On 27 Jan 2009 at 6:14pm TheGoodKing wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if possible to pick the many brains of Lewes in helping me find a desirable place to hold a wedding reception. Any suggestions would be welcome, from village hall that could be hired and done up to an established venue. Only lived here a year and not sure where to start, so any help would be much appreciated.
On 27 Jan 2009 at 9:36pm Sam Spam wrote:
we went to the Shelley's in Lewes which was wonderful but it's changed hands now and isn't as posh any more - the Pelham Hotel is probably best now and the views outside are cool!
On 27 Jan 2009 at 10:17pm mr happy wrote:
The grange is a lovely venue. you would have to find a caterer though. Bars are available there from The Kings Head pub. It is separated into different rooms which is handy for splitting a disco and elderly guests plus the bonus of doors out into a lovely garden.
On 28 Jan 2009 at 12:23pm New wife wrote:
Oops, copied my response onto a new thread. Sorry all!
We got married last Dec in Lewes Town Hall (accomodates about 90) then Southover Gardens for pics and then a walk through town to the function room at JHT. It was brilliant, all very relaxed, in expensive and wonderful to walk through town in a wedding dress
On 28 Jan 2009 at 8:15pm Seen The Light wrote:
Don't do it - you'll live to regeret it - life's too short - get out there and party - you'll forever be tied to a list of chores and bills that need paying - you'll go grey - get fat - and lose the intimacy with all your mates who will no longer phone - never get to go to footie again - as for band rehearsals - forget it - nearest you'll get to a gig is sitting outside the the venue waiting to pick her and her mates up after they've been on some birthday bash and you got volunteered as taxi driver - whatever goes wrong will be YOUR fault - you'll get phoned at work to be asked where her nail file is only to be abised when you say you don't know - not that I'm bitter...
On 28 Jan 2009 at 10:27pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Not much point asking my advice as it is the same as "Seen The Light's".
If you want proof, click on this link,
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On 28 Jan 2009 at 10:57pm wedding for goodo wrote:
My advice is that you don't spend silly amounts of money trying to impress. Do your own thing, remeber that no one remebers the food, unless there isn't enough booze, and that its the people and fun that make the day, not what sort of flowers, or how many currants are in the cake. I agree with New Wife, what could be more wonderful a location, than a walk through a beautiful medieval town, with your partner. Grange Gardens for photos if dry can't be beaten, this town has great wedding day freebies, why not use them, and invite Spinster to catch the bouquet, or chuck it straight back!
On 29 Jan 2009 at 11:32pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
WFG - a few have thrown their bouquets at me over the years - fortunately I have always seen fit to push some unsuspecting fool into the line of fire. However, if I had caught one I would have ripped all the petals of the flowers and stamped them into the ground.
Given the cost of bouquets (and "blooms") I'd rather someone threw the money at me!