Chloe & Dave - Aug 18
We started by searching for 'quirky wedding venues' and The Bell appeared. As soon as we arrived, we knew this was the place. We were actually in 'quirky' heaven, from the trombone urinals to the bowler hat lamp shades, The Bell ticked all the boxes. Tessa and the staff were all so helpful and welcoming. Our expectations were exceeded and we had an amazing day and night, topped off by a stay in 'The Love Nest'. We booked all the hotel rooms for 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!! Oh and our dog, Pablo, loved it too!!!!
James & Greg - Jul 18
"We were looking for a venue that would be informal, intimate and most of all, dog-friendly as we wanted our boys to be part of our big day. The minute we visited The Bell, we knew it was The One! Tessa helped us plan the entire event, from rooms and a welcome dinner for our guests the night before to every detail of our wedding day itself. We got exactly the wedding we wanted: relaxed, perfectly paced and a lot of fun! Everyone remarked on how helpful and friendly the enthusiastic and talented staff at The Bell were, and The Love Nest was a big talking point, so much so that we ended up shooing our guests off our roof terrace so we could get some peace!"
Ruth & Dan - Jun 18
“We can't speak highly enough of how great our wedding was. Tessa, our contact in the run-up, is an efficient, lovely, friendly and caring girl - an absolute star. Chloe, who ran the show on the day, kept it moving along perfectly and was brilliant in ensuring the day was smooth and hitch-free (apart from the getting-hitched bit!). Matt and the rest of the team 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 - awesome food guys, thanks so much.And the rooms are stunning, unique and lovely. Thank you so much, we'll never forget you!”
April & Sue - May 18
From the moment we walked into the Bell we knew we would be married there. We were totally overwhelmed with how perfect the venue was for us....the attention to detail, the decor, originality and size of the venue was totally unexpected, with the added bonus of the perfect English country 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, from the organisation from our wedding planner Tess, to the waitressing and bar staff on the day, nothing was too much trouble. Our guests were as enthralled as we were, and everyone fell in love with the place. Thank you for the perfect wedding.
Diane & Martin - May 18
"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."
Lauren & Karl - Apr 18
"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 its 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."
Isabel & Lee - Mar 18
"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."
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!"