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Wedding Photography and The Ravenswood, Neil Walker Photography

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

As a Sussex wedding photographer I've found that whatever your wedding style or season the Ravenswood offers great locations for wedding photography. I photograph weddings there throughout the year and the range of sites and rooms means fantastic images no matter what the weather. Directional light is an important factor for great wedding photography, so the Princess Beatrice Suite is great to shoot in. With windows all along one side of the room, it means lovely light throughout the year. This is particularly important during the marriage ceremony, with the couple in great light during the most crucial part of their day. The fact that it's a big room means I can move around easily during the ceremony - even…

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Ravenswood Wedding Fair Blog from Zest Photography

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

So, we heard that an old friend has just became a partner in a country venue and she asked us to come up and take a look.  When we arrived we were gobsmacked at the sheer scale and possibilities that this place had to offer and realised that, with Sam's enthusiasm and experience as a  Wedding Photographer, this was going to be one to look out for. Later on we heard that Empirical were to hold  a wedding fayre at The Ravenswood and they invited us along to exhibit - of course we said yes! The thing about The Ravenswood is that it gives very little away as you approach it.  The display of vehicles from a very old vintage Rolls Royce…

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New Owners Save The Ravenswood

Friday, May 19th, 2017

500-year-old Sharpthorne wedding venue won't be turned into homes By WojciechZ | Posted: April 10, 2017 | Surry Mirror! Developers have been stopped from turning a 500-year-old hotel in Sharpthorne into homes thanks to it being bought by new owners. Steve McArthur, the former owner of the Ravenswood Country House Inn on Horsted Lane, decided it was time to retire after running it for over 30 years. Despite wanting his hotel to remain a wedding venue, Mr McArthur submitted plans to convert the 500-year-old hotel into residential units in case he didn't find a buyer who was willing to keep it as it was. Mr McArthur stopped taking bookings in January and was in the process of closing the business down, when a…

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