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About Milwards House Estate

The Entrance Hall

At Milwards your event will always be a ‘red carpet’ affair. A magnificent red carpeted staircase sweeps down from the upper galleried floor. A stained-glass window, wood panelled walls, an open fire place, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams combine history and elegance.

The Reception Room

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This wood-panelled room has an open fireplace with beautifully carved wooden surround. A romantic window seat offers outstanding views over the lake and gardens. This Reception Room gives onto the terrace.

The Coach House

The Coach House is mainly used as our ceremony room and features a beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The large fireplace, with a unique spiral chimney, has a wood burner for warmth.  From this room, double doors lead to the terrace overlooking the large lake and gardens. We are licensed to host civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.  The room can seat up to 60 guests.


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.

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.


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 at the Milwards Estate is arranged by yourselves.  We do have recommended caterers that use local produce from East Sussex, these can be found here on our suppliers page.  Our own catering marquee is attached to the main marquee.

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

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 Milwards Brochure:
 Viewings by appointment only 

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

07801 477 941