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“OPPULENCE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion
Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
44 1273 290900
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
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Owner description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of classical and Indian styles, which has been labeled as "Hindu-Gothic."
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“OPPULENCE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

You have to go to see it when you visit Brighton. Very quirky building with great history. Even if you do not go in, great to walk around. Great this time of year, as the ice rink is open.

Visited November 2012
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“well worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

If you want to see how 18th century royals partied and caroused, then this is the place.
With sample menu in the kitchen, renewed and refurbished rooms and fittings, it is every bit the place to see how the royals partied before the scrutiny of modern media.

The wallpapers and hangings are luxirous, the chandeliers massive and ornate, every corner is decorated to the hilt.

we enjoyed our visit and imagining how good and wild the parties could have been!!

there is a lot to see, including the usual tat in the shop. We left laughing and amused though, and it is thoroughly in keeping wiht the high living themes of this alternative town.

Visited November 2012
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“Extraordinary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Fantastic place never realised what to expect well worth the entrance money. Try the tea rooms this was good too.

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“Well Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Having visited Brighton a few times we decided we should finally go to the Pavillion and see what it's all about and we're so glad we did.
It's an amazing building with so much detail inside the dragon chandeliers are amazing to look at with so much detail i dont know how it was all done back in the day!

Visited October 2012
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“Wedding Ceremony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Our Son and his Fiancee were married in the Red Drawing Room at the Royal Pavilion last weekend. The room is amazing (and not available to see as part of the tour), painted and decorated so ornately like the rest of the Pavilion, with lovely red walls and amazing palm topped pillars holding up the ceiling, perfect room for a cold but bright November afternoon.

The Officials were all very friendly and explained what was about to happen, the ceremony as one expects from a Registry Office, time for photographs of the signing of the register before the newlyweds were taken in to the main part of the Pavilion for official photographs.

The whole party (around 50, maximum capacity) were then taken out to the garden and colonnades for more photographs. Unfortunately before the Photographer could finish an alarm was set off and we had to leave the garden and stand in the main drag. As it was cold and there seemed no sign of us going back to the garden to finish off the photos the Bride and Groom left in their car and then so did we.

We only felt sorry for the next wedding party, where the Bride must have just entered the room when the alarm went off - don't know how long their delay was and the surprise must have been spoiled.

Would highly recommend this as a wedding venue.

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