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Alternative Beach Wedding Venues In Brighton

If you are getting married in Brighton then you might well be thinking about having a wedding right on the beach (if that is you then you’re my kind of couple!) Trouble is, most searches seem to turn up the more traditional seafront hotel setting and not the quirky & cool places that the City is well known for. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my top 5 best alternative beach wedding venues in Brighton to help you find the perfect location for your beachside, big day in one handy place!

1) Brighton Music Hall

Set right on the front in the old fisherman’s arches, Brighton Music Hall is a really cool place for a beachfront bar wedding reception. With a large heated outdoor terrace, looking right out across the sea and with cracking views from pier to pier, this really is fab place for any celebration all year round. When the sun sets you can head inside for cocktails at the bar or hire out the upstairs space for your exclusive use. The perfect venue for a mid sized wedding with a relaxed seaside vibe.

Want to see what your wedding could look like here? See the photographs from Nigel & Sarah’s big day 🙂

alternative beach wedding venues in Brighton

2) Brighton Beach Club

Built for the Festival of Britain in the 1950’s the historic Milkmaid Pavilion was transformed in the 1990’s with the construction of a glass restaurant on its roof. Genius!  Located right in front of the West Pier remains, Brighton Beach Club boasts sweeping coastal views from its promenade position and its upstairs and downstairs restaurants can be used for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This is most definitely the place for foodie couples looking for a bright and elegant venue with a cool, art deco twist.

Want to see what your wedding could look like here?  See the photographs from Emma & Maria’s ceremony 🙂

Brighton Alfresco wedding

3) Brighton i360

Alternative beach wedding venues in Brighton don’t get more unique than this and if you fancy being one of the first couples to get married 450 feet up in the air then Brighton’s i360 is definitely the place for you! The world’s tallest moving observation tower on Brighton’s seafront also has a champagne bar right inside the pod and the beachfront reception rooms overlooking the private terraces, make for the perfect place to dine and party. I’d love to shoot a wedding here for sure so do get in touch if  you are looking for a photographer for your i360 wedding.

British Airways i360 wedding

4) OhSo Social 

OhSo Social is a family friendly cafe bar with a large heated outdoor terrace next to Brighton’s famous Pier, and just right for a fun and quirky wedding reception. By night it’s a buzzing hotspot perfect for the wedding after party. You can reserve an area inside or out and during the quiet months between October and April you can hire the whole venue. If partying for ‘free by the sea’ is what you are after then Ohso social will be right up your street!

Want to see what your wedding could look like here? See the photographs from Matt & Vicky’s wedding drinks party 🙂

5) Brighton Bandstand

Right on the seafront, this iconic Victorian structure is certainly a very popular place to get married and one of very few places in Brighton where you can marry outdoors. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst you can always decamp downstairs to the cafe and hold your wedding reception there too!

Want to see what your wedding could look like here?   See the photographs from Shota & Momoko’s wedding  🙂

Bonus Recommendations: Check out these alternative and boutique venues also, that are close to the beach: Proud Cabaret, Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton Pavilion, Angel House and Blanch house.

If you are searching for an alternative beach wedding venue in Brighton and are looking for your wedding photographer, then do get in touch! I’d love to hear all about your plans 🙂

Happy Planning!