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Wedding Flowers for Ravenswood

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Floral Ideas from a Master Florist Steph Willoughby @ chirpee.net


Key areas to plan to decorate for the wedding of your dreams at Ravenswood.

Ravenswood is a very popular Sussex Wedding venue with couples from all over the UK and beyond choosing to hold their weddings and celebrations there. Understandably so, the venue boasts great facilities, and knowledgeable wedding coordinators, set in 18 acres, a secret garden, a castle folly and a magical ruin to get wed in.

Ravenswood was built in part during the reign of Henry VI in the year 1426, though of this original structure little remains, and that that does, is now confined mainly to the core of the present building, which the majority of, was erected during the mid and latter years of Queen Victoria. The history of the estate is fascinating - find out more here



Chelsea & Lance - a recent wedding at Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee
Chelsea & Lance - a recent wedding at Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee

Outdoor Ceremonies: "The Little Castle"


Outside the entrance to the Castle suits either a Moongate decoration, Free-standing designs, Columns, or Pedestal arrangements on either side of the archway.


Forest style Moongate outside the little Castle at Ravenswood
Forest style Moongate outside the little Castle at Ravenswood

Sunflower Moongate outside the Little Castle at Ravenswood
Sunflower Moongate outside the Little Castle at Ravenswood

Summer Sunflower Ceremony table centrepiece at Ravenswood
Summer Sunflower Ceremony table centrepiece at Ravenswood, by Chirpee

Ceremony set up at The Ravenswood
Ceremony set up at The Ravenswood

The top of the Castle can also be decorated...along with the Ceremony table and the back shelf inside the Castle.

We suggest LED candles or lanterns as well for the back shelf to create a romantic atmosphere.

Garland at top of The Castle Ravenswood
Garland at top of The Castle Ravenswood

Fresh peach and white roses with gypsophila arch at Ravenswood
Fresh peach and white roses with gypsophila arch at Ravenswood

Chelsea & Lance wedding at the Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee
Chelsea & Lance wedding at the Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee

Ceremony table decoration in The Jacobean room
Ceremony table decoration in The Jacobean room

Ceremony table in The Jacobean Room

Ceremony table decoration inside The Castle at Ravenswood
Ceremony table decoration inside The Castle at Ravenswood



The Ruins...

A truly private spot to get married, down into the forest area of the grounds, it's hidden and magical.

Here are some before and after photos of a bespoke design we created for this lovely couple this year.




Garlands of roses entwined the Ruins at Ravenswood
Garlands of roses entwined the Ruins...By Chirpee

Inside the hotel, The Jacobean Room (otherwise known as The White Room) provides a modern intimate space for your wedding.

Couples often ask us, "What if I order an Arch or a Moongate for an outdoor Ceremony and then the weather turns bad?" Usually, your ceremony will then take place in The Jacobean room at Ravenswood, and it's easy - we just set up the Arch inside for you.



lavender and Lilac Moongate in The Jacobean Room at ravenswood
Fresh flower Lavender and Lilac Moongate in The Jacobean Room at Ravenswood

Alternatively, if you prefer a Sweetheart Table we can create an Archway over your table just for you two!



Autumn Sweetheart Table for Jacobean Room at the Ravenswood
Autumn Sweetheart Table for Jacobean Room at the Ravenswood

Winter Moongate with fresh firs, pines and white amaryllis flowers at Ravenswood
Winter Moongate with fresh firs, pines and fresh white amaryllis flowers at Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee

Sweetheart table flowers in The Jacobean Room Ravenswood
Sweetheart table fresh flowers in The Jacobean Room Ravenswood. designed and made by Chirpee

Moongate decorated with Ceremony table flowers

Chair decorations and Ceremony table centre in The Jacobean Room
Chair decorations and Ceremony table centre in The Jacobean Room

Chair decorations and glass bowls for Ceremony table
Chair decorations and glass bowls for Ceremony table

The Jacobean Room Ceremony table flowers at Ravenswood
The Jacobean Room Ceremony table flowers at Ravenswood

Autumn wedding at The Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee
Autumn wedding at The Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee

Chair Decorations make your ceremony entrance so very pretty!
Chair Decorations make your ceremony entrance so very pretty! By Chirpee

The Baronial hall is your other choice of Ceremony or reception area - a traditional wood-panelled room with a fireplace and staircase to make your entrance (and decorate!). Gorgeous for the cooler months of the year.


