Kirsty McCulloch

The Heart of Family Celebrations in Southampton

May 29 2024

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At The Grand, we bring your family celebrations to life in the heart of Southampton. Our venue, steeped in history and elegance, provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or holiday gathering, our stunning space can be tailored to your vision. Imagine your loved ones gathered under our sparkling chandeliers, enjoying delicious food and champagne in a warm, festive atmosphere.

Types of Bookings Offered


Celebrate the life of a loved one in a respectful and serene environment. At The Grand, we understand the importance of honouring the memory of your loved ones with dignity and grace. Our serene and elegant setting provides a peaceful backdrop for a funeral wake, allowing family and friends to come together and share cherished memories. Our attentive staff will ensure that every detail is handled with care, offering support and compassion during this difficult time. The Grand is committed to providing a comforting space where you can celebrate a life well-lived.

Engagement Parties

Our venue is one of the best engagement party venues Southampton has to offer. Celebrate your love and commitment in the elegant surroundings of The Grand. Our stunning venue can be tailored to create the perfect atmosphere for your engagement party, whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration. With flexible capacity options, exquisite décor, and top-notch service, The Grand ensures your engagement party will be a memorable event. Our experienced team will work closely with you to plan every detail, from catering to entertainment, ensuring your special day is everything you’ve dreamed of.

Family Reunions

Reconnect with family in our spacious and accommodating venue. The Grand is the ideal location for hosting family reunions, offering a versatile space that can accommodate gatherings of all sizes. Our central location makes it convenient for family members traveling from near and far. Enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can catch up with relatives, share stories, and create new memories together. Our dedicated staff will assist in coordinating activities and catering to ensure your family reunion is a joyous and seamless family celebration. Celebrate the bonds of family in the beautiful setting of The Grand.

Picture of a group out for a family celebration at rubys


We are among the top christening venues Southampton families choose for their special day. Celebrate this sacred occasion in the elegant and welcoming environment of The Grand. Our venue offers a serene and sophisticated backdrop for your child’s christening, providing ample space for your family and guests to gather and celebrate. With customisable décor and catering options, we ensure that every detail reflects the importance of this special day. Our attentive staff will work with you to create a memorable christening family celebration, making The Grand the preferred choice for families in Southampton.

Graduation Celebrations

Mark academic achievements in style. Celebrate your hard-earned success at The Grand, where we offer a sophisticated and festive environment for graduation celebrations. Whether you are marking the completion of school, college, or university, our venue provides the perfect setting for recognising your achievements. Enjoy delicious food, celebratory drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere as you toast to your accomplishments with family and friends. Our flexible capacity and customisable options ensure that your graduation family celebration is tailored to your preferences, making it a truly memorable event.

Retirement Parties

Celebrate milestones at one of the premier retirement party venues. The Grand is the perfect place to honour a lifetime of achievements and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. Our elegant venue provides a refined and festive atmosphere for retirement parties, with flexible space to accommodate gatherings of all sizes. Whether you prefer a formal dinner or a casual reception, our team will work with you to create an event that reflects the retiree’s personality and accomplishments. Enjoy exceptional service, delicious cuisine, and a memorable celebration at The Grand.

Milestone Birthdays

From 18th to 80th, we make birthdays unforgettable. Celebrate life’s important milestones at The Grand, where we offer a stunning setting for birthday parties of all ages. Our venue can be tailored to suit any theme or style, ensuring your birthday celebration is unique and memorable. With a capacity to host both intimate gatherings and large parties, The Grand provides a versatile space that can be decorated to your specifications. Enjoy excellent catering, lively entertainment, and top-notch service as you celebrate your special day with family and friends.

Decorations from a Birthday party in Southampton hosted at the grand

Wedding Anniversaries

Whether it’s your 1st or your 50th wedding anniversary, our venue is ideal for commemorating your special day. Celebrate your enduring love and commitment at The Grand, where we offer an elegant and romantic setting for wedding anniversaries. Our venue provides the perfect backdrop for both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations, with flexible capacity options and customisable décor. Enjoy a sumptuous meal, champagne toasts, and a warm, festive atmosphere as you reminisce about your journey together. Our attentive staff will ensure that every detail is perfect, making your anniversary celebration truly unforgettable.

Why The Grand and Rubys is the Best Option in Southampton for Family Celebrations

Our venue boasts a large and flexible capacity, accommodating between 20 to 500 guests, making it perfect for gatherings of any size. The Grand and Rubys offer an exclusive party venue with no hidden costs, ensuring you have the space entirely to yourselves. We pride ourselves on catering to every budget, with options that range from intimate reunions to grand baby showers. Our team is ready to help you plan every detail.

What Makes The Venue Special: Its History

The Grand is not just a venue; it’s a piece of Southampton’s history. Steeped in elegance, it offers a timeless charm that enhances any celebration. Our venue allows for incredible decorations, giving you the freedom to transform the space to match your vision, whether it’s a fancy dress event or a black-tie affair. Located centrally, The Grand is easily accessible, making it convenient for all your guests, including those who need wheelchair access.

Our late licence means the party doesn’t stop till 2am, allowing you to keep dancing and enjoying the night. As one of our customers shared, “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.”

Ready to host your next family celebration at The Grand?

Visit our Family Celebrations page to learn more and book your event at one of the top engagement party venues Southampton, christening venues Southampton, and funeral wake venues Southampton has to offer. Make your special occasion unforgettable with The Grand and Rubys.