The Walled Garden Cowdray wedding venue is perfect if you’ve always dreamed of a Cowdray ruins wedding. It is literally at the castle’s doorstep.  And this is what sold Chelsea and Rob on booking this gorgeous West Sussex wedding venue in Midhurst. 

When their date had to change due to covid, Chelsea and Rob had to start their search all over again for a wedding venue near Midhurst. They really wanted a wedding venue where they could have an outdoor ceremony near gorgeous ruins. After looking at what felt like all of the beautiful wedding venues in West Sussex, they were over the moon to find out that Cowdray House in Midhurst had availability at The Walled Garden.

The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Midhurst | Cowdray Estate Weddings

The beauty of this particular Cowdray Park wedding venue (you can also have a Cowdray House wedding!) is that it seamlessly combines modern with an old world feel. You can even see the Cowdray Heritage Ruins peeking out from above the garden wall – making for a stunning backdrop.

In 2022 I was invited to showcase at Cowdray Park Walled Garden weddings open house on 24 April. As the only photographer given this opportunity, I’m incredibly honoured to be a recommended photographer at Cowdray Estate. It is one of the most beautiful luxury wedding venues in West Sussex.

It is also worth noting that despite immense interest in Cowdray castle weddings, the ruins are currently gated off. However, you can pay an additional fee to access the grounds for some couple portraits!

The Walled Garden Cowdray wedding of Chelsea and Rob

Chelsea affectionately calls Rob “Mr. B” as moniker for his last name, and bees thus became a gorgeous little detail of their Cowdray Park wedding. The details were subtle yet beautiful: from the cuff on the sleeve on Chelsea’s jacket, to their beautiful hand-fasting cord, and honeycomb shaped ring box. 

The same ribbons used in the hand-fasting cord also adorned Chelsea’s bouquet with quotes from Jane Austen.

A love of Jane Austen and the rich historic buildings in England were also a key factor in their decision to marry at The Walled Garden at Cowdray Estate. The beautiful gardens and historic brickwork are like stepping back in time.

And though their cat Pickles Barrington couldn’t be present on the day, she was definitely there in spirit and cardboard. She even had her own signature cocktail – which was a mix of gin, elderflower and fizzy apple juice. They also served up cloudy lemonade – a nod to Chelsea’s American roots. You can bet this American photographer drank that by the buckets!

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Danielle Bleuse wedding stationery at Cowdray weddings
Cowdray Estate Wedding day details of bride accesories
Beautiful handfasting cord made of silk ribbons with charm detail of bee
Walled Garden Cowdray wedding bridal bouquet
Outdoor Ceremony at Cowdray Estate Wedding Photography
Cowdray Park canapés outside
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Wedding Breakfast decor inside Cowdray walled garden
Cowdray wedding breakfast decor
Wood place cards for Cowdray Park wedding
Bunston Bakes wedding cake at Crowdray House
Wedding games on lawn of Cowdray Estate
Walled Garden wedding games at Cowdray
S'more buffet and fire pit at Cowdray wedding

Cowdray Park Walled Garden Wedding Photographer

As a recommended wedding photographer at Cowdray Estate, I am a trusted supplier. Blending in seamlessly with your day, you’ll rest easy knowing you are in good hands.

My approach is adapted to each unique couple to ensure your big day is perfect. You and your loved ones deserve an incredible wedding photography experience that feels completely effortless and fun. And that’s what I promise to deliver to you.

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Cowdray Park wedding venue Suppliers

Being the photographer at this Cowdray Park wedding was a huge honour and these incredible wedding vendors made the day epic:

Coordination and Planning: Weddings by Emma Louise ⁠
Wedding Venue: The Walled Garden at Cowdray Estate
Hair and Makeup: Gemma Souter
Hair Accessories: Emilia Rae Bridal
Dress Designer: Piondress Bridal
Wedding Cake: Bunston Bakes
Florist: Apple Mint Florist
Ceremony Music: Music Students for Hire
DJ: BPM Events
Chairs: PW Event Hire
Signage & Place Cards: High Oak & Co.
Wedding Stationery: Danielle Bleuse