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Launched in July 2010 The Ocean Suite has been a very popular venue to celebrate Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Airbourne and Christmas with ample conference facilities available to cater from 8 people in the Victoria Suite to 180 people in the Ocean Suite. The Ocean Suite is a stunning venue at which to hold the most special day of your life, with panoramic views across the South Coast. The Ocean Suite offers a beautiful space where you can celebrate uninterruptedly with your friends and family.

The suite is reached via stairs up to a private traditional terrace area which offers unbeatable 360 degrees sea views.  The suite can hold up to 180 guests in this unique venue. Guests can enjoy the comfortable surroundings and state of the art facilities in the suite and then walk out onto the roof terrace and private sun deck.

As you arrive into the Ocean Suite the sense of space and light is amazing. The suite is glass to three sides and bathed in natural light which gives a spectacular feeling of being on board a luxury boat.

The room itself has been given a cool finish of light creams and jet black which compliment the champagne bar decor running almost the full length of the back wall.  The striking lighting gives a crisp feel to the whole room which is a complete contrast with the blue of the ocean surrounding the suite.


The Ocean Suite

The Ocean Suite is the largest conference and event room available at The Eastbourne Pier – which offers unbeatable 360 degree sea views. The Ocean Suite can cater for up to 180 seated at tables or 250 for a Reception. Guests can enjoy the comfortable surroundings and state of the art facilities at The Ocean Suite and then walk onto the adjacent Private Roof Terrace. The Ocean Suite can be set up in a variety of styles including; Boardroom, Cabaret, Theatre and as a Reception Space for numbers up to 180 people.


The Victoria Suite

The Victoria Suite is one of the newest conference rooms available at The Eastbourne Pier – with its stunning views of the English Channel and beautiful surroundings. This room is suitable for a Boardroom Style for 16 people or for a Reception Style gathering for 25 people. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, with two exquisite marble tables and high back wooden chairs, The Victoria Suite will impress. There is a small kitchenette area to have refreshments available for your conference.

Half Day (4 hrs or less) - £65.00
Full Day (4 hrs and over) - £100.00


The Albert Suite

The Albert Suite being slightly smaller than The Victoria Suite has the suitability for a Boardroom style meeting for 16 people. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, the Albert Suite is a lovely addition to our portfolio.

Half Day (4 hrs or less) - £65.00
Full Day (4 hrs and over) - £100.00


The Alice Suite

The Alice Suite is adjacent to The Albert Suite and can be used as a waiting room for clients or a breakout room from your main meeting room for refreshments and or luncheon. Recently refurbished with leather sofas and marble coffee tables, The Alice Suite is a fantastic choice as a syndicate room from your main meeting room.  The Alice Suite can be blocked off from The Albert Suite should want to hold two separate meeting rooms.  Toilet access is available via The Alice Suite.

Half Day (4 hrs or less) - £35.00
Full Day (4 hrs and over) - £60.00

Conference. Additional information...

Victoria OR Albert and Alice Suite

Half Day (4 hrs or less) - £85.00
Full Day (4 hrs and over) - £145.00

All rooms booked for conferences will be set up with Paper, Pencils and Jugs of Water

Additional Extras:

Tea/ Coffee - £2.50 per person per serving
Tea/ Coffee/ Biscuits - £3.00 per person per serving
Tea/ Coffee/ Danish Pastries - £4.00 per person per serving (Selection of Danish available)
Tea/ Coffee/ Cake - £5.00 per person per serving (Selection of cakes provided)

Luncheon is available and we can prepare a menu to suite your needs and budget involved – we can offer a formal sit down menu to a standard buffet option. Some examples include:
Traditional Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce and Mushy Peas - £10.50 per person
Selection of Sandwiches, Crisps, Salad and Chips - £7.50 per person
If you want to enquire further or make a booking, then please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Office on 01323 748710/ 01323 748700 or email and one of our dedicated Sales Team will get in contact with you.


The Ocean Suite is a stunning venue at which to hold the most spectacular day of your life. With panoramic views across the South Coast, The Ocean Suite offers a beautiful space where you can celebrate uninterrupted with your friends and family.

The Ocean Suite has been approved from Civil Marriages and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. Please note that although there is no charge to hold the ceremony at the venue you are still required to booked the registrar and their services for the day, please contact us for more details.

