The Walled Garden
Press and Testimonials

May 2018  

Dear Jan and Mike

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my father Peter and my sister Tania and myself for the amazingly wonderful ‘Celebration of Life’ you organised in memory of my mother on Saturday.

The tea was absolutely delicious, the garden was looking perfect and the weather sublime.  The use of the Courtyard room for the photos could not have been better, and the tea setup in the Castle Room was also just perfect.   We really couldn’t have asked for more.  The waiters serving us were very kind and polite, as were the car parking attendants.  We really felt looked after!  The jelly and ice-cream served in shot glasses was a brilliant inspired idea! A big congratulations to you both for putting so much time and consideration into what was a truly memorable occasion. We have had many thank-yous from people who  came, who really loved the setting and the tea. 

Angela, Tania, Peter and families xxxx


May 2018

Dear Jan and Mike

David and I enjoyed our celebration at the Walled Garden. The whole venue was much admired and appreciated by our guests, several of whom are very keen gardeners. The weather was on our side for once, your garden was fully appreciated with several "stolen" ideas I hear!  .... Thank you for all your help in planning our day and making it special - we could not ask for better!

Mr and Mrs Barlow


March 2018

Dear Jan and Mike

Thank you so much for all of the help and support you gave us on the lead up to our wedding and for allowing us to hire your beautiful venue! It looked stunning on the day and our guests thought so too! We had the most amazing day so than you! 

Sophie and Dan


August 2017

We had a fantastic celebration of our marriage at the Walled Garden at Easter. The garden was so beautiful, the blossoms added extra magic. Jan was brilliant helping us to plan out our special day. Our guests commented on the special ambience the venue gave. We strongly recommend this venue! Thanks to Jan and the team of suppliers, Angel, Angel Like Flowers, and Joe, Keeley's Kitchen, all added to a great day!

Karen Cosgrove

August 2017

Dear Jan and Mike

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for making our wedding day so very special. Your unique Walled Garden was every bit as gorgeous as we had hoped, and the time and effort you took to make it ‘our’ event was much appreciated.

 Having everyone gathered around the rose arbour and fountain made it seem much more intimate and informal, and matched the tone of our wedding perfectly so we can highly recommend it. We have had lots of lovely comments from our guests about the venue as a whole, both outside and inside spaces; the gardens were truly magical and we are purposely took time during the day to have a bit of ‘us’ time in which to enjoy such gorgeous surroundings.

Your supplier list was also really useful – we cannot recommend Zoe Collyer,  Buns to Banquets or Angel like Flowers highly enough without going into rambling lists of adjectives – suffice to say they understood our brief exactly and got the level of detail we were looking for, but made the whole admin side of the wedding enjoyable with perfection on the day…

We’re still on cloud nine, and will definitely be back down to see you soon – starting and then ending our wedding ‘week’ in the Walled Garden seemed very apt.

Many thanks to you both and indeed all of your team once again

Casey and Stuart


July 2017

I would like to say what a lovely wedding we had at the walled garden on Friday 14th July 2017, Jan was helpful and supportive from the time we booked through to being there on the day to make sure everything was as we wished.

The beautiful gardens were admired by all our guests and the whole feel of the day was one of relaxed picturesque tranquillity. There was lots of room for the children to play and the whole venue inside and out gave a perfect feeling for our friends and family to enjoy our wedding.

We had Joe Keeley  catering on the day and all his food was of superb quality, many of our guests commented on the five star taste and presentation of all his menu. Joe and his staff were very professional  through out the day and I would recommend him to anyone having a function and wanting food to impress.

We also took advantage of photos in the ruins opposite and had them lit during the evening which gave a lovely backdrop to an amazing venue. This made for a perfect wedding.


July 2017

Robert and I would like to thank you very much indeed for helping to make Amelia and Matthew's wedding day so special. The Walled Garden was looking spectacular - a magical place.

July 2017

My wife and I were absolutely delighted with The Walled Garden as our wedding venue on the 10th July this year. We couldn't have been more impressed with Jan and her team- it was a perfect day. From our first meeting with Jan she was incredibly welcoming and friendly, informative and professional and the venue and gardens themselves are stunning. The Walled Garden is perfect for weddings of all sizes and we fell in love as soon as we walked through the oak door.

Jan walked us through every stage of the wedding, offered excellent advice and guidance and was always on hand if we needed to discuss anything with her and on the day was there to ensure that everything ran smoothly, contributing to a wonderful day.

We can't recommend the Walled Garden highly enough and my wife and I will return again and again to remind ourselves of our special day. Thank you so much xx




Gazebo from Room in the Garden
Champagne reception
Plant support from Room in the Garden


        We are pleased to be voted in the top 100 Venues in BRIDES 2017

The Walled Garden was featured in BRIDES magazine supplement Top 70 UK and Ireland Venues Guide 2015



“Step into this Grade-I listed site and the scent of lavender hits you like a welcome memory; it's hard to restrain yourself from skipping among the magnificently manicured flowerbeds. There are two function rooms - The Courtyard Room and The Castle Room - the former licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 130 people, but trust us, you'll want to enjoy your afternoon drinks reception in the award-winning garden.


Discover your own Secret Garden in the impressive grounds of Cowdray Park. The award-winning Tudor Walled Garden is a dream setting."