About The Grand Brighton was designed by talented architect John Whichcord Jr and was built in 1864 for members of the upper classes who were visiting the city. This luxury Victorian building was highly regarded and was hired for many important events. The hotel has been lovingly restored with many Victorian features still present. Facilities The Empress Suite This is the largest sea facing suite, ideal for a lavish wedding celebration. The suite features remarkably grand interiors and a light and airy ambience. Ceremony capacity - 800 guests Wedding Breakfast capacity - 550 guests Reception capacity - 800 guests (1,100 guests - Standing Only) The Albert Room Located on the ground floor, The Albert Room is the hotel's original ballroom, offering an opulant setting for your wedding day. Ceremony capacity - 180 guests Wedding Breakfast capacity - 120 guests Reception capacity - 200 guests GB2 This beautiful civil ceremony licensed room features an outstanding backdrop of Brighton beach, and dressed in classically modern décor, this is the perfect space for any wedding theme. Ceremony capacity - 120 guests Wedding Breakfast capacity - 80 guests Other licensed areas throughout the venue are also available to hire for your wedding day.