• Steph & Tim

Getting married at Pelham House, now choose your wedding flowers!

Updated: Nov 13


Another gorgeous venue Chirpee Flowers decorate often, for weddings and events, in the very centre of Lewes, Sussex, is the lovely Pelham House.

It's an elegant red-brick 16th Century Georgian townhouse that has been extensively restored and renovated since 2018.




Whether you choose to get married outside at the pretty gazebo or in the Ceremony Room itself (which seats up to 125 Guests) you will be sure to feel very special in this intimate setting.


We had the pleasure of decorating Pelham House even before it was a wedding venue, in its former life as a Council building. In my previous role as a floristry lecturer, my students would bedeck the house every Christmas with oversized wreaths and garlands down the staircase. Fond memories! If you want to read about Pelham's interesting history click here.


Here are some examples of how to decorate Pelham House for your wedding.

The entrance to Pelham House in Lewes
The entrance to Pelham House in Lewes

Pedestal arrangements on white plinths to greet your guests
Pedestal arrangements on white plinths to greet your guests. Flowers by Chirpee

Floral arrangements on rose gold stands at pelham House
Floral arrangements on rose gold stands



Josie &  Pete's winter wedding at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee
Josie & Pete's winter wedding at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Outdoor Ceremony area at Pelham House
Outdoor Ceremony area at Pelham House

Pelham House gazebo decorated for a summer wedding by Chirpee Flowers
Pelham House gazebo fully decorated for a summer wedding by Chirpee Flowers


Lanterns and chair decorations in place at Pelham House
Lanterns and chair decorations in place at Pelham House


Sunflower wedding at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee
Sunflower wedding at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Two floral designs diagonally set onto the gazebo
Two floral designs diagonally set onto the gazebo



If you prefer to get married indoors, the Goring Ceremony room will provide an elegant white-panelled room with a calm, quiet atmosphere.


If you are unsure of where to place flowers - a Ceremony table decoration is a bit of a must-have.

Here are some examples of recent table decorations at Pelham House.


Ceremony or Registry Table decoration at Pelham House
Summer"Waterfall" Ceremony or Registry Table decoration at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Autumn Wedding - Table centrepiece at Pelham House . Flowers by Chirpee
Autumn Wedding - Table centrepiece at Pelham House . Flowers by Chirpee

Winter frosted Ceremony table arrangement at Pelham House
Winter frosted Ceremony table arrangement at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Set up at Pelham House suppliers: Photography: Imogen Eve Photography Make-up/Concept: Belle Denbury MUA Hair / Concept: Occasion Hair by Megan Planner/Concept/Styling: KB Events Venue: Pelham House Florist: Chirpee Flowers Chair Dressing & Decor: Hire Your Day Linen & Tablewear: Co Hire Celebrant: Perfect Word Ceremonies Videography: Timeless Video by Tessa Models: The Robinson Couple (Kate & Ben) Rings: Aurum Jewellers Music (for video): South Down Strings Bridal Gown and Cape: Victorias Bridal Boutique Bridal Shoes: Harriet Wilde Grooms Suit: Ozone Weddings Bridal Headdress: Saint Beth Official

Josie and Peter Winter Ceremony at Pelham House
Josie and Peter Winter Ceremony arrangement complete with twinkly lights at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

If you prefer something less traditional - we can create bespoke free-standing designs to get married under or for either side of you.


Twisted Willow Ceremony Trees for your Ceremony or Top table
Idea for Ceremony -Twisted Willow Ceremony Trees for your Ceremony or Top table

Get married under a "Moongate" said to bring you good luck and happiness
Idea for Ceremony - Get married under a "Moongate" said to bring you good luck and happiness

Free-standing columns for your Ceremony or for next to your Top Table
Idea for Ceremony -Free-standing columns for your Ceremony or for next to your Top Table

Chair decorations make your walk down the aisle turn your event into a really special occasion.

