The Best Brighton Wedding Venues in 2024

Mar 19, 2024

Brighton is one of the most wonderful cities to get hitched in! Yes, yes I may be biased as I do live here and absolutely love this city, but I find Brighton weddings to always be truly joyous. With the quirky Lanes, colourful wall art and the beach all within walking distance, there are plenty of amazing spots for photo opportunities. But where can we hold the wedding and reception I hear you cry?! Don’t worry, I got you. Here is my list to some of my favourite Brighton wedding venues…

Brighton Town Hall

Let’s start with the obvious spot for Brighton weddings – The Town Hall! A gorgeous registry office in a super central location with lots of pubs and restaurants near by for pre and post ceremony fun! They offer ceremonies with 2-120 guests. There is also lots of lovely spots for portraits in and around the Town Hall (including the stunning, gothic vibe staircase!).

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The Royal Pavilion

Fancy getting married in one of the most iconic Brighton landmarks? The Royal Pavilion combines Indian and Chinese influences for a truly unique and exotic feel, right in the middle of Brighton. You can have your wedding ceremony in the Red Drawing Room or the Music Room and carry on the celebrations with your reception in the King William IV Room.

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Newlywed brides at Brighton Bandstand

The Bandstand

Another iconic Brighton gem is The Bandstand. Located right on Brighton Beach with stunning views of the sea and the West Pier, it’s licensed for legal ceremonies with up to 50 guests seated.

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Patterns

Patterns is such a fun place to hold your wedding reception! It’s a nightclub with lots of potential to bring your own vibe and feel to the celebrations. Located just minutes from Brighton Pier, this alternative wedding venue is the perfect space for relaxed, sit down receptions of 85 right up to 200 standing (or dancing the night away!). This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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OhSo

If you fancy your wedding reception bang on Brighton Beach and in front of the iconic Pier, OhSo might just be the perfect choice! With exclusive hire of the venue, they have space for up to 400 guests so it’s perfect for larger wedding parties to dance the night away and watch the sunset right on the beach. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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The Seahorse

Overlooking Brighton Beach and the West Pier, The Seahorse is a gorgeous venue that is licensed for legal wedding ceremonies and provides a great wedding reception location. It’s stylish and modern with a wraparound terrace – perfect for you and your guests to mingle and take in all that Brighton sea air! They have capacity for up to 180 guests so it’s a versatile space for all sizes of wedding parties.

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Brighton Harbour Hotel

With a gorgeous, bright and airy ceremony room and stunning for wedding receptions, Brighton Harbour Hotel is located right on the Brighton Seafront. They have spaces available for intimate weddings of 25 guests right up to 180 guests.

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Cafe Rust

Think intimate, rustic vibes with a focus on great food. Cafe Rust has cafes in Brighton and Hove and either can be a perfect option for a chilled out reception space. As the spaces are on the smaller side, Cafe Rust is probably more suited to intimate wedding receptions, not huge wedding parties. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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Bride and Groom at Cafe Rust Wedding, Brighton

Brighton Metropole

Overlooking Brighton Beach, the Brighton Metropole Hotel has a classic, elegant vibe inside. It is absolutely huge so can accommodate up to 1000 wedding guests! And of course, offer lots of accommodation options for you and your guests. They are licensed for legal ceremonies so you get married here and stay on for the reception – perfect if you are looking for a city centre location and don’t want to move between venues on the day.

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The Grand

Another Brighton classic is the beautiful Grand Hotel on the seafront. With a luxury, swanky interior, they are fully licensed for legal wedding ceremonies and offer flexible event spaces for your reception. They have options for small intimate weddings and larger celebrations for up to 500 guests. Another great choice if you’d rather stick to one venue all day. Make sure to book out the Empress Suite for stunning sea views – it’s a great spot to get ready or crash out together at the end of the day!

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The Ivy

Located in the middle of The Lanes is The Ivy. With stunning eclectic and vintage vibes, along with incredible food, The Ivy is perfect for more intimate wedding receptions. They can seat up to 20 guests for dinner and up to 40 for drinks and canapes. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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One Garden

Situated in the grounds of the gorgeous Stanmer Park, One Garden is something a bit different for your wedding day! Think English country garden vibes. If you fancy a walk through the flowers on your wedding day, this could be for you! One Garden is about a 20 minute drive from central Brighton so it’s perfect if you fancy a bit of a countryside feel without venturing too far from the city. They have plenty of space on the Event Lawn so it’s great for bigger wedding celebrations. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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Bride and Groom at One Garden Wedding, Brighton

Ginger Pig

Ginger Pig is one of my favourites! With a stunning interior and incredible food, The Ginger Pig is just a stones throw from Hove beach. They are licensed for legal wedding ceremonies and provide a great spot to eat, drink and dance the night away afterwards! They offer exclusive hire of the whole restaurant or hire of their private dining room for smaller weddings. Ginger Pig also has onsite accommodation if you have guests coming from afar.

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Cin Cin

If you are looking for authentic Italian food and negroni’s to toast your start to married life, look no further! Cin Cin is a stylish, modern restaurant on Western Road in Hove with counter seating and a small room at the back. You can hire the space for weddings of 14 up to 40 guests. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best to be considered as a reception space.

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The Great Thatched Barn at Falmer Court

Fancy some Mediaeval barn vibes on your wedding day?! The Great Thatched Barn at Falmer Court is an exclusive use venue that is licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Just a 20 minute drive from Brighton, Falmer Court has tons of indoor and outdoor space for a wedding of up to 130 guests seated.

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Market

Located on Western Road in Hove, Market has an absolutely stunning Spanish tapas menu and excellent, attentive service. Market would be more suited to smaller wedding receptions, so a perfect location for a relaxed, intimate wedding meal. They have a private, downstairs dining room for wedding parties of 9-30 guests. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best to be considered as a reception space.

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Whitecliffs

Fancy something with a bit of quirky and kitsch seaside charm? Whitecliffes is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Brighton in the gorgeous Saltdean and is surrounded by (you guessed it) white cliffs! It offers that classic, British seaside charm overlooking Saltdean beach and they serve up absolutely delicious food for up to 100 people seated. They have space for up to 250 people standing. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin is located in the The Lanes and just a short walk from the seafront. They have rooms licensed for legal wedding ceremonies and provide a perfect location for your wedding reception too. They offer a variety of rooms from 14 to 100 guests so it’s a great option for weddings of all sizes.

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Fabrica

Fabrica has an excellent location, right in the heart of The Lanes. It’s a former church and provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception. There is plenty of space and potential for you to decorate the space how you wish and has a capacity of up to 130 guests. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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Wagner Hall

A hidden gem right in the middle of Brighton! Wagner Hall is a super versatile blank canvas that you can really make your own. This is a new venue in Brighton and they have a big indoor space, along with The Fig Tree garden bringing a calm haven right in the middle of town! 

This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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Rockwater

With trendy, beachfront lounge vibes, Rockwater is a lovely space right on Hove beach, perfect for wedding receptions. The Roof Terrace has the capacity for up to 200 guests and has big French doors leading out onto the patio to take in the sea views. Alternatively, The Lodge downstairs has a capacity for up to 120 guests and a real cosy vibe in winter and access to the patio and lawn in summer. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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BHASVIC

Situated in the heart of Brighton and Hove, BHASVIC’s historic panelled hall is a blank canvas for you to bring the vibes you want for your wedding day. The space is super adaptable and spacious and makes for a great, alternative city centre venue for your wedding day. This isn’t a licensed wedding venue so it’s best considered as a reception space.

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