#1 Wedding Venue in Southampton

Your Picture Perfect Wedding Venue in the Heart of Southampton City Centre



The Most Iconic Wedding Venue in Southampton

The Grand, set in the iconic South Western House, has been hosting glittering weddings since doors first opened in 1872. Enjoy fine dining, then dance the night away on our Wedgewood dancefloor — your big day is filled with picture-perfect moments to remember.

Exclusive Use Just For You

Enjoy exclusive use of The Grand as standard, even on the weekends.

Elegant & Timeless Decor

The Grand’s high ceilings and glittering interiors are a sparkling backdrop to your big day.

Large Capacity Venue

Extend your guest list! The Grand’s large capacity means everyone’s invited.

Easily Accessible & Central

Our wedding venue in Southampton is conveniently located in the city, ensuring easy access and a hassle-free journey home for you and your guests.

On-site Parking

On-site parking subject to availability

Available All Year Round

Inspired by a seasonal wedding? From winter to spring, The Grand has availability on the wedding date of your dreams.

South Western House

A History of Hosting Weddings Since 1872

Many of South Western House features can still be seen today; including the original marble pillars in the former hotel lobby. There are only a couple of these rooms still to be seen in the UK, and most of them are in London. We are very fortunate to be connected to this part of history.

tailored to you

Bespoke Wedding Packages

Under sparkling chandeliers or in an intimate cocktail lounge, weddings at The Grand are bespoke to you. Toast your marriage with either the Churchill, the Chaplain, the Imperial, or the Empress wedding packages — weddings at The Grand suit every couple and every budget. 
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Luxurious Ceremonies & Receptions

Celebrate Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Grand’s Famous Ballroom

Where opulent chandeliers and high ceilings frame a large, customisable space. Offering historic charm since 1872, catering, parking, and the option to include Ruby’s late-night bar, promising unparalleled luxury.

Party into the small hours

Rubys - Southamptons Secret Intimate Wedding Venue

Its chic ambiance, legendary cocktails, and stunning decor offer a memorable setting for your special day. With a spacious dance floor and state-of-the-art sound, celebrate love and dance into the night.


Fully Licensed to Hold Wedding Ceremonies

Southampton City Council Grants Wedding License for the Historic South Western House. With a legacy embedded in the historic South Western House, The Grand stands as a testament to luxury and elegance, now offering couples the opportunity to tie the knot in a venue steeped in history since 1872. Recognised for its bespoke wedding packages, The Grand tailors every detail to the couple’s wishes, ensuring a truly personalised experience.

Southampton registry office

Whether You’re Tying the Knot With Us or the Registry Office, We're Right in the City Centre

No need for transportation! Your official ceremony at the Southampton registry office is just a stone’s throw away from your reception venue.

our wedding brochure

Download our comprehensive wedding brochure today!

Our expert team offers one-of-kind personalisation, a list of premier suppliers, and a penchant for those special details. Find out more in our brochure.


Start Planning Your Happily Ever After

Work with our events team and bring your dream day to life at The Grand Southampton.

Frequently Asked Questions

To book your wedding at The Grand, our premier wedding venue in Southampton, simply request a callback. Our events team will connect with you to discuss your vision, check date availability, and guide you through the booking process, ensuring you have all the necessary details for your special day.
The Grand, a distinguished wedding venue in Southampton, comfortably accommodates 180 guests for wedding celebrations. Offering packages starting from 60 day guests with options for additional evening attendees, it caters to both large gatherings and more intimate affairs. For smaller, intimate weddings or late-night events, Rubys, located downstairs, provides the perfect setting, embodying the flexibility and charm that The Grand offers for every unique wedding.
Yes, we’re excited to confirm that our prestigious wedding venue in Southampton, has a wedding licence. This allows us to host both your civil ceremony and reception, offering the convenience and elegance of celebrating your entire special day in one stunning location.

We’d love to welcome you to The Grand and Rubys wedding venue in Southampton. Simply request a call back to speak to our team, and we can book a visit for a time that suits you both.

While we have a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with The Grand and Rubys, we know that some couples have a specific vision in mind. We’re completely open to tailoring your wedding day to suit you. Request a call back from our team today to discuss how we can help build your dream day.

Our wedding venue in Southampton does not have rooms on site, however we can arrange a complimentary stay for the couple at the nearby Ennios Boutique Hotel on your wedding night. Guests are also welcome to stay at the Ennios based on availability. Just ask your wedding planner for more details.

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
Yes, the Southampton Registry Office is conveniently located near The Grand, making it an ideal wedding venue in Southampton for couples looking to have their civil ceremony and reception in close proximity

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