Helen & Nigel - May 17
From the moment we set foot in The Bell, we knew we had found exactly what we had hoped for. A tad quirky, a little off-beam, something different. Best of all was the warm and positive response we received from the wedding team and staff. Their natural friendliness and professionalism engendered confidence at every turn. It may be a cliché but nothing was too much trouble for Tessa and her colleagues. We might well have been one of the smaller parties they have welcomed but we were made to feel so special. The quality of the service, the food, the surroundings - legend and song, legend and song! We have not the slightest hesitation in recommending The Bell.
Tessa & Graeme - Mar 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 the staff couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. 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, and our guests couldn't speak more highly of the venue and its staff. We 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 soulless hotel banqueting room, then this is it…Thank you!”
Mel & Jez - Feb 2017
"We would strongly recommend The Bell as a wedding venue. Tessa (wedding coordinator) was always polite, organised and patient with us (I was a slightly ditsy bride). She made it feel like it was just us getting married, even though she probably had a million things going on. The venue is quirky but very warm and welcoming. The food and drink were absolutely delicious and our lovely veggie/dairy free guests were catered for with no problem. The bedrooms are fun and cosy, we really didn't want to leave. Thank you to 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!"
Stephanie & Lewis - Dec 16
"The Bell was the first wedding venue we looked at! How grateful we are to everyone there - from Tessa who was so quick (and always so friendly) to answer any questions we had throughout planning, to Pip and Hannah for whom nothing was too much on the day itself (including trying to get red wine out of my wedding dress), to the amazing chefs who left our guests feeling very satisfied! So many of our guests have commented on how brilliant the venue was - the whole day had such a cosy and relaxed feel to it, although nothing is quite as cosy as the wonderful Love Nest. Our wedding day at The Bell was completely perfect and we cannot thank everyone enough."
Marius & James - Nov 16
"Our Wedding Day was perfect and it was purely due to your love, care and amazing service.
Thank you for dealing with our demands, harsh words when stressed but most of all, the care you took with us and all our guests."
Katy & Alijosha - Nov 16
"The venue is wonderfully quirky with the most amazing little details. A personal highlight for me was being introduced as husband and wife and walking the length of the table to ring the bell! The food was first class and my guests frequently congratulated me on finding such a beautiful venue and on the quality of the food. I cannot recommend the Bell highly enough. It is a wonderful, beautiful, fun venue with staff that will make your day absolutely unforgettable. We will never forget what the Bell and all the staff did for us on our special day and The Bell will always have a special place in our hearts!"
Sam & Chris - Oct 16
"From our very first visit to The Bell, we knew we just had to get married there. It really suited the kind of wedding we wanted - relaxed, informal, and above all, fun. The food is fantastic and there's obviously no danger of running out of booze! The rooms don't really need much decorating, a few jars of flowers here and there and you're good to go. Tessa was a great help and puts your mind at ease. The staff on the day were fantastic. Hannah and Pip are just lovely, making you feel as relaxed as you possibly can. Our wedding day was perfect from beginning to end!"
Clare & James - Sept 16
"From day one of booking, Tessa and the team could not have been more helpful. The venue itself is stunning, with quirky rooms and decor, a garden with an amazing fire pit (perfect for toasting marshmallows at the end of the night) and lodges that impress anyone who sees them. The Bell is relaxed and informal and the whole day just flowed perfectly - there was no stress or fuss and everyone just had a fantastic day. All the staff ensured everything ran smoothly and worked tirelessly behind the scenes. I wish we could do it all over again. We will be back (probably every year!) to stay as we just love The Bell so much."
Meredith & Oliver - Aug 16
"What a perfect day! The whole day exceeded our expectations. We LOVED the buffet designed especially for us by the amazingly creative chef Oscar. So many people told me that it was the best wedding meal they have ever had! The staff were so lovely and helpful. They cleared up the room afterwards and took down the decorations allowing us to enjoy our breakfast in the morning and prolong the enjoyment of our wedding. The accommodation is very comfortable and quirky, as is the venue. Wedding guests were very happy and said it was the most unique wedding they had ever been to."
Harriet & Richard - Aug 16
“As soon as you walk in, from the first meeting until the big day - every step is tailored for you and it feels very personal and oh so special. Our day was everything and more than we expected and our guests felt this way too.
Growing up nearby means we can pop in for a drink or lunch and the food and staff, for whatever occasion, make it an event.
Food and drinks, service, all speak for themselves. Not your run of the mill wedding venue! Thank you Tessa, Zoe, Hannah and all the others too.”
Photo by Imogen Wall Photography
Tors & James - August 2016
"Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a fantastic day on Saturday! It was perfect! Every last minute was fabulous. Everyone commented on what a unique and brilliant venue The Bell was. You guys were beyond brilliant on the day and leading up to it. Nothing was too much and you were so relaxed and in control that it made us feel that way too. Hannah and Pip did an ace job on the day with the perfect balance of professionalism, friendliness and fun. At no point did we feel under any pressure and the schedule ran smoothly. The place was decorated beautifully and all the details were in place. Tessa, you were so helpful the weeks before and especially the night before. The food was superb."
Mel & Eva - May 2016
"Just wanted to drop you an email to say a big THANKS to you, Zoe, Hannah and the other staff from me and Eva. We had a brilliant time, as did our guests!
Lots of people commented on how much they loved the weddingvenue.
Thanks again - sure we'll be back to Ticehurst and The Bell for meals (and probably someone else's wedding at some point!)"