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The Bell in Ticehurst

Ticehurst, East Sussex View map Visit website
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30 to 90 Guests

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The ambience at The Bell in Ticehurst is distinctly laid back, a little bit quirky and definitely not run of the mill. This fabulous old coaching inn has been lovingly refurbished - the perfect place to celebrate life, love and happiness.

Our Big Room for fancy occasions can accommodate 90 guests catered for and up to 120 guests for your evening party. So whether you would like to get married at The Bell, or simply just celebrate your marriage with us, we will be yours for the day.

The Bell’s design is diverse in the truest sense of the word. The building looks as though an eccentric nobleman has travelled around the world and has stuffed the house full of curiosities from his travels, from old typewriters and ancient novels to safari chairs and mismatched chandeliers!

We like to be a little bit different and pull out all the stops to make your day truly memorable, making The Bell no ordinary wedding venue – whether you would like to host a cosy winter wedding with log fires, or throw open the doors to let the sunshine in!

We have a very flexible approach and pay huge attention to detail, working alongside you the whole step of the way. We don’t mind if granddad wants to have a snooze in the snug, or if the godchildren run riot, or if your aunt decides to dance on the table – in fact, we quite like it.

There are seven individual rooms, and four extraordinary lodges for you and your guests to stay in. On your first night of married life, you can spend it in the Love Nest, the perfect place to begin married bliss. This subterranean cocoon comes complete with a copper bath, double shower, wood burner and a private roof terrace.

NEW FOR 2020!!! We are in the final stages of an extension / refurb within our function rooms. The reason for undertaking this development is to offer couples greater exclusivity by creating an independent bar and fabulous seating adjacent to The Stable and more space upstairs in The Assembly Hall. Of course, the decor will have that certain unique Bell quirkiness and we are delighted to be working with a talented designer, Melissa White to create our very own Bell wallpaper. The last couple of photos in the album are CGI visuals of what the new space is likely to look like, along with the new wallpaper already up on the wall.

Come and visit us soon, we look forward to welcoming you with open arms!

  • Maximum 90 guests catered for and 120 evening guests
  • Unique styled wedding venue
  • Flexible approach with attention to detail
  • Set in a garden full of plants and Mulberry trees provide shade in summer and an outdoor fire pit for warmth in winter.
  • The wine list features 100 bins and embraces fine English vintages, many of which are produced in the area.
  • WINNER OF NATIONAL WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS BEST EVENTS TEAM SOUTH EAST 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
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Dining Options:

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Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Alexandra H. Married on 18/12/2021
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    The perfect cosy winter wedding

    My husband and I got married at The Bell in December 2021. We were looking for a venue that would compliment the season and as soon as we visited The Bell we knew it was perfect. The cosy atmosphere and quirky features are what sold it to us, we felt like it reflected our personalities perfectly. Tessa was very attentive from day 1, swiftly responding to my hundreds of questions (I am sure fellow COVID brides can relate) and allowing us some extra flexibility due to the challenging never ending threat of further restrictions. On the day Bryce was fantastic - making sure the day ran smoothly and efficiently whilst also making us feel relaxed and at ease so we could enjoy our day 100%. All of our guests complimented our venue and said it was one of the most memorable weddings they had been to. We'll certainly be back for many anniversaries in the future as it feels like a home from home and now has a very special place in our hearts. Thank you for the best day of our lives!
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    Karla C. Married on 03/12/2021
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    The perfect venue

    We got married in December 2021 at The Bell after postponing for a year due to the pandemic. It was an incredible feeling to finally have the wedding we had started to plan back in 2019, and the additional year gave us time to completely perfect our plans. I cannot fault the venue in any way, the minute we walked in we knew it was the right place for us, especially with the planned refurbishment with trees being an important part of our theme. The planning process was smooth, Tessa was brilliant to work with and answered all our questions and the day ran perfectly as a result. The staff were wonderful, everyone complimented the food in particular – they made a gluten free sticky toffee pudding for us which I will be eternally grateful for! There were a few minor hiccups - some miscommunications regarding the decorations which was resolved very quickly, and the wrong song was played as we walked down the aisle after the ceremony, but we absolutely had a day to remember! Most of our guests had to travel over an hour to get to the wedding but lots of them commented that it was well worth the trip, and they could see why we chose the venue. We may be biased, but as far as we are concerned, no other venue comes close to the uniqueness of The Bell and I am sure we will be back to visit every year.
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    Emily W. Married on 29/10/2021
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    The Best Day!

