You may be wondering what a converted 19th-century luxury cruise liner could offer your wedding. In short - plenty! This venue isn’t reserved purely for those with naval or nautical passions, but also makes a stunning and truly unique scenic backdrop to any wedding celebration.
Located at the aft (rear) of the SS Great Britain, this light and airy space is where the great ship’s civil marriage and partnership ceremonies are licensed to take place. Normally a part of the museum, the room will be readily transformed into an alluring 30-metre wooden aisle. Couples will tie the knot under the soft and natural glow of a circular skylight. It's also an ideal refuge for your champagne and canapé reception when the weather is against you.
Located amidships, on the lower deck, and next to the First Class Dining Room, the Hayward Saloon is embellished with a bar and a dancefloor area, and is perfect for evening receptions. You are most welcome to decorate the saloon how you see fit. Interestingly, this space originally housed the SS Great Britain’s boiler.
Situated upon the top deck, the Weather Deck is a truly inspirational space, ideal for champagne receptions, live bands and general mingling. Just imagine your guests toasting your health, wealth and happiness on the deck of this historic steamship.
The SS Great Britain invites its guests to indulge in a luxurious experience within the First Class Dining Saloon, a typically mid-Victorian and atmosphere-rich space which acts as the ship’s principal wedding reception room. With sumptuous marble pillars, indulgent Rococo mirrors and warming candle lamps, it’s a lovely saloon in which to dine, in its own right.
Ensuring that the historic surroundings are maintained, the First Class Dining Room features concealed modern technology, such as flexible air-cooling and PA system.
Catering at the SS Great Britain is overseen by the Chief Steward - and all cuisine is freshly created on shipboard.
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard