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
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

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
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony 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 £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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(10)
Trish and Colin
Wedding: 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
Wedding: 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
Wedding: 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
Wedding: 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.
Elizabeth and Jason
Wedding: April 2019
February 2020
Perfect
Battle Abbey school was the perfect venue for our wedding. Atmospheric and enchanting, all the guests commented on its beautiful uniqueness. Aaron and James were so professional and accommodating to anything we wanted to do on the day, no request was too much. They were flexible and helpful, responding quickly to any queries we had. The day ran completely perfectly and all staff were hard-working, helpful and friendly. They even helped tidy up and sort our things afterwards. They went above and beyond to make sure the day was special and it really was. Thank you.
Cassie and Josh
Wedding: August 2018
February 2020
Wow
Oh wow where to start, the day could not have been more perfect. It was the most beautiful day with the most stunning venue. The entire experience of booking the venue, the step by step guidance from the wedding staff along with the flexibility along the way made the entire process so easy and stress-free. The day went so smoothly with no hiccups at all, I believe this was entirely down to the staff and all their hard work throughout the day. We really didn’t need to worry about anything and everything was ready when needed. From the food to the venue to the staff, everything was so perfect. Thankyou for making our dreams come true.
Location & Contact Details

Address

High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD

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 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?

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 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!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

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!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Bacon sandwiches. With or without chips.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

'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.

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?

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’s your favourite canapé?

Considerate, friendly, awesome, special, significant.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Aww come on, they're all great!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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 part of your business are you most proud of?

Our mini Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings probably narrowly pip our bang bang chicken into second place. The Roast Pork Belly is also amazing.
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