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Special Events and Themed Breaks

Champagne and chocolates at Rye Lodge HotelAlthough you will find plenty to see and do in our historic Cinque Port town, we know that sometimes our guests like to enjoy a break with a special interest theme.


Rye Lodge regularly hosts a programme of themed breaks. These Special Events include Wine tasting and Champagne tasting and appreciation with illustrated talks by Kerry de Courcy - well versed in the history and production of Champagne.
Our History Breaks include excursions to important local places such as Dover Castle, with its secret wartime tunnels, Leeds Castle Brighton Pavillion and many of the South East's premier Stately Homes.


Please call 01797 223838 or email and ask for a Special Events leaflet.

Mary Rose lectures at Rye Lodge HotelJazz and Champagne
24th August 2014

plus Rye International
Jazz and Blues Festival

In its third year Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival enjoys a fantastic reputation for hosting concerts featuring the cream of the Jazz world as well as promting new talent.

Find out more about Jazz in Rye, plus a special guest ticket discount.



Mary Rose lectures at Rye Lodge HotelMary Rose Lecture Dinners
Selected dates throughout 2014

Enjoy an educational and entertaining evening that begins with the sabraging of a bottle of Champagne - a centuries old tradition in which the bottle is decapitated with a sword. Kerry de Courcy will then present a facinating account of the building, loss and recovery from the sea of King Henry VIII's flagship The Mary Rose, made particularly poignent by Kerry's personal links with the Mary Rose Trust.


Find out about the champagne specially produced for the raising of the ship, how disaster was narrowly avoided and learn how the Trust has continues to work on this national treasure, with a new museum soon to open in Portsmouth.


Mary Rose timbersAfterwards you will enjoy a delcious dinner with specially selected fine wines.

Dinner guests may take advantage of special room rates to extend their evening into a relaxing short break in the heart of historic Rye.


Dinner only per head: £57.50. Please enquire for special room rates.


Call 01797 223838 for information and bookings



Celebrate with ‘Sabrage ’ at Rye Lodge

(Throughout 2014)

Make your birthday or anniversary celebration really special with a demonstration of Sabrage - the ancient tradition in which a bottle of Champagne is decapitated with a sword! As a Caveaux de Sabrage, Rye Lodge offers selected members of your party the chance to become a Sabreuer themselves, and recieve a certificate to mark the occasion.


Call 01797 223838 for information and bookings


Sabrage! A bottle is decapitatedA Sabrage evening makes a wonderful corporate entertainment, or the central event of a themed weekend for a larger group of guests. Gala Dinners, wine tasting and appreciation and gourmet cookery demonstrations can be added to your Sabrage weekend, dining at the best of Rye's famous restaurants as well as being pampered at Rye Lodge. Groups may book the Sabrage evening only or Sabrage and accommodation for one or more nights. Further themed activities and excursions can be added to create a unique short break.

Since each Sabrage event is different please call 01797 223838
so we can create a special experience for you.
Prices will vary dependant on number of guests and activities.





Winston ChurchillChurchill & Champagne
Selected dates throughout 2014   

Our Churchillian Interlude is a very special all inclusive two night break. You will enjoy a Champagne reception with a presentation on the history and production of Champagne with Champagne tasting.

We will visit Chartwell, Sir Winston’s country home where we will enjoy pre-lunch drinks and lunch with wine in the Mulberry Room followed by a private talk on Chartwell. (Transport and admission to Chartwell are included in your break).

Learn all about Churchills fascinating life and achievements in convivial company, and relax in luxurious surroundings as we pamper you at Rye Lodge.


£295 per person for the two night break
inclusive accommodation, breakfast and dinner
and the full programme of events.

Please call 01797 223838 or email for available dates,

and to receive a full programme and event details.



A Champagne Break in Style
Throughout 2014   

vineyard'A Celebration of Champagne' offers guests a chance to learn something of the history of Champagne, how it is made, and taste some of the world’s finest champagnes whilst being entertained with anecdotes about the world famous makers and some of their even more famous customers!

A fascinating illustrated talk is hosted by Kerry de Courcy - well versed in the history and production of Champagne. You will visit a vineyard and enjoy a Champagne Gala Dinner.

Enjoy all of the facilities at Rye Lodge, with time to explore the ancient streets of Rye at your leisure.

Champane Celebration Breaks are held two or three times a year in the Autumn and Spring and are usually attended by about twenty guests. However, they can also be arranged for private groups of four, six or more people at any time by arrangement - so if you would like to enjoy a Champagne Break at any time of the year - phone us on 01797 223838 and there may well be other people who would like to join with you for a small select party.


Please call or email and ask for details to be sent to you.

Booking conditions:
Rye Lodge Special Events are very popular, however, in the unusual circumstance that an event is insufficiently well booked to be viable, Rye Lodge Hotel reserves the right to cancel any Special Event up to 14 days prior to the date of arrival. Should an event cancellation be necessary guests already booked will be informed by telephone, with confirmation in writing, and may choose either to receive a full refund or to enjoy a stay with us at Rye Lodge at the best value tariff applicable for the room and dates booked with a complimentary upgrade to the best room available subject to hotel occupancy.


Check here for regular updates on forthcoming breaks

In addition look out for our Romantic Breaks such as our Romantic Interlude or Champagne Special, with lots of little extras to make your stay really memorable.

For last minute treats also check out our Last Minute Bargain Breaks with room, dinner and breakfast for only £75 per person for stays not including Friday or Saturday night.


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