Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Type:Meeting Venues


Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN

Tel: +44 (0)1329 848 516

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson


Fort Nelson is a Victorian Fort set on Portsdown Hill, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour to the south and Meon Valley to the north.

Both private and business functions can be held at the fort in the former Officer's Mess. This has been restored to its full Victorian splendour and is a popular venue for civil ceremonies, formal dinners and with companies who want to run away days, training courses or seminars. Celebratory gun salutes, guided tours and a chance to view the museum's galleries are offered to both private and business clients.

Fort Nelson provides the perfect setting for your civil ceremony, ensuring you enjoy a truly unforgettable day.

Our elegant function rooms – The Point of the Redan and the Ante Room – have been restored to their Victorian splendour and are full of individual character.

In addition, Fort Nelson’s historic galleries, quaint courtyard and rugged outdoor areas will form picturesque backdrops for unique photographs.

Book Tickets


Ante Room - 45 - - - -
Point of the Redan - 80 - - - -


Ante Room
Conference Boardroom45
Point of the Redan
Conference Boardroom80



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting
  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Permits Clients own Caterers
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Natural Daylight
  • Open all year round

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking


Map & Directions


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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