Drakes of Brighton

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£10000 - £14500 for a package
Up to 40
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Exclusively Yours Drakes is Brighton’s most romantic Boutique Hotel and has stunning sea views. Have full “run of the house” with our 24 Hr Exclusive Use Package, ensuring you are their only guests
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
Exclusive use of all hotel and public areas from arrival at 13.00 until departure the following day at 12.00 midday. Sandwiches and Refreshments on arrival for you and your guests. Exclusive use of the sea facing Reception Lounge to hold your ceremony. Champagne and canape reception after your ceremony. Exclusive hire of our fine dining restaurant for a bespoke 3 course celebration dinner for 40 people. Accompanying wine with your meal. Champagne toast during the meal. Light bites later in the evening. 20 luxurious bedrooms for you and your guests to retreat and relax to after your celebrations. Flower garland for the main staircase to co-ordinate with your chosen colours or wedding theme. Full breakfast for up to 40 guests the following morning. Parking for up to 14 cars.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
01:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Drakes has been Brighton’s most loved 4-star boutique hotel since they opened over 12 years ago, yet they still lead the way when it comes to high quality, elegant style and exemplary service. Located directly on the Brighton seafront ensures fabulous sea view and of the iconic Brighton Palace Pier from their sea facing rooms. Weddings at Drakes are based on exclusive use of all 20 luxurious bedrooms, award winning fine dining restaurant, Reception Lounge/Bar (which is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies) and all public areas. This is the perfect for up to 40 guests and provides you and your guests the full “run of the house” and guarantees the undivided personal attention of their experienced team as their only guests! Drakes Exclusive Use package incorporates all the important elements required for a complete Wedding Day offering and guarantees stress free planning. Everything from flowers (to match the bride’s bouquet) which adorn the beautiful bannister of the cantilevered staircase to a fabulous 3 course fine dining Celebration dinner and even includes 14 car parking spaces. There is an experienced in-house Wedding Co-ordinator who will assist you with all the arrangements from your first enquiry right up to and including the day itself, overseeing everything so you can fully enjoy your entire day. Full details of Drakes Complete Wedding Package are available on their website www.drakesofbrighton.com/weddings or telephone their very friendly team on 01273 696934 and make the celebration of your big day as special and individual as you are.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carla ter Maat
Hello and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! I have been assisting couples plan their wedding at Drakes for over 14 years and must say, it is the best part of my job at the hotel. We always feel privileged to be selected as the venue of choice and honoured to play such an important role in your big day! If you love the idea of a private, very special exclusive use wedding in Brighton's most romantic and stylish boutique hotel, then please drop me a line. I hope to hear from you.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE, England

Travel Notes

Follow directions to Brighton Palace Pier and you'll find Drakes 300 meters on the left, along Marine Parade.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 and A23

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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each couple knows precisely what they want and that is what we aim to achieve. At the end of the day, each wedding has been a joyous, happy occasion and their dreams turned into reality.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be relaxed and enjoy the planning process. As we do almost everything in house, it is intended to be stress-free and fun!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Anything that made the day fun and personal. Bridal party all head to The Pier for rides, steel drum band on the forecourt, photoshoot including pets (all dressed up!), involving the children in the ceremony.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed and enjoyable planning, fulfilling personal requirements, privacy (exclusive use of the whole building), exceptional personal service, excellence in all areas.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Brighton Beach and the Palace Pier! (virtually opposite Drakes)

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Several celebrity guests (but we pride ourselves in discretion)

What’s your favourite canapé?

Scallops - but canapes change according to the season

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

An interesting cheeseboard

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Mmmm, only one? Guests made to feel that they are cossetted friends coming to stay - and are treated as such.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our reputation for excellence throughout the hotel, especially our Award winning customer service.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountComplimentary stay in our Super King Bridal Room, incl. breakfast in bed with Buck's Fizz on previous or night after the wedding.
Bridebook Special Offer5% discount for last minute bookings (up to 6 months prior)