Located in Bristol and launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain is a truly unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Let us help make your dream wedding come true on board one of the world ’s great historic ships, and ensure that you have memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Speak to one of our events team now!

Contact Us

Wedding Spaces

At just under 100 metres in length Brunel’s SS Great Britain was the world’s largest ship. Her size is beguiling, her saloons and decks expansive and each one uniquely shaped.

On the evening of your special day the ship and all her wonderful rooms are open for you and your guests to enjoy – all to yourselves.

Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck is the picture-perfect location for your wedding ceremony. This intimate space transforms into a romantic aisle lined with honey-toned timber panels and beautiful mirrors. With friends and family gathered around you, vows are exchanged below a glass skylight which floods the space with soft light.

Enjoy a Champagne reception either on the Promenade Deck or head up to the Weather Deck which boasts one of the region’s most striking views.

First Class Dining Saloon

A sumptuous dining room for you and your guests to enjoy delicious food, fine wines and Champagne. Here you will be enchanted by the best in early Victorian design, with marble pillars, Rococo mirrors and candle lamps. Every need is catered for by the ship’s discreetly hidden technology, which includes flexible air-cooling and a PA system for speeches.

Hayward Saloon

A versatile space, next to the First Class Dining Saloon, the Hayward Saloon has its own bar and dance floor. Whether rounding off the evening with a disco or a band, this space will work for you.

Riggers’ Yard

With stunning views across the harbour, Riggers’ Yard at Brunel’s SS Great Britain offers a new, outdoor rustic style wedding location right by the water’s edge. Newly launched, couples can exchange vows outside, under floral arches and festoon lighting, while guests take in the spectacular views, unmatched by any other venue in the city.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the UK’s leading attractions and is open throughout the year. We are delighted to be able to offer the following times available for weddings.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception:

Due to public access we can offer the following times available for a ceremony:

November to March: Ceremony from 3.30pm to midnight (Monday to Sunday)

April to October: Ceremony from 4.30pm to midnight (Monday to Sunday)

Wedding Receptions:

Due to public access we can offer the following times available for a reception:

November to March: Arrival from 5pm to midnight

April to October: Arrival from 6pm to midnight


The Chief Steward strives to ensure every dining request is met. Delicious food is freshly cooked on board the ship, and served to your guests in the First Class Dining Saloon. The Steward and his staff are passionate about the quality of food, wine and Champagne, offered to guests

Image Gallery

Wedding Brochure

Download our Wedding Brochure for more information
Wedding Brochure