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Celebrate “I Do” at 180-Degrees – Sussex’s most desired wedding reception venue

Smart Aviation, the leaders in global executive aircraft chartering, has secured its first private helicopter booking for this wedding season into Sussex’s most desired reception venue, 180-Degrees.

Wedding Couple on bike at 180 Degrees Sussex

11 April 2023: Smart Aviation, the leaders in global executive aircraft chartering, has secured its first private helicopter booking for this wedding season into Sussex’s most desired reception venue, 180-Degrees. In July, Smart will have the privilege of delivering a newlywed couple in style to their wedding reception at this idyllic venue, located deep in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

The stylish and sophisticated boutique venue opened in 2021 and offers spectacular panoramic views of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wakehurst Place and the iconic Ouse Valley Viaduct. Conveniently situated a few minutes off the M23, close to Gatwick Airport, London and nearby rail links, it’s an easy location for guests to travel to. 

The venue offers exclusive hire and can comfortably seat up to 120 guests in a beautiful open plan contemporary space. Smaller groups of 30 guests can have privacy of the first storey dining room, and the Spring or View dining rooms can seat up to 40 guests. All spaces offer breath-taking views from the expansive terrace – ideal for photographs, champagne receptions and dancing into the night under the stars. 

Lewis Wilson, Head Chef at 180-Degrees, focuses on developing a range of innovative wedding day catering options, all freshly sourced from local suppliers. An exceptional bespoke menu will be created from a wide array of choices including mouthwatering canapes, a gourmet three-course meal, a luxury BBQ, afternoon teas and evening grazing boards. The team can also take care of other arrangements including decorations, wedding cake, flowers, music and more. View wedding packages here.

Smart Aviation’s Managing Director, Mark Hawkins said: “180-Degrees is one of Sussex’s hidden gems, with a reputation for offering guests an unparalleled and unique wedding experience. We are thrilled to have made our first helicopter booking to the venue this year and that we’ll get to play a part of in couple’s special day this summer.”

Niki Smyth, Director at Cuckfield Golf Centre, added: “We are delighted with our working relationship with the professional team at Smart Aviation. Wedding days are always stressful and we know that the Smart team will continue to offer the same seamless service that we do, so a perfect wedding day is always guaranteed”. 

Smart’s professional team have over 200 years combined experience in chartering aircrafts for VIPs, artists, media and sports stars, executives and large groups. For the last 18 years, Smart Aviation has been providing a fully bespoke operation, accommodating all personal touches on the most desired executive jets. Taking all the stress out of travel, including baggage allowances, branded cabins, in-flight dining and luxury airport transfers, our guests always travel in comfort and style.

Founded in 2005 by charter specialist Mark Hawkins, Smart Aviation was set up with one goal; to exceed client expectations every time. Our unparalleled expertise and unrivalled partner relationships means we can promptly find the right aircraft to transport our clients in a safe and cost-effective way.

Convenience is paramount; we have exclusive access to jets of all sizes and can cater for the most complex travel itineraries departing from a wide range of stunning private terminals. Our truly personalised service ensures we can handle the most delicate of requests for our clients including specific meal requirements and disability assistance.  

We have access to aircraft of all sizes including:

  • large VIP configured commercial jets with fully reclining seats
  • regional jets for efficient short-haul team travel
  • cost effective turboprop aircraft for short hops
  •  the world’s private jet fleet at our disposal for scouting trips, transfer windows and flights for executives and VIPs.

Our experienced team will make sure that every detail is attended to including:

  • special dietary requirements
  • airport assistance
  • equipment / kit transfers
  • private terminals
  • limousine or coach transfers

We can also provide anything else you might need for the comfort and ease of your passengers. 

Our operational support team is available 24/7 to deal with any unexpected, last minute requests, and to provide complete peace of mind. 

Call or email us today – / + 44 1293 551244

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