Saltcote Place Rye

£1500 - £12000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
Virtual Tours Every Weekend from 12am must book direct for a session during the week, we then discuss your Celebration so we can prepare for the tour which is conducted on WhatsApp or Facetime. Call to book on 01797 222220 We are open within Govt guidelines. Until there is a vaccine we recommend all couples consider asking their friends and family to have a Covid test in the 5 days immediately prior to arriving at the venue. Simple to arrange, just call 119 arrive at a drive in site, 15 minutes is all it takes and the results come back within 24 hours BY TEXT. Tell your Guests the Venue will ask to see the NEGATIVE text upon arrival at the venue. This leaves you out of the equation and shows everyone we care about all Guests.
Exclusive use private venue, we only invite 12 Wedding Celebrations a year. It's personal as it's our home - All of our Couples are now friends so if you want a clinical or hotel this is not for you.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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The fields here do not works especially well for a private home offering a bespoke solution. It would be worth having a chat so we can clarify how different we are from a traditional "Wedding Factory". Exclusive use of the grounds with far reaching views, we will liaise with your suppliers and take the stress away from you.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
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Your Celebration here will be an exclusive event. Our catering team however will feed up to 3,500 people each weekend in up to 20 marquees. Every menu will have been to the specification of the hosts. We never impose packages on our couples. A great two course wedding breakfast can start from as little as £45 a head with evening buffet starting at only £6 a head. With unlimited drinks starting from only £24 a head (charged to only 3/4 of your guests as some will not drink) you will not run out of anything. Our food and drink costs include the tables, chairs, glasses and flatware as well as all staff setup and take down with waste removal included. You will have perfect food comprising of your personal preferences. We even allow speciality chefs to join our catering team to ensure the authentic presentation you may require for cultural or religious reasons."

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We are including the cost of a marquee, a two course wedding breakfast, unlimited drink from arrival until close. All staff is included. Everything we do at Saltcote is bespoke. In reality there are no packages, we only offer around 12 Weddings each year so that it always remains fresh and our couples are never rushed to check out.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

