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The Square Tower

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Address: Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
Phone Number: 07519 505785
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Description: This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one...
This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one of the few remining Tudor buildings in Portsmouth.The Square Tower is fully licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies and is also available to hire for funeral and memorial services, naming ceremonies and other types of events.If you would like to visit the Square Tower or hire this atmospheric venue, please visit our website where you will find an events calendar listing our comprehensive programme of events and all of the contact details you need to get in touch with us.
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Civil partnership

I was invited to my friends civil partnership ceremony. It was all in medieval costume. It was a fantastic day. the food was presented as for a feast in medieval times. No cutlery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Jackie D
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was invited to my friends civil partnership ceremony. It was all in medieval costume. It was a fantastic day. the food was presented as for a feast in medieval times. No cutlery used served in wooden bowls. Each table was under the charge of a knight. While we were eating people were put in the stocks for various crimes.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We held a family wedding here at this historic venue. The weather was rubbish but it didn't matter, there were plenty of excellent photo opportunities inside.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to the tower for a retirement party at the end of February and what a good little venue it is. Catering was good, lots of tasty nibbles and nice staff. Would recommend it as a venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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410 reviews 410 reviews
250 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited the square tower via the heritage trail along Portsmouth waterfront. Interesting and free to have a leisurely walk around.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went to see New Apollo Productions Halloween Horrors Plays here perfect venue,atmospheric A quality showcase which gave me goosebumps.Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the square tower is just that .....a square tower....there are stalls inside selling local art.....and the view from the top is worth the visit

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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136 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is well worth a look as there are many events that take place in the square tower and walking along the walls and the round tower is great to see the ferries going by!

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Romsey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On the third Sunday of the month there is am art and craft exhibition , it is fairly small but all the work is created by hand by local people. There is also a pop up cafe selling lovely homemade cakes and scones, free entry. If you are out for a brisk walk pop in for a look and a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On the 29th of December my daughter and son-in-law held their blessing and reception at the Square Tower. What an amazing memorable day. Steve and Julia (the owners) were exceptional. They helped so much with the planning of the day, but on the actual day they were with us at every step of the day, thus making the occasion so... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had our wedding at the Square Tower on 16th June 2014 – this review should have been done ages ago but is somewhat belated due to a combination of suddenly being deployed to work abroad after the ceremony and then forgetfulness! Anyway, excuses over with, it has to be said that the venue is superb and just what we... More 

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