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George in Rye

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George in Rye are a wedding venue located in Rye in East Sussex. This elegant property is nested in the heart of a unique medieval town that boasts a rich and fascinating history. From 2021, couples will be able to tie the knot in the modern sophistication that this venue has to offer. Every detail of this elegant property was designed to create a romantic ambience with a sophisticated feel. The George opened at its location on Rye’s High Street in 1719 and has since opened its doors to many historic figures and has hosted a number of great events. The ballroom itself was built in 1818 as an assembly room for farmers who came to market. It now plays hosts to many newlyweds and their loved ones who gather to celebrate their love and commitment. Situated only one minute away from the Rye Town Hall, couples can celebrate their entire wedding event in the heart of Rye town. This relaxed yet luxurious venue offers a contemporary setting with a historic background to tie the knot and celebrate with loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

Located just four miles from the white beach of Camber Sands this seaside property can be enjoyed at any time of year. The venue boasts breathtaking surroundings where couples and their guests can celebrate the wedding of their dreams. Just outside of the building sits an idyllic courtyard garden area which offers an intimate space to host wedding receptions and celebrate among loved ones. The traditional Georgian Ballroom can accommodate up to 110 guests and offers plenty of space for everything from the ceremony to the reception and the wedding breakfast. The room boasts striking original features such as silk hand-painted wallpapers, exquisite chandelier and huge bay windows. The Benson room is a charming room with a 16th-century style, used for more intimate occasions. The venue's functional versatility allows couples to personalize the space with their distinctive style.

Services Offered

George in Rye exclusively host one wedding per day to ensure that their guests enjoy full use of the venue. The staff at this venue are dedicated to delivering the wedding occasion of your dreams and will assist in the setup and cleanup of the event. The property itself boasts 34 luxurious bedrooms for any overnight wedding guests. In the morning, couples and their loved ones can enjoy a wedding breakfast in the Georgian Ballroom. All dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients from local farms and fisherman. This elegant venue’s beautiful setting and dedicated staff provide the atmosphere for an ideal wedding event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Confetti Permitted

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    Simon Married on 08/12/2018
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    ok it didnt snow but..

    otherwise this was pretty much a perfect winter wedding in a very scenic town. All thanks to Natalie and her team at The George In Rye who from day 1 of our planning were super efficient and helpful and who on the day were superbly organised and attentive to our needs. My mum did high end silver service waitressing for nearly 40 years and she was very impressed at everything she saw and all our thirty guests really enjoyed the day (beyond stuff people just say to the married couple) in large part due to the venue and staff.
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    Sarah Married on 29/06/2018
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    Our wedding day

    It was a joy working with Natalie and the events team at The George. The day ran so perfectly seamless for us and your attention to detail was superb. Our friends have spoken so highly about the venue and the day, many have told us it was "the best wedding they have ever attended". What more could i possibly say?!
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    Russell Married on 15/12/2016
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    Our Dream Wedding

    Russell & I met 8 years ago & in 2015 we had our little boy, my first Mothers Day Russell proposed to me in March 2016, we decided we were going to get married that year. I searched and searched for ‘that special venue’ and then I came across the George in Rye and instantly fell in love, this was my perfect venue...it was quirky, had rooms for all my guests to stay, amazing food & wine, it ticked all the boxes. We went to view the venue and met Natalie the wedding organiser for the George & it was even more perfect, they had our December date so we booked! Natalie said the venue was even more special at xmas with all the fairy lights and xmas decorations, she did not disappoint. Natalie is a credit to the George she couldn’t do more to help & make sure your wedding day was everything and more. On the day of the wedding I can’t tell you how many guests said how beautiful the venue was & how amazing the food was, the day was literally perfect! The photographer was just bowled over with how beautiful the venue looked & was so excited to be working our wedding as she knew the pictures would shine. I wish I could say in words how special our day was and how happy we are that we found the George. I will go back to the George every year to mark our anniversary, it truly is the most beautiful venue and Natalie will ensure everything goes perfect for your day! I can’t thank the George enough for giving us our dream wedding!
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    Amy Married on 10/12/2016
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    Both myself and My now husband Tim chose The George Rye as our wedding venue. Oh wow it was magical. From the first day of booking the venue to the actual big day. The staff were amazing, helpful and so kind. They never made me feel like I was being a 'bridezilla' they made me and my family feel so welcome. We have enjoyed every single second of it and that it down to Natalie and the events team. You are all truly amazing and we cannot thank you enough. We will be back I can promise you that!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! Would thoroughly recommend this team and venue for your wedding or any other special occasion.
    Can we do it all again?? Xx
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    Georgina Married on 28/10/2016
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    Our perfect day at the George in Rye

