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The Square Tower

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Address: Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
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+44 7519 505785
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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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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Good visit as well as venue

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Becca R
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. They have a nice bar with reasonable prices £3 pint of real ale £10 bottle... More 

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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 pushed to find a nicer and better venue for awedding than this. Especially in Portsmouth.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 are wonderful hosts who made us feel welcomed and relaxed throughout, they were always very... More 

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

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 the Square Tower and taking the time to post your wonderful feedback! Best wishes Steve... More 

Hampshire UK
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101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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

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

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 More 

Southampton
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83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

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

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

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Reviewed 20 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 so professionally. We were blessed with gorgeous weather which enabled our guests to enjoy the... More 

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

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 More 

Wantage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Really nice intimate venue. Lovely staff. Convenient for old Portsmouth, lots of place to stay. Good view from roof.

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

Thank you so much; we hope to see again soon! More 

Hampshire
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was a truly lovely party wasn't it? We really enjoyed hosting the party and we feel really honoured that your friend chose the Square Tower! Best wishes Steve and Julia More 

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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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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 

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