Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!
With yellow snow warnings once again being issued as a "mini Beast from the East" is expected to hit the UK, rather than a Spring wedding this weekend, brides and grooms are now planning for a White Wedding.
When planning a wedding in the U.K. there is always the worry of what the good old British weather might do; Will it be a lovely day? Will the heavens open? In a country where the weather can be unpredictable it is a very good idea to pick a venue that is not completely weather dependent.
The Pilgrims Rest is a 600 year old Wealden Hall house right in the heart of East Sussex. Perfect for weddings all year around, this stunning, exclusive use venue offers flexibility and choice on your wedding day. Whether you decide to marry in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter; rain, shine or snow, The Pilgrims Rest is a venue that always looks stunning.
On a sunny day, your guests can spill out into its walled garden or its quintessentially English cottage garden with views on to The Abbey. As the evenings draw in, or in the event of bad weather, we will stoke up the fires, light the candles and watch as this wonderful old building sparkles into life.
So, as you choose your wedding venue, look carefully at what it might look like on a grey, drizzly day and choose wisely. The one thing we can never control on a wedding day is the weather…whether we like it or not!
If you would like to book an appointment to view The Pilgrims Rest please contact Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07552 873448.
Photograph courtesy of Sarah Williams Photography.
There are many types of wedding venues - ones that offer a wealth of different packages to suit your budget and others that offer an empty field for your marquee. Some venues have a style of wedding that must be adhered to with preferred caterers and suppliers; Others are essentially a completely empty venue needing everything brought in from furniture, lighting, catering tents and port-a-loos.
So, what if you want something else? The Pilgrims Rest is an exclusive use venue licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies. There are no corkage charges and no hidden extras. At The Pilgrims Rest we have designed our venue to be a wonderful backdrop for your wedding – one that you can stamp your own personality on without the hassle and expense of furnishing an empty venue.
We have carefully sourced furniture and accessories from lime-washed trestle tables to vintage decanters, ceremony chairs to pewter candlesticks. We have created a bridal dressing suite so that the bridal party can get ready on site complete with panelled drawing room for pre-wedding photographs.
At The Pilgrims Rest we give couples choice and flexibility to make their day their own. Whether you choose to have a vintage tea or a Game of Thrones banquet it is all possible in this incredible 600 year old building.
We have a list of wonderful local suppliers that we can share with you – people we know and trust to help make your day just how you want it. If you would prefer to do it yourselves, then bring your own food, set up your own bar and pick some posies from your garden – the choice is yours!
We are holding a viewing day on Saturday 10th March. If you would like to book an appointment to meet Amy and discuss options then please contact us on 07552873448 or email@example.com
Photo courtesy of Georgina Piper - www.georginapiperphotography.com
When we made the big decision to launch The Pilgrims Rest as a wedding venue last year, we wanted to offer a beautiful building designed in a way that makes life as easy as possible for couples on their wedding day. We thought about what we would want; not just an empty venue that needed a huge amount of time and effort to bring to life, but rather one that needed little extra decoration, if any.
So, we created The Bryant Rooms - a suite of bridal changing rooms furnished with vintage dressing tables and glass pots with safety pins, a chaise longue for the bridesmaids and a large mirror. There is powder room next door for the bride with enough space to fit a wedding dress and a little kitchen with tea and coffee, a bottle of bubbly and glasses .
We re-upholstered our “throne” chairs for the panelled drawing room and dressed the window seat with cushions to make the whole place feel like a home; two little regency bridesmaid chairs are perfect for little legs to sit on for photographs.
The Great Hall comes with beautiful Chivari chairs and a ceremony table. We added pea lights over the inglenooks, plenty of wood and safety candles for the ceremony. In The Dining Room we carefully sourced trestle tables that are wide enough for sharing platters, lime washed benches and furs to go on them. We put together a selection of pewter candlesticks and provide candles to go in them. We have scoured antique shops for vintage wine decanters and also have champagne buckets and stands.
Off The Great Hall you will find The Webster Bar. Complete with rustic bar, drinks fridge, little tables and chairs as well as a long haberdasher’s cupboard for wedding presents. You can choose to serve your own drinks here or have a cash bar if you prefer. The open inglenook fireplace is decorated with hops and pea lights with its original Webster fireback. As the evenings draw in, stoke up the fires, light the candles and watch as The Pilgrims Rest sparkles into life.
During the warmer months and those occasional Indian summers, the cottage garden and walled garden of The Pilgrims Rest are full of plants and flowers and we provide pretty French tables and chairs during the day. With backdrops of sandstone and ancient brick walls clad with ivy and The Abbey itself, there are plenty of stunning places for wedding photographs.
This year we are building an Aladdin’s Cave of little extras that you are more than welcome to use from old books and vintage bottles to wicker hearts and lanterns. This collection will keep growing as, and when, we spot things we love and can add to this beautiful old building.
The Pilgrims Rest is a unique, exclusive use, wedding venue right in the heart of East Sussex. With lots of added extras and no corkage charges, we provide flexibility and choice. We have designed a venue that makes your day easier so that you can really enjoy your day. We have built you a wedding nest - designed to help your wedding fly!
If you would like to make an appointment to view the venue please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07552 873448.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Williams Photography - www.sarahwilliamsphotography.co.uk
Come and join us for a Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding Fair at The Pilgrims Rest, Battle on Sunday the 25th of February from 11-6pm. The very talented team at Bespoken Events is hosting their wedding fair at The Pilgrims Rest with some of the most unique talents in Sussex.
Nestled next to Battle Abbey, The Pilgrims Rest is complete with vaulted Great Hall, bridal dressing rooms and ancient beams. The inglenook fireplaces with hop vines and fairy lights will be lit with its lime washed trestle tables laden with the season’s finest. At nearly 600 years old, The Pilgrims Rest is full of historic soul. It is a truly magical wedding venue.
Bespoken Events look for the very best of local suppliers, who offer the most interesting, unique and highest quality products and services. You can be assured that these talented and creative suppliers are able to make your wedding day out of this world and fill it with magic!
If you would like to book a personal tour of the venue on the day, please contact Amy on email@example.com or 07552 873448 to make an appointment.
There is no charge for entry to the Wedding Fair and children are very welcome. We look forward to meeting you all!
The Pilgrims Rest
Tara Deighton Bridal & Bespoke
Natasha Valerie Makeup Artist
Boxed - Luxury Gourmet Boxes for Weddings and Occasions
Georgina Piper - Photographer
Wedding Rose Videography
Lulabelle Wedding Hire
Mitchell & Millyard Hair Design