The Square Tower
Built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII, the Square Tower on Broad Street in Old Portsmouth has many stories to tell thanks to its diverse history, and today stands proud as a venue for a wide spectrum of events.
Initially designed as part of the fortifications to protect the rapidly-expanding Naval Port, the Square Tower now hosts weddings, craft fairs, theatre productions, parties, and live music, amidst other things.
The Square Tower, which has also been used as the home of the Governor of Portsmouth, a semaphore signalling tower, a provisions store for the Royal Navy, and a gunpowder store, is fully licenced to house plays, films, bands, and singers.
The historic structure is renowned for being one of Hampshire’s most popular wedding venues, with a lower hall which can seat up to 100 people and an upper hall capable of accommodating up to 80 people.
Some of the tower’s best-loved music events are hosted by Square Roots Promotions, a Portsmouth-based entertainment organiser specialising in booking and hosting the very best in roots, americana, folk, nu-folk, country, alt-country, and singers/songwriters.
The opening times of The Square Tower often depend on the events being hosted there on any respective day. The attraction typically isn’t open to the public on a daily basis.