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Weddings at Duke of York’s

On what promises to be one of the best days of your life, what better place to hold the ceremony than in the location of some of the most romantic moments in history.

Duke of York’s, Brighton

The Duke of York’s Picturehouse is the oldest purpose built-cinema in the UK, and has the personality to match. Our historic site has brought joy to cinemagoers across the decades, and in 2009 we began bringing joy to newlyweds too!

It all started with Karlyn and Chris, a couple who were in love with each other and in love with the cinema. They liked the idea of having their wedding at the Duke’s so much that they bought us our civil ceremonies licence. The rest, as they say, is history, and we currently host around 15 ceremonies a year.

Emma Jane Photography

While it might seem unusual to hold your ceremony at a cinema, the Duke of York’s has proven over the years that it’s a gorgeous, kooky and romantic space for the occasion. With a team of dedicated staff on hand, you and your guests will be treated to a day you’ll never forget. Our projection facilities will enable you to personalise your day with photomontages and homemade films. Your names will be displayed on our traditional readograph, and your guests can be treated to Prosecco and popcorn in our bar and terrace.

However, these are only suggestions – we are chiefly committed to providing bespoke ceremonies, no two of which are ever the same. Couples will therefore be invited to meet our wedding specialist, Felicity, to ensure that your day is precisely what you’ve envisioned. In the past we’ve hosted a Back To The Future-themed wedding and a steampunk ceremony – so (almost) anything is possible! You can check out some examples of weddings we’ve held here and here.


Our competitive hire prices are as follows:
  • 2015 weekends = £1300 + VAT
  • 2015 weekdays = £1000 + VAT
  • 2016 weekends = £1500 + VAT
  • 2016 weekdays = £1200 + VAT

The hire price includes exclusive use of the cinema, decorations (red carpet, flowers as per wedding theme/colour scheme, balloons, confetti), popcorn for all guests, projection facilities, a picture in our programme, and a bespoke timeline.

Drinks offers are also available:
  • Jeio Prosecco = £19.20 per bottle (20% off our normal price)
  • Chapel Down English sparkling wine = £24 per bottle (20% off our usual price)
  • Corkage = £8 per bottle

If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to accommodating you and your guests at our cinema – a magical space where dreams become reality.

Watch highlights of Laura and Simon’s wedding which took place on 20th February 2015.