National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool


National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool




Steeped in history and grandeur, take in over 200 years of naval history as you celebrate your special day. HMS Trincomalee provides an extraordinary backdrop for your wedding or civil ceremony. As one of the oldest floating warships in...Britain, spend your day among beautiful surroundings in this beautiful waterside location.


Immerse yourself in over 200 years of Naval History by celebrating your special day on board Europe’s oldest warship still afloat: HMS Trincomalee. As the centrepiece of our historic quayside, she is an exceptional venue in which to hold your ceremony or reception, as well as acting as an unforgettable backdrop for a drinks reception on dry land.

Trincomalee offers two incredible spaces for both ceremonies and your evening event; the Captains Cabin or the gun deck. Exclusive hire of the ship provides a truly one-of-a-kind experience that you can share for years to come with your family and friends.

The Sir William Gray Suite is our grandest space, with its traditional décor and large windows flooding natural light throughout the room makes it the perfect place to hold larger ceremonies or wedding breakfast that demand a luxurious and opulent setting.

The Baltic Suites offers couples offers an intimate space for your wedding ceremony. With tall ceilings and views across the historic quayside, and contemporary stone floors and brick walls makes this the perfect blank canvas ready to be transformed for your special day.


Knowing your special day is taken care of gives you peace of mind to enjoy it. Our team will curate your wedding reception providing unique options that compliment your budget. From the intimate to the extravagant, our wedding specialists will give you an experience to remember.

Enjoy your wedding breakfast with our caterers who offer a selection of menu options to suit all taste. We offer a varied selection of wines or non-alcoholic alternatives. As the perfect day draws to a close, let our team take the worry out of your evening reception, as guests take to the floor and dance the night away.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Historic
  • Landmark
  • Coastal Wedding
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Accommodation
  • Nearby usually available
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Alcohol licence

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • More than one wedding room available