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Boathouse No 4, Portsmouth

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With complete Event Management and superb catering from our award-winning in-house caterers Ampersand, your event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be a seamless experience, sure to impress every guest.

Rich in history and filled with marvels of the maritime, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy’s past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England. With its working Naval Base location, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is an exciting settings to host your event.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to Henry VIII’s favourite warship, Mary Rose; Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory; and the pride of Queen Victoria’s Navy, HMS Warrior 1860. These marvels are set alongside the historic Boathouse No7 and No4, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations to create an unforgettable venue for a truly memorable event, whatever the occasion. It’s easy to hire more than one venue at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; you can mix and match spaces according to your needs.
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  • On the ground floor there are many small boats undergoing restoration and from the viewing gallery above you get to see the work underway. There is also the wonderful aroma of freshly worked timber...  more »
  • My wife and I had a personal tour (we were the only two who put our names on the list) of refurbishment work going on in Boathouse No.4, plus our very knowledgeable hands-on guide (Tim) showed us the....  more »
  • Free to enter and you can go upstairs to a cafe. On route there are some displays and information. In addition you can see people working on mainly wooden craft in the shed below. Well worth a...  more »
  • We used Boathouse 4 as our wedding reception venue and it by far exceeded expectations! Service was perfect, food was absolutely amazing and Russel and the team went above and beyond to deliver us the most perfect day! Big thank you to the team :)
  • This is a great place, a working boathouse with all manner of boats of all different shapes and sizes and ages too, the smell of the timber is amazing, there's a very nice cafe/restaurant over looking the entire workshop, so you can still see what's going on whilst having a bite to eat and drink, a must see for those interested in boat building and even those that are little curious.
  • Fab. Wasnt sure what to expect but my (adult) daughter and I enjoyed our visit, and from what we could see, the families there also were having a good time. Really interesting seeing the boats being built. We're liked the canal bit, and also the info on the tragic folding canoe 2nd WW raids. The cafe looked super, but unfortunately we had just had a coffee elsewhere - next time we will call in here as it looked good, the ambience nice, and the staff were friendly.
  • The menu and food were fantastic. Views stunning
  • Excellent and very interesting fully operational boat house. The cafe is well worth a visit as well with great views of the Warrior

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