Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

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Mount Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN20 7HZ
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About Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

Mount Road, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN20 7HZ

The Hydro Hotel is an elegant hotel by the sea in Eastbourne. Located 121 feet above sea level it features some of the finest views in Eastbourne. From its cliff top location, it provides superb views of the sea and Beachy Head, combined with our award winning manicured gardens it is truly hard to beat.

Your wedding day is a unique and wonderful experience, and the Hydro is a romantic and elegant place where you can celebrate it! With an elevated setting, outstanding sea views, attractive flower gardens and the fine cuisine, the Hydro offers a personal service throughout. Our experienced event coordinators will be on hand to manage every aspect of your big day. As a venue that is licensed for civil ceremonies, we can provide for both the ceremony and reception, all in one perfect location.

If the sun is shining. why not exchange vows on our new outdoor Coastal Terrace? Or our stunning indoor Wedgwood Ballroom and then celebrate with family and friends in the Garden Suite, which features everything you need for your reception and evening party. A large and spacious function room that overlooks the gardens and sea with a dance floor and function bar.

4 star hotel with 82 bedrooms

Bespoke weddings and packages available

Extensive wedding menus to choose from

Stunning bridal suite with sea views

Versatile function room with private bar and outdoor terrace

Private sea facing gardens, ideal for reception drinks

Unique proposition of custom built licensed outdoor terrace overlooking the sea

• Elegant hotel by the sea • Views of the Sea and Beachy Head • Award winning flower gardens and fine cuisine • Licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies • Large and spacious function room • The Meads Room and The Orangery are perfect for intimate weddings

Facilities at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Large Hotel
Historic
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Hairdresser
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Hydro Hotel Eastbourne Reviews (12)

Rachel and Matt Jeffreys' Wedding
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By Lisa Mills, on 23 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2019

I would like to say that our experience at Hydro Hotel was second to none. The staff at the hotel were excellent, they created exactly what we wanted on the wedding tables. They went out of their way to match the place settings with the food, writing on spare place settings I had left. They looked after my elderly parents, who really appreciated being able to have a coffee whenever they liked. The Hydro Hotel made our daughter's day very special, which we can remember always, Thank You

Jeffreys June Wedding
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By Rachel and Matthew Jeffreys, on 23 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2019

The whole day was very well organised, as a result of countless emails from us to the team and a number of meetings in person. They were incredibly accommodating in the lead up to the day and on the day itself; happily making a curry buffet for our wedding breakfast and even bringing in cobra beers! Many guests complimented us on the venue for the lovely hotel, gardens, and staff. The price was also very reasonable, especially with all the extras included; would definitely recommend for anyone's special day.

Jeffreys June Wedding
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By Rachel and Matthew Jeffreys, on 23 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2019

The whole day was very well organised, as a result of countless emails from us to the team and a number of meetings in person. They were incredibly accommodating in the lead up to the day and on the day itself; happily making a curry buffet for our wedding breakfast and even bringing in cobra beers! Many guests complimented us on the venue for the lovely hotel, gardens, and staff. The price was also very reasonable, especially with all the extras included; would definitely recommend for anyone's special day.

Rachel's Wedding 16 June 2019
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By Adam Mills, on 23 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2019

My daughter Rachel Jeffreys (nee Mills) was married at the Hydro hotel in Eastbourne on Sunday 16 June. The service we received was excellent and the whole day was perfectly organised and went without a hitch. Everything about the day was organised to perfection and the service from everyone at the hotel was absolutely faultless and above and beyond any of our expectations. They were particularly helpful in setting up the room and in ushering my daughter and I through the day's formal proceedings. The food was wonderful and plentiful. My daughter had chosen curry for the wedding breakfast and it was a lot better than meals I have had in Indian restaurants. In the evening there was a huge array and variety of sandwiches and other food. It really was a most memorable day in a most beautiful setting which we will always remember. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough for anyone considering getting married here.

Our wedding day 8th June 2019
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By Nick and Amelia Moss, on 16 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

The Hydro hotel has been a hotel that my now husband Nick and family has been coming to for many years. As soon as we saw the coastal terrace it stole our hearts and we just knew the wedding had to be here. From our first meeting with Jonathon (manager) in 2017 to arriving the day before the wedding everything was great. The hotel is so welcoming and comfortable as well as excellent service from all staff. Our wedding day was exactly what we had dreamt of and our friends and family loved it. The fact everyone can stay, the rooms are lovely clean and comfortable and guests finish with beautiful breakfast. Duty managers and staff set up the room exactly how we had imagined and the whole day just flowed so well. Nothing was too much and we had enough freedom to make the day individual to us. We can’t thank Jonathon and the team enough. Mr & Mrs Moss

