Michaela & Rob - October 2019 Thanks so much to The Pilgrims Rest for hosting our wedding day in Oct 2019. From the moment we walked in the door on our first visit in Jan 2018, we knew it was the venue for us. It was the perfect size for the intimate wedding that we had planned and was so inviting with all the wooden beams, beautiful decor and lovely fireplaces. We didn't want to book any old venue, we wanted somewhere that had a story to tell and somewhere that would be the perfect background for a cosy autumnal wedding. The Pilgrims Rest was just that. All of our guests kept complimenting our choice of venue and loved the fact that we had chosen something a little bit different that had so much character. The Abbey next door also provides another fantastic backdrop for photographs. The venue can be dressed up as much as you like. They provide just the right amount of decorations so that you really don't need to buy anything if you don't want to which is a massive plus for keeping costs down. We brought decorations but tried to stick to pieces that really added to the feel of the venue so lots of candles and pumpkins worked a treat! Last but by certainly no means least, Amy & Amy Lou were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. They were so supportive during the planning process and were always on hand to answer any questions we had etc. Amy helped with decorating the venue the day before (thank you!) and Amy, Amy Lou & Anita really looked after everyone on the day to ensure it all ran so smoothly. We will be eternally grateful for everything that you have done for us and are so glad that we chose The Pilgrims Rest as our venue. Thank you so much, Michaela & Rob Woodley
Ian & Elaine - October 2019 Our wedding took place at The Pilgrim's Rest recently and it really was a magical day. We actually booked the venue almost two years earlier and have made several visits to the venue to discuss options, plan things etc. On every occasion we were met with friendliness professionalism and enthusiasm. Becs, Amy and Amy-Lou are fantastic to work with and genuinely care about what they do. The venue itself is simply stunning and a truly magical place. Thank you all so much for making our special day so wonderful.
Victoria & Tom - October 2019 Thank you for all your hard work. We had a great day.
Bryony & George - October 2019 We cannot thank you enough for all your kindness and support... Thank you very much for such a wonderful day we had such a great time and we think without you both through the process and especially on the day it would not have so amazing. You guys were brilliant. So thank you both so much!
Janis - Mother of the bride - October 2019 A wonderful venue for the perfect Wedding.
Jo & Ollie - October 2019 What do we recommend about The Pilgrims Rest? EVERYTHING! The building itself is simply beautiful and the provided decorations help to reduce costs on venue stylists etc and they are always complementary to the season. The DIY element helps you to have the wedding you want, not what you’re told you have to have. Choosing your own suppliers adds to the fun and unique personalisation too. The no corkage charge is also obviously a huge help! We would also recommend going over to France and the Calais Wine Superstore - we got all our wedding wine for 100 guests at under £200 and they tasted great too. The two dressing rooms are beautiful and provide great space for getting ready with your nearest and dearest (and also are amazing backdrops for photos)! The dining room feels like something out of Hogwarts (when my fiancé said that to me I was sold from our first visit). I personally feel the venue lends itself to an autumnal cosy or Christmassy vibe due to the fires, but I’m also sure it’s just as suited to any time of year wedding. Lastly, the Amy’s. We love them. Everyone loved them. They truly went above and beyond to ensure everything went to plan. Nothing was too much trouble. We are beyond happy to have had our wedding at The Pilgrims Rest, it helped us to have a wedding day beyond our expectations and like no other we’ve ever been to. We actually wished we were guests at our own wedding. Possibly the best review I can give is... I’ve been dreaming (and secretly planning) our wedding day for the past 13 years. When we got engaged and actual allowed planning went into full swing, we saw the venue online and had to have a look. After our first visit, we looked no further. We knew it would be perfect. It was. Only thing is, we may have to unfollow you now on all social media as we feel sad seeing other people have fun there now ours is all over!
Thank you for everything, Mr and Mrs Allpress
David & Chloe - September 2019 Thank you very much for such a wonderful day we had such a great time and we think without you both through the process and especially on the day it would not have so amazing. You guys were brilliant. So thank you both so much!
Becky & Andrew - August 2019 Thank you so much to both you and Amy-Lou for your continued support throughout the planning/ running of the wedding, we couldn’t have done it without you! You both did such a great job, having the two of you to help us really made things a lot easier.
Tess & James - August 2019 The most amazing venue for our wedding, will never forget it.
