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.
Awards and Accolades:
9 Reviews for The Gallivant
Recommended by 100% of couples
11 User photos
Christopher J. · Married on 24/06/2021
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.Sent on 11/07/2021
The Gallivant's reply:Thank you Chris and Rachel for such a touching review.
Rebecca P. · Married on 27/10/2019
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 SamSent on 23/05/2021
The Gallivant's reply:Thank you Becky and Sam.
Jaime C. · Married on 02/10/2020
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.
Sent on 17/06/2021
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.
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