The Bell in Ticehurst

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£1250 - £1850 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch.
A wonderfully charismatic pub setting in East Sussex for a whimsical vintage wedding celebration.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,250
Maximum Price
£1,850
- Dedicated Wedding Coordinator - Duty Manager and team on the day of Wedding - Cake stand & knife - Postbox - Easel - White table linen - Crockery / Glassware / Cutlery
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£95
Maximum Price
£109
Included in the drinks and food package is: - Canapes - Drink for drinks reception - Wedding Breakfast - Wine for dinner - Drink for speeches - Evening buffet

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,000
Maximum Price
£7,200
Number of Guests Included
50
Included in the drinks and food package is: - Venue hire - Canapes - Drink for drinks reception - Wedding Breakfast - Wine for dinner - Drink for speeches - Evening buffet
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Pub
Restaurant
Dining Capacity
90
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
11
Sleeps No. of People
29
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Full Description
Celebrate life, love and happiness Nestled in the heart of an English country village, welcoming visitors from near and far over 400 years, The Bell is no ordinary wedding venue. We like to be a bit different, use our imagination and pull out all the stops to make your day truly memorable, whether you want a cosy winter wedding with log fires or to throw open the doors to let the sunshine in. The Bell’s design is eclectic in the truest sense of the word. The building looks as if an eccentric nobleman has travelled the world and stuffed his house full of curiosities from his travels. The result is utterly charming. Local ales on tap, heart-warming food sourced from local suppliers and attentive staff make any stay memorable. The seven guest rooms offer highly individual design, with features including silver birch branches, huge copper bath tubs, upside-down tiles and randomly placed light features. The Love Nest and three lodges are set in beautifully designed gardens around a central fire pit. The Love Nest has a wood-burning stove, copper bath, double shower and a private roof terrace. Our Big Room for fancy dos can accommodate 90 guests sitting down and up to 120 for evening parties. So whether you want to get married at The Bell or simply celebrate your nuptials with us, we are yours for the day. NEW FOR 2020!!! We are currently undergoing an extension / refurb within our function rooms, this is set to be completed by the middle of March. The reason for undertaking this development is to offer couples greater exclusivity by creating an independent bar and fabulous seating adjacent to The Stable and more space upstairs in The Assembly Hall. Of course, the decor will have that certain unique Bell quirkiness and we are delighted to be working with a talented designer, Melissa White to create our very own Bell wallpaper. The last couple of photos in the album are CGI visuals of what the new space is likely to look like.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tessa Stewart
I have been a Wedding Coordinator for about 8 years, and here at The Bell for over 4 years. I am with you from the moment you send your initial inquiry until the day of the wedding, I think it is important to have that one point of contact who you know if you have any question will be there to answer and to guide you through the process of planning your wedding. I love what I do and am always here to help!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(106)
Amy and Will
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Better than I ever could have imagined
Everything about the venue was absolutely perfect, from beginning to end. Tessa the wedding coordinator was incredible and kept everything under control, the food was unbelievable, the staff were so much fun, and the venue itself is one of a kind. If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a difference, I would 100% recommend The Bell, and so many of our guests said it was the best wedding they ever went to!
Abby & Chris
Wedding: October 2018
January 2017
It's quirky, rustic, relaxed and fun
We had our wedding at The Bell in October 2018. We fell in love with the place the moment we stepped inside and knew we wanted our day to be held there! It's quirky, rustic, relaxed and fun which is everything we wanted. Tessa was absolutely fantastic in the lead up and planning our of big day, we couldn't have asked for more from her. Despite some hiccups on the day itself (great British weather being one of them!) the team made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Thanks to everyone involved!
Kelly & Sandy
Wedding: July 2017
January 2017
A massive thank you!
Just got back from our honeymoon but wanted to message you with a massive thank you for everything you guys did for us. Hannah and Pip were absolutely fantastic and went way beyond what was expected. My friend who helped on the day also commented just how good the girls were and she runs a vintage wedding hire service. Everything went to plan from start to finish and was amazing which includes the food. The room set up took the girls a long time and suspect their fingers still have the imprint of the lighters on them!!! We really couldn't have chosen a better venue and our guests were delighted with their rooms and the quirky feel. Thanks again
Jess & Sam
Wedding: June 2019
January 2017
It was just perfect
We recently had our wedding reception at the Bell and it was just perfect. Considering how many weddings the Bell does, we were worried that it might not feel like it was very personal and would have been like every other wedding. But the enthusiasm of every staff member during that day and night (and even the night before) was just amazing, they clearly really care about every single wedding that they do and it ended up feeling really personal to us. In the lead up to the wedding Tessa was always easy to get hold of and was really flexible with our last minute changes. On the day we were well looked after and we felt like we could really relax and everything was taken care of. The majority of our guests complimented the venue, especially the pub garden and the food (the lamb was AMAZING). The rooms were cosy and comfortable. Overall the Bell made everything stress free and relaxed and made sure we enjoyed our day. Although we would like to keep it as our little wedding venue we would 100% recommend it.
Mel & Jez
Wedding: February 2017
January 2017
Strongly recommend
We got married at The Bell in February 2017 and would strongly recommend it as a wedding venue. During the lead up to the wedding, Tessa (wedding coordinator) was always so polite, organised and patient with us (I was a slightly ditsy bride) The best thing about Tess is that she made it feel like it was just us getting married, even though she probably had a million things going on she always had plenty of time for us. The venue itself is quirky but very warm and welcoming. The food & drink was absolutely delicious and all our lovely veggie/diary free guests were catered for with no problem. The bedrooms are fun and cosy and we really didn't want to leave. Thank you to all the staff who helped in the lead up and on the day. You really made the day perfect and we'll hopefully be back soon for some delicious pub grub!
Clare & James
Wedding: September 2016
January 2017
The most incredible day
We got married on the 8th September 2016 at the Bell and it was the most incredible day thanks to the staff and the venue itself. From day one of booking, and endless email questions from myself (!) Tessa and the team could not have been more helpful or done any more for us. The venue itself is stunning, with quirky rooms and decor, a garden with an amazing fire pit (perfect for toasting marshmallows at the end of the night) and lodges that impress anyone who see's them. The Bell is relaxed and informal and the whole day just flowed perfectly - there was no stress or fuss and everyone just had a fantastic day. All of the staff (in particular Tessa and Hannah) ensured everything ran smoothly and worked tirelessly during the day behind the scenes to turn the rooms around and any requests we had were fulfilled with no issues. In the run up to the wedding Tessa always replied to my emails quickly and clearly and was so helpful and lovely. I cannot recommend the team and the Venue highly enough and I wish we could do it all over again. We will be back (probably every year!) to stay as we just love The Bell so much. Thank you again James and Clare
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ticehurst, East Sussex

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Wadhurst

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A21

Nearest Train Station

Wadhurst Station

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Toasted marshmallows

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

Around the fire pit in the garden

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

Start table plan nice and early

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Photos wrapped around the Silver Birch tree which sits within the stairs in The Stable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The staff! It is like a family here at The Bell.

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

We have had Anne Robinson and Jeff Hordley who plays Cain Dingle in Emmerdale

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Stable with a Table, where couples will walk across a table with a red carpet and guests will throw confetti as they walk along

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chicharron, apple

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Quirky / Fun / Personal / Informal / Friendly
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