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Welcome to our fabulous historic venues
Our historic castles, towers and locations such as the City Museum, Charles Dickens Birthplace museum and the D-Day Museum offer a range of unique historical venues for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions. To find out which of our venues best suits your needs please email us at: email@example.com.
The stunning Southsea Castle, Henry VIII’s fortress, set against the glorious backdrop of the Solent, is one of Portsmouth’s finest wedding venues. Your wedding breakfast and evening reception can all be accommodated with ease within the suberb all year marquee, so your guests can relax from the moment they arrive. Your event will be managed by Yellow Kite, our on-site caterer and events manager, who will be attentive to your every need. Please contact Yellow Kite directly for information: visit their website www.yellowkite.org.uk or email Yellow Kite at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This year, the magnificent Portsmouth City Museum has been licensed for ceremonies. The ceremony room, the Esther Room, has a magnificent 17th century, carved fireplace and is decorated with romantic themed museum pieces. This room can hold up to 60 guests.
We have also licensed the small but significant Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum as an alternative venue. This special venue can hold up to 16 guests and can be used exclusively.
For event space only we are able to offer the D-Day Museum, especially for those looking for 1940s ambience.
The Square Tower, another building with impeccable Tudor credentials, is licenced for ceremonies. Steve Hender, who runs this venue, works closely with staff at Portsmouth Register Office to ensure your wedding runs like a dream. Please visit the Tower's website www.squaretower.co.uk, contact Steve by email at email@example.com or phone 07519 505785.
Directory of community venues
Whatever you need a venue for, you should be able to find somewhere suitable in the directory of community venues. Many of the venues which appear in this document support learning of all kinds and it is hoped the guide will help new groups who wish to find a place to meet to learn together will find it of value. The venues in this guide offer space to all kinds of groups and activities for all ages and interests and the variety of use reflects the huge range of interests of residents of the city. This guide has been developed as a partnership between Adult and Family Learning and Cultural Services with resources from the Transformation Fund project funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.