The Pilgrims Rest

Battle

UKbride 5 Heart Rating
5 EXCELLENT
6 Reviews

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The Pilgrims Rest A unique and historic wedding venue in the heart of East Sussex. Full of rustic charm and historic soul - a wedding venue like no other.

The Pilgrims Rest

An unique and historic wedding venue in the heart of East Sussex.

The Pilgrims Rest is full of rustic charm and historic soul - a wedding venue unlike any other. Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, The Pilgrims Rest is a beautiful, Grade 2*listed, 600 year old Wealden hall house offering exclusive use. With architectural features from ancient beams to linenfold doors; inglenook fireplaces to oak floors, (not to mention the witch’s marks warding off evil spirits to a secret tunnel under the vaulted Great Hall), The Pilgrims Rest is an historic gem.

More than just a stunning old building, this grand old lady has opened her doors to visitors and pilgrims to Sussex since C1420. She has hosted celebrations for nearly six centuries - from Medieval banquets to Georgian balls; Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances. Over the years, flagons of ale, goblets of wine and flutes of champagne have been consumed beneath her eaves, with laughter echoing through her walls.

The Pilgrims Rest has been designed and furnished to need little decoration, but one to which you can add to make it your own. There are no corkage charges, no fixed suppliers and no hidden extras. You can choose to have a DIY wedding, a fully catered wedding or anything in between, giving you the flexibility to create your day just how you want it to be. Whether for intimate weddings or micro weddings, small weddings or those a little larger, The Pilgrims Rest is a truly unique venue that is beautiful yet affordable; aspirational yet relaxed.

The Pilgrims Rest is perfect for weddings all year round, no matter what the weather. When the sun is shining your guests can flood out into the sunny gardens and as the evenings draw in - stoke up the fires, light some candles and watch as this grand old lady sparkles into life.

Our wedding team look forward to welcoming you and showing you around either virtually or in person.

The Pilgrims Rest...be a part of her history.

The Pilgrims Rest at a Glance

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P.O.A
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Historic
Barn
Stately Home
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 60
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Reception Capacity
Up to 100
The Pilgrims Rest Circa 1420. No Corkage Charges No hidden extras The venue is fully decorated, and all decor changes depending on the season. Perfect venue for Winter or Summer weddings. A team of dedicated staff to help you plan and coordinate your day. Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 100Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 60Bridal Suite : Changing OnlyHistoricBarn View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : ?The Pilgrims Rest, 1 High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AE Telephone: 07552873448 Email: [email protected]Number of People In Team : 5No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Battle, East SussexNearest Train Station : BattleChurch Within Walking DistanceLandmarkAlternativeCoolUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryOpen Flame PermittedCeremony LicenceBYOB PermittedExternal Catering PermittedPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedCeremony MusicReception MusicPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticStylishUrbanGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

Top Wedding Tips

Finding an intimate venue is imperative in planning a Micro Wedding. The Pilgrims Rest is a beautifully intimate venue that maintains that cosy, family dinner feel with 100 guests or even 5 guests!

One of the most important parts of your wedding is the booze! The Pilgrims Rest doesn't charge corkage, which means you are free to splash out on your range of drinks. Your guests will be very happy.

With the focus now on the food, consider choosing more than 3 course, maybe even 6 courses! Our recommended suppliers will always go above and beyond to make your day perfect.

