The Grand

The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL

The Grand

The Grand is a quality venue based located on The Leas, Folkestone and overlooks the English Channel, providing guests with an incredible sea view. Built in 1899, it is a key part of Folkestone's history and has been described by the Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent as one of the best places to visit in the county.

The venue offers a range of services, including catering for weddings, parties, functions, conferences & dinners. The Grand's Wine Bar & Bistro, Keppels, offers a range of contemporary bistro style food, and their Palm Court restaurant provides many high quality meals from breakfast to afternoon tea. Whether you're looking to have a small, sophisticated dinner with your family or a large wedding celebration, The Grand can accommodate for all of your family and friends with their largest space, the Ballroom, fitting 400 theatre-style, and the Dining room fitting 300 theatre-style.


Their experienced staff, and dedicated Wedding Coordinator, will be delighted to guide you through the planning of your special day so that your celebrations are exactly the way you want them and simply unforgettable for your guests.

There are three special and distinctive rooms licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies which include Venetian cut glass chandeliers, garden and sea views. Their beautiful open fires add a romantic atmosphere throughout the winter months as a memorable entrance is made up the historic marble steps at the front of The Grand.

Find out more about hiring this stunning venue in Folkestone for any kind of event or function.

Transport Accessibility

  • The Grand Hotel is a 4 minute walk away from the nearest bus stop, which is located on the main road and leads directly to Folkestone town center.
  • It is also a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive from both Folkestone West and Folkestone Central Station.
  • There is a hotel car park right outside which provides free parking for any time of day.

Venue Amenities

Conferencing Equip
Wedding Licence
Flexible Layout

Venue Facilites

Private Restrooms
Public Transportation
Wheelchair Accessible


Main Room

Large Dining

Court Area

Open Areas

Large Hall

Wedding Venues

The Music Room

Large Dining

One Bedroom Suites

Large Dining

Family Suites at the Grand

Large Dining
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