The Ocean Suite wedding venue is located at the end of the Eastbourne Pier, reached via stairs to a private traditional terrace area, perfect for your drink reception, the suite can hold up to 180 guests and is glassed to three sides and bathes in natural light which gives a spectacular feeling of being on board a luxury boat.

Our Summer Weddings are based on all weddings booked throughout May to September.

Included in all Wedding packages, The Ocean Suite is available to you from 9am till 2am.

For more information about our current Wedding Packages, please click HERE


Want to keep up to date with our current events at The Ocean Suite – check out our Facebook page –

Sussex Day 2017

Sussex Day takes place on June 16th and is a county day that celebrates the historic county of Sussex along the south coast. Sussex Day celebrates that rich heritage and culture of Sussex. The Eastbourne Pier will be hosting an evening of celebrations including a three course meal and entertainment in The Ocean Suite at the end of the Pier.

To book your tickets, please contact Pete Lindsey via or 07710 934 574

We look forward to seeing you there!

Airbourne At The Ocean Suite

Airbourne is a fantastic event in Eastbourne and there is no better place to enjoy the flying displays then the open terrace area of the Ocean Suite.

On Friday 18th August we will be hosting a corporate luncheon.

Both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th we will be having a BBQ for all the family. A perfect day for all the family.

Call 01323 748710 to book your place.

Christmas Party Nights

Come and celebrate the Christmas Party Night season in style with The Ocean Suite - its unrivalled views and surroundings is the perfect place to celebrate and dance the night away! We are fully booked for 2016, however we have availability for 2017. For more information or to book, please call our sales office on 01323 748710 or email:


The Ocean Suite is reached via stairs up to a private upper area of the pier above the existing Waterfront bar. The main entrance is classy and elegant with black and white pictures mapping out Eastbourne's history.

The Ocean Suite is available to hire for private parties from Birthdays to Informal Wedding Reception’s.

We can provide many catering options for you including Finger Buffets and Informal Fish and Chip Supper by the Sea and a BBQ, for more information download our menus. (Evening Buffet, Fish and Chip Supper, BBQ, Wine Menu)

The room hire charges are a minimum of £495.00 and this allows you access to The Ocean Suite from 9.00am till 2.00am.

Security is required for any private party that takes place within The Ocean Suite, this is something that we can arrange for you or you can provide your own (subject to discussion with your Event Manager).


Food Options - so many options and so little time!

28th January 2017

Wedding Breakfast, Banqueting Menu, Finger Buffet, Hot Buffet, Cold Buffetand BBQ –there are so many options available for you – you need to decide what you want to have!

The way that we approach this, we always advise you to decide what you wantto have and then from there, we can adapt the menu to be suitable for all dietary requirements.

Wedding Breakfast

This is the first meal that you eat together as a Married Couple, like the first meal of the day...Breakfast! 

Banqueting Menu – 

This is typically a three or four course menu for a large event such as a gala dinner, awards ceremony or a fundraiser event.

Finger Buffet – 

This is a selection of hot and cold options that you can pick up and eat with your fingers, including; sausage rolls, cheese and pineapple on sticks, bite size doughnuts and mini chocolate brownies.

Hot Buffet – 

This is a choice of hot food that does require a fork to eat but not to sit down at a table, options could include; curry,bolognese, samosas or pastas.

Cold Buffet –

This is a choice of cold dishes such as a meat selection, cheeses and breads with pickles, olives and quiche.


Exactly as it says on the tin! Who cannot resist a BBQ?

Buffets...our best piece of advice for a buffet is never cater for the wholeparty – usually we recommend that you cater for 75% of the expected numbers, this amount is sufficient for your party – unless you are planning on doinga buffet instead of a main meal, then we strongly suggest that you cater forthe full numbers.

Weddings, birthdays, lifetime celebrations - a great event takes time to prepare. Here is our guide to help you prepare to plan your big event.

12th December 2016

"I don't know" is the most common answer to our first question "What would you like to do?" when it comes to organising an event, from a meal with friends to a full Wedding Day but at the moment it is the season for Christmas Party Nights - it can be a daunting task - but we are here to help you!

