April 2014 | Ideal Bride Magazine
Prominently positioned in the heart of the medieval town of Rye, East Sussex, and just five minutes from Camber Sands beach, The George is a Grade II listed 4-star hotel and wedding venue. Fusing old-world charm and heritage with contemporary luxuries, the property harmoniously blends old and new to create a welcoming atmosphere that oozes comfort and sophisticated style.
With its beautiful setting, elegant interiors, exquisite catering and luxurious accommodation, The George is one of East Sussex’s most iconic wedding venues. Situated overlooking Rye’s historic cobbled high street, the hotel’s glamorous Ballroom dates back to the Regency period and provides the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions of up to 125 guests.
Floor to ceiling sash windows flood the room with natural daylight, while the distinctive decor combines opulent hand-painted silk wallpaper, antique Chandeliers, original Georgian fireplaces and stripped wood floors.
Adjacent to the Ballroom the 16th Century Benson Room provides the ideal setting for the drinks reception and a relaxed post dinner lounging area. The room can be configured to meet the individual needs of couples and comes complete with a fully equipped bar and plush sofas.
The Benson Room is also the ideal environment for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, seating up to 40 guests banquet-style. A balcony with views of the high street is accessed from the room, providing a quirky photo opportunity.
Tucked away behind the hotel, an idyllic garden courtyard is a romantic spot for Champagne receptions during the summer months and can be hired on an exclusive basis.
Renowned for its exemplary dining, weddings at The George deliver an unrivalled gastronomic experience. The hotel’s Head Chef offers an extensive choice of Mediterranean inspired, seasonal menus using fresh, locally sourced produce complimented by the finest wines and Champagnes from around the world and local vineyards.
From the mouth-watering canapes on arrival to the delicious midnight munchies, every element of the food ensures a true taste sensation for guests.
Completing the wedding experience, The George boasts 34 individually designed en-suite bedrooms. From the contemporary, spacious suites to the more traditional superior doubles, every room has been stamped with the hotel’s eclectic style featuring its own colour scheme and bespoke furniture.
With a focus on ultra comfort, all rooms come complete with rich fabrics, Italian linen, flatscreen TVs, DVD players, Tivoli clock radios and indulgent bathrooms.
For the bridal party, The George provides a range of in-room pampering services on the morning of the wedding including full hair styling, makeup, manicures/pedicures and massage, as well as wet-shaves and haircuts for grooms.
For those seeking an intimate, relaxed and romantic wedding setting with the perfect party atmosphere, The George has it all under one roof. The dedicated events team is on hand throughout the planning process to ensure no detail is overlooked, working alongside couples to create unforgettable occasions infused with personality, style and fun.
For further information please visit thegeorgeinrye.com or call 01797 222114
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