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‘The Bride and Groom and all (and I mean all) of the guests wanted to pass on their thanks and sheer amazement for the wedding on the 14th; It really was an incredible day. Aaron and the team were immaculately professional and the school looked stunning. Everyone said how brilliant a time they had and it was a very special and emotional day. The food was of course spectacular. One particular phrase was repeated throughout the day – how impressed everyone was with the students that helped in the service, each and everyone of them showed remarkable professionalism, confidence and conduct. They were polite, organised and unfazed by any of the requests or issues. They are a genuine credit to Aaron, Lottie and the School. Thank you again for your part in the organisation of their wedding. Sam and Nikki and the whole family had a wonderful time it really was a magical day.’ Becki (Groom’s Sister in law) Sam and Nikki’s Wedding (December 2017)

‘We just want to say a massive thank you for all your help for making our wedding day even better than we imagined! We really did have the best day ever. Huge thank you to all the staff too, the students are a credit to the school! The food was amazing we have had so many compliments from people. A lot of people have said it’s the best wedding they have been to so thank you again.’  Fran and Jason (Bride and Groom) (Married July 2017)

‘Thank you so so much to Aaron, Lottie and all the team for all you did to make our day go perfectly. I work in hospitality so I know the effort that goes into events like this, and I know that no matter how amazing a venue is it is the staff that really make a day so special. Everything went perfectly and was seamless. Aaron and Lottie were amazing and so accommodating towards whatever we wanted. I would definitely recommend to anyone to get married at Battle Abbey.’
Fran and Daniel (Bride and Groom) (Married July 2017)

‘Can I just say a huge thank you to you and all the team at Battle Abbey. Our wedding day was so perfect and a lot of that was down to you. There were never too many emails we could send or any question too silly and you made us feel so much more at ease throughout the whole planning process and on the day itself. We’ve had so many compliments about the food also! The wedding breakfast was absolutely delicious and perfectly portioned and though we didn’t get any of the canapes so many people have told us how great they were too. All your team are so kind and enthusiastic that it makes the venue and atmosphere something else. We’re so happy that we chose Battle Abbey as our wedding venue and couldn’t have imagined having the same experience anywhere else. Thanks again for everything.’ Charlotte and David (Bride and Groom) (Married July 2017)

‘Ashley and I got married on 27th May 2017. From when we booked the wedding up until the wedding day, all of the staff were very responsive and helpful, quickly dealing with any questions we had. Battle Abbey is a wonderful venue for a wedding and all of our guests said how lovely it was on the day. It also allows for your wedding to be unique and flexible, Aaron and his team work with you to get exactly the wedding you want, even working with me to allow my horse Millie to appear at the wedding for some photos which was a childhood dream of mine! We also wanted the day to finish a little later (1am) which was no problem, and wanted a band to play, which worked really well in the Abbot’s Hall. On the day itself all of the staff worked so hard and the day ran really smoothly; the food was incredible, especially the chocolate brownie! Our wedding day didn’t disappoint, it was truly the best day of our lives and we can’t thank the staff at Battle Abbey enough’. Cassie and Ashley (Bride and Groom) (Married May 2017)

‘The staff and food could not have been better on the day and all our guests noticed. One, especially discerning, vegetarian friend, described her meal as ‘stunning’. As for myself and John, the day couldn’t have been more perfect. This was mostly due to the care and attention taken by every member of staff involved. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was relaxed and friendly. All of our dealings with Aaron, James and Lottie have been an absolute pleasure. Once, again a huge thank you to you all.’ Nicki and John (Bride and Groom) (Married April 2017)

‘When we got engaged there was only one venue we needed to see – Battle Abbey. Not only is it a beautiful building steeped in history and wrapped in a beautiful setting, it’s where my partner went to school and spent many happy years, so we knew this was where we wanted to say ‘I do’. From our first visit right up until our wedding day, everyone at the Abbey were incredibly helpful. The day ran like clockwork, the food was absolutely delicious, and everyone from the Catering Manager to the serving and bar staff were brilliant. Thank you again to everyone at the Abbey for all your help in making our wedding the best day of our lives.’ Amber & Richard Moon (Bride and Groom) (Married April 2017)

‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both, Geoff and all your staff on Saturday. We had an absolutely amazing day of celebrations and I can’t thank you enough for ensuring it went so smoothly. You guys remembered every detail and left us feeling like we could totally relax on the day. We know how hard you were working behind the scenes.  We had so many compliments about the food, everyone was very impressed!!! And thanks for the canapes set aside for us – they went down a treat! Also the students who played for us were absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t have hoped for better, please pass on our thanks again to them.
Its been a pleasure arranging our wedding with you over the last year. We will be singing yours and the venues praises for a long time :-)’
Vicky and Matt (Bride and Groom) (Married April 2017)

‘I just wanted to email to say thank you to you and Lottie for all your hard work on our wedding last week. Everything was faultless and it was all down to your hard work. The venue looked beautiful, the food was stunning and the service was beyond what was expected. Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was and how professional and polite the waiting staff were. Please can you pass on our thank you’s to everyone and thanks again for making our day so amazing.’  Aron and Natasha walker (Bride and Groom) (Married December 2016)

‘Wow. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives. The whole team at Battle Abbey made planning our wedding stress free and it was a real pleasure. From start to finish we can’t fault anything, Aaron and Lottie were there for us every step of the way and were able to answer any question we ever had. On the day of the wedding we didn’t have to worry about anything as we knew it was in their capable hands. They were truly amazing. The food was absolutely superb. The feedback we have had about the food has been unreal, so thank you for that. The venue itself. Well…. It’s just the best!!! So much history and just absolutely stunning. We fell in love with it straight away and our guests were amazed by just how beautiful it is. The staff on the day/night were so professional and extremely polite and I couldn’t fault them. Overall we would just like to say a huge thank you and we really appreciate everything you have done for us over the last couple of years to make our wedding day the best day EVER.’ Michaela (Bride) (Married August 2016)

‘What a perfect day. When we found that Battle Abbey School offered wedding we immediately contacted the organisers to see ‘how much’. We didn’t think we could afford it at first, but were delighted to find the price so reasonable. From then on the process was handled so well by the marketing and catering manager with fantastic communication. We had a tasting and were able to build our perfect wedding (including our own choice of ale & archery). Above everything else, the service on the day was sensational. The whole team at Battle Abbey School went above and beyond to make sure that we and our guests had an amazing stress free time. They were even around to help the next day. This is what made it for us. I strongly recommend Battle Abbey School to anyone.’ James Astell (Groom) (Married July 2016)

‘Thank you so much for everything both on our big day and, of course, in the run up, with all the great communication and superb coordination and organisation. We had THE BEST DAY EVER! Everyone had a fab time and so many people commented not only on the beautiful venue – which is a given…. but also on the wonderful service, friendly staff and general ‘above and beyond’ level of help and support. We really could not have asked for any more and will treasure our happy memories forever! Hope the whisky and cake leftovers were enjoyed and good luck with this year’s Wedding season!’ Liz & Dino (Married February 2016)

‘We had our wedding at Battle Abbey on 19th March 2016, and it was perfect!! James, Aaron and Lottie were amazingly helpful whilst we were planning our day, and were very happy to accommodate our requests and adapt plans as necessary. On the day itself the venue looked beautiful. The day went without a hitch, mainly due to the efforts of Aaron, Lottie and all the fantastic waiters/waitresses and bar staff, as well as the very talented pianist (Ben) who played so beautifully during the wedding breakfast. Thank you all in abundance! Our day was everything we could have hoped for, and I would recommend Battle Abbey to anyone – it is more than just a fabulous venue.’ Magda (Bride) (Married March 2016)

‘An amazing venue, amazing people, amazing food and amazing staff! Look no further, you need to book here for your wedding !! Cant fault them, it was the perfect day, they look after you from day one!  Book your wedding here !! Vicky (Bride) (Married August 2015)

