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.
Photographer: Katie Rogers Photography