LAST UPDATED:  14 May 2015 at 5:00pm

You'll find this intimate New England-style hotel perched among the rolling dunes of the striking Camber Sands coastline. The hotel is licensed to host ceremonies for up to 120 people, but The Gallivant is also happy to suggest alternative nearby locations, including a lighthouse next to the beach.

THE BEST WATERSIDE WEDDING VENUES

We adore those nostalgic, laid-back vibes; picture canapés delivered in picnic hampers, funky flip-flops provided for all your guests and a beach hut decked out with reclaimed driftwood benches and lime-washed chairs. This is pure summer loving.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Package cost per head: £95; www.thegallivant.co.uk

LAST UPDATED:  18 July 2014 at 3:31pm

Simon Fay, 31, married Sarah Egan, 33, in May 2013. He says:

"We chose Camber because Sarah had spent many happy days on the beach there as a child. The Gallivant was the perfect relaxed venue; we wanted our guests to feel as if they were on holiday. The hotel also offered us the chance to have canapés and cocktails among the sand dunes before bringing our guests into the marquee, which we loved. It was blowing a gale but it ended up as the best part of the day."

Ceremony capacity: 150; Package per head: £95; www.thegallivanthotel.com

THE BEST BEACH WEDDING VENUES

LAST UPDATED:  9 May 2013 at 11:10am

Hidden away behind the rolling dunes of Camber Sands, The Gallivant is just waiting to be your very own beach-house wedding location - 18 bedrooms included.

Exchange vows in the New England room before swapping your heels for flip-flops and strolling across the sand for cocktails and canapés in the hotel's Beach Hut marquee, decorated with shells and starfish.

Come nightfall, lanterns cast a flickering glow across the deserted golden sand.

Ceremony capacity: 150; Packages per person: £85

The Gallivant; 01787 225057; www.thegallivanthotel.com