All Saints Chapel, Eastbourne is a a bit of a hidden gem of a venue tucked away in the Meads on the western edge of town, directly below the sweep of the South Downs. Make no mistake, however. It’s popularity as a wedding venue is on the rise as an alternative to the traditional seafront hotel ‘do’ Eastbourne is perhaps better known for. This season, not surprisingly, it has been fully booked all summer long!
With 150 years of history under its belt, All Saints began life as a catholic nunnery and later a hospital. Its most recent claim to fame being the birthplace of our new PM Theresa May! The chapel itself, once a spot for quiet contemplation for patients and relatives, is now a thriving place of community, hosting events the year round and boasting such accolades as being one of the best venues in the country to get married at!
With its imposing gothic architecture, beautifully lit in an array of vibrant colours that can transform night time celebrations into the most amazing of parties, All Saints Chapel can host up to 120 guests from ceremony right on through to evening reception.
Set in beautiful grounds fully accessible to the wedding party for a bit of post ceremony champagne quaffing, the venue is a two minute walk through parkland to the beach. A 10 minute stroll – flat shoes advisable! – or 2 minute car ride will bring you right out on to the white cliff tops for amazing photos overlooking the sea 🙂
All Saints are throwing open the doors of the Chapel this Sunday 25th September for couples out there looking for something a little bit different for their big days. If you are too then we’d be very happy to see you!