Portsmouth's favourite wedding venue

The Square Tower at Old Portsmouth, Hampshire

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The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, is the most popular of Portsmouth's wedding venues. Hundreds of weddings took place at the Square Tower last year and this year there'll be even more! However some dates are still available, so be sure to book your wedding date early to avoid disappointment.

An historic Hampshire wedding venue

Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a grander celebration, The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth could be just what you're seeking as the perfect venue to hold your ceremony.

The Square Tower is one of the most historic of Portsmouth wedding venues. It was built during the reign of Henry VII and still retains some of its Tudor features, it has a unique feel and atmosphere. Two rooms are available for hire and are licenced for weddings and civil partnerships in accordance of the Marriage Act 1994.

The Lower Hall can seat up to 100 people and is decorated with hand crafted heraldic shields of former Governor's of Portsmouth.

During the tower's restoration in the 1980's two large brick fireplaces were uncovered complete with exquisite herringbone brickwork.

The first floor Upper Hall with it's fantastic arched brick roof and two magnificent black chandeliers, is slightly smaller and can seat up to 80 people.

Also in the Upper Hall you will find one of the only original windows still in use within the building as most were filled in 1584 when the tower was converted into a gunpowder store to keep the power dry and secure. The window is Tudor in origin, you will be amazed to see how thick the walls are.

Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator will discuss the many options for you and tailor make your ceremony to suit your exact requirements, options include mood lighting, live musicians and much more.


For your ceremony you are given a full two-hour slot (plus free time for get-in). This gives you sufficient time not only to have your ceremony, but also to have photographs afterwards. We can also lay on a range of refreshments for you; from tea/coffee in our vintage china to full high teas!

We have chair covers you may hire if you wish; these are £2.00 per chair.

The Square Tower is also perfect for other ceremonies such as naming ceremonies and Memorial services. The Tower can be laid out how you wish for each individual ceremony and it's stunning surroundings will make every type of ceremony special.
Please contact enquiries@squaretower.co.uk">Steve Hender to arrange a viewing and discuss your needs.

Wedding prices:

For your information the wedding rates for the Square Tower are as follows:
2 hour wedding ceremony slot:
Monday to Thursday £350
Friday, Sundays, Bank Holidays £700
Saturdays £800

All-day wedding bookings:
(as much time as you want on your chosen day until 10.00pm + up to 2 hours the evening before)
Monday to Thursday £1,000
Friday and Sunday and bank holidays £1,300
Saturdays £1,500

If you would like any further information or would like to be shown around this beautiful historic venue, please do not hesitate to order a brochure or enquiries@squaretower.co.uk">contact us to arrange a viewing.