The Old Ship Hotel

(22 reviews) 22 5
Kings Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 1NR
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About The Old Ship Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton
East Sussex, BN1 1NR

Special occasions should be held in special places, and the Brighton Old Ship hotel is unique, magnificent and provides the perfect back drop for your perfect day.
Ideally situated overlooking the charming Brighton Beach and positioned between the two piers, we have the atmosphere and appeal to create the perfect ambience for your big day.

The professional attitude of our staff and the eye for detail we will ensure the smooth running of your day. With 450 years of History, where better to celebrate your wedding than in the Regency splendour of Brighton's oldest and best loved hotel. Suited to Civil Ceremonies and weddings of all sized, we are flexible to your requirements. Whether you require a small intimate occasion for up to 26 guests in our charismatic Wine Cellars dating back to 1559 and entwined with the smuggling past times of Brighton, or a grand gathering of up to 180 guests in our famous Paganini Ballroom we can tailor to suit your needs.

The Old Ship Hotel has three individually decorated rooms licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. Our Regency Suite is the largest of the rooms, seating up to 120 people. The Regency Suite is a traditional room dating back 450 years and is grade II listed. With elegant period features such as the ornate ceiling and large stain glass windows it is ideal for creating an opulent environment. The Gresham Suite is a bright and airy room, decorated in neutral colours and high ceilings, perfect for ceremonies for up to 80 guests. However if you are looking to tie the knot whilst overlooking the famous promenade, we have our Fecamp Lounge, one of Brighton’s few sea facing function rooms, we can seat 70 of your friends and family to celebrate your marriage whilst enjoying the views. 

• The Paganini Ballroom is one of the most historic venues in Sussex. • Professional staff providing excellent service • A fabulous selection of rooms to choice for • Views of Brighton beach providing a beautiful backdrop for your special day • Fantastic food available • Simply call us on 01273 329001 to arrange a visit to the hotel and meet our team.

Facilities at The Old Ship Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
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 Old Ship Hotel Reviews (22)

Happy Husbands
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By Mike & Justin, on 19 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Hi Sarah Many thanks for getting In touch We have the most amazing fabulous wedding day, all the staff have been amazing from front of house to bar staff. Ruth & Alice have been amazing keeping us up to date with what was happening leading up to our big day & there customer service approach was excellent they both put us at ease. Miriam front of house on the desk she was amazing also she showed us round the first visit to old ship & she remembered us when we spoke to her on Friday & Saturday when she & Ruth & other staff welcomed us as a married couple. My family where well looked after also & they loved the old ship hotel as much as we did. Many thanks to you all at the old ship we have had a fabulous amazing wedding day that would not have been from the help from you all to make it so special. We would like the people mentioned to get our feedback also. We come see you when we get back from our honeymoon to thank you in person Thanks again Sarah & crew for making our wedding magical & the best. Love Mr & Mr O’Neill - Walker Happy Husbands

Thank you
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By William & Felicity, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jan 2019

Hi Sarah Thanks for your email and my apologies for not messaging sooner we had both planned to contact you and thank you so much to you and all at the old ship for the most incredible afternoon and evening. Ruth and her team were brilliant and Sammy made sure we were well looked after also. Rest assured whenever we think of staying or eating in Brighton again, The Old Ship will always be top of our list. Our very best wishes to everyone Best regards William & Felicity

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By Kerrie and Carl, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2018

Hello Sarah, I hope you are well. Sorry this is late but wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you and all your colleagues for making our wedding day at The Old Ship so wonderful. It was a "different" wedding to what you are used to I am sure but you were fantastic and you got us and what we needed right from the beginning. The hotel was amazing, the Fecamp Lounge was perfect and the staff that looked after us on the day couldn't have been kinder or better. All of that topped with Abba in the evening and it was just what we wanted! Thank you so much for all your help. Kerrie and Carl

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By Huw and Sofya, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

Thank you to you and your staff at the Old Ship for the excellent Wedding Party on Saturday. Many guests commented on the wonderful venue and the delicious food. Wonderful evening!

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By Jay and Sarah, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2018

Where do I begin? I was filled with the absolute utmost love and joy on Friday and everything - EVERYTHING - your team did on the day was P E R F E C T! Ruth was absolutely amazing, any request or requirement, even if it came last minute, was taken care of with no qualms or squabbles. I mean I was asking her questions while she was busy setting a table and she remembered every point, did not miss a single thing, and took care of it all. As soon as she was done with one thing, she was on to the next. Sarah, everything you did on the lead up turned out incredibly on the day and so to you too, thank you, for taking so much care with the details, and for helping us get to where we were on Friday, having this incredible union of our loved ones... When people say it was the best day of their life, it really doesn't do justice to what we felt on Friday - it really surpassed any expectations. I'm so grateful, to you, to Ruth, and to the rest of the team. Please, please pass on my thanks.

Day of our dreams
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By Elisa and Wayne, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

Just wanted to thank you so much for everything, Sammy is an absolute credit to the hotel! She was absolutely amazing, nothing was too much for her! Thank you once again to you & all your team. It really was the day of our dreams!

What a wonderful day
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By Paul & George, on 07 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2018

the weather was just stunning, and the piper went down a treat and was very emotional and very appreciated by one and all especially the Scots. The service before and during all of the meal was exceptional and the staff were so attentive, swift, polite and professional. The food was beautiful, so lovely for it all to be hot! every guest commented how good it was and the dessert was to die for. My vegetarian dish was delicious. Please pass our gratitude to all concerned, the chef must of worked so hard but everyone, including George's family ( who are not easy to please!) loved all the food ?? Also both George and I would like to say how truly amazing and wonderful Sami was, she made myself and George, as well as my best man feel so much calmer and confident to continue. She was just incredible. An absolute credit to the hotel and would like you to ensure how much we loved her, what a lovely, sweet, professional young lady (just like you) We can not thank everybody involved enough for making our very special day more special. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

A lovely day
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By Sarah and Matt, on 07 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

Day was lovely thank you couldn’t of picked a hotter day though! Thank you so much for all your help and support you gave us both throughout the planning you were honestly amazing! Many Thanks Sarah and Matt

Fantastic Day
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By Jenna and Calvin, on 07 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

Thank you so much we had the best day ever and the staff were fantastic

Fantastic day
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By Anthony and Vicky, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2018

We hope you are well, Vicky and I would like to say a huge thank you to you, Sammy and everyone involved in our wedding. The couple of slight hitches were dealt with fantastically by Sammy, she took everything in her stride and nothing seemed too much trouble. Please pass on our compliments to the chef and all catering team. The food was hot, well served and enjoyed by everyone. Fantastic day, thank you all once again.

Thank you so much
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By Emma and Andy, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work. Your staff were fantastic and the entire day passed without issue. We really can't thank you and the staff enough.

Our day was better than we thought it could be!
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By Hannah and Tom, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

Just a very quick email to say a massive heartfelt thank you to all of you at the Old Ship. Our day was even better than we thought it could ever be and all the support we received from everyone was fantastic, everyone commented on how brilliant everything was. The restaurant and the Regency room looked amazing (loved the decorating work Sarah) and the day flowed so well we really did enjoy ourselves.

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