Top 5 Reasons to Have a Brighton Wedding

brighton seafront wedding

By Neil W. Shaw Wedding Photographer Brighton

Holding a Brighton wedding is becoming increasingly popular option and with UK marriage rates increasing year on year, it’s only going to get more popular. Here are the top reasons why holding a Brighton wedding is a choice you won’t regret.

1. Great wedding photo locations

With it’s juxtaposition of sweeping sea views, seaside town kitsch and bohemian urban appeal, Brighton has a lot to offer when it comes to wedding photography location choices.

On your wedding day, you’ll want to make sure you plan in enough time for your couple photos. That way you can carve out some ‘you’ time away from your guests and work the town’s trendy backdrops to the max. See my Top 5 Tips for Being Photographed on Your Wedding Day for the most epic photos.

Brighton Beach Wedding

2. Awesome Brighton wedding venues

You really are spoilt for choice in Brighton when it comes to ceremony settings. You could opt for a cute little bandstand on the seafront, the grandeur of The Royal Pavilion or even your very own little cinema at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse. There are so many possibilities! Just check out this list of approved wedding ceremony venues in Brighton and Hove

Brighton Bandstand Wedding

Brighton Bandstand

Brighton Pavilion

And when it’s time for the party, there’s even more choice for your Brighton wedding, with many locations right beside the sea. If you fancy somewhere cool and quirky, check out Fabrica, which is a deconsecrated church in the city centre.

Nearby in Brighton’s Kemptown is Brighton College. You can get married in either the chapel or another ceremony room, with the reception in the school hall. Your guests will thank you for choosing one all-inclusive location for your celebrations.

Stanmer House is a Grade I-listed mansion five minutes out of the city centre. It’s the sort of venue that dreams are made of, without the compromise of a long commute for guests. But if that’s all that’s too big and expensive, then The Hanover Community Centre might be for you, with its olde worlde village hall appeal. Take a look!

Brighton College Wedding

Brighton College

Brighton Duke of Yorks Wedding

3. Your guests will love you

A lot! Brighton is famed for being a bit of a playground and it’s not hard to see why. With many unconventional bars, like The Mesmerist, lots of restaurants and clubs, the nightlife is unrivalled.

There’s plenty to do in the daylight hours too. In fact, in the summer months hardly a weekend goes by without a festival or event getting the visitors flocking. There’s history, there’s the seaside, and there’s the boat trips from the marina.

Just a bus ride away, you’ll also find Devil’s Dyke. This is a spectacular ground formation flanked by some of the most beautiful views and walks in Sussex. Booking a Brighton wedding doesn’t have to be a stopover – invite your guests to make it a mini-break to remember.

Mesmerist Brighton

The Mesmerist

Kemptown Carnival

Kemptown Carnival

DSC_7047Brighton Deckchairs

Devil's Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

4. One stop shop for stress-free planning

As Brighton weddings boom, the seaside city fills up with talented wedding suppliers. That’s great news for getting married here, because you’ll have plenty of choice and can avoid racking up extra costs by asking suppliers to travel to you.

Block out a weekend in the calendar to come down to Brighton and have a hunt for dresses and suits, meet photographers and so on. White Leaf Boutique offer affordable bespoke dresses that always photograph amazingly and Hope and Harlequin are great for a vintage, unique look. When it comes to the suits, Gresham Blake have some lovely clobber.

Many folks decide to have their stag or hen night in Brighton. There are plenty of places geared up for fun and interesting experiences rather than the infamous walking-around-town with-a-blow-up-doll cliché. Try Red Seven for starters.

If you’re looking for something a bit different then perhaps a group wine tasting at Ten Green Bottles or the Krater Comedy Club at The Komedia could play a part in your schedule. All in all, a pre-wedding weekend in Brighton of fun and final wedding planning sounds like hitting two seagulls with one pebble.

10 Green Bottles

Wine Tasting at Ten Green Bottles

Brighton Komedia

Comedy at Komedia

5. Top-notch Brighton wedding photographers

Well, what can I say. There really is only one choice for your wedding photographer and he might just be available! Check out his weddings.

Seriously though, if you are in need of a Brighton wedding photographer, I’d love to help you out. In a bustling wedding destination, I aim to stand out with creative, natural and unpretentious photos you’ll want to write home about.

If you are looking for a photographer (and if I’m not available!) Love Sussex Weddings is a great place to start. Then get stuck into my Top 5 Links to Plan your Sussex Wedding and your celebrations will come together in no time!


Neil W. Shaw – Brighton Wedding Photographer

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