Lauren & Leks - August 2019 We got married here in August and I can't recommend the venue and the girls enough. Amy and Amy-Lou were such a pleasure to work with and made the planning process so easy. They have a list of suppliers ready to help guide you in the right direction. I would recommend (Dean) Kestrel Events for the DJ. The venue is beautiful and needs minimal additional decorations, which meant we were able to add our own little personal finishing touches. Both girls dealt with my million emails and calls and constantly guided me through the whole process start to the hangover the next day. I would 100% recommend The Pilgrims Rest for any wedding. There are no words I can say that can thank the girls enough. It was perfect. The Lutens xx
Beth & Mike - August 2019 We held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Pilgrims Rest on Saturday 10th August. The bride and groom suites were a perfect hideaway for our children when it all got a bit much and were really convenient for getting ready at the venue meaning no fancy cars were required. The venue is beautiful, the seasonal decor offered by the venue meant we had to do very little in terms of finishing touches. Amy and Amy Lou were great hosts. Very helpful and available. Well recommended.
Polina & Dan- August 2019 Thank you again for the wishes - we had such a great time at the venue, and I am so happy we ran into it by accident when doing our research all those months ago. The venue looked so beautiful, the arrangements were so flexible, and you guys are so incredibly helpful. We had the best time there on Saturday. Jodie & Matt - August 2019 Dear Amy & Amy-Lou, thank you both so much for making our day so special, it’s certainly a day we will treasure for ever. We will be sure to recommend it to anybody in search of a wedding venue that’s for sure, given the feedback from all our guests I am sure they will too!
Marie & Phil - July 2019 We got married at The Pilgrim’s Rest on 20th July 2019 and had an absolutely perfect day. Amy and Amy-Lou are both really lovely and helped everything run smoothly both before and during the wedding. They have great taste and the decor you’ll find included with hiring the venue is beautiful. They also have an excellent set of recommended suppliers who they know well and can give you advice depending on what style of wedding you’re looking for. Practically it’s also a very useful choice of venue with no corkage charges and the option to use additional suppliers who aren’t already on the recommended list. I can’t recommend The Pilgrim’s Rest highly enough!
Bukky - July 2019 I celebrated my birthday in this charming venue. It was amazing! The venue is cosy and the decor is full of rustic charm. The flexibility of DIY vendors was very appealing. I had a memorable day from start to finish, just as I imagined. Both Amy's bent over backwards to ensure everything went well. From initial contact to my celebration was smooth- thanks to these lovely ladies. They looked after all the fine details that made my day truly special. The memories will linger forever. Pilgrims rest is a lovely and beautiful venue!
Abi - July 2019 Beautiful, picturesque, chic and classy breathtaking venue.
Dani & Andy - June 2019 Thank you so much for yesterday. It was all so amazing and you both did so much!
Ameera & Chris -June 2019 Thank you so much, we had such and amazing day :)
Aleysha & Louis- May 2019 We held our wedding at Pilgrims Rest on May 18th 2019. The wedding day was perfect and was made even more special thanks to the venue. Pilgrims Rest is a wonderful wedding venue. It has history, character and charm. The DIY aspect really makes sure that the day is exactly as you imagine. The ability to supply your own alcohol without corkage is a huge benefit. Both Amy's were fantastic. From our first meetings we had absolute confidence that we were in safe hands. They responded to all questions promptly and met all of our ideas with enthusiasm and made planning a wedding easy. On the day they went above and beyond and made sure that everything ran like clockwork. The Pilgrims Rest has a great selection of approved suppliers, we especially recommend the Boxed Girls and DJ Dean! The Pilgrims Rest is a brilliant venue and very worthy of a 5 star rating! We couldn't have picked a better location for our wedding. We loved every moment.
Kirsty & Chris- May 2019 They are absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful venue and both Amy's are so wonderful and friendly. They made our day go so smoothly. Couldn't have done it without them. So friendly.
Abby & Alison- May 2019 The most perfect wedding venue -The Pilgrims Team was so helpful and made our day exactly what we wanted. Everybody loved it, both inside and out.
Victoria & Tom- April 2019 Thank you so much for all of your help before/during/after the wedding, you both went above and beyond, and all of the guests were saying how lovely you both were. You are both wonderful :) We couldn’t have done it without you!!!
Jo & Matthew- April 2019 Our wedding at Pilgrims Rest was just perfect thanks to Amy and Amy-lou who helped and guided the day so it ran smoothly. They made the planning very straight forward and made us feel so special with their enthusiasm and the little extra touches. All our guests said how beautiful the venue was and we would recommend Pilgrims Rest to anyone.
