There is nothing quite like The Bell for a distinctively different wedding venue, but don’t take our word for it.


Read why so many couples choose The Bell over other wedding venues in East Sussex and Kent.

Lydia & Tarik - Aug 19

The Bell is just the most wonderful venue. From the moment, we set foot in there, we knew it was exactly what we wanted. Tessa was brilliant – efficient, thoughtful and just lovely. She made us feel relaxed and you just knew everything was in hand. The Bell has managed to get exactly the right balance of being a luxurious venue in many ways - beautiful rooms and garden with lovely interesting touches, yet it is also such a warm, relaxed and intimate place, where the staff are so helpful and happy. Hannah co-ordinated everything on the day, so patient and understanding – nothing was too much trouble. The food was also incredible. We had the most brilliant perfect day!


Lisa & Joao - May 19

We love everything about The Bell - the quirky fun of the place, the relaxed vibe, the amazing friendly staff. It has everything and the food is amazing.

We had our wedding there recently and it was special and amazing, Tessa, Eve and her team were the best, couldn't have been a more enjoyable process and stress-free way of planning a wedding and on the day we didn't worry about a thing.

Can't wait to visit every year for our wedding anniversaries.

Rachel & Chris - Mar 19

We had our wedding breakfast and party at The Bell and it was the most perfect day. Organising and planning were easy as wedding co-ordinator Tessa took care of all the details for us. The food was amazing and the venue itself is so beautifully quirky and unique - perfect for any couple looking for something a bit different!

Thank you, Tessa and team - everybody had a great time!


Hattie & Daryl - Feb 19

The Bell was the perfect venue for our February wedding and we received nothing but compliments about it.

As amazing as the space and decor is, it's really the staff that make this venue what it is. They're great. From the planning phase with Tessa, to the staff on shift in the bars and kitchens, and those specifically looking after things during the event (we had Eve and Hannah), they all get involved with as much or as little as you'd like and ensure that everything goes smoothly which allowed us to enjoy the day.  

Giovanna & Daniel - Jan 19

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Bell and it was faultless. We took over all the hotel rooms and my elderly parents even stayed there for a week when they came up for the wedding and were looked after like family, which was very reassuring. The staff, the venue and everything about the day was brilliant!! Tessa and the staff accommodated everything and took care of us on the day. The atmosphere, ambiance, food and service were wonderful. All the guests loved the quirky but cosy venue and the food. A massive thanks to Tessa and all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble...they are a truly gifted team of individuals who certainly know their stuff!!!

Rebecca & Ashley - Dec 18

We had the most wonderful winter wedding at the Bell Inn, filled with twinkling lights, crackling fires, winter pimms and a live band. All our close family and friends gathered for a cosy day to celebrate our next chapter. We couldn't have achieved such a magical day without the help of Tessa and the Bell crew. We didn't think the wedding would even go ahead because of the bride being so ill. But it all happened in the end and it was everything we dreamed. Thank you so much xx

Emily & David - Nov 18

Wow!! That was the reaction from all our guests after the most special day for our wedding. The venue is truly unique, both inside and out, and provides a relaxed setting. The staff were brilliant, especially Tessa and Eve, as nothing was too much trouble and their relaxed approach puts you at ease. The food was exceptional - we are still getting comments about how it was the best wedding food anyone has had. We also loved the fire pit and sparkler experience at the end of the night. I am so happy we chose this venue as it couldn't have been more perfect for relaxed foodies like ourselves. We look forward to coming back, staying and eating here every year. Thank you The Bell.

Daniella & Sam - Oct 18

We got married at The Bell in October and it was hands down the best day of our lives.

Tess and the wedding team made sure everything ran smoothly throughout planning and on the day, which meant we really didn't have to worry about a thing!

Hannah & Paul - Sept 18

Once again thank you for your help, Tessa, in making everything stress free.

We had a wonderful day and were so lucky with the weather.

So lovely to meet you, and thank the wonderful staff at The Bell including Eve and Rae.. they looked after us!

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!”