Battle Abbey School

(7 reviews) 7 5
High Street Battle East Sussex TN33 0AD
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About Battle Abbey School

High Street, Battle
East Sussex, TN33 0AD

There are few venues that can offer such magic memories and superb photo opportunities as Battle Abbey School. The School offers the distinct benefit of offering a complete wedding day in one place. Battle Abbey offers a truly flexible space in which to stage your Wedding with plenty of outdoor space for fantastic photo opportunities. Every Wedding we hold is truly unique, entirely bespoke for you, so please get in touch to discuss your ideas! 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 Dukes Library for your Wedding breakfast and accommodate up to 250 for the evening entertainment. Due to the size of the venue we recommend a minimum day guest total of around 70 otherwise the space can feel a little sparsely populated!

The cost to hold a Wedding Reception or Ceremony and Reception at Battle Abbey School ranges from £3,000 (midweek) to £5,000 (Summer season Saturday) and will include exclusive use of the Abbot’s Hall, Duke’s Library and Refectory and outdoor space. Pricing for drinks and food will depend entirely on your choices. If there’s something you particularly want just ask!

The pictures really don’t do the venue justice so please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit.

We don't really have much in the way of off-the-peg pricing, as we only host around twelve weddings a year they all tend to be bespoke with pricing similarly flexible (we can even stock the bar to your tastes!).

There are more pictures under gallery on our website as well as some reviews from recent brides and grooms

Although the website is helpful its really no substitute for actually looking round the venue.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to visit us.

• Dedicated staff to help you create a truly unique wedding day. • Stunning photo opportunities throughout the venue and its grounds. • Dukes Library can cater for up 120 wedding guests for your wedding breakfast and 250 for the evening. • Surrounded by over 1000 years of history. • 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
Stately Home
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 :
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Battle Abbey School Reviews (7)

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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.

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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.

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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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