Overflowing with colour and creativity, Brighton is a beautiful city to inspire a summer wedding.
When we think (and often dream!) of Brighton summers, we picture the sun-soaked beach, blue skies, and shimmering waves, as well as picture perfect iconic sights such as the west pier and the Brighton bandstand.
Thankfully most of these are just a stone's throw away from us here at The Grand, but how do you bring that unparalleled summer feeling indoors for your special day?
"It's all about the little touches - splashes of colour and seasonal food" says our dedicated Wedding Coordinator, Charlotte Parvin. "Our flexible event spaces, stunning sea views, and trusted relationships with the very best local suppliers create the perfect framework for creating your perfect summer wedding".
Read our top tips below:
Beautiful Botanicals: from pretty pastels to meadow-inspired rainbow bouquets, summer offers a lot of gorgeous choices when it comes to flowers. Pink peonies are a popular choice for summer weddings, with sweet peas, nigella, roses, dahlias and hydrangeas also being in bloom over the warmer months. Our recommended supplier Tony Dunn Flowers have produced some beautiful summer bouquets for previous weddings. Find out more about them here.
Summer Sipping: with or without alcohol, a refreshing cocktail is bound to be a hit at any summer wedding - we recommend a perfectly paired elderflower and cucumber mix for this. A fabulous English sparkling wine is also a lovely option - we have a great list here at The Grand, including some amazing bottles from local vineyards such as Ridgeview.
Foodie Delights: enjoy a taste of the summer with a specially crafted menu for your wedding - think vibrant salads, colourful fresh fruit, and seasonal produce and meat sourced from local suppliers and crafted into incredible dishes by our Executive Chef, Alan White.
Festival Vibes: with the help of our fantastic theming company, Reveries Events, we can bring the best of the summer indoors for your special day. Whether it's an indoor garden party theme, colourful centrepieces, fairy light displays, or picture perfect flower walls - if you can dream it, we can do it!
Find out more about Grand weddings here or get in touch with our Wedding Coordinator by email here.