Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Exclusive use of the function room, but not the main bar
Price Band: ££ - £££
Typical Price: £8,850
Price Range: £8,850 - £10,390
Hire Price Range: £950 - £2,500
Per Person Price Range: £107 - £128
Guests for a ceremony: 90
Guest Capacity (min / max): 50 / 120
Guests for sit down meal: 50 - 90
Accommodation Rooms: 11
Accommodation Capacity: 30
Red Carpet Walk
Type of Ceremony
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Exclusive use of the function room, but not the main bar
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
This will be possible from 2021
Can we use our own caterers?
No all catering is in house
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
8am on the day of the wedding, possibility for the day before, but must be discussed with the venue
What time does the reception need to finish?
Music ends at 11pm, with bar closing at midnight (Friday & Saturday) Music end at 10pm with bar closing at 10.30pm (Sunday - Thursday)
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
90 decibel sound limiter
Are fireworks allowed?
Is confetti allowed?
Are candles allowed?
Yes, but not during the ceremony
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Is there accommodation on site?
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
No ordinary wedding venue in East Sussex. A gorgeous and quirky sixteenth century coaching inn wedding venue, licensed for civil ceremonies set in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, on the out skirts of Kent.
The ambience at The Bell in Ticehurst is distinctly laid back, a little bit quirky and definitely not run of the mill. This fabulous old coaching inn has been lovingly refurbished - the perfect place to celebrate life, love and happiness.
Our Big Room for fancy occasions can accommodate 90 guests catered for and up to 120 guests for your evening party. So whether you would like to get married at The Bell, or simply just celebrate your marriage with us, we will be yours for the day.
There are seven individual rooms, and four extraordinary lodges for you and your guests to stay in. On your first night of married life, you can spend it in the Love Nest, the perfect place to begin married bliss.
NEW FOR 2020!!! We are currently undergoing an extension / refurb within our function rooms, this is set to be completed by the middle of March. The reason for undertaking this development is to offer couples greater exclusivity by creating an independent bar and fabulous seating adjacent to The Stable and more space upstairs in The Assembly Hall. Of course, the decor will have that certain unique Bell quirkiness and we are delighted to be working with a talented designer, Melissa White to create our very own Bell wallpaper. The last couple of photos in the album are CGI visuals of what the new space is likely to look like.
Come and visit us soon, we look forward to welcoming you with open arms!
The Bell in Ticehurst stood out for us as a unique, cosy, quirky wedding venue that suited us perfectly. After all the Covid-induced postponements our day finally came on 14th July 2022 and it was absolutely worth the wait. My husband and I were very well looked after by the really friendly staff. Tessa, Bryce, Jess and all the team ensured the day ran without a hitch. The wedding breakfast banquet was of excellent quality and really impressed our guests.
Helen and Luke Russell
We had the best time at The Bell for our Wedding and so glad we chose them for our special day. We started the day with our wedding ceremony at our local church then went onto The Bell for our reception. Absolutely loved walking the red carpet and ringing the bell! Food was awesome and Tessa and her team did incredibly well to cater for our guests who had specific dietary requirements. All our guests were made to feel special and everyone commented on the wonderful atmosphere; everyone left happy which was important to us. Thank you very much to Tessa and the Staff at The Bell for making our day spectacular!
After looking at a few venues and worrying we were never going to find ‘our place’, finding the Bell was just incredible and we both knew instantly it was everything we wanted in a wedding venue. Tessa was amazing in gently helping us plan our day right from the early stages, answering any questions, replying to my dozens of emails and being there on the day with a huge smile and easing my nerves about everything going smoothly and to plan. The staff at the Bell are wonderful and special mention to Jess and Bryce who just appeared to be on hand whenever we needed them and nailed the whole running of the day perfectly! The food and drink was so good which was really important to us, menu tasting at the Bell was a huge highlight of wedding planning. We wanted it all! Of course we can’t forget the beautiful accommodation, each and every room we saw was just beyond what we had imagined. The rooms are truly stunning and so many of our guests are already planning their return trips! Many of our guests have commented on how there were no moments of hanging around or feeling like you were waiting for the fun to start, it was simply fun from start to finish! We can’t thank the Bell enough for giving us what we imagined our wedding to be and then that little bit more, it really was the best day of our lives!
Zoe & Matt Packman
Can’t recommend the staff at the bell enough, the whole day was everything we wanted, from the first conversation with Tessa till the morning after the wedding we’ve been so impressed. The attention to detail from the staff and the beautiful venue itself meant we literally had the perfect day. Special thanks to Brice for his Polaroid skills, Jess for making sure we had everything we needed and The grand fromage for being the perfect gent/ assistant bridesmaid and helping Nat up the stairs in her dress and everyone else behind the scenes who made our day so special. John and Nat
The Bell exceeded all our expectations and gave us the best day of our lives! We are incredibly grateful to Tessa, Bryce & Jess, who were wholeheartedly invested in our wedding day and who all listened and all took great care and time in ensuring our day was everything we wanted and more! My husband & I absolutely recommend The Bell! The Bell is quirky, bold and unique and different to standard wedding venues. It's charasmatic and wonderful! You won't regret getting married at The Bell, it will be the best day of your life!
We got married on Saturday and everything was amazing at the Bell. Tessa, Bryce and the team were amazing from the start, helping us with all our questions and making sure we knew exactly what we needed to do on the day. The food was absolutely delicious as well. It all made our day so perfect - thank you!
Cannot recommend the Bell enough for having your wedding ceremony and reception there. The venue is quirky and beautiful, the staff are absolutely amazing and cater for your every need and the food was incredible.
110% recommend The Bell as a wedding venue. We were due to have our wedding in 2019 in Greece but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. It was a breath of fresh air to find the team at The Bell and to organise everything within 2 months. The wedding was beyond magical and we can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you Tessa, Jess and the rest of the team
The Bell in Ticehurst was the absolute perfect Wedding Venue for us. It’s a stunning quirky country pub with wonderful rooms. I cannot recommend the venue enough. The staff were so brilliant too. X
The Bell is an incredible venue, but it was the staff who really made our day so special. Tessa was on hand from day one, answering all of our questions and recommended some great local suppliers. Our weekend got off to rocky start with Storm Eunice cutting power to the venue on the Friday night, but the team went above and beyond to make sure the day went ahead and our guests had an incredible time. A special mention to Bryce and Andrea (The Art Bunch) who are both amazing and decorated the whole venue by candlelight so everything was ready for the Saturday. Our friends and family can't wait to visit again, and nor can we. Thanks guys and girls, you rock!
Matthew & Hannah
We got married in December 2021 at The Bell after postponing for a year due to the pandemic. It was an incredible feeling to finally have the wedding we had started to plan back in 2019, and the additional year gave us time to completely perfect our plans. I cannot fault the venue in any way, the minute we walked in we knew it was the right place for us, especially with the planned refurbishment with trees being an important part of our theme. The planning process was smooth, Tessa was brilliant to work with and answered all our questions and the day ran perfectly as a result. The staff were wonderful, everyone complimented the food in particular – they made a gluten free sticky toffee pudding for us which I will be eternally grateful for! There were a few minor hiccups - some miscommunications regarding the decorations which was resolved very quickly, and the wrong song was played as we walked down the aisle after the ceremony, but we absolutely had a day to remember! Most of our guests had to travel over an hour to get to the wedding but lots of them commented that it was well worth the trip, and they could see why we chose the venue. We may be biased, but as far as we are concerned, no other venue comes close to the uniqueness of The Bell and I am sure we will be back to visit every year.
We had our wedding reception at The Bell and it was perfect! The atmosphere was amazing, the staff were attentive and so friendly, and the food was delicious. Our guests were coming up to us all night to compliment the venue! The accommodation was just what we wanted, and so quirky! Thank you so much to Tessa, Bryce and the team, we're already looking at coming back for our 1st anniversary!
