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Last update: November 2023
Situated in the beautiful and historic town of Battle in East Sussex, Battle Abbey School is a uniquely magnificent wedding venue that doesn’t compromise on perfection. Memories of your special day will remain with you forever, and the Battle Abbey School team wants to do their part to make every moment breathtakingly magical.
Facilities and Capacity
Battle Abbey School is a licensed venue that provides all the space and flexibility you need to stage a complete wedding celebration. There is a recommended minimum of 75 day guests, and the Abbey has a maximum capacity of 250 people. An atmosphere of elegance and sacred majesty pervades the place, and from the top terrace, you can look down upon the site of one of the most famous events in English history. The wood-panelled Duke’s Library is Battle Abbey’s principal indoor event space and seats 150 ceremony guests or up to 120 for your wedding breakfast. The Abbey grounds are ideal for large garden parties and your evening entertainment.
Battle Abbey School averages 17 weddings per year, which means they have the time and resources necessary to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. If there is something you have your heart set on, don’t feel that you have to hold back. They pride themselves on their flexibility, and they are only too happy to create a bespoke package for you. Packages include exclusive use of the venue and its grounds. They can also serve everything from a barbeque or hog roast to a five-course sit-down meal. Their dishes are all prepared on-site using fresh and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. Even the very best pictures don’t do the venue justice, so please don’t hesitate to contact the Battle Abbey School team to arrange a visit.
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Perfect wedding venue
We booked the venue just over six months before the wedding, so had a relatively short lead-in time, but we never felt under any pressure to make decisions or meet tight deadlines. Instead the organisers calmed our nerves, put us at our ease and worked to accommodate all our requirements. Debbie Grant, the event manager, was so lovely to deal with - professional and efficient but also warm and friendly throughout. And all the staff were brilliant, right down to the students who helped serve the meal, which wasn't straightforward given the number of guests we packed in! All the food was delicious too, from the canapés to the mountain of cheese in the evening. We were so impressed to come back the next morning and find everything pristine, all our things packed up ready to collect and the rooms all set for the event due to take place that day. They all worked so hard to make it work - a very tight ship!
Overall we thought the venue was good value. Inevitably it ended up being quite expensive given we had over 150 people, but we found ways to save money, like supplying our own wine and making our own cakes, and reducing the options for the main meal (which also saved us having to chase everyone for menu choices). The cost of the venue hire was significantly cheaper than a lot of less attractive, characterful places. It's not easy to find somewhere to accommodate 150 people for the ceremony and the meal as well as the party, but we didn't feel like we had to compromise on anything with Battle Abbey - we wouldn't have picked anywhere else.
We were grateful to English Heritage as well, who made us feel so welcome and, in return for a donation, supplied some fantastic volunteers to give talks for the guests about the history of the place and provided weapons and helmets etc for a bit of dressing-up. It was a truly unforgettable day - thank you to Debbie and all the team for making it so special.
Fantastic historical venue
I recommend Battle Abbey to anyone for their special day.
Perfect venue, great food and plenty of charm
The venue is very impressive with plenty of spots for taking fantastic photos, no matter the weather. All of our guests were made to feel welcome were looked after by the professional staff.
The food was one of the highlights for us, Aaron suggested an impressive vegetarian menu and everybody loved the meal. Drinks were very reasonable and there is a well stocked bar.
We would definitely recommend this venue if you are looking for the wow factor at a budget, and for complete peace of mind as everything was taken care of from start to finish. Special thanks to Aaron, Danial and Geoff for making our special day.
Cant fault them, it was the perfect day, they look after you from day one! Book your wedding here !!
Fantastic venue fantastic staff
A magical day
Kindness, Flexibility and Support
Booking Battle Abbey School was the best
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