    The George in Rye - this beautiful elegant hotel is set in the heart of Rye town centre, a lovely little historic town with cobbled lanes, which makes the perfect back drop to beautiful wedding photos. The hotel itself is just stunning like a mini Downton Abby it's very classic and chic. The beautiful ballroom is the perfect setting for a wedding it really doesn't need any more frills added to it to make it a wow wedding venue.
    Good Food and wine are extremely important to myself and my husband!!! and it was a high priority that on our wedding day it was right, the menu choices were amazing and if we wanted anything specific the hotel would accommodate it. The food was all outstanding and the wine choices were of exceptional standard too.
    Natalie the wedding coordinator at the George was just amazing she made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding that had or ever will take place in the George!! She made it so personal and took care of everything running up too and on the day itself, with personal touches everywhere from her wake up call on the morning of the wedding to when she personally bought us our 1st glass of fizz after the ceremony ( which was very much needed!!) she really was fantastic.
    I honestly couldn't fault any part of our day and it really was our perfect venue.
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    Wonderful Wedding venue

    The team at The George were superb. Operationally, the day was faultless. Timings were spot on, the food was smart and delicious and they really did go that extra mile in customer service. I was able to relax throughout the day, safe in the knowledge that the team would do the perfect job. We have received compliments from all our guests for having such a wonderful wedding and we thank The George for their professionalism and expertise.
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    Wonderful Wedding

    Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding. It was a brilliant day and we are so glad that we held it at the George. It is such an exquisite venue, plus your support, staff and service were amazing. I would be happy to recommend the George. I used to work in events and I have not seen such good service as we received, both leading up to the wedding, but also on the day. Everything was perfect.
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    Perfect wedding day

    The wedding day itself was perfect and I don’t think either of us could have asked for more. We had the absolute best time and everyone from your team were just wonderful. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it!

    Also, we obviously came to The George after being seriously let down by our original venue and I don’t think I could be happier. To say that it was the best thing that happened during the time we were planning the wedding is probably an understatement! The venue is beautiful, the food was divine and the service was second to none. Our entire guestlist have been raving about it and we can’t thank you enough.

    Once again, thank you. It doesn’t seem enough to just say that but I can’t really put into words how we both feel! We will certainly be back for many years to come!
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    Best ever Lamb wellington!

    We just wanted to say thank you so very much for everything you and your team did to make our wedding day so special. Despite some of the plans having to change due to the weather, we had a lovely day and all of our guests really enjoyed it too. We received some great feedback about the venue, the hotel, the ballroom and the food. A lot of people thought the lamb wellington was the best thing ever!
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    Wonderful Wedding day

    Thank you Karen and Sarah for the wonderful organisation of our wedding day. Sarah you were so relaxed throughout the process and instantly calmed me down when speaking with you! We had the best day and had so many lovely compliments about the delicious food, wine and beautiful look of the ballroom
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    Stunning

    Absoultely excellent wedding venue, fantasic staff and the Hotel had the most excellent atomsphere which made for a fabulous day Thank you the George in Rye
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    Beautiful to photograph, wonderful venue

    I photographed a wedding here last summer and the venue played a very important and successful part in the photographs. Lottie and Mick''s wedding looked beautiful, and the vintage touches of The George combined with the excellent service provided by the staff resulted in a wonderful day. Lottie and Mick''s wedding at The George is featured in the current issue of Cosmo Bride magazine.
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    Gorgeous George

    My husband and I are regular visitors to The George. Since the refurb it has become our favourite UK retreat - we love exploring the area and find the hotel fabulously informal, while being extremely well-run. The place has been miraculously transformed by the Clarkes - the rooms are gorgeous with luxurious touches, the bar and restaurant equally so. The food is fantastic and we are always assured of a warm welcome. Other people clearly share our view - booking ahead is advised!

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    What a perfect way to spend a weekend

    We spent my 33rd birthday weekend at The George in Rye and I can honestly say that it was a pretty perfect weekend. We stayed in Room 1 which is the most expensive as we wanted a bit of a treat - wow. Huge, beautifully designed, full of little touches like hot water bottles, fresh coffee but I think that it was the bathroom that made it. The shower was out of this world - two enormous shower heads lovely claw-foot bathtub. Perfect.

    Food was all local and really excellent - Romney Marsh lamb, fresh fish. Even the wine list was interesting, try the local English wine, honestly it''s good!

    The only thing that I would say is that I wish that the menu changed a bit more from day to day as we ended up taking all our meals there. Also there could have been some lighter, less rich options. But a small comment given the whole experience.

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    Lovely boutique Hotel

    We have just had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at The George in Rye. We had a wonderful time! We stayed in Room Number 6 overlooking a very quiet side street. The room was a just comfortable size whilst the bathroom was huge. Very comfortable bed with gorgeous bedlinen and nice touches like scented lavender bags. In room tea and coffee making facilites. A call for fresh milk was quicker than the time it took for the kettle to boil! The wallpaper was a tad busy for my liking, but really that''s just nit picking....... The bathroom was large with a rolltop bath and great shower. All was spotlessly clean.
    The restaurant served excellent food, both for breakfast and dinner. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were made to feel very welcome. Do try the local English wine, it was a revelation.
    We would definitely return and would happily reccommend this lovely Hotel.

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