Directory of suppliers

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

Celebrant

  • 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.infnitelove.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

  • Miss Mole’s Flower Emporium, Brighton. Tel 01273 552555
  • Go Botanica, Brighton and Hove Stations. Mobile 07740 724734
  • Pollen, Brighton. Tel 01273 421569.
  • Amaryllis Events Ltd, Ditchling. Tel 01273 844514 or Mobile 07767 712217
  • Philippa Craddock Ltd, Piltdown. Tel 01825 723 715. Web www.philippacraddock.com
  • Tigers to Lillies, Cuckfield. Mobile 07970 151744. Web www.tigerstolilies.co.uk
  • Bettie Rose, Brighton. Mobile 07754 660369. Web www.bettierose.co.uk
  • Mai Flowers. Contact Leila Watts. Mobile 07827 922126. Email leilamaiwatts@gmail.com
  • Anna at Quince, Brighton. Tel 01273 277004. Web www.quincebrighton.com

Bands

  • ‘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. Website www.hoo-hah.co.uk
  • Richard Chamberlain. Website: www.beachentertainments.co.uk
  • The Ultimate Party DJ: Mark Wintle DJ. Tel; 07834 688253
  • Bootleggers Band: Good selection of music 8-10 piece Band. Call Anthony 07855 839968. Email: mike@bootleggers.one.uk, website www.bootleggers.one.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
  • Ric Cooper: Great standard mixed music, great sound. Phone 07821 913170
  • 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. 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 ninabromham@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 markwright@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 petemartelle@gmail.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.
  • Elin Ivarsson is a Swedish singer/songwriter based in Brighton with a classic/folk style ideal for wedding ceremonies and reception drinks. Email: Ivarsson.gc.elin@gmail.comSoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/elin-ivarsson-2
  • Ella Murrell is a harpest who performs for weddings and events. Email: ellammurrell@aol.com
  • The Low Down.  Website www.thelowdownband.co.uk. Tel agent Clara Michailidis on 0845 226 3144
  • 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.ukTel: 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

Jewellers

  • Number Ten Jewellers in Brighton specialises in wedding and engagement rings. Call 01273 726666. Website www.numbertenjewellers.com

Accommodation

Holiday cottages to let

  • Newtimber Place Cottages, Newtimber, Hassocks (Mrs. Carol Clay) 01273 833104
  • Little Turrets, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint (Linda) 01273 831090
  • A self-contained Studio at West End Cottage, High Street, Hurstpierpoint (Mrs. Fuller 01273 832969) Also, new to us, both 15 mins. away,
  • The Jointure Studios, Ditchling 01273 841244, Shirley Crowther
  • Swallowfield House, Keymer, Hassocks, 01273 845428, Beth Wakeham
  • Streatwick Cottage, near Ditchling (Eve Bristow) www.streatwick.com Mobile 07785 770287. Email dejc@btinternet.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) 01273 831466
  • 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’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:

  • Huluki Property Group has a variety of accommodation types in the area around Pangdean. Contact Michelle 07425 014537 or Rachael 07795 558047. Website www.hulukipropertygroup.co.uk or Email info@hulukipropertygroup.co.uk
  • Weald views has a variety of converted and restored interesting countryside self-catering or B&B properties available. Contact Emma Martin on 07900 535 830. Website www.wealdviews.co.uk

Cake makers

Make up artist & photographer teams

  • Steve Ayres (photography) & Christina Jessel (hair and make up) of Brighton Vogue offer hair, make up and photography packages. Web www.brightonvogue.com

Photographers 

(Those starred have been to Pangdean several times recently)

Photobooths & Decor

  • Airstream Studio Photo Booth. An amazing conversion of a vintage 1949 American Airstream trailer to provide one of the most stunning Photobooths in the Country.  Garaged at Pangdean, there are extra special discounts for Pangdean clients (no travelling!). Check out www.airstreamstudio.co.uk, email info@airstreamstudio.co.uk, or call Matt on 07977 483210.
  • Quirky Covers offers a variety of handmade fabric chair covers, bunting and & napkins. Visit website www.quirkycovers.co.uk

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

  • 5 Star (Hassocks) 01273 84 66 66
  • Radio Cabs (Brighton) 01273 20 40 60
  • Sussex Mini Coach Hire (Burgess Hil). 01444 220048. www.sussexminicoachhire.co.uk

Wedding transport