Solent Forts Venue Hire, PO1
Resting in the beautiful Solent, just off the coast of Portsmouth, are three incredible Victorian fortresses, originally there to protect our fleet when Britannia ruled the waves. Whilst Horse Sand fort remains in its original historic state, Spitbank Fort and No Man’s Fort have been lovingly restored and are now a luxurious cocoon of indulgence, privacy and exclusivity providing every level of comfort to offer a unique taste of life at sea.
A five-star venue whose original guns and ammunition stores have made way for 9 bedrooms, 3 dining/function rooms, 3 bars including a Laurent Perrier Champagne bar, a wine cellar, open-air hot pool, sauna, sundeck and games rooms. Available for exclusive use, Spitbank Fort is ideal for corporate functions requiring high-tech facilities, security and total privacy as well as memorable social events such as wedding receptions and special family get togethers seeking an alternative setting.
No Man’s Fort
Considerably larger than Spitbank Fort, and with a helipad, No Man’s Fort has four levels packed with a variety of AmaZing facilities – it’s a unique venue that’s sure to fire people with enthusiasm and leave them with unforgettable memories. As well as a wealth of history and bags of character the Fort offers 22 fabulous bedrooms, a variety of large and impressive function spaces, and a range of fabulous facilities that will make this one of the most incredible venues in the world for both corporate and private functions.
• Function rooms
For your corporate event, no other venues in the UK can offer such privacy, luxury and security. With a full crew on hand to service your needs 24/7 you are free to create your very own agenda, be it for a deserved ‘well done’ or a celebration with clients. We can cater from groups from 20 up to 150
However, one of the very best features of the Forts is their privacy. Bring away your board, discuss mergers and acquisitions, host a team building event or just escape for real peace and quiet in this fortress of solitude away from prying eyes and nosey neighbours.
• Incentives & Hospitality
Treat your hard-working staff to a trip to their very own private island, where your team can relax and unwind in total privacy and have plenty of fun. With multiple recreation rooms and our fabulous Bars, begin your evening with a couple of drinks and plenty of games.
As the evening progresses enjoy a delicious banquet spread, perhaps try one of our themed events and enjoy a party with a difference? Anything from James Bond to Mexican themed, our dedicated staff can cater to your every need, and your team will be well rested in our fabulous and luxurious bedroom suites.
For a motivational and inspirational reward that will have your staff talking for months after, Solent Forts is the ideal location.
• Team Building & Development
It’s not often that you can take your team or board of directors to a destination like no other, but Solent Forts offers just that, with your own luxury Private Island for business and pleasure you can entertain in, in absolute style. Arrive with your team at The Solent Forts Departure Lounge, Gosport, where you have an opportunity to relax, before being picked up by our team and whisked over to the forts.
Having hosted a wide variety of different events, such as charity dinners, conferences and product launches to AGMs and business lunches and dinners, our expert and helpful staff know how to make your event unforgettable. With an abundance of different event spaces, we are sure to have something to suit your needs.
AN EXCLUSIVE USE VENUE LIKE NO OTHER
Experience the ultimate event on your own private island. Let us whisk you away to our luxurious hideaway, Spitbank Fort, for a once in a lifetime event.
If your wish list for an Exclusive Use venue is more ‘quirky and curious’, than ‘corporate and conventional’, then you’ve come to the right place. After all, we’re located slap bang in the middle of the Solent. We can’t offer you perfectly rectangular rooms, shuttle buses and a large car park – but we can offer you boat transfers, amazing ‘canon’ sized rooms, a rooftop hot tub and sauna, a lighthouse and a wine cave.
Our EU package is available on a 24 hour hire for up to 18 guests.
View our 24 hour EU package
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS CAN I HOST ON SPITBANK FORT?
BIRTHDAY EXCLUSIVE USE
Spitbank Fort is the perfect location for that landmark birthday (30th – 100th!) of yours or any birthday for that matter! Our Exclusive Use birthday package takes the guest experience to the next level with your own private chef and tailored to ensuring an unforgettable occasion.
