Set in the heart of historic Rye, with an exquisite original Georgian Ballroom and 41 luxurious guest bedrooms, The George offers the ultimate romantic setting for your wedding celebrations.
But don’t just take our word for it – we were voted one of the top 100 wedding venues in the world by Condé Nast Brides magazine in 2018.
Luxurious and intimate, our 40 bedrooms are a place to retreat, relax and unwind. Each room tells its own story to captivate and enchant. Carefully sourced antiques and sumptuous beds with Egyptian cotton linens in every room. The bathrooms all have waterfall showers and roll top baths in the larger rooms.
Bridal suite (Room 12) – With its dusty pink walls and sumptuous fabrics, you can’t help but to fall for the charm and romance of this room. It has a super king size bed, a roll top bath and a separate bathroom. There is a large sofa and chairs, offering you a generous seating area with space for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready.
Rye is nestled between the green rolling hills of the Weald and the sandy beaches of Camber both of which are 5 minutes away.
The medieval town has sweeping views from its hilltop location right across the marshes toward the sea.
There are many meandering cobbled streets and pretty half-timbered houses all of which lend themselves to the perfect romantic back drops for your wedding photos.
The Magnificent Georgian Ballroom, with hand-painted Chinoiserie panelled walls, is a magical space for your wedding breakfast. There are two fireplaces, large bay windows, high ceilings, a minstrels’ gallery and a large bar area. It can seat up to eighty guests on eight 5ft round tables or up to sixty eight guests on long tables.
For smaller, more intimate weddings, the elegant 16th Century Long Room can seat up to forty guests on four 5ft round tables or up to 34 guest on long tables.
Our head chef has designed two elegant menus for seasonal inspired dinning. Using produce from local farms, fishermen and cheesemakers. You can indulge your guest, with the choicest cuts and inspirational ingrediencies to create your own unique menu that echos the George’s ethos of sustainability. Our famous oyster bars, whether large or small, are show stoppers for guests.
We have an extensive list of fine wines, which includes a number of English wines from Sussex and Kent. The wedding package includes wines from the award winning Chapel Down vineyard from our neighbouring town of Tenterden.
The Georgian Town Hall, with its distinctive façade, is just up the hill from The George and within easy walking distance.
The Town Crier, in his vibrant ceremonial robes, will greet your guests on arrival and then escort you to the main building’s chamber for the ceremony. After the ceremony, when everyone is gathered outside, he will deliver the wedding ‘cry’, announcing your marriage to the town. He will then lead you and your wedding party down the hill to The George after the ceremony.
St Mary’s, the Parish church of Rye, dates back to the 12th Century. Its bells were re-captured from French raiders at a time when the sea used to lap the walls of the citadel at high tide and Rye became an island.
Situated at the highest point of the town and just around the corner from The George, it is surrounded by pretty cottages and stunning views across the marshes towards the sea.
Elegant and intimate the 17th century Long Room has soft lighting, and a small balcony, which opens out on the front of the hotel. This room is calm and relaxing and perfect for your drinks reception. It also links to the Sitting Room a cosy and informal space the beautiful soft seating.
As an upgrade and particularly popular in the summer, drinks can be served in our pretty Court Yard. The Champagne and Oyster bar is an exciting and indulgent treat for your guests bringing that coastal vibe to your day.
The Ballroom transforms into a spectacular evening entertainment space. Book your band or DJ and dance the night away underneath the twinkle of our meter size disco ball.
There is a bar at one end where we are happy to serve cocktails and other drinks of your choice.
The George offers a bespoke wedding service which can be designed to your specific requirements; find out what’s included in our wedding package, and how you can tailor your day to make it a truly special experience.
Learn more about planning your wedding at The George in Rye, and how we can make it a day to remember.
There can be only one. The George offers one lucky couple the chance to have the most memorable wedding imaginable and the celebration to end all celebrations with a New Year’s Eve wedding. Find out what’s included and how you can make it a truly special experience.
You made our wedding day the most special, unforgettable day or our lives! From start to finish you made us feel so very special and listened to our every ask and question, even when you were so busy. The hotel, the amazing interiors (stunning bathrooms!), the courtyard and all of the staff make The George such a unique and special place to get hitched. We chose wisely. You didn’t let us down and went above and beyond expectations. Thank you all of you at The George in Rye – our favourite place!
Becky & Clint
We could not have wished for more from the wedding team at the George in Rye. Everything was handled for us and made easy.
Alix and Anthony
We can not thank the staff at the George enough for their hard work, the day was seamless and all we needed to worry about was having a great time, which we and our guests certainly had. Natalie the was beyond helpful, efficient and flexible with any requirements we had, nothing was too much trouble! It surpassed every single expectation.
Amy & Paul
Thank you both for the wonderful organisation of our wedding day. Sarah you were so relaxed throughout the process and instantly calmed me down when speaking with you! We had the best day and had so many lovely compliments about the delicious food, wine and beautiful look of the ballroom…
Laura & Reg
It really was so special. I'm sure you hear this all the time from your weddings, but we and our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. I don't think it would've turned out that way at another venue.
Debbie & Martyn
We and our guests had a fantastic time - many said, ‘best wedding ever’. Of course, we agree. Please thank everyone who looked after us all weekend, we could not have asked for more. Thank you also for the little details... they didn’t go unnoticed.
Jenny & Mikka
Thank you for the most fantastic day... Honestly, from start to finish it was more than we could have hoped for. The venue, service and food was incredible - we had so many compliments on all it all and we were just so blown away by how everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had the best day.
Lulu & George
When we viewed the George back in January you painted such a great picture and it lived up to all expectations. I'm sure we will be back lots of times to celebrate our anniversaries!
Sarah & Holly
Thanks so much for your patient, kind help and support!! You have been simply superb and have added so much to the experience!
Will & Lucy
Read more about what our packages include here.
The Town Hall and St Mary’s Church are both 2 minutes walk away. You can also have a blessing at the George, but this is not a legal ceremony.
Yes, we offer lots of choice for each course, as well as optional upgrades. We’ll host you for an afternoon tasting session, where you’re able to select your bespoke wedding menu. For guests with dietary needs, we are very happy to provide a separate menu, or adapt your chosen menu.
We have 41 beautiful, individually-designed rooms at The George, of which there are two Junior Suites which make the perfect Bridal Suites – ask for room 12 or room 34.
Rye has many pretty cobbled streets that make wonderful back drops for photos, Mermaid Street being the most famous. There are also stunning panoramic views across the marshes from the castle, as well as nearby Camber Sands with its sandy dunes and rolling sea.