Brighton And Hove Marquee Hire Experts
About Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove is a seaside city in East Sussex, in South East England. The towns of Brighton and Hove formed a unitary authority in 1997 and in 2001 were granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II. "Brighton" is often referred to synonymously with the official "Brighton and Hove" although many locals still consider the two to be separate towns. At the 2011 census, the city was England's most populous seaside resort, with a population of 273,400.
Brighton and Hove is the result of a number of historic local government reorganisations. Brighton was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1854, later becoming a county borough under the Local Government Act 1888; it covered the parish of Brighton and part of Preston. Hove became a local board of health in the late 19th century, originally covering the parish of Hove. In 1893 the parish of Aldrington was added to Hove local board. Hove became incorporated as a municipal borough in 1898. Hangleton, Preston Rural and West Blatchington were added to Hove in 1928. Ovingdean, Patcham and Rottingdean were added to Brighton in 1928. Portslade-by-Sea was added to Hove in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. Both Brighton and Hove became non-metropolitan districts of East Sussex. On 15 October 2004, Brighton and Hove was granted Fairtrade City status.
Brighton and Hove Travel Links
Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy and once you arrive you will find it simple to get around this compact city. Brighton & Hove is so compact, that once you’re here, you might find it easiest to explore the city on foot. But whatever you decide, travel in Brighton is easy.
Getting there -
It’s just under an hour by rail from London, about 45 minutes by road from the M25 London orbital motorway, half-an-hour from London Gatwick Airport, on a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, accessible by regular coach connections from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, within easy access of Northern France from the nearby port of Newhaven and only 1.5 – 2 hours by motorway from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Taxi Firms in Brighton and Hove
With so much to do within Brighton and Hove and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.
Brighton and Hove is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Brighton and Hove City Cabs, Brighton and Hove Radio Cabs and MyDriver.
Hotels and Guest Houses in Brighton and Hove
Smart Sea View Hotel, Hove -
Situated in the genteel area of Hove with a pebble beach, eclectic Church Road restaurants & vintage toys at Hove Museum, the Smart Sea View Brighton offers friendly accommodation in Brighton & Hove. Views of the sea, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Smart Sea View Brighton features free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. You can play billiards at the hostel. Churchill Square Shopping Centre is 1.8 km from Smart Sea View Brighton, while Victoria Gardens is 2 km away. The nearest airport is London Gatwick Airport, 37 km from Smart Sea View Brighton.
The Grand, Brighton -
The Grand Brighton is an iconic Victorian property that is steeped in British history and stands centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. From the stunning sweeping spiral staircase and traditional period design, to the beautiful sea view rooms, a sumptuous day spa and the glamour of GB1 seafood restaurant, the Grand experience is treating yourself to the best. The independent hotel is conveniently located in central Brighton just 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 1 hour from Central London and just a stone's throw away from the famous Lanes and Royal Pavilion. This luxury Brighton hotel is the perfect base from which to make the most of this exciting city by the sea. With 201 traditionally elegant bedrooms and suites extending over 7 floors, relax in comfort and style at The Grand Brighton, one of the best Brighton seafront hotels. All our guest rooms have been tastefully decorated in a classic-meets-contemporary finish and offer beautiful furnishings and interiors, quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxury toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi. From the effortlessly stylish GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar to the sunny sea-facing Victoria Lounge, Bar and Terrace, The Grand Brighton offers an exceptional culinary experience to suit all. If you would like to eat fish at one of the best restaurants in Brighton or you prefer to indulge yourself with afternoon tea, the luxury hotel The Grand Brighton is your best choice.
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton -
With parts dating back as far as 1559, The Old Ship is Brighton’s most historic hotel, seamlessly combining modern design with the building’s original period features. Its iconic seafront location lends itself to stunning panoramic sea views, alongside excellent accessibility to local attractions and unique event facilities that make the hotel a perfect choice for business, pleasure or romance. The Old Ship’s imposing exterior is a landmark of the Brighton seafront, with many bedrooms boasting stunning views across the coast, each individually designed with distinctive characterful features that will make for a comfortable stay. Submerge yourself in a great night’s sleep at The Old Ship Hotel. The bedrooms are all individually designed with their own distinct character, providing the perfect base for the seaside town that sits on their doorstep. Guests can enjoy en-suite facilities, a flat screen TV with Freeview channels and complimentary Wi-Fi in each and every room, whether you choose a Standard, Seaview or Master Suite, with accessible rooms also available. Dogs are also welcome and there is limited parking available at an extra cost.
