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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Hotel Du Vin Brighton is a coastal-wedding venue situated at the heart of Brighton, in East Sussex, England. This luxury hotel marries traditional charm with modern elegance and is close to the iconic Brighton Palace Pier. It is located in the Lanes conservation area and showcases architectural highlights from the Gothic Revival and Tudor periods, perfect for wedding photos. Inside, you will find a range of private dining rooms and banquet halls in which to celebrate your ceremony and reception.

Facilities and Capacity

You can host every stage of your wedding journey at Hotel Du Vin Brighton, from engagement drinks and hen or stag nights to a rehearsal dinner. The Scottish Malt Whisky Snug is the perfect setting for a pre-wedding get-together or an intimate reception and has a capacity for 22 guests. It opens out onto the courtyard, so you and your loved ones can enjoy an alfresco cocktail before sitting down to a five-course meal. Likewise, the Lombard room is another exclusive room that has a slightly larger capacity for 48 people. Here, elegance abounds, with classic French doors allowing abundant light to seep in, and vintage wallpaper adding an air of old-world glamour. The grand Dome Ballroom where you can entertain up to 100 loved ones for an evening of delicious cuisine and live entertainment. As the name suggests, this curved ballroom features an exquisite cupola, complete with skylights and an eye-catching wine-glass chandelier at its centre.

Services Offered

The dedicated staff at Hotel Du Vin Brighton look forward to making your wedding vision come to life. An in-house coordinator will collaborate with you to find out your preferences and style. Whether you envisage a relaxed buffet, a five-course wedding breakfast, or a lavish evening reception, they will strive to reflect your wishes. The head chef and sommelier oversee French-inspired cuisine and carefully curated wine lists. The culinary team creates delicious dishes using fresh ingredients, and the sommeliers select wines to perfectly complement your choices. There are a number of packages to choose from and the hotel is available for exclusive hire should you wish to host an unforgettable destination wedding.


There are 49 bedrooms in total at Hotel Du Vin Brighton, so you and your guests can enjoy an overnight stay or weekend immersed in luxury. The rooms are decorated with classic-yet-contemporary touches and feature luxuriant bedding and plush decor. Some suites feature freestanding baths that are ideal for pampering and relaxation before or after your special day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Gigi H. Sent on 28/04/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Great room, huge potential

hey, HDV Brighton was a great choice.
I work in the industry and I know how difficult those functions are stressful and time planning and consuming.
Dewi and his team were challenged with my requests, but nothing was too much trouble. The food was good and tasty, got to be honest, they exceeded my expectations, but it is important to keep it simple.
They know what they are doing and got Jenny - my wedding coordinator on my side to liaise so it is easier.
The room itself is sterile. no need to explain that you have to decorate it and light it up - it is add cost on your side, but it is worth it.

Here the room in video how it looks.... enjoy and you should trust them and go for it. I have done my research due to the fact that I am a caterer myself and those are the best value to money and location / overall experience.
other places are pricey and old fashion, too expensive and fancy food,
You got to be honest with yourself and keep it simple, traditional and they can do the ceremony too... so why going elsewhere... well done guys at HDV


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K Clark Sent on 05/09/2023
4 out of 5 rating

Profit over experience

Dewi, Desi and the rest of the team did everything in their power to make our day perfect.

It’s a shame the hotel put profit over our experience and booked another wedding, and another function, at the same time as ours.

This overwhelmed the team who worked so hard against the clock. Despite this, details were missed that I’d discussed multiple times previously.

Overall our guests absolutely loved our wedding and the venue, but there were a lot of comments on how inconsistent the service was. Not just during our wedding but during the entire 4 night stay.

If using this venue just know the staff will do everything in their power to make your day special, but the hotel will prioritise their profits.
Ali Sent on 14/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feedback

"We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for such an enjoyable evening on Friday.
Your staff couldn't do enough to help and the food was excellent.

The room was perfect for us and it was a wonderful way to celebrate our marriage ."
Terry Sent on 14/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feedback

“Holding our reception with Du Vin Brighton was the right decision for us. The venue, staff and ambience was exactly what we were looking for. You all looked after us very well.”

