The Gallivant Hotel


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Finalist in the Beautiful South Awards ‘Best wedding venue’ 2020 and The Guardian’s Top 10 seaside hotels, The Gallivant is the closest thing you’ll get to the Hamptons.

A huge beach. Twenty gorgeous bedrooms. A roaring fire. Food to die for. A bar that belongs in Hoxton. A dream team looking after you. All just for you and your guests.

Licensed for civil partnerships and marriages and we will work with you to create the wedding you really want.

All weddings are exclusive use only, with children of all ages welcome.
• Unique coastal venue located in Camber, East Sussex

• Exclusive use of the venue including all 20 bedrooms

• Say your vows in our special and intimate venue

• Drinks reception on the sand dunes or in our beautiful coastal garden

• A 3 course locally sourced gourmet Wedding Feast served in our Summer House

• Licensed to host indoor and outdoor civil wedding ceremonies

• Only 1 hour and a half from London by train, 2 hours by car.

• Minimum 50 guests, maximum 80 guests

Awards and Accolades:

• Beautiful South Awards Best Hotel 2020

• Telegraph 2011 Top 40 of Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels

• Condé Nast Traveller 2021 top 15 of the Best Hotels by the Beach in the UK

• The Times 2021 Best Weekend Breaks from London

The Gallivant Hotel at a Glance

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Exclusive Use
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 80
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Up to 80
Coastal Hotel Delicious food made with local ingredients Largest list of English wines and spirits in the country 50 of the best hotels in the UK - The Guardian 2018 Sustainable Restaurant Award Winner 2017 "The food is so good you may not make it to the beach" - Jay Rayner, 2020 Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 80Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 80Has AccommodationSleeps No Of People : 45Beach View More
Wedding Contact : Sarah SaullNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : CoastalNearest Town : Rye, Hastings, AshfordNearest Airport : London City AirportNearest Motorway : M25Nearest Train Station : Rye and AshfordUnique Wedding VenueIntimateLuxuryIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlySpa OnsiteModern RomanticStylishGarden OutdoorHotelSame-Sex View Less

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Jaime and Liam
A perfect day at the Gallivant!
Having originally planned to get married in August 2020, due to government restrictions we tied the knot in October 2020 with 15 of our nearest and dearest. Even at the best of times, the build up to your wedding can become quite stressful(!) however the support we received from everyone at the Gallivant was overwhelming.

Sarah was our main point of contact and was amazing from the planning stages through to the day itself, going above and beyond to make sure we and our guests were perfectly looked after.

Head chef Jamie put together the most incredible menu for the day and the quality of the food and drink served across our weekend really stood out and was a big highlight for us.

The venue styling feels so sophisticated yet relaxed and having the exclusive use of such a beautiful space and accommodation felt very special. There were little details at every turn that made the day so personal to us, like the Bloody Mary 'Recovery Station' at breakfast as an example!

Our day couldn't have been more perfect, thank you all so much for the efforts you went to for us, it's one we will always remember.
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Becky and Sam
Perfect venue for our laidback wedding
We had originally planned to marry at a different venue in the centre of Rye but unfortunately, three months before our wedding, there was a fire and the venue was forced to close.
We'd spent over a year planning the day and so the thought of having to do it all again, in such a short space of time, was pretty soul destroying. However, the team at The Gallivant were amazing at recreating our vision and went above and beyond to make sure all the little details we'd already planned could still be incorporated into the day.

We wanted a laidback, slightly less conventional wedding, with an intimate breakfast for family and then a big party with plenty of locally-sourced food and drink for everyone afterwards. A special mention to head chef Jamie, who as well as creating a stunning menu, also sourced and shucked local oysters, which is something not usually on the menu but we were keen to include for our guests in the afternoon.

They say things happen for a reason and, while the day wasn't the original we had planned, The Gallivant was the absolutely perfect venue for us and the day surpassed all our (and our guests') expectations.

Becky and Sam


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The Gallivant, New Lydd Road, Camber, East Sussex, TN31 7RB

The Gallivant Hotel

  • The Gallivant
  • New Lydd Road
  • Camber
  • East Sussex
  • TN31 7RB
  • United Kingdom