We established Down House Events in April 2022 after a lengthy renovation of this beautiful Georgian house and gardens. The house was built in 1810 and was used by the owner of Scotney Castle whilst it was having extensive development. We have several additional buildings near the main house which comprise an old bake house and granary dated back to around 1600, a long barn which housed livestock and a coach house dating from 1810 which served the main house. The house currently stands on the site of an old medieval Hall House called Geldenhalle and some of the oak timbers from Geldenhalle still exist in the property now.
One of the projects we also embarked on was designing and building a substantial and glamorous ballroom which we modelled on a mixture of a contemporary barn and a 50’s dance hall.
In the house, gardens and outhouses we host a mixture of private events, from weddings to ballroom dances and parties, and community based events which include ballroom lesson classes, complementary health courses, mindfulness and health focussed weekends. The house is set among 18 acres of fields and woodland and we have, within that land, 6 acres of gardens which include woods, a nature pond, a couple of C16 outhouses, lawns suitable for a marquee and an orchard which houses our flock of hens and runner ducks.