Covid 19 Update

Florence House re-opened on the 14 July following Government guidelines.    We are delighted that the AA have accredited Florence House with their Covid 19 Confident award.  All the protocols and risk assessments have been done and we are happy that we can welcome our guests safely.

Welcome to Florence House – Retreat, Conference and Wedding Venue for Hire in East Sussex.

On the brow of Seaford Head, Sussex, sits Florence House; rock solid in the sea air and surrounding wild landscape. In many ways its situation is a metaphor for its life’s purpose – a haven for the spirit however the wind blows. It’s a much loved venue for life enhancing workshops, retreats, weddings and conferences. In essence, it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the sacredness and potential of each individual and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits.

The beautiful interior of the house itself, the abundant gardens, the proximity to the sea and the wildness of the Downs, make Florence House ideal for retreats and workshops involving personal development and transformation. You have the potential to create your own mood and atmosphere as we offer exclusive occupancy. Because Florence house stands within its own grounds there is no one to disturb. We are renowned for our delicious and creative home cooking produced by our own chefs. Produce is locally sourced where possible or from our own kitchen garden.

There are magical places within the gardens and we encourage our clients and guests to take advantage of these areas for activities and ceremonies.  Our aim is to create a unique, nurturing environment. The house is set in 6 acres within an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the South Downs National Park and has views of Seaford Head and Seaford Head Golf Course. The beach is a 2 minute walk away. Mairin and Steve invite you to share and enjoy this very special place; whether you are looking for a private retreat or wish to use the space for a group event or visit for a few days peace and quiet.  Their vision is to be recognised as the best retreat and conference venue for hire in the South East!



A beautiful venue to hire for yoga and personal development retreats.


A wedding reception at Florence House is a truly magical occasion.


We accommodate conferences for up 30 people on a residential basis.

3* Bed & Breakfast

There is a warm welcome for B&B guests at Florence House.


Florence House is the ideal venue to hire for workshops and retreats. Situated in private grounds on the South Coast between Brighton and Eastbourne and in easy reach of London and Gatwick by rail. Bookings can be for day workshops or longer residential events and always include our famous food and catering. If you are searching for a venue to hire near London, whether for a yoga retreat or personal development workshop, your clients will really enjoy coming to Florence House.

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Florence House is one of the finest wedding venues in Sussex and the South East of England. Set in its own grounds, with top quality catering, you and your guests are guaranteed a special day to remember. Ceremonies are held in our beautiful Arts and Crafts house and for larger parties we can provide additional marquees. Florence House is easily accessible from London and Gatwick Airport with good rail and road connections.

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Hosting up to 30 residential delegates or larger groups for day events, the peace and seclusion of Florence House provides a unique and creative environment to hire for conferences, business seminars and team-building days. All this within reach of the South East of England, including London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport.

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Stay in our B&B

We also welcome individual guests at Florence House.  Close to Seaford Head Golf Club, Seaford Head and Seaford beach we offer comfortable accommodation in double and twin rooms with private bathrooms.   We do not have televisions or radios in Florence House ensuring a peaceful and tranquil stay. Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the house.

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