Full of rustic charm, The Pilgrims Rest is a unique East Sussex wedding venue licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies - the perfect backdrop on which to create your wedding day just how you want it.
We offer you the flexibility to choose your own caterers and suppliers or even do the whole thing yourselves with the help of friends and family. We have a list of tried and tested talented local suppliers we can introduce you to. We simply provide a beautiful wedding venue and a little hand holding, with exclusive use, no corkage charges and absolutely no hidden extras.
Nobody likes last minute panics on the morning of their wedding day which is why you can have access to the building the afternoon before the wedding to set up. On the morning of your wedding day our wedding coordinator will have the Bryant suite available for you for 8.30 in the morning to get ready. The panelled room with inglenook fireplace and window seat is perfect for pre-wedding photographs with a bottle of bubbly on hand for the bridal party.
The vaulted Great Hall seats up to 60 for your ceremony. Complete with inglenook fireplace and oak floors, vaulted ceilings and ancient pargetting walls, The Great Hall is a pretty special place to make your vows. We provide Chivari chairs, safety candles and plenty of wood for the fire.
After the ceremony you and your guests can spill out into the sunny walled garden or front rose garden for photographs. As the nights draw in you can congregate in the rustic Webster Bar around its open inglenook fireplace.
The Dining Rooms complete with oak floors, beams and linenfold doors can seat up to 60 guests. We include the lime washed trestle tables, benches and faux fur rugs, pewter candlesticks and candles and vintage decanters. While you are having your meal our team will quietly set up The Great Hall ready for dancing. If you would like to invite more guests in the evening we can accommodate up to 100 people in the building.
The Pilgrims Rest is 600 years old, full of history and soul, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. We have ensured you do not need to spend a fortune on decorations - even the fireplaces come dressed with garlands and pealights. Everything you see when you view the building is included giving you room to add small personal touches or go wild - the choice is yours.