Hello, I am Amy. I love working at The Pilgrims Rest as we are a small, happy team. It is such a joy to meet so many creative and interesting couples. They all put their own spin on the venue whether great or small. Every wedding is so different which makes my job great fun. I look forward to meeting you!
Amy-Lou, Wedding Manager
The Pilgrims Rest is full of rustic charm and historic soul – a wedding venue unlike any other.
Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, The Pilgrims Rest is a beautiful, Grade II* listed, 600 year old Wealden hall house offering exclusive use. With architectural features from ancient beams to linenfold doors; inglenook fireplaces to oak floors, (not to mention the witch’s marks warding off evil spirits to a secret tunnel under the vaulted Great Hall), The Pilgrims Rest is an historic gem.
More than just a stunning old building, this grand old lady has opened her doors to visitors and pilgrims to Sussex since C1420. She has hosted celebrations for nearly six centuries – from Medieval banquets to Georgian balls; Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances. Over the years, flagons of ale, goblets of wine and flutes of champagne have been consumed beneath her eaves, with laughter echoing through her walls.
The Pilgrims Rest has been designed and furnished to need little decoration, but one to which you can add to make it your own. There are no corkage charges, no fixed suppliers and no hidden extras. You can choose to have a DIY wedding, a fully catered wedding or anything in between, giving you the flexibility to create your wedding day just how you want it to be. The Pilgrims Rest is a truly unique wedding venue that is beautiful yet affordable; aspirational yet relaxed.
The Pilgrims Rest is perfect for weddings all year round, no matter what the weather. When the sun is shining your guests can flood out into the sunny gardens and as the evenings draw in – stoke up the fires, light some candles and watch as this grand old lady sparkles into life.
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We had a truly magical experience at my daughter’s wedding. The ladies at the Pilgrims Rest couldn’t have been more helpful, nothing was too much for them , they were so friendly and made our day so very special . Thank you all , I would recommend the historical venue for any bride to be.
The venue is stunning and was absolutely perfect for our intimate day with family and our closest friends, all of whom commented on how beautiful and perfect the surroundings were. Originally, before we even knew about the Pilgrims, we were due to get married at a different venue but the property was sold to new owners and they cancelled our wedding with just 3 months to go.
We were completely lost as to what to do next but then stumbled upon The Pilgrims and completely fell in love with it - we were so lucky it was available on our date too! In hindsight, this was by far the more superior setting for our special day so we're now actually grateful that the last venue cancelled on us!
One of the best things about the Pilgrims are Amy and Amy Lou, for sure. From the moment we got in touch (in a panic!!), they made us feel calm, really looked after and that genuinely nothing was too much trouble.
We were made to feel so special and supported which considering the amount of weddings they must help to organise, made it all the more impressive to us. They both went out of their way to make whatever we wanted to happen on our special day possible and for that we will be forever grateful. We couldn't recommend the Pilgrims Rest highly enough and will treasure the memories we have made there for the rest of our lives.
Emma & Stuart
Dear Amy, Amy-Lou and Liz, thank you very much for making our day so special.
It was exactly what we wanted it to be and couldn't have done it without you.
Love Sara and Neil x
Sara & Neil
Our wedding took place at The Pilgrim's Rest recently and it really was a magical day. We actually booked the venue almost two years earlier and have made several visits to the venue to discuss options, plan things etc. On every occasion we were met with friendliness professionalism and enthusiasm. Becs, Amy and Amy-Lou are fantastic to work with and genuinely care about what they do. The venue itself is simply stunning and a truly magical place. Thank you all so much for making our special day so wonderful.
Ian & Elaine
We recently got married at The Pilgrim's Rest. We planned it in five months. From the moment we walked in on the open day we knew that it was for us. Amy and Amy-Lou were fantastic in helping us organise everything in the run up and we couldn't have asked for a more attentive duo setting up the day before and on the day itself. From liaising with our caterers and helping me get ready when I needed another pair of hands and lots of other things that they did backstage that I didn't see. The decor was great and we were able to play our evening music on a blue tooth speaker for the evening. If you like quaint buildings in beautiful surroundings then this is the place to be. Thank you all xx
Victoria & Tom
We cannot thank you enough for all your kindness and support... Thank you very much for such a wonderful day we had such a great time and we think without you both through the process and especially on the day it would not have so amazing. You guys were brilliant. So thank you both so much!
Bryony & George
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