The Most Iconic Party Venue in The Heart of Southampton

With its glittering decor and a storied history, The Grand and Rubys have been home to legendary private parties and live events in Southampton for over a century.

The Grand & Rubys

Party the Night Away Under Sparkling Chandeliers

The drinks are flowing and delicious party food is served — all you need to do is simply enjoy the night in our luxurious venue. With exclusive use for you and your guests, The Grand and Rubys suits any occasion.

chirstmas at the grand

Get in early for Christmas 2024

Venue Hire

What we do at
The Grand and Rubys


Elegant and refined, plan your big day at The Grand.

Corporate Events

Make memories and party to impress, hold your corporate event here.

Private Parties

From reunions to celebrations, host elite parties in our venues.

Birthday Celebrations

Unforgettable birthday parties happen only at The Grand and Rubys.

Live Events

Live bands, dancing, and more – enjoy an exceptional night out.

Afternoon Tea

A twist on traditional, Afternoon Tea is served (with bubbles!)

Corporate Venue Hire

Our Clients Include

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Keep Your Dancing Shoes On in Rubys Cocktail Bar

Our intimate cocktail lounge is the perfect place to end the night. With a late licence, an exquisite drinks menu, and a vibing dancefloor, the party keeps going downstairs in Rubys.
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Take a Step Inside

Discover the magic of our interiors, where the cocktails flow and your party guests mingle.

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What’s on at The Grand and Rubys

July 26 2024

The Queens of Soul and Motown

August 17 2024

Our Traditional Afternoon Tea (August)

September 19 2024

Frizz & Frolics

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Host Your Dream Party at The Grand and Rubys

Whatever you envision, our expert party planners will help you bring your dream to life.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Grand is located in central Southampton in the iconic South Western House. With our central location we’re easily accessible for party guests and you’ll have no trouble getting a taxi home!
Yes! The Grand is our sparkling upstairs ballroom location, whereas Rubys is our intimate cocktail lounge downstairs. Both venues are available for private parties.
Absolutely! We take accessibility seriously and strive to be welcome to everyone. If you’re worried about accessibility issues for your event, contact our team now and we’ll talk you through how we can accommodate you.

Our availability is flexible, but if you have a date that you’d like, then it’s best to book as far in advance as possible. To enquire about our venue hire availability, contact the team now.

Of course! We host both private parties and corporate events at The Grand and at Rubys.

The Grand can host private parties from 20 to 400 people across both floors. Contact our team to discover more about hosting your party here.

Yes, on-site parking is subject to availability and public car parks are also close by.  The Grand and Rubys is easily accessible for every one of your invitees