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Venue hire at the Royal Armouries

Fort Nelson

Full details and room plans can be found in our brochure.

Contact us

If you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a time to come and have a look around please contact us to discuss your requirements.

+44 (0) 1329 233734
fnfunctions@armouries.org.uk

Weddings

Imagine our charming Victorian fortress, set high atop a hill overlooking the picturesque Solent and Meon Valley, as the unique setting for your special day.

Fort Nelson’s fascinating history will lend a distinctive atmosphere to your celebration and a dramatic back-drop for long-lasting memories.

The Fort is both imposing and inspiring and features atmospheric rooms, private courtyards, panoramic views and unique photo locations.

Fort Nelson holds a civil licence allowing weddings and civil partnership ceremonies to take place in the Point of the Redan and the Ante Room.

Receptions

Whether you choose to get married here or elsewhere, Fort Nelson could be the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. Choose from a variety of delicious fork buffets, freshly prepared on site using only the finest ingredients, or for a more formal dining experience, we can recommend the services of our carefully selected catering partners.

Gun salute

Make your special day go with a bang. Fire one of our big guns to celebrate your marriage in what will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Business and pleasure

Our superbly restored Victorian fort, world-class museum collections and scenic position above the Solent combine to make Fort Nelson a unique and unusual venue for corporate hire.

Whatever the occasion, from conferences to board meetings, team building activities to product launches, the Fort is open for business and can offer a range of adaptable rooms and facilities for a variety of events. Our unusual corporate event spaces are packed with original Victorian features and heritage.

Choose Fort Nelson as your venue and take the stress out of planning your next meeting or conference. All aspects of your event will be expertly managed by our experienced staff to the highest standards of service.

Rooms

Point of the Redan

The charming ‘Point of the Redan’, originally the officers’ Billiard Room, is a multi-functional space and suitable for a range of activities.
The room layout is flexible and there is access to the Palmerston Suite for break-out groups and/or refreshments.

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Officers’ Mess

The Officers’ Mess is an elegant room, full of heritage and period furnishings. It is an intimate space ideal for private dinners, board meetings and personal presentations.

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Ante Room

The Ante Room has been restored to its full Victorian splendour and has magnificent views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight from its large picture window.

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Facilities

• Interesting venue
• On-site support from our experienced team
• Free parking
• Free WiFi
• Presentation aids included (projector, screens, flipcharts)
• Variety of freshly prepared food and beverage options
• Private dining facilities
• Scenic outdoor areas for break periods
• National museum collection
• Guided tours (*additional charge)
• Daily 1pm gun firing

Refreshments and Catering

There are a variety of food and beverage options available to suit all tastes and our team will be pleased to assist you with your menu selection. All our refreshments are freshly prepared on-site using only the finest ingredients.
If you would prefer a more formal fine dining experience this can be arranged through one of our selected catering partners.

Royal Armouries Museum

The perfect venue for conferences, banqueting, exhibitions, and weddings.

Full details can be found on the Royal Armouries (International) website.

New Dock is a modern waterfront development, close to Leeds city centre, and home to the Royal Armouries Museum. This provides an idyllic setting for your next event. On site there is a multi-storey car park for 1650 vehicles and a 850 bedroom hotel within a 5 minute walk.

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