Places to Get Married in Brighton and Hove
Pangdean Old Barn, near Brighton -
Just minutes away from Brighton, Pangdean Old Barn is a beautiful venue in the Sussex South Downs National Park for your wedding, school prom or corporate function. Pangdean offers an intimate and atmospheric function venue set against the backdrop of the rolling South Downs. At the heart of this working farm lies the magnificent oak-framed Sussex barn. Built in 1720, the Old Barn has been lovingly restored to offer you a unique wedding or function venue that is exclusively yours for the day. The team work very hard to make sure that your party will exceed your expectations. Pangdean is a place your guests will be warmly welcomed, charmed by the rural and historic setting and fed delicious food. They will remember your special day for years to come. The venue is licensed for wedding and civil partnerships and there are three ceremony locations - The Old Barn, The Stable, and for outside ceremonies Mulberry Lodge in the garden.
The Venue, Hove -
Capture the essence of your new journey in life with The Venue. Flawless, romantic and memorable. The Venue - Function Rooms is a stylish venue like no other. Conveniently situated on Brighton & Hove’s famous seafront with magnificent sea views and direct access to the beach with the extensive public lawns and gardens, making it the perfect venue for your wedding reception. The team are wedding specialist with over 1000 wedding receptions to their credit and they feel they are the experts at making your wedding a special event you will remember forever. Whether you want a small, intimate gathering of friends or extend to a glorious wedding celebrated by hundreds of guests, the staff can manage and execute "your day" with precision and style. A wedding is one of the most important events in a person's life. At The Venue, they take great care in making sure your reception goes as planned.
Hotel Du Vin, Brighton -
This luxury Brighton hotel is nestled in the iconic cobbled alleyways of The Lanes. Once the historic fishing village of Brighthelmstone, today The Lanes are home to designer boutiques, upmarket jewellers, and antique stores, and, of course, Hotel du Vin Brighton. Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular city break destinations, and with brilliant weather, high-end dining options, and a famous pier and seafront, it’s easy to see why. For weddings, formal or informal, fabulously glamourous or traditional, they have the dream room to suit your style and they'll ensure the food and drink complement your wedding perfectly. From a five-course wedding breakfast, to a casual and informal buffet, or a completely bespoke dining menu and wine list specifically created for the occasion by the resident Chef and Sommelier. At Hotel du Vin Brighton, the world is your oyster. Whichever style you choose we'll be working diligently behind the scenes to make sure everything runs like clockwork and you'll have your events organiser always at hand for anything you might need from planning to party time. There are two private rooms for you to choose from, the Dome and Ruinart but If you choose to book the hotel for exclusive use the possibilities become endless. Think of it as a blank canvas, what it becomes is entirely up to you.
Event Planning in Brighton and Hove
Complete your event in Brighton and Hove with DarkStar Discos. We are a Brighton and Hove marquee hire that offers the following service which can greatly remove any event planning stress from you: bars - You don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - No need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - Let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering
Top Restaurants in Brighton and Hove
64 Degrees, Brighton -
Tucked away in the Brighton Lanes, 64 Degrees is a small restaurant with an open kitchen by Great British Menu 2017 winner chef Michael Bremner, where their passionate chefs concoct an evolving menu of tasty small plates using fresh, local produce. Every year since opening they have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin and also achieved the Number One spot of the Brighton Top 20 in 2016 & 2017 as well as being voted 30th in the National Restaurant top 100 list 2017. Due to the small space and the fast-paced nature of the restaurant the atmosphere is often buzzy and bustling, with an eclectic selection of music on offer. Intriguingly, they do not serve set menus. The menu consists of an ever-changing selection of small plates designed for sharing, split into three categories: Fish, Veg and Meat. The idea is to order six dishes for two to share and they will bring them to you one at a time, starting with the lightest and finishing with the richest!
