Ackergill Tower
The Highlands of Scotland
Most northerly five star castle in the UK
Kinnettles Castle
North of Dundee
The ultimate party destination minutes from Dundee
Carberry Tower
South of Edinburgh
Country castle retreat only minutes from the city
Château Rhianfa
Anglesey, North Wales
French inspired Château on the Isle of Anglesey
Stanbrook Abbey
Malvern, near Worcester
The UK’s most AmaZing wedding venue
Solent Forts
In the sea, off Portsmouth
Three totally unique island fortresses
  • Wedding Packages at Spitbank Fort

    At only £125 per person the Satin wedding package includes everything you need to enjoy your special day on the Fort.

Not often lost for words but Wow from start to finish! Cannot recommend this amazing venue enough

- Paul (Groom),

Get married at Sea!

Surely the UK’s most unusual wedding venue

Why take the car to the church when you can take the speedboat to the Fort?

Your own private fort in the middle of the sea complete with splendid bedroom suites, rooftop sauna and wine cellar? That really is something out of the ordinary.

And if out of the ordinary is what you’re after, Solent Forts should be prioritised as your wedding venue of choice. As the boat transports you through the waves into a world of opulence and discovery where everything from the exquisite sea views will make your wedding a day to remember.

The Setting

Spitbank Fort, an unusual & unique wedding venue

Leave ordinary on the mainland

It’s probably the biggest day of your life, so you want to really push the boat out. And where could be more AmaZing, romantic and unusual for your ceremony and celebrations than Britain’s very first luxury island, set a mile out to sea?

  • Take your first dance on the deck
  • Toast as the sun falls in the Crow's nest
  • Unwind in the rooftop hot tub under the stars

before turning in for the night in your authentically restored room complete with genuine artefacts from times gone by.

Your Ceremony

The Crow's Nest

Licensed for 60 guests

The Crow’s Nest is a modern and contemporary room and has views like no other.

With space for up to 60 guests and floor to ceiling glass walls, this chic location offers stunning views of the Solent towards the mainland and is the perfect place for an exclusive and intimate wedding that will beat all others and certain to leave your guests blown away.

Sample Menu

Let our chefs amaze you

To Start
• Baked hand dive scallops in a Chablissauce and vegetable julienne
• Tomato three ways: consommé, bruschetta and filled with mozzarella and potato
• Trio of salmon: cold smoked, hot smoked and whisky cured served with picked beetroot salad

To Follow
• Fillet of Scottish beef wellington with roast potatoes, thyme and red wine jus
• Seared wild turbot, herb crusted potato citrus salsa and hollandaise sauce
• Wild mushroom and truffle risotto with mascarpone, herbs and parmesan

To Finish
• Decadent chocolate plate with mini fondant, white chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice cream & chocolate cookie
• Trio of desserts: lemon tart, panna cotta and chocolate brownie
• Selection of the finest cheese



There’s something incredibly romantic about being at sea after nightfall – the moonlight on the water, the sighing of the wind and the lapping of the waves.

Each of the eight bedrooms inside the Fort, and the ninth up in the Crow’s Nest, have captured this wonderful sense of a life on the ocean. Eight of the gun emplacements have been turned into spacious en-suite bedrooms – each has bags of character with the original exposed brickwork and iron ceilings studded with rivets adding an authentic historical atmosphere.

You can still see the hooks in the ceiling for slinging your hammock, but you’ll almost certainly want to sink into the huge bed. Period furniture, dramatic lighting and deep carpets all add to the feeling of snug comfort and indulgent luxury.

Exclusive Use

Exclusive Use of the Fort

The whole Fortress, all to yourself

Have you ever dreamt of your perfect wedding, in an unusual wedding venue? Then look no further, as we have created the ultimate wedding option just for you. Exclusively yours enables you to close the doors and our Fort Exclusively Yours for your celebration. You & your guests will have full use of the spectacular facilities the Fort has to offer, making this the ultimate home from home.

Our Exclusively Yours option is designed to offer you exclusivity and we understand the importance of designing your big day around your individual desires. As well as your personal Wedding Manager to assist your with every last detail, this option offers you the luxury of choosing the level of your banqueting requirements from our Gold or Platinum banqueting and beverage packages to create your perfect wedding day.

Weddings at Spitbank Fort

  • Unusual Wedding Venues

    Felicia and Andrew were on such a high. After their beautiful wedding, Spitbank Fort was proving to be the perfect venue for partying the night away and adding extra sparkle to the biggest day of their lives.

