Information about the venue
“We would like to thank everyone at Swallows Oast for making our wedding the best day of our lives … Friends and family are still talking about the wedding and the venue.” A glowing testimonial from one happy couple who went on to say: “We just wanted to do it all again.”
Swallows Oast, originally built in the 1830s and converted in 1995 to a banqueting hall, is the perfect wedding venue. It is located at Gibbs Reed Farm in the heart of the beautiful East Sussex countryside, just off the A21 midway between Maidstone and Hastings. The popular and tranquil venue comprises a tastefully modernised twin-kiln oast barn with paved terrace and gravelled outdoor areas, surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside including a small lake and a secluded woodland area. As you can imagine, there are endless photographic opportunities on offer here, and the variety of breathtaking backdrops will provide many memorable pictures of your Special Day,
The 38ft long main hall, with its impressive oak-beamed ceiling and traditional pine-floored minstrels’ gallery, can comfortably seat 130 guests for a charming romantic wedding. The roundels at the end of the building house a licensed bar. If you need additional space, adjoining marquees are available at an extra cost – complete with flooring, champagne linings, chandeliers and orangery windows. Or, for outside weddings, you may prefer the Swallows Pavilion – a great alternative for your ceremony, evening meal, barbeque or hog roast. The choice is yours. Wander down the stunning Swallow Trail and be amazed by the wonderful distant views of the surrounding countryside. Your esteemed photographer will be one step ahead of you, capturing the scene. There is also a playground and willow maze at the top of the trail for children. Talking of children, why not organise a few gardens games? Or hire a magician or juggler to keep them (and the adults!) entertained, and ensure that all your guests enjoy your unique wedding day.
Fantastic Wedding Photo Opportunities
The sunny courtyard is perfect to welcome your guests and mingle over a flute of champagne or too. Ample parking is available and there’s even space to land a helicopter nearby. Since Spring 2018, Swallows Oast has a comfortable central-heated Bridal Suite and bridesmaid/makeup room with freestanding tub and log-burner – ideal overnight accommodation for the bride and groom.
So, summer or winter, you’ll always be assured of a warm welcome at Swallows Oast. With a set of my stunning photographs, you and your loved one, friends and family will have fantastic memories to cherish for ever.
For other Sussex Wedding Venue inspiration, why not look at some of the other venues I’ve photographed in the county.
Wedding Shots from Swallows Oast Wedding Venue
Address: Gibbs Reed Farm,, Pashley Rd, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, TN5 7HE
Phone: 01580 200638
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