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Brunel's SS Great Britain Weddings

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Brunel's SS Great Britain


Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the beautifully restored ship, lies in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside. Launched in 1843 as the world’s first luxury ocean liner, the SS Great Britain is a truly unique venue for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception and evening party. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to carry the rich and famous to New York, he described the ship as his ‘darling’. From the outset she combined the very best in comfort and style with quality food and service. The iconic ship’s story is intertwined with passion and romance. She was launched by Prince Albert, whose marriage to Queen Victoria was such a success. Passengers’ diaries tell of love and flirtations, and the ship’s much admired Captain Gray was asked by many engaged ladies, emigrating to Australia, to stand in as father of the bride. Today, wedding couples continue this tradition of love and romance.

Memories last a lifetime and start at the early planning stages – from the moment you contact the Wedding Coordinator to arrange a viewing. That is why the SS Great Britain offers the highest quality of service for this unique and special venue.

Every bride and groom desires a stunning backdrop to their wedding, and the ship’s magnificent and historic stern is guaranteed to impress you and your guests. Illuminated from below her glass ‘sea’, the ship is beautiful and dramatic in all weathers.

On board, the ship offers the Weather Deck with stunning views across the harbour, the long sweep of the Promenade Deck, the sumptuous opulence of the First Class Dining Saloon, and many other historic spaces to explore.

For a truly memorable celebration the SS Great Britain is perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception and evening party.

Special Offers

  • Brunel’s ss Great Britain Spring Wedding Package

    The offer: This spring celebrate your wedding on board the beautifully restored ss Great Britain in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside.

    Brunel’s ss Great Britain’s Summer Wedding Offer includes exclusive use of the historic ship for you and your guests. Your ceremony will take place on the picture perfect Promenade Deck followed by a glass of Pimms and a selection of canapés while enjoying the waterside view on the Weather Deck. Enjoy a delicious three course spring menu topped off with coffee and country fudge in the luxurious First Class Dining Saloon where you will be enchanted by the best in early Victorian design.

    A dedicated Wedding Coordinator will be available for every step, from the initial viewing to on-the-day support. The Ships Steward will also be on hand to act as Master of Ceremonies and offer talks or guided tours.

    Also included in the offer:

    • A reception glass of Pimms and a selection of canapés

    • Three course spring menu with coffee and country fudge

    • A glass of house wine with the meal

    • A glass of sparkling wine for toasts

    • Bacon rolls in the evening (vegetarian option available)

    • Decorated tables including white linen cloths and napkins, crockery, glassware and Victorian storm lanterns

    • Disco with resident DJ

    The price for 60 people is just £5995 + VAT

    Additional guests for the day and evening £85 + VAT

    Additional guest for the evening only £18 + VAT

    Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 1st February to 30th April 2017 excluding Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Brunel’s ss Great Britain website.

    Offer link: Weddings

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