GT (UK) - - DIRECTORY - WORDS BY NICKY OS­BORNE For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.thes­taral­fris­ Tel: 01323 870 495 Or visit us on Face­book at The Star Inn, Al­fris­ton.

Imag­ine the mo­ment… or per­haps, you have had the mo­ment al­ready, when the per­son that you love with all of your heart asks you THAT ques­tion ’Will you marry me’?

Fire­works go­ing off, heart rac­ing, body trem­bling, as you whis­per ‘yes’?

But this is only the be­gin­ning, be­cause of course, the mo­ment this hap­pens is when the whole Ro­mance ma­chin­ery hur­tles to­wards you. For the ques­tion of when how and where on Planet Earth then clam­ours to be an­swered.

Cue a thou­sand web­sites, end­less bridal mag­a­zines, fast-paced pack­ages pro­mot­ing mar­riage at the top of moun­tains, or sky­div­ing in your wed­ding tuxedo…

But what if you want sim­plic­ity and tra­di­tion? A depths of the Sus­sex coun­try­side?

The Star Inn is nes­tled at the foot of the South Downs in the achingly at­trac­tive vil­lage of Al­fris­ton in East Sus­sex. The inn is thir­teenth cen­tury and was orig­i­nally built for pil­grims to ac­com­mo­date them on their galore, 37 con­tem­po­rary and stylish bed­rooms, and a sense of cen­turies of vis­i­tors pass­ing through its doors; from me­dieval monks through to Re­gency ladies and fast for­ward­ing to to­day’s mod­ern trav­eller.

For wed­dings the inn is the per­fect venue, with the spa­cious Capella which can han­dle a va­ri­ety of seat­ing ar­range­ments and com­bi­na­tions, and the cosy warm li­brary. With a ded­i­cated Wed­ding Co-or­di­na­tor from in­cep­tion to the day it­self, you can be com­pletely man­aged and mas­ter­minded with ease.

And as for the vil­lage it­self and the lo­ca­tion, well, if it’s clas­sic English coun­try­side you are crav­ing, then our set­ting is im­pos­si­bly good look­ing with a classy pedi­gree! Re­cently voted one of the best English vil­lages by the Daily Tele­graph, we have tea gar­dens, river­side walks that me­an­der down to the sea, quaint cafes and an en­tic­ing menu of cul­tural events through­out the year.

So, if you’re con­fused and be­wil­dered by the mul­ti­tude of thrilling, but not nec­es­sar­ily soul­ful op­tions out there, then we have the per­fect an­ti­dote for you… marry at The Star Inn, Al­fris­ton, and say ‘I do’ sur­rounded by beauty, tran­quil­lity and peace.

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