ten marks out of five I would.

We have just returned from having our wedding reception here and have been blown away by the quality, service and attention we received. Right from first planning our wedding months ago to the moment we left the service we have received has been outstanding.

Every moment, every occurrence has been accompanied by superb staffing and help.
The attention to detail was out of this world, and not once did we have to ask for anything.
Accommodation was great, the grounds and swimming pool amazing.

Katie our coordinator is absolutely first class at her job and her attentiveness cannot be faulted.
All the staff were polite, efficient and just damn good at their jobs!!!!

Special mention to Elliot who looked after us brilliantly despite a lot of banter from certain females in our group. He took everything on the chin, hope they didn’t embarrass him too much.

All in all an amazing experience, if you are thinking of having your wedding/ reception here – Do it. You will not regret it!

Mr & Mrs Vine

We held our wedding here in April, the setting is beautiful and we had some outstanding photos.

The event staff especially Samantha and Jo could not do enough to help.

Our main wedding planner Jo was exemplary in her duties and a joy to deal with. She took all our troubles and concerns and dealt with them in a friendly warm and professional manner, and the day itself went effortlessly smooth and stress-free with all our guests impressed. She is a credit to the hotel.

The food is amazing and they have an excellent choice of local beers, ales and a wide range of spirits.
Our rooms were clean and very spacious with amazing views.

On the whole, I would recommend to anyone. The place is warm, helpful, professional and made our day perfect. Our barman for the night was that good he was pouring correct drinks before even ordering!!

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 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 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 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