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Sitting proudly at the end of the Grade II Listed Eastbourne Pier, The Ocean Suite is a truly unique and iconic space which is fast becoming one of the most sought-after venues in the South.
In recent years, The Ocean Suite has gained widespread acclaim as a venue of notable elegance and simplicity providing a neutral canvas for you to create your dream space. The stunning 360 degree sea and shoreline views provide the perfect backdrop for all celebrations including weddings, receptions, parties, balls, Christmas, private events, conferences and corporate entertaining. Those quick enough to purchase a ticket for Airbourne at The Ocean Suite will argue that there is no better view to watch the UK’s largest free airshow whilst enjoying great food and a private bar.
The Ocean Suite is one of three event spaces which include The Victoria Suite and The Albert Suite, enabling catering from small intimate events to large-scale entertaining. Our team brings with them a wealth of experience and share the same values and desires to deliver above and beyond your expectations.
Located 300 metres out at sea, The Ocean Suite also benefits from a large, private, outdoor terrace with elevated views over the shoreline, providing natural lighting and the perfect setting for your photographic memories. Inside the Suite, the room is clear windows to three sides, which, as well as bathing the room in natural light, gives the feeling of cruising the ocean on a luxury ship.
Party on! You can keep the party going until 1am, or later upon request, and, being out at sea, the venue can play music until the early hours so your DJ or live band can literally ‘pump up the volume’.
Take a break from the ordinary, don’t settle for just a ‘function room with a bar’, book one of the most sought-after venues in the area, The Ocean Suite, your guests will love this destination venue and you’ll love showing it off as much as we do!!
The Ocean Suite is the largest conference and event room available at The Eastbourne Pier – which offers unbeatable 360 degree sea views. The Ocean Suite can cater for up to 180 seated at tables or 250 for a Reception. Guests can enjoy the comfortable surroundings and state of the art facilities at The Ocean Suite and then walk onto the adjacent Private Roof Terrace. The Ocean Suite can be set up in a variety of styles including; Boardroom, Cabaret, Theatre and as a Reception Space.
The Victoria Suite is one of the newest conference rooms available at The Eastbourne Pier – with its stunning views of the English Channel and beautiful surroundings. This room is suitable for a Boardroom Style for 16 people or for a Reception Style gathering for 25 people. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, with two exquisite marble tables and high back wooden chairs, The Victoria Suite will impress. There is a small kitchenette area to have refreshments available for your conference.
“Thank you for your hospitality- the suite was very comfortable and the views were stunning. Lunch was excellent, and we were able to give our participants an enjoyable day out as well as a day's formal training. We will certainly be looking at using the facilities again.”
Dave Brinson, National Education Union – 23rd November 2017
The Albert Suite being slightly smaller than The Victoria Suite has the suitability for a Boardroom style meeting for 16 people. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, the Albert Suite is a lovely addition to our portfolio.
The Alice Suite is adjacent to The Albert Suite and can be used as a waiting room for clients or a breakout room from your main meeting room for refreshments and or luncheon. Recently refurbished with leather sofas and marble coffee tables, The Alice Suite is a fantastic choice as a syndicate room from your main meeting room. The Alice Suite can be blocked off from The Albert Suite should want to hold two separate meeting rooms. Toilet access is available via The Alice Suite.
All rooms booked for conferences will be set up with Paper, Pencils and Jugs of Water
Tea/ Coffee/ Cake - (Selection of cakes provided)
Luncheon is available and we can prepare a menu to suite your needs and budget involved – we can offer a formal sit down menu to a standard buffet option. Some examples include:
Traditional Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce and Mushy Peas
Selection of Sandwiches, Crisps, Salad and Chips
If you want to enquire further or make a booking, then please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Office on 01323 748710 or email email@example.com and one of our dedicated Sales Team will get in contact with you.
The Ocean Suite is a stunning venue at which to hold the most spectacular day of your life. With panoramic views across the South Coast, The Ocean Suite offers a beautiful space where you can celebrate uninterrupted with your friends and family.
The Ocean Suite has been approved from Civil Marriages and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. Please note that although there is no charge to hold the ceremony at the venue you are still required to booked the registrar and their services for the day, please contact us for more details.
The Ocean Suite wedding venue is located at the end of the Eastbourne Pier, reached via stairs to a private traditional terrace area, perfect for your drink reception, the suite can hold up to 180 guests and is glassed to three sides and bathes in natural light which gives a spectacular feeling of being on board a luxury boat.
Security is required for the evening reception, however, we always recommend having security throughout the whole day, please speak to one of our sales team for more information.
Our Summer Weddings are based on all weddings booked throughout May to September.
Included in all Wedding packages, The Ocean Suite is available to you from 9am till 2am.