Isaac At, Brighton -
Isaac At is a modern British restaurant in the centre of Brighton serving Sussex on a plate. Sourcing all of its ingredients from Sussex and the surrounding area. It was also the first restaurant in the world to be serving an exclusively all English wine list. Since opening in 2015 Isaac At has gone from strength to strength picking up numerous awards such as number 16 in SquareMeal's UK top 100 restaurants 2018. The team believe that the ingredients they use at Isaac At are what make the dishes that they create, carefully selected from across the South Coast. The dishes are based on a vision to celebrate every single ingredient that goes into it, being careful not to over complicate things and ensuring they are showcasing ingredients at their best. The menus are developed weekly and part of the fun of what they do is not knowing what’s going to be on the menu until the last minute. Developing dishes based on what is available to them that week, means that all the dishes are bursting with bold flavours and they can always create something unique, based on the season. Seasonality is key.
Petit Pois Restaurant, Brighton -
`Petit Pois’ is a French restaurant located in the heart of The Brighton Lanes. This charming establishment is just a pebble’s throw from the sea side. Here you will find a rustic interior filled with warmth and homely feeling. It is a perfect venue for a romantic rendezvous or an intimate little place to meet family and friends. They have carefully selected an enticing menu inspired by well-known French classics and given a modern twist with seasonal ingredients. The menu offers a selection of dishes which are meant to be shared and enjoyed together. An equal amount of attention has been given to a wine list, which is comprised with high quality yet affordable wines from different region of France. They have used some of the best wine producers from the regions of Burgundy, Alsace, Languedoc and Bordeaux. They believe that their contemporary French menu, extensive wine list, impeccable service and elegant, yet cosy, atmosphere brings the best that `Petit Pois’ can offer you for your dining experience!
Top Things to do in Brighton and Hove
British Airway’s i360, Brighton -
Discover Brighton, the South Downs and the beautiful Sussex coastline. Board BA’s giant glass viewing pod and glide up gently to 450ft, sharing magical moments together as you point out city landmarks, artwork on the rooftops, wind farms at sea and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon. Celebrate by raising a glass of English sparkling wine from the Nyetimber Sky Bar on board, or choose local beer from Harvey’s Brewery, a Brighton Gin and tonic or Folkington’s juices from nearby orchards. As you look out, glass in hand, the world looks tiny and you can see for miles. Snap a selfie and share this new perspective with your friends before gliding slowly back down to beach level. ‘Flights’ take approximately 25 minutes and depart every half an hour. Since opening in August 2016, British Airways i360 has been honoured with 20 fantastic awards.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton -
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in. Their mission is to use these unique collections, buildings and knowledge to connect people to the past and help them understand the present in order to positively influence their future. This mission is rooted in their founding ideals. When Brighton Museum & Art Gallery first opened in 1873, the Mayor of Brighton declared that it would: “Inspire the minds and morals of the people, forget the busy world and afford pleasure and consolation from illness or depression.” This commitment to learning and improving the wellbeing of their visitors continues to drive them today.
Volk's Electric Railway, Brighton –
Ride along Brighton's Seafront on a 135-year old electric railway. Created by a Brighton inventor and clockmaker's son, Magnus Volk. Volk’s is the oldest continuously running, electric railway in the World. Situated in the seaside town of Brighton, the Railway was constructed by Magnus Volk and first opened to the public in 1883. The route runs for one mile along Brighton seafront, with three stations where passengers can alight. Trains run frequently from March to October and for special events throughout the rest of the year. You can see another of Magnus’s inventions in Brighton. In 1887 he worked on the Clocktower on North Street, providing it with a hydraulically powered ball for the top of the tower. The ball rises up the mast just before the hour and drops to chime on the hour. The chime is no longer present, but you may still see the ball rise.
Brighton and Hove Today
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days. With its cosmopolitan air and a hedonistic approach to life, the area is increasingly popular with wealthy young professionals looking for a laid-back setting far from the stresses of large urban centres. The bohemian vibe makes this one of the most colourful spots in the country, with a rare combination of the fashionable and the traditional on every street corner. Lively all year round, the area gets especially active during the summer, when pleasure-seekers from London arrive to explore the resort’s famous nightlife, music festivals, and quirky shopping options. Brighton and Hove is in East Sussex.
Up to 100
For a larger event, our 18-metre diameter Black Darkstar is the ultimate funky tent! It is designed to function as a nightclub during the day with black-out walls
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When you really need to push the boat out for those important landmark events, we suggest the Ultimate Darkstar – that’s both tents used together!