The Pilgrims Rest is unique. We offer flexibility and choice to have your wedding just the way you want it. All weddings have exclusive use of The Pilgrims Rest for your day. Amy, or a member of her team can offer advice and support on the run up to your wedding and will be there on the day, first on site and last to leave, to ensure your day runs seamlessly.
We have collated a list of tried and tested suppliers from caterers to florists who we can introduce you to help you realise your vision. All of the suppliers can be found on the “a helping hand”page.
We do not offer an empty venue. Instead, we have thought about what we can include and have chosen furniture and interior accessories that you and your guests are welcome to use on the day and are included in the venue hire charge:
The Bryant Suite - suite of rooms for the bridal party available from 8.30 am for changing, hair and make up and pre-wedding photograph. The Bryant Suite comprises a dressing room, a kitchen and bathroom and a stunning oak panelled sitting room.
The Bridal Dressing Room - A beautiful dressing room with views towards the Abbey furnished with vintage dressing tables and mirrors, a dressing mirror, antique chaise and occasional tables and chairs, cushions, rugs and lamps.
The Panelled Room - A fully panelled room complete with inglenook fireplace, a window seat with cushions, two large antique carver chairs for wedding photographs and antique cupboard.
The Kitchen -Furnished with antique table and chapel chairs, a welcome Sussex trug and bubbles for the bride, tea & coffee facilities.
The Great Hall - The ceremony room for up to 60 guests and evening reception room for up to 100. This stunning vaulted room with its inglenook fire comes furnished with:
60 Lime washed chivari chairs for the ceremony with separate cushioned pads
Table and chairs for the registrar
Seasonal garlands and pea lights over the Inglenook fireplace
Wood for the fire
Safety wax church candles for the stairs
The Dining Room - with inglenook fire, beamed ceilings and oak floors this beautiful room comes furnished with:
Lime washed trestle tables seating up to 60 guests
Lime washed benches
Faux furs for the benches
Vintage chapel chairs for the ends of the table and top table
Seasonal garlands and pea lights over the inglenook fireplace
Wood for the fire
A selection of vintage wine decanters
Wine/champagne buckets and stands
A selection of pewter candlesticks and candles
Hanging lanterns and tea-lights for the top table
Webster Room – Situated just off The Great Hall this rustic bar with its oak beams and views of the Abbey is set up to serve your guests pre and post ceremony drinks. It comes complete with:
Wood for the inglenook fire
Seasonal garlands and pea lights over the fireplace
Bar tables and chairs
Lanterns for tables
Shelving for glasses
The Gardens – The Pilgrims Rest has two gardens:
A sunny walled garden to the rear of the property
The front cottage gardens with views of the Abbey itself
The walled garden is furnished with a selection of French metal garden tables and folding chairs
Catering Facilities – The Pilgrims Rest has a smaller kitchen area off The Webster Room and also a separate outside catering facility for preparation. Please note we do not provide ovens but local catering supplier Abbey Catering can provide any equipment needed by your caterers.
The use of the catering area with catering tables
A large cold room for drinks storage
A freezer for ice storage
The Pilgrims Rest is a beautiful venue all year around. The venue hire price is the same no matter what time of year you choose.
Prices fully inclusive Friday & Saturday Weddings at £3,450.00 (2017/2018) Monday - Thursday Weddings at £2,450.00 (2017/2018) Includes access from 8.30am on the day of the wedding for setting up and getting ready. Carriages at 11.45pm. The Pilgrims Rest must be vacated by midnight. Return the following morning to remove any decorations etc.
We also offer day time weddings from Monday to Thursday: Monday - Thursday Day Time Wedding at £1950.00 (2017/2018) Includes access from 8.30am on the day of the wedding for setting up and getting ready. Carriages at 6.30pm. The Pilgrims Rest must be cleared & vacated by 8pm.
For more information please call Amy on 07552873448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org