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Boat Yard Boat

The Boat Shed @Salt

South East, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 9DR

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The Boat Shed @Salt is a rustic and versatile blank canvas wedding venue. Situated on a working boat yard in Portchester, Hampshire, The Boat Yard lends itself to long wooden trestle tables, strings of festoon lighting, industrial-style props and street food-style catering


If the venue is too big for your numbers, no problem, a rustic boat to be pushed inside to change the floor space. Decorate with fairy lights for a beautiful prop perfectly in-keeping with the venue. Helen Ruff of Margot’s Wedding is overseeing the weddings at The Boat Shed.  On hand for full or partial planning or simply on day management. She is based locally and publishes a popular digital magazine and blog, she has more than ten year’s experience in the wedding industry and has a wealth of ideas and contacts.

Trestle tables, wild-look flowers and strings of festoon lighting are the ideal vibe for the space and location, but the décor really is down to your imagination. Only the bar is strictly in-house at this blank canvas wedding venue, all other suppliers can be brought in. If the tide is right you can make a grand entrance by boat and the wooden jetty is available for evening drinks and evening ceremonies. The Cabin offers peaceful bridal accommodation or an area for bridal prep with panoramic views, and Amble, the owner’s beautiful wooden sailing yacht is available for guests to stay on board too.

Nearby recommended accommodation is detailed in the sales brochure. You will also find the popular Salt Cafe in the yacht haven – their coffee, cakes and amazing breakfast/brunch/lunch could be a godsend for setup or the day after the wedding.











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