£6700 - £19950 for a package
Up to 150
34 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Set in the rolling countryside of The Ashdown Forest, West Sussex, The Ravenswood offers 18 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens and lakes creating an unforgettable atmosphere for your wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,700
Maximum Price
£19,950
Leading up to your day: • Our team is available to answer all your questions whenever you need them. The most common thing we hear is “we’ve never done this before” so no question is one too many. • We will invite you for an evening or afternoon of group food tastings, so you can sample items from our menu to help you choose your wedding breakfast. • Onsite meeting with your wedding coordinator to go through your day step by step so you feel confident about how your day will be run. On your day: • Exclusive use of all function rooms and gardens at The Ravenswood from Midday – Midnight • Access to the Getting Ready Room from 8am until your ceremony so you can get ready with your attendants • A Wedding Coordinator onsite with you through the whole day and into the evening • Licensed indoor or outdoor space for your ceremony • A celebratory drink and canapés to be served after your ceremony • Your chosen three course wedding breakfast for you and all your guests • Up to half a bottle of house wine per person to be served during your meal • A glass of prosecco served for speeches • Inside and outside fairy lights as set in The Ravenswood • Chiavari white chairs, white linen table cloths, white linen napkins, crockery, cutlery & glassware • Cake stand and knife for your wedding cake • White or wooden easel for your table plan • A choice of either an evening buffet or evening bites to keep the hunger at bay • DJ entertainment to get you and your guests partying into the night • Our beautiful Honeymoon Suite for you to spend your first night as a married couple, with breakfast included
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
300
No. of Bedrooms
34
Sleeps No. of People
80
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Congratulations on your engagement! You are now in an exciting stage of wedding planning. Along with what you’ll wear on your special day, the ideal setting for your wedding should be at the top of your list! Whether you are getting married, converting your civil partnership or holding a civil partnership ceremony, we would love to host your ceremony or reception. ♥ 15th century building ♥ 4 stunning function suites ♥ Exclusive use of the venue for your Wedding Day ♥ 33 bedrooms including four poster rooms ♥ Civil ceremony licence (indoor and outdoor) ♥ Located in the rolling countryside of Sharpthorne, West Sussex in the heart of the Ashdown Forest ♥ Wide selection of menu choices including vegetarian and vegan options ♥ Honeymoon Suite with views over the grounds (included in your package) ♥ Getting Ready Room ♥ 18 acres of grounds including 4 lakes, rose garden, secret garden and forest walk with ruins We want your day to be about you, which is why we only offer exclusive hire of the venue spaces. Or if you truly want to become lord or lady of the manor, you can exclusively hire the entire manor, giving you 34 ensuite bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy. We have 3 function rooms for use during the different parts of your day. The Princess Beatrice Suite (named after the daughter of Queen Victoria, who once lived here), The Jacobean Room and The Baronial Hall (the original 15th Century site of the building). These seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 300 guests for your evening reception. Our stunning 18 acres of grounds contain a pavilion, 4 lakes, ruins, bridges, pleasure gardens and even a giant chair. Our owner has 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer and so has ensured a fabulous selection of picturesque spots for your photographs.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Liz
Congratulations on your engagement! I am thrilled to hear you are considering The Ravenswood for your special day! If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate in contacting us! We would love to show you round our beautiful venue. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1946
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
36
Reviews
(36)
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Jennie & Ryan
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
The most perfect day
We recently held our wedding at the gorgeous Ravenswood and could not have been happier with our choice. The Ravenswood was our first and only choice of venue when we got engaged and on visiting and meeting the lovely Gemma we knew it was meant to be. Not only is the venue and the grounds stunning the team are fantastic. I’d like to say a special thank you to our wonderful wedding coordinator Gemma who made us feel at ease from the very first day. No question or task was ever too big, Gemma listened and guided us through the entire planning process and went above and beyond to ensure the day ran smoothly. All staff are welcoming and very helpful, but Gemma by far is the one that sealed the deal with our booking The Ravenswood for our wedding. I cannot put into words truly how magical our day was and how accommodating the staff were. Even when the DJ cancelled moments before they were due, not only did the team immediately find a solution but they ensured neither myself or husband knew about this until the party was over to prevent us from panicking! I would recommend the Ravenswood in a heartbeat!
K
Kelly & Kristian Stanley
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Exceeded our wildest dreams
Wow wow wow… what a venue, what a wedding. If I could renew my vowels every year at this venue, it still wouldn’t be enough, as I wish I could relive the day over and over. From the first consultation, to the wedding date, everything was handled with care and precision, and it was clear that The Ravenswood team clearly all love their job. We were lucky enough to have Katie as our coordinator, and there honestly aren’t enough lovely words that can describe this girl. She was just perfect. Her attention to detail, the way she made us feel relaxed on the day, nothing was too much. She was an angel! Seriously can’t recommend this place enough. The food, the venue, the care taken, the whole team. Seriously, EVERYONE should get married at this venue!!
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Ollie and Lauren
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
The perfect day!
What can I say. Myself and my new husband had an amazing day on the 12th of October this year! From planning the day, the final meeting and then the big day it was 100%. Every detail was thought out and every guest mentioned what a fabulous location and venue it was. The honeymoon suite was an added bonus. The bed was very comfortable! Gemma was our coordinator and we can't thank her enough! Thankyou! Ollie and Lauren Whitcombe
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Jessica & Justin
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
Was a magical day
From the moment we visited the venue, we instantly fell in love and knew it was the venue for us. It fitted perfectly with our theme being beauty and the beast and being able to get married in the little castle made it extra special. The staff were absolutely fantastic and extremely helpful. The food was delicious. The location was remarkable and having 33 rooms for guests was great. We had Natalie as our wedding coordinator and she was extremely helpful with all the questions and random things we asked about. She was extremely helpful from start to finish. She made me feel at ease the morning of the wedding and helped with the set up of the venue. She was fantastic and made sure our day ran smoothly. Everyone keeps saying how fantastic our wedding was and it’s one to remember. I strongly recommend the ravenswood!!! It was the best day ever, a day we will always remember. Wish we could redo our day all over again.
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Vicky & Perry Dutton
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Best day of my life
We got married at the beautiful The Ravenswood. The venue is just out of this world! The staff make the venue too. We had the most magical day and the photo below just goes to show how beautiful the castle is ❤️ I wish we could get married all over again.
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Lisa & Anup
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Wedding bliss
We had an amazing wedding day at The Ravenswood. From the minute we visited we knew it was where we wanted to get married & that we’d be looked after. The whole team were amazingly organised & supportive. An extra special thanks to Gemma who was our coordinator & ensured everything went smoothly on the day. One of our guests commented that every time they saw her she was sprinting across the grass! Which just goes to show how hard working she is and how she kept everything running seamlessly. Gemma was very approachable and friendly and put everyone at ease. We really, really appreciated everything that was done for us and I would not hesitate to recommend Ravenswood to anyone.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne,, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4HY, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

