Battle Abbey School

(12 reviews) 12 5
High Street Battle East Sussex TN33 0AD
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About Battle Abbey School

High Street, Battle
East Sussex, TN33 0AD

Battle Abbey School is a fantastic and unique wedding venue in East Sussex, situated in the beautiful and historic town of Battle. The memories of your special day will remain with you forever and it is important to ensure that every details is perfect with no compromises! There are few venues that can offer such magic memories, bespoke service and superb photo opportunities as Battle Abbey School. It’s also probably more affordable than you think…

The School offers the distinct benefit of offering a complete wedding day in one location with a truly flexible space in which to stage your ceremony, reception drinks, wedding breakfast and evening event, and with enough space to avoid the need for turning round rooms with guests in occupation.  Every wedding we hold is unique, entirely bespoke for you (on average we only hold around 17 weddings a year) so don’t hold back when discussing your ideas with us! With an elegant, sacred feeling space for ceremonies and drinks served on the top terrace overlooking one of the most famous battlefields in England surrounded by over 1000 years of history, Battle Abbey really has the wow factor you’re looking for.

We can seat up to 120 guests in the fantastic wood panelled Duke’s Library for your wedding breakfast, 150 for ceremonies and accommodate up to 250 for barbeque or garden party events and evening entertainment. We don’t have many restrictions but due to the size of the venue we recommend a minimum of 75 guests for the day.

All our Canapés, Starters, Mains and Desserts are prepared on site using fresh and, where possible, local ingredients from East Sussex.

The cost to hold a wedding reception or ceremony and reception at Battle Abbey School ranges from £2,500 (out of season midweek date) to £4,500 (summer season saturday) and will include exclusive use of the whole school site and surrounding outdoor space. You will also have full access the day  before to dress the venue as required. Pricing for drinks and food will depend entirely on your choices. We can lay on anything from a barbeque or hog roast up to a five course sit down formal meal. If there’s something you particularly want, just ask!

All our weddings are unique and we pride ourselves on being flexible. We probably aren’t as expensive as you might expect; with average Saturday prices at £100 a head (with plenty of ways to bring this figure down) and nearer £69 a head midweek why not contact us to find out how much your dream Abbey wedding might cost? The pictures really don’t do the venue justice so please feel free to visit and see for yourself. Contact James on info@battleabbeyschool.com or 01424 772385 to arrange your visit.

• Licenced for ceremonies and receptions. • 75-250 capacity. • Licenced til midnight. • Exclusive use of venue. • Drinks served on our top terrace overlooking one of the most famous battlefields in England. • Let us create your bespoke package.

Facilities at Battle Abbey School

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Battle Abbey School Reviews (12)

Perfect venue, great food and plenty of charm
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By Adam Toubi, on 08 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2020

We had an itinerary of several venues, the first being Battle Abbey, once we got there we decided there and then it was the one! 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.

Timeless
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By Stephen and Sarah-Jane, on 11 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

Battle Abbey School and its incredible staff were heaven sent for our wedding in October 2019. We could not have asked for more welcoming and helpful people to make our big day the best day of our lives. We came across Battle Abbey during one of the wedding fairs it was hosting, and as we walked in we knew instantly that we were meant to say our vows under an incredible painting, lit by the sun streaming through stained glass, warmed by a roaring fire and surrounded by history and the magnitude the Abbey holds. Our guests’ reaction to the venue was wonderful and every picture our photographer captured is filled with beauty and love, with a timelessness that only the Abbey could provide. Every moment in the lead-up and on the day has been so special and felt so personal to us – we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you so much.

Incredible
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By Lamiah & James, on 11 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 24 Oct 2019

My Husband and I got married at Battle Abbey on the 24th October 2019 and what an absolutely beautiful day it was; it did rain quite heavily but Battle Abbey was the perfect backdrop come rain or shine. As a child, I always imagined that I would get married in a castle when I grew up… Battle Abbey truly was the castle of my dreams. The Abbot’s Hall was the most traditional, stunning yet unique room for our ceremony. The large painting above us made everything that little bit more spectacular. The staff at Battle Abbey are incredible! Nothing was ever too much to ask and they all made the process from our initial wedding enquiry to the day of the wedding smooth and hassle-free. Our favourite meals were even added on to their already extensive list of meal choices with no problems. All of our guests commented on how delicious their three-course meal was! Battle Abbey’s grounds are just simply gorgeous. We had some truly stunning photographs taken throughout our day and will treasure them forever. I highly recommend Battle Abbey as a wedding venue! We could not have had a better day.

Amazing Day
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By Jane and Fraser, on 11 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2019

We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding, it was just perfect. We had the most amazing day and cannot thank Aaron and the team enough, nothing was too much trouble. The venue is just magical and after we saw it we knew that no where else would compare. Our day couldn’t have been any better, all the guests complimented the food, it was just all outstanding. Aaron’s attention to detail ensured that everything ran smoothly and we cannot praise him and the staff enough. If you are considering Battle Abbey for your wedding – book it – it will be the best decision you could make – the venue is just beautiful and the staff could not be more helpful.

