Spitbank Fort



Looking for an isolated location, away from snooping eyes yet not too far away from London? For somewhere inspiring, unique and memorable? Spitbank Fort fits the bill. Located in the Portsmouth Harbour, Spitbank Fort is the closest fort to shore only 15-20 minutes away by boat and is one of the UK’s most exclusive venues.

With sophisticated interiors and character, plus an intimate atmosphere, Spitbank Fort is an excellent place to work, unwind and nurture exciting new ideas. Being the smallest of our ancient monuments, Spitbank Fort offers four function spaces with state of the art equipment that can cater for up to 60 delegates, with accommodation for up to 18 guests overnight. So, which space is right for you?

The Crow's Nest

A bright and open space, with its own terrace and stunning sea views, this elegantly modern room is ideal for everything from product launches and champagne receptions to smaller board meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Room Dimensions: 16.6 x 6.3m
Total space: 96 sqm
U Shape: 18 pax.
Reception Style: 60 pax.
Boardroom Style: 20 pax.
Theatre Style: 40 pax.
Banquet Style: 24 pax.
Banquet Style: 20 pax.

One of the many luxury lounges on Solent Forts.

The Victory Bar

Come aboard and step inside the Victory Bar, where exposed brick work and rich striking colours await. The picture-perfect venue for dinner dances and banquets, as well as small board meetings and strategy workshops, The Victory Bar is sure to live up to its name.

Room Dimensions: 17.2 x 9.3m
Total Space: 82 sqm
Reception Style: 60 pax.
Boardroom Style: 20 pax.
Theatre Style: 40 pax.
Banquet Style: 20 pax.
Dinner Dance: 20 pax.

View of one of the stunning restaurants with bare brick walls and ceiling with typical nautical ornaments.

The Wine Cellar

Host an extraordinary champagne reception or product launch in the Wine Cellar, a striking and secretive room, with a unique layout and dramatic lighting. Host the event that everyone's talking about and toast to success.

Room Dimensions: 8.6 x 2.1m
Total Space: 18 sqm
Reception Style: 40 pax.


Spitbank Fort is a flawless all-year-round unusual venue, where you can enjoy an exclusive birthday party celebration late into the night. An opportunity to open your presents around the rooftop fire pit, have a lazy day in the hot tub or relax in the Victory bar.

All guests are met at Gunwharf Quays, before being privately transferred to Spitbank Fort. Transfers to the Fort take no more than 25 minutes.


A luxurious, private and utterly romantic wedding venue, where could be more memorable for your loved ones to witness you take your vows than on an exclusive island fortress out at sea?

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary wedding location and we have just the place. Look no further than Spitbank Fort.

Forget chauffeur driven cars and horse drawn carriages, they’re thinking speedboats or a more leisurely boat trip across the Solent. Providing a beautiful and luxurious setting for both weddings and civil ceremonies is only the beginning. Whether you’re dreaming of a classical fairy tale or rock ‘n’ roll decadence, their dedicated wedding team, complete with Fort Captain, Executive Chef and Crew will be on board to make your wildest dreams come true.

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  • Banqueting
  • Full liquor licence
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar
  • Outdoor heated pool

Payment Methods

  • Visa

Travel & Trade

  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Spitbank Fort

Type:Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

Solents Forts Port Office, Lock Keepers Cottage, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3FH
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Tel02392 809767

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Spitbank Fort (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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