Gay-Friendly / Same-Sex / LGBTQ Wedding Venues in West Sussex
Reasons to Get Married in West Sussex
When you think about your upcoming nuptials, do you feel relaxed, or do you want to tear your hair out? We understand. Planning a wedding can be incredibly difficult, especially if you don’t have a wedding planner to support you. But we’ve made it easier for you! With our extensive list of tried and tested gay-friendly wedding venues, all you need to do is choose the county you want to get married in, and then browse our list of amazing venues. If you’re stuck for inspiration on which county is right for you, why not opt for West Sussex?
Bordering Hampshire to the west, Surrey to the north, and East Sussex to the – you guessed it – east, West Sussex is one of the most picturesque counties in the UK. It really does have everything – towns, beautiful countryside (the South Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!) and lots of beaches. If you’re looking for picturesque – and let’s face it, who isn’t – West Worthing is an obvious choice for any future Mr and Mr/Mrs and Mrs.
Aside from the stunning scenery, West Sussex also has a range of spas, manor houses and stately homes that you can tie the knot at. Spa weddings are ideal, as you can spend the preceding days pampering yourself – or start your honeymoon relaxing in a hot tub as newlyweds. Also, don’t forget that Brighton, the LGBT+ capital of the UK, is right on the border of East and West Sussex. This means you could have a reception in West Sussex, before heading off to party the night away at a reception that’s home to one of the biggest gay communities in the country.
Still not convinced? Here are some interesting facts about West Worthing…
1. West Sussex is home to one of the oldest castles/country houses in England, Arundel Castle. You’ve probably driven past it at some point, and it really stands out.
2. Did you know the oldest hominid remains were found in Chichester? The leg-bone of a pre-Neanderthal man was discovered in 1993 – it’s more than half a million years old.
3. Oscar Wilde – gay icon and well-known bad boy – wrote ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ whilst living in Worthing, hence the character name Jack Worthing.
4. Astronaut Tim Peake is from Chichester!
For information on the legalities of getting married (Eg. Informing the registrar of your "Intent to Marry") please look at the West Sussex Council's Website