The Bandstand 

Beautiful and unique, The Bandstand is located on Brighton's vibrant seafront. It was first opened in 1884, it was restored to its original condition and reopened in 2009. 

Designed by Phillip Lockwood a Brighton Borough Surveyor, The Bandstand is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Victorian bandstand still surviving in England today. 

The original design featured a bridge linking the upper promenade with the Bandstand. This was removed in the late 1970s. The ground floor was used as public conveniences until it was closed in 2003 and is now a café.

Availability for weddings and ceremonies

Between April and September, The Bandstand is available to hire for weddings and ceremonies.

The ornate architecture is magnificently detailed offering the perfect choice for couples wanting an elegant beachside ceremony.

Please view our guide for information about how to book The Bandstand.

Bandstand events

The Bandstand hosts a variety of bands every Sunday throughout June, July and August. These performances usually take place from 2pm until 4pm, depending on the weather.

Any bands interested in performing should contact our Events Office.

The Bandstand Café

The Bandstand Café is situated beneath the Bandstand at beach level.

The café offers a range of services for ceremonies, whatever your theme or budget. They can assist with dressing the venue, flowers, menus, or a drinks reception.

The Bandstand Café can also be hired privately for other functions, you can contact the café owners to arrange this.