It’s a kind of magic….
In the little medieval town of Battle in the heart of East Sussex you will find The Pilgrims Rest. Nearly 600 years old, this beautiful old Wealden Hall house is full of rustic charm and historic soul - a unique and truly magical wedding venue. As well as being a stunning building with its medieval vaulted Great Hall, The Pilgrims Rest boasts three working inglenook fireplaces, ancient beams, linenfold doors and oak floors.
With all the cost advantages of a dry hire venue (with no fixed suppliers, no corkage charges and the choice to have your own bar) The Pilgrims Rest is as far removed from “dry” as you could possibly want; designed and furnished to need little extra decoration and a member of our wedding team available for advice and a little hand holding.
In the morning you can both get ready in the stunning Fitzherbert and The Bryant Rooms - two beautifully designed and furnished changing rooms. The Bryant Room also has a panelled sitting room which is perfect for pre-wedding photographs.
The Great Hall - furnished with benches topped with a choice of furs or boho rugs for the ceremony. Lanterns and safety church candles line the aisle. You can say your “I do’s” with the fire burning in the huge inglenook. After your meal the benches are cleared making way for dancing.
The Dining Room with its wide, lime washed trestle tables - perfect for en-famille dining with Chivari chairs comes with pewter candlesticks (with real candles), vintage decanters and wine buckets and has a second inglenook fire to keep your guests cosy.
The rustic Webster Bar complete with open fire, pea-lights and hops has champagne baths, a drinks fridge and drinks dispensers for Pimms or fresh lemonade. It goes without saying that there is plenty of wood for all three fires.
At The Pilgrims Rest we hope to make a stunning wedding possible without too much hassle and expense. With this in mind we seasonally decorate the building (which can be used or stored away if you prefer), designing a backdrop for couples to add their own finishing touches, helping create a beautiful wedding without spending a fortune.
Best of all we do not charge corkage and have no fixed suppliers, but a book of tried, tested and trusted suppliers if you need help. Alternatively, you might prefer to have a DIY wedding. At The Pilgrims Rest we offer the choice to have your wedding just how you want it - with a little added dusting of magic!
If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of The Pilgrims Rest team at one of our open days, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07552873448.
Photo by Jessica Bevan Photography