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:26:06

Dear Nick and Amelia Thank you for your review following your recent wedding. I was pleased to read you had good weather to enjoy your ceremony outside on the Coastal terrace with views to Beachy Head and to sea. I will certainly convey your kind words to all the team and I trust and hope to welcome you and your friends and family back to the hotel in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

Wedding reception at the Hydro
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By Katy Barrow, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

We held our wedding reception in the beautiful Garden suite of the Hydro Hotel in April this year, and I can honestly say it was the most wonderful day. The hotel, rooms and grounds are all elegant and beautiful, the food was delicious and the service impeccable. The staff were all polite and helpful, and those involved with our wedding went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend the Hydro hotel to anyone considering a visit. The afternoon tea was especially delicious, and the stunning grounds overlooking the sea are perfect for capturing those special photos!

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:15:17

Dear Katy. Thank you for our review on Hitched.co.uk. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your wedding day and the team looked after you so well. Our afternoon tea offering for wedding celebrations is very popular and certainly during the warmer months with the gardens as a backdrop this makes for a perfect setting. I will ensure your kind words are relayed to all the team and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. May I wish you both many years of happiness together. best wishes Jonathan Owen

Fabulous Easter Wedding
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By Linda and David Powell, on 20 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

We chose the Hydro Hotel in 2017 for our wedding for the lovely building and beautiful gardens. At that time the outside setting, The Coastal Terrace, did not exist so we were thrilled when it made an outside wedding a possibility. We had many meetings at the hotel as we gradually organised our perfect wedding. The hotel were very accommodating making little changes to tailor everything to our wishes. We had guests coming from Australia, Sweden and all over the UK so we had over 60 room nights booked for the weekend. We were in constant touch with the hotel checking the bookings list with the result that all guests had problem free stays. We had the Downland Suite for 3 days and it was superb. On the wedding morning I was able to look out of the suites window and see the Terrace being set up in the beautiful sunshine. The wedding ceremony was unforgettable and the gardens and sea provided a stunning backdrop for our photos. Our wedding breakfast for 56 was served without a hitch and our guests praised the delicious meal. Our evening reception in the Garden Suite with disco and substantial buffet was very enjoyable ending a perfect day. We had started the weekend with a drinks reception for the 40 of us staying the night before the wedding and had a family meal on the Sunday. The whole weekend was brilliant and we cannot praise the staff highly enough for all the effort they put in to give us the most memorable wedding. We highly recommend the Hydro for anyone wishing their dream wedding to become a reality.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:42:23

Dear Linda and David. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Hitched.co.uk. All our couples have been overjoyed with how the Coastal terrace looks, many like yourself started planing their day without the knowledge of how it would look due to the build time. I think we all agree a risk worth taking as it is stunning! Since refurbishing our honeymoon suite we have received much praise from our couples as this now reflects the very high standards of furnishings throughout the hotel. I will certainly convey your praise to James our head chef and the team that looked after you all so well on the weekend. Thank you for your recommendation and I wish you both many years of happiness together. best wishes and please pop into the hotel in the near future. Jonathan Owen

Mr & Mrs Green - Wedding
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By David & Katherine Green, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Apr 2019

We had a fantastic wedding reception at The Hydro Hotel, all the team throughout the day were more than happy to go above and beyond in accommodating our needs and requirements. We were able to go into the venue the day before to dress the room including our centre pieces plus drop of all our wedding gifts for our family which were stored away securely for us overnight. We had red carpet on arrival to The Hydro Hotel which was a lovely touch and a private area for our guests to relax and socialise. The food was faultless, delicious and well presented with each guest complimenting us on how lovely the food was. The hotel, at very short notice was happy to put together and cater for an additional guest who had specific dietary requirements. We would like to pass on our special thanks to Francois for his attentiveness on our special day. Each and every room that we had pre-booked for our family and close friends was presented to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. Overall, Katherine and I would not hesitate to recommend The Hydro Hotel, especially as a Wedding Venue.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:23:55

Dear David and Katherine Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Hitched.co.uk following your recent wedding. I was so pleased to read the team went that extra mile to ensure your day was very special. I will naturally convey your kind words to all the team especially Francois who you mentioned by name for his attentiveness. James my head chef will be particularly pleased to receive your praise for the food which is such an integral part of the celebrations along with the wine! May I take the opportunity to wish you both many years of happiness together and I look forward to welcoming you back to Hydro in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. best wishes Jonathan Owen

Hydro Hotel - Fantastic Venue
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By Emily Hylands, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

An absolutely fantastic venue with incredible and staff and stunning views. From the initial meeting with the events co-ordinaries right through to checking out the day after the reception, the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating of us and all of our friends and family, as well as being on hand if we needed anything at all. The venue itself is beautiful, the wedgewood suite was decorated just as we wanted it and the views from the balcony across the sea and Beachy Head were the icing on top of the cake! Overall, I can’t recommend the Hydro Hotel enough to anyone wanting a stunning venue at a reasonable price. We’ve made some incredible memories there and I know the staff will be willing to do all they can for any other bride and groom wanting the same thing!

