£6700 - £16450 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
£16,450
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
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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

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
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: Hannah
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
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(23)
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Tim
Wedding: April
April 2022
Ravenswood more like Ravensgood!
We attended our friend's wedding at The Ravenswood and were immediately blown away by how stunning the venue is. There were plenty of photo opportunities for the newly married couple from the beautiful garden to the wooden house overlooking the lake. The staff were amazing a special shout out to Ash who was brilliant with absolutely everyone including the children. We opted for the bedroom with the four poster bed, it was spacious and enough room for the bridesmaids to throw all their clothes in. The bed itself was comfortable and spacious We would recommend The Ravenswood to anybody, we were jealous we didn’t get married there.
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Nick
Happy couple Married on April
April 2022
Just beautiful!
Just beautiful! My, now wife, and I got married at The Ravenswood on Saturday and we can't have asked for a more perfect day! Throughout organising, the team were brilliant, always looking to help us with any special requests. A great experience, thanks for making our special day so perfect!
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Megan
Happy couple Married on March
April 2022
Our wedding was everything we wanted & more
Wow what can I say? From start to finish The Ravenswood and their staff have given us so much support! Honestly cannot recommend this place enough. Hannah and Gemma are truly amazing and nothing me and my now-husband asked was ever too much. The constant emails we sent always got responded to within minutes of sending them! Honestly can’t thank you both enough, our wedding truly was everything we wanted and more! Our co-ordinator Gemma was amazing, even helped me into my dress! If you are looking to get married this place is definitely the one you really will not be disappointed the grounds are really kept beautiful and everywhere is maintained to the highest standard. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect.
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Beth
Happy couple Married on March
April 2022
We had the most amazing day
Where to begin. From our initial enquiries to the weeks after the wedding, The Ravenswood have been absolutely incredible. We got married on the 05th March and had the most amazing day. The whole day was planned so thoroughly and nothing was too much to ask. Ceremony, confetti, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, evening reception – everything was beautiful. The amount of people we have had tell us it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to has been quite unbelievable. A special mention goes to Katie, our wedding coordinator. One of the kindest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was around for any of our silly questions, day or night and I feel lucky to have had her around on our special day. The evening staff all went above and beyond to help us too, and I wish we could thank them all individually! If you’re going to book your wedding at The Ravenswood, you will have the most incredible day, one you won’t forget! I wish I could write more…but I wouldn’t be able to stop!
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Laura
Happy couple Married on February
April 2022
Staff went above and beyond
We had our wedding here back in February after several moved dates due to covid, the staff were so lovely, and helped us through the whole process. The venue is beautiful, staff went above and beyond for us. The food was amazing! Couldn't have wished for a better day. Would definitely recommend
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Imogen
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
The most incredible team& venue ever!!
From the very first enquiry to the wedding day itself what sets The Ravenswood apart is how amazing, friendly and helpful everyone is. The wedding coordinators are excellent at responding and always contact you when they say they will. They are full of invaluable advice, answered all my annoying and bizzare questions and kept us calm throughout pandemic changes. The food is in incredible, and your guests will get lovely big portions as well. The venue and grounds are absolutely beautiful and give you so many options for photography on the day. I honestly cannot get over how much we got included for the price. I would whole heartedly recommend them to everyone. You can tell the team love what they do and they helped us have the wedding we were dreaming of!
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 (3)

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Industry Awards (2)

The 2021 Wedding Industry Awards National Winner
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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!