MOST AMAZING DAY!! We cannot thank Battle Abbey School and the staff enough for the most excellent service in the run up and including our wedding day last week. Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, however from the moment we met James on the first walk round the venue and grounds, we knew we were in incredibly safe hands.
After we had secured a wedding date, Aaron and Lottie covered all bases, ensuring we were prepped for the most magical day. They became more like friends than anything else, making us feel at ease from the beginning to the end of the process.
We had many a visit to the venue in the run up to the big day and it was lovely to have the venue to ourselves the day before the wedding, to allow us to decorate. Battle Abbey very much allow you to have your own stamp on things – we decided not to have canapes but instead have Krispy Kreme doughnuts served with our welcome drinks, which went down a treat with our guests!! Additionally, we were able to serve our wedding cake as desert which we felt was an extra touch during the wedding breakfast.
The wedding ran without a hitch – even the weather was sunny for a late October day! We have received SO MANY complements from our guests saying how much they adored the venue and how amazing the food tasted. The service during the wedding breakfast was prompt and the waiters were so polite and approachable. The party in the evening was truly amazing. The dance floor was packed from the first dance until the end of the night and the atmosphere was wonderful!
We would like to say a special thank you to Nick who was in charge of our music during the ceremony and who later hopped behind the bar to serve our drinks – what a nice chap. Aaron, thank you for all your help pre and post the wedding. The multitude of emails going back and forth made it all worthwhile! Lottie – what would we have done without you?! You are an absolute superstar! You were so calm throughout and it was lovely to be greeted by you before I walked down the aisle :)
For anybody who is considering Battle Abbey School for their wedding day – DO IT!! It is the most picturesque venue, with so many quirky opportunities for fantastic photographs.
Nothing could have topped our day. Thank you once again to all involved. Our rating is 5****
In a nutshell Absolutely Fantastic! We booked Battle Abbey School for my daughters wedding over 18months ago. The venue is beautiful both inside and out, which provides a wonderful ambience and setting for photographs. The preliminary arrangements and organisation proved very straight forward and was much simplified with assistance and guidance provided by the staff of Battle Abbey School.
We purchased toasting champagne (in our case Presecco) and table wine from Majestic Wine, Calais using the quantities recommended by Battle Abbey; paying corkage for bottles consumed. Fortunately we had a few bottles over after the wedding, which I’ll enjoy over the next month two.
We were provided access to the venue on the day prior to the wedding, which allowed plenty of time to place flowers, decorations and lighting for the event.
The actual wedding day went like clockwork from start to finish, though my daughter did need holding back when walking up the isle, she seemed desperate to get to this over and done with. We provided a quartet who played live at the beginning and end of the ceremony and throughout the wedding breakfast.
Whilst it was a sunny warm day up until 3pm the weather turn a bit misty with some drizzle a little later. However this proved perfect for soft and flattering photos, as they say every cloud has a silver lining. At this stage we were fast approaching the wedding breakfast and most of the guest had retreated to the bar.
The wedding breakfast was delightful, the food excellent I couldn’t help noticing that the waiters and waitresses always had big smiles on their faces. If this were simply a restaurant I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this venue based purely on quality of food, ambience and friendliness of staff. But as a wedding venue it set the bar on the top notch.
The evening was great fun and more guests arrived to inject further energy into the event. Our band Sam Culver were superb along with the DJ who played selections listed on invitation replies.
Tables were placed around the outside of the dance floor and also in the bar area so that everybody had the option to sit comfortably and dance at their leisure.
It was obvious the girls behind the bar were enjoying the music and again they always had smiles on their faces, this really was appreciated.
A special thank you to James Dennett who discussed and sorting preliminary arrangements An extra special thank you to Aaron Pawson and Loti who went over and beyond, what we have could ever have hoped for. They both stars and deserve a pay rise. Finally to Grace and the catering staff , thank you helped make the day. I hope I haven’t missed anyone, if I had another daughter I would certainly steer her toward Battle Abbey as a venue for her wedding and reception.
We had our wedding at Battle Abbey on 19th March 2016, and it was perfect!! James, Aaron and Lottie were amazingly helpful whilst we were planning our day, and were very happy to accommodate our requests and adapt plans as necessary.
On the day itself the venue looked beautiful. The day went without a hitch, mainly due to the efforts of Aaron, Lottie and all the fantastic waiters/waitresses and bar staff, as well as the very talented pianist (Ben) who played so beautifully during the wedding breakfast. Thank you all in abundance! Our day was everything we could have hoped for, and I would recommend Battle Abbey to anyone - it is more than just a fabulous venue.
We're so happy that we chose Battle Abbey School for our venue, we couldn't have asked for more.
From first visiting, to packing up the day after our wedding the staff were fantastic. They were always friendly, putting as at ease. They were always so helpful, giving us ideas and clearly explaining what they could do for us and accommodated our individuality. They were always on hand throughout our planning process, ready to answer questions and support us in any way they could.
James, Lottie and Aaron all did and wonderful job, we truly couldn't have asked anymore of them. We had a wonderful day with no worries and that was down to them.
An amazing venue amazing people amazing food and amazing staff! Look no further you need to book here for your wedding !! Cant fault them it was the perfect day they look after you from day one! book your wedding here !!
I've lived in Hastings my whole life so when my wife suggested us looking at Battle Abbey as a wedding venue it was a no brainer.. We walked in and instantly knew we wanted to get married here. You don't need us to sell you the venue.. It's where the Battle of Hastings happened!
James was fantastic answering all our questions and making us feel relaxed (which quite a few venues don't do!) He did everything he could to make sure Battle Abbey School was within our reach and shared some ideas of things we could do.
We then were introduced to Aaron and it was then that our wedding really took shape. From the first day we met him he worked so hard to ensure everything was organised and in place ready for the big day.
Then came the big day and Aaron truly was spectacular, we wanted our wedding to be relaxed and chilled out but it took a lot of hard work from Aaron and his staff behind the scenes to ensure this happened. I really can't praise Aaron any higher, all of our families said the same he was a fantastic man who we owe for us having such a great day!
We cannot praise the staff enough, the communication leading up to the wedding was great, the professional manner that was shown by Aaron and his team was fantastic! All of our guests commented on the setting, food and service which was all excellent! Battle Abbey and the staff made our wedding day truly magical, we cannot thank them enough. Georgina and Tariq
We cannot praise this venue highly enough!! Obviously the venue in itself is absolutely stunning and for us was a truly wonderful venue and setting to hold our special day. However, the staff are also what makes this venue exceptional. Even from the start, meeting James who took his time to show us around and advised us that they could be as flexible on meals/seating as needed, was a refreshing change from some of the other places we visited. Afterwards we just dealt with Aaron who simply is an absolute star and a real pleasure to deal with! Aaron and his staff on the day were also remarkable and every single one of our guests commented on how professional, efficient and engaging they were. Everything about this venue and staff are amazing - we would recommend them to everyone who wants a memorable and faultless wedding day!!
Our wedding at Battle Abbey School was perfect and everything we wished it to be. We were keen to find a venue which was historical and not a standard conference hall. The school is very flexible on the menu and drinks and this allows you to plan the day exactly how you want it, rather than fitting in with set packages. Everyone remarked on how light and airy the hall and the library was and we had a lot of scope to decorate the venue how we wanted to. All the way through the planning the catering manager answered our questions and helped us with our decisions. Everyone said how nice the food was and what a fantastic atmosphere had been created. On the day everything ran like clockwork and the team at the school worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure that the day was fantastic