Groundlings Theatre

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£1700 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian building providing a wonderfully unique space to exchange vows.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available


Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
We provide much more than just the hire of a venue as you will be supported by an experienced wedding planner who will provide an exceptional service to assist with all your needs in planning your special day. All weddings include the option of a free tour for guests to keep people busy during any quiet moments. Want to make your day personal to your tastes? With us you can cater the drinks available at the bar to your own taste - like a particular wine or beer, just let us know and we will get it in stock. Our experienced team have strong personal contacts with other wedding services such as caterers and DJs who they have worked with before and will be happy to pass on recommendations. Our location is only two minutes away from the registry so either hold your entire wedding with us or just the reception and cater the day exactly to your preference. For even more convenience we have a car park on site and are just two minutes away from Portsmouth Harbour Train Station, The Hard Bus Interchange, The Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays and more importantly just two minutes away from the Sea!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Laura Owens
I have 8 years experience in Weddings and events and have been with Groundlings for 2.5 years. I love working with Brides & Grooms and helping make their vision come to life. The great thing about Groundlings is that it is such a versatile space and already delivers a wow factor for your guests so whether you want a cool, relaxed vibe or a more formal experience, we can help you have the perfect day.


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Location & Contact Details


42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS, England

Travel Notes

We are two minutes away from Portsmouth Harbour Station, The Hard Bus Interchange and Gunwharf Quays

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Portsmouth Harbour

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

South England Prestige Awards - Historic Theatre of the Year 2020

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of them! Every wedding is unique, beautiful and full of love.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

No question is too small or silly. If in doubt ask, the last thing you want is any uncertainties in the run up to your Wedding.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personalised leather jacket for the Bride

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, historic, interesting, beautiful, enchanting

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of our beautiful Venetian Window, the perfect spot for Golden Hour photos!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Miniature Yorkshire pudding with roast beef

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cake. Any kind!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our wardrobe which stretches the length of the building and contains over 10,000 items of costumes and props.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The volunteers who dedicate so much time and energy into making the building look good and to deliver our events and productions. Many of them will be present at Weddings looking after our guests