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Enquiries: 023 8083 4242 | Closed: Fridays
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Enquiries: 023 8083 4242Closed: Fridays | Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-4pm (Last entry 3.15pm)

Tudor House

Southampton’s most unique venue provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Say “I do” in the historic Georgian Room overlooking the Tudor Knot Garden before greeting your guests as a married couple in the atmospheric 16th century wood-panelled Banqueting Hall.

Within 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 specially hired for your wedding photography 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 hold up to 40 people for your reception.

If you would like more information on venue hire at Tudor House & Garden, please call 023 8083 4536 or email museums.hire@southampton.gov.uk.


Georgian room (upstairs)

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 is a lovely ceremony venue with views overlooking the garden.

Capacity: 35 theatre style, 12 boardroom.

Prices and availability available on enquiry.


Banqueting Hall

Oak panelled walls make for an atmospheric and historic setting for any event. The Lord and Lady of the house would have sat at a high table at the end of the room, so this room is no stranger to hosting fine reception events.

Capacity: 35 guests standing/seated, 20 guests for a sit down meal (rectangular tables).

Prices and availability available on enquiry.


Georgian room (downstairs)

With school-style tables and chairs, our downstairs Georgian room works perfectly for training sessions and team building events. Easily adapted for meetings, this flexible space can accommodate most smaller functions.

Capacity: 35 theatre style, 18 boardroom.

Prices and availability available on enquiry.


King John’s Palace

Although it was never a palace and King John didn’t own it, this is an outdoor venue with a difference. What you will find here is a historic outdoor space with plenty of room to set up a range of activities. Outdoor electricity supply is available and you are welcome to install your own marquee.

Capacity: 60 standing.

Prices and availability available on enquiry.


Whole Museum

For larger events the entire house and garden is available for hire, offering a mix of useable space and historical interest. Guests will be free to explore the house and gardens with our friendly staff and volunteers on hand to help.

Availability: Seven days a week, after the museum closes at 5pm.
Capacity: Dependant on function

Prices and availability available on enquiry.