Weddings At Merrieweathers 

  If you are looking for a more intimate country wedding reception setting away from the hustle and bustle of hotels then Merrieweathers is ideal with its rolling countryside, woodland and lakes. The 50 acre estate offers space and areas for you to create exactly the day of your dreams. There are no boundaries, so you can develop your own style and theme. Merrieweathers provides accommodation for you and your closest friends and family creating a whole weekend of wedding memories.

LOCATION

Merrieweathers is surrounded with mature trees, gardens and lakes providing endless photo opportunities to create those special images of your day. There is also ancient woodland (with bluebells in the spring), a romantic walled rose garden, magestic oak trees and rolling meadows.  

Outdoor Ceremony

Merrieweathers is not currently licensed for a civil ceremony but after the legal part has taken place (nearest registry office is Crowborough) if you would like to hold your ceremony here we can provide the setting and the celebrant for your wedding vows. There are fundamental differences between a registrar and a celebrant. A registrar will have a limited choice of what can be included in your ceremony. You can ask for certain words, poems, and readings to be included, but often there are restraints on time and around what can be said. The ceremony also has to be held in a licensed building, and cannot be held outdoors in the open air or in a marquee. A Celebrant creates a unique ceremony every time and no two ceremonies are the same, just as no two couples are the same. One of the biggest and exciting differences is that with a celebrant led ceremony you can hold your ceremony anywhere- in any location. So an outdoor ceremony perhaps under the old oak tree or overlooking the lake, or amongst the bluebells in the woods- are all possibilities open to you. Our celebrant, Steph Vidler, can officiate your wedding ceremony at Merrieweathers. Not just any ceremony but something that is truly personal: completely unique, completely bespoke. She will work closely with you, and provide a ceremony that is genuinely meaningful, with any elements you wish; spiritual, religious, a mixture or none at all.

food and drink

We have several approved caterers who can provide everything from a barbecue or hog roast to a formally served wedding breakfast and you are welcome to bring all your own drinks.
For an alternative more relaxed catering option you can hire in mobile catering –pizza, fish and chips and ice-cream vans are a fun and informal catering choice.

Dinner may be followed by dancing to a live band or disco in the rustic barn (from June 2019) Please note, no music outside and all amplified music in the pub must finish by 10.50 pm (with carriages at 11 pm)

 

ACCOMODATION

You will be able to enjoy special time with your closest friends and family before and after your wedding at Merrieweathers; a wedding weekend in a romantic country setting.

The Stables and Hayloft can sleep up to 17 people. 

Guests may use the outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, fly fishing in the lake and croquet lawn.

In-house caterers can be organised for a special family meal the night before in the tremendous 50ft oak beamed Great Hall or for a superb full English breakfast the morning after.

A list of all local B&B’s, hotels and self catering properties can be provided.

 

RECEPTION

Nestled in its own estate Merrieweathers provides an exclusive English country setting for a wedding day designed by you. It is perfect for a small intimate wedding reception for up to 80 people.

We have several approved caterers who can provide everything from a barbecue or hog roast to a formally served wedding breakfast and you are welcome to bring all your own drinks.

The Great Hall is a 50 foot open plan stylish room within the Victorian Stables which once stabled the horses and carriage for Merrieweathers House. With a blend of contemporary and traditional features, it provides a versatile space for formal dining. The full height glazed doors on the west facing side of The Stables bathes the space with natural light, and east facing are original stable doors opening out onto a large courtyard.

Dinner may be followed by dancing to a live band or disco in the barn which can be styled to suit your own taste and theme. Please note, no music outside and all amplified music in the barn must finish by 10.50 pm (with carriages at 11 pm).

Wedding Hire Pricing

Low Season (Nov-Mar)

Mid Week £3500 Weekend £4000

Mid Season (Apr, May & Sept, Oct)

Mid Week £5000 Weekend £6000

High Season (Jun, July, Aug)

Mid Week £6000 Weekend £7000

Price includes:

The Stables and Hayloft accommodating up to 18 close friends and family.

Use of the Grounds for wedding photography.

 

Use of the Barn (available from June 2019) for up to 80 guests.

Please note, no music outside and all amplified music in the barn must finish by 10.50 pm (with carriages at 11 pm)

Help with guest parking

Venue hire does not include catering or event management. All prices listed include VAT.

{
 

Beautiful place for an intimate special wedding by the lake. Beautiful memories!

- Katie Watson

{
 

We had a truly wonderful time at Merrieweathers House, it was all we hoped for and more. Both our families enjoyed the stay immensely, which made our wedding weekend very special indeed.

- Jennifer Van Der Schans

FAQ

 

Can we have a late wedding reception? Due to neighbouring properties Merrieweathers can only be hired for a reception with guest carriages at 11 pm. Music must finish by 10.50 pm. Can wedding guests leave their cars? Cars may be parked overnight and must be collected by midday the following day. Can we provide our own drinks? You can provide your own drinks and we will recycle the bottles and cans for you. The optics in the barn take 1 litre bottles. Are there any local B&B’s? We provide a list of local B&B’s and local holiday lets in Mayfield and the surrounding villages.

Contact

Phone

01435 874835

Address

Merrieweathers House, East Street, Mayfield , East Sussex TN20 6RJ