The Royal Pavilion is now open and we are pleased to announce that we can take bookings for ceremonies for the rest of the year and beyond.

COVID-Secure Ceremonies

Please find below our current capacities, these will be reviewed along with any easing in government advice. If you’ve always dreamed of a small, intimate ceremony in a former royal palace please contact us to discuss your special day. You can now also book an appointment to view the venue, email

  • In our Red Drawing Room we can currently safely welcome wedding parties of up to six, including the couple and their two witnesses. In addition to this a photographer is also permitted alongside the two Registrars conducting the ceremony. 
  • In our Music Room, where early evening ceremonies are held, we can currently safely welcome parties of up to 15. In addition to this a photographer is also permitted alongside the two Registrars conducting the ceremony. 

The Royal Pavilion, a magnificent monument to the romantic era of the Regency period, is one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in Britain. Located in the heart of Brighton & Hove’s Cultural Quarter, it offers an unmatched setting for your wedding day.

Built as King George IV’s seaside pleasure palace when the city was at the heart of fashionable Regency society it was designed to entice, enrapture and enchant the great, the good and the grand of King George‘s court and now serves as an exquisite wedding venue. Following the passing of King George his brother King William IV and niece Queen Victoria also at times resided here.

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Contact us

For further information about holding your wedding at the Royal Pavilion or to book an appointment to view our wedding facilities contact our Weddings Team.
Tel: 03000 290905

For more information download:

Prices for Weddings and Receptions at the Royal Pavilion 2020-2021 [PDF]

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

The Perfect Venue

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Steeped in history, culture and heritage the Royal Pavilion has been welcoming royalty and notable guests since the 1780’s and many a royal romance has played out within its walls.  Over the last 20 years we have hosted some of the most beautiful and unique weddings.  Today it’s been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian-style architecture comprising of domes, towers and minarets contrasted with striking interiors inspired by the Orient.

The glorious garden is one of the few fully re-instated Regency gardens in the country where groups of flowers and flourishing evergreens frame striking views of the palace creating a picture perfect backdrop for images of your special day.

Our Weddings Team have a wealth of experience and are renowned for their friendly, bespoke and personal service. From your first visit to your wedding day they are on hand to help make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Your Ceremony

There are two rooms within the Royal Pavilion licensed for civil wedding ceremonies; the magnificent Music Room and the elegant and more intimate Red Drawing Room. All civil ceremonies are performed by the Brighton & Hove Register Office and an additional fee is payable directly to them for this service.
Find out more – Your Ceremony

Your Reception

Within the Royal Pavilion there are two rooms in which receptions can be held, our beautiful King William IV Room and the stylish Adelaide Rooms. These can be hired for your reception even if you are not holding your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion. All catering is supplied by your choice of one of our approved caterers.
Find out more – Your Reception

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