Planning a wedding can be a little daunting at the best of times. But now, with so much media coverage about inflation and the rising costs of living, it is understandable that booking a wedding raises concern with many couples considering whether to delay their wedding day for a little while longer.
Many couples simply do not want to wait - and why should they? With a little careful planning and budget consideration anything is possible so if you find yourself in the “Go for it” camp then sit down and work out what you can afford; decide what is completely unnecessary from guests to wedding favours and then stick to your guns - and your budget. Most importantly, plan with
your head as well as your heart, as your heart will certainly be much happier in the long run!
Be careful not to confuse the word “Affordable” with “Cheap”. Cheap if often associated with cheerful, but cheap and nasty more often go hand in hand. “Affordable”, (on the other hand) is something that is attainable but can also be aspirational, and this ...(drum roll) ....is where The Pilgrims Rest comes in.
When we launched our 600 year old Wealden Hall house as a wedding venue, our aim was simple - to create a beautiful place to tie the knot that was affordable, yet aspirational. As the years have flown by, we have added to, and improved the venue, making life easier and less expensive for our couples. Now, five years down the line with many awards under our belt, we are confident
that we have fulfilled our original aim.
This doesn’t stop us though - looking at ways to make weddings less stressful and more fun is what we do well, and will carry on doing. As a business, we firmly believe that laurels are neither made for sitting, nor resting on!
We have an incredible wedding team who’s attention to detail and hand holding is second to none. In the Pilgrims fold we also have a professional interior designer and more recently a professional florist. They ensure the seasonal looks improve year on year and that the venue looks it's very best and Pinterest worthy for photographs.
It is rare to find a dry hire wedding venue where so much is included (and I am not talking shiny chair covers and giant bows!) Decorating a venue can be hugely expensive and time consuming and it is easy to completely underestimate just how much you need to add to make a venue pop.
Nobody wants to walk up the aisle totally exhausted. At The Pilgrims Rest a couple can hand over table laying to their caterers and turn up on their wedding day to find their venue ready to go; no hassle; no stress; no added expense - just magical, twinkly and beautiful.
Perfect for weddings all year round, there are no fixed suppliers, no corkage charges and absolutely no hidden charges at The Pilgrims Rest. A member of our wedding team will offer lots of advice and be there on the day, to ensure your wedding goes without a hitch.
We know things are going to get tougher for couples to marry so we have decided to hold our 2022 prices for the whole of 2023. It is our way to help make a wedding at the Pilgrims Rest just that little bit more affordable and possible.
For more information please contact a member of our wedding team on 07552873448 or email us at email@example.com.
Photographers: The Soul Of My Lens and Georgina Piper