The Grand Brighton Hotel is an iconic hotel in the city, and the perfect place to get ready for your wedding. Located along the seafront the views from the bedrooms are stunning.
For history buffs, the Grand Brighton Hotel was described as a ‘Palace By The Sea’ and formally opened on the 21st July 1864 to great fanfare. It was a feat of Victorian architectural brilliance and was the first hotel outside of London to have an elevator, then referred to as ‘vertical omnibuses’.
After getting ready at the Grand Brighton Hotel Liz travelled to Blanch House in Kemptown for their wedding ceremony and reception. Blanch House is a great venue for small weddings and it is licensed for ceremonies as well as being available to book for just the reception meal. They have a room that can be used for both the ceremony and the reception, with a separate bar for pre-meal drinks whilst they change the room around. It also has 12 rooms for guests, as well as being close to other hotels and B&B’s in Brighton.
Blanch House is also minutes from the seafront and Pier if you want to take your guests on the famous carousel, or for rides on the Pier. Here are some more ideas of fun things to do on your Brighton Wedding day.
Whilst their guests enjoyed drinks after the ceremony we jumped into their vintage wedding car for a drive along the seafront to another Victorian Brighton icon- the Bandstand.
As a Brighton photographer I am very familiar with the Bandstand, it’s one of the most highly requested locations in Brighton for engagement shoots and wedding day portraits. The Bandstand is also available for wedding ceremonies- although you are taking a gamble with the weather! However Rachel and Matt we very lucky and picked a perfect sunny day for their Bandstand wedding here.
Brighton offers a lot of options for your wedding day, I hope this is helpful with your planning!