The Weald and Downland Museum, can be found in Singleton, West Sussex (between Chichester and Midhurst, and nestling at the foot of one of the most glorious spots on the South Downs), and is a unique venue which attracts many thousands of visitors every year from near and far.
The museum was opened in 1970 and is set in 50 acres of a beautiful 19th century park, and features over 40 historic buildings including a Tudor farmtead and 17th century working watermill (they were originally located within the area covered by the South Downs and The Weald, which stretches between the south coast and London at its northernmost extremity, and have been painstakingly transported and reconstructed on the site to preserve them for the future), including the breathtaking Crawley Hall (which was built in the 15th century) with its imposing timber-framed “great hall”.
As a contrast to the ancient buildings, the Downland Gridshell workshop became operational in 2002 – this is an incredible oak built structure that boasts modern curved lines, and has picked up a number of sought-after awards for its groundbreaking architecture.
We really can’t think of anywhere that brings history to life better, and in such an accessible manner, and the many awards it has received, such as the prestigious Museum of the Year, just go to show just how truly special a place it is!
Marriages at the Weald and Downland Museum
Crawley Hall is also an accredited wedding venue, with only one ceremony ever scheduled to take place on any given day, and your party can benefit from access to the grounds, including the tranquil lakeside area.
SJI Food and Service is hugely proud to have been worked at the museum as a caterer, and we can provide a complete catering service for you including a Canape Menu, Finger Buffet or Fork Buffet, all of which can be served inside or outside under the Market Hall.
We’d be delighted to look after your food and drink requirements including glasses, ice and more, and can even arrange for our polite, experienced staff to serve it. We want to help ensure that your day in this most fabulous of venues goes as smoothly as possible, so that you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the place to the fullest.
Planning your wedding? Want to know more?
Contact SJI Food and Service through our website and be sure to contact Rebecca on 01243 811464 at the Weald and Downland Museum for details on dates and prices.
You can also view the Weald and Downland Museum’s website for further information.