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Last update: November 2023
Pelham House is a historic wedding venue located in East Sussex, England. It is a beautiful 16th-century townhouse that was recently transformed into a luxurious wedding venue. Combining the opulence of a country manor with the finesse of a private club, it is the ideal spot for a lavish wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Pelham House is situated in the heart of Lewes, just over an hour from central London and 25 minutes from Brighton. It has everything from event rooms with ornate original features and striking lighting to tranquil gardens framed by the rolling countryside of East Sussex. To start your day at this venue, you might get ready in their luxurious dressing room, hidden away in The Courthope Mews. For an intimate ceremony, the romantic Goring room is ideal. Featuring original bay windows, it lets in floods of natural light and offers colourful garden views. In warmer months, you might exchange vows al fresco in the gorgeous flower-lined Gazebo. After your ceremony, you can host your champagne reception inside the manor house, where a sweeping staircase stands beneath a striking hand-painted trompe-l'œil ceiling mural. For an evening of food and entertainment, the Blencowe Room with grand marble pillars and intricate original wood panelling is sure to dazzle your guests. This room is also used to host breakfast. Outdoor celebrations can be held in the Garden Room or on the terrace as the sun goes down.
Pelham House grants couples exclusive access to their property for the duration of their special day. Their expert in-house chefs will help you create the perfect wedding menu, from a tasty breakfast to your delicious banquet dinner. They invite newlyweds to stay in the stylish Pelham Suite, which spans an entire house wing and includes a spacious lounge area and en-suite. Their on-site accommodations can also host 56 of your guests. Consult Pelham House to explore their full range of package options and bring your wedding vision to life.
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The perfect venue in a quaint town!
Her and the rest of the team made us feel so taken care of, the planning of the wedding in 8 months (That's right!) was actually quite stress free!
The team were always responsive in answering our abundance of questions and really made sure both the night before and the day itself went smoothly.
Their flexible room booking policy really helped us make the decision for this venue as well. The ability to book only the number of rooms you needed on the night of the wedding and then share the link for guests to book themselves in relieved soo much stress and financial burden from us.
The venue was everything we were looking for. A beautiful entrance hall, gorgeous ceremony room, open and secluded garden, modern chic bar and the breakfast room was otherworldly. They have a list of recommended suppliers which I would wholly recommend as it gave us the exact look we didn't even know what we were looking for.
Even though our day had on and off rain, the day went smoother and was more perfect than we could have hoped it could be.
I would unreservedly recommend others to book this venue if they are searching for a place to celebrate their day!
Lizzie & Mark
Thank you again Danielle Turner & Pelham House.
Lizzie & Mark Budd
Wedding of our dreams!
Fantastic venue made a wonderful day
The team are great. I've written countless emails to them over the last year ranging from really stupid questions to panicked ones and they've always responded within a day with an answer, I felt very cared for.
The food was wonderful, and they take great care with allergies and intolerances, I had a big mix of guests who can't eat certain things (vegans, veggies, gluten free, random allergies, and even a friend who can't eat onions or garlic) and everyone got a complete (and good) meal with their requirements.
A full service team who will do what they can to make the day perfect, working behind the scenes to prevent you ever knowing if anything went wrong! Took initiative and when we failed to provide direction for certain things they knew exactly what to do and didn't have to bother us with questions.
Thanks to the Pelham house team for a perfect day!
The best day at the most amazing venue
We cannot recommend Pelham House enough.
Once they have your money they don’t care
The team are so helpful with planning every part of the big day - we found the whole process stress free and easy
It really was the perfect wedding day from start to finish; the venue beautiful, the food amazing and all of the staff fantastic. There really isn't a rating high enough to give Pelham House and all of the team there - all of our wedding guests said how perfect everything was and were blown away with all aspects of the day
We were so happy to get married there and we really couldn't have asked for more - memories to treasure forever!
Our Wedding - Dec 22
We had such lovely compliments about the venue and the food! From the welcome drinks, canapés and wedding breakfast. They were able to cater for our many different requirements!
It is such a beautiful wedding venue and I so glad we chose it!
Fantastic venue, attentive staff, amazing food
Fantastic Wedding Day
Special thank you to Isla our wedding planner who went above and beyond to help us - she was responsive answering emails and on the day always around to ask if needed.
The venue was fantastic and the food was phenomenal- we have had so many guests commenting on how amazing the food was.
Rebecca and Ben
Fantastic Venue but lacks some attention to detail
The catering was amazing. The food was excellent, well timed and tasted delicious. The venue itself is a perfect escape whilst still being 30 seconds from the high street and well connected for people travelling.
All the staff are welcoming, friendly and adapted to our ideas for the day however, the management of our wedding was very different from what we were shown when considering the venue.
Communication/Organisation could be improved. Our suppliers documents went missing even though they'd been sent to the venue which we then had to chase. There was no run through of the day closer to the time, which made some elements challenging to organise on the day. We had to chase to confirm that the bridal suite had been booked.
Small details such as moving bags to rooms, holes in sheets, helping set up & declutter the venue in the morning after made check out extremely rushed, placing the bridal flowers in water (rather than leaving them to wilt on the side) and having more attention to the drinks/food of the bride and groom could all be improved.
The manager on the day was described by multiple separate guests as 'overly stressed'. Parts of our day, e.g. a walk up the castle, that we're really important to us became an issue. While the manager was friendly and welcoming there needs to be better consideration for the smaller details on the day. This could be improved with a run through in the week before the wedding.
Flow of people (such as viewings) & the rush for next wedding event can make the mornings feel rushed. The morning after the wedding the next wedding party we're wondering through the venue to set up, before the 10am check out of our wedding. Some of our guests commented this made the morning after feel a bit rushed. Better support from management e.g helping the next wedding set up after 10am when the previous wedding had departed would solve this.
Would highly recommend as it is a fantastic wedding venue, but would be 5 stars with some more attention to detail from management.
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Pelham House Real Weddings
Join them at Pelham House's Christmas open event on Sunday, 10th December, from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Step into the enchanting world of Pelham House and discover an unforgettable venue for your special day. You're invited to an exclusive open event where you can explore their historic Grade II listed building, nestled in the heart of picturesque Lewes.
To help you get into the festive spirit, they’ll be serving mince pies and hot chocolate at the event, and their venue will be decked out in beautiful Christmas decorations!
During the event, you’ll experience a guided tour of their elegant venue that’s full of modern luxury. You’ll also meet their team of wedding experts, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Don't miss this opportunity to see Pelham House at its finest and envision your dream wedding in this captivating setting.
This event is by appointment only. To book your place, call them.
* Please note: this event is for couples who have not yet booked with them. If you are interested in booking a re-visit, please contact the events team directly.
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