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The Old Ship Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NR
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The Old Ship Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the vibrant city of Brighton, with parts of the building dating back to 1559. Standing proudly on the seafront of this historic city, the hotel is perfectly placed to put visitors at the heart of the action whether they are in the city for business or leisure purposes.

A plethora of local attractions in walking distance provide good team building or relaxation activities from a stroll around the Royal Pavilion to the delights of an Escape Room.

The hotel's main function rooms form part of the original Brighton Assembly Rooms and date back 250 years. Now Grade II listed, The Paganini Ballroom and Regency Suite continue to offer true grandeur as well as flexibility to suit events up to 250 guests. A variety of smaller rooms cater for lesser numbers and if you are looking for a more intimate space, the restored Wine Cellars and Bar allows for a unique private dining experience.

The Wardroom Restaurant brings the diner right up to date with a menu based on international cuisine coupled with British classics, whilst the bar and lounge seating spill out onto the seafront terrace in the warmer months, giving that ‘outside in’ feeling while you watch the world go by. Leisure activities surround the hotel, although for a quick ‘gym fix’, hotel residents can use the residents’ only facility during their say.

Now part of The Cairn Collection, this 154 bedroomed 4* hotel is an old favourite, which has been modernised and changed to accommodate the modern business traveller so if you have not viewed the hotel in a while – you will be surprised!

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Covid-Secure Capacities

Max Capacity: 100 max
Banquet: 90 max
Boardroom: 50 max
Classroom: 50 max
Reception: 100 max
Theatre: 100 max
U-Shape: 30 max
Paganini Suite
Max Capacity 200

Please note that numbers may change due to social distancing requirements. 

Grade II listed with a stage at one end and mistrals balcony at the other, this versatile room is equally comfortable hosting meetings and conferences as it is weddings and banquets. Situated in a quiet part of the hotel on the first floor with a natural anti-room for refreshments and lunch for larger conferences.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 150
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 100
Classroom 100
Dinner Dance 180
Theatre 250
U-Shape 60
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
27.00 8.50 6.00
Regency Suite
Max Capacity 70

Please note: maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

The Regency forms part of the original Grade II listed function spaces and dates back to the late 18th Century. A light and airy space ideal for training and meetings it is a favourite amongst business social guests alike. Interconnecting with the Paganini Ballroom ensures this beautifully preserved space is as versatile and it is popular.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 35
Cabaret 40
Classroom 45
Dinner Dance 70
Theatre 120
U-Shape 35
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
13.70 9.00 6.00
Gresham Room
Max Capacity 45

Please note that maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

Light and airy, this superb room is ideal for workshops and team building and is a trainers favourite due to its quiet location and engaging atmosphere.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 25
Cabaret 24
Classroom 25
Dinner Dance 50
Reception 60
Theatre 60
U-Shape 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
11.30 7.30 3.40
Tudor Room
Max Capacity 60

A great space for committee/association meetings, workshops, dinners or as a lounge/breakout area to the main function spaces, this lower ground floor room has plenty of space and easy access to the public areas. It is the only function room in the hotel without natural daylight but really should be considered if that is not an issue.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 32
Classroom 20
Dinner Dance 50
Reception 60
Theatre 60
U-Shape 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.60 8.50 2.40
The Boardroom
Max Capacity 50

Please note: Maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

Perfect for team meetings for up to 20, or adaptable for classroom/exam style meetings for 15, this room has a fitted screen at one end inviting a natural forward facing layout ideal for any presentations/training taking place.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 20
Theatre 50
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Syndicate 1
Max Capacity 10

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Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 10
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
4.30 2.70 1.80
Syndicate 2
Max Capacity 8

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Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 8
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
4.30 2.70 1.80
Syndicate 3
Max Capacity 10

Please note that maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 10
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
4.30 2.70 1.80
Syndicate 4
Max Capacity 12

Please note that maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 12
Classroom 10
Theatre 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
4.70 4.20 1.80
Syndicate 5
Max Capacity 12

Please note that maximum capacities are subject to social distancing guidelines.

Perfect for a business meeting or small training session, this first floor room offers the a great space for any length of time and can also be used as a breakout room for the larger spaces on the same floor.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 12
Classroom 8
Theatre 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 3.90 1.80
Fecamp Lounge
Max Capacity 50

A fabulous ground floor room overlooking the seafront and ideal for meetings and presentations for up to 40 guests. 

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 15
Classroom 12
Dinner Dance 40
Reception 50
Theatre 50
U-Shape 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.90 7.80 2.90
Cellars Room
Max Capacity 28

This truly unique space was once connected to the smugglers tunnels and now offers a memorable experience for lunch/dinner or a meeting for up to 28 guests.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Dinner Dance 28
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