    We celebrated our marriage at the Bell at the end of October this year after, of course, a postponement from the year before.

    Though we didn't want to buy into the cliche of The Best Day of Our Lives - it absolutely was. Tessa's support and guidance before the day over the past two years has been so reassuring, efficient, friendly and professional. Though we couldn't have her help on the day, I needn't have worried. Jess, John, Ray and the team provided us with a flawless day - everything was in its place at the right time, there was always someone on hand to help, the food was absolutely epic (most guests commented that it was the best wedding food they had experienced) and the venue and accommodation was perfect for us. From start to finish the process was enjoyable - the only hiccup was the pandemic! - but even then, The Bell was flexible and so accommodating.

    We wish we would do it all over again!

    Photos courtesy of Epic Love Story Photography @emma_epiclovestory
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    Natalie B. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Perfect wedding

    We had our wedding at The Bell in October and it was the most perfect day! After two cancelled weddings at a previous venue due to Covid, we decided to change our plans and move to The Bell. It’s best decision we have ever made!

    From booking in the date, to all of the arrangements before the big day, Tessa was so lovely and looked after us and made sure everything was organised for how we wanted it.

    The day itself was amazing! The whole team were fantastic, everyone commented on how friendly and helpful the staff were :) Bryce who ran the day was amazing, even bringing the last bottle of red wine over knowing my husband would want it (he couldn’t have been happier)! The food was insanely good, all of our drinks were topped up, and everyone had a brilliant time!

    Thank you so much, we can’t thank you enough, and we cannot wait to revisit The Bell to relive our special day!

    Kane and Natalie
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    Sheralee H. Married on 22/09/2021
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    Our Intimate September Wedding at The Bell

    We were lucky enough to chance upon this unique venue when we treated ourselves to dinner and an overnight stay for a birthday celebration.

    Whilst there, we realised that this was indeed a hidden gem.
    From the first moment that Tessa showed us around we realised this would be the ideal venue for our intimate wedding. She encouraged and advised us on how we should go ahead with our reception with lots of good ideas carried out with professionalism. Her attention to detail was sublime. We were so grateful for her input into our day.

    The venue is was outstanding, quirky and homely. We had an amazing day, with superb food and exceptional attention to detail by all of the staff. Our day was led by Bryce with good humour, and there was nothing they wouldn’t do to help our day go without any hiccups.

    All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue and accommodation was, and lots looking forward to returning there soon.

    We will definitely be back to enjoy the incredible unique accommodation and exceptional food.

    We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special.
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    Sam Married on 28/08/2021
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    Just the best day!

    From the get go we knew The Bell was our perfect wedding venue. We took a gamble and booked before the renovations had started but they are breathtaking and Tessa and her team are just the best! Tessa gave us fabulous supplier recommendations which was a huge help! She answered our endless questions like a pro and helped explain how our day would run…And everything on the day was just perfect. The Bell does a few of their own things which makes it even more special.
    I was nervous about walking along the red carpet but it was one of the best bits! The food was incredible, the menu taster session we had a few months before our wedding was so nice.
    A bonus with The Bell is the fact there are rooms for you and your loved ones to stay in which for us was a huge factor when choosing our venue - however we would definitely recommend booking 2 nights instead of 1!
    The bar staff were amazing and Bryce who was managing our day did an absolutely top job!! Another part of what makes the Bell so special is that you can continue to visit after your wedding, which we will most definitely be doing! We feel like part of the furniture now. Our day was better than we could have ever imagined..and we just wish we could do it all over again!!!
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    Georgie F. Married on 07/08/2021
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    A perfect venue for our day

