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Film Location23rd February 2021

A Bridgerton Wedding?

Many of us are getting through lockdown by binge watching box sets, and we’re not ashamed to say that most of the team here at the Dockyard have watched the new Netflix hit series Bridgerton (some more than once!).

We had known for some time this lavish new series was coming so the excitement was already at an all time high when it was released over the Christmas break – obviously purely for research purposes, in hope we could spot the Dockyard locations! It truly never gets old to see our historic site come to life in various different guises on screen across a huge array of films and TV series.

Do you recognise this Dockyard location from the Duke’s boxing scenes? It’s a space not often accessible to the public, making it quite the hidden gem.

Boxing set from Bridgerton in the Tarred Yarn Store at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

A real life Bridgerton Ball?

One theme that is consistent throughout Bridgerton is the lavish balls and we couldn’t help but think of our own ballroom in Commissioner’s House. Our very own Georgian mansion, now used as a popular wedding venue, playing host to many romantic stories of its own. Are they worthy of scandal or not? We’ll let Lady Whistledown decide!

The Commissioner’s House is a grand historic property built in 1704 and is one of the oldest intact naval building in Great Britain. The house was originally built for Captain George St Lo, on the site of an earlier residence built in 1640.

Today the House has three private function rooms and a marquee set in a beautiful landscaped walled garden. Couples have exclusive access to the House for them and their guests and with an elegant room already named ‘ The Ballroom’,  you’ll be the talk of the ‘ton when hosting.

If your search for the right suitor is over, you’ve found your enchanting match and a Bridgerton Ball is your wedding goal, get a flavour of weddings at The Historic Dockyard and browse through our wedding page. We offer a variety of packages available to suit every couple, all set against our unique historic backdrops – making for picture-perfect moments (which could include the Duke’s boxing ring!).

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