Located on the south coast of Antigua, close to Galleon and Pigeon Beach, Nelson's Dockyard is a set of restored historic buildings that provides you with the opportunity for a dramatic and unusual setting for your dream destination wedding.
Nelsons Dockyard is the centre of the 15 square mile Nelson's Dockard National Park. It was originally developed as a base for the British Navy and greatly expanded by Lord Horatio Nelson in the 18th century. It was gradually abandoned in the nineteenth century and then closed for good in 1889. Rediscovered and restored in the 1950s Nelson's Dockyard now lays claim to being the only working Georgian dockyard in the world
Many of the original buildings have been restored to their former glory and now host a number of successful businesses more aligned with the modern tourist era. Businesses in the historic Nelson's Dockyard include The Admirals Inn hotel, The Copper and Lumber hotel, A&F sail makers, Sunsail yacht charter company, The Hot spot cafe, The Galley Bar, Crab Hole Liquers, The Signal Locker and ICE marine electronics. There are also several gifts shops and restaurants including Hamiltons, The Mainbrace and The Pillars.
Nelson's Dockyard is a vibrant and historic site and there are several options for hosting your wedding and many places for wonderful wedding photography. You can expect to find photo spots on the dock, on a near-by beach and around and about the dockyard you’ll find old capstans, anchors and canons for a fabulous historical feel. Nelson's Dockyard is especially good for large groups and for those with lots of children or guests with mobility problems, as the entire venue is easily accessible. (Some fees may apply to weddings hosted in the Dockyard - please ask for more info)
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