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HMS Warrior Weddings- A unique and historic venue.

We are truly privileged to play at some amazing venues on our travels but on board the HMS Warrior 1860 in Portsmouth has to be one of the most unique and historic wedding venues we have ever performed at.  With guests seated on tables amongst the guns, it can only be described as truly breathtaking.

HMS Warrior Weddings with Simply Swing Band

Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of the British fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. In her time she was the ultimate deterrent and yet within a few years she was obsolete.  Now restored and back in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship is available to hire as a wedding or party venue.

It was here that Laura and Neil hosted their wedding reception and chose Simply Swing’s sextet featuring both male and female vocals, keyboard, double bass, drums and guitar as their evening wedding entertainment.  Here is a photo of the band playing their first dance song – “At Last”.  Thanks to Martin Lewis for the photo.


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