Pelham House

(19 reviews) 19 4.95
St Andrews Lane Lewes East Sussex BN7 1UW
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About Pelham House

St Andrews Lane, Lewes
East Sussex, BN7 1UW

Situated in the heart of the charming town of Lewes, just over an hour from London and 25 minutes from Brighton, Pelham House is a beautiful 16th-century wedding venue that is currently undergoing an incredible transformation, and will soon be reborn to combine the opulence and grandeur of a country manor with the sophistication and finesse of a private club. Every little detail has been carefully considered and the whole property is exclusively yours for your special day, from the celebration rooms with ornate original features and striking lighting to the tranquil gardens, framed by rolling countryside and the East Sussex clifftops. And with the convenience of a train station just a few minutes away and stylish accommodation for you and up to 60 guests, all your friends and family can join in the celebration.

Getting ready at Pelham House will be an event in itself. Hidden away in The Courthope Mews is The Dressing Room, a luxurious space where you can put the finishing touches to your look, spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest and catch a glimpse of your guests arriving in the courtyard below. As they make their way into the house, they will be met by a sweeping staircase and striking hand-painted trompe-l'œil mural on the ceiling, and perhaps a glass of Champagne or two.

For intimate civil ceremonies, the chic Goring ceremony room is the perfect location. Original bay windows let the light stream in and offer views of the colourful garden beyond, creating a setting of pure romance. In the warmer months, wander along the flower-lined aisle to The Gazebo while your guests take a seat on the lawn and exchange your vows al fresco as you drink in your picturesque and peaceful surroundings.

When you enter The Blencowe Room for your wedding breakfast, you’ll be captivated by the grand marble pillars and intricate original wood panelling, all brought to life with dazzling feature lighting. The expert chefs from Galloping Gourmet will help you create the perfect wedding breakfast, from spectacular sharing boards to fine dining feasts, and there’s plenty of room for a band and dancing too. Enjoying drinks in The Garden Room or out on the terrace as the sun goes down is a memory that will last a lifetime.

Once the night has come to a close, your romantic Pelham Suite awaits. It has its own spacious lounge area, a pristine en-suite complete with an inviting free-standing bath, and an opulent bedroom that exudes elegance and luxury. With space for up to 60 guests in the house, your loved ones can spend the night in style too, before meeting for breakfast and reliving your special day.

• Situated in charming Lewes, East Sussex, a few minutes from the station where you can reach London in an hour and Brighton in 25 minutes • A wonderfully-restored authentic Georgian décor – grand marble pillars illuminated by feature lighting, intricate wood panelling, and a trompe-l'oeil ceiling mural • Picturesque landscaped gardens, complete with a licensed Gazebo • The polished Dressing Room with ample space for your whole entourage and a great view of your guests arriving into the courtyard below • The romantic Goring Room filled with plenty of natural light and a stylish décor • The most breathtaking Honeymoon Suite, as well as space for up to 60 of your friends and family to stay the night too

Facilities at Pelham House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Large Hotel
Historic
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Pelham House Location

Pelham House, St Andrews Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW

St Andrews Lane Lewes East Sussex BN7 1UW
01273 485631
19 4.95

Pelham House Reviews (19)

Thank you
Venue Service

By Jack & Joanna, on 25 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2017

Thanks to the staff at Pelham House for making our wedding day run exceptionally smoothly. There were so many super comments about the amazing food cooked by Naomi and her team in the kitchen, every plate looked exactly the same and everyone got their food in good time. Thank you to the events team also for helping us plan our big day.

First Class
Venue Service

By Mick & Lisa, on 25 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2016

All the staff at Pelham House are fantastic. The wedding breakfast and reception was absolutely brilliant, service was first class, food was excellent and the staff were very attentive.

Wouldnt change a thing
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By Matt & Charlotte, on 25 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

We had a perfect day at Pelham House and all of our guests really enjoyed themselves. Everything ran smoothly from the planning process through to the day itself, we would not change a single thing.

What a great venue! The gardens are beautiful.
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By Martin & Trevor, on 25 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2016

Firstly, what a great venue! The gardens are beautiful and because we were lucky enough to have a sunny day, we were able to make best use of it to take photos and spend time with our guests on the patio. The Chamber Room is stunning and provided just what we wanted as a back drop to our meal, speeches and dancing. Georgina, our wedding coordinator was brilliant! She offered suggestions, took on board our ideas, dealt with requests and generally made sure that our day was what we wanted and ran smoothly. We both feel that this was the perfect venue for our wedding and that the staff at Pelham involved, particularly Georgina who did all she could to ensure it was a special day.

All aspects were perfect!
Venue Service

By Philip & Beth, on 25 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Apr 2016

We had the best day of our lives at Pelham House, it’s staff and facilities played a big part in that. The staff were professional and attentive. Georgina the wedding coordinator ensured that all aspects of our day were perfect and exactly what we wanted. The food was brilliant, we had so many positive comments about the meal, it was delicious and well-cooked and presented for all of the guests. Pelham House was the perfect setting for our day.

Excellent place for a wedding
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By Glynis Weller, on 11 May 2016

My daughter got married in the garden of Pelham house yesterday, and it was an absolutely magical day from start to finish. I would like to thank all the staff, for the excellent organisation and delicious food especially Georgina, the wedding manager. We had 5 rooms included in the package and they were really nice and spacious.

