I always find when I walk into old buildings, I try to imagine some of the stories the walls have to tell. And I therefore think we are very lucky to be able to offer couples the chance to get married in one of the most important heritage sites in England.
Having opened her doors to visitors and pilgrims to Battle since 1420, this grand old lady has historic soul. She has hosted celebrations from medieval banquets to Georgian balls, Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances.
Over the centuries flagons of ale, goblets of wine, flutes of champagne and copious cups of tea have been consumed beneath her eaves to the sounds of ladies’ chattering and gentlemen's laughter flooding through her walls.
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 beautiful, historic venue like no other.
The Pilgrims Rest is perfect for weddings all year round, no matter what the weather; when the sun shines your guests can spill out into the rose gardens and, as the evenings draw in, stoke up her fires, light some candles watch as she sparkles into life.
At the Pilgrims Rest we offer you flexibility and choice on your wedding day. A unique venue where you can make your wedding day your own, with no corkage charges, no must-use suppliers and no hidden extras.
Our friendly and experienced team will hold your hand ensuring your wedding day goes without a hitch and guarantee that your wedding will be personal and unique to you. After all, we want you to write your very own chapter in this grand old lady’s history.
When planning a wedding the guest list can often begin to spiral out of control. You suddenly feel the need to invite your work colleagues, your friend’s other halves; their children; should you have a “No ring, no bring” policy? Before you know it the world and his wife are on your guest list and costs are escalating.
At this stage in your wedding plans it can be a good idea to stop and reassess what, and whom is important to you. Your wedding should be a day to look forward to, and look back on, with happy memories.
Often having a smaller wedding with your family and close friends can be a less stressful and less expensive day. It allows you more time to spend with your nearest and dearest on the day itself - more time to chat; more time to laugh; more time to have fun. This is why couples are now often opting for a shorter guest list and a smaller, more intimate wedding.
Just over a year ago we launched a beautiful wedding venue in the Heart of East Sussex. Our aim was to provide a setting for weddings where couples can feel at home, relax, and really enjoy their day.
Based in a 600 year old, Wealden Hall House, The Pilgrims Rest is perfect for weddings all year round. Complete with its vaulted ceremony room, inglenook fireplaces and bridal changing rooms we have tried to include lots of added extras to make planning your wedding as easy and stress free as possible.
We have furnished the venue with lime-washed Chivari chairs, trestle tables big enough for sharing platters, benches with furs to vintage decanters and pea-lights and pewter candlesticks. The Pilgrims Rest needs little extra decoration but is a stunning backdrop if you have creative ideas of your own.
We offer the flexibility and choice to have your day just how you want it and. We have tried and tested suppliers we can introduce you to or you can bring your own. If you prefer, have a DIY wedding. Either way, there are no corkage charges and no hidden extras.
At The Pilgrims Rest our highly professional team will hold your hand and ensure your day runs seamlessly. We want you to thoroughly enjoy your wedding day and have fun!
So, think carefully about your guest list and choose those you love, those who will help make your day a happy one and those you really enjoy spending time with. With the right venue and the right guest list you will have the winning recipe for a perfect wedding day.
If you would like to make an appointment to view The Pilgrims Rest please contact Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07552873448.
Photograph courtesy of Sarah Williams Photography.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo courtesy of Georgina Piper - www.georginapiperphotography.com