The Gallivant

The Gallivant, New Lydd Road, Playden Rye (East Sussex) TN31 7RB Map · Telephone · Website
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About The Gallivant

We host ludicrously romantic weddings. Drinks reception in the dunes overlooking the endless sandy beach. A beautifully considered beach house in tune with its location. Food to die for. The finest, award winning English wines. 20 gorgeous bedrooms. A dream team looking after you. Uniquely for you. Uniquely your wedding.

The Gallivant was designed to be your home away from home, in our home. There is no bar and restaurant here, just our Sitting Room and Dining Room. Not forgetting our front garden, the beautiful Camber Sands Beach.

And, with all our weddings taking the whole house, kicking shoes off at the door, and making yourselves at home, really is mandatory.

  • Unique coastal venue located in Rye, East Sussex
  • Exclusive use of the venue including all 20 bedrooms
  • Say your vows in our special and intimate venue
  • Drinks reception on the sand dunes
  • A 3 course locally sourced gourmet Wedding Feast served in our newly renovated Summer House
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies allowing you to host your entire day in one place
  • Only 1 hour from London by train, 2 hours by car.
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A beach all to yourself
A beach all to yourself
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The Gallivant
Magnificent Camber Sands
Magnificent Camber Sands
Locally sourced ingredients
Locally sourced ingredients
Ceremony overlooking the sea
Ceremony overlooking the sea
The Snug
The Snug
Wooden exteriors
Wooden exteriors
The Snug and Entrance
The Snug and Entrance
The Luxury Garden Room
The Luxury Garden Room
The Baby Hampton Room
The Baby Hampton Room
Coastal Garden
Coastal Garden
Coastal Garden
Coastal Garden
Dining outside on the terrace
Dining outside on the terrace
The ceremony
The ceremony
Converted Dining Room
Converted Dining Room
No shoes needed
No shoes needed
Finest English Wine
Finest English Wine
Most amazing location
Most amazing location
Reception in the dunes
Reception in the dunes
Most beautiful backdrop
Most beautiful backdrop
Only an hour from London
Only an hour from London
Delicious seasonal food
Delicious seasonal food
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
Vows in the sunset
Vows in the sunset
Space for happiness
Space for happiness
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
A special moment
A special moment
A new future
A new future
All down to the detail
All down to the detail
Ceremony set up 1
Ceremony set up 1
Ceremony set up 2
Ceremony set up 2
Ceremony set up 3
Ceremony set up 3
Ceremony set up 4
Ceremony set up 4
Small wedding set up 1
Small wedding set up 1
Small wedding set up 2
Small wedding set up 2
Small wedding set up 3
Small wedding set up 3
Our Summer House
Our Summer House
Our Summer House
Our Summer House
Simple details
Simple details
Our Beach Hut Spa
Our Beach Hut Spa
I do!
I do!
Vows
Vows
A beautiful celebration
A beautiful celebration
The Bridesmaids
The Bridesmaids
The Groomsmen
The Groomsmen
Central bar for drinks
Central bar for drinks
Watching the sunset
Watching the sunset
A beach all to yourself
A beach all to yourself
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The Gallivant
Magnificent Camber Sands
Magnificent Camber Sands

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6 Reviews for The Gallivant

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Amanda

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The team and place were amazing

    We stayed as we were attending a wedding at the hotel. The team were exceptional, especially Natalie front of house manager, professional and attentive. For us being dog lovers, we were even allowed to bring our well behaved dog! Great quality breakfast! Will stay again!

    Sent on 25/10/2011
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    Sam

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue

    Stayed for the weekend for Fri and Sat night for a friends wedding. At first sight of the hotel, it was a single story understated beach hotel, but from entering the reception area you meet friendly, customer focused staff and our room was comfortable but with lovely furnishings that makes it feel like it is your own room. The Food is amazing and the whole wedding was coordinated beautifully. Being a stones throw from the beach we took evening and morning walks and was even abe to take the Hotel dog "Camber" for beach walks too!! Will definitely stay again!

    Sent on 25/10/2011
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    Sarah & Ashley

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We have just had such amazing praise....

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so great…we have just had such amazing praise for what a great venue the Gallivant was and how beautiful everything looked. We loved it so much and will certainly be returning.

    Sent on 25/10/2011

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The Gallivant FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Small Hotel
    Coastal Weddings
    Unusual Weddings
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    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
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Beautician
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Pets Welcome

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