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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Taking bookings from April 2023.

Fort Nelson is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue situated in Fareham, Hampshire. Nestled amid 19 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, this historic gem offers couples the chance to say ‘I do’ at a fully restored Victorian fort overlooking the Solent. It is within driving distance of numerous hotels, only a couple of miles away from Portsmouth. Home to elegant event spaces, a thought-provoking museum, and numerous amenities, this South Coast getaway is a wonderful place to begin your married journey.

Facilities and Capacity

Fort Nelson holds a civil ceremony license that allows weddings and civil partnership ceremonies to take place in the Point of the Redan or the Ante Room. Point of the Redan was originally the officers’ billiard room, with a capacity of 80 seated guests. The Ante Room has been restored to its full Victorian splendour and offers magnificent views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. After exchanging your vows, you and your guests are free to explore the museum for an unforgettable experience. The venue can also set the scene for receptions, with its largest room able to accommodate up to 100 standing guests.

Services Offered

The Fort Nelson staff is dedicated to ensuring that every detail of your wedding vision is brought to life. Not only can they provide you with expert planning assistance, but they will also be on hand to coordinate your big day. With regards to catering, there are plenty of food and beverage options on offer. If you’re dreaming of a fine dining experience, the team can recommend the services of their carefully selected catering partners.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Kirsty R. Sent on 20/09/2021
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Absolutely incredible

From the very beginning when we were looking all the way to afterwards when we went back to collect the rest of our items the whole team at Fort Nelson were amazing.
We would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a unique venue.
Everyone loved it and we still havent stopped smiling :)
Emma P. Sent on 31/08/2023
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A hidden gem

I cannot recommend Fort Nelson enough. We had the most fabulous day with the most amazing memories. The food and staff were incredible. Love, love this place
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Portsdown Hill Road PO17 6AN Fareham (Hampshire)
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