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National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool is a unique historic wedding venue based in Hartlepool, Durham. Amongst its selection of flexible spaces, this immersive site gives couples the opportunity to host their day on board Britain's oldest floating warship. With the additional options of a private live-fire display and night-time fireworks, your first step on your greatest adventure yet will be one you'll never forget.

Facilities and Capacity

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool offers a choice of flexible spaces for the ceremony and reception. The HMS Trincomalee is perhaps its most iconic site, allowing couples to host a waterfront wedding with an old-world charm. Set on an 18th-century seaport, the historic vessel is available exclusively in its entirety, providing guests with engaging surroundings at every stage of the festivities. Between the Top Deck and Captain's Cabin, you can host up to 70 guests for the ceremony with a unique drinks reception. For larger weddings, the Sir William Grey Suite contains ample space for as many as 100 seated or 140 standing guests, whilst our beautiful quayside can hold up to 250 guests for a picture perfect outdoor gathering.

Services Offered

The enthusiastic team at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool has ample experience hosting special occasions and gatherings. Dedicated to showcasing the best of this award-winning location, they can offer all manners of advice and assistance as you plan every detail of your day. What's more, they are more than happy to lend stellar recommendations for florists, entertainment, catering, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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National museum of the royal navy hartlepool TS24 0XZ Hartlepool (Durham)
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