Commissioner's House
Weddings at Commissioner's House

Not many couples can boast they were married on a ship! Now you can!

Ceremony on the deck

Wedding Ceremony on board HMS Gannet  

In addition to Commissioner's House we have a real treat for those looking for an unusual & quirky location for a wedding ceremony.

Built on the River Medway at Sheerness in 1878, HMS Gannet was part of our nation's Victorian Navy policing the waters of the British Empire. She has been restored to her glorious 1886 condition and looks like a ship should look, including three masts and lots of rigging!

The ceremony can take place in the Captain's Cabin, on the quarterdeck or on main deck - an awning protects us from the uncertain English weather!

Couples can combine their ceremony on the ship with a drinks reception onboard, followed by the reception in Commissioner's House.


We had a wonderful day, it was just as we imagined! Many of our guests commented on what a perfect venue we'd chosen and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Jenny Cooper, married to Scott onboard HMS Gannet with a reception
at Commissionerís House

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Commissioner's House, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TZ.

Call our Hospitality Team
Direct Dial: 01634 823846  Switchboard: 01634 823800 Email: ch-events@chdt.org.uk
HMS GannetArrange an Exclusive Viewing - call 01634 823800Click here to view a Gallery of photosCeremony in the Captain's Cabin
All photos on this page were taken at Commissioner's House and we thank the photographers and happy couples for letting us use their pictures