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Southsea Castle is a historical wedding venue set in Hampshire, England. Here you can experience panoramic views of the picturesque Isle of Wight, tie the knot within Henry VIII's castle walls, and host a lively reception in an exclusive marquee. If you wish to spend your special day in one fairytale location, look no further than the historical beauty of Southsea Castle.

Facilities and Capacities

Southsea Castle can cater to wedding ceremonies and receptions, offering magical spaces for each pivotal moment during your wedding day. To ensure that you are prioritised throughout the occasion, they offer all-day exclusive hire of the castles Keep and Marquee. Your ceremony can be held in the castle's keep overlooking the Solent. This ceremony space is accessible by drawbridge making for an authentic historical experience. They can accommodate up to 48 seated and 8 standing attendees during your ceremony. If you have a longer guest list, their marquee is licensed for ceremonies of up to 120 guests. Southsea Castle's marquee is also available for use during your reception, with ample space for live entertainment. This area is equipped with a bar and can host up to 200 standing attendees.

Services Offered

Southsea Castle offers on-site caterers who can provide your wedding party with food and beverages throughout your event. Their team can offer champagne and canapes after your ceremony and a four-course dinner for your reception. Their skilled chefs also provide afternoon tea and dessert options. To ensure that your special day unfolds seamlessly, Southsea Castle offers the help of their experienced event managers to assist you with all of the details leading up to your wedding.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
In the city

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3PA Southsea (Hampshire)
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