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The Grand Folkestone

Up to 200
20 Bedrooms
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The Grand is an incredibly beautiful wedding venue, with an impressive 19th century building and stunning coastal views.
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
With spectacular views of the English Channel and French Skyline Grade 2 listed The Grand is a magnificent building offering a suite of stylish rooms available for your special day. The simply stunning outlook over one of the finest marine parades in the world, the famous Folkestone Leas, will provide you with the most romantic and memorable surroundings. With our elegant rooms providing the most impressive background, The Grand prides itself on being the perfect venue to host both your wedding ceremony and reception in an unrivalled setting. We believe there is no such thing as a standard wedding; our professional service staff are dedicated to make your dream day a reality. Our Wedding Coordinator will help plan every detail to ensure we provide an experience that you and your party will treasure forever. Seeing is believing, so please feel free to make an appointment with our Sales Team or Wedding Coordinator for a personal tour of the stunning setting that really will make your wedding “grand”.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren
A huge congratulations on your engagement from myself and all the staff at The Grand. We hope that we can offer you a most magical and stunning venue as a backdrop for your special day! Nothing beats seeing a venue in person and I can promise that you won't be disappointed on your arrival at The Grand. Contact us to arrange a viewing and also meet me your dedicated Wedding Coordinator! I will be more than happy sit down over a cuppa to have a chat and discuss any ideas or requirements you have!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Graham Deaves
Married in December 2019
January 2020
We live in Folkestone and had our wedding reception in the Grand followed by a 2 night stay. I was blown away by the professionalism given to us with helping planning and...
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Our Grand Wedding Fair/Open Day

10th May 2020
Come and visit The Grand in all it''s spectacular glory and find out what we can offer you for your most magical day. Our recommended suppliers will be on hand to help you plan that special moment!
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Location & Contact Details


The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Junction 13

Nearest Train Station

Folkestone Central

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A Christmas wedding! It was honestly the most beautiful winter wonderland!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Lists, these will help you to keep track of what needs doing and what has been done! Spreadsheets are always handy too!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A table with family photographs dedicated to the people that mean the most and are unfortunately no longer with us.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand, Majestic, Unique, Vintage, Timeless

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The marble steps at the entrance to our famous glass house Palm Court. These make a stunning backdrop for that all important photo of all your guests!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

My favourite midnight treat is most possibly a sneaky homemade biscuit or two!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff, it feels like one massive Grand family! Everyone works so hard and with such passion for their jobs!
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