Hosting Brighton’s finest events since 1805

At the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Quarter, the Royal Pavilion is a stunning setting for holding a private event. The palace was originally built for the Prince Regent, later to become George IV, as a place for him to entertain his friends, royalty and high society in the elegant fashion that he become synonymous with.

Contact Us

To find out more about holding your private event at the Royal Pavilion and for private hire prices please contact the Events Team.
Telephone 03000 290905
Email pavilionfunctions@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For more information download:

Approved Caterers list for the the Royal Pavilion & Museums [PDF]

Although open to the public daily there are certain rooms within the palace that are available for both day and evening private hire. With exclusive use the exquisite interiors, inspired by the orient, provide a unique backdrop for special occasions.

photograph of the wallpaper inside the Royal Pavilion. Chinese style wallpaper, the scene depicts flowers and birds.

The Royal Pavilion’s events team offer an unparalleled bespoke service and have delivered many types of events from birthdays, award ceremonies, christenings and anniversaries all in true Royal Pavilion style.

Please note that as an historic building the Royal Pavilion is not suitable for parties; dancing and smoking is not permitted.

William IV Room

The William IV Room, with its beautiful hand-painted Chinese style wallpaper, hanging lanterns and views of the palaces glorious gardens, is ideally suited for both day and evening events.

Photograph of the William IV Function Room set up for an event. Close up of one of the tables set up with a white cloth, glassware, plates, cutlery, yellow flowers, the chairs are pale blue imitation bamboo

It is self-contained with its own private entrance, as well as a lobby area and caterer’s kitchen. Hire the William IV Room alone, or with the Red Drawing Room.

Available for day and evening hire.

Maximum Room Capacities:
Standing drinks reception 80
Standing buffet 70
Seated buffet or dinner 60
Theatre–style meeting 80
Reception and meeting 40

Red Drawing Room

The opulent Red Drawing Room is an ideally suited for both day and evening small-scale events. Retaining much of George IV’s original 1820s decorative style featuring red dragon wallpaper and palm tree pillars, guests can enjoy the surroundings of one of the most elegant rooms in the Royal Pavilion.

Photograph of the Red Drawing Room set up for a dinner with round tables. The tables are laid with white cloths, cutlery, glassware, red flowers, the chairs are red and gold, a female harpist is in the background. The room is decorated in the chinese style with red dragon wallpaper and palm tree pillars

It is self-contained with its own private entrance, as well as a lobby area and caterer’s kitchen. Hire the Red Drawing Room alone, or with William IV Room.

Maximum Room Capacities:
Drinks reception 50
Standing buffet 50
Seated dinner 30
Theatre-style meeting 40
Reception and meeting 20

The Adelaide Rooms

The beautifully refurbished Adelaide Rooms, on the upper floor, is a sophisticated space with a sunny balcony for the warmer months overlooking the glorious Royal Pavilion gardens. Available for evening hire only.

Photograph of the small Adelaide room available to hire. The wallpaper is bright blue with bamboo effect design, the chairs are purple velvet and the tables are black, large oil painting of George IV hangs on the wall

Maximum Room Capacities
Drinks reception 75
Standing Buffet 60
Seated dinner in two rooms 54
Seated dinner in one room 40