Beautiful florals for this Ravenswood wedding
Beautiful florals for this Ravenswood wedding. Flowers by Chirpee

Ceremony table centre of roses and lavender
Ceremony table centre of roses and lavender. Flowers by Chirpee


Ceremony table centre of white Roses and eucalyptus
Ceremony table centre of white Roses and eucalyptus. Flowers by Chirpee

Ravenswood -Top table Eucalyptus runners with florals and candles at each end of the table. Flowers by Chirpee
Ravenswood -Top table Eucalyptus runners with florals and candles at each end of the table. Flowers by Chirpee

The Princess Beatrice Suite is the larger circular room in The Ravenswood.


The general set-up is a long Top Table for 8-10 people with 10- 12 Round Guest tables.


These are perfect for either circular floral rings with a central candle.


In the photo below the chairs were also decorated for a gorgeous Summer wedding this year.

Floral Rings with central candle at The Ravenswood
Large Floral Rings with central candle at The Ravenswood. By Chirpee

If you fancy a more dramatic statement - choose elevated stands with a floral arrangement on the top. Ignore the myth that your guests won't be able to see each other - the stands are designed to be 80cm high - above eye level!


We have a range of stands at our workshop - dull gold, rose gold and perspex, rectangular and trumpet stands - you just need to make an appointment to come and choose which you prefer!


table centrepieces at The ravenswood
Gold stands raise your designs and create a wow!

Pretty in pink - luxe arrangement

Vintage style roses and dahlias with trailing Italian ruscus
Vintage style roses and dahlias with trailing Italian ruscus. By Chirpee

Trumpet or "Waisted" stands - Statement designs
Trumpet or "Waisted" stands - Statement designs

If rustic and a country-style look is your thing - wood slices with mixed bottles and jars filled with your flowers are a perennial favourite.

Simple rustic centrepieces at The Ravenswood
Simple rustic centrepieces at The Ravenswood

We can fill your own containers...simply bring them to us or we can supply you with a mixture of bottles and jars of different heights.
We can fill your own containers...simply bring them to us or we can supply you with a mixture of bottles and jars of different heights.

Princess Bea Suite at The Ravenswood - top table arrangement
Princess Bea Suite at The Ravenswood - top table arrangement

Autumn wedding at The Ravenswood.
Autumn wedding at The Ravenswood.


Flowers for a golden set-up at Ravenswood. Styling by Ambience
Flowers for a beautiful golden set-up at Ravenswood. Styling by Ambience


Top table design for Princess Bea Suite at The Ravenswood
Summer Wedding.Top table design for Princess Bea Suite at The Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee





November 2022 Autumn Wedding Ceremony table arrangement  at The Ravenswood
November 2022 Autumn Wedding Ceremony table arrangement at The Ravenswood



Ceremony table flowers at The Ravenswood
Ceremony table flowers at The Ravenswood

Floral ring with lantern at Ravenswood
Floral ring with lantern at Ravenswood

Small floral ring with central vase and twinkly fairy lights
Small floral ring with central vase and twinkly fairy lights. Flowers by Chirpee

Personalised wooden crates for the tables with plants and flowers
Personalised wooden crates for the tables with plants and flowers. By Chirpee

Hurricane vases with floral rings
Hurricane vases with floral rings

Moss Rings with lavender and growing plants
Moss Rings with lavender and growing plants. By Chirpee

Autumn wedding - seasonal rings of flowers
Autumn wedding - seasonal rings of flowers. Designs by Chirpee

Winter wedding at The Ravenswood - Floral Rings with Hurricane vases. Flowers by Chirpee
Winter wedding at The Ravenswood - Floral Rings with Hurricane vases. Flowers by Chirpee

Other areas to decorate - The lovely staircase in the Baronial Hall.




Winter Wedding in The Baronial Hall Ravenswood
Winter Wedding in The Baronial Hall Ravenswood

Signs - Welcome signs, easels, and order of service signs can also have florals added.





Wedding bouquets waiting for delivery to the Bridal Suite at The Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee
Wedding bouquets waiting for delivery to the Bridal Suite at The Ravenswood. Flowers by Chirpee



This is one of the regular venues we have decorated many times with beautiful flowers, we can certainly advise on the key areas that will make your wedding day truly beautiful, and we are proud to be a preferred supplier here.


Need more inspiration?

Check out our Pinterest Boards

Book an appointment with us today

To visit the hotel's website click here


Check out a recent Fairy-tale wedding designed by us to look like a Forest setting...on our Facebook page


Photo Credits: John Scofield



...the rest by Chirpee Flowers...

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