‘I’ve lived in Hastings my whole life so when my wife suggested looking at Battle Abbey as a wedding venue it was a no brainer.. We walked in and instantly knew we wanted to get married here. You don’t need to sell you the venue.. It’s where the Battle of Hastings happened! James was fantastic answering all our questions and making us feel relaxed (which quite a few venues don’t do!) He did everything he could to make sure Battle Abbey School was within our reach and shared some ideas of things we could do. We then were introduced to Aaron and it was then that our wedding really took shape. From the first day we met him he worked so hard to ensure everything was organised and in place ready for the big day. Then came the big day and Aaron truly was spectacular, we wanted our wedding to be relaxed and chilled out but it took a lot of hard work from Aaron and his staff behind the scenes to ensure this happened. I really can’t praise Aaron any higher, all of our families said the same he was a fantastic man who we owe for us having such a great day!’ Sammie & Sam (Married July 2015)

‘We cannot praise the staff enough, the communication leading up to the wedding was great, the professional manner that was shown by Aaron and his team was fantastic! All of our guests commented on the setting, food and service which was all excellent! Battle Abbey and the staff made our wedding day truly magical, we cannot thank them enough.’
Georgina & Tariq (Married May 2015)

‘We can not praise this venue highly enough!! Obviously the venue in itself is absolutely stunning and for us was a truly wonderful venue and setting to hold our special day. However, the staff are also want makes this venue exceptional. Even from the start, meeting James who took his time to show us around and advised us that they could be as flexible on meals/seating as needed, was a refreshing change from some of the other places we visited. Afterwards we just dealt with Aaron who simply is an absolute star and a real pleasure to deal with! Aaron and his staff on the day were also remarkable and every single one of our guests commented on how professional, efficient and engaging they were. Everything about this venue and staff are amazing – we would recommend them to everyone wanting a memorable and faultless wedding day!!’ Andy & Jasmine (Married May 2015)

‘Dear James, Aaron and everyone at Battle Abbey, We are writing to thank you for hosting our wedding and the absolutely incredible job you did before and during the big day. From the moment we visited the Abbey we knew we wanted it to be our wedding venue but your kindness, flexibility, and support was what made it the perfect reception. From the very beginning you helped us fit everything we wanted in to ensure the day was truly memorable. You allowed us to make the day our own and were brilliant at working with Dominique and her mechanical organisation. The staff were a credit to the school and were extremely professional even while be harassed by my brother. Truly words do not do justice to how thankful we both are. We wish you all the best of luck.’ James & Dominique (Married April 2015)

‘Our wedding at Battle Abbey School was perfect and everything we wished it to be. We were keen to find a venue which was historical and not a standard conference hall. The school is very flexible on the menu and drinks and this allows you to plan the day exactly how you want it, rather than fitting in with set packages. Everyone remarked on how light and airy the hall and the library was and we had a lot of scope to decorate the venue how we wanted to. All the way through the planning the catering manager answered our questions and helped us with our decisions. Everyone said how nice the food was and what a fantastic atmosphere had been created. On the day everything ran like clockwork and the team at the school worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure that the day was fantastic.‘  Kate (Bride) (Married February 2015)

‘I don’t even know where to begin in my praise for Battle Abbey School as a wedding venue! We originally had booked somewhere else but had to pull out quite late in the day due to being misled about costs and poorly treated. Therefore, we were very anxious booking somewhere new at relatively short notice and having had a previous bad experience. However, we need not have feared – booking Battle Abbey School was the best wedding planning decision we made! Aaron and his team at Battle Abbey were incredible – friendly, patient, helpful and fun. The communication was excellent throughout and we were able to have everything we wanted for our big day. The day itself was perfect, it all ran smoothly, the food was exceptional and the staff were courteous and helpful without exception. And all of this in addition to it being in a truly beautiful setting! We had so many compliments on the venue, particularly the food and the friendly staff. The chocolate brownie pudding has been mentioned by more than a few of our guests! It is also worth mentioning that ours was a winter wedding, and a concern we had was keeping people warm – but with underfloor heating, heavy curtains on the windows and a beautiful open fire nobody felt the chill. We also managed to get photos outside in the grounds and in the Abbey ruins which provided a perfect backdrop, especially as the sun was setting. We just can’t praise Battle Abbey School enough – if you are considering it for your wedding our advice is GO FOR IT! We would do it all again in an instant. Thank you to everyone there who made it possible for us to have such a perfect day – we will remember it forever.’ Ann & Andy (Married Dec 2014)

