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
Venue Hire Only
Prices Start At
Features & Capacity
Historic Hall House
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension
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
Jack & Gianlucca
Married in August 2018
We will be forever grateful
Hi Amy, Just wanted to thank you so much for the best day of our lives, without you it wouldn't have been possible or half as magical. We will be forever grateful. You ma...
Liz & Dave
Married in September 2018
Our day was absolutely amazing
I had my wedding here yesterday, i fell in love with the venue as soon as i walked in many months ago. I cannot praise Amy and Amy-lou enough they are brilliant. Nothing ...
Carol & Justin
Married in September 2018
The most amazing wedding.
We had the most amazing wedding here last week. Staff and venue were perfect, and made our dream wedding come true. X
Zoya & Damian
Married in September 2017
Thank you so much for everything!
Thank you so much for everything! Everyone loved the venue. You have been on board with our vision from day one. We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate ou...
Katie & Craig
Married in February 2017
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for being absolutely amazing, you were such a huge help and made our day perfect!
Jess & Andy
Married in November 2017
Thank you so much for all your help during the planning and on the day, everything went so smoothly and all our guest's commented on what a beautiful venue the Pilgrims i...
Location & Contact Details
1 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE, England
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.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
Battle Train Station
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.