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Address: Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
Phone Number: +44 7519 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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Quintessential and fabulously divine

Wow I very much enjoyed the experience. A friends birthday tea party. Wonderfully warm and welcoming. Food was delightful, lovely home made lemonade. Tea in beautiful chine and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lazydazymazy
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Hampshire

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Hampshire
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow I very much enjoyed the experience. A friends birthday tea party. Wonderfully warm and welcoming. Food was delightful, lovely home made lemonade. Tea in beautiful chine and for me a delightful cup of coffee. Gentle back ground music playing , giving the opportunity to chat to other guests, often a rare thing these days as nobody were on their... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12/11/2016 Had our wedding party in this venue and couldn't be more impressed. Our guests were bowled over by the age and character of the building. We had our daughters singing group singing from the balcony above the acoustics were amazing the bar ran smoothly thanks to Mr & Mrs Hender and the bar man. We managed to fit the... More 

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Thank Dodgied
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review; I thought your daughter's singing group were amazing and I'm really glad the evening went so well for you! All the best Steve More 

England, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Quite a quiet part of Portsmouth which makes it even more special. Going to the roof here and looking out across Southsea and the IOW gives me tingles just thinking about it! Must see.

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Thank cupofteague
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thanks very much indeed; I agree: Looking out over the Solent is wonderful: Beautiful and really interesting. Do please come back and see it in the summer when the weather will encourage you to really take your time admiring the sea... Best wishes Steve More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

amazing building with lots of history "steve" was amazing with his knowledge and his overall enthusiasm for the building

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much; it's an incredibly easy building to enthuse about, and I'm really glad you like it's amazing history! Best wishes Steve More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Held our daughter's wedding recently. What a fantastic venue!! The owners of the business did us proud that day. Recommend it whole-heartedly

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Thank DancerPaul
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Hey; thank you so much for your lovely review! More 

Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I was here in sept for a family wedding, Steve and his wife are great and can't do enough for you to make the day special

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your really kind review; it's much appreciated, and we're really glad you had such a good time! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Hey; thank you SO much for writing such lovely things; we're delighted it went so well for you and the happy couple! More 

Comox, Canada
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192 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! And sorry it's taken us so long to respond! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond Maitre D Steve! More 

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