The Grand Hotel Brighton

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£8250 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 450
201 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
As per government guidelines, the hotel plans to re-open from 17th May 2021 when we are able to re-facilitate weddings for up to 30 guests and book appointments for venue visits. We are still taking bookings in the lead up to this time so please don't hesitate to enquire.
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Intimate Dining Package for up to 30 guests
Intimate Dining Package for up to 30 guests
A grand East Sussex venue with Victorian splendour, breathtaking architecture and sea views, perfect for your wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£8,250
Maximum Price
£10,000
DRY HIRE PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: • Empress Suite and kitchen hire 8.00am to 01.00am the following morning • Up to 550 chairs, 55 banqueting tables • Stage and dance floor • Corkage via the caterer • Bar facility • 1 x complimentary Deluxe Sea View bedroom for the bride and groom on the night of the wedding • 2 x day let changing rooms on the day of the function • 1 x Event Manager on the day • 2 x Kitchen Porters

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£125
Minimum Number of Guests
30
OVERVIEW: We like to think that our wedding package covers all the essential areas when planning your wedding; from the drinks reception to wedding meal. This means you have more time to arrange the fun items and personal elements of the special day to make your day unique to you and memorable for your guests! PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: • Drinks reception — two glasses of prosecco per guest • A selection of canapés • Three-course wedding meal with coffee and mints • Half a bottle of house wine • A glass of prosecco for a toast • Room hire • Menu cards • White table linen and napkins • Duck-egg blue conference chairs • Hire of our silver cake stand and knife for the day • Decorative table centre mirrors and tea light candles • Stage and dance floor • Event Manager on the day WHEN BOOKING FOR 50+ GUESTS WE ALSO INCLUDE: • A complimentary Deluxe Sea View room on the wedding night • Menu and wine tasting for two people • One complimentary car parking space for 24 hours CEREMONY: Some wedding couples like to have everything in one place whereas others prefer to hold the ceremony offsite at The Brighton Band Stand, Royal Pavilion or Brighton Town Hall. Should you wish to host your wedding ceremony with us, this is the only room hire cost applicable should you wish to add this on at £750. You will still need to arrange the legal registrar independently. We are flexible on evening catering options should you wish to add this onto your booking with a recommendation of at least 80% of your final evening guests are catered for from our base snack package of £5.50 per head for midnight bacon/ egg baps or a full buffet at £20 per head ACCOMODATION: Wedding accommodation for guests can be included in the contract should you wish at a preferential selling rate and unique booking code in accordance with your booking. LOCAL SUPPLIERS: We also work closely with local suppliers should you need recommendations for; photography, bands/dj's, floristry and event decor.
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
City Hotel
Venue
Dining Capacity
450
Reception Capacity
500
No. of Bedrooms
201
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Just a stone's throw away from Brighton beach; The Grand is the perfect setting for couples who wish to embrace a sophisticated seaside wedding. The traditional and occasionally quirky seaside charm, the beautiful bandstand and of course the stunning sea views, provide the perfect backdrop to capture the memories of your special day. Built as a seaside retreat for the London crowd, The Grand Brighton was designed with flexibility in mind. Our fully licensed private event rooms can accommodate anything from intimate affairs to large scale banquets for up to 900 guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte Parvin
It would be lovely to go through your wedding plans in detail and help out with ideas and inspiration. Our wedding package covers the majority of aspects for your special day but the finer details are what make 'a' wedding 'your wedding'. I can't wait to assist in planning your special day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1975
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(9)
Brian Donnelly
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Perfect in every detail!
We cannot thank Charlotte and staff at the Grand Hotel Brighton enough for making our special day run so beautifully and smoothly. Charlotte is without doubt in the right job! From our first contact with her and at every stage right up to our wedding day she was so helpful and flexible about every single detail and request. A true, talented and passionate professional. The waiting staff and our wedding day contact Will were absolute stars as well. They looked after us so well and were so friendly and professional. We would highly recommend the Grand for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Becca & Abi
Married in November 2020
March 2021
Thank you!
