couple in wedding attire in sand dunes on beach

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: The Gallivant

Dreaming of a ridiculously romantic beach wedding, but not the long haul flights? General Manager Elise says “Set behind the dunes and enormous sandy beach beyond, we’re the closest thing you’ll get to the Hamptons, this side of the Atlantic.” Want to be out of the city but not compromise on a Hoxton-Style bar? Offering locally caught fish and English wine, the Gallivant is a win for the eco-conscious couple too. And with an on-site spa nestled in coastal gardens you really don’t need to go any further than the English South Coast for an out of this world wedding.

If you could use just five words to describe your venue to couples what would you say?

“Here to make you smile”.

Groom hugging guest at beach wedding

What’s your favourite Gallivant feature and why?

Hosting a drinks reception in the dunes overlooking our beach, it’s quite simply unique.

champagne toast at beach wedding
Photo courtesy of The Curries

Which weddings stand out for you – any weird or wonderful ones?

They are all amazing….but the best are when everyone really embraces our location; when wedding celebrations flow seamlessly between The Gallivant and the beach.

couple in wedding attire on deserted beach

Do you have a favourite time of year when The Gallivant really shines?

Probably April through to June and September to October. The sunsets in the autumn rival the Northern Lights and in the early summer it can be quite magical down here.

The Gallivant set up for wedding reception

What are some of the unique features of The Gallivant?

We have 20 beautiful bedrooms, a sitting room with a roaring log fire, a book lined Snug and a bar that looks like it was dropped in from Hoxton. Our dining room sits 80 comfortably and the coastal beach hut marquee can seat up to 100. Our mini spa, the Beach Hut, offers all brides and grooms some beautiful pampering on site, something that not many venues can offer. Basically everything is on site and guests don’t need to leave.

tables at the Gallivant venue set up for wedding reception
the Gallivant venue set up for wedding reception
Photo courtesy of The Curries

Do you have local suppliers that you work with?

We have a very curated list of specialist suppliers that we offer all our brides and grooms.

wedding bouquet with blush roses
mackerel dish on white plate

And finally The Gallivant lowdown -quick facts and stats:

What is your maximum guest capacity? 120 guests

Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies? Yes

What time is lights-out? Midnight

Do you have accommodation on site? Yes, 20 beautiful bedrooms

Do you have disabled access? Yes

Thanks so much Elise for showing us around! You can see more of the gorgeous Gallivant in our other posts here and here. The team would love to hear from you and help you plan your dream wedding by the sea, so go ahead and get in touch!

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