Perfect
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By Elizabeth and Jason, on 11 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

Battle Abbey school was the perfect venue for our wedding. Atmospheric and enchanting, all the guests commented on its beautiful uniqueness. Aaron and James were so professional and accommodating to anything we wanted to do on the day, no request was too much. They were flexible and helpful, responding quickly to any queries we had. The day ran completely perfectly and all staff were hard-working, helpful and friendly. They even helped tidy up and sort our things afterwards. They went above and beyond to make sure the day was special and it really was. Thank you.

Amazing!
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By Vicky, on 08 Jan 2016

An amazing venue amazing people amazing food and amazing staff! Look no further you need to book here for your wedding !! Cant fault them, it was the perfect day, they look after you from day one! Book your wedding here !!

Fantastic venue fantastic staff
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By Sammie and Sam, on 08 Jan 2016

I’ve lived in Hastings my whole life so when my wife suggested looking at Battle Abbey as a wedding venue it was a no brainer.. We walked in and instantly knew we wanted to get married here. You don’t need to sell you the venue.. It’s where the Battle of Hastings happened! James was fantastic answering all our questions and making us feel relaxed (which quite a few venues don’t do!) He did everything he could to make sure Battle Abbey School was within our reach and shared some ideas of things we could do. We then were introduced to Aaron and it was then that our wedding really took shape. From the first day we met him he worked so hard to ensure everything was organised and in place ready for the big day. Then came the big day and Aaron truly was spectacular, we wanted our wedding to be relaxed and chilled out but it took a lot of hard work from Aaron and his staff behind the scenes to ensure this happened. I really can’t praise Aaron any higher, all of our families said the same he was a fantastic man who we owe for us having such a great day!

A magical day
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By Georgina and Tariq, on 08 Jan 2016

We cannot praise the staff enough, the communication leading up to the wedding was great, the professional manner that was shown by Aaron and his team was fantastic! All of our guests commented on the setting, food and service which was all excellent! Battle Abbey and the staff made our wedding day truly magical, we cannot thank them enough.

Stunning
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By Andy and Jasmine, on 08 Jan 2016

We can not praise this venue highly enough!! Obviously the venue in itself is absolutely stunning and for us was a truly wonderful venue and setting to hold our special day. However, the staff are also want makes this venue exceptional. Even from the start, meeting James who took his time to show us around and advised us that they could be as flexible on meals/seating as needed, was a refreshing change from some of the other places we visited. Afterwards we just dealt with Aaron who simply is an absolute star and a real pleasure to deal with! Aaron and his staff on the day were also remarkable and every single one of our guests commented on how professional, efficient and engaging they were. Everything about this venue and staff are amazing – we would recommend them to everyone wanting a memorable and faultless wedding day!!

Kindness, Flexibility and Support
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By James and Dominique, on 08 Jan 2016

We would love to thank Battle Abbey for hosting our wedding and the absolutely incredible job they did before and during the big day. From the moment we visited the Abbey we knew we wanted it to be our wedding venue but their kindness, flexibility, and support was what made it the perfect reception. From the very beginning they helped us fit everything we wanted in to ensure the day was truly memorable. They allowed us to make the day our own and were brilliant at working with Dominique and her mechanical organisation. The staff were a credit to the school and were extremely professional even while being harassed by my brother. Truly words do not do justice to how thankful we both are. We wish them all the best of luck.

Perfect
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By Kate, on 08 Jan 2016

Our wedding at Battle Abbey School was perfect and everything we wished it to be. We were keen to find a venue which was historical and not a standard conference hall. The school is very flexible on the menu and drinks and this allows you to plan the day exactly how you want it, rather than fitting in with set packages. Everyone remarked on how light and airy the hall and the library was and we had a lot of scope to decorate the venue how we wanted to. All the way through the planning the catering manager answered our questions and helped us with our decisions. Everyone said how nice the food was and what a fantastic atmosphere had been created. On the day everything ran like clockwork and the team at the school worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure that the day was fantastic.

Booking Battle Abbey School was the best
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By Ann and Andy, on 08 Jan 2016

I don’t even know where to begin in my praise for Battle Abbey School as a wedding venue! We originally had booked somewhere else but had to pull out quite late in the day due to being misled about costs and poorly treated. Therefore, we were very anxious booking somewhere new at relatively short notice and having had a previous bad experience. However, we need not have feared – booking Battle Abbey School was the best wedding planning decision we made! Aaron and his team at Battle Abbey were incredible – friendly, patient, helpful and fun. The communication was excellent throughout and we were able to have everything we wanted for our big day. The day itself was perfect, it all ran smoothly, the food was exceptional and the staff were courteous and helpful without exception. And all of this in addition to it being in a truly beautiful setting! We had so many compliments on the venue, particularly the food and the friendly staff. The chocolate brownie pudding has been mentioned by more than a few of our guests! It is also worth mentioning that ours was a winter wedding, and a concern we had was keeping people warm – but with underfloor heating, heavy curtains on the windows and a beautiful open fire nobody felt the chill. We just can’t praise Battle Abbey School enough – if you are considering it for your wedding our advice is GO FOR IT! We would do it all again in an instant. Thank you to everyone there who made it possible for us to have such a perfect day – we will remember it forever.

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