|Great Cabin Banqueting|
|Hardy’s Cabin Banqueting|
|Lower Gun Deck Banqueting|
Aligned with the top end of the market to ensure that adequate value is placed on the uniqueness of the venue whilst also protecting the value of the brand, HMS Victory is now available for selected privileged hire.
There are 4 spaces that are available, and these can be used in a variety of combinations:
Nelson’s Great Cabin will accommodate up to 22
Hardy’s Cabin will accommodate up to 18
The Lower Gun Deck will accommodate up to 102
The Quarterdeck will accommodate up to 120
Vice Admiral Nelson’s Great Cabin
This occupied one quarter of the Upper Gun Deck, and is where Nelson would have lived in relative comfort during his time as Admiral in command of the Fleet.
These are once in a lifetime experiences, remembered by all of those who have attended, indeed exceeding even the highest of expectations.
Clients are involved at all stages of the arrangements, from advising on the style of invitation design they would like through to picking the menu, choosing the wines, and having an input of the set list for the quartet.
Captain Thomas Hardy was the Captain of HMS Victory, known as the ‘Flag Captain’. Hardy’s cabin is located at the rear of the Quarterdeck, and was the tactical control room for the whole ship.
The cabin is not as spacious or luxurious as that of Nelson, but it conveys all of the rich history and heritage of the ship.
It is beautifully laid out with authentic period and reproduction furniture, as well as an array of original artefacts.
The Lower Gun Deck
The Lower Gun Deck will accommodate up to 102 guests
The Lower Gun Deck allows guests the chance to dine at mess tables, where in the past the crew of Victory would have eaten their rations, on tables slung between the 32-pounder guns. These were Victory’s heaviest guns, each weighing in at 3.75 tons.
Dining on the Lower Gun Deck is a completely different experience to the Great Cabin, with less of the luxurious surroundings, yet set in perhaps the most wonderfully evocative area of the ship, full of the atmosphere of how the lower rates would have lived and dined.
Stand in the open air, at the heart of HMS Victory’s command and control centre and enjoy a reception for up to 120 on the Quarterdeck. Take your mind back to that fateful day on 21st October 1805, and try to imagine how history unfolded, standing on the very spot where Vice Admiral Nelson fell.
It is hard to convey the rich history and heritage that we have to offer, without arranging a site visit and walking you through the experience, so please get in touch and we would be only too willing to facilitate your needs.
Please be aware that this is for indication purposes only and that most events are bespoke, created after full consultation with the client, ensuring that all of their needs are catered for.
Prices are available on application, and a 15% discount to charitable organisations or a 25% discount to naval charities is available.
Please note: HMS Victory is not available for wedding hire.
- Disabled persons toilet
- No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
- Full liquor licence
- Accessibility for Unloading
- LGBT Friendly
- Licensed for alcohol
- Natural Daylight
- Open New Year
- Open on bank holidays
Parking & Transport
- Own car park (Fee Applies)
- Railway station within 5 miles
- Railway station within walking distance
- Some no smoking areas
Map & Directions
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, follow the brown and white signs to “Historic Dockyard” which will lead you to our official 295 space car park which is located only 400 yards from the entrance at Victory Gate. If this car park is full there are others within close proximity at Gunwharf Quays and Havant Street.
Public Transport Directions
South West TrainsTake a train to Portsmouth Harbour with South West Trains and save money on your Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entry ticket. You must buy your train and entry ticket together from South West Trains Customer Service Centre or from any South West Trains staffed train station. For timetable details please visit National Rail Enquiries.HovertravelPurchase a great value discounted combined travel and attraction ticket. Offer includes day return on the hovercraft, travel on the Hoverbus to and from the Hard Interchange, plus entrance to the Historic Dockyard. Visit Hovertravel for more information.By coach, bus and rail...Portsmouth Harbour Station/Hard Interchange coach and bus station is a few minutes walk from Victory Gate.CoachesCoach parking - for further information about coach parking please contact our Advanced Sales Department on 023 9298 5174 or email us at email@example.com. The majority of national coach services to Portsmouth stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance).BusMany local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance). Please visit First Bus, Stagecoach or Bluestar Bus services for the most up to date routes and timetables.RailSouth West Trains run frequent trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, with a journey time of only 90 minutes. There are also regular services to and from Southampton Central with links to the South West and the West country. Portsmouth Harbour train station is only 200 yards from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.