Ceremony & Arrival
Fit for royalty
Ceremony & Arrival

Ceremony & Arrival

Fit for royalty

The stately ceremonial steps leading to the majestic one-tonne bronze doors were until recently only available for use by royalty, but are now also available to you for the grandest of entrances.

Three rooms are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships, including the Lord Mayor Banqueting Room, with seating for up to 120 guests. Arrange your own music, unique decorations or floral arrangements, our events team will work with you to bring your ideas to life.

The legalities of the marriage are arranged and conducted by the Registry Office. You would need to ensure that the registrars are available to perform the ceremony on your chosen day and time before making a reservation with us at the Guildhall. Registrars fees are not included in our room hire charge.

Portsmouth Room The Portsmouth Room is available for wedding breakfasts as well as the wedding ceremony itself. Newly refurbished, the elegantly designed room is both bright and spacious. creating the perfect setting fo your wedding day. It also boasts its own private bar and lounge area for the evening reception.

Lord Mayors Banqueting Room Rich in history, the Lord Mayors Banqueting Room offers the perfect space for an intimate wedding ceremony or wedding breakfast for upto 120 people. Its elegant, all original features are set off by the large windows and high ceilings; creating a bright space perfect to celebrate your special day. Located on the Lord Mayors Floor, the Banqueting Room offers the kind of decadence you would expect from such a majestic building.

Harlequin The all original features and quirky decor of the Harlequin provide quite the impact on arrival. The bright and airy space can seat up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and even boasts its own private bar. Located on the Ground Floor, the Harlequin has an original character, and can also been used as a break out space for weddings and dinners in the Main Auditorium.

Contact our wedding team today for more information:

 023 93870 200/enquires@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk