The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE

Set in 400 years of maritime history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is the perfect spot to have a stunning event, offering a variety of unique choices for all your needs. With two beautiful wedding venues, and fantastic packages for both business and celebratory events, we have something here to offer for all occasions. For weddings, The Historic Dockyard Chatham not only offers two unique ceremony venues and a memorable reception venue but also the backdrop of the worlds most complete Dockyard from the age of sail.

Why choose us?

- Ample free parking on-site

- A fully licensed bar within The Commissioner’s House

- Easily accessible by public transport

- Local hotel located on the outskirts of our car park, meaning plenty of room for guests to stay!


- Two venue options so you can get married both inside or outside, using The Commissioner’s House & HMS Gannet

- The Commissioner’s House will be exclusive for you and your guests

- A memorable reception venue

- Services of our wedding co-ordinator

- Choice of two fantastic Kentish caterers for your food

- Use of the entire site for truly unique photographs

- Unique and historic Kentish setting, at the worlds most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail

- Use of our Bridal suite, so you can get ready here on the day

- Stunning landscaped gardens with a balcony; plenty of space for large group photos.

Business Events:

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a superb destination packed full of a variety of venues and options to create the perfect business event. With spaces for evening parties, board meetings and conferences we have something unique to tailor your next event! Celebrations: Britain’s oldest naval building, complete with stunning Georgian architecture, offers gorgeous exclusive space for your event.

- Beautiful patio and balcony with views of the Garden

- Fully licensed bar

- Exclusive use of the garden for photographs and reception drinks

- Onsite parking close to the venue

- A variety of rooms to choose from.

- Evening dinner venue for up to 120

- Two fabulous caterers to choose from We can cater for private parties and dinners, proms, celebrations of life and so much more!

So if you're looking for a venue to hire in Chatham, make an enquiry to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent!

Transport Accessibility

  • The Historic Dockyard is an 11 minute drive from Rochester train station.
  • The nearest bus stop is a 4 minute walk from the venue.
  • There are 20 available taxi services in the surrounding area to choose from.
  • The venue has on-site parking including disabled parking spaces.

Venue Amenities

Wedding Licence
Conferencing Equip
High Ceilings
Natural Light
Flexible Layout

Venue Facilites

Public Transportation
Wheelchair Accessible
Private Restrooms


Main Room

Large Dining

Court Area

Open Areas

Large Hall

Wedding Venues

The Commissioner's House

Large Dining

Hire The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Large Dining

Victorian Sloop

Large Dining
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