Chloe & Chris - Jan 18
"I don't think our day could have been more perfect. The venue is beautiful. It certainly didn't disappoint our guests - I think they'll be talking about the French Horn urinals for some time to come! The day ran very smoothly and was led by a lovely team of two, David and Eve. It didn't feel like a cookie cutter wedding - it felt incredibly personal but the team did everything with the sort of quiet effortlessness that can only come with experience. If you want your wedding to be something to remember, hold it at The Bell. If you want a stress-free day in a jaw-dropping setting, hold it at The Bell. If you want anything close to a perfect wedding day, hold it at The Bell."
Lauren & Scott - Dec 17
"The Bell in Ticehurst is the most amazing venue I think we could ever have got married at! Everything was perfect, everything was planned well and everything was just so tasty!
If you want a ‘quirky’ wedding, or just an easy, relaxed wedding ... go to The Bell, you won’t regret it!!"
Susan & Jonathan - Nov 17
"You dream a lot about your wedding day. Ours was everything we dreamed of. Our main contact was Tessa, who is probably the loveliest woman in the world (apart from the wife) and made organising a wedding from another country simple for us. Dave and Chloe looked after us on the day, always at our side when we needed them. Everyone we’ve dealt with in our visits has been friendly and absolutely lovely. The Bell is what every local pub should be; welcoming, cosy and an extension of your home and family. If you’re visiting the area, pop in for a drink and some great food. If you're staying in the area, stay at The Bell. If you’re in love, get married there. I did. It was perfect."
Natasha & Jonathan - Oct 17
"We truly had the best day of our lives! Made all the more perfect by the help and support of everyone at The Bell, especially Tessa and David. The venue is incredible and it was amazing to spend time in the garden with the autumn sun shining.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a perfect day."
Laura & Jake - Sept 17
"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. 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!"
Martine & Gareth - Aug 17
"Thank you all so much for everything you did to help give us the best day of our lives. We couldn't stop smiling all day and night and we were bursting with happiness! All of our family and friends loved The Bell. Thank you for all the help leading up to the wedding and always being on hand to answer any questions. The whole team on the day were so amazing - they were there whenever we needed anything and it felt like having friends around by the end! We felt like royalty! The food was incredible - people are still talking about it now!
I have recommended The Bell to everyone."
Kelly & Sandy - July 17
"Just got back from our honeymoon but wanted to message you with a massive thank you for everything you guys did for us. Hannah and Pip were absolutely fantastic and went way beyond what was expected. My friend who helped on the day also commented just how good the girls were and she runs a vintage wedding hire service. Everything went to plan from start to finish and was amazing which includes the food. The room set up took the girls a long time and suspect their fingers still have the imprint of the lighters on them!!! We really couldn't have chosen a better venue and our guests were delighted with their rooms and the quirky feel. Thanks again".
Fran & Kevin - June 17
“My husband and I had booked a fairy-tale wedding in his hometown in France. However, the second we laid eyes on The Bell, that was where we had to get married! Between the beautiful quirky 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, however I can wholeheartedly say there is nothing I would change. It was utterly perfect. Anyone 'umming and ahhing' between venues, The Bell will fail you in no way possible. We can't wait to return.”
Lucy & Jo - May 17
"It is hard to find the right words to sum up our wedding at the Bell. It was magical and, most importantly for us, so much fun. The team are just wonderful. Under Tessa’s impeccable guidance, they made every step a pleasure. Patient, supportive, always there but not intrusive and genuinely caring about getting it just right for us. It is a stunning venue, gorgeous and quirky and exuding warmth and charm at every single turn. All of our guests commented on what a brilliant choice we had made. Whatever your expectations, it will surpass them by about a million. We would say don’t even think of getting married anywhere else!! Thank you to everyone for making it so special."
Tory & Michael - Apr 17
"We had such a wonderful wedding day at The Bell. From the moment we stepped inside, we knew it would be the perfect place for us! 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 which allowed us to relax and enjoy the day. The Love Nest was such a gorgeous honeymoon suite, complete with copper roll top bath and roof terrace - we didn’t want to leave! If you are looking for a relaxed venue with amazing food, fantastic staff and on-site accommodation, The Bell has it all!"
Tessa & Graeme - Mar 17
"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 17
"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!"