Private Hire

Private Hire

A unique venue for your special occasion, in the heart of Sussex and close to Brighton

Stunning 120 acre Albourne Estate is well known as an award winning vineyard set at the foot of the South Downs. And yet, for those in the know, it is so much more. Set just outside Brighton and with plenty of parking it is the perfect place for private party and dining hire or for an indulgent private vineyard tour with wine tasting. Easily accessible, it is just 8 miles from Brighton and 30 minutes from Gatwick, in the heart of the tranquil Sussex countryside,

If you’re looking for something unique, maybe for a special birthday party and would like to incorporate a private wine tasting, our modern and well equipped Tasting Room is the perfect space. With a variety of different table layouts possible, it can accommodate 45 seated to 80 standing. Uniquely positioned on a mezzanine level above the Winery, it has floor-to-ceiling windows that open fully onto a large south-facing balcony, giving further spill-out space both here and onto the grassy picnic area beyond.  With stunning views over the vineyard and the nearby South Downs it provides a flexibly large and bright space for your special event.

Snug and cosy in the Winter, your guests can relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the South Downs from the warmth of the Tasting Room whilst the space can be thrown open for those lovely, long, hot Summer days.

And for those wanting an ‘al fresco’ ‘off-grid’ style occasion, we can arrange tables close to the picturesque lake and just a short, 5 minute stroll from the Tasting Room, through the vines.

We look forward to providing a relaxed, stress-free service for your special occasion. Whether you would like a Sussex based private vineyard tour and wine tasting or a unique venue close to Brighton, we would be happy to discuss ideas and help you plan the perfect occasion.

We work with a number of recommended local food suppliers and caterers for refreshments and food options and can also recommend local florists, tableware and furniture hire and venue stylists to help you dress the venue for special events.

We also have full disabled access and toilet facilities.

Please do call or visit us to discuss your private party hire in person. Simply contact us at or call us on 01273 831222.

Hear what some of our previous private customers had to say about their time here:

The very best place to hold a party! The venue is in a stunning location and the lovely decking area was the perfect place on a summer's evening to enjoy Albourne Estate’s MV sparkling rosé. Everyone commented how beautiful the setting was.

Lisa Harris - 60th Birthday Celebration - July 2023

We came as a private tour and we had loads of fun!  Monica was really friendly and professional. The vineyard and their bar is beautiful, we learnt a lot about wines in England. Highly recommended!

Huge thanks to Monica and all at Albourne Wine Estate for hosting our perfect day; beautiful setting, amazing wine and delicious food @bigslicepizzaco @centrecatering. Monica & Freya created a calm, co-ordinated, yet laid back atmosphere that was throughly enjoyed by us & all our fabulous friends and family! The blue skies were simply an added bonus!!
Anne & Nikki – Wedding Reception – August 2022
Anne & Nikki - Wedding Reception - August 2022


  • Tasting Room Indoors: 91 sqm.  Standing: 80/Seated: 45
  • Tasting Room South-facing Balcony: 84 sqm.
  • Canvas Tipi: 7m diameter. Standing: 35/Seated:24

Plus further private grass area with picnic table style seating leading from balcony.



Winter Season
From beginning October to end April

  • Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 9am – 11.30pm
  • Mondays & Tuesdays: 9am – 5.00pm

Summer Season:
From May to end September

  • Wednesdays & Fridays: 9am – 11.30pm
  • Saturdays: 7pm – 11.30pm
  • Mondays & Tuesdays: 9am – 5.00pm

Find Us

Albourne Estate is readily accessible from London (90 minutes), Brighton (20 minutes) and Gatwick (30 minutes) by car or by train from Hassocks train station (10 minutes away by taxi).   There is ample car parking at the venue. 


Please call us on 01273 831222 or email us at