East Grinstead

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 10 M23

Nearest Train Station

East Grinstead

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

Your Kent Wedding Magazine
Your Sussex Wedding Magazine
Wedding Venues and Fashion

Industry Awards (2)

The 2021 Wedding Industry Awards National Winner
Best Business Awards - More Radio Awards

Bridebook Awards (3)

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our weddings are wonderful but one that is close to our hearts is when Sam, one of our owners got married at The Ravenswood. It was a beautiful sunny day in May (the same day Meghan married Harry!) and seeing so many of Sam and Garion's friends, family and all the staff of The Ravenswood come together to celebrate the happy couple was truly magical!

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

Remember, it's about you and your partner. As long as there is love...all the rest will fall in place!

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

We've seen so many special moments here at The Ravenswood, but seeing the couples dogs walk down the aisle with the wedding rings has to be our favourite!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Scenic, Romantic, Classic, Fairy-tale, Dreamy

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have so many but the Boathouse on the lake always captures the most amazing wedding photos, no matter what the season!

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

Yes we have, but we respect the privacy of our couples. But we'll give you a hint on one of them, lets just say...what a voice!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Chef does make an amazing Chilli Chicken and Coriander Patties with Sweet Chilli Sauce!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ice-cream!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Little Castle which is licensed for outside ceremonies really is our pièce de résistance. It's intimate, it's stunning and so romantic. Just take a look at our photos to see for yourself.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

There are so many parts we are proud of here at The Ravenswood. We do love showing off our wonderful Getting Ready Room, our newly refurbished Jacobean Suite and our stunning Princess Beatrice Suite which overlooks the wonderful gardens and lakes. If we had to choose one..it would be our team. We all LOVE weddings and it shows in everything we do, from the Wedding Consultants, to the gardeners, chefs, housekeepers and marketing team!