The Pilgrims Rest

(27 reviews) 27 5
1 High Street Battle East Sussex TN33 0AE
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About The Pilgrims Rest

1 High Street, Battle
East Sussex, TN33 0AE

The Pilgrims Rest is an East Sussex wedding venue full of rustic charm - perfect for exclusive use weddings and receptions all year round.

Licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies,  The Pilgrims Rest is a wedding venue that gives 
you the flexibility to create your wedding day just how you want it.  Whether you choose to have a DIY wedding, a fully caterered wedding or anything in-between our wedding coordinator will be there on the day to hold your hand and ensure your wedding runs seamlessly.  

We have designed and furnished the building so that it needs little decoration but one that you can make your own. With no corkage charges and no hidden extras, The Pilgrims Rest is a wedding venue that is beautiful yet affordable; stunning yet relaxed.

The Pilgrims Rest is however more than just a beautiful old building. Having opened her doors to visitors and pilgrims to Sussex since C1420, 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 ladies’ chattering and gentlemen's laughter flooding through her walls. 

All three reception rooms boast inglenook fireplaces.  With endless historic features from ancient beams to linenfold doors, witch’s marks to ward off evil spirits and a secret tunnel hidden under the Great Hall fireplace that runs beneath the Abbey walls, The Pilgrims Rest is a truly unique Sussex wedding venue.  When the sun is shining your guests can flood out into the beautiful tended rose and walled gardens. As the evenings draw in, stoke up the fires, light some candles then watch as she sparkles into life. 

The Pilgrims Rest...be a part of her history.

• Historic licensed venue • Choice of DIY or fully catered weddings • Inglenook fireplaces and candlelight • Romantic and intimate venue • Bryant dressing suite for the bridal party • Professional wedding co-ordinator

Facilities at The Pilgrims Rest

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

The Pilgrims Rest Reviews (27)

It really is a special place
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By Beri & Jon, on 04 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Dec 2018

We loved having our wedding at your venue, it really is a special place - We had so much fun and our entire day was amazing.

A very big thank you to everyone
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By Freda, Don, Sallyanne and Helen, the Grooms family, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2018

Just a little card to say a very big thank you to everyone who made Nick and Teresa's day so very very special for us all. It could not have been more perfect. The venue, the care and service, the welcoming atmosphere, the catering, music and entertainment. Thank you also for the personal care and attention that I received from you all (Wheelchair layout). It was such a perfect, professional but happy and relaxed day. Entirely down to you all. Becca, you must be so proud. We most certainly will be recommending you to friends and family.

What a beautiful venue.
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By Paula, guest of Nick and Teresa, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2018

Went to a wedding here 23rd November. My husband was the Best Man. What a beautiful venue. A fabulous Tudor building which has all original features. It lends itself to such an intimate occasion. What can I say about the staff.........amazing. From the owner Becka to the 2 Amy's, to all the staff. You all went above and beyond to help create the most amazing day for Nick and Teresa. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I would give this venue a 10 out of 10...... More if I could.

Kindest regards and warmest wishes
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By Teresa & Nick, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2018

Hi all, Firstly, thank you so much for ensuring that our day was truly memorable. We are more than aware of the work that you did in the background to make sure that everything went smoothly. The venue was perfect in every way and the number of comments from our guests about how magical it is really showed how much care and attention to detail you had put in. Secondly thank you all for the extra efforts and changes to plans you made to enable us to have the date we wanted. We really appreciate it. I can honestly say that nothing was too much trouble and you made us feel very welcome in your wonderful building. It was lovely to see that you were also caught up in the excitement of the day, and again this made us feel so reassured that you had all bases covered. Your professionalism shone through yet at the same time you were warm, friendly and very genuine, something rare in present times. We hope that your business continues to thrive throughout the years and we will be recommending it to all our friends and family as a perfect place to celebrate. May you all have a fabulous Christmas and New Year, and who knows, our paths may well cross again. Kindest regards and warmest wishes, Teresa and Nick x

The most amazing and happiest day of our our lives
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By Kevin & Birgit, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2018

Dear Amy and Amy, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding at Pilgrims Rest the most amazing and happiest day of our our lives. Thank you for looking after our guests and being so helpful, flexible and supportive with everything. Your venue is stunning and we couldn't have chosen a better place for our wedding.

Thank you so much
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By Caroline & Ian, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

Thank you so much for helping us have such a fun day, it really went perfectly so a huge thank you to you and Amy ??

I fell in love with the venue
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By Liz & Dave, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2018

I had my wedding here yesterday, I fell in love with the venue as soon as i walked in many months ago. I cannot praise Amy and Amy-lou enough they are brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble, they recommend only the best caterers, entertainment etc and are so happy to help when you ‘do-it-yourself’. Our day was absolutely amazing and all the guests were full of compliments on the venue and the whole day. 10 out of 10 couldn’t wish for better.


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By Liz & Dave, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2018

I had my wedding here yesterday, i fell in love with the venue as soon as i walked in many months ago. I cannot praise Amy and Amy-lou enough they are brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble, they recommend only the best caterers, entertainment etc and are so happy to help when you ‘do-it-yourself’. Our day was absolutely amazing and all the guests were full of compliments on the venue and the whole day. 10 out of 10 couldn’t wish for better.


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By Carol & Justins guest Robbie, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2018

Fantastic place to stay food excellent and the service was great.staff so accommodating Thankyou for giving us the wedding party a fantastic day yesterday

We had the most amazing wedding here last week.
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By Carol & Justin, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2018

We had the most amazing wedding here last week. Staff and venue were perfect, and made our dream wedding come true.

We will be forever grateful
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By Jack & Gianlucca, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Aug 2018

Hi Amy, Just wanted to thank you so much for the best day of our lives, without you it wouldn't have been possible or half as magical. We will be forever grateful. You made our day perfect.


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By Amy & Tom, on 14 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

Dear Amy and Amy We just wanted to say a very BIG thank you for helping to make Saturday such a wonderful day. You were both tremendous - so helpful, supportive and lovely to work with. Everyone is telling us what a lovely venue Pilgrims Rest is, not just because of the beautiful building but also because of the key part that you two play in making it so special. Thank you so much All the Furminger and Clarkes x

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