The Grand

(21 reviews) 21 5
The Leas Folkestone Kent CT20 2XL
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About The Grand

The Leas, Folkestone
Kent, CT20 2XL

The Grand, Folkestone is the ideal wedding venue to celebrate your special day. The impressive, Edwardian building was built in 1899 and is set in magnificent grounds which will certainly make for a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos.

The Grand has wonderful, luxurious rooms to accommodate you and your guests. There are stunning views across gardens, the picturesque Folkestone Leas and impressive views across the English Channel to the skyline of France.

The excellent standards at The Grand led to it being awarded a Visit England Gold Award for exceptional quality of customer service and accommodation. It is also considered one of the 'Best Places to Visit in Kent’ by the Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent and has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018.

Choose from three beautiful and unique rooms to hold your wedding in, all of which have beautiful décor, garden and sea views and romantic open fires for a cosy atmosphere for winter weddings. The bride can make an unforgettable entrance up the grand marble steps at the front of the hotel.

The dedicated wedding Coordinator will be happy to support you through the process of planning your day. They will ensure that everything runs according to plan and everything is exactly how you imagined, for a truly memorable day.  

Please do not hesitate to get in touch through the contact form to find out more.

• Beautiful surroundings perfect for romantic wedding photos. • Multi award winning accommodation and service. • Choice of three beautiful rooms for holding weddings. • Luxurious rooms with stunning views of the Folkestone Leas and the English Channel. • Dedicated wedding coordinator and highly skilled team to help you plan.

Facilities at The Grand

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Large Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Pub or Restaurant
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Grand Reviews (21)

Our Wedding 31.03.18
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By Mr and Mrs Barnwell, on 24 May 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

Where do we start ?? What an absolutely amazing day we had! Rebecca our wedding coordinator was by far the nicest and most organised person ever! There is a new manager for weddings at the grand and again she was lovely! If you want a beautiful day with amazing staff from start to finish then this is the venue for you! All of the staff at this hotel were absolutely fantastic. They all became a part of our wedding and made our day .... even though Chris forgot the rings ??. We didn’t stress once when we walked through the doors the day before. The team did absolutely everything . We cannot thank you all enough and we are so happy that you were all a part of it! The food was amazing , the venue was beautiful and the staff top quality. Thank you again, Mr and Mrs Barnwell xx

Wedding Vowel renewal 16th July 2016
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By Paul D, on 24 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

We Renewed our wedding vows at The Grand on 16th July 2016 and were so pleased that we chose to do this here. Prior to our big day we had meetings with our wedding coordinator, who listened to our ideas, gave us welcome advice, and ensured that our day went smoothly. On the day we had a simple ceremony and then a couple of drinks in and around the grounds whilst enjoying the amazing views of the Leas and over the sea then we had a sit down afternoon tea for 40 people in the dining room whilst the pianist tickled the ivory's, everything was perfect even if i was a bit fussy with the table arrangements and made the staff change it all about last minute it seemed as if nothing was an issue. Our evening reception was amazing, we chose burgers and hot dogs to feed our evening guests and have to say the food was excellent, We both would thoroughly recommend The Grand as a wedding venue and thank you to all the staff for their contribution in making our day perfect.

Great venue
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By Jill & Nick, on 20 Jan 2010

We had a wonderful day and we received many comments afterwards about the attention paid to detail and how much the guests enjoyed their day. Much of this was due to the exemplary advise of Jane, always available, relaible and knowledgeable. We remember it as a perfect wedding.

A wonderful wedding day
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By Victoria & Andrew, on 20 Jan 2010

Our day was truly special, right from the start when we booked Jane was extremely helpful. The day itself was perfect, everything in place when we walked in, the dining room looked beautiful. The food was absolutely wonderful, compliments to the chef. We didnt have to worry about a thing. I would recommend the Grand for a wedding reception to anyone, friendly helpful staff, well organised, good food and wonderful location

a very lovely wedding venue
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By Alison and Jim, on 20 Jan 2010

We had a lovely day, the room for our meal was beautiful and we were very pleased with the unobtrusive service of the staff. We have lovely letters back praising the venue and the food.

Absolutely Great
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By Jules & Drew, on 20 Jan 2010

We had a brilliant day and loads of people said it was the best wedding they have been to - so a big well done to Jane and her team at The Grand. Highly recommended.

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By Ken Smith, on 20 Jan 2010

My wife and I attended our friends wedding at the Grand, we enjoyed every minute of it. The staff were brilliant, service with a smile (it does not always happen these days). Overall excellent.

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By Katie & Chris, on 20 Jan 2010

We had an excellent day and everthing was perfect.

Fantastic memories to stay with us forever
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By Lee & Vivienne, on 20 Jan 2010

The grand made our day so special, all the staff were helpful and professional. Jane did a fantastic job to sort out our last minute panic and keep everyone calm. All of my guests remarked on how good the food was and how lovely the day had been. We have some fantastic menories that will stay with us forever and we thank everyone at the Grand for making this happen.

It couldnt have been a better day
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By Daniels Dad, father of the bride, on 20 Jan 2010

A marvellous day, wonderful in every respect and all the guests thought so to. I would recommend the Grand to anyone.

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By Gary and Jacky, on 20 Jan 2010

Our wedding day was wonderful, we had such a lovely time and enjoyed every minute and didnt want it to end. All our friends and family commentented on how the Grand was such a wponderful place and all the staff made us feel welcome.

We really enjoyed our day
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By Lesley, on 20 Jan 2010

Before the wedding the meetings with the Wedding Coordinator Jane were very helpful indeed, she always made us feel so special. We had an elegantly spendid day at The Grand. The room for the ceremony was so lovely and the room for the wedding breakfast looked great with our seaside theme. The service and food was very good and the evening reception ran like a dream.

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