On March 5th 2023, we hosted our first Wedding Open Day at Eleven Eighty – The Venue with a Twist.

For those (like me) who struggle visualize what wedding venues could look like dressed for your perfect day, then this was the opportunity to see Eleven Eighty in full flight and to get a true sense of what the property could look like for your wedding when it was styled to perfection by the wonderful Vanessa from The Wedding and Event Creators.

The day was an incredible success:

The tour started at The Barn where  our guests were met by some of the fabulous team from The Henry Clive Bar.  A stroll through our beautiful courtyard was next to soak up the atmosphere provided by Tillee Music.   Canape taste sensations created by the friendliest culinary team on the South Coast: The Monkey Express.  were then enjoyed.  Guests then explored the gardens, making sure to take in our unique murals, garden art and Willow Trees (aka the most beautiful ceremony backdrop).  Time was taken to admire our historical buildings, Circa 1860’s; The School Masters House and the Old School Hall and take a wander over to our train carriage to mull over whether to use it as your bridal preparation area.  The accommodation was open to view, so that our couples could start working out who the lucky 15 people to stay on site would be.  And last but no means least, meet our guests got to meet the  Eleven Eighty team The owners, Richard and Clare Mills and Venue Manager Reanah Ford.

Many of our “Friends of the Venue” were keen to play a part, in what was a wonderful day:

Our stunning wood, long reception tables were brought to life by The Wedding and Event Creators, Brilliant Blooms and White Cherry Invitations.  In addition to our in-house courtyard games, A Game of Love Events were showcasing their offerings.  To document the day, we were joined by KLD Photography.  There was also be the opportunity to chat with Love Thrills celebrant and One Artistry Make up.

Some people popped in for  a quick visit and some  stayed for a quite a while to soak up the atmosphere:

Due to last years success, we are doing it all over again: Sunday 18th February 2024 from 10am – 2pm and you can register your interest and grab a free ticket here.

Eleven Eighty’s mix and match spaces give you so many options: Looking for an alfresco reception? You are going to love our courtyard space.  Thinking of a marquee wedding?  Chat to the team and look over visuals of our in house marquee offering. Thinking of a garden wedding?  See why so many of our booked couples are drawn to the garden and our willow trees.  A barn wedding?   A historic hall wedding?  We are not joking – we have it all.  Add to this that we are a wedding venue with accommodation on site, we really do believe that Eleven Eighty will be the go to wedding reception venue and wedding destination for the South Coast

Eleven Eighty is not called the Venue with a Twist for nothing, with surprises around every corner, you will have a wonderful visit.  if you are considering celebrating your wedding on the South Coast, then this is a definite date for your diary.

The team at Eleven Eighty are excited to showcase our wonderful space and to meet with you to discuss how the venue could suit your big day needs.

To join us on the South Coast for the Eleven Eighty Wedding Venue open day on the 18th February 2024, please click below to register  your details to receive your free ticket(s)


I want to see Eleven Eighty – The Venue with a Twist – dressed for success!!