- Venue Overview
Welcome to Battle Abbey – a Fairytale Wedding venue in the Sussex countryside.
A fully catered dream Battle Abbey Wedding could cost as little as £69 a head all in!
Battle Abbey is a fantastic and unique wedding venue in East Sussex, situated in the beautiful and historic town of Battle. The memories of your special day will remain with you forever and it is important to ensure that every detail is perfect with no compromises! There are few venues that can offer such magic memories, bespoke service and superb photo opportunities as Battle Abbey. It’s also probably more affordable than you think…
The Abbey offers the distinct benefit of offering a complete wedding day in one location with a truly flexible space in which to stage your ceremony, reception drinks, wedding breakfast and evening event, and with enough space to avoid the need for turning round rooms with guests in occupation. Every wedding we hold is unique, entirely bespoke for you (on average we only hold around 17 weddings a year) so don’t hold back when discussing your ideas with us! With an elegant, sacred feeling space for ceremonies and drinks served on the top terrace overlooking one of the most famous battlefields in England surrounded by over 1000 years of history, Battle Abbey really has the wow factor you’re looking for.
We can seat up to 120 guests in the fantastic wood panelled Duke’s Library for your wedding breakfast, 150 for ceremonies and accommodate up to 250 for barbeque or garden party events and evening entertainment. We don’t have many restrictions but due to the size of the venue we recommend a minimum of 75 guests for the day. All our Canapés, Starters, Mains and Desserts are prepared on site using fresh and, where possible, local ingredients from East Sussex.
The cost to hold a wedding reception or ceremony and reception at Battle Abbey ranges from £2,500 (out of season midweek date) to £4,500 (summer season saturday) and will include exclusive use of the Abbot’s House site and surrounding outdoor space. You will also have full access the day before to dress the venue as required. Pricing for drinks and food will depend entirely on your choices. We can lay on anything from a barbeque or hog roast up to a five course sit down formal meal. If there’s something you particularly want, just ask!
All our weddings are unique and we pride ourselves on being flexible. We probably aren’t as expensive as you might expect; with average Saturday prices at £100 a head (with plenty of ways to bring this figure down) and nearer £69 a head midweek why not contact us to find out how much your dream Abbey wedding might cost? The pictures really don’t do the venue justice so please feel free to visit and see for yourself.
- Venue Details
- Civil Ceremony up to 150
- Wedding Breakfast up to 120
- Evening Reception up to 280
- Gardens/ Grounds
- Disabled Access
- Confetti Permitted
Organic and biodegradable only
- Wedding Exclusivity
- Late Bar Licences
- Dancing / Dance Floor
- In-house Catering
- BBQ/ Spit Roast
- Bridal/ Changing Room
- Wedding Co-ordinator
- Venue Testimonials
- The Battle Abbey School team were amazing from the first time we met James in 2016 to when Aaron was waving us goodbye at the end of our ‘big day’. We will always be grateful for the wonderful service and care provided. For example, Aaron did a great job with transporting the grandparents safely inside and he successfully sneaked me, the bride, into the venue so I could have my dress fitted upstairs. The catering team were very flexible and open to a personalised menu for our guests which tasted as incredible as it looked. It was raining the day before, but we didn’t panic as we knew we had a venue that was as beautiful inside as it is outside. Our guests were blown away by the Abbey’s natural splendour, which continued inside thanks to the beautiful decoration by the team. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day and would thoroughly recommend Battle Abbey School as a venue. Special ‘thank yous’ to James, Aaron and Lottie for all your hard work and support through it all.x x x’
Georgy and Andy (Married July 2018)
- Venue Notes
- Garden Party Barbeque Hog Roast - 250 Guests