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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, call us on 02392 809 767 or fill in the enquiry form below

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Dear Guests

As a result of recent Government guidance discouraging mass gatherings and encouraging ‘social distancing’ in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily cease trading at Solent Forts. The safety of our guests and crew is and always has been of paramount importance.

As this situation is unprecedented, we are, as yet, unsure when it will be safe to reopen the forts. We are currently concentrating on the displacement of all confirmed bookings which were due to take place over the next 28 days (up to and including Friday 17th April). Bookings beyond this date may also be subject to rebooking. We will be looking at dates beyond 17th April on a fortnightly basis whilst taking into account any further government advice.

You will appreciate the unprecedented nature of the current situation and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time. We as we are a very small team and we respectfully request that you do not contact the Port Office by phone or in person as this will help our team to process all enquiries as soon as possible. Please channel any other enquiries through our hello@solentforts.com email address.

We are working hard to reschedule as many of the affected bookings as smoothly and efficiently as we can and we are doing everything we can to provide maximum flexibility as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.

These procedures apply for all bookings made direct with the venue. If you booked through a third party agency please contact them directly.

Further updates will be provided via our online statement and through our social media channels.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Solent Forts Team