Licenced wedding venue Hampshire, the Square Tower at Old Portsmouth
The Upper Hall at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth.
Wedding photo at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth with the Spinnaker Tower in the background.
The Square Tower, historic event venue, Old Portsmouth.



Tripadvisor Review - 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 June 2013

Amazing! You don't really know what BRILLIANT customer service is until you've had the pleasure of dealing with people like this, seriously!

We hired The Square Tower as a dinner venue following a sailing regatta we held for our staff to celebrate our business' 10th Anniversary. From the word go, there was nothing that Stephen, Julia, Lyndsay and Tom weren't prepared to do to make our event a roaring success. In our case, this included taking deliveries for the event at their home address in the week prior to the event, buying helium gas cannisters and inflating balloons for us, decorating the venue from tip to tail with bunting, pom-pom garlands, candles, and table centrepieces (including arranging flowers in vases) with minimal direction from our side. The team seemed to thrive on every challenge we threw at them, and wouldn't let us apologise for any last minute changes, saying instead "we love this sort of thing - it's what keeps it all exciting for us!".

The venue itself has a wonderfully warm atmosphere; it's breathtaking but still manages to feel cosy. We had around 55 people in two long banquet style tables, and a band on the same level - it felt completely the right size for what we wanted to do.

We've had only positive feedback from our staff about the dinner venue and service. I would DEFINITELY recommend this as a perfect Christmas dinner party venue or wedding reception venue.

The team are hugely experienced, but won't force their ideas on you; if you get stuck, they'll find a way to make it work.

We're SO pleased we chose this venue. If we could, we'd come back every year!


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This piece titled Medieval Wedding was composed by local musician Andrew Payne for a wedding ceremony at the Square Tower. It perfectly compliments the historical period of the towers construction and was a beautiful addition to the wedding ceremony.

If you cannot hear the music, but would like to, please click this link - Medieval Wedding by Andrew Payne.


The Square Tower team is always proud to host weddings within it's historic, atmospheric walls, but Pete H believes it is the best wedding venue in Hampshire! You can read his review and others on Trip Advisor. Thanks Pete.

Built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII, the Square Tower has had a varied history, it was designed as part of the fortifications to protect the rapidly expanding Naval Port.

The tower was also used as the home of the Governor of Portsmouth, a semaphore signalling tower, a provisions store for the Royal Navy and as a gunpowder store.

Open for business.

The Square Tower is fully licenced to stage plays, films, live music and serve alcoholic drinks from 9am to 10pm, seven days a week.

This historic setting is perfect for a wedding, business meetings, product launches, fairs, art exhibitions and workshops. In fact the Square Tower is one of the most popular Hampshire Wedding venues.

The Lower Hall can seat up to 100 people and the Upper Hall can accommodate up to 80 people. Both of these rooms can be configured to suit your particular event.

Please feel free to browse our site and see the range of activities that this historic site can offer. If you do not see the specific event or activity that you are interested in holding, or you want to make an enquiry or merely ask a question, please feel free to contact us by email at we will be pleased to help.

We are passionate that this unique historic venue be used by and opened up to the public as much as possible.

Telephone: 07519 505785

Tea room at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

In the press.

Visit our press page to view articles about the Square Tower.

Controls for the Medieval Wedding music written by Andrew Payne