Our wedding was rearranged 3 times due to covid, but nothing was too much for the venue and we they helped us seamlessly organise the most amazing day. Food was superb and plenty of it to keep us going throughout the day (suggest the evening Mac and cheese!). The staff were so attentive and Tess and Bryce kept everything moving and seamless throughout and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Our close family all stayed at the venue too the night before and after which made a huge difference as it become a full weekend of celebrations, and the rooms, lodges and garden are simply beautiful. A perfect day of memories, thank you.
We had our wedding at The Bell in October and it was the most perfect day! After two cancelled weddings at a previous venue due to Covid, we decided to change our plans and move to The Bell. It’s best decision we have ever made! From booking in the date, to all of the arrangements before the big day, Tessa was so lovely and looked after us and made sure everything was organised for how we wanted it. The day itself was amazing! The whole team were fantastic, everyone commented on how friendly and helpful the staff were :) Bryce who ran the day was amazing, even bringing the last bottle of red wine over knowing my husband would want it (he couldn’t have been happier)! The food was insanely good, all of our drinks were topped up, and everyone had a brilliant time! Thank you so much, we can’t thank you enough, and we cannot wait to revisit The Bell to relive our special day! Kane and Natalie
We had our wedding at The Bell at the beginning of October. Tessa and the Events Team handled everything perfectly all the way through the process. We felt that we asked so many questions, but the team were always happy to help. The day itself was perfect. We’ve been to a lot of weddings where timings fall by the wayside and the bride and groom are running around. The team at The Bell made sure we were all in the right place at the right time and we didn’t have to do anything! The food is exceptional. The decor is unique. Honestly we could not have asked for better!
We loved every single moment of our wedding at The Bell, from getting ready in the inn and lodges to the ceremony in the cosy room upstairs, the confetti catwalk, the amazing food and wine served at three long tables where we sat, the speeches in the stable, dancing upstairs and then ending the night around the campfire (and many more memories that we'll keep thinking of!) And all our guests said how very "us" the day was, so thank you to The Bell for providing the perfect venue and accommodating all our personal touches. We didn't have to think of a thing on the day as Tessa, Bryce, Jess and the team were always ready and had it covered. Everything was perfect and we'll talk about our wedding at The Bell forever.
We had our wedding at The Bell just over a week ago snd still can’t get over how perfect it all was. Tessa, Bryce, Jess and the team were absolutely brilliant- they did everything possible to put us at ease, and ensure the day ran smoothly. The meal was out of theirs world, everyone has commented on how they have never had such good food mass catered. The venue looked superb and of course truly unique. It was everything we dreamed and more. Our guests were all wowed by it and are desperate to return. We felt totally taken care of by the team - nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with a smile. Thank you so much to you all. We would recommend The Bell for a wedding, quite without reservation .
Sara & Dan
We were lucky enough to chance upon this unique venue when we treated ourselves to dinner and an overnight stay for a birthday celebration. Whilst there, we realised that this was indeed a hidden gem. From the first moment that Tessa showed us around we realised this would be the ideal venue for our intimate wedding. She encouraged and advised us on how we should go ahead with our reception with lots of good ideas carried out with professionalism. Her attention to detail was sublime. We were so grateful for her input into our day. The venue is was outstanding, quirky and homely. We had an amazing day, with superb food and exceptional attention to detail by all of the staff. Our day was led by Bryce with good humour, and there was nothing they wouldn’t do to help our day go without any hiccups. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue and accommodation was, and lots looking forward to returning there soon. We will definitely be back to enjoy the incredible unique accommodation and exceptional food. We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special.
Colin and Sheralee
What a day! The sun shone all day which meant we could make full use of the glorious outside area The Bell has. Not only that but the whole inside is perfect for a cosy wedding! We still have guests talking about it today! The staff where on hand with a smile to help with anything we needed. Thank you so much for making our day and magical one!
We organised our wedding remotely from Canada and had to reschedule twice because of the pandemic. Tessa was amazing, I can only imagine how many other couples she was juggling but she made what a stressful time more bearable with her patience and kindness. When we FINALLY got married the day was wonderful. We felt so well taken care of and the venue was perfect - enough room for guests to spread out but also small enough to be intimate. The food was incredible (thank you Oscar), Bryce and Jess were attentive and friendly and the lovely venue had everyone telling us they wanted to come back for a weekend break. We used Andrea across the road in Ticehurst at the Art Bunch for flowers and she did a lovely job. Would recommend the Bell 100% and we cant wait for our anniversary visit!
Dr. Amanda Bolderston
Where to start! We knew we were in safe hands with Tessa, Oscar and their teams and we were excited for everything they had planned for our New Orleans theme but the day still exceeded our expectations. It was perfect! The food was out of this world, the venue gorgeous and the staff were outstanding. Can we do it all again!
Lynne and Andy Stallabrass
Got married last month, and it was the best day of our lives. The staff were amazing and Tess was just super! The food was also excellent! Honestly couldn't have asked for a better wedding day and venue.
We cannot recommend The Bell enough! We had the most AMAZING wedding day and could not have wished for more!! Tessa has been amazing throughout the planning process. Especially when having to change our dates. This was so smooth and she was so incredibly supportive. Tessa was so attentive and always there to support and so prompt with a email replies also. The food was sensational, everyone is still talking about it. We could not have wished for more and want to say a huge huge huge thank you to all of the team. Love Rob and Becky Godly xx
We are so happy that we chose The Bell as our venue, everything about the experience was brilliant. Their Weddings and Events Manager Tessa was always very helpful, always responsive, and worked with us the whole way through to ensure the day was what we wanted. They took care of so much for us that we didn't find it a stressful process, apart from pandemic it was actually pretty calm! As well as Tessa the entire team at The Bell were fantastic. Their head chef Oscar created a delicious vegan menu for our guests, and Bryce and every other staff member working during our event was helpful and lovely. The setting of The Bell is beautiful, the village is picture perfect, as is the venue itself. It's so much more than "just a pub". Everyone remarked loads on how much they loved it there throughout the day. They also have quite a few rooms (12 I think?) and these are really special too. They're quite luxurious, with lovely decor and amenities. Ours had a large copper bath and a private roof terrace. So the whole event was just perfect all round. I think The Bell punches above its weight in terms of the quality of the day you get for the money that you pay - and money is always consideration when planning a wedding. Thank you to The Bell for being such a key part in making our day so incredible!
We had an incredible experience at the Bell, the venue, food, staff and atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. So relaxed and friendly and we are still smiling about ur special day. Friends still comment about the food at our wedding, it will be hard to beat!
Nicola and Richard Clough
We are regular visitors to The Bell and did not even look anywhere at anywhere else to get married. We cannot recommend Tessa, Oscar, Ray, Jess and of course Bryce along with the whole team at The Bell enough . Our day was delayed but once it did happen it was just the most perfect day, in the most perfect surroundings. Nothing was to much trouble, our food was amazing (as usual) and the care and attention payed to us and our guests was second to none. Thank you so very much. Xxx
Kirsty and Ray Cottle
FANTASTIC VENUE!! Would highly recommend! We knew from the very first moment of stepping foot inside the Bell that it was the venue for us. Laid back pub vibe was our brief and this place delivered. The team at The Bell were brilliant! Very attentive and super friendly. Special thanks goes to Tessa who was there throughout to help us plan and answer any questions we had. We had so many compliments about the venue, staff and food (which was epic!!) The accommodation at the venue is also amazing. Super quirky and a great place to stay. Cannot wait to go back to celebrate our 1 year anniversary!
It was everything and more. The First and ONLY venue we saw - we knew from the first meeting with Tessa it was the place for us. Relaxed, different to the norm, and amazing attention to detail. We had so many compliments from our guests on the venue, friendly and attentive staff and the epic food. We loved the whole day, it was just magical.
