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About Spitbank Fort wedding venue

In glorious isolation a mile off the mainland of Portsmouth, Spitbank Fort is a beautiful wedding and civil ceremony venue that is not only utterly unique and supremely luxurious but you really won’t find anywhere else like it.
Located a mile away from the Portsmouth mainland, the Fort is admirably equipped for civil ceremonies and wedding celebrations and what’s more- there’s no need to travel back and forth, because you can spend your entire wedding day and stay overnight in one of the 9 lavish bedroom suites.
The luxury in hosting your wedding your own private island is that you have complete freedom to make the Fort your own and make the most of all the luxurious facilities it has to offer- including an open air hot pool and fire pit with views across the Solent, the Laurent Perrier Champagne bar for an afternoon tipple, a wide range of exhilarating and unusual activities and above all the space to throw the most unforgettable celebration- with nobody to come aboard and tell you to keep the voice down!
This is just the beginning – contact the Solent Forts team today to find out how your wedding could be the most memorable occasion, guaranteed to make your guests talk about it for years to come!

Type of Cuisine:
Traditional local


Spitbank Fort Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests60
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo
Venue type: Boat, Fort, Historic Building, Hotel, Restaurant

Spitbank Fort Location

Spitbank Fort
Solent Forts Departure Lounge, Gunwharf Quays
PO12 1FX
Map of Spitbank Fort
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Directions to Spitbank Fort

Directions by car:

By Car
Our Departure Lounge in Gosport is the most common way to get to Spitbank Fort. Park in our car park and then meet and greet your guests before our boats whisk off your feet, and onto your own private island.

Departure Lounge: PO12 1FX

A road journey to Royal Clarence Marina takes approximately two hours from Central London.
Leave the M27 at junction 11 and then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A27 signposted Fareham central & Gosport A32
At roundabout branch left, then merge onto the A32 signposted Stubbington & Gosport
After 1 mile, filter left under the arches and stay on A32 for 4.5 miles
Before you reach Gosport town centre turn left into Weevil Lane by St. George Barracks.
Follow the road as far as possible, then the departure lounge will be on the left
As you approach the departure lounge, the team will greet you and look after your luggage.

Directions by public transport:

By Helicopter
Arrive in style from your own private helicopter and land aboard Spitbank Fort's big brother, No Man's Land Fort. Our full crew will be on hand to collect your luggage and whisk you over to Spitbank Fort. The journey by boat takes less than 10 minutes.


N 50°:44'27.0
W 001°:05'45.8

Travelling by Plane
The nearest airports to us are:
Eastleigh Airport
Southampton Airport
London Heathrow
London Gatwick


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Alasdair Wann's Review

"The package was superb" Very rarely does a hotel/restaurant exceed expectation. The whole package was superb. The main point was the outstanding finishing and decoration & soft furnishings. The progression from 'basement' up to the crows nest was brilliant. Not forgetting the staff. Wonderfully engaging team. Alasdair Wann...

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April 2013.

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