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Chichester Harbour Hotel
  • Located in Chichester city centre
  • Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse
  • AA Rosette-winning dining
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Can accommodate 100 day guests
  • Can accommodate 150 evening guests
  • 36 guest bedrooms
  • Luxury cottage for the newlyweds
  • Special room rates for your guests
  • Bespoke packages to suit any budget

Located right in the centre of historic Chichester, the Chichester Harbour Hotel, formerly the Ship Hotel, is now a member of the esteemed Harbour Hotels group, which specialises in chic, modern hotels offering luxury fine dining, beautiful bedrooms, and immaculate weddings.

This stunning, Grade II-listed Georgian house is now a beautifully presented city-centre boutique hotel and all-inclusive wedding venue, licensed for civil ceremonies and with enough space to accommodate up to 100 day guests and 150 evening guests, making it perfect for celebrations of any size.


Formerly the Ship Hotel, Chichester Harbour is now part of the Harbour Hotels group and has an unrivalled location right in the heart of the market town of Chichester. The building itself was constructed in the Georgian era, likely within the first decade of the 19th century.

The interiors have all been designed with both modernity and timeless elegance in mind, giving all of the guest bedrooms, as well as the communal areas and function suites, a sense of contemporary luxury. The restaurant has received an AA Rosette commendation for its excellent food, and the hotel has a 4-star rating.


Ceremony and Reception Suites

Two function suites are available within the hotel, which are inter-connecting and can be opened up to form one larger space. Alternatively, couples holding a smaller celebration may choose to hold their ceremony in the smaller of the two rooms whilst their wedding breakfast can take place in the other room for a change of scenery.

Both rooms feature high ceilings, period features, and tasteful décor, which can easily lend itself to adapt to any theme or colour scheme.

Ceremony and wedding breakfast capacity - 100 guests

Evening reception capacity - 150 guests

Intimate Festivities

For smaller affairs of between 15 and 30 guests the beautifully decorated private dining room may be used as the perfect setting for keeping everyone close within a beautiful and atmospheric room.


A three-course wedding breakfast prepared by Chichester Harbour’s highly regarded chefs is included in all wedding packages, and couples are invited to choose from a wide selection of menu options, or even to suggest their own. A menu tasting for the bride and groom is also included in some packages.


Chichester Harbour contains 36 on-site guest bedrooms, each uniquely and luxuriously decorated. Special rooms rates are available for your guests, whilst a stay in either the luxury private cottage or a deluxe room is complimentary for the newlyweds.

Packages and Special Offers

Comprehensive packages covering just about every detail you can think of start at £4,399 based on 40 guests, however, Chichester Harbour understands that every couple and every wedding is different, so are happy to discuss designing a bespoke package specifically tailored to your needs.

Seasonal and mid-week offers are also consistently on offer and frequently change. Check out their website or give their wedding planners a call for more details.

To learn more about booking your wedding with the Chichester Harbour Hotel, get in touch via the contact buttons above or below this listing.

Chichester Harbour Hotel
North Street
Chichester, West Sussex
PO19 1NH

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