Widely regarded as ‘architecturally unrivaled,’ Brighton and Hove’s magnificent seafront features a whole of magnificent buildings, all steeped in history and tales of romance. Sat magnificently on the front row, with the finest views towards the theatre of the sea beyond is the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, a proud example of Regency finery, and now, thanks to a £3 million-pound transformation, a hugely impressive wedding venue that promises the perfect wedding day – or, more accurately, the wedding day that’s perfect for you.
However you’d like it to happen, the in-house wedding planner team plan it that way, and fill it with so many magical and memorable moments for you and your guests. Few Brighton hotels can match the seafront location and the fantastic sea views at the Mercure Brighton Hotel and couples looking to tie the know will not fail to be stunned by the dramatic changes made to one of the South’s finest listed properties. The redesign of the nineteenth century hotel encapsulates the perfect blend of exquisite Regency splendor, with a dash of quirky Brighton charm, all led by a local Hove based interior designer, Helen Hooper. With it’s décor celebrating Brighton’s rich history, this is the perfect setting for your Sussex seaside wedding, with its stunning views across the beach and sea providing an idyllic backdrop.
Choose from the elegant Ballroom which caters for parties from 40 to 180 guests, or take in the modern décor of the West Pier Suite. Planning a wedding can be a daunting affair but at the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel the process is made simple, starting with getting in touch with the on-site Wedding Planner. They’ll give you a tour of the hotel and find out about the kind of day you have in mind, covering every aspect from drinks to décor, food to favours, and any special touches or themes you’d like featured. If you want a touch of inspiration, then they’ll also suggest ideas to help you add colour to your plans for the big day. Refreshingly and most importantly, they can take as much responsibility for your celebration as you like, ensuring everything runs smoothly and working hard to guarantee a day of magic and pure enjoyment for you and your partner.
Once you have decided on what your dream wedding looks like, your wedding planner will present you with your wedding package, which will always include a complimentary experienced wedding planner, a free menu trial, a red carpet arrival, a wedding host to give you a main contact on your wedding day, use of the hotel’s cake stand and knife, free overnight accommodation for you and your partner with breakfast the next day and, of course, discounted accommodation rates for your wedding guests. It’s the the special touches and the memories made that really count at a wedding and at Mercure they go the extra mile by presenting each couple with a personal memory box to keep your special mementos safe, plus a complimentary dinner at the hotel on your first anniversary. When it comes to choosing a room for your ceremony, few settings offer the sheer grandeur and magnificence of the Ballroom; the jewel in the hotel’s crown.
This magnificent room is beautifully decorated to reflect the elegant Regency era of British interior design, displaying classic décor, chandeliers and sweeping wall mirrors. Catering for up to 120 guests, The Ballroom offers an unparalleled and exceptional setting for your special day. With a striking staircase sweeping into the room, The Norfolk Suite is the ideal space for the big entrance you’ve always wanted. This unique room presents a modern setting, offering a capacity of up to 60 guests for the ceremony. On the fifth floor you’ll find the Coast View Suite, a room that presents stunning panoramic views of the Brighton seafront. Walk down the aisle and pose for photos with a view of the sea, historic and utterly charming bandstand and iconic West Pier.
Holding up to 60 guests, this room is an exceptional and impressive setting for your ceremony. Take a further set of stairs and upon the sixth floor, you’ll encounter the West Pier Suite that also offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Holding up to 40 guests, this room is ideal for a more intimate ceremony. When it’s time to choose your wedding menus, you’ll find you’re offered fantastic flexibility and choice at the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel. Their expertly trained chefs have years of experience so you can be sure of savouring a delicious wedding day meal, canapés or evening snacks.
For the smooth running of weddings and designed to make choosing as simple as process as possible, couples are invited to select from a handful of menu options, choosing one item from each course. Main dishes range from the traditional Honey-roast loin of pork, sea salt crackling, sage and onion stuffing with apple sauce to the innovative Beetroot and blue cheese risotto, with candied walnuts and thyme. Desserts will tick every box with delights such as Rhubarb and custard Eton mess and Baileys crème brûlée with homemade shortbread on offer. Should you not find exactly what you are looking for, the team will be more than happy to discuss your ideas or to make your day even more special, your wedding planner will be happy to arrange a totally bespoke menu. If there are guests with different dietary requirements, you can leave it to the team to accommodate any special arrangements.
Wedding packages start at £4200 for 50 day guests and 75 evening guests in 2020 and include reception room hire, reception drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast with coffee, wine with your meal, sparkling wine for a toast and an evening finger buffet. However, Mercure are currently offering a very special promotion whereby a special wedding package is offered if you book the 20th of the month in 2020 for £2020.00. To get a real flavour of what weddings look like at Mercure Brighton Hotel, we’d highly recommend you visiting on one of their open days where couples are invited in to view the hotel fully dressed in its wedding finery.
A wedding open evening is planned this year on the 15th November 2019 and then early next year on 17th January, 22nd February and 21st March 2020. www.mercure.com