• Hire HMS Unicorn

    Hire HMS Unicorn

    Weddings, celebrations, functions...

Hire the Ship

Drinks receptions

HMS Unicorn, Scotland's oldest ship, is the perfect setting for a drinks reception.

The ship is a truly unique and special venue for events. We can offer:

  • Canape receptions;
  • Drinks packages;
  • Exclusive hire for up to 2.5 hours.

There are two spaces on board suitable for receptions, the Captain's Cabin and the Upper Deck.

Captain's Cabin

The Captain's Cabin is a charming room at the stern of the ship capable of accommodating up to 30 people.

Upper Deck

A grand space featuring the ship's bell and wheel. The deck can accommodate up to 100 people

Evening parties

HMS Unicorn is a unique and charming venue for a celebration.

The ship is a spectacular choice for those looking for a party venue with a difference and can accommodate up to 100 guests.

HMS Unicorn provides a dedicated staff member to work as your liaison before, during and after your event to facilitate its smooth running.


Your wedding is a very special day, and HMS Unicorn is a very special place to have a wedding.

Available for your exclusive use, HMS Unicorn is the third oldest ship afloat in the world and the perfect setting for your special day.

Become part of our history by exchanging your vows on board.

  • Unique and memorable setting;
  • A dedicated staff member to ensure your day goes well;
  • Capacity for up to 100 people for the ceremony, your meal and dance;
  • Central Dundee location;

We can provide you with a list of suppliers we have engaged with in the past.

Hire Price List 2020

COVID-19 special - we are able to take short-notice bookings for weddings and other functions

The prices listed here are for the hire of the venue only. Catering, drinks, bar service, music (live or DJ), decoration are all extras.

Please call us on 01382 200 900 to arrange a visit to be shown round the ship and our facilities, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will show you examples of functions we have held and explain the process of how to book with us.

Drinks Reception

Captain's Cabin



Evening Party

Captain's Cabin



Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception

Upper Deck



Wedding Ceremony & Full Reception

Upper Deck



Suppliers we have worked with

You are welcome to use your suppliers. We have a small number of providers with whom we have worked with ourselves and they would be happy to provide you with a quote.


"A huge thank you to all the staff and especially Lucy for making our wedding on board so easy, stress free and magical. All the staff were so lovely and professional."
David and Jennifer Kincaid, October 2019

"Our anniversary party was a wonderful evening and our guests loved the unusual venue. A magical old ship!"
Douglas and Angela Kerr, May 2019

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