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Set in the rolling countryside of The Ashdown Forest, West Sussex, The Ravenswood offers 18 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens and lakes creating an unforgettable atmosphere for your wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,950
Maximum Price
£15,450
Leading up to your day: • Our team is available to answer all your questions whenever you need them. The most common thing we hear is “...
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What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Couple accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
300
No. of Bedrooms
34
Sleeps No. of People
80
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Ballroom
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Congratulations on your engagement! You are now in an exciting stage of wedding planning. Along with what you’ll wear on your special day, the ideal setting for your wedding should be at the top of your list! Whether you are getting married, converting your civil partnership or holding a civil partnership ceremony, we would love to host your ceremony or reception. ♥ 15th century building ♥ 4 stunning function suites ♥ Exclusive use of the venue for your Wedding Day ♥ 33 bedrooms including four poster rooms ♥ Civil ceremony licence (indoor and outdoor) ♥ Located in the rolling countryside of Sharpthorne, West Sussex in the heart of the Ashdown Forest ♥ Wide selection of menu choices including vegetarian and vegan options ♥ Honeymoon Suite with views over the grounds (included in your package) ♥ Getting Ready Room ♥ 18 acres of grounds including 4 lakes, rose garden, secret garden and forest walk with ruins We want your day to be about you, which is why we only offer exclusive hire of the venue spaces. Or if you truly want to become lord or lady of the manor, you can exclusively hire the entire manor, giving you 34 ensuite bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy. We have 3 function rooms for use during the different parts of your day. The Princess Beatrice Suite (named after the daughter of Queen Victoria, who once lived here), The Jacobean Room and The Baronial Hall (the original 15th Century site of the building). These seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 300 guests for your evening reception. Our stunning 18 acres of grounds contain a pavilion, 4 lakes, ruins, bridges, pleasure gardens and even a giant chair. Our owner has 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer and so has ensured a fabulous selection of picturesque spots for your photographs.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hannah
Congratulations on your engagement! I am thrilled to hear you are considering The Ravenswood for your special day! If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate in contacting us! We would love to show you round our beautiful venue. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1946
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
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Charlie Clark
Married in July 2018
January 2019
We got married July 18
My husband and I got married here on the 21 July 2018 having only booked the venue in March. Quick turn around but the staff were incredible. We used everyone they recomm...
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Faye Hill
Wedding: June 2018
July 2018
Brother's Wedding
My husband and I got married here 5 years ago now (when it was still with the previous owners) and had the most amazing day! So we were over the moon when my brother deci...
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Bernice Sheridan
Wedding: June 2018
July 2018
Son's wedding - fantastic
My Son chose the Ravenswood for his wedding on Saturday 16.6.2018. Jo, Sam and James and all of the team did a fantastic job. Attention to detail and nothing too much tro...
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Kevin Sheridan
Married in June 2018
July 2018
I am very emotional even writing this review
Me and my partner got married at the Ravenswood on Saturday just gone the 16/6/18. I am very emotional even writing this review as me, my new wife and our guests where tr...
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Damian Hillwood r
Wedding: June 2018
July 2018
Friends wedding
We went to a friends wedding on Saturday and from start to finish was a amazing day the venue was perfect and ran amazingly, wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Sam and her ...
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Charlie Clarke
Married in June 2018
July 2018
We had the best day at the best venue ever!
My husband and I got married here on the 2/6/18 we had the best day at the best venue ever! Sam you were perfect and we couldn’t of got married here without you. You have...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne,, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4HY, England

Nearest Town

East Grinstead

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 10 M23

Nearest Train Station

East Grinstead

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Press & Awards (3)

Your Sussex Wedding Magazine
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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards

Industry Awards (1)

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our weddings are wonderful but one that is close to our hearts is when Sam, one of our owners got married at The Ravenswood. It was a beautiful sunny day in May (the same day Meghan married Harry!) and seeing so many of Sam and Garion's friends, family and all the staff of The Ravenswood come together to celebrate the happy couple was truly magical!

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

Remember, it's about you and your partner. As long as there is love...all the rest will fall in place!

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

We've seen so many special moments here at The Ravenswood, but seeing the couples dogs walk down the aisle with the wedding rings has to be our favourite!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Scenic, Romantic, Classic, Fairy-tale, Dreamy

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have so many but the Boathouse on the lake always captures the most amazing wedding photos, no matter what the season!

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

Yes we have, but we respect the privacy of our couples. But we'll give you a hint on one of them, lets just say...what a voice!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Chef does make an amazing Chilli Chicken and Coriander Patties with Sweet Chilli Sauce!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ice-cream!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Little Castle which is licensed for outside ceremonies really is our pièce de résistance. It's intimate, it's stunning and so romantic. Just take a look at our photos to see for yourself.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

There are so many parts we are proud of here at The Ravenswood. We do love showing off our wonderful Getting Ready Room, our newly refurbished Jacobean Suite and our stunning Princess Beatrice Suite which overlooks the wonderful gardens and lakes. If we had to choose one..it would be our team. We all LOVE weddings and it shows in everything we do, from the Wedding Consultants, to the gardeners, chefs, housekeepers and marketing team!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferWhatever the reason for booking a whirlwhind wedding, we believe that booking a last-minute wedding package doesn’t mean you lose out on any special touches. We have a very special package for those looking to get married in the next six months. Message us today for more information or call us on 01342 810216 💞💞
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