Finally we managed to get married at this amazing venue, our date was postponed 4 times as we went into the first lockdown only 7 days before our original date. Having said this nothing was ever too much trouble for Tess the wedding coordinator who was caring, proactive and just brilliant. I honestly can not thank her enough for all that she did for us! The venue is second to none, relaxed, quirky but with great attention to detail, all our guests adored it. The food and drinks were superb and staff were fantastic. Accommodation is unique and very special the bridal party stayed the night before the wedding which worked wonderfully and I used Nicola Downey for hair ( one of the recommended suppliers) who was superb. Our guests accommodated all of the rooms on the wedding night and loved them!. The fire pit after dark with sparklers and marshmallows was just magical as were the gardens , a perfect little oasis. We will be back for our anniversary for sure and if your looking for a unique, special place to create amazing memories, this is it
Nicola and Sean Duffy
Well, what can we say! We had THE most amazing, incredible, beautiful day and it’s all thanks to The Bell. All of our guests have said it was the perfect venue, and they’re not wrong. Tessa, the wedding organiser there, was absolutely brilliant from booking our first viewing of The Bell right through to the day itself. Luckily we didn’t have to move our date at all but we had planned two ‘versions’ of the wedding as our day was close to when all Covid restrictions were supposed to lift. Despite having some last minute unwanted restrictions, Tessa and The Bell made it all work superbly and really did enable us to have the day we had imagined. Jess and Bryce who looked after us on the day were amazing , as was the whole team! Food service was so quick, no one was left with an empty glass and the day ran smoothly with no hiccups. We stayed overnight with our families and a few friends and the rooms are all amazing, beds are so comfy, showers brilliant and breakfast was great! The best part is we can (and will!) return for anniversaries etc and relive some of the magic. We honestly can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us, if you’re reading this and haven’t booked a venue yet, book a viewing with Tessa right now!
Amie and Rich
Just had our wonderful wedding at the Bell Inn ,Ticehurst. Absolutely fantastic,from the attentive staff to the beautiful ceremony room,which has exquisite hand painted wallpaper,incidentally this looks fantastic in the photos.Tessa had to rearrange our date four times and never got stressed. The food was perfect and they catered for vegetarians and vegans. Excellent choice of wines,we had already done our taster menu and it was exactly what we expected,the guests all commented. I can’t rate this venue highly enough,it’s relaxed and quirky but the attention to detail is of a five star standard. There’s an excellent local florist and plenty of fantastic specialists in wedding hair and make up within close proximity. Bryce and Jess took care of the whole day and were first class. Thank you,you won’t be disappointed if you choose to have a wedding here.
We had the most wonderful day at The Bell. It was during the pandemic and there were lots of rule changes which meant changing our dates, guest numbers, everything. They were so helpful and made the whole process so easy. They ran the whole day so we didn’t have to worry about thing, the food was incredible, and because the whole place has been decorated so beautifully you barely have to think about decorations, you can just let the venue shine. If you’re looking for a venue that’s relaxed and has that intimate personal feel to it without having to run the day yourself, I couldn’t recommend The Bell more!
After three date changes and a change of venue we finally were able to get married at the Bell!! It was well worth the wait and it was the most perfect day. We went from a wedding of 80 down to just 23 family members due to covid but that didn't stop us tieing the knot! The venue is incredible and extremely unique. It's very true about being " a place like no other". Tessa was very welcoming and helped us organise the most incredible wedding with our family. She was very approachle and reassuring when we had to move our date during the second lockdown. Despite all the changes, it happened and the team made our day run so smoothly. We truly could relax in the comfort of our nearest and dearest!
Jo & Tom
The Bell and the wonderful team that work there provided us with everything we needed for a day, and wedding eve, that provided more happiness, fun, laughter and joy than we could have imagined. Through a few lockdown induced date changes, Tessa ("Head of Weddings") was incredibly supportive, kind and a brilliant sounding board as we each tried to fathom out what we could do within the "restrictions". We didn't feel restricted at all - you couldn't at the Bell. It's a one off location which we have loved for many years and every member of the team that played a part in our day was brilliant and part of our happy memories. Oscar and his team create sensational food; Tessa and her team on the day couldn't have done more for us and our guests. Everyone loved it. We'd love to do it all again but will find plenty of other celebrations to return for; again and again. We will always be happy we discovered the Bell - we were only ever going to be married here. We didn't consider anywhere else.
After having to postpone in 2020 due to covid, we finally married in May 2021. Even with the restrictions of 15 guest we had the most amazing day! Tessa and the team at The Bell made it the most memorable day, they were all very accommodating and extremely patient at unpredictable time. Tessa was always there at the end of the phone for any question or request. We can’t wait to celebrate all over again next year for our wedding party!!
We had the most magical pre-Christmas wedding at The Bell and truly the team made our day the best possible. We got married just before an almost full lock down - yet we felt safe, well taken care of and the staff was as attentive and joyful – no detail was too small and no request to large. Tessa our Wedding Manager took the best care of us- and had guided us via phone and email for almost a year prior to the wedding! The Bell is the most unique venue, full of quirks and amazingly curated decoration- we love it so much!
Due to COVID we were unable to have our wedding on the date we wanted and how we had originally planned, however The Bell we’re so helpful and flexible in making sure we still had our special day, albeit with COVID restrictions. We needed to change our plans several times, and Tessa was always on hand to offer support and help me get down the aisle. The day itself was managed beautifully. Amazingly organised by friendly and helpful staff, with all our requests and plans coming to fruition. The food was amazing and our guests were so well looked after. I would highly recommend the bell to anyone, and would do it all again at this beautiful venue in a heartbeat.
We had the most beautiful wedding, even though Covid restictions had meant that we moved from 30 to only 4 guests, it was still so very special thanks to the hard work and extreme patience of Tessa and Team Bell - Nothing was too much for them! It really is the most amazing venue with quirky characteristics and decor, unique bedrooms and fabulous food. We have been here on a number of occasions and it is our No.1 top stay. It was a day that we will treasure in our hearts forever and can't wait to go back soon.
Helen & Peter
We had the most perfect wedding at The Bell, we cannot recommend it enough. Tessa went out of her way to make the day special for us and was very flexible with our requests. The food was incredible and the stay was comfortable and quirky.
I could not recommend The Bell enough!! It was the perfect chilled out, relaxed venue for our Wedding of the century! Our guests still tell us how fabulous our day was and that it was hands down THE BEST WEDDING they had ever been to. Tessa is incredible, couldn’t do enough for us and was super patient with my constantly interfering parents...! Tessa and her team made sure we had everything we could need and went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. We would happily do it every year if we could! Thank you guys, we can’t wait to see you again soon xxx
We fell in love with The Bell the first time we visited and once we were engaged we knew we had to get married here. It is a unique venue that met all of our requirements and more. Tessa was always available to help with our preparations and answer all of our questions no matter how trivial. They were able to meet all the dietary needs of our guests. The food was incredible and is still a talking point amongst our relatives and friends. The team were fantastic on the day providing an incredible service with everything running flawlessly. The list of suppliers The Bell provided was very useful. Those we used for our wedding were fantastic, meeting and exceeding all of our requirements. We will recommend The Bell to everyone, thanks for making our special day so incredible. Katherine and Andy xxx
We cannot thank you and every single member of the team that was on duty over the weekend of the 21st September enough, for your hard work, dedication and impeccable attention to detail. We (and every single one of our guests that we have spoken to since) were blown away with the level of service that we received. In fact, both Tasha and I have discussed on several occasions now, how it feels as though the team at the Bell were just as much a part of our wedding day celebrations as our loved ones were, in making the day as special and memorable as it was! So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much!! Quite simply, we would recommend you guys in a heartbeat and so too, would all of our guests! For you are all Marvellous! With lots of love, fond memories, and best wishes for your upcoming renovations...
