Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it that Southsea Castle is a dream location for your wedding or event! Here are some of the testimonials we’ve had from previous guests who have organised their events within our walls.

Guy and Lucy

Guy and Lucy, by Jasmine Andrews

“We want to say the biggest thank you to you and the team for all of your hard work. We really appreciated all you did for us.

As our original venue unfortunately had to cancel our booking two months before the wedding date due to the pandemic, we were incredibly impressed with how you managed to help us organise the perfect day in such a short timescale. Ruth went above and beyond to allow us to visit the Castle (and the Keep in particular) so quickly once we made our initial enquiry and very promptly on a Saturday morning. We appreciated how calm and organised you were about everything. We appreciated the prompt responses to emails and any last minute tweaks.

On the day itself the team took any pressure off of our shoulders completely. We felt fantastic and extremely welcome in the space, despite the terrible weather which did not matter to us in the slightest. The ceremony room was decorated so beautifully and it was set out for our families to be able to distance from one another safely. The reception room was also wonderfully set out and decorated. We loved the little wooden hearts. From our perspective the whole day seemed to run so effortlessly, although I am certain this is because you were all so organised and kind.  We were very grateful to the staff for allowing us to livestream the wedding to friends and family who could not be there in person. The ceremony room did not feel empty with only 15 of us and it was a beautiful ceremony.

The catering team were also fantastic. It was all arranged rather last minute but it was perfect. The staff assisted us by serving plated up canapes and passing us drinks. It was not the drinks reception we are all used to but it worked perfectly. The canapes themselves were delicious.

Overall we would highly recommend Southsea Castle as a romantic destination for a small wedding. The team helped us to make sure that the pandemic would not be a barrier to getting married. We felt comfortable with the measures put in place and it did not feel like we had to compromise.

Once again, thank you so very much for the part you and the team played in making our wedding day so very special.”