The Pilgrims Rest Reviews

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Sara & Neil
Wedding Date
16 Nov 2020
Sara & Neil - November 2019
We celebrated our wedding at The Pilgrim's Rest in November this year. Not only is the venue wonderful and one of a kind (all of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the space was) but the staff at the Pilgrim's Rest help make your day brilliant. Amy, Amy Lou and Anita were really helpful, have loads of experience and had solutions for every situation. The philosophy of the venue is wonderful as well - you can tailor the event to you as much as you'd like, with your choice of caterers, celebrants, decorations, bands etc. No obligation to choose from a list of vendors, but Amy and Amy Lou will provide you with recommendations of vendors to make life easier if you'd like. We had a wonderfully memorable day, thank you!
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Gemma & Andy
Wedding Date
05 Dec 2020
Gemma & Andy - December 2019
Thank you so much for everything you did for us - on the day, and for the 20 months before with all the prep! I will leave a proper review once I'm back on my feet, and it will be glowing!
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Lyn & Steve - December 2019
Wedding Date
07 Dec 2020
Lyn & Steve - December 2019
We couldn't recommend the Pilgrims Rest highly enough and will treasure the memories we have made there for the rest of our lives.

Thank you so much for everything!
The Baileys xx
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Emma & Stuart
Wedding Date
23 Nov 2019
Emma & Stuart - November 2019
We held our wedding at the Pilgrims Rest on 23rd November and it was a truly magical day.

The venue is stunning and was absolutely perfect for our intimate day with family and our
closest friends, all of whom commented on how beautiful and perfect the surroundings were.

Originally, before we even knew about the Pilgrims, we were due to get married at a different venue but the property was sold to new owners and they cancelled our wedding with just 3 months to go .
We were completely lost as to what to do next but then stumbled upon The Pilgrims and completely fell in love with it - we were so lucky it was available on our date too! In hindsight, this was by far the more superior setting for our special day so we're now actually grateful that the last venue cancelled on us!!

One of the best things about the Pilgrims are Amy and Amy Lou, for sure. From the moment we got in touch (in a panic!!), they made us feel calm, really looked after and that genuinely nothing was too much trouble.
We were made to feel so special and supported which considering the amount of weddings they must help to organise, made it all the more impressive to us. They both went out of their way to make whatever we wanted to happen on our special day possible and for that we will be forever grateful.
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Alistair & Mark
Wedding Date
21 Dec 2019
Alistair & Mark - December 2019
We held our Wedding at The Pilgrims Rest on 23rd December. We were looking for a smaller, intimate venue for our wedding and this was the first place we looked at and instantly fell in love with it! It’s just perfect! Beautifully decorated throughout - other than us adding additional flowers to the dinning table - it was ready to go, including fur throws, candles, seasonal flowers and decorations... it was everything we wanted and more!
The two dressing rooms are beautifully decorated and were ideal for us both getting ready together - yet separately - at either end of the building - ideal for photos too!
The two Amy’s went out of their way to make us feel relaxed and couldn’t do more for us on the day.
Being able to stock our own bar and get our own caterer meant we were able to keep the costs down and have our day exactly as we wanted.
An ideal venue for photo opportunities as it’s packed full of character and adjacent to Battle Abbey.
We couldn’t recommend it more!!!!!

Thanks for your good wishes. We had a wonderful time on Saturday and so many people commented on how lovely the venue was. Thanks also to you and to Amy Lou for all your help, both in the run up to the wedding and on the day
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Emma & Ivan
Wedding Date
22 Feb 2020
Emma & Ivan - February 2020
Thank you so so much for making our wedding day so amazing and special. It was absolutely perfect, you and your whole team worked so hard all day/evening. We are sad its all over!

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Awards

Gold certificate of excellence
Gold certificate of excellence

Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
LGBTQ wedding supplier
LGBTQ wedding supplier
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ABWB founding member
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Featured on Wedinspire
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Featured on Margot's Wedding
Supporting our couples during the pandemic and always
Supporting our couples during the pandemic and always
5 star reviews on Guide for Brides
5 star reviews on Guide for Brides
Featured on Rock My Wedding
Featured on Rock My Wedding
UK Bride Approved Supplier
UK Bride Approved Supplier

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The Pilgrims Rest, 1 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE

The Pilgrims Rest

  • The Pilgrims Rest
  • 1 High Street
  • Battle
  • East Sussex
  • TN33 0AE
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Amy-Lou Oliver