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The Old Ship Hotel

The Old Ship Hotel

Smack bang on the seafront, The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton hotel abounds in history, with parts of the building dating back to Tudor times. These days, with its wonderful blend of character, style and all mod cons, it makes the perfect setting for your corporate or business function.

The Old Ship Hotel, with its gorgeous sea views, is an ideal place to impress your business guests, no matter what size your event is. There are 12 fabulously designed meeting rooms, with the largest, the splendid Paganini Ballroom seating up to 250 delegates in theatre style, and smaller rooms perfect for board meetings or interviews. The rooms are entirely flexible with regard to layout and embellishment; any theme you have in mind can be accommodated, and up to the minute audio-visual equipment is provided, along with staging and lighting to suit your event.

With heaps of traditional character blended with modern charm, this iconic hotel is the perfect venue for your dream wedding; imagine your guests enjoying a delicious wedding breakfast in the romantic grandeur of the Ballroom, or in fact, any of the smaller rooms available for hire. There will be an experienced team member at hand to help organise every tiny detail and ensure all runs perfectly.

Many of the 154 rooms have sea views and boast interiors combining elegance and contemporary style. Complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, and easy chair and table are standard.

The Wardroom in-house Restaurant is an ever-popular place for diners, with tantalising seasonal menus, and The Mess Desk Bar is a hit for lighter meals and snacks. And if you over indulge, you can work off any excess in the residents only gym.

Venue The Old Ship Hotel
Capacity 250 guests
Address Kings Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1NR
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Packages & Offers (6)

The Old Ship Hotel - Christmas Cellar Experience

Christmas Cellar Experience

  • Guests: 28 max
  • Price: from £48.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Part of the original 'Shippe Inn', the hotel cellars date back to 1559 and are entwined with the smuggling history of the Sussex coast. A unique space for up to 28, the Cellars will provide a unique festive party. A three course meal, dedicated waiter service and half a bottle of wine per guest, this beautifully atmospheric space is the perfect place to celebrate.

    Package Includes -
    Private hire of the Cellar Suite
    3 Course Choice Menu
    Half bottle of wine
    Choice to upgrade to package 2 to include 2 glasses of sparkling wine in the cellar bar on arrival

    10% off Sunday to Thursday.

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The Old Ship Hotel - Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

  • Guests: 180 max
  • Price: from £45.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Christmas comes but once a year, and every time it brings the same question - where to go for the office party, or hold your family celebrations. Here at The Old Ship Hotel we aim to take away all the stress and uncertainty, with packages and offers to put the pleasure back into arranging your perfect Christmas.

    At The Old Ship Hotel, we can provide superb festive food, drink and entertainment for whatever guest numbers and style of occasion you have in mind. From a pre-Christmas cocktail party or work 'do' to a traditional dinner with friends and family,we'll take care of every detail, leaving you free to relax and enjoy yourself.

    You can choose from our selection of seasonal packages and themed events, or we can help you put an event together yourself, with everything just the way you want it.

    Shared and Private Christmas parties available to book now for 2019
    3 Course Choice Menu
    Mince Pies and Coffee
    Half Bottle Wine
    DJ until 1am

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The Old Ship Hotel - 24hr Delegate Package

24hr Delegate Package

  • Guests: 150 max
  • Price: from £125.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    24-Hour Rate
    • Accommodation
    • Choice of dinner options
    • Breakfast
    • Room hire
    • Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Choice of lunch options
    • Dedicated Event Manager
    • Immediate call facility
    • Meeting room stationery and toolbox
    • LCD projector and screen, plus flip chart
    • Water and sweets
    • Unlimited fruit
    • Choice of refreshments and breaks, with the option to upgrade your choice to include bacon sandwiches, ice creams etc
    • Free WiFi

    Organiser Benefits
    • Free room upgrade
    • Complimentary refreshments
    • Choice of two from our Flexible Added Extras selection below:

    Flexible Added Extras
    • Dry cleaning/laundry (two items per day)
    • £25 food and drink voucher, to be used during your stay
    • Free photocopying for your event (50 sheets per day)
    • Reserved parking for organiser (subject to availability)
    • Transfers to and from nearest railway station
    • Late checkout
    • Two extra flip charts, pads and pens

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The Old Ship Hotel - Daily Delegate Rate

