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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…

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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 had the most wonderful wedding at the Grand Hotel. From the early conversations with Marie through to the execution of the day, we could not fault it. The venue, food and service were outstanding and the whole day was stress-free, which made it the most perfect day! Thank you to all the staff who made it so special.
Rachel and Rob Hampson - March 2023
Couldn't fault the staff at all, they were amazing and catered for not only our needs but all our guests and nothing was too much trouble. They all had smiles on their faces and made the day/evening. Can't thank them enough.
Jennifer Hassell - August 2022
The entire day was magical. We cannot thank the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne enough. Every single member of staff we came into contact with was kind, smiling and saw to our needs with genuine care and thoughtfulness. The attention to detail was amazing. The food incredible. Truly a day to remember and revisit again and again in our minds and through the photos.
Lucy-Anne & Robin Vanner - May 2022
Our wedding day was something like a dream and a lot of our guests told us it was one of the best Weddings they have been to. The day ran so smoothly and any issues were dealt with promptly and without question. I have had no end of comments from family and friends telling me how lovely the Grand Hotel is and in particular how kind and helpful all the staff were. Guests have told us stories about doormen, front of house team, porters, cleaners, kitchen staff, waiters/waitresses and of course the events team all being happy, helpful and making guests feel as special as we did.

Oliver and I were treated so well from the start (way back in 2020) and that was part of the reason for choosing the Grand. Every time we visited, we were made to feel so special and we hoped our family and friends would feel similar.

Lottie in particular has been a joy to work with over the last year or so. Always responding so politely and promptly and on meetings, extremely kind, professional and happy. From mine and Oliver’s side, it hasn’t been stressful and a lot of that is due to knowing our day was completely safe in your hands.

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne has become a special place to us and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
Anna and Oliver Schofield - May 2022
Jim and I had the most perfect day, everything went very smoothly and the feedback from our guests was amazing. Many telling us it had been the best wedding they had ever attended….so well done to the whole team at The Grand for looking after us and most especially to you Will, for your patience and skill.
Lynn and Jim Lazarides May - 2022
The overall experience was excellent from The Grand Hotel, the day ran so smoothly and everything was where it needed to be throughout the day. Yasmina, our planner, made sure our day was how we wanted it and was prompt with any questions we had. Everyone who came said what a wonderful setting the hotel was, and to us it will now hold great memories. I didn’t catch the names of the staff in the room with us but they were great and nothing was a problem. Overall, a fantastic experience.
Kayleigh Meakin - December 2021
Billie-Jo and Lottie are incredible assets to your team. They provided outstanding service from start to finish and were always open to helping us with any requests for our special day.

During the pandemic, Billie-Jo was a consistent source of support. This helped make a stressful situation manageable. Billie-Jo went above and beyond for us at that time. When Lottie took over, the transition was seamless and, between them, ensuring that our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more. We are very grateful to them both. The ops team on the day were outstanding. Winnie and her team delivered amazing service with a smile. The entire concierge team were fantastic and so helpful, too, by helping our guests when they needed it.

Since our wedding, many of our guests have commented on how fantastic the food was, particularly the vegan option. We want to thank the chef and his team.
Tom and Zoe Davidson November - 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
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
Every single aspect of the day exceeded our expectations. We felt like royalty for the entire stay.
We had the most perfect wedding day, we could not have wished for anything more. In spite of the rain and Covid, everything went so smoothly and seamlessly and I know all guests thoroughly enjoyed the day, from start to finish.

We know how much went into the preparation and last-minute changes and are so grateful to Yasmina and Billie -Jo. Yasmina you are a real credit to the Grand and they are privileged to have you.

I would not hesitate to recommend the Grand and its 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
Fantastic wedding at the Grand, our wedding day ran very smoothly and the food was excellent. Thank you.
Sumi Shrestha- December 2020