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Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is a historic waterfront wedding venue tucked away in Gosport, Hampshire. Inside an 18th-century royal navy armaments depot, you and your guests can embrace an immersive experience of a time gone by. Awash with fascinating stories and captivating scenes, this award-winning setting promises to give you a send-off your loved ones will never forget.

Facilities and Capacity

Situated on the monumental Priddy’s Hard, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower boasts incredible views across the naval dockyard and the Solent beyond. Here, an exciting selection of sites awaits for each stage of your special day, all of which are available for exclusive hire. First built in 1771, the Grand Magazine is perhaps the venue’s most illustrious space, easily accommodating 150 for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. In this dignified open space, you can invite an additional 30 for a standing reception embraced by Georgian wood floors and a vaulted ceiling. What’s more, the room is divided, allowing you to move seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception without breaking the flow of the day. Elsewhere, museum galleries beckon guests to explore and discover while you take advantage of the unique backdrops for your wedding photos.

Services Offered

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is licensed for ceremonies and civil partnerships, while the staff is more than happy to assist you with planning each vital stage. Alongside their expertise, they can provide recommendations for preferred caterers and a plethora of wedding vendors. To ensure every detail of your day is executed as intended, an onsite wedding coordinator will be available from the moment of booking.

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