CHURCHES AND CELEBRANTS

Churches

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). He offers funeral services, commitment ceremonies and partnership blessings that are rooted in spirituality and that celebrate life.  Website 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. Website 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; Website: www.infinitelove.uk

  • Margaret Hemper is a celebrant and runs Barefoot Ceremonies. She can provide a bespoke ceremonies from hand-fasting to ring ceremonies to baby-namings. Tel:07934 896299 Email barefootceremony@gmail.com; Website: www.barefootceremonies.co.uk 

FLORISTS

MUSICIANS

 

  • ‘Unreel’ Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band: Ian Chisholm tel: 01273 843699 email: unreel@ianchisholm.co.uk, website: www.unreel.info

  • The Hoo-Hah Party Sound System. Your Party: Your Way. Call Mal Smith on 07540 791408, Website www.hoo-hah.co.uk

  • Richard Chamberlain. Call Richard on 01273252607 or 07850252757. Website: www.beachentertainments.co.uk

  • The Ultimate Party DJ: Mark Wintle DJ. Tel: 07834 688253. email enquiries@ultimateweddingdisco.co.uk. Website www.ultimateweddingdisco.co.uk

  • Coolbeans: Brilliant band, great show and great music. Call Ash 07909 923573, Email info@coolbeans.co.uk, website www.coolbeans.co.uk

  • Oomph: Super young band, great crowd pleaser, funk and jazz music. DJ also if needed. Phone Rob 07833 197142, email robstrumpet@hotmail.com, website www.rhlive.com

  • Popsonic: Party Band – Great Music For Great Parties. A sparkling mix of pop, funk and soul classics to make your party perfect. Phone Samuel on 07973 303362. Website www.popsonic.co.uk. Email: samuel@popsonic.co.uk

  • Lucy Ballard saxophonist. We think she is superb and is very professional. Tel. 01903 755103. Website www.Lbec.co.uk

  • The Slaves: All live cover band, very impressive. Tel 07734 944017, website www.theslaves.net

  • Commodore 64: 5 piece professional band, male and female singers. Great sound and light set set-up. One of the best we’ve seen. Tel 01273 304490

  • The Kicks: Can play just about anything from 60’s classics to brand new chart music – a real crowd pleasing group. Tel 01782 383554

  • Cover-Up: 7 piece super band, all young musicians, female singer with wide range of songs. Tel 07749 556998

  • The In-laws: 5 young lads from London with their own DJ, playing great songs from the 90’s on, perfect for an event with a younger crowd. Tel 0845 643 2160. Website www.functioncentral.co.uk/inlaws

  • Buddhalicious. Top quality funk sound playing lots of classic and modern music. www.buddhalicious.co.uk. Tel 07799 642575

  • The Lionels: A real crowd pleaser, perfect for any event. Website www.thelionels.com Tel 07590 581617

  • The Dumb Waiters: A favourite of ours, with real talent and enthusiasm, 2 female singers with good harmony. Website www.thedumbwaiters.co.uk. Tel Alex 01903 500846

  • The Mixtape: 4 talented young lads who play well and have a good wide musical and vocal range. A real party starter with a great vibe. Website www.themixtapeband.co.uk. Tel 01270254455/08455194559

  • Murdochs Crazy Eyes: 5 young lads with lots of energy on age; very polite, amiable, and get a party going. Website www.mcemusic.com/murdochscrazyeyes Tel 07984 939505

  • Sax & Honey: an award-winning sax and vocal duo (Lynden & Andrea Blades) who provide stylish live music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and evening parties. Their versatile set features a popular mix of jazz, swing, Motown, funk, soul, R&B pop and more.  Tel 07818 404552, Email andrea@saxandhoney.com, Website www.saxandhoney.com

  • Lou Beckerman and her band provide a range of quality live jazz-infused music for events. They are available for hire in a variety of line-ups to suit any occasion: as a duo – Lou with piano or guitar; as a trio – with piano or guitar and double bass. Add in drums for a quartet and sax/clarinet for up to a full five to six piece band. Tel 07778 553109. Website www.loubeckermanjazz.com. Email info@loubeckermanjazz.com

  • Johnny Hepbir Quintet play jazz and gypsy music locally and internationally for events and fesitvals.  Watch their video performed in the Old Barn at Pangdean. Tel 07712 332967. Website www.jonnyhepbir.co.uk

  • Royal Blues  3 piece band, very good all rounders.  Email jimmyhartuk@gmail.com. Tel 07446 755905

  • Nina.  Wedding singer with a wonderful voice. Website www.ninaweddingsinger.co.uk.  Tel 07956 256721. Email ninaweddingsinger@btinternet.com

  • Elvis – Mark Wright.  Mark is a real showman and not only sings like Elvis but also does a whole Elvis stage show.  Great at getting the crowd going and really good fun to watch.  Tel 07905 013721.  Email mark@markwright.co.uk.  Website www.markwright.co.uk

  • Sugarkube.  Great young band with a very wide range of music and songs.  They impressed everyone at Pangdean and filled the dance floor all night.  Website www.sugarkubeband.com.  Tel Pete Martelle 07751 378636.  Email info@sugarkubeband.com

  • Licence to Ceilidh. Multitalented musicians who also provide a whole range of entertainment in addition to the Ceilidh band from String Quartets to Discos, Jazz ensembles and solo musicians. Website www.licencetoceilidh.co.uk.  Tel Ali Barnes 07855 050 778.

