The Pilgrims Rest is a 600 hundred year old Wealden Hall House situated in the medieval town of Battle in East Sussex - right in the heart of 1066 country.
With endless features from huge inglenook fireplaces to ancient beams; linenfold doors to oak floors, The Pilgrims Rest is an historic gem. It even has ancient witch’s marks to ward off evil spirits and a secret tunnel that runs beneath the Abbey walls.
The Pilgrims Rest is stunning backdrop for your wedding filled with rustic charm but without the added expense of venue styling and prop hire. Professionally designed and styled to need little decoration, but one you can add to and make your own, every detail has been carefully considered creating a wedding venue that is beautiful yet relaxed; affordable yet aspirational.
Perfect for small weddings and those a little larger, The Pilgrims Rest has no hidden extras; instead it includes lots of added extras. What's more, there are no corkage charges and no fixed suppliers, giving you the choice to have a DIY wedding, a fully catered wedding or anything in between. The Pilgrims Rest is an exclusive use wedding venue run by our friendly and professional team who will guide you on the run up to, and on the day of, your wedding, ensuring your day runs seamlessly.
The Pilgrims Rest is quite simply a truly magical place to tie the knot. But far more than just a beautiful building; this grand old lady has historic soul. She has hosted celebrations from Medieval banquets to Georgian balls, Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances. Over the centuries flagons of ale, goblets of wine and flutes of champagne have been consumed beneath her eaves, to the sounds of merriment and laughter flooding through her walls.
The Pilgrims Rest is perfect for weddings all year round; during the warmer months and when the sun is shining - your guests can flood out into the pretty cottage gardens. And as the evenings start to draw in, stoke up the fires, light the candles, then watch as this grand old lady sparkles into life.
…be a part of her history
Please contact the team to discuss your requirements. Viewings are by appointment only.
53 Reviews for The Pilgrims Rest
Recommended by 100% of couples
Cat K. · Married on 16/12/2020
Such a wonderful venue
The Pilgrims Rest is such a beautiful venue. Every time I visited it felt so cosy and just like I was walking in to a friend’s house!Sent on 15/01/2021
The ladies at the Pilgrims Rest are first class at what they do! The service we received from Amy-Lou throughout, and including on our wedding day, was outstanding. We had a couple of date changes and Amy-Lou could not have been more accommodating, reassuring, and flexible, just what we needed!
Hiring the Pilgrims Rest was a great option for us, as it is dry hire, we were able to hire all the suppliers we wanted and have just the day we had imagined!
Due to the pandemic our wedding day was a lot smaller than initially planned, however this suited the venue so well! It did not feel like we were missing out and if anything, I think it helped massively in making the decision to go ahead with a 15 person wedding.
For anyone looking for an intimate and cosy wedding venue, I would not hesitate to recommend the Pilgrims Rest!
Alistair · Married on 23/12/2019
The two dressing rooms are beautifully decorated
We held our Wedding at The Pilgrims Rest on 23rd December. We were looking for a smaller, intimate venue for our wedding and this was the first place we looked at and instantly fell in love with it! It’s just perfect! Beautifully decorated throughout - other than us adding additional flowers to the dinning table - it was ready to go, including fur throws, candles, seasonal flowers and decorations... it was everything we wanted and more!Sent on 09/03/2020
The two dressing rooms are beautifully decorated and were ideal for us both getting ready together - yet separately - at either end of the building - ideal for photos too!
The two Amy’s went out of their way to make us feel relaxed and couldn’t do more for us on the day.
Being able to stock our own bar and get our own caterer meant we were able to keep the costs down and have our day exactly as we wanted.
An ideal venue for photo opportunities as it’s packed full of character and adjacent to Battle Abbey.
We couldn’t recommend it more!!!!!
Thanks for your good wishes. We had a wonderful time on Saturday and so many people commented on how lovely the venue was. Thanks also to you and to Amy Lou for all your help, both in the run up to the wedding and on the day.
Lyn · Married on 07/12/2019
Thank you so much for everything!
We couldn't recommend the Pilgrims Rest highly enough and will treasure the memories we have made there for the rest of our lives.Sent on 09/03/2020
Thank you so much for everything!
The Baileys xx
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