The Royal Pavilion is a unique venue for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions in the heart of Brighton.

Wedding couple in the Royal Pavilion Gardens on the east lawn standing in front of the pond. Bride wears a long white dress and the groom wears a dark suit
Photograph James Pike
Photograph of two women who have just got married at the Royal Pavilion. A close up shot of the couple outside the palace, they are leaning against one of the stonework columns on the east terrace.
Photograph Jacqui McSweeney

Contact us

For further information about holding your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion and for advice on suppliers contact the Weddings Team.
Tel: 03000 290905
Email: pavilionweddings@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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).

For more information download:

Brochure showcasing Weddings and Receptions at the Royal Pavilion [PDF]

Prices for Weddings and Receptions at the Royal Pavilion 2016-2017 [PDF]

Or view our Wedding Brochure online as an e-brochure

Rooms available for ceremonies

Red Drawing Room

Photograph taken in the Red Drawing Room of the Royal Pavilion. A side view of the bride and groom sitting down, their best man is on the left and a small child sits backwards on a chair. The bride wears a white long dress with a white veil and the groom wears a dark suit with a pink flower in the button hole
Photograph James Pike

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.

Photograph showing the chairs set up in the Red Drawing Room for a wedding ceremony
Photograph James Pike

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)

Music Room

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.

Photograph of the first same sex wedding to take place in Brighton in the Music Room of the Royal Pavilion
Photograph www.snapitnow.co.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.

Photograph of Andrew and Neil the first gay couple to get married in Brighton and at the Royal Pavilion when the new law came into effect on 29 March 2014. They are standing in front of the grand fireplace in the Music Room where the ceremony took place
Rhapsody Road Photography

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.

Photograph taken in the William IV Reception room in the Royal Pavilion. The room is set up for a wedding reception, tables are decorated with birdcages filled with flowers and feathers, the chairs are covered with turquoise and purple sashes 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.

Maximum capacitiesPhotograph taken in the William IV Reception room in the Royal Pavilion. Close up detail of the decorations on the table, showing a birdcage with flowers and feather, wine glasses and a just married sign in the shape of a heart
Standing buffet 70
Seated lunch/dinner 60

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

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.

Photographs

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.

Photograph of a bride and groom on the east terrace of the Royal Pavilion exterior
Photograph Zoetrope Wedding Photography

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