The Pilgrims Rest

(52 reviews) 52 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.

At The Pilgrims Rest, we are always looking to help our couples have a wonderful wedding day and keep their costs down, so with this in mind we are lucky to offer two dressing rooms for grooms & brides; both designed to be the perfect backdrop for your pre wedding photos. Rich, cosy and quintessentially British, we abolutely love it and so do photographers.

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 a part of her history.

Upcoming Wedding Open Days:

Sunday 22nd March 2020 - 10am until 4pm

Saturday 25th April 2020 - 10am until 4pm

Please contact the team to discuss your requirements. Viewings are by appointment only.

• Historic licensed venue • Choice of DIY or fully catered weddings • Three working Inglenook fireplaces and candlelight • A truly unique wedding venue that is beautiful yet affordable; aspirational yet relaxed • Fitzherbert & Bryant dressing rooms for brides and grooms • Professional wedding co-ordinator

Facilities at The Pilgrims Rest

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
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 (52)

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By Beth & Mike, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Pilgrims Rest on Saturday 10th August. The bride and groom suites were a perfect hideaway for our children when it all got a bit much and were really convenient for getting ready at the venue meaning no fancy cars were required. The venue is beautiful, the seasonal decor offered by the venue meant we had to do very little in terms of finishing touches. Amy and Amy Lou were great hosts. Very helpful and available. Well recommended.

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By Polina & Dan, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

Thank you again for the wishes - we had such a great time at the venue, and I am so happy we ran into it by accident when doing our research all those months ago. The venue looked so beautiful, the arrangements were so flexible, and you guys are so incredibly helpful. We had the best time there on Saturday.

Its certainly a day we will treasure forever
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By Jodie & Matt, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2019

Dear Amy & Amy-Lou, thank you both so much for making our day so special, it’s certainly a day we will treasure forever. We will be sure to recommend it to anybody in search of a wedding venue that’s for sure, given the feedback from all our guests I am sure they will too!

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By Marie & Phil, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

We got married at The Pilgrim’s Rest on 20th July 2019 and had an absolutely perfect day. Amy and Amy-Lou are both really lovely and helped everything run smoothly both before and during the wedding. They have great taste and the decor you’ll find included with hiring the venue is beautiful. They also have an excellent set of recommended suppliers who they know well and can give you advice depending on what style of wedding you’re looking for. Practically it’s also a very useful choice of venue with no corkage charges and the option to use additional suppliers who aren’t already on the recommended list. I can’t recommend The Pilgrim’s Rest highly enough!

Thank you so much
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By Dani & Andy, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

Thank you so much for yesterday. It was all so amazing and you both did so much!

we had such and amazing day
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By Ameera & Chris, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2019

Thank you so much, we had such an amazing day :) - Ameera & Chris - June 2019

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By Aleysha & Louis, on 19 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

We held our wedding at Pilgrims Rest on May 18th 2019. The wedding day was perfect and was made even more special thanks to the venue. Pilgrims Rest is a wonderful wedding venue. It has history, character and charm. The DIY aspect really makes sure that the day is exactly as you imagine. The ability to supply your own alcohol without corkage is a huge benefit. Both Amy's were fantastic. From our first meetings we had absolute confidence that we were in safe hands. They responded to all questions promptly and met all of our ideas with enthusiasm and made planning a wedding easy. On the day they went above and beyond and made sure that everything ran like clockwork. The Pilgrims Rest has a great selection of approved suppliers, we especially recommend the Boxed Girls and DJ Dean! The Pilgrims Rest is a brilliant venue and very worthy of a 5 star rating! We couldn't have picked a better location for our wedding. We loved every moment.

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By Kirsty & Chris, on 19 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 May 2019

They are absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful venue and both Amy's are so wonderful and friendly. They made our day go so smoothly. Couldn't have done it without them. So friendly.

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By Victoria & Tom, on 01 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

Thank you so much for all of your help before/during/after the wedding, you both went above and beyond, and all of the guests were saying how lovely you both were. You are both wonderful :) We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

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By Jo & Matthew, on 01 May 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Apr 2019

Our wedding at Pilgrims Rest was just perfect thanks to Amy and Amy-lou who helped and guided the day so it ran smoothly. They made the planning very straight forward and made us feel so special with their enthusiasm and the little extra touches. All our guests said how beautiful the venue was and we would recommend Pilgrims Rest to anyone.

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By Suzanne & Duncan, on 01 May 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Apr 2019

We had our wedding here this week. It was such an amazing day made more special by the beautiful venue. It was absolutely perfect. From our initial meetings with the two Amy’s we have felt totally confident with everything. Nothing has been too much trouble, we have been given advice, recommendations and reassurance throughout the whole wedding planning process. On the day both Amy’s were so calm and friendly and made sure the whole day ran smoothly and without a hitch. I can honestly say we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day as it was all dealt with by one of the Amy’s. All of our guests loved the venue and commented on how beautiful it was. We can’t think of anything we would have changed about the day- is a perfect place for a wedding.

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.

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