The Historic Dockyard Chatham


Information For The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers not only two unique wedding venues but the stunning backdrop of the world’s most complete Dockyard.

At The Historic Dockyard Chatham you are not just “hiring a venue”, you are buying into a complete and unforgettable experience set within a place that is quite simply like no other.

The Commissioner’s House, Britain’s oldest naval building in use today is complete with stunning Georgian architecture and its very own gorgeous landscaped garden. The house has spaces for both ceremony and reception. Or perhaps opt for get married on-board HMS GANNET a magnificent 3-masted Victorian Sloop.

The Commissioner’s House offers gorgeous spaces exclusively for your ceremony and reception. Included in the package price is the Commissioner’s House garden, the perfect setting for after ceremony drinks and photographs.

A Victorian Sloop in the center of the world’s most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail. This venue makes a unique setting for your ceremony. Combine this with either drinks on board or your party can make their way to The Commissioner’s House to enjoy the rest of your day.

The special touches we provide with each wedding means no two are the same. Immaculate detail and pure care come across as you and your partner venture into the future.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham at a Glance

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Price Range
£900 - £4500
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Type of Venue
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Stately Home
Unique Venue
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Seated Capacity
Up to 120
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Reception Capacity
Up to 225
Unique & Historic Buildings Flexibility Your own dedicated Wedding Planner Exclusive Use Stunning Garden Options for Inside & Outside Ceremonies Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 225Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Bridal Suite : Changing OnlyHistoricCountry House Manor House View More
No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Nearest Town : ChathamNearest Airport : GatwickNearest Motorway : M20Nearest Train Station : ChathamAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedCeremony and Reception MusiciansCeremony MusicReception MusicPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBallroomBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticStylishGarden OutdoorMuseum AttractionWedding Planners View Less

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The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

  • The Historic Dockyard
  • Chatham
  • Kent
  • ME4 4TZ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Chloe Wilson

Congratulations on your engagement! My name is Chloe and I am the Wedding Coordinator for The Historic Dockyard, dedicated to making your wedding day perfect, and taking away any stress you may have! My job is to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly, from your initial viewing, to making your booking, to the day itself. I am here for both Bride and Groom to answer questions and be a constant support at all times. I look forward to hopefully meeting you soon to show you around our unique venue!