The Old Ship Hotel

(12 reviews) 12 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. 

• Our Paganini Ballroom is our largest function room and is one of the most historic venues in Sussex. • Professional staff. • With a huge diversity of rooms, gorgeous food, fabulous location and a fantastic team we are just the venue you are looking for. • Overlooking Brighton beach. • Beautiful backdrop for your special day. • 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
Large Hotel
Coastal 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 Location

The Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NR

Kings Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 1NR
01273 329001
12 5

The Old Ship Hotel Reviews (12)

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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

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.

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Sylwia & Ian, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2017

Our wedding was fantastic. We had the best time. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The team were fantastic and made our day so special. A great big thank you to all.

What a special day!
Venue Service

By Sophie & Brett, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Apr 2017

We really did have a truly fantastic day. Thank you for everything you did for us, for our special day. We are both rather sad that it is over! All that work and it was over with so quickly, but we have some magnificent photos to keep as memories for the future years to come.

LOVED our wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Tracey & Nigel, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Dec 2016

We absolutely LOVED our wedding Day. We were so pleased with the cellars, the way it was decorated, the table, the attentiveness of the staff, the food, you’re massive and highly valued input, the wonderful room we spent 2 nights in and all the small touches such as the champagne and chocolates and the Christmas stocking on the bedroom door on Christmas morning. I couldn't have asked for more, the whole thing was perfect and we cant thank you enough!

Best Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Mel & Gav, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

Just wanted to say a great big thank you to you all for making our wedding day amazing. The flowers looked lovely, all our guests commented on how beautiful both the rooms looked and also how friendly and helpful the hotel staff were. The food was complimented by everyone, saying it was tasty, hot when served and of a really high quality. Our friends and family have told us it's the best wedding they've been to - you've all set the bar high!! Thank you all so much.

Barcelo Brighton Old Ship HOtel
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By Jen and Lesley, on 10 Aug 2009

We would both like to thank you very much. The day went beautifully and the rooms looked wonderful. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was as well. So a big thumbs up from us on the whole experience. Thank youfor such a lovely day.

Civil Cermony 2001
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By Aoife Sherry, on 10 Aug 2009

The Old Ship really gave us the feeling that everything was always under control, and that we could relax in the knowledge that everything would happen as it should on the day - Which it did! The staff were lovely and helpful, several of our guests mentioned this. We were very happy with the food on the day, and has numerous compliments from our guests about how delicious the meal was, particularly the beef and the chocolate dessert. So, Complements to the chef! We were very happy with our choice of hotel, and delighted with how well and smoothly everythihng ran on the day

Thanks to the Barcelo Brighton Old Ship Hotel
Venue Service

By A Dunton and A Hyatt, on 10 Aug 2009

A big thank you to all of the staff at the Old Ship. The amazing attention to detail on the day was just outstanding. The staff were always there but never scene, tghis is a true mark of excellent training. Thanks to the Chef for what we believe was the best buffet we have ever tasted, and such a stunning display. It is so nice when one invite''s friends from the world of restaurants and they are so impressed to. We would not hesitate in recommending your venue to anyone, A true five star service. Again our many thanks for making our day so very special

Thank you
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By Shaun and Paul, on 10 Aug 2009

Thank you very much for making our day run so smoothly on 15th May

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