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Solent Forts

Solent Forts

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Solent Forts

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  • Truly unique wedding venue like no other
  • Private islands that can be rented exclusively or not
  • 8-23 luxury onsite bedroom suites
  • Capacity for between 60 to 200 guests
  • Rooftop pools, hot tubs, saunas and firepits
  • Unbroken panoramic ocean views
  • Return boat transfers to and from the fort
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies

Solent Forts offer something truly unique for your wedding day. Settled just off of the coast of Portsmouth, these two historic naval forts have been renovated into amazing island hotels. Stun your guests with this truly unique wedding venue.

The two venues can cater to wedding parties of all sizes. Host your ceremony and reception at this alternative spot catering for 60 to 200 guests. Their rooftop facilities including a bar, a hot tub, a sauna and light house, as well as their cosy wine cellars and unbroken views of the horizon. These features are what set Solent Fort apart from the rest.


The history of the man-made Horse Sand Fort, No Man's Fort and Spitbank Fort go back over an impressive 150 years.

It was originally constructed to protect Portsmouth from the threat of invasion from Napoleon III. Withstanding numerous attacks, the forts continued to act as working military structures until the end of the second world war.

They are now fantastically unique function spaces to be enjoyed by the general public.


Experience your own private island for the day at this luxurious venue which is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Think speedboats and helicopters for transport, and lighthouses and wine caves as your function rooms.

Spitbank Fort

The smaller and more intimate of the two venues, Spitbank Fort, boasts a variety of charming ceremony and reception rooms. Choose from the Crow's Nest, Officer's Mess, Victory Bar, Wine Cave, Courtyard and the Rooftop Terrace. All of which provide indoor and outdoor options for all parts of your special day.

Maximum capacity - 60 guests

No Man's Fort

Grandiose and steeped in history, No Man's Fort is the perfect venue to celebrate in style. Its spacious glass atrium, cabaret bar, rooftop spa and 22 luxurious guest rooms can accommodate larger wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Maximum capacity - 200 guests


Be it barbecuing a fresh catch or a fine dining experience, the in-house catering team at the Solent Forts can work with you to create delicious food to reflect your personal taste or requirements.


Both forts conveniently offer accommodation options for the bride and groom and their loved ones.

Spitbank Fort offers 8 modern luxury bedroom suites that cater to smaller wedding parties. No Man's Fort is slightly larger in scale and offers 22 beautiful and contemporary bedroom suites for your guests to choose from.

For more information or to book Solent Forts, get in touch with the team using the contact buttons below or to the side of this listing.

Solent Forts Port Office
Gunwharf Quays
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