As wedding season hits our fair town we thought it would be nice to share some of our top tips for Brighton nuptials in this Alternative Brighton Wedding Guide…

wedding favours

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Sticks of Brighton rock 

Go for the traditional Brighton souvenir – readily available on Brighton Pier and along the seafront. Or why not go all out with personalised sticks from ‘The Rock Shop


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Photomatic tokens 

Continue with the seaside feel theme and head to Photomatic on Gardner Street in the North Laine and buy tokens to give out to your wedding guests. Over your wedding weekend they can drop into their colour or black & white photobooths and strike a pose, leaving with fun photographic favours to display on the fridge door!


wedding venues

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Royal Pavilion

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than the Royal Pavilion – from its eccentric architecture to its decadent interiors, this venue really is completely unique (well aside from the Taj Mahal of course).


Brighton bandstand - alternative Brighton Wedding guide

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Get married on the beach… well nearly! Since its restoration in 2009 this space has become very popular for happy couples. The symmetry and simplicity of the Bandstand make for wonderful wedding photography but of course this one is very much weather dependent…


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Duke of York’s

Take centre stage and get married at Britain’s longest running cinema. Project your own visuals whilst you say your vows this favourite landmark with locals is sure to stun your guests.


wedding receptions

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Hotel Pelirocco

You guessed it – we do happen to do weddings too! Once you’ve exchanged rings in one of those fabulous locations head on over to Brighton’s original rock n roll boutique hotel and dance the night away in our late night cocktail bar. With karaoke room, catering and of course themed accommodation we have everything on tap to make sure your wedding party goes off with a bang.


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Al Fresco

Got more than 50 guests? We can’t quite squeeze you into our intimate bar – but Al Fresco on the seafront caters to large groups and boasts some of the best views of Brighton beach with indoor and outdoor spaces. Not to mention the delicious food of course!


wedding cakes

Angel Food Bakery - alternative Brighton wedding guide

Angel Food Bakery

Can’t pick one flavour? Go for cupcakes instead of the traditional tiered white wedding cake. Angel Food Bakery make the best cupcakes in town! Check out their edible glitter to add that extra bit of sparkle to your big day.


Chocadyllic - alternative Brighton wedding guide


Exquisite bespoke cakes and chocolate sculptures that are not only delicious but really add a centrepiece to your big day. All delicately created by hand by the talented Ev Day


Choccywoccydoodah - alternative Brighton wedding guide

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For the most bombastic, outrageous, imaginative cakes that really make a statement you’ve gotta head to ChoccyWoccyDooDah. From unicorns to bathtubs – they’ve done it all and more – it’s got to be seen to be believed…


wedding outfits

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The Emperor’s Old Clothes @ Flock

Team up with this independent Brighton label who design and create custom & bespoke bridal & formalwear for both men and women. Producing high quality handmade pieces from vintage and end-of-roll fabrics you’re sure to get a truly unique outfit for your big day.



Hope and Harlequin - alternative Brighton wedding guide

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Hope & Harlequin vintage

With a beautiful array of high quality vintage bridalwear in lace, silk, satin and more, and pieces can be altered in store.

Gresham Blake - alternative Brighton wedding guide

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Gresham Blake

Make sure the groom is suited and booted in true Brighton style. From ready-to-wear to bespoke tailoring – just make sure you come and stay in the GB Room at the Peli when you come down for your fittings!


Want more Brighton alternative wedding recommendations? Make sure you check out our Brighton Wedding Directory and have a gander at Doily Days Magazine