Amy & Natasha Spalding-Hill
From the moment we saw the bell on line, we knew it was the venue for us. We visited the venue for lunch and found all staff professional, friendly and relaxed. We decided there and then we would have our wedding reception there, and aren’t we glad we did. Nothing was too much trouble, no question too trivial. Friendly, amazing food and a relaxed atmosphere - what more could we ask for. We feel like we’ve become part of the bell wedding family. Can’t wait to return.
Jade and Jody
It’s difficult to know where to start other than to say that The Bell is the PERFECT wedding venue. There isn’t one thing we could fault: from the very beginning Tessa, our coordinator was fantastic (if you’re reading this - thank you again!) ; the venue is so charmingly quirky; the accommodation is wonderfully luxurious; the staff (especially Hannah and Eve) were the pinnacle of helpfulness and professionalism; oh, and every guest we spoke to said it was the best wedding food they’d ever tasted! They really did everything to ensure it was the best day of our lives and if we could get married again we’d choose The Bell every time in a heartbeat!
Chris and Emma Brazier
The Bell was a great venue, professionally managed, with all of the team helping out. The food and drink packages were good good value and many of our guests saying it was the best food they have had at a wedding.
Stephen and Serena
We had our wedding at the Bell on 20th October 2019 and can honestly say it was the best wedding venue we could have chosen. Tessa and Hannah were amazing and looked after us throughout the last 11 months and on the day itself. Our guests loved the food and the decor, the accommodation was amazing and the whole day was happy, relaxed and just perfect in every way! Thank you everyone at the Bell xx
We had exactly the wedding weekend we were looking for at The Bell. From the cosy fires to the delicious food and drink, beautiful lighting and decorations and glorious bedrooms, it provided the perfect setting for all the eating, drinking, chatting and dancing we could have hoped for. It is such a perfect venue for customising to your own type of wedding and it achieved just the relaxed non-traditional vibe we were going for. Tessa and Hannah and all the team are superstars and really made sure we didn't have to do or worry about anything other than having a weekend full of joy and love :) We will always remember our wonderful weekend at The Bell and are forever grateful
Emma and Alex
The Bell was the perfect venue for our wedding as it was all under one roof. We had an amazing day and Tessa’s help in the run up to the day was brilliant. The organisation by the staff on the day was faultless and all of our guests commented on how lovely both the venue and staff were. The food was amazing and we all loved using the fire pit at the end of the night to wind down with a drink and some toasted marshmallows. Thank you to all the staff at the bell. We highly recommend the bell as a wedding venue.
Tanya & Paul
What can we say, the Bell is a very special wedding venue, made even more special by the quality of its staff, accommodation, food, and drink it has to offer! We were married, dined, partied, and stayed at the Bell on our wedding day, and had the most fantastic time! The day ran smoothly, without a hitch, and their experienced team made it look effortless...while making us and our guests feel special. I will recommend the Bell to everyone! Thanks always, Alex & Matt xx
Alex & Matt Walsh
The Bell staff were excellent from beginning to end, helping us to plan our perfect day without being pushy. In the run up to our day, Tessa was wonderful and always available to answer random and last minute queries. The day itself was perfect and we can't praise the team highly enough. Everything went smoothly and the approximate timings we had been given beforehand for the day were spot on (despite the groom being late!) All of our guests commented on what an amazing venue The Bell was; relaxed, intimate, quirky and fun. We were lucky enough to have beautiful, warm weather in the middle of September so we were able to have our drinks reception outside in the gorgeous garden. The staff brought speakers outside so we could still have music and it was just perfect! We had the most amazing day and are thrilled we chose The Bell as it just wouldn't have been the same day anywhere else! Thank you so much to all the team there!
Kelly & Jamie Maguire
The Bell and all their staff are absolutely amazing! My wife and I cannot believe how smooth our day went and just how attentive and professional all their staff are. We were assisted by Hannah throughout the day and she took care of EVERYTHING. She was so on it! We were thoroughly impressed by how attentive she was to so many details. Her experience shines through and we didn't have to worry about a thing throughout the day. We were able to relax, kick back and enjoy ourselves - something that doesn't come naturally to either myself or my wife so that just goes to show just how skillful they are! I highly recommend The Bell, you won't be sorry if you go with this venue.
If you are thinking about booking The Bell for your wedding venue ....DO IT!! We got married in May and from the time of actually booking to the big day everything was perfect...Tessa made the whole process so easy, answering my hundreds of questions and helping with some requests we wanted to incorporate for our day. Eve looked after us on our wedding day and she made sure everything was on track timing wise and made sure everything ran smoothly, we didn’t have to do a thing, just enjoy the day! Rooms are amazing and the quirkiness of the place has had our guests talking for months ... so many people have said what an amazing venue it was. The food was out of this world and did not disappoint, staff were fabulous, professional but still relaxed enough to fit in with the day. I couldn’t have asked for anything more for our special day and would thouroughly recommend this fantastic place for a wedding venue
Clare & Paul
The Bell in Ticehurst was everything we could have hoped for. The quirky venue suited us perfectly and all our personal touches were accommodated and blended in really well. Tessa was with us throughout the planning process and the staff on the day worked unbelievably hard to make sure that our day ran smoothly and transitions between different parts of the day were super calm and enjoyable. We were both so chilled out all day knowing that The Bell would sort everything. A member of staff even went to our room in the evening to get my flip-flops then took my Wedding shoes back! The food was amazing quality and really tasty, we had loads of comments on how nice it was. In fact we had more comments than I could count from guests after the wedding that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! That is all down to The Bell’s organization, professionalism and sense of fun!
Jess & Tom Oakman
Wow! What a memorable day and evening we had. As soon as we walked into The Bell, after having looked at a number of barns across Sussex, we knew it was the right place for us. Planning everything was simple and nothing was too much bother for Tessa. On our weekend, we were looked after by Eve who was fantastic. As others have said, every little detail is looked after, without us even noticing, it was like having wedding fairies all day and evening! To then find everything packaged up ready for us to put in the car on Sunday morning was even more impressive. Can't fault The Bell as a wedding venue, and we're looking forward to seeing the exciting changes to The Bell when we return for trips down memory lane.
Josephine & Nash Green
Where to start!!!! We had the most AMAZING day. All throughout the planning and organising, Tessa was brilliant. We chose the Bell because it's a bit different as a wedding venue and had great food and service from the staff. Everything was taken care of and went off without a hitch - from the decorations going up and down, they took care of everything for us so we didn't even need to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves on the day. A big special mention to Eve too who took amazing care of us, even helping me with a dress tag I couldn't get off without her help! Our guests have done nothing but compliment the time they had at The Bell and how much they enjoyed it. If you're considering the bell as a wedding venue, do not hesitate! I wish we could do it all over again, but we will definitely be coming back! (We found any excuse to go there during the planning period for lunch too!)
Jaz & Russ
We got married at the start of August 2019 and we genuinely couldn't have asked for more from a wedding venue. Tessa and her team went above and beyond to ensure our special day ran smoothly. We were especially appreciative of the little details and extras such as the wedding dress hook in the room I was getting ready in, the luggage tags for our bags as we moved to the Love Nest on the night of our wedding and the staff boxing everything up on the Sunday morning. The rooms are all different, have their own quirks, and are all very comfortable. The food was outstanding, especially the dessert banquet table. We highly recommend The Bell as a wedding venue and also just as somewhere really lovely to eat and stay.
Megan & Timothy Stanford
We recently got married and had our evening reception at The Bell in Ticehurst and had the best day! From day 1 when I contacted them everything was so easy and smooth running - Tessa was fantastic and really helpful, as were the team on the day who looked after us and our guests. The venue itself is really quirky and relaxed, the food delicious and the rooms comfortable and imaginative. We couldn’t have chosen a better venue! Thank you to everyone at The Bell who helped us have such an amazing day!!!
The Bell supplied an excellent event for us for our July wedding. Organisation, quality, price and personal attention to detail were all first class. So many of our guests fell in love with The bell and its quirky character.