CELEBRATIONS EXCLUSIVE USE
If you are looking for a good excuse to celebrate a recent work promotion, anniversary or even a wedding engagement, Spitbank Fort offers absolute privacy and that personal service you maybe looking for.
CORPORATE EXCLUSIVE USE
From Team Building and Employee Incentive Trips to Client events and Board Strategy meetings, our Corporate EU
Spitbank Fort, refurbished in 2012 is already regarded as one of the world’s most unique venues and is receiving rave reviews from across the globe. Spitbank Fort, the smallest of the three Solent Forts offers guests a choice of eight bedrooms, luxuriously fitted to the highest standards, and features including an open air hot pool, sauna, wine cellar and games rooms. Spitbank Fort is the ideal location for an exclusive use event, ideal for private parties, corporate hire and even licensed for weddings, there are few venues in the world that can offer the privacy, intimacy and exclusivity of Spitbank Fort.
No Man’s Fort is three times the size of Spitbank Fort is the perfect destination for corporate clients and large events, offering 22 huge bedroom suites, plus facilities including its own lazer battle, sea golf, a hot house with firepit, a large rooftop firepit, a cabaret bar, shops and restaurants.
THE CROW’S NEST
A stunning contemporary room located high up in the fort, offering sensational sea views across the Solent. This space is flooded with natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows providing an excellent space for parties, events and even wedding ceremonies. With a maximum capacity of 60, there’s plenty of space for the A list in your life. This room can also be converted into a bedroom for our EU guests providing sensational views morning and night!
As the name suggests, this is our principal dining space on Spitbank. Vaulted ceilings and original ironwork help create an amazing ambience in this historic space. With views back to Portsmouth Harbour and the Spinnaker Tower, it’s a wonderful setting for a celebratory feast. Holding a maximum of 60 people, this room is also licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.
As bars go, we have to admit this one is pretty darn fine! With a Laurent Perrier Champagne bar, there’s no need to be without a glass of fizz to pass the time. Sink back into a comfy club chair or plush sofa and try your hand at some of our traditional bar games. With amazing acoustics, the bar is also a fabulous spot for a live band to entertain you and your guests in complete comfort.
Our wine cave has a really unique atmosphere thanks to the unusual shape of the room and the cleverly chosen mood lighting. It’s perfect for small groups to enjoy a private dining experience – perhaps paired with a wine tasting session with a qualified sommelier? It’s also a lovely spot to begin your evening with cocktails and digestifs, or how about a late evening visit for a cheeky nightcap? If you’re feeling a little peckish tuck into a platter of cheese to satisfy your appetite… and what a wonderful excuse for a glass of port.
Stepping into the courtyard you are soon reminded of just how unique this building is. Wonderful Victorian iron work, red brick walls and arched doors are a charming reminder of the skill of those who created Spitbank Fort over 150 years ago. Today it offers a dramatic and exciting space to host a drinks reception where up to 60 guests can mingle and enjoy their rum rations. There are unusual details dotted around the area providing plenty of photo opportunities, including some genuine period artefacts and a smattering of Great British quirkiness. With a music system available, you’re free to create your perfect party atmosphere.
ROOF TERRACE – HOT POOL, SAUNA, FIRE PIT, SUN DECK
It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting. The only trouble you’ll have, is deciding quite what to do first. Do you take a dip in the hot pool, raising a glass of fizz to any passing yachts? Or perhaps a relaxing stint in the sauna is more your thing? For groups and couples alike, there’s no finer way to end an evening on Spitbank than gazing out at the stars, toasting marshmallows over the firepit, snuggled in cosy blankets.
When the sun is out, our terrace sun loungers are all ready in prime position or perhaps you’d prefer to take in the view of the Isle of Wight from the top of our lighthouse.