A step-by-step guide to booking your ceremony and/or reception at the Royal Pavilion

Photograph of wedding couple in the Red Drawing Room at the Royal Pavilion. The couple are seated at a table, signing the register, the bride wears a purple dress and smiles at her husband who wears a dark suit
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Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney
Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to book and enjoy your special day at the Royal Pavilion.

Follow our step-by-step guide below or call us on 03000 290905 or email us at pavilionweddings@brighton-hove.gov.uk for help with any specific query.

  1. Decide on a possible date or dates for your wedding day.
  2. Call or email us to check availability.
  3. Book an appointment to come and view the rooms within the palace that are available for ceremonies and receptions. Make a provisional booking if required.
  4. Call the Brighton Register Office on 01273 292016 to check if they have the date and time available to carry out your ceremony. If yes, book the date with them also.
  5. When you have decided to go ahead with the booking contact us confirming both of your names, your address, a contact number and the date and time of your ceremony and or reception.
  6. We will then send you confirmation of your booking along with your Hire Agreement.
  7. Contact your local Register Office (nearest to where you both live) to book an appointment to give notice; you must both attend the appointment. NB This must be done no less than 28 days prior to your ceremony date.
  8. On receipt of your Hire Agreement from us, sign and return it along with your deposit. All cheques should be made payable to ‘Brighton & Hove City Council’, alternatively you can pay via credit or debit card by telephone on 03000 290905.
  9. At least four weeks prior to your wedding day pay the final balance us.
  10. Approximately one week prior to your wedding day, contact us to go through the final details of your ceremony and or reception.
Image copyright James Pike
Image copyright James Pike

Download a copy of the 10 steps to booking your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion [PDF]

Download a copy of our Royal Pavilion Weddings and Receptions Brochure [PDF]

Or view our Wedding brochure online as an e-brochure

Download a copy of our prices

Prices for Weddings and Receptions at the Royal Pavilion 2017-2018 [PDF]

Photograph taken in the Red Drawing Room of the Royal Pavilion. Wedding couple sitting down proudly showing off their marriage certificate. The bride wears a white strapless wedding dress and holds a bouquet of purple and white flowers, the groom wears a light grey suit.
Image copyright James Pike

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