The Gallivant

(6 reviews) 6 5
New Lydd Road Camber Rye East Sussex TN31 7RB
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About The Gallivant

New Lydd Road
Camber, Rye
East Sussex, TN31 7RB

Weddings at the Gallivant are magical affairs. Styled to feel like a New England Beach House, we become your private residence for your wedding celebration, minutes away from an extraordinary sandy beach.

Whether you are looking for a marriage ceremony or a renewal of vows, we are the perfect venue to celebrate this special occasion.

The layout and style of the Gallivant sets us apart, makes us rather unique. 

As a venue across from the sea, we style our packages to make use of our local surroundings. Drinks and canapés can be served on the beach, photographs in the magnificent dunes before being served a meal made from ingredients sourced from within 10 miles. The emphasis on using locally sourced and seasonal produce is again unique. 

Weddings with us are on an exclusive basis, so you have our focused attention throughout your stay. If you have always dreamt of getting married in a relaxing, coastal environment, eating exceptional local food expertly prepared for you have found your ideal spot.

• 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

Facilities at The Gallivant

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Gallivant Reviews (6)

The team and place were amazing
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By Amanda, on 25 Oct 2011

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!

Beautiful venue
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By Sam, on 25 Oct 2011

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!

We have just had such amazing praise....
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By Sarah & Ashley, on 25 Oct 2011

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.

Thank you for the fabulous wedding reception
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By Jo & Olga, on 25 Oct 2011

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.

Thank you so much for helping to give us such an a
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By Adam & Maddie, on 25 Oct 2011

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.

We really had an AMAZING day....
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By Kelly & Ross, on 25 Oct 2011

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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