Suzanne & Duncan- April 2019 We had our wedding here this week. It was such an amazing day made more special by the beautiful venue. It was absolutely perfect. From our initial meetings with the two Amy’s we have felt totally confident with everything. Nothing has been too much trouble, we have been given advice, recommendations and reassurance throughout the whole wedding planning process. On the day both Amy’s were so calm and friendly and made sure the whole day ran smoothly and without a hitch. I can honestly say we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day as it was all dealt with by one of the Amy’s. All of our guests loved the venue and commented on how beautiful it was. We can’t think of anything we would have changed about the day- is a perfect place for a wedding.
Emma & Adam - June 2018 We had our lovely wedding here back in June 2018 and what an absolutely stunning and beautiful venue. The Pilgrims Rest is a beautifully unique venue and the DIY aspect really enables you to tailor your day to how you want. Amy was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. She took onboard our ideas with such enthusiasm and helped us to plan our special day. The venue we fell in love with instantly. It’s beautiful old character and history really makes for a great backdrop to your photos and the fact you can get ready upstairs in the venue is perfect. I have lots of love for this venue!! Surrounded by the stunning Battle Abbey it really makes for a romantic, historic and beautiful day. Amy was fantastic throughout our day ensuring everything was done to how we wanted and even entertaining the children whilst waiting for the evening entertainment to start! It’s stunning gardens as well make for lovely social areas in the summer months and picture opportunity’s! I would 100% recommend this venue. It’s cute, cosy, beautiful in all seasons and just an absolute treasure of a building and we were very lucky and privileged to of found it. Thank you so much Amy and Amy and we wish you loads of luck for the future! Emma & Adam xxxx
Sean & Faye - December 2018 Thank you for everything you've done, Faye is so so happy and it's all down to you.
Beri & Jon - December 2018 We loved having our wedding at your venue, it really is a special place - We had so much fun and our entire day was amazing.
Freda, Don, Sallyanne & Helen - Grooms family - November 2018 Just a little card to say a very big thank you to everyone who made Nick and Teresa's day so very very special for us all. It could not have been more perfect. The venue, the care and service, the welcoming atmosphere, the catering, music and entertainment. Thank you also for the personal care and attention that I received from you all (Wheelchair layout). It was such a perfect, professional but happy and relaxed day. Entirely down to you all. Becca, you must be so proud. We most certainly will be recommending you to friends and family.
Paula - Wedding guest - November 2018 Went to a wedding here 23rd November. My husband was the Best Man. What a beautiful venue. A fabulous Tudor building which has all original features. It lends itself to such an intimate occasion. What can I say about the staff.........amazing. From the owner Becka to the 2 Amy's, to all the staff. You all went above and beyond to help create the most amazing day for Nick and Teresa. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I would give this venue a 10 out of 10...... More if I could.
Teresa & Nick - November 2018 Hi all, Firstly, thank you so much for ensuring that our day was truly memorable. We are more than aware of the work that you did in the background to make sure that everything went smoothly. The venue was perfect in every way and the number of comments from our guests about how magical it is really showed how much care and attention to detail you had put in.
Secondly thank you all for the extra efforts and changes to plans you made to enable us to have the date we wanted. We really appreciate it. I can honestly say that nothing was too much trouble and you made us feel very welcome in your wonderful building. It was lovely to see that you were also caught up in the excitement of the day, and again this made us feel so reassured that you had all bases covered. Your professionalism shone through yet at the same time you were warm, friendly and very genuine, something rare in present times.
We hope that your business continues to thrive throughout the years and we will be recommending it to all our friends and family as a perfect place to celebrate. May you all have a fabulous Christmas and New Year, and who knows, our paths may well cross again. Kindest regards and warmest wishes, Teresa and Nick x
Birgit & Kevin - November 2018 Dear Amy and Amy, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding at Pilgrims Rest the most amazing and happiest day of our our lives. Thank you for looking after our guests and being so helpful, flexible and supportive with everything. Your venue is stunning and we couldn't have chosen a better place for our wedding.
Caroline & Ian - October 2018 Thank you so much for helping us have such a fun day, it really went perfectly so a huge thank you to you and Amy 😊
Liz & Dave- September 2018 I had my wedding here yesterday, I fell in love with the venue as soon as i walked in many months ago. I cannot praise Amy and Amy-lou enough they are brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble, they recommend only the best caterers, entertainment etc and are so happy to help when you ‘do-it-yourself’. Our day was absolutely amazing and all the guests were full of compliments on the venue and the whole day. 10 out of 10 couldn’t wish for better.
