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On since 2023

Last update: February 2024

The Cavendish Hotel is a beautiful Victorian wedding venue set right on Eastbourne's seafront in West Sussex. The hotel boasts the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional features intertwined with its eclectic furnishings. Featuring a beautiful library, charming hotel lounge, formal Marine Restaurant with views of the shimmering ocean, and the finest ballroom in Eastbourne, this is a truly magnificent place to tie the knot. You and your guests will surely fall in love with the romantic and private setting and the warm welcome extended by the dedicated team.

Facilities and Capacity

The stunning suites at The Cavendish Hotel are the perfect setting for a wedding breakfast or evening party. The property can accommodate everything from small intimate ceremonies to extravagant affairs, with the Marine Restaurant holding a maximum of 200 guests, the Sussex Suite holding up to 150, and the Coronet Suite holding up to 80. The team offers a wide range of packages, menus and drinks receptions for you to choose from, or you can liaise with the events team to tailor-make your special day. Packages range from Bronze to Gold, with extras such as a red carpet arrival, sparkling wine and an event manager on the day as standard. Menus include classic English favourites and several less traditional options for those looking for something different. From mouthwatering mains to delicious desserts, you're guaranteed a fantastic culinary experience at The Cavendish Hotel.

Services Offered

The Cavendish Hotel team have extensive experience in creating unique and wonderful weddings. Their helpful and friendly team understands how much there is to do when arranging the perfect day. They will be on hand to ensure you have an unforgettable wedding experience with happy memories that will last a lifetime. Every couple has access to a wedding coordinator who will help with every step of the planning process. There is also a choice of accommodation on-site with preferential rates for wedding guests. Get in touch today to start planning your dream wedding.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
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:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for The Cavendish Hotel

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
97% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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Marilyn P. Sent on 13/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding reception

From the first meeting with the hotel manager who showed me around the hotel and the rooms they had for the reception, dance floor bar and access for the disabled. I could not have been happier, the staff were attentive and listened to all my wishes. I could change things and add without any hassle, the red carpet on the steps going up to the main entrance made a fantastic welcome, it made us feel like royalty. He staff and guest clapping on our arrival. I gave in a list of our guest and they got the rooms at a cheaper rate and my husband and I were given a lovely suite for the night, seafront view.
I would recommend any event at the Cavendish Hotel.
We had a great experience and a stress free wedding reception.
Thank you to all the staff for making our special day amazing.
Deborah M. Sent on 19/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day

First time walking into the Cavendish we were made to feel welcome with plenty to drink .Meeting Dana was a pleasure, nothing to much for her and very helpful .The whole day we were relaxed and thr atmosphere was very special to us .Food amazing and plenty x The suite we stayed in was unique and had 3 rooms , all very large and beautiful high ceilings , views were amazing of the sea, so very calming .Our experience here will stay with us , thank you again to all your team .
Debbie & Andi X X
Betina Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

Amazing wedding venue. The support from Dana was incredible and we are very grateful for everything. I will definitely recommend it.
Mark Sent on 21/08/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Rooms needs Cleaning

All services were brilliant apart from dust.The rooms don't get hoovered and cleaned up well.
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38 Grand Parade BN21 4DH Eastbourne (East Sussex)
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