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!
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 by Sarah Williams at www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com
The length of an engagement can vary hugely. There are those who plan their wedding day two years in advance and those who opt for just two months. Whatever you choose, time is no barrier for a fabulous wedding.
The Pilgrims Rest is situated in the heart of East Sussex. Full of rustic charm and historic soul, this is a wedding venue is unlike any other. We have bookings right into 2021 but also very last minute bookings with only a month to plan every last detail.
Last minute weddings happen for a variety of reasons. Some couples are moving abroad and want to start their new lives married; others have been together for years and suddenly decide to “Go for it” and are married within a few months. Our very first wedding at The Pilgrims Rest was unexpectedly brought forward an entire year - John and Laura managed to plan and execute their wedding beautifully in less than a month.
We have designed and decorated The Pilgrims Rest making a last minute wedding a realistic possibility for anyone wanting to tie the knot in a short time period. There are no hidden extra charges but lots of included extras instead from seasonal garlands decorating the staircase and fireplaces to vintage decanters and wood for the fires. There are no corkage charges and also no fixed suppliers making it more possible to have an impromptu wedding.
Everything you see when you visit The Pilgrims Rest is included. Its cosy, intimate nature, with its inglenook fires, bridal changing rooms and vaulted ceremony room is pretty hard to beat - a unique backdrop on which to add your own personal details; a wedding venue that is aspirational yet affordable; stunning yet relaxed.
If you are thinking about tying the knot we do have some last minute dates still available for early 2019. Alternatively if you would like a little more time to plan your day and would like to attend our next viewing day on Sunday 9th December 2018 then please contact Amy on 07552873448.
Photograph by Sarah Williams at www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com
We all dream about our wedding day; from making bridal boxes as children to creating Pinterest boards full of inspiration. When the time comes, suddenly dreams become reality and what started out as a fun and exciting process can quickly become a stressful and expensive one. From being a fairly relaxed, happy person we become the bridezilla of all bridezillas; we start to organise things down to the tiniest detail and walk through our wedding days a thousand times before it happens to make sure the day will run perfectly.
At this point we need to stop, take a deep breath and really think…who are you actually planning this wedding for? For you and your fiancé or everyone else? If you have to pause to think about this then stop, take a bigger breath and think again. It is your day - have a wedding that you will actually enjoy organising and more importantly you will enjoy on the day.
Less is more is a good mantra when planning your day. Reducing your guest list means your close friends and family will be your guests so there should be nobody to impress and nobody to judge (or so we would hope!) Your wedding day should be full of fun, laughter and love. Think about if you were attending your best friend’s wedding - would you judge them if they decided not to spend hours making tiny pots of jam as favours? Probably not. If this is the case, then do yourself a favour (rather than making them) and keep it simple.
This is where we step in. The Pilgrims Rest in East Sussex is a 600 year old, licenced wedding venue in the heart of East Sussex. We have designed and furnished it so that it needs little decoration. With vintage decanters and wine buckets and stands for your wine; wood for the fires and pewter candlesticks and candles for the lime-washed trestle tables; benches and furs for the ceremony and Chivari chairs for dining we have tried to think of everything to make your day as simple and affordable for you as possible. Each season we decorate the venue and create seasonal looks to help keep costs down.
You can set up the afternoon before the wedding giving you the whole day to enjoy yourself. We have created a whole floor especially for the bridal party to get ready in the morning complete with a bottle of bubbly to start the day.
We do not charge corkage so that you can have great wine and your own bar if you choose. We offer couples the flexibility to have a wedding just how they want it and the choice to make it their own. We work with some amazing local caterers ! As well as caterers we have a tried and tested list of amazing Sussex suppliers - from florists to photographers, D.J’s to harpists.
With less stress, less cost and less hassle your wedding will be more relaxed, more enjoyable and more fun. When it comes to planning your wedding - less really is more.
If you would like to come and view The Pilgrims Rest please email Amy on email@example.com or call 07552 873448 to arrange an appointment.
Photography by Jessica Bevan - www.jessicabevanphotography.com
Venue Styling by The Pilgrims Rest
Table garlands by Laura Blythe - @blyroseflowers
Tableware by Abbey Catering - www.new.abbeycateringservices.co.uk
Drinks are a venue’s greatest earner. From platinum to bronze; ruby to what might as well be “glass” packages seem to cater for all pockets – but do they?
One Sussex venue offers a drinks package for £32.50pp - Just two glasses of house champagne and two glasses of house wine. For 60 guests the total cost is £1,950.00. If you bought wine and champagne of a similar standard retail the cost to you would be only £400.00 – a massive saving of £1550.00. This saving could buy your wedding dress or even your honeymoon!
During the summer and Christmas holidays it is prime time for large supermarkets to advertise great deals. Tesco is selling cases of wine at 25% off. If your venue does not charge you corkage you have lots of time in the months running up to your wedding day to start collecting alcohol at great prices, or nip across the channel and load up your car.
At The Pilgrims Rest there are no hidden extra charges and certainly no corkage charge. Buy your alcohol when it suits you. We want you to be able to serve your choice of drinks - whether it is your favourite cocktail or the Champagne you drank on your engagement night.
To find out how you can have your exclusive venue and enjoy significant savings, please contact us on 07552873448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photograph by Georgina Piper at www.georginapiperphotography.co.uk