We know that not all wedding venues are created equal but there’s a place in East Sussex that’s doing something that I’ve never seen before – catering for weddings and giving back to society!
Nutley Edge which, as the name suggests, can be found on the outskirts of its namesake village in the Ashdown Forest. It is owned by the Outward charity, which has been supporting people with learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Conditions for over 40 years.
This lovely site is already open to holiday-makers when it’s not running activity holidays as part of its charitable work and from 2018, weddings at Nutley Edge – of which there will be a limited number each year – will help boost funds for this important work.
Hidden behind a tall wooden gate the 11-acre site boasts rolling fields, stunning views and everything you need to host a relaxed country wedding.
Complete with accommodation for 54 people, arranged amongst a host of charming cottages plus The Old Farmhouse itself, you could easily make a weekend of it…and why wouldn’t you, given everything the venue has to offer?!
There’s an ‘adventure’ woodland – think rustic obstacle course, a newly developed pond (which will soon be home to a gazebo and fire pit) and even it’s very own nature trail.
There’s ample space for a marquee that would comfortably seat 100 people plus plenty of pretty options for an outdoor ceremony with far-reaching views over the Ashdown Forest.
What a gem Nutley Edge is and for couples wanting to make a benevolent gesture on their wedding day, it’s the perfect choice.