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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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My son and his fiancee had their wedding there. Great atmosphere. The staff were always available when needed without being obtrusive, and were helpful from the first visit to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
skater2409
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and his fiancee had their wedding there. Great atmosphere. The staff were always available when needed without being obtrusive, and were helpful from the first visit to the end of the wedding evening. They recommended a live band who were fantastic. A good variety of drinks at very reasonable prices. I can really recommend this venue for a... More 

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Comox, Canada
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178 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the Square Tower while on a walking tour of the seafront of Portsmouth. The building dates from the 15th century. Considerable history here. The Royal Navy used it for victualing the fleet in the 18th and 19th century, and now it is available to the public for their own victualing.

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Thank fred_cameron
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended the same wedding as the previous reviewer SB2750. It was my son's wedding. I agree with everything said. What a marvellous venue for a special wedding! So glad this was our venue. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank Debbie M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I attended my nephew's wedding here. What a wonderful venue for a wedding. The service was in an intimate room on the first level, from where we looked down to see the fairytale reception area on the ground level. Photos all on the seafront area then canapés and drinks in the sun on the roof or bar for the... More 

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2 Thank SB2750
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

On 3rd August 2016 in the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth, we held our wedding ceremony followed by a reception and an evening function. This marvellous day exceeded our expectations and the feedback we received from our family and guests was highly complimentary. They rated it as one of the best weddings they had experienced. Steeped in history, the venue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding ceremony at the Square Tower on Friday 5th August. We couldn't have chosen a better venue. From the beginning Steve and his wife were so helpful doing everything we asked of them. Both were so friendly and helpful and this helped to make our day run smoothly. They served our drinks for us after the ceremony... More 

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Thank Ashlee A
Fareham, Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time visiting the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth. As a venue for a wedding reception, this place is great. Access to the rooftop with its view over the Solent until six in the evening allowed all the guests to enjoy the late afternoon sun. Spread over three floors, there is a bar area, a dance floor... More 

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Thank Chris24804766
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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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Thank Sarah S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank larry w
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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