Weddings
We have a variety of spaces catering for a whole host of wedding party sizes
Weddings

Weddings

We have a variety of spaces catering for a whole host of wedding party sizes

One of the most visually dramatic additions to the city’s horizon, Portsmouth Guildhall is the perfect location for your wedding day. Best known for its beautiful exterior and steps leading to the grand bronze doors; Portsmouth Guildhall offers the most magnificent of entrances.
 
Portsmouth Guildhall is most famous today as the city’s leading entertainment venue, but the history of this iconic building also shines a light on the antiquity of the whole city. Originally completed in 1890, the Guildhall fell victim to Second World War bombs in 1941, causing extensive damage to the back and interior of the building, however the front exterior remained undamaged. With a rich heritage, Portsmouth Guildhall is an impressive backdrop with a fascinating history that is sure to provide you with the most fantastic of wedding days.

   

We have a variety of different rooms to accommodate your preferences; all of them have a slightly different look and feel. 

Portsmouth Room

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

    

Harlequin 

The all original features and quirky décor 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 be used as a break out space for weddings and dinners in the Main Auditorium.

   

Zodiac Gallery 

The artwork that surrounds the walls of the Zodiac Gallery remains the largest acid stained glass mural in the world, and among the most important in existence. The beautiful surroundings are perfect for the wedding breakfast, with this fantastic space catering for up to 120 people; as well as being a great space for the evening buffet and reception.

  

  

Freda Swain Lounge 

Adjacent to the Zodiac Gallery, the Freda Swain Lounge is a fantastic space to hold an evening reception.  Comfortable sofas surround the room, with a dance floor for the more adventurous guests. The Freda Swain Lounge also boasts its own fully-stocked bar. 

  

Lord Mayor's 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 featurs 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. 

 

Contact us today for a tailor made quote or copy of our Wedding Brochure

Please call 02393 870182 or email enquiries@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk