Perfect for any large scale events from conferences to dinner dances, the Main Auditorium not only offers you the wow-factor but can be dressed to fit your event needs. Based on the Ground Floor, with its own stage, draping and curtains, the Main Auditorium can be shrunk to fit an intimate dinner or opened up for a large exhibition.
Seating up to 2,009 theatre style, there are also several smaller areas are available for exhibitions, lunches, presentations and seminars.
With a main-line railway station and multi-storey car parking just two minutes walk away, the Guildhall’s central location and prestigious address is a big plus when considering your choice of venue.
Technical support and in-house catering for up to 600 people is available from the same team of professionals who are responsible for providing the high quality services enjoyed by all of our major corporate clients, VIP guests and royalty.
Contact the conference team on 023 93870 200 with details of your enquiry.
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Award Shows and Large Dinners
Our staff can utilise their full range of professional skills and knowledge to create a bespoke service.
We cater daily for over 500 people across a broad spectrum of requirements; from royal state banquets to daily staff restaurants. Consequently our staff can utilise their full range of professional skills and knowledge to create a bespoke service for you.Our banqueting team will guide you through all the stages of planning your day at the Guildhall. A variety of menus are available for you to choose from or we can work with you to create a bespoke menu. We are also pleased to cater for specific dietry needs and children.
In recent years we have had a variety of large dinners and award shows, including JP South Events, Titchfield Boxing Club and Portsmouth Students' Union.
Over recent years portsmouth Guildhall has been the venue of choice for a variety of large exhibitions, including events for Memo Events, PMN Wedding Fayres and Shaping Portsmouth. The whole of the building can be hired which includes The Harlequin, North Foyer and Main Auditorium Stalls and Upper Stalls (all situated on the Ground Floor), Main Auditorium Circle, Portsmouth Room, Zodiac Gallery and Freda Swain Lounge(all situated on the First Floor). The venue lends itself well to break out spaces with the possibility of creating synidicate rooms and break out spaces for teas, coffees and lunches. Alternatively the whole of the Ground Floor can be hired.
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