The Ravenswood

(47 reviews) 47 5
Cinder Hill Sharpthorne West Sussex RH19 4HY
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About The Ravenswood

Cinder Hill, Sharpthorne
West Sussex, RH19 4HY

The Ravenswood is set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Sharpthorne, West Sussex. Our wonderful estate boasts 18 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens and lakes as well as a magnificent 15th century manor house to give you a truly special day. With our selection of venue spaces, extensive land, and licences for civil weddings both inside and outside, we can help you create your dream day.
The Ravenswood offers outstanding food and personal service and, however you imagine your perfect wedding day, you will find our experienced, professional and friendly staff attentive to your every need.

The Ravenswood boasts:

* Set within the rolling countryside of the Ashdown Forest
* 15th century building
* Exclusive use of the venue function rooms and grounds for your Wedding Day
* 4 stunning function suites
* Civil ceremony licences (indoor and outdoor)
* 33 bedrooms including four poster rooms
* Honeymoon Suite with views over the grounds
* Getting Ready Room
* Fabulous Chefs with a wide selection of menus including vegetarian and vegan options
* 18 acres of land including 4 lakes, rose garden, secret garden and forest walk with ruins

Our team is dedicated to providing a personal and flexible service. We are committed to making your wedding day a truly unique experience that will provide precious memories.
Contact us now to see how we can help you plan your special day!
• Personal service, flexibility and attention to detail are of paramount importance. We work to create a wedding day that is individual and personal to you. • 34 bedrooms including the Honeymoon Suite, Double, Single, twin and Family Rooms • Magnificent gardens, grounds and lakes offer a stunning backdrop which to capture beautiful memories of your special day. . • Our function rooms can seat 40 to 150 guests for your Wedding Breakfast with ample space for further guests for your evening reception. • Our wedding coordinator offers a personal service and is on hand to advise our couples on all aspects on their Wedding day.

Facilities at The Ravenswood

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Ravenswood Reviews (47)

We had the perfect wedding day
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By Laura, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2018

We had the perfect wedding day (21.09.2018) and can’t thank the staff enough for all of their help and guidance before and on our big day. Thank you so much!

We cannot thank the team enough for making the day
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By Wai, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2018

My now husband and I had our wedding at the Ravenswood on 16 September. We cannot thank the team enough for making the day truly amazing. We had everyone complimenting the venue and how beautiful it was. Sam, Joanna, Michael, Yvette and Megan were so helpful and accommodating. Everyone felt welcomed including us. Not only were the grounds picture perfect, the food from the canapés to the evening buffet was delicious. So thank you so much to everyone at the Ravenswood for making our wedding day so perfect!!!!!!

From start to finish the day and night was truly a
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By Hannah, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

We got married at the Ravenswood 2 weeks ago, from start to finish the day and night was truly amazing from the staff, venue, food! Yvette was so lovely and organised the whole day she was always there when we needed her and completely on the ball as we’re all the staff! I would definitely recommend this hotel to get married in and want to do it all over again! Thanks so much xx

Just had our daughters wedding here and would thor
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By Debbie, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2018

Just had our daughters wedding here and would thoroughly recommend to anyone. The staff were brilliant and so attentive and helpful and friendly. the room for the meal was incredible with fantastic views and the food was really good. The room was decorated in in an amazing way to reflect the theme of travel and our guests was so complimentary about the whole day and we were all treated so well. The getting ready room is fabulous and the whole day we were made to feel special. It was lovely to have the ceremony outside too. he rooms are really comfortable and we slept well. The building is so old and majestic and totally full of character.

The Ravenswood was the most beautiful venue
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By Marie, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2018

Our special day was Friday 31.08.18 the Ravenswood was the most beautiful venue, amazing food, superb staff from viewing to booking to the special day.. nothing was too much trouble everything I asked for I got no questions asked. everyone has commented how amazing the day was I am so sad the day has finished as was perfect. our wedding coordinators were amazing even helped with our young children as a few tantrums I was looked after from the minute I arrived. I am so grateful that this beautiful venue was taken over by amazing people as I got my perfect garden wedding of my dreams thank you all x

The best time of my life
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By Emma, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2018

Got married here in August (30th) and it was the best time of my life.. The staff are absolutely amazing and the venue is amazing too.. Everything was perfect due to the staff being super on the ball.. They done everything I could have imagined and couldn’t do more for us. If I could rate them higher on here then I most definitely would. Highly recommend to anyone that wants a perfect wedding!!!!! Thank you so so much!!

