Are you looking for a Wedding Reception venue with great character and a real ‘Brighton feel’ to it, without being in the centre of the busy city?


If an old-fashioned extravagant white wedding just isn’t quite your thing and you would prefer a more relaxed, fun and informal day then this is the perfect venue to celebrate your love and marriage with all the special people in your lives. Parquetry floors and sunlit rooms make this charming pub and garden a fantastic backdrop for any wedding theme from rustic to vintage, bohemian to romantic, modern to the alternative – we’ve helped to create them all! There are three options for hire space for your Wedding Reception – the East Wing, the West Wing & Garden, or exclusive hire of the whole venue for up to 250 guests!

The Garden Bar Hove Weddings


Don’t be fooled into thinking The Garden Bar is only an outdoor venue for the summer as it’s the perfect place to celebrate all year round – inside or out. Get cosy with a winter wedding sipping Mulled Wine by the open fires and dance the night away as if nobody’s watching! Our huge garden boasts private heated and covered booths to keep you warm and dry, and with space for a Marquee, it really is an outstanding venue in any weather. 


In Spring and Summer throw open the doors, let the sunshine in and see our big and beautiful garden in all its glory. Walk down the steps to the decked area, which is perfect for seating your guests while they enjoy a glass of Pimms and fantastic food from the largest barbecue on the south coast. The garden is totally secure so you can have peace of mind while the little ones have hours of fun in our separate children’s play area, situated beneath a lovely apple tree. The West Wing & Garden can hold up to 150 guests or 65 seated inside / 100 seated outside. The garden is open until 10 pm, then the party can continue inside until the early hours.


Our delightful East Wing is the perfect private space for smaller wedding parties, with a maximum capacity of 100 guests or 40 seated. 


Enjoy comfortable seating by the beautiful open fire in the colder months or bask in the glorious summer sun in the outside seating areas to the side and front of the building. The East Wing has its own toilets and entrance with an exclusive part of the bar so our fantastic staff can keep the drinks flowing all night long!


Our experienced and dedicated head chef has designed fantastic menus for canapés, buffets, sit-down meals and summer BBQs. We are always happy to personalise our menus to suit your own taste, dietary requirements, and budget. Every wedding we host is different from the last, so we aim to be as flexible as we can to make your day as special as it can be, and we really enjoy providing you with a personalised service.


Delicious cocktails, wine, champagne, premium spirits and shots, craft beers, draught lager, cider and ale are all available. Along with freshly-brewed coffee and tea. Welcome drinks can be provided upon request to make your guests feel like VIPs on your special day with a cocktail or glass of prosecco upon arrival.


For all enquiries, please contact our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

Call: 01273 419 657


Visit: 324 Portland Road, Hove,  BN3 5LF