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Weddings and Civil Ceremonies

Celebrate your Special Day with Wedding Venue Hire at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable backdrop for your wedding? The National Museum of the Royal Navy is where history and nautical elegance converge to create the perfect setting for your dream wedding. 

Home to a magnificent collection of vessels, museums, and galleries all across the UK, we proudly offer extraordinary venues that encapsulate centuries of naval heritage, ensuring your special day is nothing short of magical. Whether you are planning a large celebration or an intimate ceremony, you will find the perfect venue amongst our celebrated museums and spectacular ships. 

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Discover your unique wedding venue

Our iconic venues boast captivating spaces and breathtaking views. Take your vows surrounded by hundreds of years of history, sip champagne whilst looking out onto panoramic waterfront views, and celebrate into the night in style with our beautiful function spaces. Your special day will become part of the incredible story of the Royal Navy, with your most magical moments captured in settings like no other.

Our dedicated events teams, with their wealth of experience, will be there to offer support and guidance through every step of the way. Each of our venues works with a select range of trusted, high-quality suppliers who understand how to protect our heritage venues and historic collections, leaving you to relax and enjoy your bespoke occasion. 

We offer both wedding ceremonies and receptions at our Portsmouth and Gosport sites, or a ceremony only option in Hartlepool. 

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Your day on HMS Warrior

Celebrate your wedding onboard the illustrious allure of HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. From the glorious views of the top deck to the naval opulence of the Officer's Ward Room, HMS Warrior offers something for every size of occasion.    

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Your day in the Grand Magazine

Discover the historic charm of this one-of-a-kind wedding venue nestled in Gosport. With a striking vaulted ceiling, beautiful brickwork, and gorgeous views of the Solent, enjoy the picture perfect backdrop to your special day. 

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Your day on HMS Trincomalee

Experience naval heritage at it's finest with HMS Trincomalee, in the heart of Hartlepool. This 18th century wooden sailing ship is gorgeously restored to her heyday, making it an unforgettable location for your wedding ceremony. 

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Make an Enquiry

Get in touch with our expert team today to discuss your perfect wedding. From ceremonies, receptions, full-day, or half-day we will provide you with excellent service and a memorable day with our unique locations.

What your venue hire means

By choosing to host your event with us, you are doing more than just booking a uniquely memorable venue. You are actively contributing to the conservation of Britain’s naval heritage.  

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is a charitable organisation, and all profit generated via venue hire is reinvested so that we can continue to preserve and improve our iconic ships, aircraft and submarines as well as our treasured collections and historic buildings for the general public to enjoy.