Battle Abbey School

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£2000 - £4000 for venue hire
Up to 120
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
With a dramatic view of one of the most well known battlefields in England, Battle Abbey School provides a beautiful as well as historical wedding experience.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Castle
Seated Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £2000
  • Maximum Price
  • £4000
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Full Description
  • There are few venues that can offer such magic memories and superb photo opportunities as Battle Abbey School. The School offers the distinct benefit of offering a complete wedding day in one place. Battle Abbey offers a truly flexible space in which to stage your Wedding, with plenty of outdoor space for fantastic photo opportunities. Every Wedding we hold is truly unique entirely bespoke for you so please get in touch to discuss your ideas! With an elegant sacred feeling space for ceremonies and drinks served on the top terrace overlooking one of the most famous battlefields in England surrounded by over 1000 years of history, Battle Abbey really has the wow factor you’re looking for. Every Wedding is unique at Battle Abbey and we do not offer standard off the peg packages for our Weddings. We can seat up to 120 guests in the fantastic wood panelled Dukes Library for your Wedding breakfast and accommodate up to 250 for the evening entertainment. The cost to hold a Wedding Reception or Ceremony and Reception at Battle Abbey School ranges from £2,000 (midweek) to £4,000 (Summer season Saturday) and will include exclusive use of the Abbot’s Hall, Duke’s Library and Refectory and outdoor space. Pricing for drinks and food will depend entirely on your choices. If there’s something you particularly want just ask!
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: James
    Hi there - I would be delighted to talk to you about how we can make your dream wedding a reality!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1984
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    4
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
Press and Awards (1)
Hitched, Guides for Brides, For better For Worse
Industry Awards (1)
Guides for Brides 5 star reviews award
Photos
(14)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Battle
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M25 A21
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Battle
    • Travel Notes
    • Easily reached from London. Loads of places to stay just outside the Abbey on Battle High Street as well as cash machines pubs and the usual.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick
FAQ
(10)
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Aww come on, they're all great!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
'Wow we have too much time to plan our wedding' said no one ever. If you can get something done well in advance do it! Those last couple of months will be loaded with stuff that cant be done any earlier so do the stuff you can now.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We've had some great ones in the past - We had a deal with one couple where all the groomsmen brought in a Homebrew each that we put behind the bar and served. Maybe not a very 'touching' personal touch but it got the reception jumping that's for sure. Most of the lovely touches come in the form of the favours given at the meal and table decorations. We have had anything from personalised ales and handmade chutneys to place names made from scrabble letters. All sorts of things really!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Considerate, friendly, awesome, special, significant.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The whole thing looks amazing. Probably group shots with the gatehouse in the background.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have had a county Cricketer here and some important city folk but if I told you who exactly I'd have to kill you.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Our mini Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings probably narrowly pip our bang bang chicken into second place. The Roast Pork Belly is also amazing.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon sandwiches. With or without chips.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Its an 11th Century Abbey but as its used as a school its rugged enough to cope with a lively wedding. We don't wrap the place in bubble wrap despite its serious historical significance. You can even use our gong as part of the speeches if you like!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
As we only do about 12 weddings a year they all tend to be bespoke. I guess its the fact that we actually enjoy putting them on so all the staff and the sixth form pupils we use as waiting staff genuinely enjoy working weddings. It makes the whole thing feel more intimate somehow, like we are all part of the special day I guess!