The Pilgrims Rest
£2280 - £3950 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
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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.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity
Historic Hall House
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
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, The Pilgrims Rest is a wedding 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. Over the centuries flagons of ale, goblets of wine and flutes of champagne have been consumed beneath her eaves to the sounds of ladies’ chattering and gentlemen's laughter flooding through her walls. 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, 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 Rest...be 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
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
15th July 2018
We have regular open days at The Pilgrims Rest. If you would like to view the venue and meet Amy and her team please call, or email to book an appointment.
Location & Contact Details
Press & Awards
Preferred Supplier List
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
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A 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.