A Perfect Day
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By Jo Holder, on 16 Nov 2014

One year on we're celebrating our first Anniversary with a night away at Pelham House, reminiscing about our wonderful wedding and grinning from ear to ear just as we were on the day. Pelham House staff were brilliant, they we're calm, helpful, supportive and very friendly from the first day we went to view the venue. This meant we were relaxed and confident that the day would go smoothly and didn't have to think about anything apart from having fun. The hotel was full of our guests who all commented on how lovely the hotel and staff were. It was a perfect day!

Our wedding
Venue Service

By Karen McCarthy & Andrew Coleman, on 14 Nov 2014

We had our ceremony and reception at Pelham House in 2013. The photo in the gallery on hitched.com of the Terrace room ceremony with lilac bows and a willow heart in front of the ceremony table is ours! I couldn't rate them highly enough. The run up to the day was great. The staff helped us to feel calm and relaxed with really organised assistance in planning. The menu tasting was fun! The day ran perfectly smoothly. All the staff were helpful, efficient and friendly and our guests had a wonderful time. We had our ceremony in the Terrace room, drinks and canapes on the patio, and a full sit down meal for 90 in the Chamber room followed by a live band and late evening buffet. Special thanks has to go to Mark, the banqueting manager. He oversaw all the meals being served and made sure all our guests with complicated dietary requirements (we had a lot!) got exactly what they should have and everyone was happy. The hotel went out of their to help us, for example I left the print out of the poem I wanted to read for my speech at home which I was upset about and Mark went into the office while we were having photos taken and found the poem and printed it and popped it under my plate at the top table so no-one need know! The hotel made us feel very welcome and special. We had nearly all the rooms in the hotel filled with our guests and they arranged for everyone to eat breakfast together the next morning by popping notes under everyone's doors which made it feel like an extension of the wedding! We celebrated our anniversary with cocktails in the hotel bar earlier this year! Thank you!

Our wedding
Venue Service

By Karen McCarthy & Andrew Coleman, on 14 Nov 2014

We had our ceremony and reception at Pelham House in 2013. The photo in the gallery on hitched.com of the Terrace room ceremony with lilac bows and a willow heart in front of the ceremony table is ours! I couldn't rate them highly enough. The run up to the day was great. The staff helped us to feel calm and relaxed with really organised assistance in planning. The menu tasting was fun! The day ran perfectly smoothly. All the staff were helpful, efficient and friendly and our guests had a wonderful time. We had our ceremony in the Terrace room, drinks and canapes on the patio, and a full sit down meal for 90 in the Chamber room followed by a live band and late evening buffet. Special thanks has to go to Mark, the banqueting manager. He oversaw all the meals being served and made sure all our guests with complicated dietary requirements (we had a lot!) got exactly what they should have and everyone was happy. The hotel went out of their to help us, for example I left the print out of the poem I wanted to read for my speech at home which I was upset about and Mark went into the office while we were having photos taken and found the poem and printed it and popped it under my plate at the top table so no-one need know! The hotel made us feel very welcome and special. We had nearly all the rooms in the hotel filled with our guests and they arranged for everyone to eat breakfast together the next morning by popping notes under everyone's doors which made it feel like an extension of the wedding! We celebrated our anniversary with cocktails in the hotel bar earlier this year! Thank you!

Our perfect wedding May 2013
Venue Service

By Teresa White, on 14 Nov 2014

We knew as soon as we stepped into Pelham House that it would be the perfect location for our Spring wedding,from the stunning grounds to the ceiling painting in the lobby. Steven made everything so easy and helped us tailor make our special day exactly as we wanted it.We had a small congregation for the ceremony followed by bubbly and canapés on the terrace in the sunshine.This was followed by 'high tea' which included delicious sandwiches, a cream tea and chocolate brownies! It really was a magical day. The honeymoon suite is such a stunning room,we did not want to leave. I recommend Pelham House to anyone!

An absolutely stunning location
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By Sharron and mike pollard, on 14 Nov 2014

We got married at Pelham house in May 2014 and from the very first day we went to look at the venue and right up to a few days after our wedding Pelham house were there helping us make our day so special, the grounds were truly beautiful on the day and we got some lovely photos, the food was outstanding and we were looked after very well, I stayed the night before with my bridemaids and we had a lovely meal in their resturant, the breakfast the following morning was enough to feed so many people and nothing was to much trouble, our day was so special we wish we could do it all again as it just went so fast, maybe when we renew our vowels in years to come we we come back and do it all again there. The bridal suite we had was so nice I really didn't want to leave, thankyou so much guys

Our wedding day
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By Kelly Grover, on 18 Oct 2014

What can I say about this stunning venue. We got married here in July and everyone at Pelham House went out of their way to make our day perfect. From the planning stage to the actual day everything was made too feel effortless and nothing was too much trouble. I stayed at Pelham House the night before the wedding and from the moment I woke up in the morning there was a real buzz of excitement about the place. The staff were all as excited about the wedding as I was. It really did make me feel special. The food was amazing. All of our guest commented, day and evening, that the food was superb. The staff there really are a credit to Pelham House and coupled with the stunning location makes for a winning combination.

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