Wakes, Memorials and Life Celebrations


Wakes, Memorials and Life Celebrations

The perfect venue for… Wakes, memorials and life celebrations Located in the heart of Hove, the 1st Central County Ground, home of Sussex County Cricket Club, is an idyllic venue for family gatherings to celebrate the life of a loved one.

The Venue
The 1st Central County Ground is fully-accessible for disabled guests. We are situated on the local bus route or just a 10-minute walk from Hove train station. We have ample parking space available (subject to availability) and there is also road parking in the streets surrounding the Ground. So, be it an intimate memorial in the Board Room or a larger reception to celebrate their life in the Long Room, you can rest assure our helpful and friendly staff will help you organise the perfect send-off for your loved one.

Our experienced 1839 Hospitality & Events team are compassionate and professional and will ensure your event with Sussex runs as smoothly as possible.  We can deliver anything from hot and cold finger or fork buffets and a drinks reception, to delicious sit-down lunches or even afternoon teas.  Together with  Head Chef Paul Gunn, our events team can tailor a package to suit your budget and taste.

Download our Wakes, Memorials & Life Celebrations brochure.

“Everything went really well and we were delighted with everything you did for us and the staff on the day they were excellent” John Walker – September 2016

Scattering of Ashes & Memorials
The scattering of ashes at the County Ground is welcome, although we do ask that you arrange this with our team. It is not unusual for families to wish to bury ashes on the pitch. Again, this would need to be arranged with our Grounds team.

For further information on our wake packages, please contact us 01273 827106 or email 1839@sussexcricket.co.uk to talk to one of our event planners.

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