Wedding Venue

With breath-taking views, a rich history and unique charm, Newhaven Fort is a stand-out option to be the backdrop of your special day.



Capture the moment


Perfectly suited to a 30s or 40s glamour themed wedding, ceremonies are held in one of the brick-fronted casemates overlooking the Parade Ground.

The stunning views of the South Downs, Seaford Bay and the English Channel provide a romantic backdrop for those all-important photographs.


A unique ceremony & reception


Once your ceremony is complete, your guests can enjoy the atmosphere of the Fort whilst you explore the tunnels and exhibitions looking for less-than-traditional photo opportunities.

If you book your reception with us, you can party the night away in the pre-fabricated 1940s steel Romney Hut as the sun sets over the ramparts.


Immerse your guests in history


By preserving this history, we have been able to create a location filled with the nostalgia of 1940s Britain.  Your guests can wander the (supposedly) haunted tunnels, and you could even treat them all to an air-raid experience in our recreated public shelter!


How many guests can Newhaven Fort accommodate?

Newhaven Fort can accommodate up to 60 people for ceremonies and up to 150 for receptions.

How much parking is available?

We have our own car park that can hold up to 40 cars.

Is the venue licensed for ceremonies?

Yes. The Activity Centre at Newhaven Fort is licensed for ceremonies and can hold up to 60 people.

Are tables and chairs included?

Our wedding packages start at hire for space only but we can also provide tables, linen and chairs. Please ask us for details.

Can you accommodate a live band or DJ?

Yes we can!

Do Newhaven Fort provide caterers?

We do not provide an in-house catering service, but we’ve worked with lots of great caterers over the years and can provide you with details on request. You’re also welcome to bring your own preferred caterers for your big day – just make sure that they visit the Fort beforehand so they know what to expect!

Do Newhaven Fort provide a bar?

We don’t provide a bar service but you are welcome to hire in your own suppliers. Please make sure they visit the Fort in advance of your big day. We can also supply details of companies that have worked at the Fort before.

Can we bring our own alcohol? Is there a corkage charge?

You are welcome to provide your own alcohol.

What time will the evening reception need to finish?

All festivities at the Fort must finish by 11:00pm.

Is there a cake-cutting fee? Are cake-cutting utensils provided?

Newhaven Fort does not supply staff or utensils for cake-cutting.

Book a viewing

Newhaven Fort is available every day of the week for weddings between April and October.

Our friendly staff look forward to working with you to create a truly memorable day.

To book a viewing or for more information please contact or call 01273 517622.

Photography copyright Francesca Morrell Photography