They can be lush designs attached to the back of each chair for an intimate wedding, or simple posies tied to the aisle side. Placed alternately then they don't overcrowd the space.


Lush rose chair decorations at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee
Lush rose chair decorations at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Summer floral decoration for Pelham House wedding
Summer decoration for Pelham House wedding





Use flowers at the base of your chairs to create a "Meadow Walkway"
Use flowers at the base of your chairs to create a "Meadow Walkway"

The Goring room has a lovely fireplace - ideal for a garland or a long and low arrangement.


Here are a few examples from our weddings at Pelham House.


Fresh rose garland for the ceremony room for a Summer wedding at Pelham House, flowers by Chirpee
Fresh rose garland for the ceremony room for a Summer wedding at Pelham House, flowers by Chirpee



Simple Winter arrangement with twinkly LED lights. Flowers by Chirpee
Simple Winter arrangement with twinkly LED lights. Flowers by Chirpee

Christmas fireplace decorations at Pelham house. Flowers by Chirpee
Christmas fireplace decorations at Pelham house. Flowers by Chirpee






The Blencowe Room is a large stately room with high ceilings.


Ideally, you will need some elevated design for your tables to make the room feel in proportion.


Garlands for your top table look amazing. Flowers by Chirpee
Garlands for your top table look amazing. Flowers by Chirpee

A lot of couples will decide to move the Ceremony arrangement to the top table.


Our only advice is that because of the different lengths of the table (the ceremony table seats two people - usually top tables seat between 6 - 12 people ) you will need additional decoration, otherwise it may look sparse compared to the rest of the room.


Either a divided garland for the full length of the table or swag, leaving space for the ceremony arrangement, or a collection of floral posies or small bottles with single or multiple stems look great. Add candles and lanterns for an extra atmosphere.


Here are a few alternative ideas for table decorations at Pelham House.


Trumpet stands with floral arrangement. Flowers by Chirpee
Trumpet stands with floral arrangement. Flowers by Chirpee


Vintage gold stands with floral arrangement
Vintage gold stands with floral arrangement

Vase arrangement. Credit Tony Dunn

Christmas foliage's with pine cones and floating candles
Christmas foliage's with pine cones and floating candles. Flowers by Chirpee


Autumn Floral rings with lanterns at Pelham House
Autumn Floral rings with lanterns at Pelham House. Flowers by Chirpee

Traditional table centrepiece - a low bowl filled with flowers to match your wedding
Traditional table centrepiece - a low bowl filled with flowers to match your wedding








Lush low bowls of flowers for guest tables. Flowers by Chirpee
Lush low bowls of flowers for guest tables. Flowers by Chirpee


A few of our themed wedding designs - Vintage Books
A few of our themed wedding designs -using items personal to the couple - Vintage Books

Tablescapes - a collection of items to form a "look". Here we have small living plants, fresh and dried flowers in vases
Tablescapes - a collection of items to form a "look". Here we have wooden platters,small living plants, fresh and dried flowers in vases


For nature loving couple - bark pieces with eggs, moss and plants
Contemporary designs: For nature loving couple - bark pieces with eggs, moss and plants

Themed tablescape - create an atmosphere
Themed tablescape - create an atmosphere



We have been part of some gorgeous photo shoots at Pelham - if you would like to view the full feature wedding blog from "Brides With Love" of an amazing Christmas shoot complete with snow!


If you need further inspiration for Pelham - check out our Pinterest board where we have collected further images which suit the style of this lovely venue - click here


If you are getting married at Pelham House we would love to hear from you.

We are very local to this venue - our workshop is in Hassocks around 5 miles away.


To go to the Pelham House website click here to find out more


We also decorate gorgeous venues all across Sussex and beyond - check out our other blogs on recent venues.


Next steps:


Call 01273 951756 (office hours please) to check if we have availability

Email: chirpeeflowers@gmail.com

Visit our website and fill out our contact form www.chirpee.net



Steph & Tim x

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