Catherine and Malcolm Gordon
Everything was just so dreamy! From the first contact with The Bell, the wedding itself and till the end. Was stress free, easy planning and worth every penny. The quirky and eye catching decor was perfect, as I didn't have to do much decorating! The food was just lovely, the chef is so talented. The staff were probably the best part of the day: they were organised, professional, approachable and just great. The guests couldn't stop telling me what a great venue it was, how amazing the rooms were, the location and the list goes on. Our wedding is so memorable and wouldn't change a thing. Thank you to The Bell and look forward to come back for our one year anniversary :)
We recently had our wedding reception at the Bell and it was just perfect. Considering how many weddings the Bell does, we were worried that it might not feel like it was very personal and would have been like every other wedding. But the enthusiasm of every staff member during that day and night (and even the night before) was just amazing, they clearly really care about every single wedding that they do and it ended up feeling really personal to us. In the lead up to the wedding Tessa was always easy to get hold of and was really flexible with our last minute changes. On the day we were well looked after and we felt like we could really relax and everything was taken care of. The majority of our guests complimented the venue, especially the pub garden and the food (the lamb was AMAZING). The rooms were cosy and comfortable. Overall the Bell made everything stress free and relaxed and made sure we enjoyed our day. Although we would like to keep it as our little wedding venue we would 100% recommend it.
We found The Bell by chance by looking for quirky dog friendly pubs for our wedding - and how lucky we were to stumble upon this gem! We had our entire wedding there as well as a fabulous pre wedding dinner for a lot of our guests the night before. Some of our guests and us both stayed at The Bell for two nights which was amazing. The wedding day itself was so much more than we could’ve ever hoped for. The venue is so quirky, all our guests loved it. The staff - Tessa and all the crew - are amazing! Tessa was constantly keeping us updated leading up to the wedding and so helpful with all of our questions and needs. All of the staff on the day were fantastic - always there for us without being in our faces. And the food was spectacular! Walking the red carpet in the stable then having our speeches there was so unique and memorable. And finishing the night off by all sitting around the fire pit outside toasting marshmallows was the cherry on the cake. There literally is not one thing we could find fault with - we could not recommend this place enough! If you are after a unique quirky friendly intimate place (with amazing bedrooms!). I doubt you’d do any better than choosing The Bell! We only wish we could do it all again as we literally had the most perfect day!
Natalie and Adam
We love everything about the Bell, the quirky fun of the place, the relaxed vibe, the amazing friendly staff. It has everything and the food is amazing. We had our wedding there recently and it was special and amazing, Tessa, Eve and her team were the best, couldn't have been a more enjoyable process and stress free way of planning a wedding and on the day we didn't worry about a thing. Can't wait to visit every year for our wedding anniversaries
Lisa De Freitas
The team at The Bell were fantastic in the lead up to our wedding, on the day and have been great ever since. What a great place! Tessa the main wedding coordinator was superb. Efficient, calm and nothing was too much trouble. We really couldn't have asked for more from the day. The food was delicious, accommodation was superb and service fantastic. We decided to stay another night in the Love Nest and dined in the restaurant. It was really beautiful and Christmassy (22nd December!) we will be sure to return soon to enjoy summer in the beer garden. Don't hesitate if you want to book your wedding at The Bell!
We chose to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception with just 27 guests at The Bell on a Thursday in February, and then hosted a big party in London on the Saturday. From the minute we first stepped foot in The Bell, we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It’s not a traditional wedding venue, which is exactly what we were looking for. It’s quirky with a relaxed vibe and made for such a fun wedding. Tessa, Eve and the team were amazing throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and we could really make the day our own. The chef, Oscar, is also great and the food is AMAZING – all of our guests agreed. A few of our favourite things about The Bell include the awesome red carpet (where we chose to have our ceremony), the seriously good Chef’s dessert banquet and the gorgeous rooms (especially the Lodges and Love Nest). We can’t wait to return to celebrate our anniversary!
Natalie and Jonathan
We had our wedding breakfast and party at The Bell and it was the most perfect day. Organising and planning was easy as wedding co-ordinator Tessa took care of all the details for us, the food was amazing, and the venue itself is so beautifully quirky and unique - perfect for any couples looking for something a bit different! Thank you Tessa and team, everybody had a great time!
Chris & Rachel
We had our wedding breakfast and reception at The Bell in October 2018. Not only did we have the most stunning autumn sunshine, we also had the most amazing venue to match. Even now, after 6 months, friends and family say how much they enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and how brilliant and attentive the staff were. We wanted a really relaxed and personal wedding day, and it’s exactly what Tessa and the team delivered. We could not have asked for more!
The Bell was the perfect venue for our February wedding and we received nothing but compliments about it. As amazing as the space and decor is though, it's really the staff that make this venue what it is. They're great. From the planning phase with Tessa, to the staff on shift in the bars and kitchens, and those specifically looking after things during the event (We had Eve and Hannah), they get all involved with as much or as little as you'd like and ensure that everything goes smoothly which allowed us to enjoy the day.
Daryl & Hattie Fitzpatrick
We had our ceremony and reception at The Bell and it was faultless, the staff the venue and everything about the day was brilliant!! A massive thanks to Tessa and her team nothing was too much trouble...they are a truly gifted team of individuals who certainly know there stuff!!! Much love and thanks to you all Daniel & Giovanna xx
Daniel Castle & Giovanna Gozzi
We had our wedding at The Bell in October 2018. We fell in love with the place the moment we stepped inside and knew we wanted our day to be held there! It's quirky, rustic, relaxed and fun which is everything we wanted. Tessa was absolutely fantastic in the lead up and planning our of big day, we couldn't have asked for more from her. Despite some hiccups on the day itself (great British weather being one of them!) the team made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Thanks to everyone involved!
We got married in June 2018. Organising our wedding at The Bell was stress free thanks to Tessa and the amazing staff, they made our day perfect from start to finish. A beautiful setting for our intimate wedding, we all loved the accommodation and the food was of a high standard. We are so happy that we chose The Bell and we can’t wait to stay again.
Superb pub and hotel with excellent atmosphere and great food set in the heart of a beautiful village. Nothing compares.
Mark Gilham - Awards vote
We got married at The Bell in the snow of March 2018. It was warm, cosy and so romantic. Everything went to plan, beautiful place, amazing staff, unbelievable food and the best day of our lives!
Isabel Baker - Awards vote
What a wonderful venue for a quirky wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed our special day. Tessa, Eve and the team were amazing and everything went so smoothly. Food was terrific and the service superb. With beautiful rooms to stay in as well, it was a fantastic venue for us to get married in!
My wife and I were married at a wonderful intimate wedding ceremony with family and friends at The Bell in December. Tessa was incredibly helpful from day one and her team were superb on the day. Nothing was too much to ask for and we felt very welcomed. We loved the accommodation and can’t wait to return and re-live some special memories! Thank you.
We got married at The Bell in October and it was hand down the best day of our lives. Tess and the wedding team made sure everything ran smoothly throughout planning and on the day, which meant we really didn't have to worry about a thing! The venue itself is absolutely stunning and unique in every way. If we could get married here every week, we would!
Perfect venue for a rustic, relaxed country wedding. Staff were amazing in making sure our day went as smoothly as possible. Would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
We had a wonderful winter wedding at The Bell. The day was magical and cosy, exactly what we wanted for our big day. Tessa and the team made our guests feel right at home and helped bring our ideas to life! Thank you so much to all The Bell team! From the marvelous food to the amazing quirky rooms, we had the best day.
Rebecca and Ashley
The Bell is a superb location: organising it was a breeze, the venue itself is perfect for a relaxed wedding. We wanted our wedding to feel like a big house party and we certainly achieved that! The food was excellent and the bar staff got well and truly stuck into the party vibe, which we loved! It was a perfect day.