Our suggestions when you begin organising an event:

1.      Pick a variety of dates in preferred order

2.      Have an approximate number of invited guests

3.      Buffet or Sit Down Menu?

4.      Dietary requirements?

5.      Timetable what you need and when

6.      Budget! Budget! Set a Budget!

Eastbourne Pier is the home to one of Eastbourne's largest event space with the capacity of 150 seating to 200 reception. The Ocean Suite is located at the end of Eastbourne Pier with its stunning views of the English Channel it is a spectacular and elegantly decorated room to host any event.

Sheikh Abid Gulzar hosted his annual Black Tie Dinner event on Friday, 2nd December 2016 to celebrate the purchase of Eastbourne Pier in November 2015 - we are pleased to say that the Mayor of Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell MP and other distinguished guests were able to attend. This event took about six weeks to plan from the initial stages of planning a guest list to the table decorations, seating arrangements and place cards to deciding on our menu and how to serve it - this included an award winning Champion Local Sussex Turkey.

The most important thing that we can advise is that it does take time to arrange any event, so make sure that you give yourself a realistic time frame to arrange it and remember that lists are the key thing and it feels good to tick them off!


"Firstly, thank you for hosting our event on the 3rd March. I wanted to wait and gather my thoughts and also to get a grand total before a wrote to you. I can now confirm that we raised £2072.26p From the nights entertainment.

From the moment we started talking about the event I knew that I was in safe hands. The closer we got to the 3rd it was clear that it would run smoothly.

I have to say though that I wasn't expecting it to run as smoothly as it did. You always expect something to stand out as something we could have done better but not on the 3rd. The food was fabulous. The staff were friendly and courteous. Even to the point of going off to get a hot chocolate from god knows where. When Ruben took over towards the end of the evening you might think that there would be a slight glitch on the hand over but it kept on running smoothly. I have to say that Chris at the bar was a very pleasant and friendly chap. A real asset to the company.

But without the help of Fran we wouldn't have been able to make the evening what we wanted. Because of the charities we were trying to raise money for I was getting a bit stressed that things wouldn't be right. But Fran really went above and beyond and made the evening really special. I haven't heard a bad word from anyone about the evening. Everyone felt welcomed and found the venue a happy place to be. I don't think this would have been possible without Fran at The Helm. A real ambassador for the Lions Group.

Thank you for a fabulous evening"

Nick Moon – Friday 3rd March 2017

"This was the first time we'd held one of our cream tea fundraisers in the Ocean Suite on the Pier and I was delighted with the success of the whole event. The cream tea itself was absolutely delicious with a good range of sandwiches, cakes and obviously the traditional scones, cream and jam. We'd had to move from our originally venue on the pier of their Victorian Tea Room, as the number of bookings exceeded their capacity.

So the Ocean Suite had to live up to high expectations! And I can say, hand on heart, that the stunning views, the exemplary service provided by the staff and the delicious cream tea all ensured it was a very successful event for us. I was also pleased it gave an opportunity for a lot of our older members and supporters to support one of our fundraisers more up their street rather than a late, formal evening dinner. Full marks to the Lion Group for ensuring we all had such an enjoyable spring afternoon on our beautiful, iconic Eastbourne Pier."

Former Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd - Sunday 19th March 2017

"We used the Ocean Suite for our annual staff ball which included a 3 course sit down meal and disco afterwards for 105 people. The setting is beautiful and the staff and management could not do enough to ensure the ball went smoothly. Fran was very accommodating and co-ordinated the event very well. The menu was varied and the wine selection very good"

Ashley Gardens - Saturday 14th January 2017

"We want to personally thank you and all of the team at the Ocean Suite Eastbourne Pier for making our special day go so well. Your help and advise in the preparation all paid off: on the big day everything went as planned and the venue looked brilliant. Everybody that attended the wedding had an excellent time and they all commented what a great, unique and well organised venue it was. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone. Fran want to thank you for all your efforts in advance of the wedding and on the day itself, it was greatly appreciated. Finally also a big thanks for even organising the sun for appearing for the whole day - no mean feat for December!"

Keith and Ken -  17th December 2016

"The venue is beautiful, spacious and clean. The staff, each and everyone, very were very well turned out and polite a credit to the Pier"

Scotty, Bourne Out and Eastbourne Pride 2017 - Thursday 17th November 2016

"We had such a brilliant day, thank you for all of your help, I want to do it all again!

It was so great to be able to use the decking and the stairs now the scaffolding has gone.