Daily Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 250 max
  • Price: from £30.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Day Delegate Package
    • Room hire
    • Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Choice of lunch options
    • Dedicated Event Manager
    • Immediate call facility
    • Meeting room stationery and toolbox
    • LCD projector and screen, plus flip chart
    • Water and sweets
    • Unlimited fruit
    • Choice of refreshments and breaks, with the option to upgrade your choice to include bacon sandwiches, ice creams etc
    • Free WiFi
    Organiser Benefits
    • Free room upgrade
    • Complimentary refreshments
    • Choice of two from our Flexible Added Extras selection below:

    Flexible Added Extras
    • Dry cleaning/laundry (two items per day)
    • £25 food and drink voucher, to be used during your stay
    • Free photocopying for your event (50 sheets per day)
    • Reserved parking for organiser (subject to availability)
    • Transfers to and from nearest railway station
    • Late checkout
    • Two extra flip charts, pads and pens

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The Old Ship Hotel - Meetings Made Memorable

Meetings Made Memorable

  • Guests: 250 max
  • Price: from £30.40 per person
  • Description & Details

    For a memorable meeting that gives a little more!
    1 Day Meeting 10% OFF
    2 Day Meeting 15% OFF
    3 Day Meeting 20% OFF

    PLUS One complimentary car parking space per day.
    A Delegate Rate at the Old Ship Hotel includes
    Room Hire
    Unlimited Refreshments
    Buffet Lunch
    LCD/Projector & Screen
    Flipchart
    Wi-Fi
    Dinner, Bed and Breakfast on 24hr rates
    *Reassurance of an AIM accredited venue

    Terms –
    Valid until 30th April 2019. Offer on new business only. Minimum of 10 delegates apply.

    Discount made off base day delegate rate of £38.00 per person and 24hr rate of £155.00 per person.

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The Old Ship Hotel - Wedding Package

Wedding Package

  • Guests: 200 max
  • Price: from £70.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    About Us
    Standing proudly over the beautiful Brighton seafront, The Old Ship Hotel is one of the city’s oldest and grandest hotels. Therefore, it’s the perfect choice to celebrate one of the most important days of your life with your closest family and friends.
    We have a number of function rooms available to suit any group size in both traditional and contemporary design, and are licenced to conduct weddings and civil partnerships, allowing you to host both your ceremony and reception with us.

    Our Venue -
    We have five unique function rooms holding up to 250 guests. We are licensed for civil ceremonies so you can hold your ceremony and reception here at the hotel. The Paganini Ballroom was recently restored back to its former Regency glory with a floating balcony and stunning detail and our historical Wine Cellars provide a magical and romantic atmosphere for smaller intimate parties. You can ever take your vows overlooking the sea in the Fecamp Lounge.
    A spectacular venue, for a day like no other.

    You’re Day -
    Planning your wedding can be daunting, with a thousand-and one details to consider. Our wedding package is deigned to take a lot of the hard work out of making your dream day a reality.
    Our dedicated team will work with you to create the special day you’ve always dreamed of with customisable packages we build with you to meet your requirements.

    Our Food –
    Our customizable menus offer a superb choice whether you’re opting for a buffet or banquet, with a mix of traditional British, continental and contemporary dishes.
    Bespoke menus can be created with our Chefs to meet your personal tastes and preferences.
    From the bar you’ll find a vast selection of high quality wines, champagnes, spirits and soft drinks to keep your guests hydrated and keep the party going.

    Your wedding package includes as standard:
    Services of our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
    Red carpet welcome
    Glass of champagne for the Bride and Groom on arrival
    Master of Ceremonies
    White table linen and napkins
    Printed menus, name cards and table plan
    Complimentary menu tasting for the happy couple
    Use of cake stand and knife
    Complimentary wedding night accommodation for the Bride and Groom with breakfast in bed
    Reduced accommodation rates for your guests
    VAT and all service charges

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (12)

Paganini Suite - The Old Ship Hotel

Paganini Suite

  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Dimensions: L:27.00m x W:8.50m x H:6.00m
  • Full Details

    Grade A listed, Paganini himself once played here in 1831, regency in style, no wall attachments, no pillars, has natural daylight. Use of the Regency Suite as a bar area which is next door.

    Oldest meeting room in Brighton dating back to 17th Century. High ceiling, high impact, natural daylight, separate entrance, 3 chandeliers

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 150
    • Formal Dining: 180
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 60
    • Cabaret: 120
    • Theatre: 250
    • Classroom: 100
    • U-Shape: 60
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Regency Suite - The Old Ship Hotel

Regency Suite

  • Max Capacity: 120
  • Dimensions: L:13.70m x W:9.00m x H:6.00m
  • Full Details

    Situated next to the Paganini Ballroom with adjoining doors, the Regency is a square room with natural daylight & no obstuctions. The style of the room is Regency in line with being Grade II Listed.

