Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
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Royal Armouries Fort Nelson description
Museum / Funerals and Wakes / Wedding Venues / Party Venue / Historic Venue / Business Meeting Rooms
Our superbly restored Victorian fort, world-class museum collections and scenic position combine to make Fort Nelson one of Hampshire’s most unique venues for corporate hire. Whatever the occasion, from conference to board meeting, away-day to product launch, the Fort is open for business and can offer a range of rooms and facilities. Our unusual corporate event spaces are packed with Victorian features and heritage.
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The charming 'Point of the Redan', originally the officers' Billiard Room, is a multi-functional space and suitable for a range of activities. The room layout is flexible and there is access to the Palmerston Suites for break-out groups and/refreshments.
As meeting room:
For a reception:
The superb Officer's Mess is suitable for smaller events. Full of heritage and unique furnishings, it's the perfect setting for board meetings, personal presentations, formal dinners and interviews.
As meeting room:
For a reception:
The Ante Room has been restores to its full Victorian splendour and has magnificent views of the Solent and the Isle of Wright from its large picture window.
As meeting room:
The Palmerston Suite provides the ideal space for break out groups and/or refreshments.
Special offer for corporate events
1 November 2017
Experience the power and might of the big guns with a free gun firing experience when you book your next corporate event.
Contact our Venue Hire Manager on 01329 848518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid until March 2018. One firing per booking.
Celebration of Life at Fort Nelson
8 August 2017
After a funeral it is traditional to host a funeral reception/wake for family and friends. Fort Nelson offers the perfect place to bring together loved ones of the dearly departed in memory, respect and celebration of their life. Funerals are almost always solemn and emotional events, and whilst respects are paid and goodbyes are given, it is often the funeral reception that provides for comfort.
Fort Nelson is located only 1.6 miles from Portchester Crematorium, 8.5 miles from The Oaks Havant Crematorium and ideally located for all local churches. The Fort is one of six Palmerston forts, strategically positioned along the chalk ridge of Portsdown Hill, and is one of the best surviving examples of a 19th – century Victorian fort. It is set in over 19 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside and boasts spectacular views of Portsmouth Harbour, the Meon Valley and South Downs National Park. There is ample free car parking on –site.
Experienced staff will be on hand to provide support before and during the event to ensure the delivery of the required services and facilities. It is possible to include a special gun salute using one of the big guns on The Parade. There are a variety of food and beverage options available to suit all tastes, using only the freshest of ingredients and preparing everything on site to the highest standards. The Redan has a relaxed peaceful atmosphere and is the ideal location for your wake buffet or lunch as you reminisce.
“People are still talking about the food, the spread was absolutely magnificent & incredible quality. It was truly amazing. The care and attention accorded to us made the occasion very special. Rather than feeling cold and soulless, the afternoon was enjoyable and friendly.”
“We know how the gusty weather nearly put an end to our gun salute and toast for my dad's wake and we are very, very grateful for your perseverance on our behalf to ensure it all happened the way we'd hoped. You only get one chance at these things and I can honestly say, with your assistance, it all exceeded our expectations and gave us great joy on such a sad day. My dad would have been very pleased with it all.”
Please contact Michael Howell to place your booking and discuss your requirements on 01329 848 518 or email email@example.com
Fort Nelson is one of six Palmerston forts, strategically positioned along the chalk ridge of Portsdown Hill, and is one of the best surviving examples of a 19th - century Victorian fort.
This fully restored Victorian fort was built to protect the great naval harbour of Portsmouth and is set in over 19 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside.
The spectacular views of Portsmouth Harbour, the Meon Valley and the South Downs National Park make it a unique place for your special event.
Fort Nelson is a unique venue and can accommodate a range of events, from product launches and board meetings to weddings and celebrations.
Make your event really go with a bang with a special gun salute -experience the noise and power of one of our big guns being fired on The Parade.
Please contact our Events Manager on 01329 848518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Venue Hire
All prices include VAT
Hire of the Redan
Full day £600
Half Day £360
Evening Only ( Mon - Thurs) £900
Evening Only ( Fri- Sun) £1200
Gun Firing £110
Please contact our Venue Hire Manager on 01329 848518 or email email@example.com
Current special offers are shown below:
20% off hire and DDR, with free tea and coffee for bookings made for 1st January - 31st March
Available between 4 December 2018 and 31 March 2019
20% off hire and DDR, with free tea and coffee for bookings made for 1st January - 31 March 2019.