    We are so happy that we chose The Bell as our venue, everything about the experience was brilliant. Their Weddings and Events Manager Tessa was always very helpful, always responsive, and worked with us the whole way through to ensure the day was what we wanted. They took care of so much for us that we didn't find it a stressful process, apart from pandemic it was actually pretty calm! As well as Tessa the entire team at The Bell were fantastic. Their head chef Oscar created a delicious vegan menu for our guests, and Bryce and every other staff member working during our event was helpful and lovely. The setting of The Bell is beautiful, the village is picture perfect, as is the venue itself. It's so much more than "just a pub". Everyone remarked loads on how much they loved it there throughout the day. They also have quite a few rooms (12 I think?) and these are really special too. They're quite luxurious, with lovely decor and amenities. Ours had a large copper bath and a private roof terrace. So the whole event was just perfect all round. I think The Bell punches above its weight in terms of the quality of the day you get for the money that you pay - and money is always consideration when planning a wedding. Thank you to The Bell for being such a key part in making our day so incredible!
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    Nicola D. Married on 21/07/2021
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    Amazing wedding venue

    Finally we managed to get married at this amazing venue, our date was postponed 4 times as we went into the first lockdown only 7 days before our original date. Having said this nothing was ever too much trouble for Tess the wedding coordinator who was caring, proactive and just brilliant. I honestly can not thank her enough for all that she did for us!
    The venue is second to none, relaxed, quirky but with great attention to detail, all our guests adored it. The food and drinks were superb and staff were fantastic. Accommodation is unique and very special the bridal party stayed the night before the wedding which worked wonderfully and I used Nicola Downey for hair ( one of the recommended suppliers) who was superb. Our guests accommodated all of the rooms on the wedding night and loved them!. The fire pit after dark with sparklers and marshmallows was just magical as were the gardens , a perfect little oasis.
    We will be back for our anniversary for sure and if your looking for a unique, special place to create amazing memories, this is it
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    Richard M. Married on 03/07/2021
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    Such A Perfect Day!

    Well, what can we say! We had THE most amazing, incredible, beautiful day and it’s all thanks to The Bell. All of our guests have said it was the perfect venue, and they’re not wrong.

    Tessa, the wedding organiser there, was absolutely brilliant from booking our first viewing of The Bell right through to the day itself. Luckily we didn’t have to move our date at all but we had planned two ‘versions’ of the wedding as our day was close to when all Covid restrictions were supposed to lift. Despite having some last minute unwanted restrictions, Tessa and The Bell made it all work superbly and really did enable us to have the day we had imagined.

    Jess and Bryce who looked after us on the day were amazing , as was the whole team! The food is SO nice there, Oscar the head chef is an absolute gent and clearly loves what he does. The food service was so quick, no one was left with an empty glass and the day ran smoothly with no hiccups.

    We stayed overnight with our families and a few friends and the rooms are all amazing, beds are so comfy, showers brilliant and breakfast was great! The best part is we can (and will!) return for anniversaries etc and relive some of the magic.

    We honestly can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us, if you’re reading this and haven’t booked a venue yet, book a viewing with Tessa right now!
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    Kaz Married on 20/05/2021
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    Happiest of Days

    The Bell and the wonderful team that work there provided us with everything we needed for a day, and wedding eve, that provided more happiness, fun, laughter and joy than we could have imagined. Through a few lockdown induced date changes, Tessa ("Head of Weddings") was incredibly supportive, kind and a brilliant sounding board as we each tried to fathom out what we could do within the "restrictions". We didn't feel restricted at all - you couldn't at the Bell. It's a one off location which we have loved for many years and every member of the team that played a part in our day was brilliant and part of our happy memories. Oscar and his team create sensational food; Tessa and her team on the day couldn't have done more for us and our guests. Everyone loved it. We'd love to do it all again but will find plenty of other celebrations to return for; again and again. We will always be happy we discovered the Bell - we were only ever going to be married here. We didn't consider anywhere else.
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    Hannah P. Married on 30/09/2020
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    Staff at the Bell really made our day

