Venue Fact File: The Grand, Kent
09 Nov 2016
Built in 1899 and with undoubtedly the finest views of the world famous Leas Promenade, award-winning coastal park and French skyline, The Grand offers a warm welcome from the venue’s friendly and award-winning team
The Grand is rated three to four star by Visit England, and is awarded with the prestigious Visit England Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. With free parking and wifi, The Grand is situated within two miles of the M20 motorway, the Channel Tunnel terminal, the high speed rail link, and is only 45 minutes from the M25 London orbital motorway.
The Grand has three ceremony rooms available for your wedding ceremony: The Drawing Room, Green Room and Dining Room, all of which have spectacular views over the gardens and sea. The Grand offers a range of services, such as weddings, accommodation and several restaurants.
At the front of the hotel is the Leas Promenade and Terlingham Gardens, which are spectacular for photos. There are also some unique interior parts to the hotel such as an internal bridge which is fabulous for photograph opportunities.
Prices and availability
Package prices start from £24 per person. You can choose to get married any day of the week at The Grand; there are several function rooms for you to choose from. The Grand offers a number of packages to suit every couple. The venue runs a ‘Your Wedding Your Way’ ethos so that packages are tailored to the individual couple.
Best spot for photographs
At the front of The Grand on The Leas gardens with the English Channel as a backdrop.
Team and catering
Victoria Court, the venue’s highly experienced and personable weddings and events co-ordinator, helps to plan your wedding day. All catering is run by The Grand’s fantastic head chef and brigade of experienced chefs .
The venue has a number of self catering suites, ranging from 1-3 bedrooms.
Customer testimonial: “We chose The Grand for our wedding on the 30th July, 2016. For us there was nowhere else we would have rather chosen. It is well located and close to the station. Our wedding was perfect. Our wedding co-ordinator was absolutely wonderful; she helped plan every single detail and even helped us to come up with some really special little touches that we hadn't even thought of. She helped come up with great options for our guests who were celiac and vegan. The children also loved the food. On the day, everything ran so smoothly. The venue has lovely locations for photographs. We chose the Ballroom for our meal and it was lovely. It is art deco themed with a seaside mural which was perfect for us and our theme. We were able to decorate it the day before as well which really helped. We cannot thank Victoria and everyone at The Grand enough for making our day so special. Best day of our lives.” Helen and Ian Merrick
Maximum guest numbers
Reception: 220 (seated), 500 (standing)
See more on The Grand in the Kent Venue Guide 2016/17.