Portsmouth Guildhall exterior


Portsmouth Guildhall is a registered charity that is serious about music, art, education and entertainment, and our ambition is to become a major Hampshire business centre.  Attracting 235,000 people to Portsmouth Guildhall per year with our wide range of concerts and conferences we are one of the region's largest venues of its kind.

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.

An inspirational conference needs a setting to match, located in the heart of Portsmouth, the Guildhall offers extraordinary spaces with exceptional potential.

Portsmouth Guildhall is a historic venue showcasing world famous entertainment all year round.  Years past have seen the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Pink Floyd, and in more recent years Mumford and Sons, Bastille and Royal Blood. Why not share the space modern icons have performed on for years?

Veing the city's main conference centre and host to all the main civic functions, Portsmouth Guildhall offers a unique and alternative venue solution, in an original and stimulating environment. Architecturally dramatic, Portsmouth Guildhall houses not only the Main Auditorium but also a range of smaller spaces, hosting a variety of events each year including Christmas Parties, networking events and exclusive parties and awards shows.

With nine flexible spaces under one iconic roof, Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the most versatile and stylish venues of its kind. Our portfolio includes a range of beautiful spaces that can accommodate many different event needs, all housed in a distinctive building with a rich history.

Our professional and experienced events team can produce large scale events with ease and will be on hand to work closely with you  from start to finish, offering advice on everything from catering and lighting to staffing and technical facilities.

The Guildhall now offers a Day Delegate Package, for visitors to enjoy delegate rates and fresh bakes. The rates include room hire, three tea and coffee breaks, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, buffet lunch, screen and projector, flip chart, jugs of water and sweets on the tables, and WiFi.



  • 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


Map & Directions

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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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