    The Bell is an incredible venue, but it was the staff who really made our day so special. Tessa was on hand from day one, answering all of our questions and recommended some great local suppliers. Our weekend got off to rocky start with Storm Eunice cutting power to the venue on the Friday night, but the team went above and beyond to make sure the day went ahead and our guests had an incredible time. A special mention to Bryce and Andrea (The Art Bunch) who are both amazing and decorated the whole venue by candlelight so everything was ready for the Saturday. Our friends and family can't wait to visit again, and nor can we. Thanks guys and girls, you rock!
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    Helen T. Married on 30/08/2020
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    Perfect Day!

    We had the most beautiful wedding, even though Covid restictions had meant that we moved from 30 to only 4 guests, it was still so very special thanks to the hard work and extreme patience of Tessa and Team Bell - Nothing was too much for them! It really is the most amazing venue with quirky characteristics and decor, unique bedrooms and fabulous food. We have been here on a number of occasions and it is our No.1 top stay. It was a day that we will treasure in our hearts forever and can't wait to go back soon.
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    Alison Married on 18/06/2022
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    Perfect wedding venue

    I was looking for a pub to host my wedding as I wanted a casual vibe - The Bell was the first venue we visited and after seeing it we looked no further. It is charming and full of character, with some really unique touches like the red carpet walk and neon signage.
    The ceremony room is absolutely beautiful but still retains an intimate vibe with its stunning woodland themed wallpaper that is perfectly in keeping with the local area. Ticehurst itself is a quaint and charming village and there are some really nice places to stay locally. The rooms at the Bell are all stunning and each one is decorated individually - several of our guests commented on how good the showers were too!
    The food at The Bell is always excellent - every meal we have had there has been delicious, especially the wedding breakfast. The staff are all incredibly attentive, organised, friendly and polite and manage to keep on top of the many elements that go into planning a wedding. Tessa is a great person to have in your corner leading up to the big day and Jess was incredibly helpful on the actual day.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding and would highly recommend The Bell for anyone looking for an informal venue with tonnes of character and without compromising on gourmet food and excellent service.
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    Zoe M. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Best Wedding ever

    After looking at a few venues and worrying we were never going to find ‘our place’, finding the Bell was just incredible and we both knew instantly it was everything we wanted in a wedding venue.

    Tessa was amazing in gently helping us plan our day right from the early stages, answering any questions, replying to my dozens of emails and being there on the day with a huge smile and easing my nerves about everything going smoothly and to plan.

    The staff at the Bell are wonderful and special mention to Jess and Bryce who just appeared to be on hand whenever we needed them and nailed the whole running of the day perfectly! The food and drink was so good which was really important to us, menu tasting at the Bell was a huge highlight of wedding planning. We wanted it all!

    Of course we can’t forget the beautiful accommodation, each and every room we saw was just beyond what we had imagined. The rooms are truly stunning and so many of our guests are already planning their return trips!

    Many of our guests have commented on how there were no moments of hanging around or feeling like you were waiting for the fun to start, it was simply fun from start to finish!

    We can’t thank the Bell enough for giving us what we imagined our wedding to be and then that little bit more, it really was the best day of our lives!
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    Renate C. Married on 30/04/2022
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    The perfect place for our big day

    We got married in on the April bank holiday in 2022 and everything was absolutely amazing at the Bell. Tessa was fantastic from the start, answering all our questions and allowing us and our florist and photographers to come and visit when the space was free.
    On the day Bryce and the team were amazing, making sure we all knew exactly where we had to be at the right time, making sure everything went off without a hitch and that our guests had everything they needed.
    The food was absolutely delicious as well, I'm so happy with the choice we made.
    It all made our day so perfect, we wanted something slightly different and we definitely got that at the Bell.

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