£5950 - £15450 for a package
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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.
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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


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


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Margaret and Simon
Wedding: February 2018
November 2019
Thank you so much
“Dear Sam, Tash, Stuart and Zoe, It’s impossible to express how grateful we are for your support and generosity in helping to make our day happen. You really did save our wedding and help to make it so incredibly memorable. You all went above and beyond and we just can’t thank you enough. Sending so much love.” – Margaret and Simon
Jo Bridger
Wedding: February 2018
November 2019
Thank you
“We got married at Ravenswood ten years ago yesterday (10th June). Came back to the venue today for lunch to celebrate and we had such a lovely time and brought back so many happy memories for us. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were all so friendly. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and been a wonderful way to celebrate our Anniversary. Thank you for the balloon too, was a nice surprise!”
Susie Evans
Wedding: February 2018
November 2019
You rock!
“The Ravenswood have been an absolute lifesaver and genuinely mind blowing at how accommodating they have been and done everything possible for my clients who had to find a new venue 10 days before their big day! Taking a wedding for 130 guests who literally had all their plans shattered. Through all the stress and tears from my clients, The Ravenswood rescued their big day and created an amazing day for them yesterday and working with all the requirements that we needed to rescue the wedding. You guys totally ROCK! Thank you, thank you, thank you x” – Susie Evans
Sophie Gasson
Wedding: February 2018
November 2019
Wedding August 2016
“We got married here in August 2016, we fell in love with the venue and the grounds first, but after meeting the team there we loved it even more. They were fantastic in helping with all the finishing details of our wedding and made our day stress free! They really took on board every details we wanted and made our day perfect!!! Not to mention how amazing the food is here our guest still talk about our food and how good the DJ was! Thank you for everything!” – Sophie Gasson
Charlie Clarke
Wedding: June 2018
November 2019
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 some amazing staff, Jo was great and had everything completely under control and it wouldn’t of been as perfect with out her. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name Of the main waitress that looked after us from Dinner all the way to the last drink in reception but she is an absolute credit to the Ravenswood. Nothing was too much trouble and the venue and grounds are absolutely incredible. Makes me a little teary thinking about how perfect it all was and how that was down to this venue and all its staff. Can’t thank you enough for saving this little gem Sam! Thanks everyone! Highly recommended without a shadow of a doubt. Love to you all � Mr and Mrs Clarke �
Kevin Sheridan
Wedding: 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)
Location & Contact Details


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

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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Your Kent Wedding Magazine
Your Sussex Wedding Magazine
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Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards

Industry Awards (1)

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?


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

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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

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!

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?

Scenic, Romantic, Classic, Fairy-tale, Dreamy

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

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!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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!
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