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On since 2022

Last update: October 2023

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

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:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pet Friendly
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100% Recommended by couples

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62 reviews
Sasha B. Married on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing day

We had the most incredible wedding day at the Ravenswood on 28/09/2023. As soon as we were engaged I knew I wanted to get married at the Ravenswood, in fact we didn't even bother looking anywhere else! The venue itself is stunning, the grounds are beautiful, the staff are all incredible and the food is delicious. I felt as well it was really good value for money. Molly was our wedding coordinator and was absolutely fantastic and so efficient; emails were always answered promptly by Molly or another member of the team, nothing was too much trouble for the team and everyone that works there is polite, friendly and hard working. I didn't feel stressed with wedding planning at any stage and it was such an enjoyable process at the Ravenswood! The day itself went off without a hitch, we felt really well looked after and like we could just relax and enjoy our day. The only thing I'm sad about is I wish we could do it all again! We had the best day and we know from our guests that they really enjoyed themselves too which is so lovely to hear. A massive thank you to Molly and all of the incredible staff at the Ravenswood, you really did make our day so special. With love, Mr & Mrs Brown xxx
Georgia P. Married on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wish we could do it all again!

Honestly had the best wedding ! Dawn our wedding co ordinator really couldn鈥檛 have been anymore helpful! Everyone was saying how smoothly our wedding went and how beautiful the venue was!
Wish we could do it all again we loved every second!
Rebecca M. Married on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding!

Everything about our wedding from the planning to the day itself was so perfectly planned and executed with every help from the staff at the Ravenswood and our amazing wedding coordinator Molly. We could not have asked for a better experience with The Ravenswood.
The weather so so beautiful and sunny and just added to the natural beauty around the venue.
The food was AMAZING! And for any bride or groom who worries they may forget or not have time to eat or drink, trust me, Molly kept us well supplied with both! Especially on such a hot day like it was on our wedding day!
We can not thank The Ravenswood enough for make our day so special!
Lauren T. Married on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic 10 out of 10

Leaving a review for the most perfect day is always hard, but it was the perfect day! Gemma our coordinator was 10 out of 10. The one person you could go to for anything and no question was silly to her. The food, venue, decorations were perfect. I couldn't have imagined a better day.
I could go on and on. It was amazing!
Moyra D. Married on 03/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 have asked for better. She is well experienced and can help with anything!

A truly magical venue.
Andrew G. Married on 07/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Gemma F. Married on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Ravenswood gave me the best day of my life

My wedding was complete perfection, and that was all down to The Ravenswood. The minute I set foot on the venue the day before my wedding I was immediately treated as if I were the only bride in the world. The friendliness, professionalism and sheer competency was just everything and gave me the most stress free and beautiful wedding I could ask for. Our wedding coordinator Molly is the most spectacular person I have ever met and did everything to ensure our day was exactly the way we wanted it. The rest of the staff at The Ravenswood were just as amazing, everybody introduced themselves to me and were so warm and welcoming, putting me at ease immediately. Everybody is such a credit to The Ravenswood and we were so grateful we booked the best venue. Thank you all!!!!
Samant T. Married on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue, so beautiful

The Ravenswood is an amazing venue

They made the day so special, the atmosphere is so peaceful and they cannot do anymore to assist no matter how small or big

Id especially like to thank Natalie who kept us on the straight and narrow and made the day go without a hitch
Jessica P. Married on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most organised venue !

From the very beginning of booking the venue I was supplied with an email to give me recommended timetables of the day, other supplier numbers who work closely with ravenswood (although you don鈥檛 have to use them). Communication and planning throughout was easy, it even included all the food (which was generous serving) and a DJ (which again, you don鈥檛 have to use if you want to supply your own). I got my own wedding coordinator who was in contact throughout! The venue was beautiful and just before the wedding I had a form to fill out finalising details so we didn鈥檛 get overwhelmed when asked questions at the final meeting. It really was a case of just turn up on the day and enjoy it! Beautiful grounds and building
Zara W. Married on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, couldn't of wished for more

Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Ravenswood and our wedding coordinator Katie. The venue is absolutley breathtaking and the organisation was spot on. We couldn't of wished for anything more.
Karole Married on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wow just wow

Fantastic staff amazing venue I can鈥檛 thank you guys enough massive thank you to Dawn our coordinator who made everything stress free . The food was amazing and nothing was too much effort thank you Ravenswood for the best day of our lives x
Georgina O. Married on 15/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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
Callum T. Married on 09/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Callum Thompson Wedding Photography

I鈥檝e had the pleasure of photographing multiple weddings here at The Ravenswood, and what a venue it is! Set in a picturesque spot, the photos always come out beautifully! Both outdoor and indoor weddings have beautiful ceremony areas, and it鈥檚 always a pleasure to take couples for a photoshoot around the wonderful grounds!
Francesca M. Married on 28/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
R Totman Married on 22/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding

Perfect place for our wedding. Staff were superb from planing to the
day. We couldn't recommend them and in particular, Yvette our
wedding coordinator, highly enough.
The Ravenswood really take care of you and make your day
something to remember.
Beautiful, picturesque grounds and buildings. Excellent food and wine,
with top notch bar staff.
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