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:15:30

Dear Emily Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Hitched.co.uk. I know the team were extremely proud to read you enjoyed your wedding day and that you cannot recommend the Hydro enough to future couples looking to plan their special day with us. May I wish you both many years of happiness together and trust that you will visit the hotel soon when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen general manager

Fabulous Wedding Venue
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By Mandy & Steve Edwards, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2018

We had our wedding day at the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne in October 2018. This is a fabulous venue with amazing staff. We were shown around on our first visit by Angie who then looked after us through our wedding planning. Angie was brilliant from start to finish and so helpful throughout all the planning. On our wedding day we were looked after by Jonathan, Francois & Julian, all of whom were so helpful & made our day special. During the planning stages, we were invited to the hotel for a food tasting evening which was great and we sampled a variety of courses and picked our wedding breakfast following this - thanks to Chef who made my favourite pudding which wasn’t even on the sample menu! Our ceremony was in the beautiful Wedgewood Room which was just perfect for us, you do also have the option of an outdoor ceremony in the stunning gardens. We had photos taken out in the gardens & it is just a stunning place for photos. The hotel is beautiful, our reception was held in the Garden Suite which is a large room with a bar & doors opening onto the terrace - perfect for a wedding reception. The morning after the wedding, the Orangery was reserved for our wedding guests who had stayed the night so we could all have breakfast together. If you are looking for a stunning venue with first class service & brilliant staff, this is your venue. We are so glad we had our wedding at the Hydro & thank everyone there for making our day so special.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:20:21

Dear Mandy and Steve Thank you for posting a review on Hitched.co.uk. I know the team are still talking fondly of your wedding day last year and were delighted as was I when we read your kind words. I will certainly convey your praise to Julian and Francois who along with the banqueting team looked after you so well. The Wedgwood room is very popular with couples for their wedding ceremony featuring the recognisable Wedgwood blue and with a balcony with views out to sea this makes the room perfect for all occasions. We are still using the backlit shot of you both under the Doric temple in the gardens as a feature for bride and grooms who are visiting during the warmer months to discuss their exciting wedding plans. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when I can assure you of our very best attention. May I wish you many years of happiness together. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

Beautiful setting, Stylish Hotel, Great Service
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By Mr. & Mrs. Williams, on 19 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We held our wedding at the Hydro Hotel last July and it was a truly magical day. The Hydro is set in a beautiful location with fabulous gardens overlooking the English Channel. The Hydro is a stylish hotel and the staff were extremely attentive. Everything ran smoothly and we had an amazing day. Our ceremony was conducted at the outdoor "Coastal Terrace" which was the perfect setting, overlooking the channel with the sun shining we could easily have been on the Mediterranean.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:37:09

Dear Mr and Mrs Williams. May I take the opportunity to thank you for your review following your wedding last year. I know the team have fond memories of looking after you, your family and friends. I will ensure they receive your praise and wish to further convey our best wishes to you both for many years of happiness together. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hydro hotel in the near future. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

Our Wedding At The Hydro Hotel Eastbourne
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By Jonathan & Fay Fortunato, on 18 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2018

The moment we saw this very elegant hotel our wedding day dreams came alive. Set in a beautiful location with magnificent commanding views, this hotel has to be one of Eastbourne's best kept secrets. From start to finish the hotel staff were amazing & helped us to make our special day extra special. The hotel offers weddings inside or outside in the beautiful gardens (weather dependent). We had our wedding ceremony inside the hotel in the private & beautiful Wedgwood room on the first floor. The room looked amazing on the big day & after the ceremony the staff very efficiently turned the room around for our wedding day breakfast held later in the day. The bride arrived to a red carpet welcome & was whisked upstairs for the ceremony. Johnny the head chef did a fantastic job with the catering & our 3 course meal (beef main course) was simply first class. The hotel manager Steve worked with us throughout the day & we cannot thank him enough. Our photographer was very pleased with the many photographic opportunities both inside & outside this very beautiful hotel; snapping us many unforgettable shots. All in all we highly rate the hotel for delivering us a truly wonderful day & exceeding our expectations.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 21/06/2019 12:30:06

Dear Jonathan and Fay. I trust you are well and may I thank you for your review on Hitched.co.uk I do know that future couples will find your feedback extremely useful as they plan their own special day/ I will certainly convey your praise to all the team and highlight the excellent food you enjoyed and service you received. May I take the opportunity to wish you both many years of happiness together and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hydro hotel in the very near future. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

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