Wedstock by the Lake

Since its inception in 2016, every year our spring Open Day has grown in size and stature, and 2018 is no exception. This year we have joined forces with Quaint Queer Weird Weddings in creating a truly unique wedding experience, newly named ‘Wedstock by The Lake’ in order to showcase our premier venue, the picturesque Rye Farm set in the beautiful countryside of the Sussex South Downs.

Not only will our perfect Pearl tents be showcased in all their glory, but a plethora of our Framed Tent Collection interiors too, including a Viva La Fiesta Mexican-themed Gentleman’s Tent! This gives our grooms-to-be a chance to have a go at Bowtie making with Dan Mitchell and chill out with a cider in hand.

Whilst their brides-to-be are pampered to perfection in our jewel-toned Bombay Boudoir ‘Pussy Parlure’, with henna painting, tarot readings and photographer Jessica Milberg also on hand to answer questions. Bespoke bridal wear Rosemary Jane Design wedding dresses will also be in attendance for you to peruse and meet with Rosemary herself, who creates each dream dress exclusively for her brides with their input at every stage of construction. We’re aiming to give people an experience of one of our parties and are hoping it will be a day to remember!

With an eclectic mixture of attractions designed to entertain the family, as well as those people planning a fun-filled Festival Wedding, our Main Stage will be busy with bands, DJs and performances throughout the day, complete with a VIP festival lounge! Cocktails will be flowing and body painting available for our bohemian brides-to-be to gather inspiration from festivals gone! We’ve worked with the likes of Lovebox and Secret Garden Party so our team is definitely not short of ideas, and our many furniture and decorative offerings would compliment any outdoor party theme of any size. Whether you’re looking for rustic patterned deckchairs, luxurious crushed velvet sofas or casual daybed options, we can make your festival wedding dreams come to life.

We have lots of our favourite suppliers also helping us add the ‘stock’ into our wedding Woodstock inspired soirée, including Tuk Tuk Delight serving prosecco, pizza van and caterers selling sweet treats in our William Morris themed English Afternoon Tea tent, and vintage wedding cars supplied by Deluxe Wedding Cars Brighton.

Even if you’re not a groom or bride-to-be, this is your only chance to see our tent interiors come to life before your eyes, so take the opportunity to join us on Sunday 6th May and enjoy an afternoon of live music, food, drink and festivities. We’ll also be using the hashtag #WedStock to remember and re-live the magic of the day!

Come and experience what makes us special. Join in the fun and get inspired from 10am-6pm. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or feel free to drop in on the day.