To download our Wedding Packages brochure, please fill out our wedding enquiry form HERE
For the first time, we will be opening our doors to showcase The Ocean Suite when it is all decorated for a Wedding, we have the fantastic Mulberry Events decorating the venue with drapes, fairy lights and a selection of centrepieces.
There will be something for everyone! There is no need to make an appointment to come in – it is a free event from 6.00 – 8.30pm and each couple will get a glass of fizz on arrival. We have also had Stuart from Smiley Booth confirm he will be there with his interactive photo booth – it is defiantly something to see!
To pre register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to make an appointment, call 01323 748710 and talk to our Sales Team
Once again we will be hosting our Corporate Luncheon on Friday 18th August – a perfect opportunity for an office day out and to impress those important clients! And where else can you watch those amazing flying displays than from Eastbourne Pier!
Prices start from £45.00 per person (with a table over 10 people) or £49.50 per person (for a table under 10 people) To book your tickets today, please email; email@example.com or telephone our Sales Office on 01323 748710
Over the weekend, The Ocean Suite will be available to enjoy our family BBQ, with a wide selection of options available from the BBQ – there is no place better to be wowed by the Red Arrows and other entertainment.
For Saturday, prices are; £25.00 per adult and £15.00 per child (under 12 years)
For Sunday, prices are; £20.00 per adult and £10.00 per child (under 12 years)
Tickets need to be pre paid and pre booked and are non amendable once confirmed. Tickets will be emailed once confirmed and are required on the day
The Ocean Suite is reached via stairs up to a private upper area of the pier above the existing Waterfront bar. The main entrance is classy and elegant with black and white pictures mapping out Eastbourne's history.
The Ocean Suite is available to hire for private parties from Birthdays to Informal Wedding Reception’s.
We can provide many catering options for you including Finger Buffets and Informal Fish and Chip Supper by the Sea and a BBQ, for more information download our menus. (Evening Buffet, BBQ)
The room hire charges start from £495.00 and this allows you access to The Ocean Suite from 9.00am till 2.00am.
Security is required for any private party that takes place within The Ocean Suite, this is something that we can arrange for you or you can provide your own (subject to discussion with your Event Manager).
28th January 2017
Wedding Breakfast, Banqueting Menu, Finger Buffet, Hot Buffet, Cold Buffetand BBQ there are so many options available for you you need to decide what you want to have!
The way that we approach this, we always advise you to decide what you wantto have and then from there, we can adapt the menu to be suitable for all dietary requirements.
This is the first meal that you eat together as a Married Couple, like the first meal of the day...Breakfast!
This is typically a three or four course menu for a large event such as a gala dinner, awards ceremony or a fundraiser event.
This is a selection of hot and cold options that you can pick up and eat with your fingers, including; sausage rolls, cheese and pineapple on sticks, bite size doughnuts and mini chocolate brownies.
This is a choice of hot food that does require a fork to eat but not to sit down at a table, options could include; curry,bolognese, samosas or pastas.
This is a choice of cold dishes such as a meat selection, cheeses and breads with pickles, olives and quiche.
Exactly as it says on the tin! Who cannot resist a BBQ?
Buffets...our best piece of advice for a buffet is never cater for the wholeparty usually we recommend that you cater for 75% of the expected numbers, this amount is sufficient for your party unless you are planning on doinga buffet instead of a main meal, then we strongly suggest that you cater forthe full numbers.
12th December 2016
"I don't know" is the most common answer to our first question "What would you like to do?" when it comes to organising an event, from a meal with friends to a full Wedding Day but at the moment it is the season for Christmas Party Nights - it can be a daunting task - but we are here to help you!
Our suggestions when you begin organising an event:
1. Pick a variety of dates in preferred order
2. Have an approximate number of invited guests
3. Buffet or Sit Down Menu?
4. Dietary requirements?
5. Timetable what you need and when
6. Budget! Budget! Set a Budget!
Eastbourne Pier is the home to one of Eastbourne's largest event space with the capacity of 150 seating to 200 reception. The Ocean Suite is located at the end of Eastbourne Pier with its stunning views of the English Channel it is a spectacular and elegantly decorated room to host any event.
Sheikh Abid Gulzar hosted his annual Black Tie Dinner event on Friday, 2nd December 2016 to celebrate the purchase of Eastbourne Pier in November 2015 - we are pleased to say that the Mayor of Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell MP and other distinguished guests were able to attend. This event took about six weeks to plan from the initial stages of planning a guest list to the table decorations, seating arrangements and place cards to deciding on our menu and how to serve it - this included an award winning Champion Local Sussex Turkey.
The most important thing that we can advise is that it does take time to arrange any event, so make sure that you give yourself a realistic time frame to arrange it and remember that lists are the key thing and it feels good to tick them off!