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Last update: August 2023

Where could be more romantic to celebrate a white wedding than at The White Palace, as The Grand is affectionately known, and which is one of the most beautiful 5 star wedding venues in Sussex.

Couples have been tying the knot at The Grand for generations, seduced by The Grand鈥檚 old world charm, elegance and style. From the architectural splendour of the Compton Room, to the spectacular Silverdale Room where we can accommodate up to 120 guests, whether your wedding is a small family affair or an event on a grand scale, we have the setting, and most of all the experience, to make your most important of days truly memorable. And where better to spend the first night of a honeymoon than in one of our sumptuous suites with breathtaking views overlooking the sea.

Choose from a selection of enchanting wedding packages tailored to suit your unique style and preferences. Our classic package offers timeless elegance, while the gold package exudes opulence and sophistication. For an extravagant affair, the grand package is the perfect choice, leaving your guests in awe.

If you prefer a more intimate celebration, our intimate package is thoughtfully crafted to create cherished memories with your closest loved ones. For those seeking a private and romantic escape, our elopement package is a match made in heaven.

Embrace the magic of winter with our winter wishes package, where the allure of the season adds an enchanting touch to your festivities. If you're looking for a serene and beautiful ceremony, our ceremony-only package offers a seamless experience.

Finally, for those seeking to reaffirm their love and commitment, our vow renewal package allows you to relive your special day and cherish your journey together.

At The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, we are devoted to bringing your wedding dreams to life. Our expert team will guide you through every detail, ensuring your day is nothing short of perfection. Let us be a part of your love story, as we create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Rachel A. Sent on 30/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

We had the most wonderful wedding at the Grand Hotel. From the early conversations with Marie through to the execution of the day we could not fault it. The venue, food and service were outstanding and the whole day was stress free, which made it the most perfect day! Thank to all the staff who made it so special.
Catherine Sent on 17/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful weeding

We had the most incredible wedding day! The team at the grand were fantastic from when I sent the enquiry email to when we checked out of our room. Professional, seamless and personal service. The building itself is stunning - you really don鈥檛 need much additional decour - the Compton room felt like Versailles.
Stephen Sent on 04/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating


From the planning to the execution, the whole experience was breath-taking and we had the most wonderful day.
Emma Sent on 06/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our day could not have been more perfect

Thank you so much to everyone at The Grand hotel. Our day could not have been more perfect. The most beautiful location and the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. They had so much patience for our endless requests and couldn鈥檛 do enough for us and all our overseas guests.
Neil Sent on 06/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The venue is stunning!

The venue is stunning, it gives such a grand impression when you enter the lobby or the ballrooms. All of the staff from the coordinators to the serving staff and the reception staff were brilliant and attentive to our needs both in the build up to and on the day of our wedding. The level of service was fantastic and all of our guests were blown away by the venue, the food and the staff.
Charlotte Sent on 19/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our day was amazing!

I got married at the Grand Hotel on the 8th June, after 2 and a half years of planning! I firstly want to thank Melissa and Stella from the Wedding events team for ensuring that our day went smoothly from start to finish. Their planning and attention to detail was spot on.
Our day was amazing and that was mainly due to the staff. They were so attentive and helpful and their service was excellent.
In regards to the room we stayed in, we had a master suite on the night of the wedding and it was huge. I have never stayed in such an amazing room like that before. We are already planning to go back and stay for our one year anniversary next year!
We had the most incredible day and thats all thanks to the brilliant staff at the Grand Hotel. They made the happiest day of our life even more special by their attentiveness and fantastic service.
Mrs Sent on 02/04/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing

Ok so I am a little late in writing my review.. Oops
I cannot thank the staff at the Grand Hotel enough for their help, coordination and flexibility! The hotel stands up to its 5* rating with ease, a great location too!
We knew the minute we walked in that this was the place for us! The old world feel and elegance of the hotel and its ceremony rooms was amazing! We had an instant feeling of welcome and wanted out guests to feel the same.
The packages offered for out wedding were excellent and the additional services we revieved helped with arranging so many people.
Of course the food was simply amazing, cooked by the chefs from the hotels 5 rosette restaurant.. We were all enjoying the great wine too..
The honeymoon suit was more amazing than I could have imagined. We had such an amazing wedding here, we would recommend it to anyone..
I can't thank the staff enough!
Anonymous Sent on 13/12/2006
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding weekend - Staff were fabulous

Just noticed that there has been no review since 2004, so I thought I''d add one! We have an absolutely amazing wedding at the Grand on the 4th of November 2006. The venue is really beautiful, and with the weather being fab, the sea views were amazing. The staff were very helpful and friendly, both in the preparations which certainly exceeded the standard package and on the day and the weekend. No effort was spared and it was truly a very special weekend. Thank you all.
Anonymous Sent on 24/05/2004
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

We are writing to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did in preparation for our wedding. The day was better than we could have imagined and for that and everything you and the team did to arrange it – we are truly grateful. The hotel was beautiful, the food amazing and the atmosphere of the day relaxed – just what we wanted. After staying in such a fabulous hotel I don’t think anything else will ever compare. There just aren’t enough words to express what a great time everybody had so we will just say an enormous THANK YOU to you all.
Anonymous Sent on 24/05/2004
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect

‘I am writing to thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect and a memory we will always cherish. Everything went beautifully and each of the guests came up to me spontaneously, not once but several times, to say how very much they had enjoyed everything and how well arranged it was.
So our grateful thanks are due to you for arranging everything so beautifully – to the events manager for stage managing everything so well and to the chef and his staff for producing such a superb meal.
We shall certainly have no hesitation at all in recommending the Grand wither for functions or a great place to stay. The hotel certainly lived up to its name and we could not fault it’
Anonymous Sent on 24/05/2004
5 out of 5 rating

We would both like to thank you...

‘We would both like to thank you and the entire team very much for everything that you did to help us organise our wedding day. The day was fantastic, the food exquisite, the staff so friendly and the day perfect in every way. We have some truly perfect memories and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Grand to anyone’
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