‘Just a few lines to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to you and all the wonderful people who all worked so hard (and unobtrusively) to make Jo and Steves Wedding Day such a marvellous event. The memories will be with us forever – thank you so much.’ The Mephams! (Married October 2013)

‘Just a quick note to say thank you for all you did for us for our wedding back in July. All of our friends and family are still talking about what a spectacular day it was, and you really went the extra mile to make it very special. The food in particular was fantastic. We had the most incredible and unforgettable day!’ Rachel & Ben (Married July 2013)

‘Vedran and I honestly cannot say thank you enough for all your hard work and for making our dream wedding a reality. Your staff were also just fantastic and utterly professional, all our guests had a day and night to be remembered forever and Vedran and I couldn’t have been more happy.’ Anna & Vedran (Married July 2013)

‘Now that the dust has settled a bit I wanted to write and thank you personally for everything you and your team did to make Anna and Ed’s Wedding Reception so wonderful. Everything went like clockwork and I know Anna and Ed were enormously grateful, as were we. It was so lovely to hear them both say the following day that they wouldn’t have changed a thing and we couldn’t ask for anything more. We have had numerous letters saying how delicious the food was – from the canapés to the main Wedding breakfast and of course the stunning setting of Battle Abbey and the impressive impact it had on everyone’s arrival. You and your staff went out of your way to go along with everything the young couple requested and turn this vision into a reality. Once again a very big thank you for everything you did to make the day so perfect and memorable we really appreciated it.’ Alison (Bride) (Married February 2013)

‘To Aaron and his brilliant team. Thank you so much for all your hard work which made our Wedding perfect. All of our guests were impressed with the venue and the amazing service that you provided. We will always be grateful to you for making our day so special.’ Maria & Nick (Married December 2012)

‘A small thank you for the brilliant wedding celebration you gave us. Lots of guests have said how much they enjoyed the food, the place, the wine….. you made it look easy! Both families recognised the professionalism, incredible organisation, dedication and your kindness. You gave us a day to remember. Thank you.’ Chris (Married November 2012)

‘As a control freak by nature I was really concerned about everything but Aaron could not have been more helpful and reassuring. We had been to a number of weddings in hotel conference rooms and really wanted to avoid this sort of thing. The Abbey was exactly what we had hoped for. Lots of outdoor space in magical surroundings with friendly staff. Ali really appreciated the flexibility to get the wedding she really wanted rather than having to compromise. The access to the venue we had before the wedding was fantastic and the day went without hitch. In fact from my point of view it was probably one of, if not the, best day of my life. Thanks to all at the Abbey for being so accommodating and generally brilliant!’ James & Ali (Married July 2012)

‘The day was a wonderful celebration it was touching, beautiful and full of love from friends and family. We are still living high off the memories, I hope we can stay in this bubble for a long time! On the morning of the wedding there were no nerves or anxiety just joy and anticipation. That is because you inspired such confidence that we were free to enjoy the day and soak up every minute, we knew it would run perfectly, and it did. We don’t know how to thank you enough what a wonderful thing you have done for us!’ Naomi & Jim (Married April 2011)

‘Thank you so much for giving us such a fabulous wedding at Battle Abbey. You went beyond the call of duty to help us out many times and we really appreciate it. Thanks once again for all your hard work and help during the planning stages and on the day too.’ Cathy & Brendon (Married April 2011)

‘I would like to thank you personally for the tremendous effort you made in ensuring the Wedding Day was a tremendous success. The canapés were of the highest quality and commented on by everyone very favourably. The starter was superb as everyone agreed. My food was excellent quality. All the guests told me that the meat course was exceptional and the dessert a marvellous finish to the breakfast. The evening spread was welcomed by everyone and the service was exceptional. However it was not only the success of the day for which I thank you, but also the way that you dealt so courteously and patiently with all our requests. You always made Craig and Danussia feel welcome and that their happiness on the day was the most important matter.’ Father of the Bride

‘Thank you all so much for your immense hard work, both leading up to and on our big day. Were so glad we chose the Abbey School, it was such a perfect and beautiful venue and our guests were all impressed at how friendly, professional and organised you all were. We were so happy with everything you did for us – thank you!’ Andy & Chloe (Married October 2010)