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
Photograph James Pike

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 for help with any specific query.

  1. Decide on a possible date and time of year for your ceremony.
  2. Call us on 03000 290905 to see if the dates are available.
  3. Book a site visit to come and view the rooms and make a provisional booking if required.
  4. Call the Brighton Register Office on 01273 292016 to check if they have the date and times available. If yes, book the date with them also.
  5. When you have decided to go ahead with the booking write to the Royal Pavilion (Functions Team, The Royal Pavilion, 4-5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE) confirming both of your names and the date of your ceremony.
  6. Contact your local Register Office (nearest to where you both live) to book an appointment to give notice. This costs approximately £30 each and
    Photograph of wedding couple on the eastern terrace of the Royal Pavilion outside the Royal Pavilion. They stand face to face, the bride wears a knee length white dress and hold a bouquet of pink and white flowers, the groom wears a blue suit
    Photograph Artomedes Photography

    you must both attend the appointment. NB This must be done no less than 28 days prior to the ceremony date.

  7. On receipt of your hiring agreement from the Royal Pavilion, sign and return it.
  8. Send a deposit of one third of the total booking fee to the Royal Pavilion (all cheques should be made payable to ‘Brighton & Hove City Council’).
  9. Approximately four weeks prior to your ceremony pay the final balance to the Royal Pavilion.
  10. Approximately one week prior, contact the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Register Office to go through final details before your ceremony.
black and white photograph of bride and her bridesmaids waiting in the ante room of the Royal Pavilion before her wedding
Photograph 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.
Photograph 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