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Weddings at Nymans

A couple at Nymans pictured on their wedding day.
Enjoy your dream wedding at Nymans | © Danni Beach Photography

Looking for a romantic venue in West Sussex for your wedding? With its atmospheric Loggia for the ceremony, fantastic locations for photographs and for your guests to explore and a wedding co-ordinator on hand, Nymans has everything you need for a day to remember.

The Loggia at Nymans

The perfect setting for a wedding, Nymans’ Italianate Loggia, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, is a gothic-style building with roses climbing its pretty stone arches. The romantic house and ruins provide a wonderful backdrop for your big day.

Intimate ceremonies for 30 guests can take place inside the Loggia or – for larger gatherings – an unlimited number of additional guests can be seated on the Loggia's secluded lawns.

You can also hold your reception in the new Riding House Tea-room.

Settings for your big day

At Nymans, it’s easy to lose yourself in this peaceful Sussex country setting. With hundreds of fantastic locations for photographs and for you and your guests to explore on the day, there are surprises around every corner.

Ornate columns of an Italianate structure with purple clematis flowering in the foreground
The Italianate Loggia at Nymans | © National Trust Images/Mark Wigmore

'Nymans was my absolute dream venue; beautiful grounds, buildings and the ability to get married outside. From the very first viewing I knew it was the one. Sophie the Wedding Co-ordinator was friendly, enthusiastic and really helpful. There is nothing I could fault about the venue and when we received our photos there are so many beautiful backdrops with the stunning architecture and grounds. I would give Nymans a full 10/10 and would recommend it to anyone.'

– Maya and James – married 15 July 2017

Locations for photographs

The flamboyantly planted Wall Garden leads onto tree-lined avenues with hidden corners glimpsed through stone archways and views stretching across the Sussex Weald. Or perhaps you’d prefer a backdrop of dramatic sculptures, fountains and exposed stonework features; or maybe some simple shots in the formal rose garden surrounded by evergreen hedges? Whichever Nymans location you choose for your photographs, we’ll ensure a picturesque backdrop for your wedding memories.

Path leading to delicate red brick structure with borders for hot summer blooms on either side
Garden in August at Nymans | © National Trust Images/Gary Cosham

By choosing to hold your wedding ceremony at Nymans, you're helping us to look after this special place for future generations.

Contact details

For further details and to arrange a viewing, please contact Sophie Sherriff on 07732 063906 or email her on:

The Forecourt Garden at Nymans, West Sussex in June

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Visiting Nymans garden 

Romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections all set against a backdrop of woodland and far-reaching views.

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Explore Nymans’ woodlands and wider estate 

Nymans’ ancient woodland is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), nature reserve and home to a variety of plants and wildlife. Here’s what to look out for.

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Explore Nymans house 

Explore Nymans’ medieval style manor, part house, part ruin following a devastating fire in 1947. It now offers romantic ruins and charming rooms to explore.

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The history of Nymans house and garden 

Under generations of the Messel family, Nymans in West Sussex has been through several transformations since the 1890s to become the house, ruin and garden you see today.

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Family-friendly things to do at Nymans 

Join us for a Nutcracker Christmas at Nymans with an imaginative garden trail inspired by this classic tale and a house filled with dazzling festive ornaments, laid out for a sweety banquet in the Garden Hall. Meet a giant nutcracker soldier and the Sugar Plum Fairy on the 16, 17 & 18 Dec and see Matthew Bourne’s costumes from the ballet Nutcracker! on display in the Gallery. Join a family workshop for willow weaving and share photos of your day with us @NymansNT.

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Eating at Nymans 

If you're after a meal or just a quick pit-stop, try our winter menu with freshly prepared food inspired by the season. Quick snacks and delicious cakes prepared by our chefs are always popular too, especially after a walk in the woodland or garden.