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Whatever your wedding dreams look like, the Grand Hotel takes care to ensure that every detail is just right, making us the perfect wedding venue in Eastbourne.

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Where could be more romantic to celebrate a white wedding or civil partnership than at The White Palace, as The Grand is affectionately known, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Sussex.

Couples have been tying the knot at The Grand for generations, seduced by its old world charm, elegance and style. Enticed by our fabulous reception rooms, superb cuisine and co-ordinators at every stage, helping you chose from the various wedding packages; making certain your wedding or civil partnership is unique to you. We are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which together with our superb reception rooms and catering create the most perfect of wedding venues in Eastbourne or the whole of Sussex.

From the architectural splendour of the Compton Room to the spectacular Silverdale Room, whether your wedding or civil partnership 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 truly understands the meaning of the word “grand”, there’s only one choice.


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As one of the longest established wedding and civil partnership venues in Eastbourne, we have a great many years of experience at The Grand Hotel, and the one thing that has taught us is that every wedding or civil partnership is different…

Civil Ceremonies

At The Grand Hotel we have 3 licensed wedding venues, from the elegant Princes Room for up to 120 guests to the gorgeous Arundel Room, or the wood panelled Dukes Room for smaller celebrations. We have the perfect setting with plenty of beautiful backdrops to capture the moment, whether you require a civil ceremony, civil partnership or want to convert your civil partnership to a marriage, we have the ideal venue for you.

We have excellent and popular wedding or civil partnership ceremonies and receptions from a range of experience optons.  Choose from our Classic, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Experiences, with a fabulous selection of Wedding Breakfast Menus on offer too. However, we appreciate you may want to make your wedding or civil partnership personal to your party, which is why we have come up with a few ideas of our own below.

The Grand Winter Wedding offers

The Grand Tailored Afternoon Tea Wedding

The Intimate Wedding Experience

The Sunday Special Wedding

The Mirabelle Wedding Experience

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.

Our wedding at The Grand was simply perfect from start to finish. Every member of staff from the doormen, receptionists, waiters and waitresses, bar staff, housekeeping and of course Lottie s team were exceptional nothing was too much trouble and all were helpful, friendly and attentive. We cannot thank you all enough and we would 100% recommend The Grand for an intimate wedding, as ours was , or a larger wedding.
JUANITA & MICK - Sept 2021
Our wedding planning was interrupted by Covid... Yasmina dealt with everything in a professional and courteous manner at all times. Any issues were brought to our attention immediately and then attended to promptly. She was a delight to liaise with so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Grand Hotel to any couples contemplating holding their wedding here.
JAN & ALAN - Sept 2021
Every single aspect of the day exceeded our expectations. We felt like royalty for the entire stay.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Grand and their affiliated services to anyone looking for a venue for a special occasion.
I should add that we found the costs quite reasonable in comparison to other venues as well, particularly when you consider the high standard of service.
George & Emily - July 2021
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!...
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...
The venue is stunning, it gives such a grand impression when you enter the lobby or the ballrooms. All of the staff from the coordinators to the serving staff and the reception staff were brilliant and attentive to our needs both in the build up to and on the day of our wedding. The level of service was fantastic and all of our guests were blown away by the venue, the food and the staff.
Neil Quinn
Thank you so much to everyone at The Grand hotel. Our day could not have been more perfect. The most beautiful location and the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. They had so much patience for our endless requests and couldn’t do enough for us and all our overseas guests.
Emma Beaumont
I got married at the Grand Hotel on the 8th June, after 2 and a half years of planning! I firstly want to thank Melissa and Stella from the Wedding events team for ensuring that our day went smoothly from start to finish. Their planning and attention to detail was spot on. Our day was amazing and that was mainly due to the staff. They were so attentive and helpful and their service was excellent. In regards to the room we stayed in, we had a master suite on the night of the wedding and it was huge. I have never stayed in such an amazing room like that before. We are already planning to go back and stay for our one year anniversary next year! We had the most incredible day and thats all thanks to the brilliant staff at the Grand Hotel. They made the happiest day of our life even more special by their attentiveness and fantastic service.
Charlotte Davis