I cannot recommend Tessa and the rest of the team highly enough, so supportive and competent. The venue is fantastic and just what we wanted our special day to be. Everything was so well organised but laid back. The perfect combo.
Hannah & Paul
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. The Bell allowed us to celebrate in a way that was truly unique. I couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough
We were married on the 21st July, 2018 and the Bell was everythibg we had hoped for. Everrybody loved the place, the staff made everything run smoothly and they mad a great effortless. Come Sunday morning, the staff were back at it, bubbly and welcoming and casting those post wedding blues away. Look out for your venue coordinator, Tessa, who makes a it all seem like a charm.
If you are like us and not the most organised of people this is the place for you. We celebrated our wedding on the 2nd June 2018. Tess the coordinator sorted everything which was all part of the service. Our guests loved the venue. The food was fantastic and the service on the day was impeccable from all the staff. The venue is not over priced compared to others. The food prepared to a high standard which any foody would be more than happy to eat. The staff looked like they were having fun. They make it look so easy but having a background in this industry I know what hard work goes it to a day like this and the Bell made it look effortless. We had a care free relaxed fun wedding and would have not changed a thing. Thanks to all at the Bell.
Joanna & Ian Murrells
Staff amazing, venue perfect, quite simply it was the best day of my life
Wow!! That was the reaction from all our guests after the most special day for our wedding. The venue is truly unique, both inside and out and provides a relaxed setting for your wedding. The staff were brilliant, especially Tessa and Eve, as nothing was ever too much trouble and their relaxed approach puts you at ease. They were fully on board to try new ideas and showed enthusiasm for them too. The food was exceptional and we are still getting comments about how it was the best wedding food anyone has had. We also loved the fire pit and sparkler experience at the end of the night. I am so happy we chose this venue as it couldn't have been more perfect for relaxed foodies like ourselves. We will look forward to coming back, staying and eating here every year. Thank you The Bell.
Emily & David
We would highly recommend The Bell for any couple looking for something a bit different for their wedding. The venue is amazing with so many ‘quirky’ features, lovely rooms and a great atmosphere. The food (we had the lamb & veggie option of the stuffed peppers) was excellent and everything went very smoothly. The evening buffet was fantastic with many comments about the best sausages ever! Our guests were so complimentary about their experience - the food, the staff, the service - they loved it & we felt so good about choosing The Bell for our special day! Thanks so much to Tessa, Eve and all the staff for helping make our wedding day everything we had hoped for.
Jo & Lee
What can we say? We had the most magical wedding day at the Bell on 3 November 2018. Tessa was super efficient in all the planning leading up to our big day and Eve on the day was just "on it". Nothing flustered her and the team ( not even when our wedding singer's waters broker after our ceremony!) They organised an emergency playlist for our wedding breakfast and kept us running on time. The food, we had the pea & ham soup, followed by roast salmon and crumble for pudding. it was all delicious, our guest commented all day about the quirkiness of the venue but also its intimacy and the friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we honestly had the most wonderful day- with no stress, because they took this away from us. Leaving us to enjoy every second of the day, what more could a Bride and Groom ask for? The only comment we would make for a future recommendation, would be that everything was an "extra" i.e the love nest, we'd probably have preferred the cost to be built into everything else so it didn't feel like an extra. That said, it was the loveliest room either one of us has ever stayed in and it completed our stay in a perfect way. We will most definitely be back for our anniversary, if not before. Thank you to everyone for making our day a truly memorable day to remember forever.
Lydia & Alex
Can't fault the bell! Amazing! Everyone loved the venue and food! Even our picky family members! Definitely not something to miss out on!
Amy and Adam
We were so impressed with The Bell Inn, Tessa and her team were brilliant - professional, highly competent and friendly. Food was excellent and the venue is uniquely beautiful, all our guests had a fantastic day which went completely smoothly! We were so happy with how it all turned out.
Abi and Gemma
We started our wedding venue hunt by searching for 'quirky wedding venues' and The Bell appeared on our search. On looking at their website we instantly knew we wanted to go visit and take a closer look. We did, and we knew as soon as we arrived this was the the place we wanted to get married. The quaint little village of Ticehurst is the perfect location for such a venue. When inside the Bell we discovered that we were actually in 'quirky' heaven, from the trombone urinals to the bowler hat lampshades, The Bell ticked all the boxes. Tessa and all the staff were all so helpful and welcoming. From the moment we booked it until the morning after the wedding, all our expectations were exceeded and we had an amazing day and night, topped off by a stay in 'The Love Nest'. We actually booked all the hotel rooms for all our family and friends, who absolutely fell in love with the place!! To Sum Up.... Great food, the best staff, stunning rooms, beautiful garden and the perfect wedding day that we wished for!! Oh and our dog, Pablo, loved it too!!!!
Chloe and Dave
From the moment we first visited here to attend a wedding fair we both fell in love with the place. The staff are incredibly friendly, welcoming and professional. As a venue it is set up brilliantly for weddings, they have plenty of quirky little details that make it look and feel special. On the day everything ran very smoothly with attentive staff and incredible food, highly recommended.
Andy & Robyn
We had our wedding at The Bell in September 2017 and it was perfect. The staff were incredibly helpful and the day went so smoothly. Despite the weather not being the best, the setting of The Bell was fantastic for photos and we were so pleased with all the little quirky details the venue has. We could not recommend them highly enough - if you are considering The Bell you will not be disappointed, they were amazing.
Sophia & Cowan
From the moment we walked into the Bell we knew we would be married there. Then we were shown the rooms and where the ceremony would be taking place and we totally overwhelmed with how perfect the venue was for us....the attention to detail, the decor, the originality and the size of the venue was totally unexpected, with the added bonus of the perfect English county garden. It was important to us to choose a venue where the food was as good as the setting, and it was! We were super impressed with all the staff at the Bell, from the organisation from our Wedding planner Tess, to the waitressing and bar staff on the day, nothing was too much trouble for them. All of our guests were as enthralled as we were, and everyone fell in love with the place. Thank you for the perfect wedding...Sue & April
We can not recommend The Bell highly enough to anyone wanting their day to run as seemlessly and feel as happy, relaxed and fun as ours was! We cannot thank Tessa and all the staff there enough. They are true pros at what they do! The Bell is so quirky and cool, there really is no other venue like it! Thank you for making our day so special! Mr and Mrs Roclawski
We chose The Bell initially because it is dog-friendly but the moment we set foot in the place, we knew it was the one. We had a quirky, relaxed and fun ceremony in mind and The Bell matched that vision. Tessa and Chloe managed everything perfectly for us, and our guests were all delighted with the extensive gardens. Everything we wanted. Highly recommended.
From the moment we walked into the Bell - we just knew it was the venue for us. Full of personality, quirk and humour the pub itself makes you feel instantly welcome. We hadn't booked - which considering how popular The Bell is becoming would be advisable - but we asked to see the wedding facilities, and friendly staff offered to take us round and gave us the brochure. And so our journey began - we contacted Tessa and we'd very quickly booked our date - the 27th January. Tessa was amazingly helpful throughout the process, reminding us of all the things we needed to organise, in good time. It made the whole thing feel less daunting - chipping away at the huge mountain of wedding organising into small bite size pieces! For example - we were asked to hand in out table plan three weeks before the date - which we found really great actually as we're the kind of people who would be stressing over it the night before. The night before the "i-dos" was actually stress free and very calm and relaxed because we knew The Bell had it all in hand - all we had to do was show up. Our ceremony was lovely, I was worried it wouldn't be very personal, but I needn't have worried as the registrars from Hastings were great, and it felt like it was a 'proper wedding' full of magic, meaning and love. Afterwards we headed downstairs to the stable with a table and the party could get going. So not only is The Bell a fab venue full of personality, Tessa is wonderfully organised (but not in a pushy way) but also the FOOD is simply to die for!! All of our guests (we had 80) said it was the most delicious wedding breakfast they had ever had. We picked the whipped goats curd and beetroot carpaccio, the topside of beef and the sticky toffee pudding and it genuinely was one of the best meals we've ever had. The staff on the day were really helpful and friendly and the whole day ran like clockwork. To top it off we got to stay in The Love Nest - which had a log fire burning and the most sumptuous bed I've ever stayed in. We just wish we'd stayed another night there to make the most of it as it was all over to soon. The Bell was absolutely the right venue for our wedding - it made the day and will be very special to us for the rest of our lives. We can't wait to come back for our anniversary! We would thoroughly thoroughly recommend.
