This Brighton Registry Office Wedding was a simple affair – just how Katy and Rob wanted it. These two had been engaged for seven years, and weren’t too keen on having a “proper” wedding. Especially as they also now had a small child.

What they wanted was time. Time with friends. Time with family, and above all, time with their son and each other. After the loss of Katy’s mum, they realised only today is a guarantee.

Brighton holds a special place in their hearts, so it was a natural choice to invite their nearest and dearest for a Brighton Registry intimate wedding. 

Originally planning on a pub reception, they found themselves falling in love with The Marine Room at the Brighton Harbour Hotel wedding venue. 

Getting Ready for wedding at Brighton Harbour Hotel

Most of the day was spent at Brighton Habour Hotel wedding venue. The hotel is a beautiful seafront venue in central Brighton.

Katy got ready in her room with her sister and two best mates. She was so nervous (might be my most nervous bride to date!), but equally incredibly radiant! 

Katy chose a gorgeous Catherine Deane two-piece and her relaxed approach to her outfit had us all laughing. She hadn’t checked if her shoes matched and didn’t realise the top was a crop top till after she’d bought the gown. 

Once dressed, it was off to Brighton Town Hall. Katy was a bit nervous about The Children’s Parade being the same day, and had a good laugh that we only came across one tiny bit of evidence a parade was even going on. Can you spot it?

Brighton Harbour Hotel bride getting read
Brighton Harbour Hotel wedding bouquet in window
Bride getting ready at Harbour Hotel with old pier through window
Bride getting ready at Harbour Hotel wedding venue
casual brighton wedding ceremony with bride in jean jacket
Brighton Town Hall wedding registry ceremony
Brighton town hall wedding with bride in jean jacket
Brighton Town Hall Council Chambers wedding ceremony with dad and young son
Council Chambers wedding ceremony in Brighton Registry Office
Brighton registry office council chambers wedding ceremony
intimate wedding ceremony at Brighton Town Hall Council Chambers
wedding ceremony at Brighton Register office
Brighton town hall wedding ceremony
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Brighton town hall wedding confetti toss
Confetti toss outside Brighton registry office
Confetti toss at Brighton town hall
Brighton town hall wedding ceremony outside venue
Brighton Family photography in The Lanes
The Lanes Brighton family photography
Brighton Family photography in Brighton Lanes
Brighton family photography at the beach
Brighton Harbour Hotel and Spa wedding reception decor
Harbour Hotel wedding breakfast reception decor
wedding speeches at Brighton Harbour Hotel
Toast to bride at Brighton Harbour Hotel wedding venue
Best man speech at Brighton Harbour Hotel wedding venue
Brighton Harbour Hotel wedding venue child friendly venue
Brighton wedding photography at beach
Wedding photography by Brighton Pier
Brighton wedding photography at the beach
Beach wedding photography Brighton Pier
Brighton beach couple photography on their wedding day
Brighton Harbour Hotel and Spa wedding moments with guests
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Brighton wedding photography on the promenade

Group wedding portrait outside Brighton Harbour Hotel

Brighton Registry Office Wedding in May

Many marriages and civil partnerships have taken place at Brighton Register Office, as it’s an absolutely beautiful listed building. It has three civil ceremonies rooms, with the Fitzherbert Room being the smallest.

Because of Covid regulations in place at the time, Rob and Katy opted for a Council Chambers at Brighton Town Hall wedding.

The Council Chambers is the largest ceremony room for weddings at Brighton Town Hall. The room can hold up to 120 guests, but Katy and Rob only had about 40 people for their Brighton wedding. 

The Regency Room at Brighton Town Hall is my absolute favourite for Brighton weddings. However, the Council Chambers is a close call with all the gorgeous wooden carvings and details. 

Wedding at Brighton Habour Hotel

Once the I Do’s were exchanged, we headed back to Brighton Habour Hotel wedding venue. The drinks reception was held in a private area by the bar, and was the perfect space for guests to mingle and enjoy delicious hors devours.

And then once The Marine Room was ready for the wedding breakfast, it was on to the toasts! 

Wedding suppliers at Brighton Registry Office and Habour Hotel

The Habour Hotel is the perfect blank canvas for a wedding. If you’d like to use the suppliers from this Brighton wedding, here is the roll call:

Catering: Brighton Habour Hotel

Prop Hire: Co-Hire
Wedding dress: Catherine Dean
HMUA: Hannah Monk
Florist: Gingerlily Brighton
Cake: Bunston Bakes
Rings: Tiffanys

Till the next wedding bells ring,


Kelsie Scully is a Brighton wedding photographer for couples looking for timeless photography that is relaxed, fun and natural.