The perfect place to have a wedding
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By Marek and Kalee, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2018

My wife and I are delighted to say that the Ravenswood was the perfect place to have a wedding. Its set in the most wonderful grounds and is hosted by excellent and friendly staff. We had hoped for an outdoor wedding but alas the weather was god awful, but the venue is able to do indoor ceremony and its a lovely setting, with the fire lit to create a lovely smell. The food was excellent (white chocolate crème brulee for pudding….heaven!) and the rooms were just what you need for guests. We can’t thank the staff enough for going out of their way to take my wife’s mum to hospital in the morning after she broke her toe, what’s a wedding without some drama?! Thanks again to you all and we wish we could do it all over again!

We attended a family wedding here which was amazin
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By Dave, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2018

We attended a family wedding here which was amazing, the staff were very helpful and nothing was to much trouble, we didn’t stay here but the grounds are amazing and the hotel had clearly understood the couple themes, the food was excellent and definitely reflected the high quality of the hotel. Parking we believe is easy but we travel by taxi which we pre-booked.

We fell in love with the venue
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By Mr & Mrs Grantham, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

We got married Saturday 28th July 2018 and from the first time we went there to see a wedding show we fell in love with the venue. And every time we went to go look around and finding even more secret areas around the grounds and sorting arrangements out Joanna was so accommodating and nothing was a problem at all even down to the constant emails me asking lots of questions. We had an amazing day and evening and it was just exactly what we dreamed off. Joanna helped make the day go so smoothly from beginning to end. There is so many photo opportunities around the whole building we didn’t have enough time for everything we wanted. Thank you so much to all the team at the Ravenswood, it was absolutely amazing and if we could do it again we would.

Stunning venue, amazing staff
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By Elizabeth, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2018

Stunning venue, amazing staff, special thanks to Jo, and Sam Wedding coordinators, we could not have done it without you. So many accommodations were made for us and our wedding, changes last minute due to weather (hottest day of the year so far). The venue has lovely rooms, the Beatrice suite was just amazing, and the evening DJ rocked the dance floor. An incredible day for our wedding, thank you to everyone who made it possible! Xx

The Ravenswood team couldnt have been more helpfu
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By Paul, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2018

My husband, David and I married at this stunning venue on 19th July 2018. Right from the moment we first had a tour, back in January, we knew this was where our special day was going to be. From day 1, Joanna and the rest of The Ravenswood team couldn’t have been more helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble. The planning of our big day was made so much easier with Joanna’s help. Our big day couldn’t have gone any better. Everything was so well organised by Joanna, which took away any pressure or stress. The weather was lovely and the day was very emotional and beautiful and one that we will never forget. Special thanks to Claire Pickering for being such a great host/waitress during the meal and having some photos with the kids. We couldn’t have had such a great day without the help of The Ravenswood team. Xx

The wedding day itself was wonderful
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By Sarah and Chris, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

My husband and I got married here recently July 14th 2018 on a beautiful English summer day! The planning, lead up to the wedding were superb with help from the whole team at the Ravenswood. They were even so kind to take time to understand how we wanted personal additions and decorations at the Ravenswood- to help the Ushers assemble it all on the day! The wedding day itself was wonderful and ran smoothly thanks to their help and personal gestures to ensure bride and groom were happy! The grounds were looking stunning and such an improvement already since their ownership for only around a year. I can only imagine how the venue will continue to grow and become even more beautiful and exciting with numerous new ideas and additions such as the getting ready room, refurbishment to the bridal suite etc! We really had a wonderful day and would highly recommend it as a wedding venue for those looking.

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