Elizabeth and James
The perfect setting for a wedding; the ambience, the beautiful surroundings, the attention to detail and absolutely outstanding food. Huge “Thank you!” to Tessa, Eve and all the staff at The Bell for an exceptional, incredible service and making our special day truly special. Our family and friends are still raving about the hotel rooms and lodges: quirky, comfy and clean and it’s a 10/10 for the breakfast. If you are planning your wedding, want to stay somewhere special for a weekend or just fancy a spot of lunch, go to The Bell. It’s a great place! We will certainly be back!
Isabel & David Prince (Wedding at The Bell, 14 Jul
We got married at The Bell! And LOVED IT!!! We had our wedding at The Bell in June 2018. We can't speak highly enough of how great the experience was. But let's try! Tessa who was our contact in the run-up - what an efficient, lovely, friendly and caring girl. She's an absolute star. Chloe who ran the show on the day - she kept it all moving along perfectly, and was absolutely brilliant in ensuring the day was smooth and hitch-free (apart from the getting-hitched bit!). Matt and the rest of the team (sorry, forgot their names) - they all grafted away tirelessly, and were brilliant both on the day, and with the gentle service at breakfast the next morning...! Jorge and Oscar, the Colombian gents at front of house and in the kitchen respectively - awesome food guys, thanks so much. There were many more working away on the day, who all contributed to the fun magical day. And of course the rooms themselves, which are stunning, unique and lovely. Thank you so much The Bell, we'll never forget you! Dan and Ruth B. xxx
Dan and Ruth B
I cannot thank Tessa and Eve enough for making my wedding day so perfect! A fabulous location, amazing food and exceptional service! I’m a tough cookie to crack having worked in events for a very long time and they delivered a seamless wedding day for us! So professional, caring and the attention to detail is second to none. I could not have asked for more and I will certainly be going back to stay! Thank you for making our day so special, for us and our guests. We won’t forget the efforts you put in and The Bell Inn will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
We kept hearing The Bell mentioned as a wedding venue so threw it into the venue pot mix at the last minute, only to walk round it and know straight away that it was just perfect for us. We loved it's quirky style and the intimate feel of it. The fact the whole wedding party could stay on site was a bonus but we also loved having the outside space as well as inside. We have had so many comments from everyone about how much they loved the venue and that the food was stunning - which it was. Tessa was an amazing wedding coordinator and the day just ran so smoothly. I would highly recommend this wedding venue to any prospective bride and groom.
The Bell was the most amazing venue for our beautiful wedding in May 2018. Obviously it is a place with character and just that little bit special if that is your sort of thing. But most importantly, Tessa (!!!) and the rest of the crew are simply wonderful and have made our day. Tessa spent months helping me to organise my scattered brain and move things along (Thanks Tessa!!!). She was there on the day and helped us alongside Reese and Chloe and other people to move through the day smoothly and without stress. The food was amazing and drinks plenty to go around. Best venue and best staff we could have hoped for!!
Simone & James
We looked at venues for over a year, always having The Bell in the backs of our minds. We were drawn to the small details, the different areas where people could congregate, the air of relaxation, calm and homeliness. That was before we even met the team and Tessa! Every step of our journey with The Bell was utterly enjoyable, and as a coordinator myself I felt so reassured having Tessa, and Chloe running our day and all the planning beforehand. We have had so many compliments on our wedding day from the food, atmosphere, the gorgeous rooms, the fire pit (& marshmallows) and most importantly the fabulous staff who were so attentive but also relaxed enough to feel like part of the day which is exactly what we wanted. I would thoroughly recommend taking a visit as I don't believe any photo or video can do this venue justice! We will be visiting again as I am sure my guests will be!
We had the perfect wedding at The Bell. Everything leading up to it was carefully covered by the lovely Tessa and the day itself couldn't have gone better for us, helped along by the tireless Chloe and the rest of the events team. It went like clockwork and many, many of our guests have commented on how much the venue contributed to our day. We'll be back time and again. Thanks, all.
Martin & Diane
We got married at The Bell in Ticehurst on 3rd March 2018 in the snow! It was absolutely magical. The Bell is such an amazing and welcoming venue with so much character. The staff were fantastic and the day ran so smoothly, we had nothing to do except enjoy our day. The accommodation is of a very high standard, classy and cosy, and the food was stunning. Our wedding was intimate and memorable, I can’t wait to go back to The Bell for our first anniversary to relive our memories.
The Bell was recommended to us by a friend, after we had been to see many venues that didn't quite have what we were looking for. From our first visit, we knew it would be perfect for a cosy October wedding, and had all the quirky details to make our day special. Tessa was really welcoming and gave us all the information we needed, including a quote just for us. This made our decision very easy, The Bell gives you such a huge amount for even a modest budget and has so many beautiful and unique spaces - including a lovely garden complete with fire pit! Our guests loved exploring the pub, and all of their rooms. Each one is totally different and characterful, we only wish we could have all stayed longer! The food was wonderful, don't be put off by not having a choice of different caterers - The Bell have a great chef, a delicious menu and accommodated our guests special dietary requirements brilliantly (we had over 15 guests with individual needs!) We were so well looked after on the day. An extra big thanks to Tessa, David and Chloe who made us feel so at home. They all worked incredibly hard to make sure we didn't have to worry about a thing. We already miss our visits to The Bell. It's was such a calm oasis for us between all the running around and planning. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to other couples.
Rachael & Nick
Whilst I looked at other brochures, the bell was the only venue we visited. It's quirky, it's humble, it's sooo much fun, it doesn't take it's self too seriously which made the the whole feel of the place so appealing. The food is some of the best I've tasted, our tasting night was one of our favourites together, they made it so special. There wasn't a single member of staff in that place who wasn't prepared to go above and beyond, on every occasion that we visited, even if just for a drink. We had a a slightly unusual set up that the bell so comfortably accommodated for us that we had a 2 day wedding and the entire team, namely Tessa, pip David and Hannah (and all the others who's names I didn't catch) were just fantastic. Everybody says but that's because it's true, it was one of the best days ever and I want to do it all over again, in the exact same way, every year if I could! It was truly magical! We are just so smug with ourselves that we found the bell and that it was the backdrop for such wonderful memories!
The second we laid eyes on The Bell we instantly knew we needn’t look any further. That was where we had to get married. Gorgeously traditional in the quirkiest way without having to impress your over posh great gran that you never see, and you don't really like. Between the beautiful building, colourful garden and exceptional staff (Tessa especially who is probably the most compassionate and PATIENT woman I know to date), we were eternally grateful. Everyone warned me that your wedding will never go perfectly, albeit you will be the only one that notices however I can whole heartedly say, there is nothing I would change. It was utterly perfect. Superb attention to detail and each request fulfilled beyond expectation. I implore anyone who is 'umming and ahhing' The Bell will fail you in no way possible. We can't wait to return. Forever grateful. The Cornets x 3/6/17
Francesca & Kevin Cornet - Awards vote
Had a wonderful wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst. Everything was perfect; food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond to make sure the day went smoothly.
Simon Young - Awards vote
The best at what they do!
