The Pilgrims Rest is a unique, 600 year old wedding venue in the heart of East Sussex. Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies this historic venue gives you the perfect backdrop on which to create your wedding day - your way.
We offer exclusive use, no corkage charge and absolutely no hidden extras. We offer flexibility and choice - you can choose your own caterers and suppliers or do the whole thing yourselves with the help of friends and family. We simply provide a beautiful wedding venue to help make your perfect day possible.
With access on the morning of the weekend at 8.30 the bridal party can get ready in the Bryant suite complete with panelled room for beautiful pre-wedding photographs.
The Great Hall seats up to 60 for your ceremony. We provide the chairs and safety candles and plenty of wood for the inglenook fire. With its vaulted ceilings, ancient pargetting walls and crown post, The Great Hall is the perfect place to make your vows.
After the ceremony you and your guests can spill out into the sunny walled garden or front rose garden for photographs. Alternatively, you can congregate in the rustic Webster Bar around its open inglenook fireplace - the choice is yours.
The Dining Rooms complete with oak floors, beams and linenfold doors can seat up to 60 guests. We include the lime washed trestle tables, benches and faux fur rugs, pewter candlesticks and candles, vintage decanters and linen table runners. While you are having your meal our team will clear away the chairs in The Great Hall ready for dancing. If you would like to invite more guests in the evening we can accommodate up to 100 people in the building.
The Pilgrims Rest is 600 years old, full of history and soul providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. We have ensured you do not need to spend a fortune on decorations - even the fireplaces come dressed with hops and pea lights. So, stoke up the fires, light some candles and watch as The Pilgrims Rest sparkles into life.