The Historic Dockyard Chatham

First Floor North, Fitted Rigging House, Chatham (Kent) ME4 4TE Map
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7 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
Starting at £1600
Capacity 250
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About The Historic Dockyard Chatham

For couples who are looking to tie the knot in Kent, The Historic Dockyard Chatham makes a unique wedding venue.

We offer a choice of 4 exclusive ceremony venues and a spectacular reception setting.

The Commissioner’s House, Britain’s oldest naval building, is an elegant Georgian-style house with a choice of stylish rooms to suit all party themes and sizes. The surrounding Commissioner’s Garden provides the perfect setting for drinks receptions and photographs.

Not many people can boast they were married on a ship! If you’re looking for a venue with a difference, at The Historic Dockyard Chatham you can say your vows aboard the magnificent and romantic Victorian sloop, HMS Gannet. Choose from the Commander’s Cabin, the Quarterdeck or the main deck for you and your guests.

Planning starts here
your day at a glance

  • Unique historic maritime estate
  • Exclusive venue use for every wedding
  • Personalised service
  • Incredible backdrops for your wedding photos
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Wedding Suite (for the bridal party to get ready on the day)
  • Accommodate up to 250 guests
  • Packages available from £1,600
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7 Reviews for The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Recommended by 100% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value for Money 4.7
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Wendy

    Wendy & John · Married on 14/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent all round Service

    We were totally spoilt by the helpfulness of the brilliant staff. Nothing was too much trouble and I have to say, after looking at many venues and being spoilt for choice, we know we picked the best one. We had such a wonderful day and all I f our guests said the same

    Sent on 10/11/2020
  • Terri

    Terri Short · Married on 19/09/2019

    4.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value for Money:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent on the day.

    Myself and my now husband have had the dockyard close to our hearts for many years. In fact that's where we met! The only bad thing that would make any bride panic was the change of management twice during the time we booked to the wedding day. There was a lack of communication and was made promises which couldn't be kept.
    But then the lovely Chloe came along. When she became in charge of the weddings and a point of contact for us everything was wonderful. The communication was clear and nothing was too much trouble. We had a few meetings and was able to access the house (with prior consent) to allow our suppliers to plan their side of things. On the day they couldn't have been better. I wasnt aware of any issues and naturally there are always a few on the wedding day. Something I could never fault is their flawless teamwork. Everything looked like it had been planned to perfection and I trusted the team with my day no question. I would highly recommend the dockyard especially as a unique destination. The money we spent was just on the hire of Commissioners House. The ceremony was elsewhere and catering was outsourced.

    Sent on 10/11/2020
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    Louise Trainer · Married on 28/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Brilliant experience from start to finish

    It really was the best day of our lives. Everything from our initial meeting with Chloe right up until we went back the day after to collect our things was fantastic. The care, the attention to detail, the support and the welcoming and friendly attitude to all of our family and guests was first class. A special mention must go to Lisa who couldn’t do enough for me or for my family, she’s wonderful and a credit to the venue. Thank you for making our day so special.

    Sent on 11/11/2020

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Marquees and Tents
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests

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