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Solent Forts


Solent Forts
3 historic sea forts in The Solent and consist of Spitbank Fort, No Man’s Fort and Horse Sand Fort. Spitbank and No Man’s Fort, have been transformed in to the ultimate private island, perfect for Weddings, Corporate, Celebrations, Dining Experiences and lots more.

Solent Forts are available for overnight fort breaks, exclusive use, special events, private parties, wedding receptions, corporate hire and our legendary Lunch Experiences on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Few venues in the world can offer the privacy and exclusivity, character and quirkiness, of these remarkable former gun emplacements.


Solent Forts, Departure Lounge, Canal Side, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3FH, United Kingdom

Room Summary

Maximum Capacity of Largest Room200
Minimum Capacity of Smallest Room2
Number of Halls0
Number of Meeting Room options15
Number of Guest Room options31 in total

More room Information


Spend a day at sea and enjoy a unique experience with your team

There are few people that can claim to have stayed the night on a small island located in the waters of the Solent, enjoying views to the coast of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Of these few, even less will have enjoyed a business event, launch or team building day at sea.

The Solent Forts are unique man-made structures first put in place to do the job of protecting the country from a possible French invasion.

These days one of the main jobs of the forts is to provide inspiration to visitors, whether looking for a break from the everyday or teams of businesses looking to create an event that is unlike anything delegates attending have seen before.

Now these two private island hotels, No Man’s Fort and Spitbank Fort, are available for exclusive use private events and conferences. The luxury destinations have also been successful launch venues with celebrity guests, team building retreats and unique conferences or meetings.

A simple one and a half hour journey time from London will see your guests and delegates aboard one of these two impressive sea fortresses. At the Solent Forts, business meets pleasure and you literally wave goodbye to the traditional, stuffy boardrooms while watching the waves beneath you.

No Man’s Fort is the larger of the two and can cater for up to 200 delegates in the mess hall. Function rooms are fitted with the very latest AV equipment and all events come with a dedicated ‘above and beyond’ team to ensure your wedding, party or conference goes ahead without a hitch.

Spitbank Fort is awash with character and style, just like No Man’s Fort only more intimate. The unique interior and quirky surroundings will help delegates achieve their goals as the creativity, hard work and ideas flow. Again, all function rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and can be flexible to accommodate parties of varying sizes.

A memorable visit is guaranteed aboard the two most unique and luxurious hotel destinations in the UK. The depth of history can be noted throughout each of the properties and an array of entertainment is available on both forts. Wine and rum tasting, fire-pits on top deck, wine caves, RIB rides and rooftop hot tubs are just some of the activities available for guest



  • Hostess/Event Manager Hostess/Event Manager
  • Food & Drinks Food & Drinks
  • Car Park Car Park
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment
  • TV Monitors TV Monitors
  • Event Documentation Event Documentation
  • Guestrooms Guestrooms
  • Drinks Served Drinks Served