East Dean & Friston Village Hall is a beautiful hall in the heart of East Dean village in East Sussex.

The Hall offers flexible facilities for the local clubs and societies, social events and meetings, and provides an excellent wedding reception venue. The Hall is available for hire for that one-off occasion or for regular period hires. For more information contact us below.

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About The Hall

The Village Hall is in the village of East Dean in East Sussex.

It nestles at the foot of the South Downs and is within the South Downs National Park.

It is surrounded by beautiful countryside about 4 miles to the West of Eastbourne; close to Beachy Head, Seven Sisters and Friston Forest.

The picturesque village green with the Tiger Inn is a minute or two walk from the Hall.



What They Are Saying

“We hired East Dean & Friston village Hall for our son's 6th birthday party. Tina was exceptionally helpful in organising the hire & signposting me. John the care taker is an absolute sweetheart. Would highly recommend this venue for any sort of celebration."

Catherine Pilliner

“Amazing family friendly venue! Held our son's Baptism party here and Tina the hall manager was hands on with suggestions to make sure the event was a success! The facilities are extremely clean and well maintained and every little detail has been carefully thought of from a fridge to cool wine and audio cables to plug in your favorite music to their sound system. I cannot recommend EDF Village Hall enough and I'm looking forward to celebrating many more happy occasions there!"

Dooshima Dapo-Oyewole - Baptism

“Such an amazing Venue!! We had our wedding reception here and it was so perfect...we wanted to put our personal touch on our wedding and we were able to do everything we dreamed of.... Tina is so helpful and gave us so many useful tips on the lead up to the day, She was so lovely and always happy to help whenever we had any queries with the venue or needed her opinion on how to run it...she's just a star and a lovely lady. The hall is so versitile and such a great space for a wedding"

Aimee Page - Wedding Reception

“My wife and I held our wedding reception here on September, 2nd and it was amazing! It is spacious enough to have separate areas for standing arrival drinks and sit-down formal meal, it has a fully equipped kitchen, an easy-to-use PA system, good-sized stage and lots of storage space. I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend East Dean and Friston Village Hall as the perfect venue for any wedding or event."

Silvia Maz - Wedding Reception

“My husband and I held our Wedding reception at East Dean & Friston Village Hall in August. This venue is absolutely perfect for a wedding reception (as well as parties, functions and other events too!) If you are looking for a venue to host your own Wedding reception I highly recommend that you check out this little gem, you will not be disappointed!!”

Hayley Forsyth-Magee - Wedding Reception

“We just had our wedding here. Absolutely lovely venue, can dress it as you please, use all cutlery facilities and accessories including table cloths etc... Tina is lovely and very very good with communication, and being able to organise a visit as and when you please (with some exceptions). Over all we highly rate this venue.”

Oli Toms - Wedding Reception

“I held the sussex Boutique and Bridal boot fair here in October 2015 and the venue was perfect for it. Tina the hall manager was very helpful in the lead up, on the day and after the event in ensuring I had the answers to any questions I asked! We have booked to use hire the hall again in Jan 2016 for the next Sussex Boutique and Bridal Boot Fair.”

Emma Mills - Sussex Boutique and Bridal Boot Fair

“I regularly use this hall for events on behalf of East Sussex WRAS. It is a fantastic venue and the staff are always keen to ensure that we have everything we need ready for each event.
It is easy to find and has parking right outside which is really convenient for our guests.”

Lindsay Redfern - East Sussex WRAS

Private Hire

Both Halls are available for hire either together or individually. By arrangement, the hire will include use of the kitchen and welfare facilities; together with tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, tablecloths, etc. If each Hall is hired concurrently by different hirers, the kitchen may be shared. The logistics of that scenario would be discussed at the time of booking.



A stunning celebration venue situated in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, at the eastern end of the South Downs National Park, surrounded by the beautiful South Downs.   This elegant building provides the ideal setting for the reception following your special event.