Funeral Receptions, Wakes and Celebration of Life Events

Funeral receptions, wakes and celebration of life events can be held here at the Hydro Hotel, located only 4 miles from Eastbourne Crematorium, East Sussex. Our peaceful elevated location has far reaching sea views, private gardens, ample parking and a range of function rooms.

We can offer a traditional afternoon buffet or finger buffet. The afternoon buffet includes a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and pastries served with two cups of tea or coffee per person and is priced from £18 per person. Finger buffets comprise of 6 or 8 items that include a selection of assorted sandwiches with a large menu of hot items to choose from, priced from £19 per person.

Our three private function rooms can host receptions from 15 to 130 guests. Included in the price we offer projectors in each room to enable slideshows and music.

The Meads Room & Drawing Room

Located on the ground floor, the Meads and Drawing Rooms are ideal for smaller receptions and offer easy access. They adjoin the comfortable Drawing Room and will accommodate spaciously up to 35 guests.

The Wedgwood Room

The Wedgwood Room is an elegant venue, situated on the first floor, decorated in the Wedgwood Blue theme featuring a large private balcony with sea views. The Wedgwood Room can accommodate up to 80 guests.

The Garden Suite 

The largest of our function rooms, this purpose built, air-conditioned suite, situated on the ground floor, enjoys sea views and a large patio leading to our picturesque gardens. There is also a private bar and reception area. The Garden Suite accommodates up to 130 guests.

Our professional team is on-hand to help you at this difficult time to ensure the reception runs smoothly. We will also be available on the day to aid any guests that need more assistance.


Call 01323 720643 or email for further information.