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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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Wonderful wedding venue.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane J
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Southampton

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Southampton
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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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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 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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 9 October 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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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 9 October 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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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 

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