The Lodge at Winchelsea


Look no further than The Lodge at Winchelsea to celebrate your Wedding Day.

Located just outside Rye and nestled in beautiful, historic, National Trust countryside The Lodge at Winchelsea will exceed your expectations. You and your guests can stay overnight and wave goodbye with a hearty, buffet breakfast party when everyone can re-live the celebrations of the day before.

The entire venue will be dedicated to you and your guests, including 26 en-suite bedrooms, restaurant, lounge and bar. With menus and packages tailored entirely to your requirements, it will always be, Your Wedding – Your Way!

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As you are guaranteed to be our only guests on the day, our manager and staff can concentrate on making every aspect of your wedding exactly how you would want it to be. Nothing is too much trouble and our aim is to create a memorable event that you will never forget. What’s more, our realistic prices will leave more in your pocket for perhaps an extended honeymoon too!

The Ceremony
Our Winchelsea Suite is licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 60 guests and offers an intimate location for a service amongst family and friends. After the ceremony the lounge bar provides the perfect setting for a champagne and canapé reception or something a little less formal.

The Food
The main Lodge can comfortably seat 80 for a 3 course wedding meal and up to 150 for an evening party with finger buffet. The following day, a delicious full English buffet breakfast will be provided for your overnight guests.

The Party
Party the night away! We have a modern and well stocked bar and different areas of the room that can be allocated for dancing, quiet seating, band or disco. You decide on the layout and we will do the work. We have no neighbours so you can make as much noise as you like into the night.


Wedding Packages from £4500
Exclusive Venue Hire
26 En-suite rooms
3 Course Wedding Meal & Drinks Package for 50
Evening Buffet for 100
English Breakfast for overnight guests.

“June Wedding”
We just had our wedding here 10th June and it was perfect! The staff were incredible and so helpful. I was incredibly nervous about everything but the manager Carla especially was brilliant and helped in every was she could.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone we have had nothing but compliments from our guests regarding the food and the overall place itself!

“Wedding Weekend”
Had a fantastic time here this weekend….the rooms were lovely and welcoming…. the restaurant and bar were high standard…service was excellent and the staff were very helpful and accommodating… we would highly recommend a stay here and a great place for a function…..

“Friends Wedding”
My friends were married at The Lodge. At first I wasn’t totally sure it was the best of choices. How wrong could I be? The staff were absolutely superb from the initial booking and throughout the whole reception… The carvery very good. The whole event went without a hitch! Cooked breakfast very good also. Big Thank You to all.

“Wedding Reception”
When choosing our venue for our wedding reception, we knew that we didn’t want a run of the mill “wedding package” type place. We wanted somewhere where our preferences were considered and you weren’t boxed off as just another wedding. The Lodge at Winchelsea offered this and so much more. The food was superb, our guests commented on how nice it was to have proper, well done food as opposed to traditional bland wedding chicken in white sauce! Everything was handmade by the chef right down to the pate and the desserts and the quality really did show through…The whole team worked tirelessly serving guests and keeping the venue tidy. All the staff came across happy and bubbly even though we appreciate it was a very long day for them. We hired out all of the 26 rooms, as we had many guests travelling long distances to be at our special day. The rooms were excellent, very clean and brilliant value for money. The next morning everyone who stayed shared in a huge English breakfast and the staff were just as bubbly as the night before. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

“Highly recommended”
The Lodge at Winchelsea is a quirky modern alternative for a medium sized wedding, set in stunning countryside with the friendliest team you could ask for. We couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough. It made our wedding day the day of our dreams.

“A Gathering.”
Spent the weekend at The Lodge for a special occasion with family and friends. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the food on the Friday night for almost 30 of us was terrific and the Carvery on the Saturday was Outstanding. Carla and her team were beyond brilliant all very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Highly Recommended.