HM Frigate Unicorn :-
The classic sailing frigate was a fast and powerful warship, and was one of the most successful and charismatic ship designs of the age. Opportunities for a varuety of wedding photographs
Venue type: Historic Ship
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 2 Function room names and capacities: Captain's Cabin, can seat up to 30 people. Upper deck(which is enclosed)up to 100 people.
Local accommodatio: Apex City Quay Hotel, West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee. Hilton Dundee, Earl Grey Place, Dundee. Travel Inn Express, Dock Street, Dundee.
Entertainment is available: We have a list of Scottish country dance bands & a disco.
Wedding services provided: The ship is licenced for Civil Ceremonies/Partnerships, and is also available for religeous/church weddings.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: There are no gardens, however the ship's figurehead and bowsprit provide a dramatic backdrop for photographs of the bridal party.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: The ship has a variety of photographic opportunities onboard ranging from the ship's bell, steering wheel, the heavy gun battery on the Gun Deck and the Captain's Cabin.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Dundee University Botanical Gardens offers a very picturesque setting for outdoor photographs. Also literally 2 minutes walk from the ship there is a riverside walk offering stunning views over the River Tay.
Venue special features: As a nineteenth century wooden hulled warship Unicorn offers a unique, atmospheric and memorable venue for that special day. An historic setting onboard the oldest British-built ship still afloat.
Venue History: Unicorn was launched at the Royal Dockyard Chatham on 30th March 1824. She is a unique example of the craftsmanship of the 19th century shipbuilder. Designed by Sir Robert Seppings for the Royal Navy, Unicorn was built as a 46 gun frigate of the Leda class and is the only example of a ship in ordinary(reserve)in the world, with the original roof fitted in 1824 still covering the upper deck.
Other informatio: In consultation with the client we will endeavour to make all possible arrangements to suit their requirements. Clients are free to choose caterers, musicians, etc., from our list or can arrange for their own suppliers. We are happy to set up the area to accommodate the clients guests to afford best usage of the space. The Ship Manager is the first contact for the client and will be happy to discuss their requirements and advise on a variety of aspects relating to the event.
Wedding Trivia: TO TIE THE KNOT - The term "tie the knot" also goes back Roman times. the bride would wear a girdle that was tied in many knots which the groom had the "duty" of untying.