£5950 - £15450 for a package
Up to 150
34 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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 “we’ve never done this before” so no question is one too many. • We will invite you for an evening or afternoon of group food tastings, so you can sample items from our menu to help you choose your wedding breakfast. • Onsite meeting with your wedding coordinator to go through your day step by step so you feel confident about how your day will be run. On your day: • Exclusive use of all function rooms and gardens at The Ravenswood from Midday – Midnight • Access to the Getting Ready Room from 8am until your ceremony so you can get ready with your attendants • A Wedding Coordinator onsite with you through the whole day and into the evening • Licensed indoor or outdoor space for your ceremony • A celebratory drink and canapés to be served after your ceremony • Your chosen three course wedding breakfast for you and all your guests • Up to half a bottle of house wine per person to be served during your meal • A glass of prosecco served for speeches • Inside and outside fairy lights as set in The Ravenswood • Chiavari white chairs, white linen table cloths, white linen napkins, crockery, cutlery & glassware • Cake stand and knife for your wedding cake • White or wooden easel for your table plan • A choice of either an evening buffet or evening bites to keep the hunger at bay • DJ entertainment to get you and your guests partying into the night • Our beautiful Honeymoon Suite for you to spend your first night as a married couple, with breakfast included
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
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
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(15)
Helen Quinn
Wedding: October 2020
October 2020
I strongly recommend the Ravenswood.
Our daughter and son-in-law got married at the Ravenswood on Monday 5th October and, despite Covid and alterations that had to be made due to this, all of the staff/team went above and beyond to help make the day special, and it truly was. Nothing was too much trouble and the wedding ran smoothly from beginning to end. Food portions are very generous too! IOur daughter and son-in-law got married at the Ravenswood on Monday 5th October and, despite Covid and alterations that had to be made due to this, all of the staff/team went above and beyond to help make the day special, and it truly was. Nothing was too much trouble and the wedding ran smoothly from beginning to end. Food portions are very generous too! If you are considering a wedding venue, I strongly recommend the Ravenswood. Katie the wedding planner is amazing too. Thank you so much to each and every member of staff for your excellent and friendly service Katie the wedding planner is amazing too. Thank you so much to each and every member of staff for your excellent and friendly service
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 recommended including Mulberry Events for the decorations which were stunning. The planning events leading up to the wedding were fabulous experiences in themselves. They even catered for our two boys at the food tasting which was a brilliant way to get them involved and made it that more special choosing the food as a family. The venue and grounds are Phenomenal! Our pictures were stunning. The day went without a hitch and the weather was in our favour so we took advantage of the gorgeous outside venue. Our guests were all commenting on how amazing the venue was and they still talk about the incredible food!! It really was perfect all round! We knew from the moment we went to the venue, it was the one!
Kevin Sheridan
Married in June 2018
November 2019
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 treated like royalty throughout the whole day. All the events leading up to the day like food tasting etc where equally as amazing. The grounds are breathtaking and We are 100% sure that if we used another venue it would have never ever been as good as it was. The attention to detail was spot on and every little need was catered for. We had lots of children and they where all looked after as with as much attention and care by the staff as the adults. Me and lots of the guests stayed the night and all of them said how amazing the rooms where. The breakfast was so so good and had something for everyone and was all quality well cook food I went up for seconds and thirds, the only negative thing I can say about our whole experience was that we had to go home, I could have stayed for days. Thankyou so much to all the staff for making our day and stay so special (i ended up crying writing this #memories)
Damian Hillwood r
Wedding: June 2018
November 2019
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 team was awesome
Bernice Sheridan
Wedding: June 2018
November 2019
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 trouble. They were able to marry outside in the small chapel which was very special. We had a lot of children in our party to organise and cater for and that was done without any fuss. My daughter also got married here five years ago. The atmosphere, the grounds, the building itself all add to the perfect wedding venue. Picture opportunities are endless inside and out. Thankyou to everyone who was part of our celebration on Saturday and who worked so hard to make the day as perfect as could be.
Faye Hill
Wedding: June 2018
November 2019
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 decided to hold his wedding here too. We were very excited to actually attend someone else's wedding and see it from another view! Well, it did not disappoint!! It was the most magical day! The getting ready room was beautiful (this wasn't here when I got married). The food was amazing and the staff were not only very helpful and spot on with their service, but also friendly, smiley and chatty too (especially the evening staff behind the bar). Everyone had the most wonderful day! The bride and groom were treated like royalty and their every need catered for. Taking on such a big venture must have been a very scary thing, but I have to say, the new owners made it the perfect day! And dare I say...almost better than ours � Well done to all the staff at the Ravenswood and congrats to my brother and his new wife! What a way to start married life
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

East Grinstead

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 10 M23

Nearest Train Station

East Grinstead

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

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 💞💞