We had such a wonderful day and feel incredibly lucky and grateful that we were able to have such a fabulous time. Thank you for all your help. All the best, Becca and Abi
Catriona
Married in November 2020
March 2021
A very special place
We had the most incredible day at The Grand, it was made even more special because lockdown started again the week after. It was our second time attempting to get married, but The Grand exceeded our expectations in every way. The building is beautiful and an incredible landmark in a cool city. There are so many great photo opportunities both indoors and out, and the Brighton Bandstand is just a few minutes down the road. The food was fantastic, all of our guests commented on how lovely it was and there were clean plates all round. The asparagus and brioche starter was especially good, and the Jaffa cake gelato to die for! Last but not least, the staff really make the place here. We were so well looked after by Charlotte, Andre and the rest of the staff- anything we needed seemed to appear as if by magic, nothing was too much trouble. Charlotte was there before the ceremony to make sure everything was in order which was very reassuring. One of the staff even helped getting a great group photo on the balcony. In short we would highly recommend The Grand, we had the most incredible weekend, I felt like a princess and I can't wait to go back, hopefully for our first anniversary!!!
Ian L.
Married in October 2020
March 2021
A Perfect Day
We have just returned home from two glorious days staying in the Grand. Even in these socially distanced time, our wedding was perfect. Firstly, we need to thank Charlotte the wedding co-ordinator for all of her meticulous planning , she dealt with us professionally but also on a very friendly basis. The service was outstanding, thank you Michael J and Grace, the food delicious and the venue amazing. This was a day we will never forget. Thank you all Ian and Terry
Peter A
Married in October 2020
March 2021
Reception at the Grand Hotel Brighton
It was such a pleasure working with. Charlotte, who couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming. The lunch and reception was wonderful. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Andre and Megan were the perfect hosts. We would love to do it all over again! Peter and Annie
April B
Married in October 2020
March 2021
Incredible experience from start to finish
We cannot thank the Grand Hotel (especially Charlotte) enough for all they did for us to make our day extra special despite all the challenges and changes due to COVID. We stayed in the stunning King Suite for three nights to make it an extra special weekend- highly recommend doing this as so much space for all bridal party to get ready not to mention the view! We had to change our layout and reception venue a few times due to change to rules and every time Charlotte was very flexible and supportive- offering us many options as they have so many beautiful spaces to choose from. We had the most beautiful reception in the end being in the Pavilion Suite with views of West Pier. The food was exceptional which all the guests commented on the next day and the service was fantastic. If you are looking for a venue that offers a incredible service, many options of spaces and luxury from start to finish then I suggest booking to go and visit the Grand. You will not be disappointed!
Location & Contact Details

Address

97 - 99 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW, England

Travel Notes

Leave the car at home and go green. There are fantastic rail links into Brighton from throughout the UK. London Services run approximately every 10 minutes and takes just 1 hour from London Victoria, so travelling by rail couldn't be more convenient.

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23

Nearest Train Station

Brighton

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

No two weddings are ever the same and each couple becomes so special to you after working so closely with them. Some great touches have been - TV show Friends themed wedding breakfast, Taxi Photo booth, Doughnut Walls, X factor Speeches to name but a few. We even had a life size elephant for one wedding.

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

Lists, lists and more lists! All the co-ordination before the big day helps everything run smoothly and you can relax knowing that everything has been covered.

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

An intimate wedding of 15 guests had their dog as their special guest. He wore a bow-tie and was super cute in all the photos! They even had Personalised cup-cake toppers with his face on to give out to all the guests!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand, Beautiful, Unique, Historic, Classic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The iconic Victorian staircase

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

That would be telling

What’s your favourite canapé?

French bread of mozzarella sun blushed tomato and pesto

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Beef burger and hot dogs, Midnight Bacon Baps or the boxed takeaway pizzas. After a night of dancing guests absolutely demolish them!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The History

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Staff - will go above and beyond to ensure guests have a fantastic wedding

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