“We also would like to thank you for the continual support and guidance you personally provided us with to keep us reassured in the lead up to our big day. “

“All in all everyone at Du Vin Brighton did their part to make our day a memorable one and we look forward to enjoying many more visits. “
Kat Sent on 14/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feddback

“FAO - General Manager Hi I just wanted do say thanks to Dewi, Melissa and the on the day team for making our celebration on Saturday so great. The food was lovely and the service by the whole team and in particular Harry who looked after us all day was impeccable. We had a lovely time over the weekend including use of the Lombard Room and were made to feel really relaxed even when we turned up early to shelter from the wind which must have been a pain! Thanks again, Kat”
Jenny Sent on 22/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was Perfect

Just a quick note to thank you so much for organising our special day. Everything was perfect and nothing seemed a problem for you or staff. Exactly what you want when organising an event.

All the best
Jenny and James X
Vicky Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable Wedding Weekend

Dear Andrea,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at the HdV Brighton for a superb effort on Saturday, hosting our wedding celebration. It was a thoroughly painless experience, made so by the professional and caring team that you have in the hotel. Everyone was incredibly kind and helpful throughout, offering up assistance without needing to be asked, and doing so with a smile on their faces. The canapes were delicious and plentiful, and the buffet was very well received indeed – lots of positive comments from our guests. The bar staff were incredibly helpful, on several occasions really going out of their way to serve. And of course, you were fantastic too – it was great to have you around all day for those little things that need someone to help with. You were a huge help and we both thank you for everything. I think it should also be said that there were a large number of guests who were impressed with both the venue and the service. Also, the rooms were great – ours was particularly lovely.

All in all we had a completely memorable weekend, and the HdV played no small part in that – so thank you!
Dave Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

Had the most wonderful wedding at Hotel Du Vin in Brighton, the Hotel was fantastic and the food and service were 10/10...... Georgia and Ben looked after us perfectly, nothing was too much trouble......thank you for a beautiful experience!
Nichola Sent on 22/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic day!

We held our wedding over the August bank holiday last year. We had the most fantastic day - the staff were amazing as was the food (lots of our guests said how good the food was). Everything went perfect. We had the ceremony in the dome which has an amazing ceiling! The location is great as your guests can go to the beach during any 'gaps' and if the weather is nice you can go there and get some lovely photos, like on the carousel! If I were to do it all over again I'd still have it here. I can't praise everyone enough.
Sara Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend Hotel Du Vin

Wonderful customer service, food and environment. The wedding party were treated with kindness and respect throughout the day. The food was excellent, the service personal and attentive but not intrusive. Would highly recommend Hotel du Vin
Lalitha Sent on 27/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Easter Wedding!

Chris and I had our wedding at the Brighton Hotel du Vin over Easter weekend and I cannot recommend it highly enough! The service, food and drink was excellent. The venue is perfect for an event like this with various areas including the gallery, Dome Room, pub and courtyards for our sole use. The marriage ceremony and wedding breakfast was in the Dome Room which is a stunning room with a glass dome and a huge chandelier made of wine glasses! They have a wedding planner at hand to help organise everything in the run up and on the day. They provide candelabra, menus, table plans and name cards meaning that there is no setting up work (or charge!). They are also really flexible so you can design your day as you want it. It's very affordable for such a lovely venue and we planned a wedding for 80 people in just 3 months! It was the perfect day :)
Claire Sent on 08/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Intimate Wedding

We wanted an informal but special feel for our small wedding, which is exactly what we got. The SMWS room was the ideal size for our party, and as the sun shone we even got to enjoy bubbles on the terrace! Bev had all the arrangements under control so I didn't have to worry about a thing, and our wonderful waitress really looked after all of our guests with fabulous food and wine. In fact Matt and the whole team made us feel special from the moment we arrived. Thank you all so much for making our wedding day perfect.
Dan Sent on 20/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Day

I and my husband Liam were married at the HDV Brighton on the 1st May and like someone else who has recently submitted a review we had to bring forward our day so a close member of the family would be well enough to attend. We literally walked into the venue two weeks before and asked for any date available! And for those who spend years planning their big day we are proof that with a bit of help from Bev and the team at HDV a wedding for 45 day guests and a further 30 evening guests can all be organised perfectly in two weeks!

Bev was brilliant and from the minute we were introduced we knew we were being taken care of. She was attentive when showing us around and we were impressed with her honesty and expert knowledge when we pitched forward some of our ideas.

