Make Memories with Your Loved Ones


Creating Cherished Memories for all the Family

Welcome to The Grand, where family celebrations come to life in the heart of Southampton. Our venue, steeped in history and elegance, offers a perfect backdrop for any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or holiday gathering, our stunning space can be tailored to your vision. Picture your loved ones gathered under our sparkling chandeliers, enjoying delicious food and drink in a warm, festive atmosphere.

Large & Flexible Capacity

With capacity for between 20 - 500 guests, The Grand and Rubys are the perfect venue for parties of any size.

Exclusive Party Venue

With no hidden costs, The Grand and Rubys are a multi-use party venue exclusively for you and your guests all night long.

Parties For Every Budget

From reunions to baby showers, our affordable options at The Grand and Rubys suit any budget. Just chat with our team.

Incredible Decorations

From fancy dress to black tie, enjoy the freedom to decorate the venue as you like.

Accessible City Location

Taxis home? Our central location makes everything easier for your family celebrations. Plus, we’re wheelchair accessible so everyone is welcome.

Party Past Midnight

With our late licence the party doesn’t stop till 2am, so keep dancing and order another round! 

The Grand hosted our extended family of 17 for lunch, for a 50th wedding anniversary for myself and my wife. Obviously it was important that it went well, and it certainly did! Food was copious and excellent, service attentive but not intrusive. Everyone had a great time. It really could not have been better.
Sarah G

the grand and Rubys party

Types of Family Celebrations We Host


A send off to remember, celebrate life with your loved ones.

Engagement Parties

Celebrate in our stunning ballroom and make memories for a lifetime.

Family Reunions

Create cherished memories, bond generations, and celebrate love at The Grand.


Welcome your new baby with a family party large or small.

Graduation Celebrations

Dance till the small hours at our graduation parties to remember.

Retirement Parties

Toast to your next chapter with space for all your old colleagues.

Wedding Anniversaries

Celebrate your wedding anniversary in style at The Grand

Milestone Celebrations

Make every decade special, Plan unique milestone birthday celebrations at The Grand

Have Another Idea?

Whatever your family is celebrating, The Grand is the perfect destination.

Celebration of Life

Honour Your Loved One’s Memory With a Thoughtful Wake

During this difficult time, let us help you create a meaningful and respectful wake to honor your loved one’s memory.

Truly unique occasions

Plan Your Perfect Family Celebrations

Ready to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones? Our dedicated team is here to help you plan every detail of your family celebration, ensuring a seamless and joyous event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! The Grand, and Rubys, is an exclusive venue, meaning when you host your party here the whole space will be just for you and your guests.
Of course! Although The Grand itself is a stunning setting for your party, you can add your own twist to the decor. Whether you’d like to add a special backdrop for professional event photos, turn The Grand into a Christmas grotto, or even decorate in blues or pinks for a gender reveal, it’s all possible.

The ballroom at The Grand can fit 180 seated dinner guests, or up to 400 guests without seating. But we’re not just a large party venue — smaller guest lists are welcome and we can curate the space to fit anywhere from 20 to 400 guests.

Absolutely! We know no party is complete without great music, so our team can help you select the perfect DJ or live band for your event. Looking for something a little different? From dancers to jazz bands, magicians to famous speakers, our team can help you bring your vision to life.
To check if your party date is available, request a callback from our party planning team. We’ll call you at a time that’s convenient for you, and we’ll help you get started planning your memorable event.
Yes, The Grand caters to a wide range of events with diverse dining options. Whether you’re planning a traditional gathering with classic meals or a modern event with contemporary cuisine, we offer menus to suit various tastes and preferences.

The Grand is an events venue and we don’t have accommodation on site, however we are pleased to offer guests accommodation at the nearby Ennios Boutique Hotel based on availability. If you have many guests travelling to your party, our central location makes it easy to find accommodation close by.

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

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