The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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First Floor North, Fitted Rigging House Anchor Wharf The Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent ME4 4TE
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About The Historic Dockyard Chatham

First Floor North, Fitted Rigging House, Anchor Wharf
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Kent, ME4 4TE

Here at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, we offer two unique ceremony venues and a memorable reception venue. 

The Commissioner's House is Britain's oldest naval building, still in use today! This stunning manor house provides beautiful Georgian architecture and a uniqueness in every room. 

It offers couples a stunning exclusive venue, for both your ceremony and reception, with an option of getting married outside on our patio!

HMS Gannet, the prettiest of all victorian war-ships, is the perfect backdrop for those looking for a venue with a difference. 

All weddings come with exclusive use of The Commissioner's House Gardens too; the ideal space for large family shots and intimate couple shots in amoungst the flowers!

To book your free veiwng, or to find out more, please contact Chloe Wilson on or call 01634823846!

• Unique historic maritime heritage estate • Exclusive Venue Hire for every wedding • Personalised service • Incredible backdrops for wedding photos • Dedicated wedding planner • Wedding Suite (for the bridal party to get ready at the venue on the day!)

Facilities at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Historic Dockyard Chatham Reviews (3)

Venue Service

By Sarah & Keith Hollingsbee, on 19 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017

Firstly we had a fantastic day; we could not have asked for it to be any better. The bridal room and facilities were exceptional , the ceremony on HMS Gannet was faultless , and the evening reception was superb , everything went to plan . Most important was Sammie she was superb , from the time we got there until late in the evening nothing was too much trouble for her , she asked us every hour if everything was Ok and did we need anything , she was so supportive to Sarah the whole day , she was so well organised.

A Truly Magical Day!
Venue Service

By Jacqueline & Sharn Daniels, on 19 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding at the Historic Dockyard Chatham. The staff were friendly and accommodating and made the whole process as stress-free as planning a wedding can be. Our guests loved the unique setting for the ceremony on board HMS Gannet, and the house and gardens at Commissioners House made the perfect environment for everyone during the wedding breakfast and evening reception. It was a truly magical day

Could Not Ask for More!
Venue Service

By Becky & Steve England, on 19 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2016

Our experience of booking our wedding reception at the Dockyard was positive and straightforward from start to finish. The information pack was full of relevant information, and during a planning meeting every detail was covered. During the build up to the wedding it was so nice to be in safe and experienced hands. On the day we couldn’t have asked for a better level of support, just the right balance of being there for us but not intrusive. All of our guests had a great time, and having the garden so close to the marquee gave children a safe place to play. Being able to use Commissioners House and other areas of the Dockyard for photographs allowed some wonderful photos!

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