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Venue Hire at Fort Nelson

black and white close up picture of person placing a wedding ring on their partners finger

Marry | Meet | Celebrate | Remember at Fort Nelson

Whether for business or pleasure Fort Nelson offers a range of spaces to hire for your event.

Our superbly restored Victorian fort, world-class museum collections and scenic position above the Solent combine to make Fort Nelson a distinctive venue for corporate hire, whilst its atmospheric rooms, private courtyards, panoramic views and unique photo locations make it a charming place to celebrate weddings and special occasions.


Fort Nelson holds a civil licence allowing weddings and civil partnership ceremonies to take place in the former Officers Mess. This suite of rooms can be configured to suit your requirements, with the option of holding your drinks reception in our delightful courtyard.

We offer a range of catering options from buffets and afternoon teas to a more formal dining experience. Our food and drinks packages can be tailored to suit all tastes and budgets.

bride and groom kissing with vintage car in the foreground and Fort Nelson in the background
© Martin Lewis Photographer


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.


Fort Nelson is an unique and quirky venue for all manner of celebrations from graduations and retirements to milestone birthdays and anniversaries.

black and white picture of 3 children in the courtyard of For Nelson on a sunny day
© Martin Lewis Photographer


Located less than 2 miles from Portchester crematorium, Fort Nelson can provide a relaxed and peaceful setting for gathering together as family and friends after a funeral service.

Contact us

For Fort Nelson enquiries please contact the Fort Nelson venue hire team on


Full details of spaces and facilities at Leeds and the Tower of London can be found via the links directly below. You will be taken to separate websites where you will find extensive venue information and enquiry forms.