Eastbourne’s iconic 1930’s Bandstand is set for a record year of weddings, including its first ever same-sex marriage, since becoming a registered venue three years ago.
As more and more people are choosing to tie the knot beside the sea, the Bandstand has already hosted two weddings since the season started on 1 May, with a record number of happy couples expected throughout the summer.
The venue which comes complete with a stunning backdrop of the Victorian seafront and Eastbourne’s idyllic coastline is the perfect setting for a spring or summer wedding, and it is now taking bookings for 2017 ceremonies and some remaining dates in 2016.
With hire available from 1 May until 30 September during the hours of 10am and 5pm, the Bandstand is fully licensed for ceremonies offers hire for weddings, civil partnerships, naming days and vow renewal, all must be non-religious.
Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said, "The historical music venue which opened in 1935 has been brought to life by the sound of big band music, orchestral symphonies and lively tributes to some of pop music’s biggest names, also making it an ideal venue for music lovers to tie the knot.
"Set in the heart of Eastbourne’s spectacular seafront, the views surrounding the venue are extremely romantic, whatever the weather. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate place to say ‘I Do’ for a ceremony in a popular seaside resort."