Morning!!! Ok so, when The George in Rye asked if SYGM would like to stay a night, the answer was of course yes. My friend had just been down there for a wedding and the images looked gorgeous, I had also seen a few shoots featured there and knew how glorious it looked. I offered the opportunity to Laura Babb, one of my favourite wedding photographers. I knew that she would capture some beautiful images and have a lovely little rest during the madness of wedding season. I think if you are based down East Sussex way make sure you add The George to your list of potential venues. Or if you just fancy a break away, Rye is stunning. If you live there I am exceptionally jealous. For everyone else, how about some interiors porn? We love visiting places, so if you have anywhere you’d like covered just email us!
When Phoebe asked if I wanted to visit The George In Rye, to check it out on her behalf, she didn’t need to ask twice.
Rye is a beautiful little town and it’s just 15 minutes away from the Sussex coast. When I was younger my family spent lots of our holidays around Camber and I think it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the South East. I especially like it on a blustry and overcast day, when it’s empty and desolate.
Rye itself is picture perfect. It looks just like the cover of a chocolate box. It’s one of the best preserved medieval towns in the UK and it has everything you’d expect from a quintessentially English town, from pretty cobbled streets, to antique shops, to cosy and quaint pubs serving fish and chips and real ale.
The George sits on the pretty high street and as well as a cosy and inviting pub and a range of beautiful accommodation options, it’s also a wedding venue with capacity for up to 12o guests in its beautiful ball room.
There is a pretty little courtyard, which would be perfect for drinks on a sunny day, and after you’ve greeted your guests, you can head off into the beautiful town or down to the harbour for portraits. You could even head to the sand dunes of Camber, to create some magical and free spirited sunset portraits.
Pete and I spent a comfortable night in one of the George’s suits. We were informed that both George Clooney and also Sir Ian McKellen had previously stayed in the same room. The bed was huge and comfortable and after a lovely dinner in The George Grill, I was pretty much asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
I woke up the following morning and after a breakfast of coffee, fresh fruit and a pain au chocolate in The George Grill, I decided to try out the gigantic roll top bath. Bliss. Pete had to head back into London, to work, so missed out on both of these delights. Sorry, Pete!
After my bath I checked out and did a bit of work, while nursing a coffee in the cosy bar area, before catching the train back to London. It was a short but sweet visit and I’d love to go back very soon.
The George is a beautiful hotel and would make a wonderful backdrop for a wedding, a short relaxing break or even a mini moon.
You can find out more about The George in Rye on their website: http://www.thegeorgeinrye.com/
If you’d like to book Laura Babb as your George in Rye wedding photographer please do get in touch with her via her website.