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Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the South’s leading conferencing and concert venues.

A unique and iconic venue, centrally located in the heart of Portsmouth, the Guildhall has a range of flexible conference and meeting spaces, including a 2000 seat auditorium to accommodate all your event needs.

Easily accessible by road or rail with car parking in the vicinity, the Guildhall is available for part or exclusive use, offering quality on-site catering, technical support, hospitality opportunities and excellent value for money.

The Guildhall’s nine versatile spaces can be set in a range of formats to suit events of all sizes, each room with its own fascinating history, character and stunning features.

Immerse your delegates in the rich heritage and dramatic architecture of this inspirational setting which hosts world-class entertainment and has seen the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Pink Floyd and Bastille all perform over the years.

A competitive Day Delegate package is available which includes room hire, refreshments, WiFi, screen and projector.

Known for its sell-out Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties and party packages, the venue is in high demand for AGMs, networking and team building events, dinners and awards shows.

As a licensed venue, there is nowhere that can offer a more magnificent entrance to your wedding day. The grand bronze doors and Guildhall steps make a beautiful backdrop for photographs of your special day, and the Guildhall’s all-inclusive wedding package is ideal for intimate occasions to large scale celebrations.

With 125 years of experience hosting world-class events, your event is safe in the Guildhall’s hands. Their dedicated and professional team will guide you from initial enquiry to post event, ensuring that every detail is meticulously delivered.


The Guildhall Trust, the charity that runs Portsmouth Guildhall, is committed to reducing the impact that its operations and activities can have on the environment and has now teamed up with Ecologi in a new initiative to plant trees and offset carbon impact.

Through the initiative, for each Conferencing event held in the main auditorium, The Trust will fund 100 trees to be planted through Ecologi. There are also plans for the scheme to be widened out to other carbon offset projects and concert audiences in the coming months.

Ecologi is an environmental organisation that facilitates the funding of carbon offset projects and tree planting around the world. It is their mission to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year. As of today, Ecologi has planted 50 million trees and offset 2.2 million tonnes of CO2 through projects verified by Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard, a certification supported by bodies such as WWF and United Nations.

The new initiative is just one way in which The Guildhall Trust has made changes to reduce the impact of its operations. Others have included changing to LED lighting throughout the venue, recycling and changing to oxo-biodegradable flexy-glass and veg-ware materials in its bars and Square Kitchen café. The venue is proud to have achieved and retained an ‘A’ for the building’s energy performance operational rating – a great achievement when public buildings typically score a ‘D’.

For more information about The Guildhall Trust’s sustainability initiatives please see the Guildhall website.

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  • Accessible Lift
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Cloakroom
  • Computer Projection
  • Dance Floor
  • Desks / Tables
  • DVD available
  • Flipcharts Available
  • In House Audio Visual Technicians
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Microphones
  • Natural Daylight
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open all year round
  • Overhead Projector
  • Photocopier
  • Private Bar
  • Projection Screen
  • Stage Lighting
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Tiered Seating
  • TV & Video Available
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wooden Floor

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Room / Unit Features

  • 3 Phase Power Connection all rooms
  • Black out facilities some rooms
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Modem point some rooms

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Information Point


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Portsmouth Guildhall

Type:Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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