Sussex Wedding Venue at The Grand, Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel is increasingly in demand as a place to say ‘I do’, because of the tremendous care taken to get every detail of the big day right.

Where could be more romantic to celebrate a white wedding than at The White Palace, as The Grand is affectionately known, and which is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Sussex. Couples have been tying the knot at The Grand for generations, seduced by The Grand’s old world charm, elegance and style. They are also drawn by our fabulous reception rooms, superb cuisine and knowing that our wedding co-ordinators can assist you at every stage of the planning process, helping you chose from the various wedding packages available or arranging everything you need to make your wedding unique to you. We are also licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which together with our superb reception rooms and catering create the complete Sussex wedding venue.

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Our team of dedicated wedding co-ordinators are waiting to discuss your personal requirements, so If you’d like to ask us a question or book a tour, please get in touch.

Call 01323 412345 for details or e-mail

From the architectural splendour of the Compton Room, to the spectacular Silverdale Room where we can accommodate up to 200 guests, whether your wedding is a small family affair or an event on a grand scale, we have the setting, and most of all the experience, to make your most important of days truly memorable. And where better to spend the first night of a honeymoon than in one of our sumptuous suites with breathtaking views overlooking the sea. If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue in East Sussex that that truly understands the meaning of the word “grand”, there’s only one choice.

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  • "We would like to thank everyone at the Grand Hotel for making our wedding day truly amazing. From the moment we stepped into the hotel we felt like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble. We would especially like to thank Claire Funnell for all her time and hard work. She made our day!..."
    Sarah & Chris
  • "Thanks to all the staff at the best hotel in the world for making our daughter and Son-in-law's wedding truly magnificent. So many amazing compliments, all was perfect. Special thanks to Claire, awesome organisation and attention to detail! Brilliant in every way..."
    Justin & Melissa
Civil Ceremonies

At The Grand Hotel we have 4 venues licensed for civil ceremonies, from the impeccable setting of the Compton Room which is large enough to host 300 or the elegant Princes Room suitable for up to 120 guests to the more settings of the Arundel Room, or the wood panelled Dukes Room for smaller celebrations.

Whether you require a civil ceremony, civil partnership, or want to convert your civil partnership to a marriage, we have the perfect setting available with plenty of beautiful backdrops to capture the moment.

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We have a great many years of experience at The Grand Hotel, and the one thing that has taught us is that every wedding is different.

We have our excellent and popular wedding packages including the Imperial Reception, our Vintage Reception and the Prestige Cuvee Reception, available, but appreciate you will want to make your wedding personal to your party, which is why we have come up with a few ideas of our own below.

The Grand 'Holly & Ivy' Christmas Wedding

The Grand Afternoon Tea Wedding

The Mirabelle Wedding Experience

Special Sunday Weddings

Intimate Weddings

Alternatively you may decide that you want to design your wedding from scratch…in which case we are just a phone call away, so come in and discuss your dream day with Claire and Gabriela.