Alex Proud, the manager of Stanmer House near Brighton, told The Argus his company is going into liquidation and he has to close the venue because of a property rent increase.
He said: “I’ve put millions of pounds into Stanmer House but we are having to liquidate the company.
“We have one last wedding on Saturday and then Stanmer House will close this weekend.”
Weddings which had been booked for this year will not take place at Stanmer House and some of the hospitality staff will lose their jobs.Mr Proud said he is working with couples to help them find an alternative venue for their big day.
He said: “I don’t want to ruin anyone’s wedding, but sadly we have had no choice but to close.
“There is no question of us walking away from our responsibility.