Carol & Justin- August 2018 We had the most amazing wedding here last week. Staff and venue were perfect, and made our dream wedding come true. X
Robbie- Evening Guest Fantastic place to stay food excellent and the service was great.staff so accommodating Thankyou for giving us the wedding party a fantastic day yesterday
Jack & Gianlucca- August 2018 Got married at the Pilgrims Rest in August. We had the most perfect day imaginable and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing and wonderful Amy and Amy! From the minute we set eyes on the venue, we fell in love. Amy was the most helpful person we could have wished for throughout the entire year leading up to the wedding, nothing was ever too much and she was always on hand to answer questions or give us advice. Our day went perfectly and all our guests were blown away with the magical Pilgrims Rest. I’d go back a year and do it all again if I could. Eternally grateful to you.
Amy & Tom- August 2018 Dear Amy and Amy We just wanted to say a very BIG thank you for helping to make Saturday such a wonderful day. You were both tremendous - so helpful, supportive and lovely to work with. Everyone is telling us what a lovely venue Pilgrims Rest is, not just because of the beautiful building but also because of the key part that you two play in making it so special. Thank you so much All the Furminger and Clarkes x
Laura & Liam- August 2018 Hey! Thankyou so much for having us! We honestly had the best day and you guys were such a huge help, we couldn't have done it without you :) I just wish we could do it all over again.
Mandie & John - July 2018 We were very pleased with how things went. Thanks for your help and support.
Faye & Pete- June 2018 We got married at The Pilgrims Rest in June 2018. From our first meeting Amy (and her sidekick 'little Amy') were absolutely brilliant. We wanted a DIY low-key, relaxed day in a beautiful venue and we got everything we could have hoped for and more. They both helped us with so many parts, from helping us find a bartender and staff who helped serving the food (Tres and Pauline they went above and beyond to keep our guests happy), to keeping calm and unwravelling a huge knot of fairy lights the day before when we had ran out of energy. I would recommend them without a doubt, and all of our guest had a brilliant day. We chose The Pilgrims Rest for its beautiful old building and ambience, but the two Amy's with their unwavering hard work which is carried out with smiles and pure enthusiasm to make others happy made it a day we will remember forever.
Angie - Evening Guest- June 2018 We attended a wedding reception here last night; what a beautiful venue for a wedding. With the abbey just across the road it couldn’t be in a better spot. Very friendly staff.
Emma & Adam - June 2018 Honestly it was just the best day and I can not thank you enough for all you did for us, you were just wonderful and not once did I feel nervous or stressed about anything as I knew it was all in good hands by yourself :) I had so many people comment on how wonderful and lovely you were and how you just did everything you could to help our guests so thank you.
Rachel & Ian - April 2018 I'll write properly soon, as we have so many amazing things to say, but basically thanks SO much to you for all your hard work and thought on the day, you made it so much more special as I could just switch off and enjoy the day. We had the most perfect day, I can't believe how beautifully it all worked out.
Rebecca & Toby - April 2018 Thank you so much for all your help both in planning our wedding and for everything you did for us on the day, we really appreciate it. The Pilgrims Rest was the perfect location for us and our guests loved it.
Judy & Malcolm- March 2018 We both wanted to say a huge thank you for all the work you put into making our wedding day at The Pilgrims Rest so special.It was all just exactly what we had envsioned thanks to your expert planning and advice. All our guests were thrilled with the venue and commented on how unique it was.
Jess & Andy- November 2017 Thank you so much for all your help during the planning and on the day, everything went so smoothly and all our guest's commented on what a beautiful venue the Pilgrims is, even in the rain!
Katie & Craig - October 2017 I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for being absolutely amazing, you were such a huge help and made our day perfect!
Zoya and Damian - September 2017 Thank you so much for everything! Everyone loved the venue. You have been on board with our vision from day one. We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate our union. Amy you're amazing! Lots and lots of love, Zoya & Damian
Joanna & Matthew - August 2017 Dearest Amy, thank you so much for all your help and support for our wedding! You completely made our day! Just like having a best friend! The Pilgrims Rest is just wonderful, simply magical. Our day wouldn't have been the same without you.
Stephanie & Owen - August 2017 Thank you for a lovely day and for all your hard work cleaning up after us! It was fantastic and you were fantastic....Thank you.
Laura & John - July 2017 Hi Amy, thank you for all your help with making our wedding such a special day. We couldn't have done without you.