  • The Low Down.  Website www.thelowdownband.co.uk. Tel 01782 740839 or email thelowdown@alivenetwork.com 

  • DJ Molly-Pop plays Rock, Hiphop or Funk and Soul. Molly is your go-to non-wedding-wedding DJ. Email DJmollypop@gmail.com or visit her Facebook page

  • Stick It On –  An alternative DJ service that turns you and your guests into DJ superstars by guiding them to play three of their favourite songs.  Click here to read their website blog of one of our Pangdean wedding parties or contact rob@stickiton.org.uk. Tel: 01273 782585. Mobile 07931 565 361

  • Jennifer Clarke is a singer who also plays the guitar and keyboards. You can reach her via email jenniferclarkemusic@gmail.com 

  • Chapel Hill Duo offer violin and cello song covers for weddings.  Visit website www.ChapelHillDuo.co.uk

  • Jazz Dynamos. Website www.jazzdynamosinconcert.com. Email info@jazzdynamosinconcert.com. Tel: +44 (0) 7973 757484

  • The One Night Band. Five piece party band. High Energy evening party band with a wide repertoire - DJ and daytime musicians also available. Email bookings@theonenightband.co.uk Web www.theonenightband.co.uk

  • Tom Butterworth is a professional Spanish, classical, instrumental guitarist and vocalist. Website www.tombutterworth.com Call 01444 628 456 or 07773 320 690

  • The Big Kahuna.9 piece Soul/Funk/Disco/Ska with a superb brass/horn section. Website:   www.bigkahunaband.co.uk. Email: Alexbkahuna@gmail.com. Mobile: 07710 037356 

  • DJs and dance floor hire can be found at Limelight UK. Call 0776604130 or visit www.limelightuk.net

  • The Late Night Squad - fab band performing cover, funk, pop, rock and feel good, oldies. Contact Charles on 07542 417962 or Oliver on 07785 917988. Website www.thelatenightsquad.com 

  • 'Find a Performer' is a useful resource for finding all kinds of acts for your event. They have booked artists playing at Pangdean before and we recommend them. Call 01273 944363 or visit www.findaperformer.net

  • Rattle & Shake will put together musicians, DJs and bands to create a brilliant musical experience for your wedding. Website www.rattleandshake.co.uk or call 020 971 1441

TRANSPORT

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

 

Wedding transport

ACCOMMODATION

Holiday cottages: 

  • 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 seperately or as a group. Newtimber, Hassocks (Mrs. Carol Clay) 01273 833104. Website www.newtimberholidaycottages.co.uk

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

  • A self-contained Studio at West End Cottage, High Street, Hurstpierpoint (Mrs. Fuller) 01273 832969 or 07834 234845. Website www.stayinthelodge.co.uk. Email rodfuller48@btinternet.com

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

  • Swallowfield House (Beth Wakeham), Keymer, Hassocks, 01273 845428

  • Streatwick Cottage, near Ditchling (Eve Bristow) www.streatwick.com. Mobile 07785 770287 Email dejc@btinternet.com

  • The Old Flower Field Lodges And Campsite. 4 star luxury lodges or camping 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 Poynings (less than 10mins drive from Pangdean). View its Air BnB listing here, call Pippa Satchwell on 0771 3744498 or email pippa.satchwell@yahoo.com

The following B&B’s are in our village, and 5 mins drive away from us: 

  • The White House, Pyecombe (Mrs Louise Harper 01273 846563)

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

  • North Pottersfield Cottage Bed & Breakfast.  Three double rooms in rustic surroundings on a smallholding overlooking the high weald of Sussex (Mrs Emma Martin 07900 535830)

  • 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

  • B&B room in Albourne (Mr Nigel Cook). Double en-suite room, breakfast included, transfer to Pangdean can be pre-arranged. Email ncscook@gmail.com or call  07786 299690 

 

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

  • Clayton Wickham Farmhouse, Hassocks. Tel Mrs. Susie Skinner (01273 845698)

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

  • Eaton Thorne House, Woodmancote, Henfield. Tel Mrs. Langhorne (01273 492591). Web www.eatonthorne.co.uk

  • Four Acres, Poynings Road, Fulking 01273 857393. Web www.fouracres.org.uk

  • 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 Bull Pub, Ditchling 01273 843147

  • The White Horse Pub, Ditchling 01273 84226

 

Hotels – about 20 mins. drive away from us:

  • Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield 01444 416111

  • Hotel du Vin, Brighton 01273 718588

  • The Hickstead Hotel, Jobs Lane, Bolney 01444 248023 www.classiclodges.co.uk/hickstead

  • And of course the Brighton seafront hotels

 

Accommodation agents:

Campsites:

  • The Old Flower Field Lodges And Campsite. Four star luxury lodges or camp on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Website www.theoldflowerfield.co.uk or phone 01273 835696.

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