venue hire


The Castle and Park - Major Functions

Knepp Castle - designed by John Nash, the architect of the Brighton Pavilion - overlooks a stunning, expansive lake at the heart of the 3,500 acre Knepp Estate.  The Castle is set in a 700 acre park now frequented by free-ranging fallow deer, Exmoor ponies, longhorn cattle and Tamworth pigs.

While the Castle itself, as a family home, is not available for hire, it is often used as the scenic backdrop for large occasions such as polo events, charity functions, craft fairs and company fun days held in and around the park.

Rates vary and are by negotiation through the Estate Office (01403 741235).


Springwood Lake is the perfect spot for a tipi wedding reception and we have been working with Beautiful World Tents to provide venues for many happy couples in this lovely lakeside location.

There is ample parking, and some couples have camped in the park to add to the experience.  

For the more flamboyant, there is plenty of space for helicopters & hot-air balloons.

We are also making available Hillhouse Lawn for occasional weddings.  The lake and castle act as a backdrop and the area is manicured and stunning.

This venue will suit the bigger party, as space really is not an issue.  At the moment we are only considering letting this site for two weekends in August.

Enquiries can be made through the Estate Office (01403 741235).

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden has recently been restored and we opened it to the public for the first time in 2012 with our first NGS opening in 2013.  We would like to make it available for one or two day time events such as a private or company celebration.  It is a stunning venue and is superb for our estate staff summer parties, where we have badminton, table tennis, boule, a tug o' war and a feast whilst the children swim in the pool.

The Bothy - Management Training Days, Conferences & Meetings

Originally a Victorian cow shed and later a shoot lunch hut, the Bothy sits in woods in the heart of the Deer Park overlooking Springwood Lake.

In 2001, this woodland building became available as a training centre, conference facility & meeting room for groups of up to 40 (or more with a marquee). It has a main room and two break-out rooms plus kitchen fitted to the highest catering standards and a set of four WCs. 

The Bothy is a wonderful venue for any company seeking something more adventurous and out of the ordinary.  Deer, pigs, longhorn cattle and ponies wander freely in this part of the park and the Bothy’s secluded location, in the heart of a wood, provides a unique and enjoyable atmosphere.

We can assist with local caterers and any other requirements.  The adjacent Springwood lake can be used for water and other activities in conjunction with the Bothy, & both are available to hire on a daily basis through the Estate Office (01403 741235).

Bothy all beautifully decked out for a wedding by Sarah Farnsworth Photography


family fun days


 weddings in the walled garden

& Teepee weddings at Springwood lake

 Springwood lake

 Polo Days

 the Bothy