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Recommended Suppliers

We know what a minefield it can be to find great suppliers that are available, and trusted by a reputable company, based in the South East! All the suppliers listed below have worked with us before, and we are happy to recommend their services to you, as our trusted suppliers.

Florists

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  • If you'd like to arrange your own flowers you might like to consider Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm which offer DIY Buckets of locally grown flowers. Please call Mrs Emma Martin on 07900 535830

Churches & Celebrants

We are close to the four beautiful old churches of The Downlands Benefice who give a warm welcome to wedding couples.  Website www.downlandchurches.co.uk

 

Celebrants

  • Father John McCormack is an ordained minister of the Church of England who specialises in ceremonies that acknowledge spirituality in a non-denominational way. He works independently of any denomination as an Independent Funeral Officiant and Civil Celebrant, and is a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC). www.humanrites.co.uk. Call 07974 603518.

  • Claire Bradford is an independent Celebrant and member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants who specialises in creating ceremonies that are unique to you. www.creatingceremony.com or call Claire on 07929 764162. 

  • Sam Goodchild is an independent celebrant and minister dedicated to creating wonderfully personal weddings, funerals and baby naming ceremonies.’ Tel: 07512 347498; Email sam@infinitelove.uk / www.infinitelove.uk

Transportation

Taxis (please order taxis at least one hour before you need them)

  • South Downs Taxis (Hassocks) 01273 846666

  • Radio Cabs (Brighton) 01273 20 40 60

  • Sussex Mini Coach Hire (Burgess Hil). 01444 220048. www.sussexminicoachhire.co.uk

 

Wedding transport

DJ's & Entertainment

DJ's

 

 

Solo entertainers:

  • Thom Music - http://www.thom-music.com/

  • Becky Woods is a fantastic solo singer ideal for performing during your drinks reception or meal. She has a pure, soulful voice with a huge amount of versatility to sing several styles of music / beckywoodsvocals@gmail.com

  • Lucy Ballard saxophonist. We think she is superb and is very professional. lucyballard.co.uk

  • Johnny Hepbir Quintet play jazz and gypsy music locally and internationally for events and fesitvals www.jonnyhepbir.co.uk

  • Tom Butterworth is a professional Spanish, classical, instrumental guitarist and vocalist. www.tombutterworth.com

Bands:

Accommodation

Holiday cottages in the area: 

  • Lydhurst Cottages, Warninglid Nr Haywards Heath (easy 15-20mins on the A23 from Pangdean) offer a variety of accommodation on a private estate that can be booked independently or together. Call 01444 464 300.  Website www.lydhurst-cottages.co.uk

  • Newtimber Place Cottages, offers a variety of cottages that can be booked separately or as a group. Newtimber, Hassocks (Mrs. Carol Clay) 01273 833104. Website www.newtimberholidaycottages.co.uk

  • Little Turrets, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint (Linda) 01273 831090

  • The Jointure Studios (Shirley Crowther), Ditchling 01273 841244

  • The Old Flower Field Lodges. 4 star luxury lodges with a Visit England Assessed Gold Award - 4 minutes drive from Pangdean Old Barn www.theoldflowerfield.co.uk or phone 01273 835696.

  • The Mill, Albourne (near Henfield), beautiful self-catering house with 6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10-12 people. See their listing here or call Ruth on 07752 959052

  • Flint Cottage in Pyecombe (just a few minutes from Pangdean), lovely cottage that sleeps 6 people. View their Air BnB listing here or call Fiona Walsh to book directly on 07748 644649

  • Self-contained annex in Hurstpierpoint. See the Airbnb listing here or contact Rachael Dennett on 07795 558047 or Email ourlittleholidaylet@gmail.com

B&B’s between 10-15 mins. drive away from us:​

  • Wickham Place, Wickham Drive, Hurstpierpoint. Tel Mrs. Joan Moore (01273 832172)

  • South Downs Way Bed and Breakfast, The Street, Poynings. Tel 01273 857220.

  • Web www.southdownswaybandb.co.uk (3 bedrooms available in 17th Century Cottage in Poynings. Park there and they’ll drop you to Pangdean if they are free)

  • The Ginger Pig, Hove Luxury Rooms and Fine Dining for wedding parties. Tel 01273 736123

The following B&B’s are in our village:

  • Duck Lodge B&B, School Lane, Pyecombe.  A luxury log cabin with added benefit that they will drop you to Pangdean on request. Contact Keith Gough on Tel 07966 292601 or  www.duck-lodge.com

  • Tallai House, Pyecombe (Mrs Valerie Bishop 01273 845848)

Cake Makers

Red Robin Cakes (Crawley). www.redrobincakes.co.uk Tel 07963 862541./  redrobincakes@hotmail.co.uk 

Emily's Mixing Bowl www.emilysmixingbowl.co.uk  (East Sussex) 07980 893846 

Nadya's Cakes & Bakes (Burgess Hill) www.nadyascakesandbakes.com/ 01444 242 191

Bunston Bakes (Brighton) www.bunstonbakes.com / ellie@bunstonbakes.com

Chocolate Cake Makers. www.chocolateweddingcakes.co.uk / 01403 891494 

Baked Bliss. Sharon Fisher. www.baked-bliss.co.uk / 07984 184388

Nikki Mason. Nic’s Slice of Heaven. www.nicssliceofheaven.co.uk/ 07949 001 81

Cakes by Fay Millar. 07824 770151/ www.brightoncakes.com 

Photographers

Extra touches

  • Quirky Covers offers a variety of handmade fabric chair covers, bunting and napkins. 

  • Soozi Harrison can create traditional or digital caricatures of your guests. 

  • Lovelily Lending offers wedding and events props and styling for events. We particularly liked their rustic wooden cable drum cake stand (but they offer lots of other things too). 

  • Kevin Morton is a great magician who can keep your guests entertained. 

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