The food was lovely, really tasty and it was great that all of the special requests with food could be catered for. It was brilliant that our late guest had his dinner saved for him too.

All the staff were so lovely and helpful and looked after us brilliantly after you had gone.

Even the night before, the gator was ready and waiting when we arrived and everyone was really helpful.

There are only small things we can comment on - it would have been good to have had a nice stand for the table plan to sit on instead of the white board; and we did receive a few comments about the DJ - the music was so loud people couldn't have any conversations and a few people asked him to turn it down a little bit quite a lot of times and he kept putting it back up again after a few songs. Also he wasn't dressed very smartly for a wedding - I hadn't really noticed, but a few family members mentioned it. Saying that we also received compliments about the DJ and the great tunes he played! They really are such small things and didn't take away from the brilliant venue, good organisation, everything was perfect - thank you.”

Helen and Marcus Richardson – Saturday 22nd October 2016

"The first thing I have to mention is the view, WOW, it’s incredible.  The panoramic scenery is breath taking and was the perfect back-drop to our event.  I also can’t thank Fran enough for her support in organizing the event, nothing was too much trouble.  On the night, we were well looked after, all our guests needs were catered for and everything ran perfectly, just as planned!"

 Sophie Wilkinson – Thursday 22nd September 2016

"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed last Friday at the Ocean Suite, the food and service were excellent and it is a great venue.

Could you keep me informed about any events you may have in the future which we would be able to attend. 

On behalf of Eileen, Keith, Jenny and myself, many thanks"

Bruce Hardwick – Saturday 12th August 2016

"Hi Fran

We had a great day in the Ocean Suite on the 9th August.

The room was great for our needs – enough space to lay out our equipment, it was easy and close access to our shooting on the pier.

Sarah, your member of staff who looked after us was brilliant, helping us quickly and efficiently wherever she could. It was particularly good that she was there whilst we were out shooting as we left her looking after thousands of pounds worth of equipment and clothing.

Other staff on the pier were really helpful too, giving us directions, carrying and moving things for us. The small buggy and trailer was great for moving equipment up and down the pier.

You made our shoot a lot easier in many ways. I would be very happy to shoot here again"

Sue Batley – Kyle, Rico Design – 9th August 2016

"The event went very well and the feedback I have received  has been very positive.

There was plenty of good food. I thought initially there wouldn't be enough but my fears were unfounded.

The quality of the food and the service we received from everyone was excellent.

The comment you may wish to consider is the lack of signage  to the stairs leading to the Ocean Suite. Although we had personnel at the pier entrance and at the foot of the stairs, latecomers were at a loss to find the  Ocean Suite when these people left their posts.

There's not much you can do about the absence of a lift to the Suite for those with walking difficulties. However, we were very grateful for the use of the buggy.

Once again, thank you for hosting our event."

U3A - Friday 22nd July 2016

"First and foremost, we both want to thank you so much for everything you have done both leading up to and on the big itself, you were absolutely amazing Fran, total super woman. Thank you for being there the day before helping us set up and especially to you and to your team on getting the scaffolding covered up for us, which really made it all look lovely on the approach to the building.

Everything was fabulous - with the exception of the main course which I know we spoke about on the day, just comments to the chef that the lamb wasn't at all like the dish we signed off on, and the halloumi dish was a little inconsistent with some guests having quail eggs and others not, and all with tartar sauce which Max really dislikes. Some guests have since also mentioned that they didn't all receive canapes.

Other than the main meals/canape mystery, the starter and dessert were lovely.  Walking on to the pier to the Bruno Mars song was amazing and a lovely touch also :) We both had a lovely time and all of our guests were taken aback with how stunning the Ocean Suite looked. I think we were also very lucky with the weather - a perfect day!"

Julia and Max West - Sunday 26th June 2016

"Dear Fran, Thanks for all your hard work sorting out our impossible requests and helping to make our day really special"

Angel and David - 28th May 2016

"I start off with a big thank you for sorting out a fabulous party for me it couldn't of gone better everyone enjoyed themselves and said how great the venue was. The ones who stay also were happy with the room"

Daniel Keeping - 30 April 2016

"Thank you for all of your help regarding the planning of our wedding, we had a magical day. Please can you pass on our thanks to Manas and the team. We had the greatest day"

Zoe and Phil - 26th March 2016