We booked our wedding reception at the Queens Hotel after it was recommended to us by a friend. It was the perfect day all around and having it at the Queens really made it that much more special. From the minute all of our guests arrived until the last one left the following morning everyone recieved 1st class service. Having a wedding at the Queens is never going to be cheap, but this really was a case of "you get what you pay for." And was worth every penny. Every member of staff that dealt with us was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and they were never far away if you needed them for anything. The food was great and all of our guests commented on how nice the food was. The lay out of the table with all the decorations was perfect and made one bride very happy! We even had a member of staff Chris who was in charge of looking after our wedding giving us advice on the best way to set out a wedding reception such as the best time to cut the cake etc. That made such a difference as the reception had a far better structure to it than we had planned. Another nice touch by the Queens was that we hadn't thought of hiring a wedding cake table. When we arrived the cake was sat on one at no extra charge and no member of staff even mentioned it to us. A real classy touch. The director of the hotel even came over and asked how it was going and took a genuine interest in our day, which we thought was nice. All in all a fantastic day had by everyone and just so glad we made the right choice and had our big day at the Queens.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original Queen's hotel was known as Southsea House and was built by the architect Augustus Livesay, in 1861. It was then a large private house owned by Sir John and Lady Morris and was later transformed into one of the first hotels in Southsea by William Kemp Junior, this is when it became known as the Queen's Hotel. In the late 18th century the Queen's Hotel had a yacht club that stood behind it called the Royal Albert and was also surrounded by woods, which were then called Stone Woods.On December 8th 1891 in the early hours of the Sunday morning a disastrous and fatal fire occurred. Aided by strong winds it raged until the whole of the premises had been completely gutted. The Hotel was rebuilt in 1903 by the architect T.W.Cutler into the splendid building that stands today, complete with its Edwardian baroque style in brown terracotta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel Portsmouth