    From arriving by an exhilarating RIB ride, to the elaborate dinner in the Officer’s Mess to the enthralling Treasure Hunt that had captivated all the guests, everything had been beyond their dreams. Now, as the guests enjoyed the personalised M&Ms and themed cocktails, the band started and the newlyweds took centre stage to show off their moves. With their joy overflowing with every twirl, everyone knew that they were witnessing something special.

    As the sun set the party made their way to the top deck to watch the twinkling lights on the Portsmouth coast. Against this inspiring backdrop, the bridal party released a cascade of colourful Chinese lanterns which floated gracefully into the heavens to mark this extra special occasion. As Felicia and Andrew looked into each other’s eyes, they felt blessed and wished that they could re-live this magical day over and over again.

    Chinese Lanterns Exclusive use Private Island RIB Ride
  • Unusual Wedding Venue

    Angela and Rob couldn’t imagine how their day could get any better. Their ceremony in the Crow’s Nest had been beyond their dreams and now they stood on the top deck of Spitbank Fort with a glass of champagne in hand.

    As music played and guests mingled, the happy couple held each other and drifted into their own little world as they gazed over the waves of the Solent.

    Just then, the joyful conversations were interrupted as a trio of inspiring Spitfires flew through the sky above the Fort, trailing a line of coloured smoke behind them. Held in awe, the wedding party stood and watched as the planes flew in formation and performed daring tricks.

    Rob looked over to his best man, who gave a knowing nod. Smiling back, Rob knew how lucky he was to have friends like him and a bride like her.

    Crow's Nest Exclusive use Private Island Spitfires

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What will make your wedding at Spitbank Fort AmaZing?

  • The look on your guests' faces when they arrive...

  • A full crew at your service for your entire wedding

  • Your own bridal suite for your first night as Mr & Mrs

  • No neighbours to tell you to keep the noise down

  • Forget fireworks... have a Spitfire air display

Upcoming Weddings Fayres & Open Days

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Take a look at our all-inclusive packages

or create your own bespoke event

  • satin wedding package
    Satin Wedding
    £ 125 per person
    • Benefits of Lace Package plus…
    • Delicious Canapés
    • Wine & Champagne Upgrades
    • Four Course Wedding Banquet
    • Personal Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Silk Wedding Package
    Silk Wedding
    £ 145 per person
    • Benefits of Satin Package plus…
    • Banquet & Wine Upgrades
    • Laurent-Perrier Champagne
    • White Chair Covers
    • Dedicated Wedding Manager
  • Tailor made weddings
    Tailor Made Weddings
    • Wedding tailored to suit you
    • A choice of six venues
    • Create your own bespoke day
    • Flexible depending on budget
    • Menu & drink options
    • Evening Buffet & Entertainment
  • satin wedding package
    Satin Wedding
    £ 125 per person
    • Benefits of Lace Package plus…
    • Delicious Canapés
    • Wine & Champagne Upgrades
    • Four Course Wedding Banquet
    • Personal Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Silk Wedding Package
    Silk Wedding
    £ 145 per person
    • Benefits of Satin Package plus…
    • Banquet & Wine Upgrades
    • Laurent-Perrier Champagne
    • White Chair Covers
    • Dedicated Wedding Manager

Spitbank Fort is just one of our AmaZing Venues

Discover the others

  • Ackergill Tower
    The Highlands of Scotland
    34 Bedrooms

    The most northerly five star castle in the UK only 15 minutes from John O’Groats Ackergill Tower is the jewel of the Highlands bursting with authentic character.

  • Kinnettles Castle
    North of Dundee
    13 Bedrooms

    A romantic Baronial Castle with bags of designer chic where traditional Scottish meets fun, style and service, Kinnettles Castle is the ideal base for adventure.

  • Carberry Tower
    South of Edinburgh
    30 Bedrooms

    An oasis of calm and tranquillity, Carberry Tower is the perfect retreat, the Queen of Scottish castles and only 7 miles from the heart of Edinburgh.

  • Château Rhianfa
    Anglesey, North Wales
    22 Bedrooms

    Anglesey’s most magical wedding or exclusive party venue Château Rhianfa overlooks the stunning Menai Straits with views of Snowdonia.

  • Stanbrook Abbey
    Malvern, near Worcester
    57 Bedrooms

    Stanbrook Abbey is a rare architectural gem, formerly a silent order monastery now the UK’s most AmaZing wedding and event venue only 5 miles from the M5.

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