We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family in coming to terms with the loss of a loved one,
and organising a celebration of your loved one’s life may not be at the forefront of your mind, that’s where we can help.

Private Event Rooms

We take great pride in giving you the chance to share all your happy memories with loved ones in our beautiful private event rooms. Our experienced team will talk you through your options, providing sensitivity, respect, and professionalism while helping you to create a memorable celebration for your loved one.

We have two lovely rooms which we could offer for a celebration of life depending on the number of guests you expect to be in attendance...

Located on the 1st floor, above the reception so has a lovely corner and front-facing view of Eastbourne seafront towards the Pier. This room can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 30 guests with space for a buffet table or 40 guests on round tables if you are having afternoon tea.

Located on the 1st floor, it has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Eastbourne seafront towards the Wish Tower. The Martello Suite also has a private bar which can be available to you if your numbers are 40+. This room can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 80 guests for a buffet.

Catering Options

We offer a variety of catering options to suit your needs for your Celebration of Life event.

Whether you prefer a formal Afternoon Tea with delicate finger sandwiches and scones, or a more relaxed Finger Buffet with a variety of hot and cold selections, we can cater to your preferences.

All packages include tea & coffee, and you can customise your menu with additional items to perfectly suit your requirements.

We accommodate to all dietary requirements including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.


If you’re attending a wake at The View Hotel Eastbourne and have friends and family coming from afar, you may want to consider staying overnight at our hotel. We offer a variety of room types, including standard rooms, executive rooms, and suites, to accommodate all your guests’ needs.

Our hotel is located near the seafront and various attractions, making it a great option for those who want to explore Eastbourne during their stay. Our staff are always available to help with anything your guests may need, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free stay.

Staying at The View Hotel Eastbourne can provide a much-needed opportunity for relaxation and reflection during this difficult time. We understand the importance of being there for loved ones during a celebration of life event, and we hope to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all guests.

Honour their memory in a beautiful space

Contact us today to plan a meaningful celebration of life event