With an enviable spot, occupying a pretty double-fronted Georgian townhouse right on the Brighton seafront, Drakes could be all yours for an exclusive wedding for up to 40 guests.

Mike Page-Turner

They've got a licence to conduct civil ceremonies in the sea-facing lounge, 20 impeccably tasteful bedrooms for your guests, and the restaurant is a local hero in its own right, too.

This is the perfect choice for an intimate, sea-breezy sort of day. Bag the Feature Room, with its freestanding bath in front of huge sea-view windows, for your wedding night.

Ceremony capacity: 40; Packages per person: £51

Drakes; 01273 696934; www.drakesofbrighton.com