As one of Southampton’s most unique venues, Tudor House & Garden provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding or special event. Revealing over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town, Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives of its residents over the centuries. The beautiful building and garden can be hired exclusively or on a room-by-room basis for weddings, events, parties, launches, meetings, filming and much more.
Tudor House is a licensed venue and our catering team can provide delicious lunches, light refreshments, afternoon tea, cold buffet, canapés and drinks receptions for your guests.
Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Say “I do” in the historic Georgian Room overlooking the Tudor Knot Garden before greeting your guests in the atmospheric 16th century wood-panelled Banqueting Hall for your drinks reception In the garden you can capture treasured memories against the striking backdrop of King John’s Palace. This impressive stone building, steeped in over a thousand years of history, can be hired specially for your wedding reception providing a unique reminder of your special day. While the location is outdoors, you are welcome to hire a marquee for the occasion.
The Georgian Room can accommodate your ceremony with up to 35 guests in a variety of room layouts. The Banqueting Hall can also seat up to 35 for a ceremony and hold up to 40 for a standing reception.
Spaces available for hire
Thought to have originally dated from the 17th century with substantial alterations in the 18th century, this is one of the larger rooms in the house. This bright space is a very popular ceremony venue with views overlooking the garden. The space is flexible and is also ideal for meetings, workshops and talks. The room can seat 35 in rows, 12 – 20 with tables and is accessible via stairs or lift.
Oak panelled walls make for an atmospheric and unique setting for a ceremony, reception or event. With features including the large mullion window, Tudor fireplace and minstrel’s gallery. Perfect for standing receptions, private events and as a fascinating talking point. The space can seat up 35 people for a ceremony, 20 for a reception or 40 standing.
This downstairs space looking out on the garden is perfect for training sessions, birthday parties and team building events. Seats a maximum of 35.
King John’s Place
An outdoor venue with a difference, this historic outdoor space has capacity for 60 and lends itself to a range of events. Electricity is available and you would be welcome to hire in a marquee.
An ideal space for your wedding photographs, summer reception and much more.
For more information about hiring any of our spaces and to arrange a viewing please contact us via email Museums.Hire@southampton.gov.uk or call us on 02380 83 4688.
Tudor House is centrally located and easily accessible from Southampton Central train station, the Port of Southampton, Red Funnel ferry terminal, the M27 and M3 motorways.
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As we navigate through the current situation our venue hire offer is changing, with reduced availability and lower capacities. All our venues are COVID-secure and available for hire. Please contact us for more information and to find out if we can accommodate your event.