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The reality is you can select any food you want, you can by arrangement bring your own drinks and you get to design the way your Celebration runs. There are no packages, the prices shown here are indicative only.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We do not offer packages of any description, everything is bespoke and most importantly friendly and of course professional. We are technically aware so if you want a socially distanced Celebration where those who cannot physically attend can engage online then we can help. We want to hear your plans and your story, it's always great to have a chat. Each month we receive hundreds of requests for packages and brochures from people who have not understood we are not a hotel, we actually offer our home because we enjoy it. Please do get in touch with a view to having a chat before coming to see us.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paul
In these times of Social Distancing we are able to offer a digital element for those couples seeking an intimate Celebration mindful that some Guests may want to attend "Virtually" We don't have a "Manager" here, as the owners we will look after you personally. This is our home, if you read the reviews you will see we get it right. In our grounds we can have marquees for up to 350 guests with internal facilities for a wedding breakfast for up to 48 mature guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Paul and Gemma Barlow
Wedding: June 2020
September 2020
An excellent venue, perfect for a very special day.
I attended the evening reception for Paul and Gemma Barlow's wedding lasy year at Saltcote Place. The whole experience was exceptional and we had a fantastic evening. Great company. Great service. A really memorable evening, with fireworks with the backdrop of the whole of the Romney Marsh. I've only just set up a Tripadvisor account, so wanted to share the experience.
Matt & Bride
Married in August 2019
September 2020
Saltcote Place saves the day!!!!!
Saltcote Place literally saved our day!!!! And, has been one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. We were originally meant to get married at the George in Rye on 21st July 2019 but due to the unfortunate fire that took place in the early hours - our wedding got called off!!! You can only imagine our disappointment and when we thought there was absolutely no hope of our wedding going ahead, an angel appeared, Paul the owner of Saltcote Place and agreed to host our wedding! We dried our tears, got our glad rags on and told our very disappointed guests that our wedding was ‘back on’!!! What an amazing couple, Paul and Alan of Saltcote Place are. We would like to thank them for their kindness, calmness and generosity of opening up their home to host our wedding. What an amazing setting Saltcote Place is!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better venue with such gorgeous views of the Sussex downs and great staff! The place is just magical. Both the interior and exterior are breath-taking. Ps: Alan your breakfast is to die for and big kiss to Auntie Shirley too.Thank u so so so much for making our dream wedding come true through your kindness! This is an experience that I fully recommend - if you want to stay somewhere truly special and be pampered and spoilt.......Saltcote Place is the venue where dreams come true.
Victoria Hume
Wedding: August 2019
September 2020
Beautiful Saltcote saves the day!
The wonderful Paul and Alan saved the day after my best friends wedding was cancelled the day before due to a fire. They stepped in and offered their stunning home. They are amazing! It was perfect. The setting was idyllic. Paul and Alan couldn’t do enough for everyone. After the total devastation of the fire, the boys were calm and made a tragedy into a romantic fairytale. The house is out of this world, beautifully manicured and immaculately decorated. Look no further for a wedding venue. They will make your dreams come true.
Stephen A & Bride
Married in August 2019
September 2020
Wedding and Family Gathering
Saltcote Place is such a magnificent venue to hold any event BUT was made especially memorable for us for our Wedding weekend. The majority of our guests have already written their revues and commented on the exceptional level of hospitality and professionalism of the staff and venue setting. So we would just like to add our thanks to Paul and Alan (the owners of Saltcote) for their fantastic attention to detail and total commitment. I can only urge anyone looking for their ideal Wedding/Birthday/Family/Business event venue,don’t waste your time looking anywhere else in Sussex, give Saltcote Place a call, go and meet Paul and Alan to discuss your event requirements and then look forward to a fantastic and unparalleled result.
Wedding: July 2019
September 2020
A wonderful location for a wedding.
My son and his new wife could not have picked more more beautiful venue for there wedding. We stayed for two nights, it was all very relaxing and friendly. The views were amazing. Super breakfast. And the service was first class. The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Can highly recommend Saltcote Place.
Ed and Julia
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Best wedding venue!
I'm not really sure how to start with this because there are just so many wonderful things to cram into this review. From the moment Ed and I met Paul and Alan last September when we came to see Saltcote Place for the first time as a potential wedding venue, we fell in love with everything. Of course Saltcote Place is stunning, the views are unrivalled and the rooms are luxuriously decororated with exquisite taste, but what really sealed the deal was Alan and Paul. Their knowledge and humour put us instantly at ease and we knew straight away that our wedding was in excellent hands. Fast forward nine months, several visits and plenty of emails and we arrived at our wedding weekend which exceeded all expectations. All of our guests commented on the beautiful location, the sun came out and we were treated to the best weekend of our lives. Paul and Alan were everywhere, checking in on us, looking after our guests, following up on our late band, ensuring the caterers were on top of everything and making everyone feel like nothing was too much trouble. Turns out Alan is a devil on the dance floor, Paul is just the kindest person I've ever met and them both as a team are a completely unstoppable force. Thank you for all you did, we will be forever indebted, but I do hope you had as much fun as we did! Xx

Virtual Walk around

6th February 2021
Every weekend from 12 until 4 we hosting online tours for a couple using WhatsApp or Facetime. At least a day prior to the meeting we can have a discussion us to enables us answer your questions.
Location & Contact Details


Saltcote Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NR, England

Travel Notes

Under an hour from London and Paris.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 J5 then A21 south to Flimwell

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Lydd and Gatwick

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Press & Awards


5 star wedding venue with gold award from Visit England
Only Wedding Venue with 10/10

Industry Awards (2)

5 star gold accommodation awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our quickest Wedding was arranged in 4 hours after a local venue burned down. After the George Hotel Rye was destroyed we hosted the wedding as seen on BBC Planned in less than three months we had 170 guests, Fireworks, live music and everyone described it as "Best Wedding Ever"

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Keep it fun, keep it personal and don't try to out-do your friends wedding, make it personal and intimate, get to know the Venue owners - that is unless they happen to be a back to back Wedding venue when that will not be possible.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

250 hand written pictures - one for each guest sat in front of them with a hand written message from the couple to each guest explaining why they were invited

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Creative Flexible Personable Engaging Diligent

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the cliff overlooking Romney Marsh and Camber Sands English channel

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes lots, it's a favourite haunt for quite a few celebs but don't expect us to spill the beans.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Salmon with caviar, prawns in fact if you come for a tasting you will understand why we love everything our chefs produce.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Putting our feet up to the sound of a happy Bride and Groom

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Privacy and views but also once the Wedding is over and the couple know we were serious about the support we offer

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our successful events and the many couples with whom we are now firm friends with.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftIf you mention Bridebook at the time of calling we will offer you complementary champagne for a two day stay for the couple.
Bridebook Special OfferWe love our emergency services, care staff and military, tell us about yourself and we will make it special