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.
Reviews for The Old Ship Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mike & Justin · Married on 18/05/2019
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 HusbandsSent on 19/03/2020
William & Felicity · Married on 16/01/2019
Hi SarahSent on 06/02/2019
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
William & Felicity
Kerrie and Carl · Married on 30/11/2018
Massive thank you
Hello Sarah, I hope you are well.Sent on 06/02/2019
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