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The Old Ship Hotel

£59 - £109 pp
Up to 180
154 Bedrooms
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With 450 years of history, where better to celebrate your Wedding than in the regency splendour of Brighton's oldest and best loved hotel, the Old Ship Hotel.
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It is a dream you have had from a young age; your wedding day. A unique celebration of love between two people. Creating your dream can ...
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
With 450 years of history, where better to celebrate your Wedding than in the regency splendour of Brighton's oldest and best loved hotel, the Old Ship Hotel. Ideally situated overlooking Brighton beach and positioned between the two piers, the hotel provides the perfect backdrop for your Big Day. Suitable for Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships and Weddings of all sizes, we are flexible to your requirements. So whether you require a small intimate occasion for up to 26 guests in our charismatic Wine Cellars, or a grand gathering for up to 180 guests in our famous Paganini Ballroom, we can tailor to your needs. The Old Ship Hotel has three rooms licensed room for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Nigel and Tracey
Married in December 2019
March 2020
Absolutely LOVED
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, the massive and ...
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Mr & Mr O’Neill - Walker
Married in May 2019
May 2019
Happy Husbands
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...
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William & Felicity
Married in January 2019
February 2019
Thank you
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 ...
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Kerrie and Carl
Married in November 2018
February 2019
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 w...
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Huw and Sofya
Married in July 2018
February 2019
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. Wonderfu...
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Jay and Sarah
Married in July 2018
February 2019
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 absolute...
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Location & Contact Details


King's Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NR, England

Nearest Town

Brighton & Hove

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Your Sussex Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Visit Brighton
AIM Accredited

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings have their own personal highlight, impossible to choose the best.

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

Relax, enjoy and remember its your day your way.

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

Walking down the aisle with their pet dog.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Classic, Unique, Traditional, Intimate

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Mark Williams and his wife Emma renewed their vows and we hosted the reception

What’s your favourite canapé?

Jerk chicken tortillas

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini burgers with spicy relish

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Historical Grade II Listed Ballrooms

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team, you can see from our reviews
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