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The Square Tower

Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
+44 7519 505785
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There is a reason the Square Tower is a popular wedding venue. It's a beautiful and historic... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
James R
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Wedding Bliss

Just had the pleasure of attending my brothers wedding here. Absolutely fantastic! Julia and Steve... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Julie S
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This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one of the few remaining Tudor buildings in Portsmouth.The Square Tower is fully licenced for wedding ceremonies and receptions and is also available to hire for parties and many other special 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
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Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
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+44 7519 505785

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

There is a reason the Square Tower is a popular wedding venue. It's a beautiful and historic building located in the middle of Old Portsmouth and right next to the sea. There's a choice of rooms to get married in as well as the amazing...More

Thank James R
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear James Thank you SO much for your lovely review, and in particular for the very kind things you said about Julia and me! It was a pleasure having your wedding at the Tower! Best wishes Steve PS Great hat!

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Just had the pleasure of attending my brothers wedding here. Absolutely fantastic! Julia and Steve do an amazing job co-ordinating the day and keeping things running smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with them, and love the new Elder Tower cocktail made with Julia's very...More

Thank Julie S
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Julie Thank you so much for your lovely review, and especially for the very kind things you said about Julia and me! And we're really glad you like the Elder-Tower cocktail. It went so quickly we've got none of the elderflower cordial left! With...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

The history of this tower starts in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII as part of the protection for the growing naval port. It has been the home of the Governor of Portsmouth, a semaphore signalling tower, and for a while by the Royal...More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve Many thanks for your very knowledgeable review! And next time we're open do ask to go up onto the roof terrace; from there the views are fantastic! Best wishes Steve

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Often used as a venue but shouldn't be ignored on a trip to Old Portsmouth. Good view of the harbour and neighbouring beaches, a picturesque place to sit.

Thank Becca R
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Becca Do come back soon! Best wishes Steve and Julia

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Obviously i'm going to review the gig. This is a great venue for a concert the acoustics are amazing. The company that puts on the gigs are Square Root Productions so if you get a chance to see anything here I would highly recommend it....More

Thank Glyn T
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Glyn We hope to see you at many more gigs. And thank you for your very kind review. We're really glad you think our bar's nice and our prices reasonable (we do try!). Best wishes Steve

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've been in the Square Tower a few times for various different events, and it never fails to please. The most recent was a wedding. Not being a very wedding-y person I can be abit amibivalent about all things wedding-related, however even I would hard...More

Thank Mayhawke
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed; we hope to see you at many wedding-y and non wedding-y events at the Tower in the future! And we're really glad you like the china; we do too! All the best Steve and Julia

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We held our wedding here and it was the perfect venue. The venue itself is perfectly set into 'Old Portsmouth' and feels very castle like. It was the perfect size for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception (60 - 70 people). Both Steve and Julia...More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Mystery Newly-Weds! Hey; what a lovely review; thank you so much! We're SO glad you enjoyed it so much and for the very kind words you said about Julia and myself! Do please pop back in so we can thank you personally for choosing...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great historib building enjoyed the wedding we attended .Would recommend the venue to others . Stunning position .

Thank Lin G
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Lin Thank you for your kind words; we're really glad you enjoyed the wedding and the Tower and yes, on a nice day the location is wonderful: We hope to welcome you back some day! Best wishes Steve and Julia

Reviewed 9 March 2017

A wonderful and historic wedding venue. Steve is a most attentive host and the venue is stunning. Don't let the outside of the building deceive you. We had a memorable time here. I would highly recommend it as a venue for a range of functions.

Thank Jane J
SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Dear Jane Thank you SO much for taking the time to write your lovely review! With the very best of wishes Steve

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I hired the Square Tower for a surprise party for my husband last Sunday and it really is a fantastic venue. Steve and Julia could not have been more helpful with the pre-planning and it was very reassuring to know that everything would be run...More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Hey; thank you SO much for your lovely review! It's lovely to hear that it worked so well for you, and all your lovely guests and especially the VIP Husband! Fondest wishes Steve and Julia

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valalamont
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Not sure of your budget but there are a couple of very nice B&Bs in Broad St really near the Square Tower or Holiday Inn is a short walk away which has a small gym & indoor pool.
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