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The Gallivant

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Menus from £175
40 to 80 Guests

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Menus from £175
40 to 80 Guests

Finalist in the Beautiful South Awards ‘Best wedding venue’ 2020 and The Guardian’s Top 10 seaside hotels, The Gallivant is the closest thing you’ll get to the Hamptons, just an hour and a half from central London.

A huge beach. Twenty gorgeous bedrooms. A roaring fire. Food to die for. A bar that belongs in Hoxton. A dream team looking after you. All just for you and your guests.

One lovely place all day. We’re licensed for civil partnerships and marriages. Once you all get here, there’s no need to travel other than to the beach. Whether you want a handful of guests or a hotel full, we’ll work with you to create the wedding you really want. All weddings take over the whole house, with children of all ages welcome.

  • Unique coastal venue located in Camber, 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 and a half from London by train, 2 hours by car.

Awards and Accolades:

  • Beautiful South Awards Best Hotel 2020
  • Telegraph 2011 Top 40 of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels
  • Condé Nast Traveller 2021 top 15 of the Best Hotels by the Beach in the UK
  • The Times 2021 Best Weekend Breaks from London

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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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    Christopher J. Married on 24/06/2021
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    Magical, unique, memorable… the best day

    We originally planned to get married in Spain in 2020, but the pandemic put paid to that, and it was by something of an accident we came across the Gallivant when searching for a UK venue. But as we write this two weeks on, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. The Gallivant was simply perfect. The venue is gorgeous, the service impeccable, the food and drink absolutely sensational, and the drinks reception on the Dunes in the sunshine, with the brilliant Ben on the piano, genuinely was the stuff of dreams. The run-up to the day wasn’t easy, with doubts over restrictions and numbers, but we can’t thanks Sarah and the rest of the staff for all of their understanding and flexibility. This is what the future has to be about - people working together and helping each other out to create happy memories. We can’t recommend The Gallivant highly enough.

    The Gallivant's reply:

    Thank you Chris and Rachel for such a touching review.
    It was a pleasure to host your big day to make it such a great success, despite the restrictions. On behalf of the team at The Gallivant, we wish you a very happy and healthy life together and hope to see you both again soon.
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    Rebecca P. Married on 27/10/2019
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    Perfect venue for our laidback wedding

    We had originally planned to marry at a different venue in the centre of Rye but unfortunately, three months before our wedding, there was a fire and the venue was forced to close.
    We'd spent over a year planning the day and so the thought of having to do it all again, in such a short space of time, was pretty soul destroying. However, the team at The Gallivant were amazing at recreating our vision and went above and beyond to make sure all the little details we'd already planned could still be incorporated into the day.
    We wanted a laidback, slightly less conventional wedding, with an intimate breakfast for family and then a big party with plenty of locally-sourced food and drink for everyone afterwards. A special mention to head chef Jamie, who as well as creating a stunning menu, also sourced and shucked local oysters, which is something not usually on the menu but we were keen to include for our guests in the afternoon.
    They say things happen for a reason and, while the day wasn't the original we had planned, The Gallivant was the absolutely perfect venue for us and the day surpassed all our (and our guests') expectations.
    Becky and Sam

    The Gallivant's reply:

    Thank you Becky and Sam.

    It was a pleasure to have hosted your special day here at The Gallivant and we are honoured by your kind words. We wish you many happy years together, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Gallivant soon.

    Very best wishes,
    Harry, Elise, and The Gallivant Family.
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    Jaime C. Married on 02/10/2020
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    A perfect day at the Gallivant!

    Having originally planned to get married in August 2020, due to government restrictions we tied the knot in October 2020 with 15 of our nearest and dearest. Even at the best of times, the build up to your wedding can become quite stressful(!) however the support we received from everyone at the Gallivant was overwhelming. Sarah was our main point of contact and was amazing from the planning stages through to the day itself, going above and beyond to make sure we and our guests were perfectly looked after.
    Head chef Jamie put together the most incredible menu for the day and the quality of the food and drink served across our weekend really stood out and was a big highlight for us.
    The venue styling feels so sophisticated yet relaxed and having the exclusive use of such a beautiful space and accommodation felt very special. There were little details at every turn that made the day so personal to us, like the Bloody Mary 'Recovery Station' at breakfast as an example!

    Our day couldn't have been more perfect, thank you all so much for the efforts you went to for us, it's one we will always remember.

    The Gallivant's reply:

    It was truly a pleasure to have hosted your big day here at The Gallivant. Despite all the restrictions, we are overjoyed that we could make this day memorable for you and your guests.

    We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.

    Best wishes,
    Harry, Elise, Sarah and The Gallivant Family
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    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!
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    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!
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    Sarah
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    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.
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    Thank you for the fabulous wedding reception

    I am writing to express a belated thank you for the fabulous wedding reception on 25th/26th September. There were so many elements to bring together during the weekend we were very nervous about how it would all work out, but the whole weekend went very well thanks to you and your team. Paulo especially, came in for praise from our guests and he did so much to make it run smoothly with a great deal of good humour. We thought the food at the reception and on the beach was superb, and I did have a word with Chef on Sunday to say how good we thought it was. We had so many people say it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and saying how much they would like to return to Camber Sands. We certainly would and would like to know if you are open the last week in November as we are thinking of coming down for a few days midweek? Once again thank you for making a special occasion very special indeed.
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    Thank you so much for helping to give us such an a

    Thank you so much for helping to give us such an awesome day. We absolutely loved it. It really was just what we wanted …we want to do it all again! A big thank you to everyone at the Gallivant who helped make the day so special – wonderful food and brilliant service.
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    We really had an AMAZING day....

    I’ve got lots of thanks to send over to you and all of the Gallivant Team – we really had the most AMAZING day, it couldn’t have been more perfect. The setting and everything that you all did to make the day so fabulous was noticed by everyone especially me and Ross. The canapés & drinks were fantastic, the main meal was really absolutely beautiful and just everything really. Your team looked after us all so well, we really can’t thank you enough. We were so lucky, everyone has said to us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to which is quite a accolade and a lot of that is down to The Gallivant – you’re onto a winning formula! I think for me, one of the things that is really to your advantage is that in no way did I ever feel like it was a formulaic wedding process either before or on that day – that was really important to me because even though I know you do actually do weddings all the time and they can’t be that different, it really did feel as though i was just ours and that was lovely so THANK YOU!

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