Saltcote Place Rye

£4500 - £12000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are open within Govt guidelines. Until there is a vaccine we recommend all couples consider asking their friends and family to have a Covid test in the 5 days immediately prior to arriving at the venue. Simple to arrange, just call 119 arrive at a drive in site, 15 minutes is all it takes and the results come back within 24 hours BY TEXT. Tell your Guests the Venue will ask to see the NEGATIVE text upon arrival at the venue. This leaves you out of the equation and shows everyone we care about all Guests.
Exclusive Bridebook Deal
Bridebook Couple Discount
Free Champagne Reception up to 20 Bottles
Exclusive use private venue, we only invite 12 Wedding Celebrations a year. It's personal as it's our home - All of our Couples are now friends so if you want a clinical hotel this is not for you.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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The fields here do not works especially well for a private home offering a bespoke solution. It would be worth having a chat so we can clarify how different we are from a traditional "Wedding Factory". Exclusive use of the grounds with far reaching views, we will liaise with your suppliers and take the stress away from you.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
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Your Celebration here will be an exclusive event. Our catering team however will feed up to 3,500 people each weekend in up to 20 marquees. Every menu will have been to the specification of the hosts. We never impose packages on our couples. A great two course wedding breakfast can start from as little as £45 a head with evening buffet starting at only £6 a head. With unlimited drinks starting from only £24 a head (charged to only 3/4 of your guests as some will not drink) you will not run out of anything. Our food and drink costs include the tables, chairs, glasses and flatware as well as all staff setup and take down with waste removal included. You will have perfect food comprising of your personal preferences. We even allow speciality chefs to join our catering team to ensure the authentic presentation you may require for cultural or religious reasons."

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Minimum Number of Guests
We are including the cost of a marquee, a two course wedding breakfast, unlimited drink from arrival until close. All staff is included. Everything we do at Saltcote is bespoke. In reality there are no packages, we only offer around 12 Weddings each year so that it always remains fresh and our couples are never rushed to check out.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

(total price)

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Number of Guests Included
The reality is you can select any food you want, you can by arrangement bring your own drinks and you get to design the way your entire three or four day event runs. There are no packages, the prices shown here are indicative only.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We do not offer packages of any description, everything is bespoke and most importantly friendly and of course professional. We are technically aware so if you want a socially distanced Celebration where those who cannot physically attend can engage online then we can help. We want to hear your plans and your story, it's always great to have a chat. Each month we receive hundreds of requests for packages and brochures from people who have not understood we are not a hotel, we actually offer our home because we enjoy it. Please do get in touch with a view to having a chat before coming to see us.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paul
In these times of Social Distancing we are able to offer a digital element for those couples seeking an intimate Celebration mindful that some Guests may want to attend "Virtually" We don't have a "Manager" here, as the owners we will look after you personally. This is our home, if you read the reviews you will see we get it right. In our grounds we can have marquees for up to 350 guests with internal facilities for a wedding breakfast for up to 48 mature guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kirit and Elizabeth
Wedding: May 2016
March 2017
Asian Wedding perfection
Our celebration was exactly as we wanted it. Our catering was amazing and the drinks reasonably priced. This is not a place where you beat them down on price and do everything in a hurry. The entire process was enjoyable and relaxed and for 120 guests the total cost was around £150 a head including accommodation, food drink and marquee as well as all support staff and facilities. We chose the right venue, from the outset the owners became friends and helped us make our budget go further that we had anticipated. Our family and friends have all said it was the best wedding they have been to.
Florence and Sam
Wedding: November 2016
March 2017
Perfect venue, settings and facilities
Sam and I are slowly coming round from our big day but wow thank you both so much for making it so special. It really was so amazing I can't thank Saltcote Place enough. The food was perfect, the views stunning and we had more than we could have hoped for. Would recommend Saltcote Place to anyone. The additional accommodation within a few minutes walk was also perfect for our guests.
Simon and Que
Wedding: September 2016
March 2017
Superlatives are woefully inadequate
“Superlatives are woefully inadequate to describe this beautifully unique venue - We booked Saltcote for our wedding as all the other venues paled into significance against this shining example. The building and grounds are beautifully presented and superbly well maintained, not to mention the stunningly well presented rooms and suite. Perfect to relax and explore Rye at your leisure.”
Andrea and Kevan
Wedding: October 2016
March 2017
The perfect venue
“Wedding Perfection" - We held our wedding on 25th October. We agreed, as did all our guests, that the whole celebration simply could not have gone any better. Paul and Alan make this location quintessentially English and, for us, unique. We cannot recommend this beautiful location highly enough. We were able to enjoy every single aspect of our day without any concerns. The accommodation, bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious and spacious and worked perfectly for our party over the wedding weekend. Nothing was too much trouble. My wife and I would happily recommend Saltcote Place to anyone considering a celebration to remember
Ros and James
Wedding: March 2015
March 2017
Very personal and intimate
A very BIG thank you to both of you for everything you've done. You were both brilliant hosts and we had the best wedding day ever. Words cannot convey how we feel. Everything went as planned and it really was better than we could have imagined it to be. My family extend a very huge thank you - they felt extremely welcome and were really impressed with Saltcote. They felt we chose the perfect venue and your help during the weekend was immeasurable. Our guests were very impressed, as were our photographers. It was a beautiful day and the setting was just beautiful particularly for the play. Best wishes, Ros and James aka Mr and Mrs Hedges!
Matt and Eva
Wedding: March 2016
March 2017
Perfect in all ways- we had exactly what we wanted
We cannot praise Alan and Paul highly enough for the organisation and input and the most beautiful setting for the wedding yesterday. The contacts they gave us for the catering and fireworks were absolutely amazing and truly gave good service. The breakfast both mornings was superb and could not have been bettered by any hotel or restaurant. Thank you guys once again a wonderful day. Matt and Eva Harris. 19th March 2016”
Location & Contact Details


Saltcote Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NR

Travel Notes

Under an hour from London and Paris.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 J5 then A21 south to Flimwell

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Lydd and Gatwick

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

5 star wedding venue with gold award from Visit England
Only Wedding Venue with 10/10

Industry Awards (2)

5 star gold accommodation awards
No 1 on TripAdvisor for 11 years locally

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Yes lots, it's a favourite haunt for quite a few celebs but don't expect us to spill the beans.

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

Our successful events and the many couples with whom we are now firm friends with.

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

Our quickest Wedding was arranged in 4 hours after a local venue burned down. After the George Hotel Rye was destroyed we hosted the wedding as seen on BBC Planned in less than three months we had 170 guests, Fireworks, live music and everyone described it as "Best Wedding Ever"

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Privacy and views but also once the Wedding is over and the couple know we were serious about the support we offer

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

250 hand written pictures - one for each guest sat in front of them with a hand written message from the couple to each guest explaining why they were invited

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Putting our feet up to the sound of a happy Bride and Groom

What’s your favourite canapé?

Keep it fun, keep it personal and don't try to out-do your friends wedding, make it personal and intimate, get to know the Venue owners - that is unless they happen to be a back to back Wedding venue when that will not be possible.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Creative Flexible Personable Engaging Diligent

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Salmon with caviar, prawns in fact if you come for a tasting you will understand why we love everything our chefs produce.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

By the cliff overlooking Romney Marsh and Camber Sands English channel

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountFree Champagne Reception up to 20 Bottles
Bridebook GiftIf you mention Bridebook at the time of calling we will offer you complementary champagne for a two day stay for the couple.
Bridebook Special OfferWe love our emergency services, care staff and military, tell us about yourself and we will make it special
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