    The Regency is ideal for classroom and theatre style meetings. Additionally, being adjacent to the Paganini it is ideal as a break out area.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 80
    • Formal Dining: 50
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 35
    • Cabaret: 40
    • Theatre: 120
    • Classroom: 45
    • U-Shape: 35
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Tudor Room - The Old Ship Hotel

Tudor Room

  • Max Capacity: 70
  • Dimensions: L:10.60m x W:8.50m x H:2.40m
  • Full Details

    Perfect for Intimate weddings or a small private dinner with a stone fireplace and Tudor beams.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 40
    • Formal Dining: 50
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 20
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Theatre: 70
    • Classroom: 20
    • U-Shape: 15
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The Gresham - The Old Ship Hotel

The Gresham

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Dimensions: L:11.30m x W:7.30m x H:3.40m
  • Full Details

    This room has large windows facing onto Ship Street. The room is ideal for small meetings and can accommodate most set up styles. The room is also ideal for private dinners.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 40
    • Formal Dining: 50
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 25
    • Cabaret: 25
    • Theatre: 60
    • Classroom: 25
    • U-Shape: 20
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Fecamp Lounge - The Old Ship Hotel

Fecamp Lounge

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Dimensions: L:9.90m x W:7.80m x H:2.90m
  • Full Details

    Located on the ground floor at the front of the hotel you can take your vows whilst overlooking the sea. Perfect for intimate ceremonies.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 30
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 30
    • Cabaret: 18
    • Theatre: 50
    • Classroom: 10
    • U-Shape: 10
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The Cellar - The Old Ship Hotel

The Cellar

  • Max Capacity: 28
  • Full Details

    Part of the original 'Shippe Inn', the intriguing cellars of The Old Ship Hotel date back to 1559; their story is entwined with the smuggling history of the Sussex coast and they provide a unique backdrop for a totally different dining experience.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 28
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 28
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Boardroom - The Old Ship Hotel

Boardroom

  • Max Capacity: 20
  • Dimensions: L:14.00m x W:5.50m x H:2.20m
  • Full Details

    An attractive room with natural daylight and modern in design with a set Boardroom table with 20 comfortable executive chairs.

    The Boardroom is situated at the top of the stairs leading from the Hotel lounges to the Conference Rooms.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 20
    • Cabaret: 20
    • Theatre: 50
    • Classroom: 10
    • U-Shape: 10
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Syndicate 5 - The Old Ship Hotel

Syndicate 5

  • Max Capacity: 15
  • Dimensions: L:8.00m x W:3.90m x H:1.80m
  • Full Details

    Ideal for small meeting. This room is modern in design. This makes this rooms ideal for break out room, interview room or individual small meeting. All rooms are set with table & chairs - Modern in design.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 12
    • Theatre: 15
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Syndicate 4 - The Old Ship Hotel

Syndicate 4

  • Max Capacity: 12
  • Dimensions: L:4.70m x W:4.20m x H:1.80m
  • Full Details

    Ideal for small meetings, this room is modern in design. This makes these rooms ideal for break out room. Interview room or individual small meeting.

    All rooms are set with table & chairs and are modern in design.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 12
    • Theatre: 15
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Syndicate 1 - The Old Ship Hotel

Syndicate 1

  • Max Capacity: 10
  • Dimensions: L:4.30m x W:2.70m x H:1.80m
  • Full Details

    Syndicate rooms 1 to 3 are all situated togeter in a private corridor. This makes these rooms ideal for a small meetings with break out room, interview rooms, or individual small meeting.

    All rooms are set with table & chairs and are modern in design.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 10
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Syndicate 3 - The Old Ship Hotel

Syndicate 3

  • Max Capacity: 10
  • Dimensions: L:4.30m x W:2.70m x H:1.80m
  • Full Details

    Syndicate rooms 1 to 3 are all situated togeter in a private corridor. This makes these rooms ideal for a small meetings with break out room, interview rooms, or individual small meeting.

    All rooms are set with table & chairs and are modern in design.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 10
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Syndicate 2 - The Old Ship Hotel

Syndicate 2

  • Max Capacity: 8
  • Dimensions: L:4.30m x W:2.70m x H:1.80m
  • Full Details

    Syndicate rooms 1 to 3 are all situated togeter in a private corridor. This makes these rooms ideal for a small meetings with break out room, interview rooms, or individual small meeting.

    All rooms are set with table & chairs and are modern in design.

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 8
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Venue Features (14)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access