Friends of Sylvia’s Kitchen
The George In Rye - the most romantic of wedding venues in East Sussex, and only one hour South of London. A boutique hotel with fantastic seasonal menus and with a period Ballroom that caters for over 100 guests
Grand Hotel Eastbourne – “The White Palace” elegantly situated on Eastbourne’s historic seafront, The Grand Hotel offers a range of elegant and stylish rooms, catering for large and smaller wedding parties. A superb team are always on hand to discuss your day. Highly recommended.
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club – Situated amongst the trees in Ashdown Forest, Ashdown Park Hotel is truly a spectacular venue, which can offer that country house feel, with real style and elegance. Gorgeous grounds, rooms and banqueting facilities. Again, highly recommended with a superb team on hand.
The Sussex Barn – If you are looking for a rustic venue, this is it. The Sussex Barn is a beautiful 400 year old grade 2 listed oak framed barn situated on a working farm in the parish of Hellingly. With ample parking, countryside views and stunning beams, The Sussex Barn Hellingly is the perfect setting for any event.
Laughton Barns – A superb barn venue set at the foot of the South Downs. With fantastic views across open farmland, space for tipis and tents, this really is a venue worth looking at if you are after a country feel.
Broyle Place – Placed near Lewes, East Sussex, Broyle Place is a beautiful country house set at the foot of the South Downs. I’ve worked here many times and can highly recommend both the venue and the team behind the venue who always ensure everything runs smoothly.
Horsted Place – A stunning Country house at Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex. With beautiful bedrooms, dining and outdoor grounds, Horsted Place is a superb option for your wedding day.
Emma Tindley - Award winning British designed and made dresses by Emma and her team. Based in East Grinstead. Emma’s work and dresses are exquisite.
Isabella Grace Bridal – Always stunning dresses, with assistance from a superb team headed by Rebecca, based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and most definitely worth a visit.
Leonie Claire - Based in Hove, celebrating the modern bride who wants something a little different. Gorgeous dresses.
Qiana Bridal – Based in Little Common, East Sussex Wendy at Qiana Bridal has more than two decades of experience from within the bridal industry and leading London Couture houses. All the wedding gowns have been produced upon an invaluable knowledge of cut, fit and proportion with flattering impeccable styling. A bespoke service is also available.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Fitzgerald Photographic – A very talented local photographer – take a look at some of Clare’s images on her website to get a feel for her unique style
Cut Above Productions - Offering an unobtrusive and friendly style of filming at your wedding, yet maintaining a very professional approach. Contact Carol who would be very happy to discuss your wedding videography requirements.
Lucy Carnaghan Photography – Lucy takes an informal and relaxed approach, producing stunning wedding, family, portrait and commercial photography.
Airstream Studio Vintage Photo Booth – The Airstream Studio is a Sussex based vintage Photo Booth, designed with a bespoke retro interior. It features art deco units, a luxury diner style seating booth and fairground light archways to capture and frame the magical moments created by groups of friends at weddings, events and festivals. They aim to create a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. The vintage photography studio is set inside a rare 1949 Airstream trailer and inside it’s highly polished exterior is a beautiful interior that hosts and high end photo booth with professional studio lighting and amazing, unique props.
Florist in the Forest – Every time I see Katherine’s work the beauty and simplicity of it blows me away, a very talented florist based in the beautiful setting of Broadwater Forest near the village of Groombridge.
The Flower House Studio – Kim at the Flower House has such a wonderful way with flowers, her work and florals are always very beautiful, on trend and stylish. Kim is a pleasure to work with.
The Wild Orchid – beautiful and original wedding and other occasion flower arrangements from Jeanne, a lovely freelance florist whose work is original
Grace Benson Make Up – Grace is a professional freelance make up artist covering the South East – I can highly recommend Grace having been lucky enough to have my make up done for a recent awards ceremony – she made me feel like the Belle of the Ball and is a truly lovely lady to work with!
Jane Mather, Make-up Artist – Jane is a professionally trained make-up artist, offering both traditional and airbrushed make-up. Jane’s studio is based in Laughton (just outside Lewes) and she covers Kent and Sussex.
Circa Events Catering – Marc at Circa is very friendly and approachable, with a great professional and dedicated team behind him
Green Fig Catering – I have worked with Green Fig on weddings and their food always looks fantastic, highly recommended.
James Marquees – for beautiful marquees, inside and out – their gallery pictures are definitely worth a browse
Wealden Crockery – Freya at Wealden Crockery provides exquisite vintage crockery and accessories to hire for any occasion. Be it for a wedding, hen party, birthday tea, baby shower or just a special afternoon tea. We are based in East Sussex but can cover the whole of the South East.
Chic N Cheerful – Dianne at Chic N Cheerful is able to offer you catering, crockery, crafts and an amazing classic VW campervan – all with a twist of vintage elegance. About as eco-friendly as it gets, everything they offer you is up-cycled, re-used or re-cycled.
Falcon Wedding Cars – Pete from Falcon Wedding Cars provide a very high quality and extremely friendly service. With their two beautiful Vintage Wedding Cars combined with commitment to achieiving a “smooth ride” throughout, I am very happy to recommend their services.
Fiona Hosford Harpist – Fiona is a gifted and experienced harpist based in the South East of England. Her work takes her to Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire performing at weddings, corporate events and other social events Fiona’s repertoire ranges from Classical music, the Beatles, through to Light Jazz and popular Modern Classics. Whether it’s Pachelbel, Puccini or Elton John, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, The A-Team or Star Trek, Fiona will delight you and your guests with her magnetic personality and harp playing. She is always flexible and will cater for every musical taste and is happy to incorporate any special requests into her performance. If you need a harpist for your wedding, Fiona is happy to play at one of a variety of times throughout the day.
Hook & Son – for those of you like me, who like to get hold of some lovely free range eggs for your baking and some luscious buttermilk too for those muffins and scones