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 (19)

Our very 'casual' amazing wedding
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By Ricky and Sharon Hook, on 15 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

We found the Hydro Hotel just by chance, on an unplanned weekend away. The moment we walked into this gem, we looked at each other….and said “This is it!” It’s unique ‘Step back in time’ décor, to the breath-taking views of the sea from the beautiful terrace, there was only one choice. We booked the date that day. From our initial meeting with Angie, the hotel listened to every word we said. They pulled out every stop, and left no stone unturned to make sure they fulfilled our wishes. Right up to our weekend, we were consulted and informed every step of the way. On the Friday, the Team kept the 70 guests happy with their rooms, breakfast on Saturday was full of compliments. Thank you to the amazing Julian for his organisation on ‘the day’ from the absolutely stunning reception room, the ceremony venue outside, to just keeping me calm. Their timings were perfect…Drinks on the Terrace at 5pm, A delicious hot/cold buffet (which seemed) endless at 5:30pm Our ceremony was at 7pm -we then partied (heavily!!) until 12. Every single one of our guests were overwhelmed and complimentary with the whole ‘relaxed’ day of No Suits, “ it was perfect in every single way” (quote) Thank you, Jonathan and your amazing team, for really making our wedding ‘just perfect’, you all really went above and beyond. As we walked away on Sunday, looked at each other and said “we wouldn’t have changed a thing” x

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 17/08/2019 12:45:36

Dear Mr and Mrs Hook Thank you for your kind words and review on Hitched.co.uk. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and that the team looked after you so well in the build up and on your special day. I will certainly relay your feedback to all the team who will be extremely proud to read your praise. I know the team thoroughly enjoyed working on the day! On behalf of all the team may i wish you many years of happiness together and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

A great day for my dad and his new bride!!
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By Janine and Tony's wedding, on 31 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2019

My dad and his new bride had a lovely day at the Hydro. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much for them to organise. They helped with planning the room and they day went without a hitch. Food was lovely and had a great day.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 12/09/2019 07:29:51

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Hitched.co.uk I was so pleased that all the guest enjoyed your fathers wedding day. It was a pleasure looking after them and I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Hydro hotel when I can assure you all our of very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

wedding 26 July 2019
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By Tony and Jan Dalby, on 15 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2019

We looked at numerous venues in Eastbourne early in 2018 and only the Hydro came up trumps with its level of service and professionalism. The weather on the wedding day morning was inclement but around 1.30pm the skies cleared and with the amazing work done by Hydro staff in setting out and drying chairs, erecting decorations, we were able to have our dream wedding outside in the pagoda overlooking the sea at 2pm The reception was first class with lovely food which our 75 guests enjoyed and throughout the day and evening the level of service from all the staff was impeccable. Special thanks to Jonathan and Angie. It was excellent value and worth every penny and we have no hesitation in highly recemending the Hydro for your wedding

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 17/08/2019 12:47:40

Dear Mr and Mrs Dalby Thank you for your review on Hitched.co.uk following your recent wedding. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your day and the team looked after you so well. I will ensure your kind words are relayed to all the team and thank you for your recommendation. 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 in the near future. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

Magical day by the sea- a step back in time
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By Caroline Wilson, on 07 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2019

The Hydro team did our wedding 30 years ago and was the first choice for us for a family wedding between 2 people with learning difficulties and autism that we needed to arrange. Angie headed up the organisations and made everything sound easy and possible. The Garden suite was laid out perfectly accommodating 2 wheelchairs and lots of space for all of our guests who could use the patio attached or wander off onto the lawn overlooking the sea. We had the ceremony outside and it felt like something from a movie, luckily with the hot weather, we felt we could have been on the continent as well. The whole day went smoothly, the hotel even accommodated a much loved family dog and lots of people wanting to have breakfast together the next day to extend the magic. We could not fault the location, staff, beauty of the setting and magical feel that the day produced. A special mention should also go to the kitchen staff who produced very tasty food, we had a trio of melon sprinkled with mango- very refreshing, then roast chicken with the trimmings and a heavenly chocolate gooey cheesecake with ice-cream - delicious. Many special memories have been made. With many many thanks.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 16/07/2019 16:39:52

Dear Caroline Thank you for your review following the recent wedding you helped arrange. I will certainly pass on your praise to all the team especially Angie who you mentioned by name. The garden suite is fantastic with panoramic views out to sea and It was a pleasure to look after you all. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Hydro hotel in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. best wishes Jonathan Owen

Hydro Hotel Perfect
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By Mr & Mrs Catt, on 01 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

We would like to say thank you to everyone at the Hydro Hotel Eastbourne for making our Afternoon Wedding Tea a truly special day. The room we had our Tea in was laid out perfectly the gardens were stunning for the photos and our waiters kept our guest topped up with drinks. We had an over night stay in a truly fabulous room, evening dinner and breakfast was first class. If you are looking for a stunning venue with great views of the sea and first class service and amazing staff then this is the venue for you. Thank you again Hydro for making our afternoon wedding tea very special.

Jonathan Owen , General manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 03/07/2019 15:19:32

Dear Mr and Mrs Catt Thank you for your glowing review on Hitched.co.uk I will certainly share your kind words to all the team and wish you both many years of happiness together. Afternoon teas are very popular for weddings as a theme and with out stunning grounds we are seeing a rise in popularity. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hydro hotel in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen general manager

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

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 25/06/2019 12:13:37

Dear Lisa Thank you for posting a review on hitched.co.uk following your daughters recent wedding. I was delighted to read you found the hotel and team to be excellent and that the day was areal success. On behalf of all the team I wish Rachel and Matt many years of happiness together and look forward to welcoming you all back to the hotel in the near future. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

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.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 25/06/2019 12:14:24

Dear Rachel and Matthew. May I firstly thank you for taking the time to post a review on Hitched.co.uk . I know the team will be very proud to read your kind words and I know they enjoyed preparing the Indian themed food for you all to enjoy. Thank you for your recommendation and I trust and wish you many years of happiness together. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

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.

Jonathan Owen , General manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 25/06/2019 12:11:36

Dear Rachel and Matthew. May I firstly thank you for taking the time to post a review on Hitched.co.uk . I know the team will be very proud to read your kind words and I know they enjoyed preparing the Indian themed food for you all to enjoy. Thank you for your recommendation and I trust and wish you many years of happiness together. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

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.

Jonathan Owen , General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne responded to this review on 25/06/2019 12:09:23

Dear Mr Mills Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Hitched.co.uk. I was delighted to read your daughter had a wonderful day and that everything was perfect. I will certainly convey your praise to the kitchen brigade and to the team that looked after you all so well. May I wish them both many years of happiness together and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the Hydro hotel in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. best wishes Jonathan Owen

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

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