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Portsmouth Guildhall, Lord Mayor's Banqueting Room

Location pin

Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB - 

  • Users

    Up to
    110 standing

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

From the grandeur of the Main Auditorium to the intimate surrounding of the neighbouring rooms, Portsmouth Guildhall has a space to meet your needs. With its central location, the Guildhall also benefits from excellent transport links and accessibility, making it the ideal choice, whatever your event. Hire one of our ten rooms for your seminar, banquet, party, training, networking event or business function.

Whether you are planning a meeting, training event, conference, exhibition, reception or dinner; Portsmouth Guildhall offers the best in both corporate and private party packages. Any of these functions will be made more memorable set against the backdrop of the fascinating history and stories that surround Portsmouth Guildhall.

Over recent years the building has been transformed into one of Hampshire’s leading cultural platforms for the arts, providing a world class venue for private and commercial entertaining in the heart of the city.

Best known as the South of England’s prime live entertainment venue, Portsmouth Guildhall aims to become Hampshire’s main business hub offering a unique selection of conference halls and breakout spaces.

Rich in history, this decadent room with high ceilings and original features is bathed in natural light from its grand windows.
Located on the second floor, the Banqueting Room offers grandeur fit for the Lord Mayor and is ideal for conferences, meetings and dinners.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 110

Theatre

Theatre

up to 110

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 40

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 66

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • tuesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • wednesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • thursday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • friday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    0:00 - 24:00

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Disabled access

Disabled access

Flipchart

Flipchart

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Other

AV & catering prices available

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

Cancellation policy

Cancellation by Client Cancellations more than six months prior to the event will result in the loss of the full deposit. Cancellations between three to six months prior to the event will result in a 50% of total charge being due. Cancellations less than three months prior to the event will result in full charge being due.

Location

Reviews

  • Maria

    Invalid Date

    We recently went for comic con. They usually have good events on and this was no exception. The best toilets are definitely in the basement. They have a few bars, a main stage and various other multipurpose rooms available. It's a beautiful building and an important Portsmouth location. Very accessible.

  • Kathryn Blake

    November 2023

    First visit for The Lottery Winners on 16/11/2023. Every single member of staff were friendly, helpful and a joy to interact with. The Guildhall itself is in a great location and I love that you get a great view of the stage no matter where you're stood! Can't wait for another visit.

  • Tom Gorham

    October 2023

    One of the best concert venues I've been to - big enough for a decent crowd but not so massive it engulfs and overwhelms you. Friendly staff and well run!

  • Laura Minde

    August 2023

    Such an amazing building! Ancient historical details, amazing architecture. A place where you want to stay longer.

  • Pauline Lister

    November 2023

    Had a great time, great show, went to see Janette & Aljaz from Strictly Only one problem, we were in the most expensive seats in the place but you couldn't see their feet dancing!!!! Surely that can't be right.

  • Teodor Ivanov Zhelyazkov

    Invalid Date

    Great place for concerts, stand up comedy graduation ceremonies and other type of performances. The Lord Mayor offices are here as well as the City Council chamber. The Guildhall hosted the International Comic Con for first time in 2018 and they will do so again in 2019.

  • Jeff Upson

    July 2023

    Nice venue, paid for the meal but for some reason it got cancelled. I downloaded the app to pre-order drinks. I would definitely advise doing this as the queues can be very long in the interval. The place is dated and has a grubby look to it. Could definitely do with a fresh up. But all in all a good venue and plenty of parking near by