Natalie Harris - Awards vote
Fantastic venue with great staff making very happy and fond memories of a truly great day and evening
Graham Wootton - Awards vote
We married at The Bell in August 2017. They really did give us the best day of our lives! The food was faultless and guests loved all the quirky touches of the venue. The team at The Bell are honestly the kindest and most helpful you could ask for and most importantly they are fun and friendly to have around on the day with your guests. We really were impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail from Tessa the wedding coordinator who saw the whole thing through from first enquiry. I would 100% recommend The Bell as a wedding venue to anyone.
Martine and Gareth
I have left a review previously, but I 100% would recommend The Bell. They gave us the best day of our lives!
Martine Di Paola - Awards vote
Absolutely amazing venue and team of people, which enabled us to have the BEST day and quote from our guests, 'the BEST wedding ever'! Cannot recommend this place highly enough and it is truly magical and romantic.
I'm not too sure where to begin on the subject of The Bell, It's a building of delight! along with all those who sail in her. We wanted a special but relaxed wedding and The Bell hits both of those markers perfectly. Nothing says relaxed and special like taxidermy and trombone urinals. Tessa, the wedding & events co-ordinater, is the reason we had such an enjoyable experience planning our wedding here. She is absolutely incredible at her job as well as a really lovely human! Our guests haven't stopped raving about how fantastic the food was, one person has even been quoted to say 'Best pig I've ever had. Fact.' I could go on and on about how beautiful this pub is both inside and out (don't get me started on the accommodation, each room unique, the lodges are pure luxury, cracking toiletries FYI.) but in my opinion, the thing that makes this place truly unique, beyond the hat lights and neon signs, is the staff. They make the pub so special and couldn't have made our day anymore perfect. David and Chloe ran the day masterfully. We had such great time with them. As fast as we had questions on wether this was done or that needed doing, we were handing a glass of prosecco, told not to worry, both this and that, along with everything else, had indeed been done. Ive run out of space now, so I shall continue to spread the word to all who will listen to me, fiancés, wedding planners, date night organisers, kids, dogs, Anyone. The Bell, thank you for everything, I shall continue to look for any excuse I can find to come back and visit x
Dale and Natalie Harris
Simply because this is the best venue for a great pub wedding. A slick team, delicious food, great service and in a unique setting. The organisation of the weddings is informal, friendly and down to earth - this revolutionises wedding co-ordination and takes away the stuffiness of previous views/opinions.
Zoe Moody - Awards vote
We had such a wonderful wedding day at the Bell in Ticehurst. Tessa was extremely helpful in organising the day and was very accommodating when we made last minute changes to our guest list. The staff on the day were friendly and professional with allowed us to relax and enjoy the day. We are looking forward to visiting The Bell for our anniversary in April.
We were looking for an informal, cosy, fun, quirky venue with hearty food and a great atmosphere, and that's exactly what the Bell delivered...and more! The staff were phenomenal - friendly and attentive and kept the day on track in such a discreet way that we didn't feel time-pressured, adding to the relaxed vibe. Tess and David especially were fantastic. Our guests all commented on how the food was so delicious and served hot, which is often a rare thing at large events. And the Love Nest lodge was the coolest room we could have wished for to end our perfect weekend. A log fire, big copper bath and our very own 'rooftop' area to chill and soak up the location. Wish we could do it all again!
The Bell for us was the perfect venue, relaxed, quirky, beautiful and not a traditional wedding venue. The team take pride in service and we really had an incredibly fun day
We got married here in July and had the most amazing day. The venue was great, staff amazing and Tess and Hannah made everything run so smoothly.
From the moment we visited the Bell we knew it was the one for us! If you are looking for a fun, relaxed and unique wedding then don’t hesitate to choose this venue for your big day. The staff are friendly and professional, they have a knack for putting you at your ease whilst everything runs smoothly in the background. Tessa (wedding co-ordinator) is on hand from the moment of booking to the wedding day and is incredibly patient and laid back, she answers all questions quickly and is just lovely to deal with! All our guests loved the venue and bedrooms and the quirky details throughout; we were lucky to have sunshine so we could enjoy photos in the garden and the fire pit in the evening. However, we were never concerned about the weather as the Bell would also be a great cosy indoor venue. The food and wine is spot on and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Nothing is too much trouble and I really can’t praise the Bell highly enough, I hope you will take the opportunity to see for yourself!
We got married at the Bell on May 27th this year, and it was the most incredible day! For both the day itself and the year-long run-up, we had zero stress from the wonderful staff at the Bell - HUGE shout-out to Tessa for being amazing with our planning and for sticking around on the day to make sure everything went smoothly! She was fantastic help and kept everyone (the bride mostly) calm at stressful times! On the day Pip, Hannah, Zoe and the team were brilliant too. The venue is fantastic - if you're looking for something a bit quirky, with photo opps at every turn, you'll find it difficult to top this stunning venue. The gardens are gorgeous, the rooms and Assembly Hall itself (where we got married) are beautiful, and the Stable is just wonderfully different to any other venue we saw. AND THE FOOD!!! The food is just delicious - we sampled on a few occasions, and on the actual day it was just fabulous. We have so many happy memories from our day, and cannot thank the staff enough. We can't wait to celebrate our first anniversary back at the Love Nest.
Sophie & Tim
We had our wedding in June 2015, love the place, and the staff is really helpful. Can't wait to go there again to celebrate our anniversary.
We had our wedding at the Bell in June 2017. It was amazing! The Bell is such a good venue that we didn't need to decorate and all of our guests loved it. Great food and rooms, brilliant outdoors area. And the staff were excellent, nothing was too much and they really looked after us in the build up and on the day.
Luke and Holly
We got married at The Bell in April 2017 and we can't fault the amazing day that we had! We were looking for a laid back venue for what we hoped would be an informal knees-up for our friends and family to enjoy, and The Bell didn't disappoint. We were having an afternoon ceremony and didn't want the formality of a sit down meal - other venues had point blank refused to consider this but The Bell were so accommodating, we knew as soon as we walked in that this was the venue for us. The staff were great and Tessa the wedding coordinator made sure that everything ran smoothly. We've had so many people comment on how much they loved the day and the venue - we'd love to do it all again!
We got married at The Bell in February 2017 and would strongly recommend it as a wedding venue. During the lead up to the wedding, Tessa (wedding coordinator) was always so polite, organised and patient with us (I was a slightly ditsy bride) The best thing about Tess is that she made it feel like it was just us getting married, even though she probably had a million things going on she always had plenty of time for us. The venue itself is quirky but very warm and welcoming. The food & drink was absolutely delicious and all our lovely veggie/diary free guests were catered for with no problem. The bedrooms are fun and cosy and we really didn't want to leave. Thank you to all the staff who helped in the lead up and on the day. You really made the day perfect and we'll hopefully be back soon for some delicious pub grub! Mel & Jez
Mel & Jez Bradshaw
We had our wedding at The Bell in March 2017. We knew as soon as we viewed The Bell that it was exactly what we had been looking for... Gorgeous and quirky! We decorated throughout, and there were no complaints about the amount of decorations we were putting up. Indeed, the staff couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. That said, the venue looks just as gorgeous left on its own. Tessa did an amazing job of organising and helping us on the lead up to the big day. The rooms were amazing, especially the Love Nest, which is where we slept, and our guests couldn't speak more highly of the venue and it's staff. We all danced the night away, before ending a wonderful day by the fire pit, toasting marshmallows and having a wee dram :) If you are looking for somewhere that is fun, quirky, personal, and far removed from a sole less Hotel banqueting room, then this is it. We couldn't recommend this venue highly enough for a couple looking to stamp their personality on their special day. A wonderful venue, and such a wonderful day. Thank you! G&T
Graeme & Tess
This is such an amazing, interesting and lovely place to get married. As soon as we walked in we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. The service was brilliant, they would do anything to accommodate our needs and was so quick in replying to even the silliest questions or request. They co-orindated everything on the day so we didn't have to worry about anything which made is such a relaxing day and everything went so smoothly I couldn't have asked for any more. You've got to get married here!!!!