The George In Rye

£5,500 - £19,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
40 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Nestled between the green rolling hills of the Weald and the sandy beaches of Camber is the town of Rye. With Sweeping views from its hilltop location, we offer pure escapism and romantic adventure.
The George In Rye Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
For Smaller weddings the Long Room can accommodate up to 40 guests. For larger weddings in The Ballroom up to 120. Please enquire for exclusive use of the whole hotel, which includes the Restaurant, Bar, The Parlour and all bedrooms and the Events Floor.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
The George In Rye Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
The George In Rye Full Description
A Georgian town house and 16th Century coaching inn situated in one of England’s best kept secrets the historic Cinque port town of Rye. The Magnificent Georgian Ballroom, with hand-painted Chinoiserie panelled walls, is a magical space for your wedding breakfast. There are two fireplaces, large bay windows, high ceilings, a minstrels’ gallery and a large bar area. In the evening, it is transformed for dancing and entertainment. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 80 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 120 in the evening. The Elegant 16th Century Long Room is a convenient additional room which you can use in several ways. It can be used in tandem with The Ballroom for larger weddings or for more intimate and smaller weddings on its own. You can have your drinks reception after your wedding here or private dining on the eve of your wedding for friends and family. This room can accommodate up to 80 guests for drinks and 40 guests for a wedding breakfast. In between the Long Room and Ballroom is the Green sitting room is a cosy and informal space for private drinks’ receptions. The beautiful soft seating is adjacent to The Ballroom, which you can use during your wedding day for quieter moments or for cocktail evenings, drinks receptions and afternoon teas. Luxurious and intimate, the 40 bedrooms are a place to retreat, relax and unwind. Each room tells its own story to captivate and enchant. Carefully sourced antiques and sumptuous beds with Egyptian cotton linens in every room. The bathrooms all have waterfall showers and roll top baths in the larger rooms. From the cosy rooms in the eves, to master rooms and spacious junior suites in the hayloft there is somewhere for you, your family and your guests to relax.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenny Clifton-Holt
Thank you so much for taking an interest in our weddings at The George. Do get in contact for more details or if you would like to book in for a viewing.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Will and Lucy
Happy couple married in February
March 2023
Simply Superb
Thanks so much for your patient, kind help and support!! You have been simply superb and have added so much to the experience!
Holly and Alex
Happy couple married in December
March 2023
The vision I had came to life
We really appreciate all of your help, you’ve been amazing. The day was so beautiful, so so warm and festive! The vision I had came to life with your help so we were so pleased. Everyone, including us, had such a great time. We keep looking at the photos and get emotional at just how lovely it was. Just went too quick!
Holly and Sarah
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Lived up to all expectations
Just a note from us, thank you for all your hard work for our wedding. When we viewed the George back in January you painted such a great picture and it lived up to all expectations. I'm sure we will be back lots of times to celebrate our anniversaries.
Miika and Jenny
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
Best Wedding Ever
We and our guests had a fantastic time - many said, ‘best wedding ever’. Of course, we agree. Please thank everyone who looked after us all weekend - we could not have asked for more. Thank you also for the little details - they didn’t go unnoticed (July 2022)
Katherine and Sam
Wedding: July
October 2022
Jen, you have been AMAZING. Thank you for everything. I’ve so enjoyed working with you – you’re the only thing that kept me sane throughout, and what’s even nicer about it all is that I feel like I’ve made a new friend along the way….. THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Lulu and George
Happy couple married in June
October 2022
Blown away
I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you - from George and I - for the most fantastic day on Saturday. Honestly, from start to finish it was more than we could have hoped for. The venue, service and food was incredible - we had so many compliments on all it all and we were just so blown away by how everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had the best day.
The George In Rye Location & Contact Details


Rye, East Sussex, England

Travel Notes

Please input our postcode to Google Maps - TN31 7JT. Once in Rye we are located through the Landgate Arch, in the middle of Rye's cobbled High Street.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20, Junction 10

Nearest Train Station

Rye, East Sussex

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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The George In Rye Press & Awards

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Brides Magazine Top 100 Venues in the World
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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The George In Rye?

Every wedding is so different, it would be impossible to choose!

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

Try not to stress too much, just enjoy your day!

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

Local Rye handmade chocolates

Describe The George In Rye in 5 adjectives

Romantic, elegant, unique, friendly, welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at The George In Rye?

Our hidden courtyard in the summer, the Ballroom from the minstrels gallery and of course the many amazing cobbled streets around Rye

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The George In Rye?

We couldn't possibly say! ;-)

What’s your favourite canapé?

As we are by the sea, the lobster and saffron bisque

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Another seaside favourite mini fish and chips

What is The George In Rye most unique feature?

The welcoming atmosphere

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team!

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