The Setting

Swallowtail Hill is a 40 acre farm located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The farm is run purely for conservation, everything they do is about encouraging the landscape to flourish in the same way as it did many hundreds of years ago. They have meadows, grassland, woodland, orchards, ponds and reed beds all within a little corner of East Sussex – it’s all perfectly peaceful and picture postcard pretty.

The Vibe

The orchard provides their event space. An area of grassland set just beyond the farmhouse, it’s perfect for a Marquee or Tipi that has a capacity for a maximum of 150 people.

Swallowtail Hill is a glamping site so hiring this venue for your event means couples also take ownership of the fab accommodation units! They have four glamping units, each of which sleeps up to four people (double bed and two single bunks). Additionally, if required, tents can be pitched to accommodate further guests.

Swallowtail Hill isn’t licensed for civil ceremonies, but they are happy to help you organise a blessing on the farm. There are plenty of local pretty churches, or if a civil ceremony is preferred then Rye Town Hall is a lovely option. It’s located in the town’s medieval butter market and is steeped in history.

This is very much a dry hire venue, meaning you are free to arrange the catering, decor, setup and entertainment for your wedding. The team have a list of suppliers who they trust implicitly to create your perfect wedding day and who know the site well.

This beautiful farm has hosted stunning events and weddings, but they can’t guarantee the weather! The venue limit their wedding season to May through to September in order to give couples the best chance of good weather – but wellies and umbrellas could be a safe rustic accessory, so guide your guests!

This venue suits couples looking for that laid-back vibe to their day – think traditional canvas marquee, bunting, wildflowers and afternoon tea! Or how about a festival style wedding with Giant Hat tents, bonfires, games, hog roasts, and guitars!