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The Pilgrims Rest

£2450 - £3900 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
Exclusive Use
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An intimate 600 year old Wealden Hall House in the heart of East Sussex. We offer exclusive use, no corkage charge and the flexibility and choice to create a wedding - just how you want it.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Wealden Hall house
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
The Pilgrims Rest is an East Sussex wedding venue full of rustic charm - perfect for exclusive use weddings and receptions all year round. Licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies, it is a venue that gives you the flexibility to create your wedding day just how you want it. Whether you choose to have a DIY wedding, a fully caterered wedding or anything in-between our wedding coordinator will be there on the day to hold your hand and ensure your wedding runs seamlessly. We have designed and furnished the building so that it needs little decoration but one that you can make your own. With no corkage charges and no hidden extras, The Pilgrims Rest is a wedding venue that is beautiful yet affordable; stunning yet relaxed. The Pilgrims Rest is however more than just a beautiful old building. Having opened her doors to visitors and pilgrims to Sussex since C1420, this grand old lady has historic soul. She has hosted celebrations from medieval banquets to Georgian balls, Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances. All three reception rooms boast inglenook fireplaces. With endless historic features from ancient beams to linenfold doors, witch’s marks to ward off evil spirits and a secret tunnel hidden under the Great Hall fireplace that runs beneath the Abbey walls. At The Pilgrims Rest we are always looking to help our couples have a wonderful day and keep their costs down, so with this in mind we are lucky to offer two dressing rooms for grooms & brides; both designed to be the perfect backdrop for your pre-wedding photos. Rich, cosy and quintessentially British, we absolutely love it and so do photographers. The Pilgrims Rest is a truly unique Sussex wedding venue. When the sun is shining your guests can flood out into the beautiful tended rose and walled gardens. As the evenings draw in, stoke up the fires, light some candles then watch as she sparkles into life. The Pilgrims a part of her history.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy
Hello, I am Amy. I love working at The Pilgrims Rest as we are a small, happy team. The venue is stunning and full of incredible architectural features and love how flexible it is. It is such a joy to meet so many creative and interesting couples. They all put their own spin on the venue whether great or small. Every wedding is so different which makes my job great fun. I look forward to meeting you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Lauren & Leks
Married in August 2019
August 2019
It was perfect
We got married here in August and I can't recommend the venue and the girls enough. Amy and Amy-Lou were such a pleasure to work with and made the planning process so eas...
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Lauren Luten
Married in August 2019
August 2019
The Perfect Venue
We got married here in August and I can't recommend the venue and the girls enough. Amy and Amy-Lou were such a pleasure to work with and made the planning process so eas...
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Beth & Mike
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Well recommended
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Pilgrims Rest on Saturday 10th August. The bride and groom suites were a perfect hideaway for our children when it all g...
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Aleysha & Louis
Married in May 2019
June 2019
The wedding day was perfect
We held our wedding at Pilgrims Rest on May 18th 2019. The wedding day was perfect and was made even more special thanks to the venue. Pilgrims Rest is a wonderful weddin...
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Kirsty & Chris
Married in May 2019
June 2019
Such a beautiful venue
They are absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful venue and both Amy's are so wonderful and friendly. They made our day go so smoothly. Couldn't have done it without them. So...
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Victoria & Tom
Married in April 2019
May 2019
We couldn’t have done it without you!!!
Thank you so much for all of your help before/during/after the wedding, you both went above and beyond, and all of the guests were saying how lovely you both were. You ar...
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The Pilgrims Rest Wedding Open Day

1st February 2020
At The Pilgrims Rest we hold wedding open evenings and open days throughout the year to allow couples to come and have a look round this stunning venue! Call 07552873448 to book an appointment.
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Location & Contact Details


1 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE, England

Travel Notes

We are right next to Battle Abbey behind the pretty rose garden - you can't miss us! There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs within walking distance of the venue - some with parking. The train station is about a 10 minute walk away which goes from Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells in one direction and Hastings in the other. East Sussex has no motorways which is what makes it particularly beautiful. Take the A21 from the M25, go straight on and you will arrive in Battle. Turn left at the roundabout with King Harold's sculpture and when you see the gate house of Battle Abbey turn right. We are right next to it.

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Battle Train Station

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are so different which is what we love about our venue. By being so flexible couples are able to have their wedding just how they want it and really enjoy themselves on the day.

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

Keep the guest list small and of people who matter to you.

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

It would definitely have to be one of our bride's dog walking her up the aisle.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

The, Best, Venue, In, Sussex!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The window overlooking The Abbey in the Bryant Bridal Room has wonderful light and beautiful old windows. With such an amazing historic building there are lots of great backdrops for photographs from old sandstone walls to stunning panelling.

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

Yes, but that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

An old timer - devils on horseback

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate of any type

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The vaulted Great Hall for the ceremony and then dancing with its inglenook fireplace.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

It is hard to pick one part. Our team are incredible and nothing is ever too much trouble and the building itself is extraordinary. We are very lucky to have both.