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As one of the oldest hotels in Portsmouth, The Royal Maritime Hotel was first established in 1850 as a 'Sailors' Home Cub' when it was set up to look after sailors and mariners who were "between ships". As a Wedding venue, the hotel has a unique charm with maritime themes reflected throughout, with artefacts and paintings reflecting its history. The Royal Maritime Hotel has been hosting beautiful weddings for decades. Rich in heritage and in a wonderful location, our talented wedding planners are on hand to support you every step of the way.

Being one of the largest wedding venues in Portsmouth, the Hotel is a fully licenced wedding venue which can hold Weddings for up to 400 persons. There is a selection on our banquet menu for all tastes and styles of weddings.

Wedding ceremonys and receptions can be held in two of our event rooms. The larger Trafalgar Ballroom can host up to 400 people and has full banqueting facilities and a large bar. The smaller Nelson Lounge is perfect for more intimate family Weddings, hosting up to 100 guests. With a third events room, Below Decks, capable of hosting up to 100 guests, is perfect for the late night evening receptions, equipped with its own private bar and dance floor.

Many people nowadays prefer to get married in a non-religious setting, but a registry office can seem cold and uninviting. Our event rooms are a perfect alternative; they are grand and warm and available for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

Choose from one of our Wedding Packages or let us tailor a package to suit you perfectly. With our Talented Wedding and Events team, they’re more than happy to alter and arrange any of our packages to create a perfect and bespoke wedding, specially made just for you! Working alongside many established suppliers, our team are equipped with the skills, knowledge and contacts to build the best day possible.

There are many advantages to having your wedding in a hotel. Everyone can stay together after the celebrations! No need for complicated journeys or late-night taxi rides. Our 90-room hotel has plenty of space for all your wedding guests to stay. Breakfast the next day can be taken in the restaurant or in our private dining room which holds up to 20 people. All rooms come with a full English Breakfast included so your guests can catch up in the morning and relive the best parts of your special day together. Breakfast is hosted in our Hotel Restaurant, Horatio’s, where we have a private dining room which holds up to 20 people, for your more intimate breakfast gathering. As the happy couple, you can choose from one of our two bridal suites. Each has different characteristics, so you can choose in advance and decide which one will give you the most Magical Wedding Night. We’ll also invite you back for your first anniversary for a complimentary stay with us!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Unusual weddings
In the city

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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75-80 Queen Street | Portsmouth | Hampshire PO1 3HS Portsmouth (Hampshire)
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