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 magical 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 come and view The Pilgrims Rest then join us on our next open evening on Wednesday 11 December 2019 between 4pm and 8pm. Please contact The Pilgrims Rest team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07552 873448 to book an appointment.
Winter weddings are becoming very popular, with rich seasonal colours making this a great season to get married.
As we hit November it has me thinking how idyllic The Pilgrims Rest is for a winter wedding. A Wealden hall house dating back to circa 1420, with three beautiful reception rooms - the Great Hall, the Dining Room, and the Webster Room all boast inglenook fireplaces. With endless historic features from ancient beams to linenfold doors, witch’s marks to ward off evil spirits and a secret tunnel hidden under the Great Hall fireplace that runs beneath the Abbey walls, The Pilgrims Rest is a truly unique winter wedding venue.
The Pilgrims Rest is an exclusive use venue licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies. There are no corkage charges and no hidden extras. We have designed our venue to be a wonderful backdrop for your winter wedding – one that you can stamp your own personality on without the hassle and expense of furnishing an empty venue.
So, stoke up the fires, light some candles and watch as The Pilgrims Rest sparkles into life…
If you would like to discuss more about holding your winter wedding at The Pilgrims Rest, join us at our next wedding open evening on Thursday 21 November 2019 between 4pm and 8pm. To make an appointment, please contact The Pilgrims Rest team on email@example.com or call on 07552873448.
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 that gives you the flexibility to create you wedding just how you want it. With no corkage charges or fixed suppliers but decorated to need little decoration. At The Pilgrims Rest we have designed our venue to be a wonderful backdrop for your wedding - one on which you can stamp your own personality 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. As the seasons change, our design team create new seasonal looks to help keep the day as stress free and affordable as possible.
We have two beautiful dressing rooms so that couples can both get ready on site complete with a stunning panelled room for photographs. With their vintage dressing tables, chaise longues and rugs, both dressing rooms are full of character.
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! If you would like to book an appointment to meet the team and discuss options then please contact us on 07552873448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking to have a magical wedding where you can tie the knot with fires crackling and fairy lights twinkling in the background? If so, then you may well fall in love with The Pilgrims Rest, a beautiful Wealden Hall house nestled next to Battle Abbey in the heart of East Sussex. Nearly 600 years old, The Pilgrims Rest is full of rustic charm and historic soul. As well as being a stunning building with its medieval vaulted Great Hall, it also boasts three working inglenook fireplaces, ancient beams, linenfold doors and oak floors. With all the advantages of a dry hire venue (with no fixed suppliers or corkage charges) it is about as far removed from an empty building as you could find. The Pilgrims Rest has been designed to need little extra decoration; The Great Hall is furnished with benches and furs for the ceremony alongside safety church candles; the Dining Room with wide, lime washed trestle tables and Chivari chairs. You will find a selection of pewter candlesticks on the tables (with real candles) and plenty of wood for the fires. Vintage decanters, wine buckets, a cake table and rustic stand are there if you would like to use them. The bridal changing rooms with its vintage dressing tables and chaise longues are perfect for pre-wedding photographs (a further changing room will be completed by the end of February). The Webster Bar has another huge open fire with pea-lights and hops and the rustic bar comes with champagne baths, a drinks fridge and drinks dispensers for Pimms or fresh lemonade. The Great Hall staircase and fireplaces are decorated with elegant garlands and pea-lights (which can be used or stored away if you prefer). At the beginning of each season, our design team adds a new seasonal look. In October we chose a cosy Autumnal feel with elements of burnt orange, dried oak leaves and vintage books; in December we foraged and decorated hazel twigs, hanging them above the tables with pretty decorations and tea-lights. We have found that couples add small, finishing touches to make it their own. Many choose to add nothing at all. Either way it means that having a beautiful wedding without spending a fortune is a possibility and alleviate some of the trials and tribulations of organising a wedding. No matter what the season, The Pilgrims Rest is a perfect all year round venue for your wedding - we just like to help you make it a magical one. Our Wedding Showcase takes place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September from 10am until 4pm. Call The Pilgrims Rest team today to make an appointment on 07552873448 or email at email@example.com.