August Bank Holiday Weekend at The King's Grove, Pippingford, East Sussex

24th, 25th, 26th August 2024*

England’s Medieval Festival - the largest and most spectacular medieval festival in the United Kingdom


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* Date/time of Bookings to be arranged in advance 


The King's Grove (Pippingford Park), Nutley, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3HW


Prices in GBP - Pounds Sterling


Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Weddings & Celebrations BOOKINGS

The Celebranteers offer a variety of ceremonies to suit all types and levels of LOVE!

Glenda Procter known within celebrant circles as the Queen of Handfasting has been invited to join us again. Her reputation of being the best precedes her, having attended the Glastonbury Festival where she has carried out hundreds of Handfastings and Handtyings over the last decade!

Something truly magical happens in the ceremony area created and dressed for the occasion. The ceremony circle serves as a backdrop for the most memorable and romantic Medieval Ceremonies to celebrate LOVE.

Handfasting Wedding Ceremonies and simple Handtyings. Sword and Chalice Ceremonies are available along with an Oath Stone Ceremony and Friendship Ceremonies for children and adults.

In addition, on offer are special Handwashing and massage therapies; these go ‘hand in hand’ with the Handtyings and make a most suitable ‘addon’.

These ceremonies take place over the three days of Festival. It is advisable to book early to save disappointment, as they get booked up early.

Three of the celebranteers are all experienced working celebrants being supported by their own Maid Marilyn!

Terms & Conditions

  1. All bookings are subject to the availability on the day.
  2. All booking are subject to the availability of the most suitable celebrant.
  3. All bookings must start and finish within the booked time slot.
  4. All ceremony bookings are public, unless it is stated that you wish for a more private celebration.
  5. All ceremonies can be prebooked for an additional £20 to reserve your date and time.
  6. All ceremonies are subject to minor changes in content.
  7. Full details of ceremony content will be found at the Celebranteers pitch or by speaking with them!
  8. WET WEATHER. All ceremonies will take place on time
  9. Should the weather dictate, the ceremonies will be held in the Medieval Ceremony tent

*Each of these tickets includes a transaction fee.

Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Special Occassion & Friendship Celebrations, Workshops & Weddings


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Medieval Handfasting Handtying - 24, 25 or 26 Aug 2024 (Book in Advance)
Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of Medieval romance with a simple yet poignant Handtying ceremony at our festival. This ancient ritual binds a couple's hands together, symbolizing their union or betrothal. Led by the Queen of Handfastings celebrant Glenda Procter dressed in period attire, her ceremonies blend historical authenticity with personalized touches, ensuring a memorable union that honours tradition and celebrates love. A Handtying can be used to celebrate any stage in a couples love story. (*Walk-in date and time to be arranged at the festival is £60 *)
Medieval Vow Renewal - 24, 25 or 26 August 2024 (Book in Advance to ensure a date and time)
Celebrate Your Love with a Medieval Vow Renewal Ceremony. To celebrate 3 days – 3 months- 3 years or 33 years since you first made them! Step back in time and reaffirm your commitment in a truly unique way with a medieval-themed vow renewal ceremony. Imagine exchanging vows amidst the timeless ambiance and atmosphere of a medieval festival. Renew your vows with heartfelt promises that reflect your journey together and your commitment for the future, echoing the chivalrous ideals of loyalty and devotion. Embrace the romance and grandeur of Medieval traditions, celebrating your love in a setting that feels like a fairy tale. (*Walk-in date and time to be arranged at the festival for £60*)
Medieval Sword and Chalice - Oath Stone Ceremony 24, 25 or 26 Aug 2024 (Book in Advance)
Celebrate your engagement or betrothal with the Sword and Chalice ritual. If surprising a partner, then ‘secret’ bookings can be made! An Oath Stone Ceremony will symbolically ‘set in stone’ your intensions and promises to one another. (*Walk in at the festival is £100)
Medieval Friendship Ceremony – Adults and Children 24, 25 or 26 August 2024
A Medieval Friendship Ceremony is memorable way for friends to honour and acknowledge their bonds of friendship. Each participant makes a wrist braid which they present one to the other as words or promises are said. (*Walk-in booking at the festival are £20 per person)
Handfasting Ribbon Braid Workshop (24, 25 , 26 August 2024) - Walk-in
Create a braid of plaited ribbons for your own Handfasting Ceremony. Bring your own to add individuality and essence to your braid.( 2 metres long) Or create a couple of sample braids done with 1-2-3-ribbons. Samples are yours to keep.
Medieval Special Occasion Celebration - 24, 25 or 26 Aug 2024 (Book in Advance)
Special occasion Medieval celebration ceremonies can be prepared and discussed in advance with Glenda. Then planned to suit your requirements. Step back in time and make your Anniversary, or Special Date truly unforgettable with a celebration at our medieval festival. Immerse yourselves in the enchanting atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you celebrate amidst the enchanting ambiance of the ceremony area at our festival. Whether you're marking a milestone birthday, celebrating years of love and commitment, or simply gathering with friends, our medieval festival offers a unique and enchanting setting for your special occasion. Your unforgettable celebration will be filled with joy, laughter, and the spirit of medieval merriment. (*Date and time to be arranged in advance of the festival*)
Medieval Wedding Ceremony - 24, 25 or 26 August 2024
Step into a world of history and romance with a medieval wedding ceremony set amidst the serene beauty of our festival’s enchanted grove, where tradition and symbolism intertwine to celebrate the union of two people. Standing before an officiant in period attire, the couple exchanges vows that speak of love, loyalty, and commitment, echoing the solemnity and beauty of medieval poetry. Have an exchange of rings, a handfasting (where the couple's hands are bound together with a ribbon or cord), or the drink from a shared goblet symbolize unity and the binding of two lives. Offer your guests a unique and memorable experience, transporting them to a bygone era of knights and courtly love. Celebrate your love in a medieval wedding ceremony that captures the essence of romance, tradition, and history. Let us help you create an unforgettable day filled with elegance, symbolism, and timeless beauty. (*Date, details and any extra requests to be arranged in advance*)
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