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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-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Tudor House

Tudor House provides a romantic, intimate and memorable setting to make your special day a perfect day. It also offers many attractive backgrounds for fantastic wedding photographs.

We are licensed to conduct weddings and civil ceremonies in the Georgian Room, which accommodates up to 35 guests. You can also use the Georgian Room to hold your reception or wedding breakfast.

Alternatively, you can hire the stone built 11th century King John’s Palace, at the foot of Tudor House garden. King John’s Palace is uncovered, but if you wish you can arrange to have a marquee erected. You can discuss catering options with us when you book.

If you wish to hold your wedding or civil ceremony in Tudor House, you will need to contact the Registry Office to arrange for a Registrar:



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.


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.