YOUR wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, a moment to celebrate your relationship amongst your loved ones. 

As the country begins to ease itself into a 'new normal', government guidelines aim to keep people safe as they come together:

  • A maximum of 30 people should attend ceremonies and only where there is space to socially distance.
  • No food or drink should be consumed unless essential for the ceremony.
  • Group singing and playing of instruments should be avoided.
  • It is “strongly advised” that receptions do not take place afterwards.

Planning your wedding in the middle of a global pandemic is quite a tall order, so to make it easier we’ve come up with a list of the top five most unusual venues in Sussex:

Dome Cinema, Worthing

The beachfront Dome Cinema in Worthing is a spectacular venue to hold your wedding premiere. 

Set back only a few steps from the beach this Edwardian style domed cinema is a perfect example of style and splendour. 

The events team have over 20 years of experience with clients from HRH The Queen to David Bowie. 

Capacity for the venue is set at 150, however current lockdown measures permit only 30 guests. 

British Airways i360, Brighton 

Take your wedding to new heights on the breathtaking i360 at and reach new heights of 450ft above Brighton and Hove beach. 

The futuristic glass viewing pod is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies and can accommodate 175 people.

Have a cheeky glass of bubbly at the Nyetimber Sky Bar after the ceremony before heading to the beachfront rooms to continue your private wedding celebrations. 

The Walled Garden, Cowdray

Like something out of a Victorian story book, The Walled Garden is described as a magical location featuring trailing rose bushes and hidden doors and walkways. 

Heralded as one of the most established wedding venues in West Sussex, The Walled Garden runs adjacent to Cowdray Ruins and is the perfect backdrop for your special day. 

Boasting two large rooms suitable for all events, the premises is licensed for a civil wedding ceremony and can host small and large ceremonies for over 100 guests. 

The renowned caterers Caper and Berry are exclusive to events at The Walled Garden and are ideal to put the cherry on the top of your perfect day. 

Brighton Music Hall, Brighton

A wedding venue to get you in the dancing mood.

The Brighton Music Hall is set amongst the restored aches on Brighton’s seafront. 

A quirky, relaxed beachfront venue, it is a perfect place to say “I do” and celebrate your special day. 

The venue has a capacity of 120 and features a private bar. It is available to hire from 10am and has a late license until 2am. 

St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Grandeur, splendour and drama are prominent features of a wedding at St Mary in the Castle.

Located in the heart of Hastings on the seafront and built into the side of the historic Hastings Castle this spectacular venue has a capacity of up to 400 guests. 

Featuring an impressive Palladian facade, the Grade II listed building stands at the centre of Pelham Crescent and has been a registered wedding venue since 2014.