Battle Abbey School

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£2500 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£4,500

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£75
Maximum Price
£110
Minimum Number of Guests
65
We generally offer Thursday and Saturday dates and as a rough rule of thumb for a full wedding you could expect to pay £100 a head for a Saturday date and nearer £80 a head for a Thursday date. This includes a three course sit down meal, venue Hire, staffing, drinks corkage rate, a buffet in the evening, VAT, everything all in. There are however a number of ways to bring this down to nearer £70 a head by going for a posh barbeque / hog roast garden party style event, though we only offer these in the summer months.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
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 £3,000 (midweek) to £4,500 (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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(12)
Ros and Steve
Married in February 2020
August 2020
Amazing Day
Well, we had an amazing day yesterday, thanks to you. We honestly don’t feel we could have been provided with a better, more professional service from you and your team. The whole thing went like clockwork, every single thing and detail we asked for specifically was done quietly in the background. Nothing was too much trouble. Anything we thought of on the day was instantly made to happen. Dan was amazing. All my fussy details from the volume of each piece of music, the timing and then demanding pens at the last minute were executed to perfection. He was patient, extremely polite and everything was done with a positive, can-do and very friendly attitude. We really appreciated his competence. We felt in safe hands the whole way through. The food was delicious and looked amazing. Everyone said how fantastic the staff were. And then to top it all off, you cleared up all our mess, foliage etc and all we had to do was carry boxes to our cars! What an amazing experience we all had and it was thanks to you and your team. We are very much obliged to you for making our day so wonderful, relaxed and stress-free. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for making our wedding day so special.
Adam and Beth
Married in February 2020
August 2020
Complete peace of mind
We had an itinerary of several venues, the first being Battle Abbey, once we got there we decided there and then it was the one! The venue is very impressive with plenty of spots for taking fantastic photos, no matter the weather. All of our guests were made to feel welcome were looked after by the professional staff. The food was one of the highlights for us, Aaron suggested an impressive vegetarian menu and everybody loved the meal. Drinks were very reasonable and there is a well stocked bar. We would definitely recommend this venue if you are looking for the wow factor at a budget, and for complete peace of mind as everything was taken care of from start to finish. Special thanks to Aaron, Daniel and Geoff for making our special day.
Trish and Colin
Married in December 2019
February 2020
Amazing and Spectacular
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding an amazing and special day. You were spectacular. The day was smoothly run, we didn’t want for anything and neither did our guests, and for that we are truly grateful. You were all so very kind and professional, we were very happy with our day.
Stephen and Sarah-Jane
Married in October 2019
February 2020
Timeless
Battle Abbey School and its incredible staff were heaven sent for our wedding in October 2019. We could not have asked for more welcoming and helpful people to make our big day the best day of our lives. We came across Battle Abbey during one of the wedding fairs it was hosting, and as we walked in we knew instantly that we were meant to say our vows under an incredible painting, lit by the sun streaming through stained glass, warmed by a roaring fire and surrounded by history and the magnitude the Abbey holds. Our guests’ reaction to the venue was wonderful and every picture our photographer captured is filled with beauty and love, with a timelessness that only the Abbey could provide. Every moment in the lead-up and on the day has been so special and felt so personal to us – we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you so much.
Lamiah & James
Married in October 2019
February 2020
Absolutely Beautiful
My Husband and I got married at Battle Abbey on the 24th October 2019 and what an absolutely beautiful day it was; it did rain quite heavily but Battle Abbey was the perfect backdrop come rain or shine. As a child, I always imagined that I would get married in a castle when I grew up… Battle Abbey truly was the castle of my dreams. The Abbot’s Hall was the most traditional, stunning yet unique room for our ceremony. The large painting above us made everything that little bit more spectacular. The staff at Battle Abbey are incredible! Nothing was ever too much to ask and they all made the process from our initial wedding enquiry to the day of the wedding smooth and hassle-free. Our favourite meals were even added on to their already extensive list of meal choices with no problems. All of our guests commented on how delicious their three-course meal was! Battle Abbey’s grounds are just simply gorgeous. We had some truly stunning photographs taken throughout our day and will treasure them forever. I highly recommend Battle Abbey as a wedding venue! We could not have had a better day.
Jane and Fraser
Married in August 2019
February 2020
Magical
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding, it was just perfect. We had the most amazing day and cannot thank Aaron and the team enough, nothing was too much trouble. The venue is just magical and after we saw it we knew that no where else would compare. Our day couldn’t have been any better, all the guests complimented the food, it was just all outstanding. Aaron’s attention to detail ensured that everything ran smoothly and we cannot praise him and the staff enough. If you are considering Battle Abbey for your wedding – book it – it will be the best decision you could make – the venue is just beautiful and the staff could not be more helpful.
Location & Contact Details

Address

High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, England

Travel Notes

Easily reached from London. Loads of places to stay, pick up supplies, eat, drink and be merry just outside the Abbey on Battle High Street.

Nearest Town

Battle

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 A21

Nearest Train Station

Battle

Nearest Airport

Gatwick
Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Hitched, Guides for Brides, For better For Worse, BrideBook

Industry Awards (1)

Guides for Brides 5 star reviews award
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Aww come on, they're all great!

What is your No. 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 can't 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, TV Stars, GB Athletes 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 it's 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 17 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 ex-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!