The Grand Folkestone

£100 - £600 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Grand is an incredibly beautiful wedding venue, with an impressive 19th century building and stunning coastal views.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Our pricing includes exclusive use, Couples will not have to share their special day with another wedding. Couples will receive expert help in planning and organising right up until the special day itself. External caterers are not permitted, with the exception of Wedding Cakes. Non consumables i.e. linen are included however we do have fantastic recommended suppliers for things such as chair covers.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Our menus have spectacular choices however these are not set in stone, if there is something a couple have in mind specifically we can most certainly work towards creating them a special bespoke menu. Menu tastings are available for full wedding bookings. Couples can bring in their own beverages however we do charge set corkage fees. With our wine allowance we recommend allowing half a bottle per head. We do have separate drinks packages that we can also adjust in line with the Bride & Grooms wishe's.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
With spectacular views of the English Channel and French Skyline Grade 2 listed The Grand is a magnificent building offering a suite of stylish rooms available for your special day. The simply stunning outlook over one of the finest marine parades in the world, the famous Folkestone Leas, will provide you with the most romantic and memorable surroundings. With our elegant rooms providing the most impressive background, The Grand prides itself on being the perfect venue to host both your wedding ceremony and reception in an unrivalled setting. We believe there is no such thing as a standard wedding; our professional service staff are dedicated to make your dream day a reality. Our Wedding Coordinator will help plan every detail to ensure we provide an experience that you and your party will treasure forever. Seeing is believing, so please feel free to make an appointment with our Sales Team or Wedding Coordinator for a personal tour of the stunning setting that really will make your wedding “grand”.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren
A huge congratulations on your engagement from myself and all the staff at The Grand. We hope that we can offer you a most magical and stunning venue as a backdrop for your special day! Nothing beats seeing a venue in person and I can promise that you won't be disappointed on your arrival at The Grand. Contact us to arrange a viewing and also meet me your dedicated Wedding Coordinator! I will be more than happy sit down over a cuppa to have a chat and discuss any ideas or requirements you have!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Graham Deaves
Married in December 2019
January 2020
We live in Folkestone and had our wedding reception in the Grand followed by a 2 night stay. I was blown away by the professionalism given to us with helping planning and also how genuinely friendly the staff are. They made us feel like VIPs and the food was delicious, especially with the amount of covers they had to do. I would 100% recommend this place and we are now going to come back every year for our anniversary for a very long time. Again I can't express enough how amazing every member of staff is at this place!! Instagram #mrandmrsdeaves
Location & Contact Details


The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Junction 13

Nearest Train Station

Folkestone Central

Nearest Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A Christmas wedding! It was honestly the most beautiful winter wonderland!

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

Lists, these will help you to keep track of what needs doing and what has been done! Spreadsheets are always handy too!

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

A table with family photographs dedicated to the people that mean the most and are unfortunately no longer with us.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand, Majestic, Unique, Vintage, Timeless

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The marble steps at the entrance to our famous glass house Palm Court. These make a stunning backdrop for that all important photo of all your guests!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

My favourite midnight treat is most possibly a sneaky homemade biscuit or two!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff, it feels like one massive Grand family! Everyone works so hard and with such passion for their jobs!