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The Sheldon

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20 Bedrooms
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Can't afford the price tag at the grand? Imagine your wedding at the bandstand, your reception at the winter gardens then back to The Sheldon for bed and breakfast. Affordable intimate luxury!
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
03:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
10:30 AM


City View
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Ideal for an intimate wedding on a tighter budget; the Sheldon is gaining popularity for wedding parties because we offer FREE onsite parking, are centrally located (your guests can all walk to each venue) and we have singles and multiple occupancy rooms. Our Luxury Suite is perfect for the newlywed's and for your guests there are many options to keep cost per head low. Popular with our guests are town hall or bandstand wedding, with a reception at winter gardens or the view hotel with a classic car to take you to and from each venue. We have arranged discounts with many local traders and can put you in touch. Pommedoro Mozzerella are at the end of the street and have a function room and restaurant, they are rated 'excellent' although not online you can make arrangements by phone 01323 733800 and you will attract a 10% discount with them if you mention you are staying here. We are not licensed and it is not possible to hold your reception here, but you can bring your own drinks in and there are 2 nice adjoining lounges for you to gather in. All our rooms differ slightly and are very versatile. We can provide cots and high chairs and there are some toys for our younger guests!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Judith Brown
Please leave a message or e-mail us, we are family owned and run and sometimes it is not possible to get to the phone straight away but we will ring you back! 01323 724120


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


9-11 Burlington Place, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4AS, England

Travel Notes

Easily accessible from A27, A23, A22, good train links from London and Gatwick. Near to Brighton.

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

AA 4*

Industry Awards (1)

Top rated with Late rooms, Trivago, Expedia and

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our first wedding - we were so nervous to get things right! The guests had all traveled from USA, UAE and Italy, so they were all really tired when they arrived. The bride was thrilled with everything

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

Communicate! We are happy to help, but you do need to describe exactly what you want!

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

Check-in bags - goodie bags filled with nice things for the guests to enjoy on arrival (gin and tonic can, luxury soap, shampoo, body cream and body wash, a pair of slippers, a tube of love hearts, disposable camera, a keychain and chocolate bar with the couples happy day and photo on.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Intimate, friendly, versatile, modern, stylish

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Either of our lounges, our front steps

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

Lots of celebrities, but no celebrity weddings (yet!)

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Free onsite parking and our modern clean look in our fantastic Victorian building

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our cooked to order breakfast - served to your table in our feature dining room

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special Offer10% discount on 10 or more rooms for 2 nights. FREE Luxury Suite for wedding night and 10% off for your guests if every room booked for 2 nights or more