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Paganini Ballroom

Our Paganini Ballroom is the oldest meeting room in Brighton dating back to 17th Century, and is Grade II listed.

The room is rectangular in shape and has a high ceiling with no obstructions giving height and depth to the space.  The room has 4 sets of windows so day time events will be flooded with natural light. To one end of the room is a stage area ideal for back projection, bands & DJ’s for functions making it the perfect venue for exhibitions, day delegate meetings as well as weddings and banquets. The room comes complete with a lobby which is perfectly suited to hosting a registration desk for weddings, or a place to congregate before a meeting. There is also room for a bar, making it the ideal sociable venue. In addition it can be sold with the Regency Suite, which would be used as a bar area for larger functions.

Capacity: up to 250

Theatre style – 250
Cabaret Style – 140
Banquet – 180
Classroom – 100

Dimensions: 229m2


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Regency Suite

Situated next to the Paganini Ballroom with adjoining doors the Regency is a square room with natural daylight. The style of the room is Regency in line with being Grade II Listed like it’s neighbour the Paganini. The Regency is ideal for a variety of conferences and functions. This room is also licenced for Civil Ceremonies.

Capacity: up to 120
Theatre style – 120
Cabaret Style – 50
Banquet – 70
Classroom – 45
Boardroom – 35

Dimensions: 123.3m2

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The Gresham Suite

The Gresham Suite is located on the first floor, natural daylight, secluded. Chandelier and candle on the wall dimmers. The Room is situated above the Ship street entrance opposite the doors into the Paganini. This Rooms has large window facing onto Ship Street. This Room is ideal for Small Meeting and can accommodate most set up styles. The room is also ideal for private dinners.


Capacity: up to 60

Dimensions: 82.4m2


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An attractive, modern room with natural daylight. Complete with a set boardroom table, this room can seat 25 on comfortable executive chairs. The Room is situated at the top of the stairs leading from the hotel lounges to the conference area.

Capacity: up to 50
Dimensions: 72m2

The Fecamp Lounge

The Fecamp Lounge is located on the ground floor, natural daylight, overlooking the sea. Chandelier and candle on the wall dimmers.

Capacity: up to 50
Dimensions: 77.22m2

The Tudor Room

The Tudor Room is located on the ground floor, wood beamed and panelled ceiling.
As the name suggest this room is in the Tudor style with exposed beams with a large Fireplace. This room is situated below the Paganini Room. This room is ideal for a break out room from either the Paganini or Gresham.

Capacity: up to 60
Dimension: 90.1m2

The Syndicate 1, 2 & 3

Syndicate rooms 1 to 3 are all situated together in a private corridor. This makes these rooms ideal for a small meetings with break out room, Interview rooms, or individual small meeting. All rooms are set with table & chairs and modern designs. These Syndicates are situated between two sets of stairs is does not fit under the fully accessibly category.

Syndicate 1 and 3:Capacity: up to 10 | Dimensions: 11.6m2
Syndicate 2: Capacity: up to 8 | Dimensions: 10m2

The Syndicate 4 & 5

Located on the first floor, situated between two sets of stairs is does not fit under the fully accessibly category – but with no obstructions within either and also natural daylight these rooms are modern in design and come with a temperature control unit within. Both rooms are set with table & chairs, and situated directly opposite on another.

Capacity: up to 15
Dimensions: 19.7m2

The Cellar Suite

Part of the original ‘Shippe Inn’, the intriguing cellars of The Old Ship Hotel date back to 1559; their story is entwined with the smuggling history of the Sussex coast and they provide a unique backdrop for a totally different dining experience.

Capacity: up to 28
Dimensions: 48.73m2


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