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CELEBRATE WITH US Intimate to Extravagant

Set sail for the ultimate celebration

Do you have an extra special occasion on the horizon? Whether you’re looking to host an intimate gathering or an extravagant party, Solent Forts likes to rise to the occasion.

We’re not your average celebration venue in on the South Coast, close to Portsmouth and Southampton….and we certainly don’t do average parties! Our mission is to create the ultimate party setting for you, escaping from reality and letting your hair down in style. How about sipping cocktails in our rooftop hot tubs, gathered around a fire pit toasting marshmallows or better yet, try your hand at champagne sabrage?

Exclusive Use Party Venues

Whatever your idea of a perfect party, we can make it happen – from 2 to 200 guests, from private dining in the Lighthouse to exclusive hire of the whole fort, Solent Forts has the right package for you. Our forts lend themselves perfectly to all manner of events, from milestone birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and engagement parties.

With over 11 function rooms and 30 spacious bedroom suites across our two amazing fortresses, we are sure to have the perfect space for you. Or, for complete exclusivity, why not hire out our forts on an exclusive use basis and host your party on your very own private island?

Sound like the perfect venue? We think so too! We’ve put together a few highlights about each of our forts to help you select the right one for you:


Spitbank Fort

• The smallest of our forts; our four function rooms can cater for up to 60 guests
• We recommend our Crow’s Nest, a stunning contemporary room located in the lighthouse on the upper deck of the fort, offering sensational sea views across the Solent. Flooded with natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows this space is perfect for parties, events and smaller wedding ceremonies.
• Our eight spacious sea-view suites can sleep 18 overnight guests
• With a choice of nine fort activities including rib rides, cocktail making and wine and cheese tasting we have something for everyone. Or you can sit back, relax and unwind in our hot tubs or sauna and laze on the sundeck!
• Situated approximately 15 mins from Gunwharf Quays, Spitbank Fort is our closest fort to shore (so ideal if you don’t have great sea legs!)

For more information on Spitbank Fort’s facilities, visit our facilities page.

To make an enquiry, fill in the enquiry form below

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Solent Forts Bookings - Update August 2021

As you will be aware the government have stated all restrictions will be lifted in August 2021 but have not guaranteed that restrictions could not be restored later in the year. Whilst this is encouraging for many businesses currently affected by the restrictions it does not change the Forts current position.

The Forts are a unique proposition, and present a lot of logistical challenges, as well as the normal hotel/restaurant operational requirements to meet current regulations. We also need to be aware of our obligation to the Historical significance of our properties and the need to preserve their heritage.

As this situation is unprecedented, we are unsure when it will be safe to reopen, and we will continue to defer a reopening until there is no threat of further restrictions/forced closures and it is safe for both guests and staff, and we will be able to once more offer our guests the best possible experience.

You will appreciate the nature of the current situation and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time. We are a very small team working on reduced hours and will process all enquiries as soon as possible. Please channel all enquiries through our hello@solentforts.com email address.

Please be advised

We will NOT be taking any new bookings/enquiries or sell any more vouchers at this time.

Guests with existing bookings/vouchers are advised to contact the hello@solentfports.com email box.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Solent Forts Team

*You may have seen that the Solent Forts are currently being marketed for sale. Hotels change hands regularly and existing bookings and deposits are transferred over to any new ownership. In the rare event this does not happen you will receive a full refund automatically at the time of sale. Please be assured your deposits and bookings are safe.