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The Ravenswood

East Grinstead, West Sussex View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 52 reviews
Menus from £110
30 to 250 Guests

About

The Ravenswood is a wedding venue set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Sharpthorne, West Sussex. This 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 their selection of venue spaces, extensive land, and licences for civil weddings both inside and outside, the team can help you create your dream day.

Facilities and Capacity

Set within the countryside, The Ravenswood features 18 acres of land including four lakes, a rose garden, a secret garden and a forest walk with ruins. Magnificent gardens, grounds and lakes offer a stunning backdrop which to capture beautiful memories of your special day. Four function rooms are available and can seat from 40 to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast, with ample space for further guests for your evening reception. A total of 34 bedrooms are also available, including the Honeymoon Suite, and range from double, single, twin, and family rooms.

Services Offered

The onsite staff is committed to making your wedding day a truly unique experience that will provide precious memories. Couples will have exclusive use of the venue function rooms and grounds for their wedding 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. Their wedding coordinator offers a personal service and is on hand to advise nearlyweds on all aspects of their wedding day. The team's fabulous chefs offer a wide selection of menus including vegetarian and vegan options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Moyra D. Married on 03/08/2022
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    Dream venue

    Most wonderful venue, they will do anything to help. Everyone is on hand to reply to emails within 24 hours. You can change things, move things around and they will accommodate any requests with a smile! We had Lynne as our coordinator and she was amazing! She was so helpful and calm - we couldn’t have asked for better. She is well experienced and can help with anything!

    A truly magical venue.
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    Andrew G. Married on 07/09/2019
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    Service above and beyond!

    Thanks to Yvette and her team, we had planned the most amazing and dreamlike wedding possible within our budget. Nothing was too much trouble. Then Covid hit. To Yvette, this was a blip, nothing to get excited about. Somehow, despite last-minute u-turns in "guidance" by the government, we managed to have the most magical and amazing day. The venue is astonishing in it's beauty, the size is perfect for small to medium sized weddings. But the staff, in particular Yvette, will make your day spectacular!
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    Georgina O. Married on 15/07/2022
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    Such a wonderful venue and staff! They create the wedding of dreams

    Absolutely amazing!! Katie and every member of the staff were more than we ever hoped. So helpful, friendly, professional and just BRILLIANT! Every detail is thought of and you feel like you've known everyone forever, they keep you so calm and are so on top of everything every step of the way and constantly went above and beyond. We can not thank you enough for the most perfect wedding!
    Gina and James Challis
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    Francesca M. Married on 28/10/2021
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    The best place to get married!

    We had the MOST AMAZING day all thanks to The Ravenswood. Nothing was too much for them, and they catered for everything we wanted. All the staff were so professional and everything happened without any issues.
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    R Totman Married on 22/08/2021
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    Fantastic Wedding

    Perfect place for our wedding. Staff were superb from planing to the
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    The Ravenswood really take care of you and make your day
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    Beautiful, picturesque grounds and buildings. Excellent food and wine,
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    Laura Married on 21/09/2018
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    We had the perfect wedding day

    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!
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    Wai Married on 16/09/2018
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    We cannot thank the team enough for making the day

    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!!!!!!
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    Hannah Married on 07/09/2018
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    From start to finish the day and night was truly a

    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
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    Debbie Married on 05/09/2018
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    Just had our daughters wedding here and would thor

    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.
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    Marie Married on 31/08/2018
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    The Ravenswood was the most beautiful venue

    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
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    Emma Married on 30/08/2018
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    The best time of my life

    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!!
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    Marek Married on 10/08/2018
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    The perfect place to have a wedding

    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!
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    Dave Married on 08/08/2018
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    We attended a family wedding here which was amazin

    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.
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    Mr Married on 28/07/2018
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    We fell in love with the venue

    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.
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    Elizabeth Married on 20/07/2018
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    Stunning venue, amazing staff

    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

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  • Becca & Ashley
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  • Shalini & Kieren
    59 photos · 04/12/2021
  • Emma & Michael
    23 photos · 30/07/2021
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