£60 - £150 pp
Up to 180
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
With its rich and colourful history, The Grand and Ruby's, has hosted glittering, elegant events since it was first built in 1865. One of Southampton's wedding venues of choice, for the most stylish and memorable day.
The Grand Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
We offer a completely bespoke and personal service to cater to your wishes and budget.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
The Grand Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Event Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
In-House Wine List
Asian Catering
External Catering Permitted
Kosher Catering
The Grand Full Description
Set in the heart of the city of Southampton, The grand is the perfect setting for all of your wedding celebrations. The stylish interior with high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and elegant furniture, creates an impressive venue to hold your wedding breakfast and/or reception. Downstairs we have an additional venue, Ruby's, which offers a slightly smaller, romantic and luxurious space for couples looking to create a more intimate wedding. Alternatively, the option of using both spaces for your day, can add elements of surprise for your guests. We are proud to offer a beautiful setting and exceptional service for your special day, which can be personalised and made bespoke to your wishes. We appreciate that every couple is unique, so we make it our priority to get to know our couples and help tailor the occasion for how you wish to celebrate with your loved ones. Our highly skilled in-house chefs have created exquisite menus, using the finest seasonal produce, sourced locally and ensure the highest quality ingredients are used in providing you and your guests delicious food for your celebrations. Let,The Grand be the impressive setting for your wedding, that exceeds your expectations, as our wedding coordinators guide you from start to finish with a truly personal approach. Discover the most iconic wedding venue, with a personal tour and the first step towards your wedding of dreams.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma
Congratulations on your engagement, from us all at The Grand. We are so excited to start your wedding journey and share our beautiful venue and bespoke service with you, ensuring your day is superbly romantic and personal to you. We look forward to welcoming you to the venue, and discussing your ideas and dreams.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kate & Ed
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
Best Day of my Life
We are so grateful to Karen and the team at The Grand for making our day just the best! We met Karen to discuss our day and straight away she was so welcoming and helpful. We wanted to include some of our own personal touches on the day which wasn't a problem, the staff set everything up, exactly how we wanted. We partied the night away in the gorgeous cocktail bar downstairs, which was an amazing surprise for our guests. Thank you so much for making the memories so beautiful.
Lauren M
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Our dream day
Our day was perfect! Everything went to plan and the team at The Grand were so helpful, and couldn't have done more for us! The food was incredible and we danced all night long!
Jessica S
Happy couple married in February
June 2023
We were so happy with how the day went. Right from the start Karen talked through all of our ideas and made sure we were happy with how the day would run. We loved everything about the venue, we had our drinks reception downstairs in Ruby's and then surprised our guests by bringing them upstairs to The Grand for our wedding breakfast. It was stunning!! Thank you.
Simon M
Happy couple married in January
June 2023
Cannot thank the staff at The Grand enough. They went to every effort to ensure our day was perfect. Thank you
Jacky G
Wedding: December
June 2023
Wonderful Wedding Day
We celebrated my daughter and son-in-law's wedding at this beautiful venue on Sunday. The entire day from start to finish was absolutely amazing. Our guests continually complimented the fantastic decor, the fabulous food and faultless staff. All made possible by the incredible Edi. This young woman is a delight and a credit to the company. Nothing was too much trouble and alongside her brilliant team they made this day, one we will never forget! Thank you all so much!
Happy couple married in October
June 2023
Our wedding reception was perfect
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the grand cafe. Our day was perfect and we couldn't have asked for any thing more from Edi and her team. Edi was very supportive and nothing was too much trouble leading up to and on the day. I highly recommend this venue for all types of events. Thank you so much.
The Grand Location & Contact Details


South Western House, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3AS, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Southampton Central

Nearest Airport

Southampton International

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Find a venue that is versatile and accommodating to your wishes.

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

Wedding favours unique to your guests, photographs, personal notes.

Describe The Grand in 5 adjectives

Elegant Luxurious Impressive Historic Bespoke

Where’s the best photo spot at The Grand?

Variety of photography spots throughout the venue, including, Twilight Trees, Flamboyant wallpapers, steps to add levels with dazzling chandeliers and colour changing lights.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Perfect finger size, that melt in your mouth.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

All of them!

What is The Grand most unique feature?

Located inside the iconic, Grade II listed South Western House, The Grand is steeped in history dating back to 1872, where it was originally the Wedgwood Ballroom. Many of the building’s original features can still be seen today; including the original marble pillars in the former hotel lobby. There are only a couple of these rooms still to be seen in the UK, and most of them are in London. We are very fortunate to be connected to this part of history. The building played host to many distinguished guests, two very notable ones were Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War. The men planned the D Day invasion in one of the small public rooms on the first floor. There is also photographic evidence that the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother visited the Hotel and indeed danced in the Wedgwood Ballroom.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We pride ourselves on being able to offer exceptional service, in a setting which combines timeless glamour with modern luxury.

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