On the day itself both Bev and Lilly were on hand to help. They took charge when we looked a bit lost and confused and made sure everything ran to order. Lilly was absolutely fantastic. From start to finish she worked extremely hard to make sure everyone had the right food and drink and we even got her dancing to grease lightening in the evening and she has some serious moves!! We loved her and she is a real asset to the team at HDV

Overall we had the best day, beautiful venue, top notch food (most divine creme brulee and evening buffet) and wonderfully brought together by the team at HDV.
Justine Sent on 12/06/2016
5 out of 5 rating

My perfect Day

I had planned to get married at the Hotel Du vin in Brighton in September. 150 guests and 300 in the evening. Sadly my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer in February. I decided to cancel and focus on my mums care, but when my brother came over from Australia I decided to bring the whole thing forward with just close friends and family. With the support and advice of Bev the wonderful wedding planner at the Hotel I managed to pull off the whole planning in 10 days!!!! She advised me on the planning, menu, the booking of the rooms to accommodate my poorly mum and the ceremony. Everything went exactly to plan, the advice Bev gave us on the wine package was precise and was just enough. The advice on the menu was perfect. The food was perfect! We had a three course menu. Everyone commented on how tasty, hot and well presented the food was. The service in the Dome room was second to none, Lilly was brilliant nothing was too much, she set the room up with my decorations and it looked perfect, she lit candles and dressed to room to perfection, nothing was too much for her. She served food and drinks to my guest with class. Bev was hand throughout the day to help out, she even queued the music for me to walk down the isle. Although the day was planned in 10 days, you would never have known on the day, the professionalism of the staff was second to none and I couldn’t have been happier with the way it turned out. Our photographs on the beach and promenade are stunning. It was My perfect Day.
Tara Sent on 09/06/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Weddings Made Easy!

We had a relatively brief engagement of 7 months, and as a consequence it was really important for us to find a venue that was supportive, organised and professional. Hotel Du Vin were incredibly flexible with all our little wedding foibles, and fantastically organised. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were confident the finer details were in safe hands. Everything went effortlessly, and all our guests commented that it was a phenomenal venue. We fancied something a little different to the norm, and Hotel Du Vin fit the bill perfectly. The catering was the best food i've tasted at a wedding, and i'm not just saying that! We treated ourselves to a night at the hotel afterwards and it was completely worth it - the beds are incredible and we were provided champagne on the house! These little touches are what made our venue so special. Thank you so much!
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Hotel Du Vin Brighton Real Weddings

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Tom & Beth
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21 Apr
Open Door

Wedexuk are delighted to be working with not one but two elegant, yet very different venues for the Grand Sussex Wedding Fair.

The high-end and contemporary Malmaison Brighton Marina overlooks the picturesque harbour and offers guests free parking. The Hotel Du Vin Brighton is a sophisticated boutique hotel, housed in an elegantly restored 19th-century mansion in a central seafront location.

This Wedding Fair offers you the unique opportunity to view both venues in one day and to meet with relevant suppliers in each one. Free transport is planned to link the venues and events together.

Featuring leading wedding suppliers from East Sussex and beyond, this Exceptional Double Wedding Fair offers an excellent showcase for those incredibly special touches that can add a personal feel to your wedding day. The unique boutique areas will feature some of the most creative small designers around who will certainly provide inspiration. Whether you are looking for the latest wedding ideas or a beautiful wedding venue this is the wedding fair to visit for inspiration. The wedding fair hosts up to seventy quality exhibitors across two sites.

It is anticipated that there will be bridal fashion shows throughout the day featuring dresses from different bridal shops at each venue. The fashion shows also often feature menswear, bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride outfits too. In addition, the fashion shows often feature great live entertainment, musicians and magicians. Plus, keep your eye out for updates about extras like master classes at Malmaison and wine tastings at Hotel Du Vin.

Malmaison will open from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and with free admission.

Hotel Du Vin will open 11.00 am - 3.00 pm and with free admission.

Free parking available at Malmaison Brighton Marina with transport to and from Hotel Du Vin Brighton.

This exceptional Double Wedding Fair is certainly a date for your calendar.

Date: From 21/04/2024 to 21/04/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 15:00
Place: 2 Ship Street, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 1AD, Brighton, East Sussex


Ship Street BN1 1AD Brighton (East Sussex)
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