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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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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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Wedding Day

As soon as we walked into the square tower, we knew this is where we wanted to get married - ceremony and reception. Helped along by the fact we were shown around by the fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
Sarah S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

As soon as we walked into the square tower, we knew this is where we wanted to get married - ceremony and reception. Helped along by the fact we were shown around by the fantastic Steve Hender. There was literally nothing Steve & his wife Julia could have done more for us. Their extensive experience shone through and made us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

this was a special treat for me as for 60 years i have been a follower of bluegrass music, however the point of my review is not the concert but the wonderful setting and atmosphere of this lovelyand unique venue. set in what would appear to be a medieval castle keep this little theatre seats approx. 120 persons so is... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Attended a surprise birthday party at the Square Tower. Venue is brilliant and event was good value, especially the bar!

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Thank And941
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We got married at the Square Tower and my husband arranged a surprise (to me!) 5th wedding anniversary there for us recently. We have attended various events here since our wedding, but have not since dealt directly with the charming custodians of the Tower, and it was a joy to discover that Steve and Julie are as easy to deal... More 

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portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

A stunning wedding location. Steve and Julia , who run the Tower are a great couple. Nothing is too much trouble and all my guests loved the location. The tower is hired for 2 hours and we had the wedding and drinks reception there. You can do the reception too, but we went on to a hotel. We used the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Really we'll kept & great to see. Thank you to the council. What a beautifully quiet place & lovely to be able to reflect in such surroundings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Just been to the square tower for the best home made food ever. Soup or a roll fished with a lovely cake and coffee. This food is the best homemade I have had in a very long time. Delightful surroundings, great table decoration and lovely atmosphere. You will not be dissapointed at all. It's only once a month but I... More 

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1 Thank Maxwell196
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Such an interesting space. Have been to see theatre productions and music gigs. Always keep a look out for whats on there

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1 Thank KerriM123
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Went to this venue for my Granddaughter naming ceremony what a lovely place. Very different to any other place I have been to before. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Would recommended this venue to all friends to visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Can we offer an immense 'thank you' for all yourselves - Steve and Julia Hendon, and your 'team' did before, during and after our daughter's wedding on 21st December 2015. We cannot speak more highly of you all. The time spent with my wife and I at the Square Tower many months ago and subsequently several times with our daughter... More 

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