The Royal Pavilion is a unique venue for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions in the heart of Brighton.
For further information about holding your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion and for advice on suppliers contact the Weddings Team.
Tel: 03000 290905
The Royal Pavilion Weddings Team has nearly 20 years of experience and is pleased to offer a friendly and personal service. From your first site visit to your special day they are on hand to help make sure everything runs smoothly. They can also recommend local suppliers who have previously worked at the Royal Pavilion.
Ceremonies are performed by the Brighton & Hove Register Office (an additional fee is payable direct to them for this service).
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Rooms available for ceremonies
Red Drawing Room
The historic Red Drawing Room is the venue for daytime ceremonies. Retaining much of George IV’s original 1820s decorative scheme, the room features red dragon wallpaper and palm tree pillars.
Located on the ground floor of the Royal Pavilion and not open to the general public, the Red Drawing Room has a private entrance leading directly from the restored Regency gardens.
The Red Drawing Room can be hired for ceremonies throughout the year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
Maximum capacity 44 (includes the couple)
For the first time ever, the Music Room, one of the Royal Pavilion’s two magnificent state rooms, is available for civil wedding ceremonies. Featured widely in news media around the globe, this stunning room was the setting for one of the first same sex weddings to take place in the UK.
The Music Room is one of the Royal Pavilion’s most dazzling and impressive rooms. Its extraordinary interior is lit by beautiful lotus-shaped chandeliers, with walls featuring red and gold chinoserie-style canvases and a domed ceiling of hundreds of gilded plaster cockleshells.
This room is available for magical evening weddings. The wedding couple and guests enter via the grand main entrance and enjoy the unique after-hours ambience of the Royal Pavilion. A truly regal setting to mark the start of married life together.
The Music Room can be hired for ceremonies throughout the year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) in the evenings only.
Maximum capacity 90 (includes the couple)
Room available for Receptions
King William IV Room
The King William IV Room is available to hire for both day and evening receptions. The room can be hired for a seated lunch/dinner or standing buffet reception or just for drinks and canapes after your ceremony. You can also hire the room for a reception even if you are not holding your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion.
Situated on the first floor above the Red Drawing Room and not open to the general public the room benefits from it’s own private entrance leading directly from the Royal Pavilion gardens. Decorated in Chinese style, this light and airy room features beautiful hand-painted wallpaper.
Please note that as an historic building the Royal Pavilion is not suitable for parties and dancing is not permitted. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the building.
During the day the couple also have the opportunity to have photographs taken in the Music Room, while group photographs can take place in the delightful setting of the Regency gardens.