The cost to hold a Wedding Reception or Ceremony and Reception in high season (May 1st to the 31st August) at Battle Abbey ranges from £3,500 (midweek) up to £4,500 (Summer Saturday) and will include exclusive use of the entire School premises; Abbot’s Hall, Duke’s Library and Refectory and all outdoor space (weather permitting). Out of season (1st September to the 1st May) ranges from £3,000 (midweek) to £4,000 (Saturday). All dates include full access the day before (9am – 3pm) to dress the venue as required, oversee the Florist etc. Beyond this pricing for drinks and food will depend entirely on your choices. If there’s something you particularly want just ask, we will work with you until we have a price and offering your happy with. There’s no such thing as an off-the-peg wedding at Battle Abbey. We can even stock the bar to your tastes!
As all weddings are bespoke we have great flexibility in our price and offering. On average a full Saturday wedding might see prices in the range of £100 a head to include; canapes on arrival, three course sit down meal, evening buffet. A Thursday would be some £1000 cheaper than an equivalent Saturday and on this basis is well worth considering if it’s an option for you.
Unique? Certainly! Affordable? Very!
In our experience people take one look at our location and assume that a Battle Abbey wedding will cost £15,000 – £20,000! In reality we are nowhere near so pricey. Here is a recent example of a wedding quote. Take out the ‘optionals’ and move to an out of season date and we can be even more cost effective!
A £7,703.50 wedding that everyone will think cost £15,000 plus! It’s a lot of wedding for the money!
(The example quotation below is based on 70 adults and 5 children.)
Venue hire (Summer Season Thursday) £3,500
Canapes (Optional) for 75, 3 canapes per person, £5 a head £375
Reception drinks (Optional) utilising corkage rate of £6.50 a bottle, 2 drinks per person £182
Three course sit down meal for 70 adults @ £37.50 a head £2,625
Sit down meal for 5 children @ £19 a head £95
Table wine utilising corkage rate of £6.50 a bottle, half a bottle per person £273
Toasting wine utilising corkage rate of £6.50 a bottle £91
Evening Buffet (Optional) £7.50 a head £562.50
TOTAL Price inc VAT £7,703.50
Due to the size of the venue we have a minimum day attendance of 65. Unfortunately we do not accept external caterers at the Abbey.