Set among 400 years of maritime history is Kent’s Historic Dockyard Chatham

Historic Dockyard Chatham exterior Credit: HISTORIC DOCKYARD CHATHAM
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Set among 400 years of maritime history, Kent’s Historic Dockyard Chatham provides an iconic backdrop for your big day. Complete with spectacular architecture these historical venues can be transformed to suit any theme.

Commissioner’s House, Britain’s oldest naval building is an elegant Georgian-style building offering a choice of newly- decorated rooms. The Sunne Room offers breathtaking views over the landscapped Commissioner’s Garden and a balcony perfect for your bouquet toss! This beautiful Georgian room can host ceremonies with up to 70 guests. Located on the ground floor of the Commissioner’s House, the Ballroom is wonderfully light and airy and has doors leading out onto the patio. A memorable space it too can accommodate 70.

The patio offers a lovely spot for an idyllic summer ceremony. Here you can soak up the sunshine and it boasts two options for your walk down the aisle. It can seat around 80 loved ones for the “I dos.”

HMS Gannet is a Victorian sloop, surely one of the most unusual venues in Kent. The Captain’s Cabin can seat up to 40 loved ones for intimate ceremonies while the main deck is perfect for up to 70. Enjoy drinks on board before your party makes its way to Commissioner’s House for the rest of the day.

All receptions take place in the Commissioner’s House and Gardens. It can accommodate 120 nearest and dearest for a seated wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening bash.

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